Our History

“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed” – Proverbs 16:3

Original SchoolIn the fall of 1970 a group of pastors, Christian business leaders and educators joined together and committed to the Lord to create Greater Cincinnati Christian High School. Classes began in the fall of 1971 and were held at Springdale Baptist Church. Then In the fall of 1971 Tri-County Assembly of God Church committed to the Lord to open Tri-County Christian Elementary School serving Kindergarten through Third Grade, later adding Fourth, fifth and sixth Grade in 1973.

Those two commitments would merge together in 1975 creating what would eventually become Cincinnati Christian Schools, Inc. The path would not always be a smooth one but success was at hand because of the godly commitment of so many. What follows is the story of CCS but it’s really a story of God’s faithfulness and grace.

Construction of original schoolIn 1975 Tri-County Assembly of God agreed to accept financial responsibility for Greater Cincinnati Christian High School and renamed the combined elementary and secondary schools Tri-County Christian Schools which operated from the school building on the church grounds.

Under the direction of Tri-County Assembly of God the school grew steadily to a student body of 654 in Grades K-12. This arrangement continued until 1993 when the church and school mutually agreed to become independent. Cincinnati Christian Schools, inc. was formed to run the Elementary and Secondary schools now governed by a non-denominational board of directors.

In the summer of 2002, CCS acquired the Courts of Praise Christian Center in Fairfield Township. The facility was ideally suited for conversion to a Junior/Senior High Campus.

Cincinnati Christian Schools Building

At that time Cincinnati Christian Schools began operating on two separate campuses, with the Elementary Campus sitting on the original location, and the Junior/Senior High Campus operating in the former Courts of Praise Christian Center.

Cincinnati Christian Schools Entrance

This rich history paves the way for a bold and exciting future for Cincinnati Christian Schools. It’s a history that is living proof that success will follow when commitment to the Lord precedes. We sincerely hope you continue to be fellow travelers on this journey.