Evansville Christian School
Evansville Christian School (ECS) is a private Christian school corporation with several locations throughout the Evansville, tri-state area in southwestern Indiana, USA.
Evansville Christian School was founded in 1975 by Bethel Temple Church. The private school corporation started with 143 students from kindergarten to sixth grade and received state accreditation during its second year. In 1990, it was incorporated as a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation with an independent board of directors. In 2002, the school started its second campus serving Evansville's north side. Over the years, ECS has experienced a significant increase in activities, athletics, and enrollment.
In August 2017, ECS opened its first freestanding campus on a 16-acre site near the intersection of Epworth Road and Lincoln Avenue. ECS now operates five campuses (four in partnership with churches) and has more than 800 students from pre-school to high school.
According to the Indiana Department of Education, ECS is an A-Rated, four-star school. It is fully accredited by the Indiana Department of Education, the Association of Christian Schools International and the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement.
Grounds and location
ECS' original "East Campus", serving students from pre-kindergarten to fifth grade, is located on Lincoln Avenue inside Bethel Church. The "North Campus", serving students from kindergarten to second grade, is located on Millersburg Road inside Christian Fellowship Church. The "Cullen" Campus, located on Kentucky Avenue inside First Southern Baptist Church, is where 6th and 7th grades are taught.
Since August 2017, ECS has operated a pre-school and PK campus at Crossroads Christian Church, as well as a freestanding "Epworth Campus", including a 43,000 square foot building with eight flexible learning spaces, two large science laboratories, large music and art rooms, a full-size gym, and a commons area.
Evansville Christian School is structured in teams across both facilities to meet the needs of pre-school and pre-kindergarten (full-day), kindergarten (full-day), elementary school (1st to 3rd grade), intermediate school (4th and 5th grade), middle school (6th to 8th grade), and high school The school's curriculum is aligned with Indiana's Academic Standards integrated with Biblical principles. In addition to traditional courses, ECS’ curriculum includes Bible, phonics-based reading, 4-block literacy, accelerated reading, technology, media services/library, music, band, art, physical education, drama, speech/debate and Spanish.