Christian Fellowship School
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Christian Fellowship School is a private Christian school located at 4600 Christian Fellowship Road in Columbia, Missouri. The school is one of four private schools in the Columbia area, which extend through high school. Christian Fellowship School educates from preschool through twelfth grade.
Christian Fellowship School began in 1981 with an original enrollment of 24 students. The school has grown to approximately 310 students and employs over 50 full-time and part-time faculty and staff, serving preschool through high school. CFS students come from over 40 different congregations in the Columbia area, including Baptist, Lutheran, Disciples of Christ, Evangelical Free, Presbyterian, Assembly of God, and nondenominational churches.
The mission of Christian Fellowship School is:
To partner with Christian parents
To provide quality Christian education
To prepare students for a life-time of fruitful Christian service.
The vision of Christian Fellowship School is to raise up multiple generations of Godly young people:
- Who love the Lord with all their heart, soul, mind and strength
- Who serve Him in both their vocational calling and in the local church
- Who worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness
Christian Fellowship School offers its students a curriculum that is based on Christian principles. The ACSI curriculum is used in both preschool and kindergarten, and the A Beka curriculum is used in elementary 1-6. Art, music, PE, chapel, band, library and computer skills classes supplement this curriculum. Bob Jones University Press and A Beka curricula along with some secular texts comprise the high school curriculum.
In the years since opening the school, Christian Fellowship has added numerous extracurricular activities for the students. In the fall, boys' soccer and girls' volleyball is offered. Students as young as seventh grade are encouraged to become involved. In the winter months, boys' and girls' basketball along with both varsity and junior varsity cheerleading are offered. The spring months include girls' soccer, boys baseball, and a coed track team. Christian Fellowship School’s sport's teams compete against other Christian high school teams throughout the state of Missouri. At the end of each season, the teams go to Joplin, Missouri to compete in the statewide competition of Christian schools. Other activities that Christian Fellowship School offers its students include the yearbook team and drama team. Each year the drama team performs a play for the school and community. Also at the end of each year, students compete in the Midwest Academic and Fine Arts Festival in Kansas City, MO. Numerous academic areas are included in this competition including art, science projects, musical pieces and performances, written work, and mathematical competitions.
Uniform and Dress Code
Christian Fellowship School does require its students to wear a uniform in grades K-8. High school students follow a fairly relaxed dress code that simply addresses modesty and appropriate wear for a Christian setting. For students from kindergarten through sixth grade, the uniform consists of navy blue pants, shorts, skirts, or jumpers with white, pink, blue, or red polos or button-down shirts. Once students reach seventh grade, khaki pants, capris, skirts, or shorts may be worn.
CFS is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and Oral Roberts University Educational Fellowship (ORUEF). CFS is accredited through the International Christian Accrediting Association (ICAA) and AdvancED. CFS is a ministry of Christian Fellowship Church.