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Crossings Christian School

Private | PK-12 | 922 students

CCS offers college preparatory education through a Christian worldview.

 
 

Living in Oklahoma City

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $87,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $830.

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2011:
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Posted August 19, 2014

Minorities need not apply, no matter your credentials, ability to pay, your Christian experience etc.


Posted April 19, 2014

This school is great! I'm a student and the teachers here are beyond kind. This is a great school!


Posted March 7, 2014

I am so grateful for CCS. I have a child in PK and a 3rd grader there. My children LOVE going to school! They are cared for, supported, loved, and challenged. The teachers are wonderful! The families that attend are wonderful! Our family has found a true sense of community through CCS. We are all making life-long friends and enjoying the fellowship that comes from that. Keeping my children at CCS is a huge priority for us. I would sell my house, my cars, and eat beans and rice everyday before I would take my kids out of this school. It is worth every penny and I am so grateful we made the decision to join the family over 4 years ago. We look forward to many more years of joy as we grow with CCS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2013

Our family loves CCS! We have 3 children here and couldn't imagine being anywhere else! Our kids are growing academically and spiritually on a daily basis!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2013

Crossings Christian School is where our 4th graders and preschooler go to school. The school is awesome and facilitates a culture of kindness on a daily basis. Our kids love going to CCS! Many parents are involved at CCS and that involvement is encouraged and appreciated. We love CCS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2013

The phenomenal growth of CCS is a result of their commitment to spiritual development and focus on academic excellence. The high school has developed college workbooks and is introducing Naviance (also used at Casady and Heritage Hall) for college research and planning. Juniors have a full week of intense work on college application/essay. They currently have 7 AP classes and 20 Pre-AP and Honors courses, dual credit/concurrent enrolment courses are available for Juniors/Seniors through John Brown University, and they also offers a partnership with Francis Tuttle in Engineering and Medicine The CCS ACT average is 25 (national average - 21.1), and the SAT average is 2100 (national average - 1498). Eighth graders take EXPLORE (Pre-ACT), and 9th -11th graders take PLAN (pre-ACT) to prepare for ACT and SAT. We had only dreamed of finding a school that supported the values and training from our home. My children are growing in Christ, developing godly character, and are being prepared for a successful life. I am forever grateful for the CCS visionaries who made this school possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2012

I am a sophomore here and while no school is perfect, Crossings is superior compared to what I've seen at other so-called Christian schools in the metro. Attendance and punctuality are heavily encouraged. They don't focus on sports but the Booster Club encourages students to get involved in some way with extra curricular activities they offer. The school is growing all the time and still has a way to go thanks to the Lord. They will add a Middle School building (which means Middle schoolers are in the Upper School building for now), a baseball field, 6 tennis courts, and a real football stadium with a track. Everyone in the school is extremely friendly and ask if you like the school overall. The new Headmaster loves the students and wants the kids to have fun while running a tight ship at the same time. Parent involvement seems very high and the teachers care about the students' success. There's the saying, "You get what you pay for." That is a very true statement for the quality of education Crossings provides. I highly recommend this school if your looking for Christian education for your children.


Posted February 7, 2012

If you have not been to this school lately, you will be very pleased by their progress. They don't even advertise and it is growing by over 100 students per year. Where are these children coming from? Public schools that are over-crowded and ill- managed. Crossings is not for everyone. Their mission statement centers around Christ, and it unashamedly walks it. Children are not accepted unless at or above grade level. Children are encouraged to honor God with their excellence in all areas. Discipline is firm, yet loving. Parents are very involved and active. Communication between teachers and parents is impressive. Classes are challenging, and your child must make an effort to be here. You must see what God has done in the last few years at this amazing place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2011

Our granddaughters attend Crossings and we couldn't be more pleased. I am an elementary school teacher with a recent master's degree in curriculum and instructional design. Not only does this excellent school meet and exceed the global common core curriculum, it instills social conscience and awareness in a spirit-filled environment. The knowledge, confidence, and faith our granddaughters exude is truly inspirational. Thank you, faculty and staff at Crossings Christian School


