Curtis Baptist School

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Curtis Baptist School
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Coordinates33°28′46″N 81°58′35″W / 33.479563°N 81.976418°W / 33.479563; -81.976418Coordinates: 33°28′46″N 81°58′35″W / 33.479563°N 81.976418°W / 33.479563; -81.976418
Head of schoolScott Phillips
GradesDaycare/Pre-K through 12
Enrollment338 (fall 2019)
Campus size5 acres (20,000 m2)
Campus typeResidential
School color(s)Red and white
SportsTennis, baseball, basketball, scholastic rifle shooting, cross-country, soccer, track, and volleyball
MascotCurtis Crusader
Team nameCurtis Crusader
AccreditationSouthern Association of Colleges and Schools
Southern Association of Independent Schools
PublicationWildcat Scratch[1]
AffiliationChristian (Baptist)

Curtis Baptist School (CBS) is a private 1-A Christian high school located in Augusta, Georgia, United States. It is a private school that has more than 300 students in the elementary, middle, and high school combined. The school colors are red and white and the school mascot is "Curtis the Crusader."[citation needed]

Mission statement[edit]

"At Curtis Baptist School, the mission is to infuse a Biblical worldview in all areas of academics, fine arts, and athletics developing bold and devoted followers of Jesus Christ."[citation needed]


National Day of Prayer[edit]

Although students are regularly found praying before their meals, on May 8, 2009, the Curtis Baptist students took part in the National Day of Prayer. The whole school gathered in the chapel and prayed for many different things, including the school, state, and nation. Prominent figures from the Augusta area such as mayor Dr. David Minter, and local radio station host Cleve Walker, gathered at the school to pray.[2]

Headmaster has lunch on roof[edit]

On February 4, 2010, then-headmaster Bill Peavey, ate lunch on the roof of the school with his wife, Kitty, because of a reading goal that was met and surpassed by the elementary school students. [3]

Learning Place[edit]

The Learning Place was created for students grades 1-12 who have various learning disabilities such as attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, and disabilities in reading comprehension, oral expression, listening, written expression, math calculation, math reasoning, or basic reading skills. Students with average or above average intelligence may struggle in just one or multiple areas, and this program is meant to help them learn in a unique environment designed specifically for them. [4]

Elementary school[edit]

The elementary school's philosophy when it comes to school is simple: to help children develop and expand a love of learning. Students take part in daily Bible lessons and participate in chapel once a week. The low student to teacher ratio helps ensure that the students excel in their studies. Every student's academic development is monitored very closely and the teachers constantly assess the students' progress. The Stanford Achievement Test is administered every year, and the students' performance is substantially higher than the national and regional averages. [5]

Middle school[edit]

The purpose of the middle school is to aid the children during the shift from childhood to youth. The middle school is designed specifically to target the needs of a child going through adolescence. The curriculum is not like the average middle school curriculum. The learning experience is designed to be hands-on, and rather than being based solely on textbooks, the courses are made to give the teachers more freedom. The philosophy of the middle school is to instill principles in the children that are never changing. They teachers are also, according to the school's website, there to help guide children in their "daily walk with the Lord and to help them understand he is Lord over everything and that everything they do." At the same time the school expects the students to perform at the highest academic level they are capable of. [6]

High school[edit]

Many life lessons are learned during high school. That's why Curtis believes it is necessary to have a strong foundation in faith. The high school curriculum is college preparatory composed of mainly math, science, and literature classes. A Biblical element is integrated into the curriculum. Students have daily in-class Bible studies and also attend weekly worship service.[7]


About 90% of Curtis students participate in athletics. The school offers a variety of middle school, junior varsity, and varsity level teams. Curtis' athletic philosophy is to help to instill in a person the values of handwork, teamwork, and playing by the rules. Athletics can be used to train a young person and help prepare them for the real world, where teamwork will be a necessity. Winning and losing teach athletes many lessons. It is the school's belief that sportsmanship and exhibiting Christian values on and off the field are what's most important.[8]


Region Championships

  • Boys' soccer: 1975
  • Golf: 1980, 1981
  • Boys' cross country: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
  • Girls' cross country: 1997, 1998
  • Girls' tennis: 1984
  • Softball: 1981, 1984
  • Boys' track: 1997, 1998
  • Girls' track: 2007
  • Baseball: 1979, 1984
  • Boys' basketball: 1976, 1981, 1983, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2007
  • Girls' basketball: 1976, 1997

State Runner-Up

  • Softball: 1981
  • Boys' soccer: 1982

State Championships

  • Boys' soccer: 1980
  • Softball: 1982
  • Boys' basketball: 1994, 1997
  • Girls' basketball: 1996


  1. ^ Wildcat Scratch
  2. ^ Jasper, Kelly. "Curtis Baptist's school prayer ceremony". The Augusta Chronicle. Retrieved 11 November 2011.
  3. ^ Dicks, Nikasha. "Headmaster doesn't eat his own words". The Augusta Chronicle. Retrieved 3 November 2011.
  4. ^ "Learning Place". Retrieved 4 November 2011.
  5. ^ "Elementary School". Retrieved 4 November 2011.
  6. ^ "Curtis Baptist Middle School". Retrieved 5 December 2011.
  7. ^ "High School". Retrieved 6 December 2011.
  8. ^ "Curtis Athletics". Retrieved 6 December 2011.

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