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Welcome to Crown Point Christian School

Crown Point Christian School’s unwavering mission is to cultivate Kingdom-focused learners to transform the world in the name of Jesus Christ. Committed to academic excellence, we train children to understand the world around them and recognize that every part belongs to God. We mentor, encourage and inspire intellectual curiosity so that they might honor God with their minds and grow in lives of service. Beyond providing outstanding faculty, exceptional facilities and the latest technologies, Crown Point Christian School delivers a community experience.

An active network of parents, administrators, teachers, students, friends and family have formed the fabric of the community that underpins the vision and direction of Crown Point Christian School. The school serves nearly 780 students (pre-K through 8th grade) at its vibrant and growing campus in St. John, Indiana.

We are committed to partnering with you in raising generations of Christian leaders who, by God’s grace, will influence culture and make a difference in God’s kingdom.

History

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!

Mission

Crown Point Christian School’s mission is to cultivate Kingdom-focused learners to transform the world in the name of Jesus Christ. This mission statement expresses that we desire to instill in our students a pursuit of the Kingdom of God through active participation in God’s story by the power and work of the Holy Spirit. Our desire is that this participation brings about a transformation through the restoration of God’s creation to its created intent while understanding that when Christ returns, He will fully restore His Kingdom (“already, but not yet”).

“Cultivating”

Just as a farmer uses all available resources to help develop and foster his crops, we want to pour into each and every one of our students using every resource that we have available to develop the whole child – spiritually, academically, socially, emotionally, and physically — so that they can go out and transform the world in the name of Jesus Christ. Cultivation involves a robust partnership with our parents and our churches, as well as our teachers, support staff, and our community.  

“Kingdom-focused learners”

A Kingdom-focused learner is a student who acquires knowledge and skills to further the Kingdom of God. Being Kingdom-focused means to see others as image-bearers of Christ and to therefore treat others in such a way as to bring them to Jesus. Knowing and believing that the two greatest commandments are to love God and love others, a Kingdom-focused learner desires to put God first and to love others. 

A Kingdom-focused learner is: 

  • A community-builder – who purposefully makes space for others to belong. (1 Corinthians 12:12-27; 1 Corinthians 13; Ephesians 4:4-6; John 17:22-23; Psalm 133:1; Ecclesiastes 4:10; Philippians 2:1-11; 1 Peter 4:10-11)
  • A servant-worker – exemplifying Christ’s selfless love through kindness, empathy, and compassion. (James 3:13; I John 3:16; Matthew 20:25-28; Mark 12:32-37; Luke 12:35;  Acts 20:35; Ephesians 2:10)
  • An order-discoverer – finding God’s intricacies and purposeful design of His creation. (Romans 1:19-20; Psalm 19:1-3; 104:1-5; 119:90; Isaiah 25:1; Job 38-41)
  • A justice-seeker – seeking to bring wholeness where there is brokenness. (Micah 6:8; Psalm 106:3; 9:16; 82:3; Isaiah 1:16-17; 28:17; 61:1, 4, 8; Proverbs 29:7; James 1:27; 1 John 3:8)
  • A beauty-creator – using gifts and talents to engage in beautiful work that enriches the community and reflects God’s desire for complexity and diversity. (Genesis 1:31; 5:1; Colossians 1:16; Psalm 90:6-7; 139:13-16; Romans 8:19-21; Ephesians 2:10)
  • A God-worshiper – in daily activities, his or her words, actions, and talents are a celebration that brings glory to God. (Colossians 1:10-14; 3:17; Romans 12:1; 1 Corinthians 10:31; 1 Chronicles 16:8-16; Psalm 34:3; 68:3; 100; 150:2-6; Acts 17:22-28; Colossians 3:11; 1 Samuel 12:24; John 4:24; Hebrews 12:28-29)

Ultimately, a Kingdom-focused learner is motivated, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to go out and make disciples of all nations and transform the world in the name of Jesus Christ.

