ECCS at a Glance
Mission Statement: ECCS seeks to glorify God by bringing covenant children to spiritual maturity through a classical Christian education and biblical training and teaching using a Christian world-view as a foundation for all learning with a commitment to prayer and the Reformed Faith.
History: Evangel Classical Christian School was founded in 2000 with 53 students. In 2005 ECCS began adding one grade per year, becoming a full K-12 school in 2009-2010.
Accreditation: ECCS is accredited through the Association of Classical & Christian Schools, which is the premiere accrediting organization for classical schools in the nation.
Grades: K-5 through 12th grades
School & Class Size: We currently have over 320 students enrolled in grades K – 12. Class sizes are small, with K-5 through 3rd grade limited to 16 students per class, and 3rd grade and up limited to 18 students per class.
School Day: Before Hours Care is offered from 7:00-7:40 a.m.The school day begins at 7:40 a.m. and classes begin at 8:00 a.m. The Grammar School (Kindergarten – 5th Grade) day ends at 12:50 p.m. The Logic and Rhetoric School (6th – 12 Grade) day ends at 3:10 p.m. After Hours Care is offered for both Grammar and Logic & Rhetoric students until 6:00 p.m.
Organizational Structure: Evangel Classical Christian School is a ministry of Evangel Church P.C.A and is governed directly by a School Board all of whom will be appointed by the Session of Evangel Church. The Board’s authority will be delegated to it by the church Session.
Administration: ECCS Administration consists of the Grammar/Administrative Principal who administers and manages the Grammar school and school business operations and the Logic & Rhetoric Principal, who administers and manages the Logic & Rhetoric School. Both principals serve as ex-officio members of the Board. Other administrative personnel include the Assistant to the Principal, Admissions Director, MDO Director, L&R Office Manager, Grammar Office Manager, Development Coordinator, Bookkeeper, and After-Hours Director.
Curriculum: The curriculum will be established by the Board, which will draw from established classical school curricula, including but not limited to Logos Classical School and Hillsdale Academy.
Finances: ECCS is financially self-supporting. Tuition, fundraising, and donations from those favoring classical and Christian education are the primary sources of income.
Insurance: Insurance coverage is provided by ECCS for all students while they are on school grounds and while attending fieldtrips.
Affiliations: Evangel Classical Christian School is a member of the Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS). ECCS received full accreditation through ACCS on May 26, 2010. Because our goals and philosophies are inherently different from government schools, ECCS will not pursue state accreditation. ACCS accreditation does not require teachers to be state certified. Evangel Classical will require all teachers to have a Bachelor’s degree. ECCS actively recruits teachers with classical experience and degrees that most reflect the subjects which will be taught.
Parent Teacher Fellowship: The ECCS Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF) supports the mission of ECCS through prayer, communication, service, and fellowship. We seek to build community by encouraging and promoting parent participation in school activities and events. All parents are invited to join and participate in all PTF meetings and events.