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Centralia Christian School

Private | PK-8 | 171 students

Exciting Biblically Based Education
 
 

 
 

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Situated in a small town neighborhood. The median home value is $127,700. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $900.

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Posted June 30, 2013

My daughter has been attending CCS since Pre-School and will be in 7th grade the 2013/2014 school year. This school has been a blessing to our family in so many ways. Not only is the education fantastic, but the school feels like a family. My daughter consistently scores higher than her grade level in all subjects. She loves going to school and can't wait for school to start again after summer break. It is a comfort to know that education at CCS is delivered from a Christian worldview. My daughter's education expands each year as does her walk with God. I would highly recommend this school to parents look for a good Christian education for their kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2013

My daughter has thrived in this school. It may be called a school but it feels more like a family. She began CCS in the 6th grade and I was concerned about her making the adjustment and building friendships but there was no need for concern. The teachers truly care for and pray for each and every student. They meet them where they are and help them bloom. The academics are very challenging with high learning expectations and to be honest sometimes I get tired of the homework load but it has been so worth it. Everything they study or learn has value and there is no "fillers" just to waste time. We went from public school where my daughter who is very sensitive was having to endure each day to Centralia Christian School where she can't wait to get out of the car and get into school. She is involved in every sport and activity the school offers and loves it. This never would have been her experience in the larger public school. Most of all she is learning how to biblically live life in an unbiblical world. Her love for God and scripture is growing right along with her academics and social skills. It is well worth the financial sacrifice. We love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2013

Our family has been a part of CCS for 11 years now. To read the negative post on here saddens my heart. Is the staff perfect? No,,,,,,are any of us perfect? No. They do care and love all their students. CCS is a safe place for your child to learn academically and spiritually. The staff is very loving and cares for their students. They don't only care about how your child is growing academically but spiritually as well. Christ is at the center of CCS. Knowing that our children will leave CCS well prepared for high school academically and spiritually makes us proud. CCS is a place where you can be a part of your child's education as well. Parent involvement is needed a lot. One post on here says bullying is ignored and I want to say that is not true. It is taken care of right away. Bullying is not tolerated on any level. There have been times when we thought we were going to have to pull our students due to finances but God has provided year to year. I'm so thankful that He has provided a school for our children where the foundation of their faith is being built. A place where they are safe and the teachers care and want to see them succeeded. I would recommend CCS to everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2013

My family of 3 loves this school!! My girls go to school excited everyday. The staff makes gives a feeling of safety and love when I have to hand my treasures over for the day. The small class sizes and care the teachers (and office staff) give are amazing. I feel like they treat my girls like their own. My girls are excelling academically and I know this school is providing a great start to their schooling career. The Christian environment is a huge plus also. Thank you CCS for being so amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2013

Centralia Christian School has blessed our family in so many different ways. My son has attended for several years beginning in KG. They have laid a strong foundation of a love for Christ along with a strong academic foundation in my son. I appreciate how loved we are there, by the staff as well as the students. Respect, responsibility, and safety are fostered daily along with other character building traits. We love CCS and will be a part of this school as long as God provides financially.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2013

The teachers are wonderful. They keep parents informed and they really do care about their students. The principal is very involved with the kids and the activities. Its great to see the kids so happy to see the staff when they go to school. The curriculum is very age appropriate and great and fun. If you are considering the school you should come by and see a class at work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2013

My child is learning essential tools in life while using scripture, aside from the excellent Biblical teaching. I learned how to read by reading secular texts. My child learned how to read by reading scripture. The teachers are excellent, know my child very well, and my child comes home loving to read. She has learned how to work well independently while getting plenty of attention in class. Each teacher demonstrates a genuine love for my child and routinely prays for my child. Both principles my child has attended the school under knew my daughter much more than I ever knew my principal. (We had a principle retire after 10 years of service at this school). I've known every student in my daughters class, their parents, and some of the extended family members. Each parent is particularly caring about their child's development and encourages them to grow. When I consider how my child is learning to those I know in the public schools, I realize my child is well beyond the other kids and is intellectually in a better position to succeed in life. And they have the basis of scripture to boot. I love this school and would recommend it to anyone looking for a Christian school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2013

We LOVE Centralia Christian School! My dd has been there 4 years and has LOVED EVERY teacher she has had! And her peers are amazing! A great group of kids for her to socialize with. Great activities and curriculum!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2013

We love this school! Being an alumni of CCS there is no other place I would want my children to go...this school truly encompasses Jesus and teaches the children what it means to follow His teachings. CCS is full of wonderful teachers and great families. Everyone is very connected and supportive of each other...it truly is like one big family. I love the fact that my children are truly being brought up in a Christian environment...they pray for each other and things that are going on in their life (how awesome is that?!?!). The teachers are supportive yet they push them to being the best person/student they can be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2013

The small classroom sizes are nice and you would think that would lead to the children getting more attention and learning more but that is not the case. I have two boys that attended here. The first left after sixth grade and the other is still attending in 4th grade. When my son started 7th grade at the public school, despite being very intelligent, he was unable to place in a higher level math because CCS didn't teach advanced math skills. The focus at CCS is on memorization (bible verses, poems and geography) and not on actually learning concepts, skills and problem solving. The teachers rely on old techniques instead of new methods. They are good to the kids and nurturing, but if you are looking for a great education for you kids, look somewhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2009

We have three children two are still in CCS and one has graduated. Our child in high school was not only academically well prepared, but was also confident, socially adept and continues to strive to achieve. Our two kids still attending CCS are, to our delight, thriving and we have full confidence in the faculty and staff that they will also thrive in high school and beyond. There was one incident in the years that our kids have attended CCS that may have been considered borderline bullying and the administration responded swiftly and efficiently. The problem was literally dealt with immediately upon a staff member finding out about it. We put our trust not only in God, but, also in the teachers at CCS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2008

Very weak administration. Not responsive to concerns of parents. Teachers more concerned with backing each other, than solving problems. My student is a 3.8 GPA x 3 years, has lost all respect for administration and a few of the teachers. First time I've ever advised friends not to enroll their kids in school. Principal blames problems on ineffective board.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2007

I had a child attend K-8 and when it was over we felt relief. Child safety is not at the top of the agenda at all. Kids bullying other kids was tolerated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2005

I have 2 children here. I am absolutely amazed at their academic progress. The feeling of family is so awesome at this school. My kids will be in attendance here through 8th grade. My youngest will also be joining her older siblings in about 3 years. I recommend this wonderful school to all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2004

Have two children at the school and we love it! We could not ask for a better environment to educate our children. The teachers are wonderful and always welcome parent involvement. Would recomend this school to anyone looking for a quality education.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 84% 60%
Two or more races 11% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 7%
Hispanic 1% 20%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Music teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
PE instructor(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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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
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Student newspaper

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:25 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Ann Stout
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
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
  • (360) 807-9161

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Core knowledge
  • Project-based
  • Teacher-run
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Boy scouts
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Cub scouts
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • SALT Hours
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Centralia Christian School provides an excellent and exciting, Biblically based education supporting and encouraging all students in their relationship with Jesus Christ.
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Tuition range for the 2014-2015 school year
$2000 - $5000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
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Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
WF West
NW Christian
Centralia High School
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1315 South Tower PO Box 1209
Centralia, WA 98531
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Phone: (360) 736-7657

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