History of Cypress Christian School
In August 2017, CCS entered its 40th year of providing an education based on academic excellence and biblical values. Please review historical information below for fun CCS facts.
In looking at the history of CCS, it is evident the founders of our school were motivated by a high calling. From the board minutes, to the constitution, to the by-laws, and to the policies, it is obvious that the men and women who founded CCS were operating out of conviction, not convenience, and viewed private Christian education as a commitment, not a commodity. They knew it would take a great investment of time and resources for the school to thrive. These founders loved children and understood the biblical mandate of recognizing that Christian parents have ultimate responsibility for their children’s education. They also understood that the investment of these parents would be returned many times over in the lives of their children, who would benefit from a distinctly biblical worldview unavailable in the public schools.
We honor those men and women who had the vision to start CCS and those who continue to invest in this school to ensure that a distinctly Christian education remains available in our community. We thank God for Cypress Christian School, and commit ourselves to continuing the tradition of investing in young lives, positively impacting culture, and advancing God’s Kingdom.
School History and Organization: In 1978, a group of concerned Christian parents from Cypress Bible Church started CCS. They incorporated as the CCCS Society, Inc. and began with 18 students in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades in the facilities of Cypress Bible Church.
The CCS Articles of Incorporation, dated April 10, 1978, state that the school was founded to provide instruction of high academic quality to pupils in order that they may have a Christian education and be prepared to take their proper place in the home, church, and the state in accordance with the teaching of the Word of God and the following fundamental principles: (1) The instruction and education of children in the Word of God; (2) The school as an institution which properly depends on and proceeds from the home, rather than the church or state.
Our Mission: The mission of Cypress Christian School is to honor the Lord Jesus Christ by providing students an education based upon academic excellence and biblical values.
Our Vision: The vision of Cypress Christian School is to positively impact culture by promoting truth, advancing the Christian faith, and equipping students to serve and lead with excellence.
Philosophy of Education: Education is approached from a biblical perspective that recognizes the sovereignty and authority of God.
Purpose of Education: To provide a thorough academic education built upon a biblical view of life. God as Creator of life and reality is the focus of a Christian education. Additionally, His Word serves as the authoritative standard of truth. Factual information is the same for the Christian as the non-Christian, but the way in which facts are interpreted is the difference between truth and error. No subject can be taught in truth if the Creator, Jesus Christ, is ignored or denied. Christian school parents believe that God’s Word makes them responsible for the education of their children. They want their children to develop a system of values consistent with the Bible. Finally, they want their children to develop a lifestyle that is pleasing to the Lord and is based on an intimate relationship with Him.
Therefore, in partnership with parents, CCS seeks:
- To introduce each student to God and the totality of His character
- To see every student born again into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ
- To provide an atmosphere that challenges the hearts and minds of students to consider all that is true and edifying and to contrast these ideas, values, and beliefs to those that are false and lead to ruin
- To lead students to an understanding of the heights that can be reached and the accomplishments possible by a life fully yielded to Jesus Christ
- To challenge both the body and spirit
- To encourage and stimulate, by example, the life of Christ lived out in the lives of our students
- To equip each student to take his or her place in the world as a servant of Jesus Christ
We invite you to tell your friends and family members about CCS and the vital role it plays in our community, nation and world!