Redeemer's Historical Highlights
The history of Redeemer Classical Christian School began in the spring of 1994. A member of Redeemer Presbyterian Church became acquainted with the classical model of education while attending a conference in Florida. She returned, excited about the possibility of Redeemer starting a classical school of its own. That September, three members of Redeemer visited a classical school in Delaware. Impressed with what they saw, they sought information from the Logos School in Moscow, Idaho, founded in 1981 as the first classical Christian school in contemporary America.
By the fall of 1994, a group of six members met weekly to pray and begin the organization process. The process continued throughout 1995. There was no money set aside, no paid personnel, and no school buildings or students, just a calling from the Lord and a vision of what could be. The church decided in January 1996 that the time was right, so with great prayer and faith the church began holding informational meetings for interested parents. Despite the fact that nothing resembling a school existed, parents caught the vision. The church gave $1,000 for the first curriculum and renovated a carriage house for classrooms and chapel. Enrollment grew, and by September 1996 the school opened with 39 students. The 2015/2016 school year marked our 20th anniversary!
We have seen the Lord’s hand in every aspect of our growth. The Redeemer Classical Christian School experience is one of faith and answered prayer, demonstrating how God works through ordinary people to accomplish His extraordinary purpose.