Dear CCS Friend,
In 1971, John Lennon released the song “Imagine.” In this song, Lennon presents his atheistic worldview, by encouraging the hearer to imagine a world with no religion, no heaven, no hell . . . in essence, no God. Fast-forward almost 50 years and we live in a world today that has adopted this philosophy and is walking rapidly away from Truth. Our culture has abandoned God and our youth are being encouraged to compromise biblical standards and principles. The ability to sit in a classroom that has the Bible as the foundational text for learning has never been more important than it is today.
Calvary Christian School sits at the crux of this conversation in Northern Kentucky. Our goal is to provide the opportunity for a Christ-centered education for every family who desires it. We’ve experienced wonderful growth. However, we are running out of classroom space. Additionally, our gym/performing arts facilities are lacking for a school our size. The strain will only get greater as enrollment increases . . . and it is increasing. For the 2021-2022 school year, we have waiting lists in PreK-4, 2nd and 3rd grades. We’ve already added additional classes for K-5 and 1st grade. If we do not act now, not only will we have to deny new students at certain grade levels, but we will have to tell some existing students that they will not be able to continue at CCS because we have no space for the additional class. We cannot allow this to happen.
Let’s imagine what tomorrow could look like. Imagine a tomorrow where CCS continually graduates students who will impact the world for Christ. Imagine a tomorrow where there is room to grow. Imagine a tomorrow that allows CCS to accept more students who desire a Christian, college-prep education. Imagine the addition of four to six classrooms. Imagine four additional bathrooms. Imagine a second gymnasium that will have 2 full basketball courts. Imagine new and expanded performing arts areas. Imagine expanded parking. “Imagine Tomorrow” at Calvary Christian School.
First and foremost, this addition will help us fulfill our mission of “equipping the next generation to impact the world for Christ.” Second, it should help us keep tuition increases stable in the coming years. As the cost of private Christian education rises (which it does every year), there are only two ways for our educational institution to increase revenue. We can either increase tuition or increase enrollment. This addition will benefit EVERY CCS STUDENT and ALL CCS families.
The “Imagine Tomorrow” campaign seems daunting, however, we serve a big and powerful God! We believe He has called us to this assignment, and we will trust Him for the results. This is an important crossroads for CCS and we need your help to navigate it successfully. We are excited to “Imagine Tomorrow” with you at Calvary Christian School.
In the coming weeks, I will be receiving updated renderings and will see updated costs. We will then set our new fundraising goals. Currently, we have received (in donations and pledges) almost $310,000 toward this project. That is a wonderful start!! Let’s keep going, moving forward. We serve a big God who will help us meet this goal.
Dr. Bill Dickens
Calvary Christian School