Cedar Park Christian School

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Coordinates: 47°44′48″N 122°11′21.6″W / 47.74667°N 122.189333°W / 47.74667; -122.189333 (Cedar Park Christian School)

Cedar Park Christian School
Cedar Park Christian School logo.jpg
Bothell, Washington
United States
Type Christian
Motto transforming hearts and minds in a decidedly christian community
Established 1982
Principal Garron Smith
Faculty District - 111 teachers
Grades Preschool – 12th grade
Enrollment Over 1000 students
Color(s) Blue and Gold, Purple, Yellow
Mascot Eagle, Internationals, Lions
Religion Christian - Assemblies of God

Cedar Park Christian School is a private Christian school with five campuses. The school is also part of an Assemblies of God church. The school started in 1981 with five preschool students under the direction of Mrs. Galloway. The school has expanded to include preschool through twelfth grade.



The school was founded in March 1982 when Mrs. Galloway became principal and teacher for five preschool students. By fall 1983, enrollment had risen to 50 and kindergarten was added. A School Board was established in spring 1984. Band was added in 1984 with 14 students. By 1986, 57 students were enrolled in band. In fall 1986, the school's enrollment reached 350 because of Overlake Church closed its school. In 1995 D-Portables were created. B-Building and covered play area completed in 1998.

In 2000 the A-Building was completed and campaign[clarification needed] for high school started. On July 28, 2002 the ground breaking for the new High School occurred and in January, 2005 the New High School opened.

Addition of grades[edit]

  • March 1982 - preschool
  • Fall 1983 - kindergarten was added
  • Fall 1984 - first and second grades added
  • Fall 1985 - Third grade added
  • Fall 1986 -fourth, fifth, and sixth grades added
  • Fall 1987 -seventh grade added
  • "In 1989 the constitution for Cedar Park was amended to include 'providing elementary and other education' which allowed the school to remain and keep growing until it graduated a senior class"[1]



  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Cross Country
  • Volleyball
  • Cheerleading (continues for the entire year).


The Football program was started in 2003 under the guidance of Ron Yocum. After 3 years, Coach Yocum retired, paving the way for Dan Holden. Coach Holden was a one-time head coach and WIAA State Champion with Newport High School in Washington. As of March 2008, Cedar Park Christian School qualified for the WIAA state playoffs.

The team hired Craig Shetterly and named him head coach. Coach Shetterly had formerly served two years as Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator with the Mt. Vernon Bulldogs, and joined the Cedar Park coaching staff fresh out of a winning record (6-5) with the Bulldogs. In his first year with the Eagles, the football squad finished with a 1-8 record.

Changes were made the following year when Coach Shetterly made several modifications to the offensive system of the Eagles. Coach Benzel was asked to lead the school's Cross Country program, who were league champions in 2009 under his coaching. The team hired Chip Glass, a former NFL player, as an assistant and coach for offensive linemen. In the 2009 season, the Eagles won their first game in week 2, when they beat La Conner, 68-28. The next week, the team beat Darrington High School 16-14, and improved to a 2-1 record.[2]

Cedar Park Christian principal and athletic director Todd Lundberg announced January 23rd 2017 that the school has hired former Bellevue football coach Butch Goncharoff. After a year out of high school coaching he is excited to become a part of a Christian School and looks forward to not only coaching football but, more important, helping build young men of character and integrity,” Lundberg said in a statement. Goncharoff guided Bellevue to 11 Class 3A state titles in 16 years as coach of the Wolverines with a 193-14 record.


CPCS Bothell campus Volleyball History and Statistical Records http://cedarparkchristianvolleyball.org]



Starting with a freshman class in 2005, CPCS kept a core group of kids together all the way through their senior year where they finished 8th in state, losing to King's. Under the guidance of Lamont Franklin, long time college assistant, the team also made it to state sophomore year and was one game away as juniors.

The CPCS basketball program named Adam Lynch their new head coach in the spring of 2008.


The 2011-2012 cheerleading team won first place in the Varsity Non-Tumbling Division for the State Qualifier in December 2011. They won second place in the Washington State Cheerleading Competition in February 2012.


  • Track & Field
  • Softball
  • Golf
  • Baseball
  • Cheerleading

Notable accomplishments[edit]

  • 2002 Boys' Varsity baseball team takes 2nd in State
  • 2004 Girls' Cross Country Team places 2nd in state
  • 2006 Girls' Track and Field team wins State Championship
  • 2007 Driver's Education Program begins
  • 2007 Girls' Volleyball takes 4th in State
  • 2008 Boys' Track and Field Team Wins League Title for the first time
  • 2008 Boys' Track and Field Team takes 3rd in State
  • 2009 Boys' Cross Country Team Wins League Title for the first time
  • 2010 Girls' Volleyball takes 3rd in State
  • 2011 Cheerleading Team wins 1st place in State Qualifier Competition.
  • 2012 Cheerleading Team wins 2nd place in Washington State Cheerleading Competition.
  • 2013 Girls' Volleyball takes 6th in State
  • 2013 Girls' Track and Field Team wins State Championship (for the second time)
  • 2014 Girls' Volleyball takes 3rd in State
  • 2015 Girls' Volleyball takes 2nd in State
  • 2016 Girls' Volleyball takes 5th in State (their 6th state trophy and 11th state appearance in 12 years)

Fine Arts[edit]


Under the direction of John Shorb, the Drama department performed its 100th one-act play, "Letters From War", in the 2008-2009 Fall Semester. The script was written by a previous drama student, Justin Hylarides. By the time John Shorb left Cedar Park in 2012, the drama dept had performed over 150 one-act plays - 12 of which were originals.

In the fall semester of 2008,[citation needed] the musical "Godspell", the first full musical the department has done, also premiered. It was directed by Ruth Stainer, who later replaced John Shorb as drama director in the winter semester of 2012.


Cedar Park's Bothell campus has three bands directed by Destin Smith

  • Jazz Band
  • Concert Band (middle school)
  • Symphonic Band (high school)

Two of the Symphonic Band members, Trenton Jackson (trombone) and Ji Eun Kim (flute) were selected to play in the All-Northwest Concert Band.


There are 3 H.S choirs and 2 middle school choirs, all directed by Chelsea Clifton. Selah, Veritas and Revelation choir are the 3 high school choirs. Exploratori is the 7th grade choir and there is an 8th grade choir also. 4 out of the 5 choirs can be joined by any one in the school but Revelation choir is audition only. They recently traveled to California to compete in a choir competition and won first in their 1A division.


  1. ^ 2003 Year Book: Are We There Yet? 2003
  2. ^ "Washington Interscholastic Activities Association". WIAA. Retrieved 2012-12-29. 

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