"CCS is best known for our diversity, technology, and integrated curriculum."
Students enrolled 289
Hours 8:20 AM - 3:20 PM
School leader Joshua Crane
Transportation options None
Type Religious
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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700 S Hanley Rd
St. Louis, MO 63105

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(314) 727-4535
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5 stars
Based on 31 ratings

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April 27, 2014
I overheard a school leader talking with a teaching candidate near the office the other day, and I heard her share what is a CCS motto of sorts, "Why not both?" i.e. Why shouldn't a child have a rigorous academic environment and a spiritually excellent environment? When did our world start claiming that you had to choose or sacrifice one for the other? At CCS, we get both. My children are positively challenged on a daily basis, being stretched to think outside the box, apply their core learning, work collaboratively with others and more. They are also grounded in the prayers of their teachers, the word of the Lord, Biblical perspective on what they are learning, and Godly leadership. At CCS, you get both, and I am ever grateful.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2014
I'm so grateful Central married a Christian worldview with superior academics. I know my kids are getting well-prepared for secondary school and becoming critical thinkers. I'm so sad our oldest child is graduating this year - there's truly no other school in St Louis like Central. It's commitment to diversity is one of the things that drew our family there - we want our Caucasian son and daughter to love others, to not stereotype, to see things from another's perspective. I believe Central is maturing them in that way. The school not only HAS diversity, but it is truly seeking to STEWARD that diversity well. I wish I could have gone to Central Christian School as a little girl.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2014
Amazing community to be part of. Open conversations between teachers and parents working together to teach covenant children. All of this and teaching with the best curriculum taught from a Biblical Worldview.

- submitted by a teacher
April 14, 2014
Central Christian School is an awesome school. My son and daughter love going to school everyday. I have a background in teaching and I know that every school has parents who say there is too much or not enough homework. To balance that for my children I have other lessons at home. Just because I pay tuition doesn't mean I am going to completely depend on any school to educate my children. As a parent I feel a responsibility to challenge my children too. CCS teachers offer a lot of internet resources that enhances my children learning. The teachers and staff at CCS are wonderful and helpful. Too bad it doesn't go to eighth grade.

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2014
My school is AMAZING. It is academically rigorous, yet loving and Christ centered. It is diverse, but unified.

- submitted by a teacher
April 10, 2014
Our family has been a part of Central Christian School for several years. Both of my children graduated already with an excellent academic education. We love CCS.

- submitted by a community member
April 09, 2014
Central Christian is a great school! It is top notch academically! It is a great community school, balanced, diverse, challenging, fun, and engaging. Our children will be well equipped for their next level of education as well be able to navigate successfully in our culture. Central Christian School is five stars plus!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2014
Our family has been at Central for 7 years. Our three very different children are educated by passionate, Christ-centered educators every day who care deeply for them personally and about how they will impact the world for Christ. Central is also committed to rigorous academics. My children are challenged to stretch themselves, and I know they are well prepared for middle school and beyond. Central is much more than a school. It's family, and I can't imagine our family anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2014
CCS is a phenomenal place where caring, creative, committed staff assist students from a wide range of demograhpics in developing as whole people. Quality all the way around.

- submitted by a community member
April 07, 2014
Central Christian School is a wonderful school, where they are teaching and living real Christ like values. They have a strong academic program and I love that they are so art oriented. The childrens' art work is wonderful.

- submitted by a community member
April 07, 2014
We have all three of our children at this school. They all have very different learning styles ranging from sensory issues to dyslexia to gifted. CCS has been a great fit for all of them. The curriculum is all centered around the gospel with no sacrifice to rigorous academics. On top of that it has become our community. I have always found the faculty and staff to be loving and welcoming and the parents are very connected and involved.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2014
My 4 children have attended CCS beginning in 1998. My youngest graduated in 2013. It has been a wonderful school for my children and a wonderful community to be a part of as a teacher.

- submitted by a teacher
April 07, 2014
We have been at CCS for four years, and I could not imagine having my children anywhere else. They are truly seen as individuals, and their needs have been met above and beyond my expectations. The academic curriculum is top notch, but my children's social, emotional, and spiritual growth is also a priority. They getting a solid foundation for middle school, high school, and beyond.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2014
Our daughters are thriving at CCS. They are certainly growing academically, but I am especially thrilled with their spiritual, emotional, and social growth. We are so thankful they are learning in an environment where they are known, challenged, encouraged, and prayed over. CCS has fantastic teachers and staff, a supportive community of parents, and a relatively diverse population. The only thing I feel like my kids are not getting is an exposure to those in all SES classes, but the positives at the school make that a concession I'm willing to make at this point in their lives, and look for other ways to expose them to the world.

