In 1985, Crown Point Christian School first welcomed preschool-age children under our wings at First Christian Reformed Church in Crown Point, Indiana. Our first Kindergarten class enrolled just three students. Year after year, however, CPCS continued to add a grade level through Grade 5 and eventually offered Grades 6 through 8 as well.
By 1998, CPCS outgrew its original location, and, soon thereafter, outgrew its second location. The steady, rapid growth of CPCS enrollment proved challenging, leading to different grade levels being situated at different locations. Through it all, however, CPCS was fully supported by our community of dedicated administration, faculty, staff, and parents. Through that unwavering support, CPCS became fully accredited by Christian Schools International and the State of Indiana. CPCS also became a member of the Indiana Non-Public Education Association.
In 2007, in spite of successful accreditation, available space for CPCS students and faculty remained our foremost challenge. God’s faithfulness answered CPCS’ prayers in 2007 when CPCS opened the doors to a newly constructed facility in a residential neighborhood known as The Gates of St. John in St. John, Indiana. Enrollment continued in steady growth. New programs became available with additional space, unified faculty, and improved technology. From 2007 through 2021, the current CPCS location underwent six capital improvements including a gymnasium, kitchen, two separate classroom wings, an additional entryway, parking lot additions, landscape improvements, playground improvements, improved technology, and outdoor athletic surfaces. CPCS facilities host a rotation of events including Open House, the annual Auction, GranDay, various other student concerts and theatre productions, and private gatherings.
In 2015, CPCS followed God’s challenge to offer dual-language education in Spanish. Partnering with Add.a.lingua, CPCS offers Spanish immersion learning for students in Kindergarten through Grade 8.
In 2021: CPCS welcomed over 777 students for the 2021-2022 school year. With continued projected increases in enrollment for years to come, CPCS will be adding a large fine arts addition with multi-purpose room in the next couple of years.
What started as a Reformed Christian education institution in a single church has grown into a beacon of evangelical service representing over 70 local church communities. Through all of God’s blessings, CPCS continues to revel in what God has planned for our future. CPCS remains confident that in partnership with dedicated and ambitious leadership, focus and prayer on God’s vision for Christ-centered education at CPCS, and a heart toward achieving our full potential, the best indeed is yet to come!