Judah Christian School

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Judah Christian School
Address
908 North Prospect Avenue
Champaign, Illinois, 61820
 United States
Coordinates 40°7′29″N 88°18′25″W / 40.12472°N 88.30694°W / 40.12472; -88.30694Coordinates: 40°7′29″N 88°18′25″W / 40.12472°N 88.30694°W / 40.12472; -88.30694
Information
Type Private
Denomination Interdenominational
Established 1983
Status Open
Principal Linda Harris (Grades 7-12)

Mike Chitty (Grades K-6)

Teaching staff 39 (Prekindergarten-12)
Grades Pre-K-12
Gender coed
Enrollment 118 (9-12)

??? (P-8) (2013-14)

Campus size 4 acres
Color(s)          Purple and Gold
Athletics conference East Central Illinois
Team name The Tribe
Accreditation Illinois State Board of Education
Tuition $6,420 (9-12)
$6,031 (7-8)
$5,317 (1-6)
$5,942 (All- Day K)
$7,164 (All Day Pre-K)[1]
Affiliation Association of Christian Schools International
Website

Founded in 1983, Judah Christian School is an Interdenominational Private School in Champaign, Illinois located just south of the North Prospect business district. With a study body of just over 500 total students, Judah Christian enrolls Prekindergarten through 12th grade students.[2] As of the 13-14 school year, the school offers three Advanced Placement courses.[3]

History[edit]

"On February 18, 1983, parents concerned over the lack of Christian Education at the secondary level held an open meeting to plan a Christian high school for the Champaign-Urbana Community. They presented the following purpose and standards for such a school: '…to train young men and women – spiritually, mentally, and physically – in an environment of education excellence that will preserve and promote the standards and the faith taught in a Christ Centered home.'" - Judah.com

[4]

Later that fall, a Christian private school began for grades 7th-10th, the birth of Judah Christian School. The plan was to include one more grade each years until JCS would become a private school program for grades 7th-12th To help continue the growth of this new ministry, Urbana Assembly of God discontinued its seventh and eighth grade program and encouraged students to become involved with Judah Christian School. The school spent two years in the Webber Street Church of Christ facility, in Urbana. The school then moved to its location on Prospect Avenue. Plans for expansion began when JCS bought 54 acres of land {Template:citation_needed}

Because of the request of several parents, the growth of Judah continued when in the spring of 1986 elementary grades became a part of this Christian ministry.

During the autumn season of 1991 the Judah Christian School Society (JCSS) decided to add a preschool into Judah – making JCS a private Christian school schooling children from preschool through high school.

In 1999 the school expanded the building which included a gymnasium, secondary classrooms (for Math, Science, etc.) and offices.

Sports[edit]

The school offers several sports such as basketball and baseball. It has been announced that new athletic fields will be open for the 2014-2015 school year.

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