Posted March 16, 2011

We are so blessed to have selected Crossings for our daughter's first experience in school in pre-K. She absolutely loves her teachers and friends. The school not only teaches our daughter her letters and numbers etc., but she also learns other important traits, such as how to respect and love others and most importantly how to love and follow God's teachings.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2011

This school has a long way to go before they can be considered a college prep school. If you are looking for a middle or high school that is academically challenging I do not recommend Crossings at this time. I also believe the school administration does not have the qualifications needed to run the school. The school board consists mostly of members from the church and their children do not attend the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2010

IF your kids are failing thats not crossings fault or any schools fault. This school is amazing. Go ccs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted September 23, 2010

Our children attended Crossings and we left due to concerns with the quality of education. Upon returning to public school, both children were performing BELOW GRADE LEVEL as compared to the other students at Edmond Public Schools. I am thankful we had enough sense to leave before more damage was done. I guess the old saying is true - you get what you pay for. Crossings costs less than other private schools because it is a subpar education. We should have seen that as a red flag and stayed in public schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2010

Disappointed with the easy curriculum. This school caters to students who are just at or below their grade level. The middle school and high school grades are lacking in discipline, in-depth learning, and experienced leadership. (The people in the top four positions at the school had NEVER served in those positions before they came to Crossings.) The strengths of this school? The lower grades (wonderful preschool and kindergartens) and the parental involvement. We will continue to support/use the preschool, which has well-qualified, experienced, loving teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2010

Crossings Christian School has provided my two children with a solid education based on specific and carefully carried out learning objectives. I have one child in elementary school and one in middle school. Both schools have wonderful highly trained teachers and a demanding curriculum that is preparing my children for college. Both children attended public school prior to starting at Crossings and the difference in quality is amazing. I highly recommend this school because of its academic excellence. The safe, friendly Christian environment is the icing on the cake.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

Our family was greatly disappointed in the quality of curriculum, teacher experience, and complete lack of credentials in the school's administration. We have returned to public school and have found that the curriculum instruction, classroom structure, and experienced, knowledgeable teachers and administration to be far superior to what we experienced at Crossings Christian School. CCS needs a complete overhaul on their ability to instruct students to prepare them for college and life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2010

My son started school here this past fall. He loves the school, the teachers, and the students. He has thrived here! The teachers and staff are awesome; they are not here just for the paycheck. Rather, it is so evident that they are here because they love children and have a calling to be here. My son cried when he found out that this week was Spring Break and there was no school. He told me he missed his teachers and wanted to go TODAY. It is so refreshing to hear him want to be there instead of on a break. At every function so far that I have attended, the Head Master prays and invites the Lord to be present and glorified in what happens there. I LOVE THIS SCHOOL!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2005

Our two children have attended CCS for five years. It may be the best buy in private education in the OKC Metro. The student-teacher ratio is roughly 13 to 1. Most subjects are rooted in Christian ideals. Our 8 year old is dyslexic and without an astute teacher's observations, we're pretty sure he would not have been diagnosed and given the help he needs. We have him enrolled in the schools AP Phonics program. reasonably priced and wonderfully taught. The extra-curricular activities are limited but growing. Most parents are actively involved in some form or another. From reading to the kids to lending teachers a hand to organizing fundraisers, the parents are an integral part of the school. Overall, an excellent place with visionary leadership from the principal and head master.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 89% 58%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Hispanic 3% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 17%
Black 2% 10%
Two or more races 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 4-year college 100% (2013)
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Italian
Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Class 3A Debate Championship (2012)
  • Class A Academic Championship (2013)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Drama club
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Summer college prep programs
Clubs
  • Debate
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 am
School end time
  • 3:15 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:45 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 5:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Paul MacDonald, Headmaster
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
  • www.crossingsschool.org
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian
Associations
  • ACSI
Fax number
  • (405) 767-1520

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Independent Study
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Partner with Francis Tuttle
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Summer college prep programs
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Book/reading club
  • Boy scouts
  • Community service
  • Cub scouts
  • Debate
  • Drama club
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
  • Foreign language club: Spanish
  • National Honor Society
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$2000 - $8000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
Summer college prep programs
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
4 year college - 100%
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14400 N Portland
Oklahoma City, OK 73134
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Phone: (406) 842-8495

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