Our Story
Serving Families Since 1997

From our beginning 25 years ago, we have been serving families by partnering with them in the education of their children. Our school has grown tremendously since those first years, but our commitment and mission have remained the same. You can hear two of our families share their FCS Stories about how Faith has impacted them. It’s our privilege to serve hundreds of families every year, and we hope hearing some of our stories may inspire your own.

FCS Stories

Our School History

After years of praying and planning, the membership of Faith Church started Faith Christian School in 1997. The school committee, Pastor Bill Goode, Pastor Steve Viars, Dr. Dan Wickert, and Mr. Dale Davidson, hired Mr. Bob Leffew as school administrator. Mr. Leffew and his wife, Joan, came to FCS with a 21-year history in Christian school administration.

The school opened its first year with 48 students in grades 9-12. Seventh and eighth grades were added in our 2nd year (1998/99), raising the student population to 81. The K3-6th grades were added during the 4th year (2000/01), bringing the total student population to 314.

In August of 2001, Kossuth Street Baptist Church’s Highland Christian School merged with Faith Christian School to create a student body of 491 students. This merger demonstrated love and unity between these two schools, and resulted in a 20,000 sq. ft. addition built by Faith. Mr. Scott Grass was one of the original teachers at Faith in 1997, and he assumed the position of Superintendent in 2010.

FCS has since grown in its programs to include accreditation in ACSI and membership in the IHSAA. The Choice Scholarship program that began in 2012 has allowed Faith to continue to not only grow in enrollment, but also in the diversity of its student body. Today the student body is representative of the economic and ethnic diversity of the surrounding community.

2019 saw the completion of the latest building expansion project, with new classrooms, a new band room, enhanced building security, and an expanded Academic Resources room. The Lord has continued to bless FCS by allowing consistent student growth and exceptional faculty, staff, and church leadership who support the school by continuously challenging the school body to grow in love for God and others.

More of our recent milestones include:

  • Received ACSI accreditation in 2012

  • Joined IHSAA in 2011

  • Completed expansion initiative with new band room and classrooms in 2019

  • Choice Scholarship Program in 2012 has allowed us to welcome a more diverse group of families so that we reflect the local community

  • Today, over 600 students, from 100 local churches, from 8 counties