“Transform”

To transform is “to make a thorough or dramatic change in the form, appearance, or character of.” Through the power and work of the Holy Spirit in the lives of God’s people, we believe that we are equipped to transform the world in the name of Jesus Christ – not for our glory, but for the glory of God! 

 

Governance

Crown Point Christian School is governed by a board of trustees of 9 to 15 members, elected by the association members in an annual meeting each spring. Association members are school supporters who:

  • are committed to biblical, Christ-centered education,
  • are members of an evangelical, biblically-based church,
  • contributed at least 2.5% of one child’s tuition rate within the past year, or pay tuition, or are an employee of the school,
  • are in agreement with and pledge to support CPCS’s Constitution and the school’s mission.

The school board determines policies, sets the vision of Crown Point Christian School, and directs the Head of School to carry out its policies.

Any member of the association, except an employee of the school, is eligible to serve as a board member. Annually the board nominates a slate of candidates for board membership and the association votes for members of the board from this slate.

The Head of School provides the executive leadership that serves the staff, students and association in carrying out the school’s mission

Creation–Fall–Redemption–Restoration Framework

Crown Point Christian School is founded upon the Reformed tradition. The Reformed tradition teaches that the metanarrative of history is God’s story, which is summarized in four movements. These four movements are Creation, Fall, Redemption, Restoration. Let’s look at each of these movements within God’s story:

Creation | Good

Crown Point Christian School recognizes that in the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. God is powerful, wise, and loving. Through His power, He spoke the universe into existence. The creation itself speaks to God’s wisdom, with every aspect of His creation pointing to the great intentionality of His design. At the end of each day of creation, God declared it was good, and upon the completion of His creation He declared that “it was very good.” On the sixth day, God created mankind in His own image, gave them dominion over His work, and then blessed Adam and Eve.

Because God is wise and good we can trust His good design for our life and world. Because He is God and we are created in His image, we have great freedom in recognizing that our purpose is found in knowing Him. We do not live under the tremendous pressure of believing we write our own stories. We understand our role in God’s story, knowing we are created on purpose for a purpose. 

Fall | Bad

Humanity rebelled against the Creator and rejected God’s good command in exchange for self-rule and separation from God. This rejection of God is sin, infecting every person and part of God’s good creation. The consequence of sin is death – spiritually, relationally, and physically. The immediate result of sin is that the hearts and minds of Adam and Eve were open and they became filled with sin and shame. Ashamed by their sin and rightfully fearing God’s wrath, they hid and continued to believe the lie that God does not love them. 

Redemption | Rescue

God responded to sin with patience and mercy and pursued Adam and Eve. Throughout God’s story, He promised to send a man, born of a woman, who would reconcile His people to their perfect Creator by living a perfect life and dying as a substitute for sinners. By resurrecting from the dead, He would provide hope for this life and eternal life for all who would believe in Him. Jesus is the fulfillment of this promise and redeems God’s creation, rescuing from the destruction of the Fall. After His resurrection Jesus spent forty days explaining the Kingdom of God to His people and then He ascended to heaven, commanding His people to go and make disciples, promising to be with them to the very end of the ages. Ten days after Jesus’ ascension, the Holy Spirit was poured out on all of God’s people, empowering them to carry out Jesus’ mandate.

Restoration | Perfection

In the end, we know that Jesus’ kingdom will come and He will fully restore His creation in His eternal kingdom. We live in that hope and are on His mission until He returns. We are sojourners and ambassadors whose citizenship is in Christ’s Kingdom and we will not be fully content until we arrive in the fulfilled Kingdom. Through the power and work of the Holy Spirit, we are called to be the restorers of broken things, bringing glimpses of God’s Kingdom to those we encounter. We are in the “already, but not yet,” recognizing that Christ’s kingdom currently exists in the world, is ever-expanding, and still is not yet fully manifest.

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