In 1965, a small group of people met often for prayer with a deep burden for a spiritual awakening for the Gulf Coast area. From the prayer meetings came a vision of children and young people being trained daily in the Word of God who would become the leaders of the next generation. The vision became a reality in 1970 when Central Christian School opened her doors for the first time with forty-five students and four teachers for grades K5 through grade six.
The next year enrollment was doubled. Another grade was added each year until grade twelve was reached. Growth continued to a peak of 325 students in 1978. Although enrollment dipped in the 1980's, God continued to use the school in ministering to young people and their families. Since the early 90's, enrollment has increased each year with curricular improvements as well as continued enhancement of extra-curricular programs.
In more recent years, a multipurpose building was added which houses middle and high school classrooms, a cafeteria, computer lab and a stage along with a gymnasium and locker rooms. To God be the glory; great things He has done. Central continues to seek to help students know God in a personal and intimate way while providing a superior Christ-centered education...to know Him is to love and serve Him with all of one's heart.
Central Christian School is a non-denominational Christian school that offers a superior educational opportunity for qualifying students from preschool through 12th grade. It is the mission of Central Christian School to work closely together with the home and church in providing a Christ-centered spiritual, academic and physical foundation in a nurturing environment to produce citizens who will be a transforming influence in their world.
We believe that the very essence of a student's Christian education is not only academic, but should include the integration of scripture and the application of biblical truth in every aspect of life. The vision that we share with our students and the attitudes with which we equip them will enable them to: 1) become principled adults whose lives are lived in relationship with God; 2) bless their fellow humans by their commitment to love and justice. We believe that Christian education is for Christian life. It is the call of our students to be conformed to the model of Christ in the whole of their existence - in the whole framework of their beliefs, in the whole complex of their feelings and attitudes, and in every spectrum of their actions.