Collier Drive Christian School opened its first year with eighteen students in K-4 and K-5 led by teachers Janice Threlkeld and Marion Mitchell. In 1978, the school board hired Jack Beckman to be the school’s principal, in addition to being the first grade teacher. Each year thereafter a new grade was added. For several years the school operated in one building; however, as growth continued, space limitations became more challenging, and an educational wing was added. The school’s name was eventually changed to Covenant Christian School to signify our covenant relationship with God and the partnership between the school and the parents in nurturing students in the Christian faith.
God has continued to bless Covenant, and increased enrollment has led to additional building expansion. CCS added an annex in 2008 to accommodate the second, fourth and fifth grades. Today, CCS has over 190 students in K-4 through 8th grades, and a very dedicated staff of teachers, aides and administrators. As founder Bill Stevenson’s widow, Mary, enthusiastically observes, “Today, Covenant Christian School is flourishing by the grace of God and thanks to dedicated educators. Bill is rejoicing!”
Covenant Christian School remains committed to providing Biblically-based education in the classical tradition and training students in the necessary disciplines to become Kingdom disciples in our culture. We are grateful to God for His blessings to CCS for the past 40 years and look eagerly toward the future.