Through an inspiring step of faith, ECS was founded in 1975 by Bethel Church as an inter-denominational, open enrollment, Christian school. The school began with 143 students in K-6th grade. ECS received State Accreditation in its 2nd year. In 1990, ECS was incorporated as a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation with an independent board of directors. In 1999, the school’s leadership took another step of faith with the addition of a second campus at Christian Fellowship Church on Millersburg Road, called the North Campus.
In 16/17, ECS’ enrollment was 680+ students (PK-9th grade) from throughout the tri-state area including Evansville, Newburgh, McCutchanville, and Henderson, Ky. Our growth led to the opening of a 6th-8th grade campus, at First Southern Baptist Church (our Cullen Campus). The original Lincoln Avenue location, called the East Campus, offers PK-5th grade. The North Campus offers K-2nd grade.
For the 16/17 school year, we started a 9th grade class and are building a freestanding campus/facility near the intersection of Epworth Road and Lincoln Avenue (Epworth Campus). For the 17/18 school year, the new Epworth Campus will house our 8th-10th grade students and our Cullen Campus will house our 6th & 7th grade students. Our soccer fields are also located at our Epworth Campus. Visit our High School page for more information.
Further, through His blessing, we have also reached an agreement to start a preschool and PK campus at Crossroads Christian Church. For the 17/18 school year, our Crossroads Campus will offer full-day classes for children who are 3 or 4 years old by August 1. With our five campuses, our 17/18 enrollment will exceed 775 students!
ECS is a multi-campus school system governed by a self-perpetuating board of directors, including parents, alumni, educators, pastors, and community leaders. The school is committed to partnering with local churches for facility use and cultivating relationships with local churches and preschools. More than 100 different churches are represented in our student body and many students do not have a church home. By sharing space with church partners, ECS is able to keep tuition at an affordable level. ECS participates in Indiana’s School Choice/voucher programs.
ECS also operates an activity-based summer camp program (K-8) and a summer Ready-for-Reading program, at several locations, for students entering Kindergarten. Both are open to the public.
Through the years, many parents, teachers, pastors, and community leaders have helped lay the foundation for the school. As ECS has sought the Lord’s will for the school, He has blessed our efforts and we give Him all the honor and glory. Thousands of students have attended ECS and are now making an impact on their families, friends, churches, co-workers, employers, and the community. Evansville Christian School is equipping leaders for the next generation.