A parent-controlled school is a type of private school in which significant power is vested in the parents of students, usually through an association. Many parent-controlled schools are Christian schools, but do not usually have a denominational affiliation.
In Australia, the first Christian parent-controlled school was Calvin Christian School in Kingston, Tasmania, established in 1960. Christian Education National (formerly Christian Parent Controlled Schools) represents eighty such schools around the country.
Christian parent-controlled schools are driven by a belief that parents have been "given a responsibility by God for their children's upbringing and education."
- Christian Education National Archived 2013-04-09 at the Wayback Machine.
- Justins, Charles Francis Roy. Christian Parent Controlled Schools in Australia - A Study of the Relationship between Foundational Values and Prevailing Practices (PDF). Australian Catholic University. p. 120. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-10-17.