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2013
I never thought that I would keep my children in a private setting after junior kindergarten. But, how could we leave this school when it fulfills every one of my boys' needs? Both of my boys, now part of the elementary program, beg to go to school every day. They come home passionate about learning, eager to share the events of the day. Having taught in two nationally recognized public school districts, I can say with confidence that my boys are getting the academic building blocks that they need for life long success. Not only that, but they are getting the spiritual and social guidance that is necessary to fully prepare them for the world. I am grateful for CCS - so grateful that my family is changing course and planning to keep both of our boys at CCS through 6th grade!

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2012
A true community of people who are passionate about Jesus and excellent education. I have worked in several high quality schools (public and private), but I've seen nothing like the commitment to excellence in this school. Full of quality instructional strategies that are the best in research-based practices, teachers guide students of all abilities to achieving high standards of 21st century education. I also appreciate the leadership and professional development opportunities.

- submitted by a teacher
November 06, 2012
I am deeply grateful to work in this school community. Racial diversity and integration is a personal passion of mine, and I am blessed to work at a school that not only fosters these values but does so in such an authentic way. The teachers, the parents, the students - we all understand the special gift of diversity CCS has, and we hope to further it even more. A third of our student body is made up of children of color -- I hope this percentage grows and grows and grows in the years to come.

- submitted by a teacher
November 05, 2012
We have been a part of this school community for the last seven years. Our three children are very different in personality and learning style. We have found Central Christian School to be a place where all three of them can (and do) thrive. I am most impressed with the way the teachers engage with the children. They know them, love them and strive to teach them well.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2012
CCS is grace-based, yet still rigorous in a truly integrated way. After 7 years at the school, my kids truly think and learn, not recite facts. My boys have such different learning styles and needs on different ends of the spectrum, and CCS has met their needs all along the way. This school is unmatched in St. Louis.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2011
This school is lacking differentiation. They look good on paper, but the teachers are not equipped to teach to all levels of a child. If you want a rigorous, challenging academic school that is very homework driven and teaches to that one super smart child only, this is the school for you! Otherwise it would be beneficial to you to look elsewhere or you will be wasting your time and your child's education and happiness. We were very disappointed in this school in how my kids were taught.

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2010
CCS is a very thoughtful school that strives to educate each child according to the way that he/she has been created. It is a rich, diverse educational environment with dedicated teachers and excellent technological resources. It is also a great value for the tuition.

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2010
Couldn't be happier with this school -- strong academic program fully integrated with sound Biblical teaching, as well as a delightful community of parents and teachers. Day to day, what I enjoy about CCS is how much my children LOVE to go to school there, the individual attention they receive, and, by extension, how much they are loving learning! There is enthusiasm at CCS and a sense that this school is going great places with elementary education.

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2010
an outstanding Christian elementary school.... strong academics, quality teachers and headmaster, producing children with character.

- submitted by a community member
November 09, 2010
Central Christian School offers a challenging academic environment coupled with sound Biblical teaching. The administration and teaching staff strive toward excellence in educating the students, while at the same time nurturing their spirit to learn. The children are taught and loved for who they are and it shows in their smiling faces as they show up each day for school. I have and will continue to recommend Central Christian School to friends and family.

- submitted by a teacher
November 09, 2010
My kids love going to school every day. I am shocked each year how well my kid's teachers know them and care for them. They are challenged and loved and surrounded by a variety of people, not all one social class. Another unique aspect of the school is that they find where a child thrives and encourages the child in that gift.

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2010
We have two boys and one daughter at the school, each with different learning styles and gifts. Not only have the teachers met their specific needs- they have managed to individualize their learning while weaving it into the larger classroom. In addition to preparing our children academically, CCS teachers and staff are training them to be men and women of God with a servant's heart, discerning spirit and love for others. We wouldn't have our children anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2010
The school offers little differentiation for various learning styles. This school doesn't understand how to educate boys.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2010
This school offers incredible diversity and excellent community. The 3k and JK program is phenomenal and without reproach. The administration lacks positive guidance, therefore they are currently experiencing extreme turnover in their faculty, which is never a good indicator for overall success. The curriculum is behind like previously mentioned, and the faculty has not properly trained to differentiate for students.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2009
The Christian atmosphere and diversity are great, however, the curriculum is very behind and without structure.

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2008
Excellent Christian education for a reasonable tuition.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 25, 2008
Central Christian School is a wonderful school, because it offers a very challenging curriculum in a loving Christian environment.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2008
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We value and welcome various levels of diversity including ethnicity, learning styles, and socio-economic status. One third of our student population is African American. Our students come from over sixty different zip codes and forty different Christian churches.

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Central Christian School
700 S Hanley Rd, St. Louis, MO  63105
(314) 727-4535
Last modified Central Christian School is a Private school that serves grades PK-6
Central Christian School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 32 reviews. Top