Celebrating its 35th year, Community Christian School was first established by the First Evangelical Free Church in 1978. It is an accredited interdenominational institution geared for children entering preschool through eighth grade.
The church’s goal in moving the school into a building of its own is to show that the school is actually independent from the church. The commonly-held perception is that the school is tightly associated with the specific beliefs and denomination of the FEFC. However, 18 different churches currently have a few of their members’ children enrolled at CCS.
The CCS School Board purchased the building that was formerly used as the Holy Rosary School on March 27. The building, which sits on a four-acre piece of property, has its own kitchen, gymnasium, indoor basketball court, outdoor playground equipment and a ball field.
During the months of June and July, renovations are planned to begin. The school’s 24,000-square-foot facility will endure necessary maintenance repairs, cleaning and remodeling. The final touches are expected to be complete by early August. This will ensure that the classrooms will be grand-opening ready by Aug. 20 — the first day of school.
The project plans, however, do not end there. With the hopes of a 4 to 5 percent increase in enrollment each year, the FEFC has left room for expansions in its budget. As enrollment grows, the church plans on funding a 5,600-square-foot extension on the second floor of the building, giving students plenty of breathable working space.
The Community Christian School is focused on providing a faith-based education free from one particular denomination. It is the school’s goal to enable its students to grow not only through traditional teachings but also the teachings of Christ.
“I am committed to providing God’s best for our students,” says Margaret Shields, Dean of Students. “Come aboard and see how Christian education is one of the best investments you can make for your family.”
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