School History

The history of Evansville Christian School has been marked by many milestones, all of which have helped shape who God has made us today. ECS is a multi-campus school system governed by a self-perpetuating board of directors, including parents, alumni, educators, pastors, and community leaders.  The school is committed to partnering with local churches for facility use and cultivating relationships with local churches and preschools.  More than 100 different churches are represented in our student body, and many students do not have a church home.   ECS participates in Indiana’s School Choice/Voucher programs.

From our founding in 1975 to our most current school year, take a moment to learn about some special memories that built our school.  

1975

ECS was founded by Bethel Church as an inter-denominational, open enrollment, Christian school, with 143 students in K-6th grade.

1976

ECS received Indiana State Accreditation.

1990

ECS was incorporated as a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation with an independent board of directors.

1999

The school expanded outside of its founding church to launch a second campus at Christian Fellowship Church (the North Campus).

2014

ECS moved its middle school from Bethel Church to the Christian Life Center at First Southern Baptist Church.

2016

The School Board approved the construction of ECS’ first freestanding campus and enrollment of a 9th grade class for the 16/17 school year.

2017

ECS moved into the new high school campus, made possible by partnerships with Epworth United Methodist Church and Crossroads Christian Church. In the same year, our Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten campus was launched at Crossroads Christian Church.

2020

Our graduating seniors became the first graduating class from the new High School Campus. In the same year, ECS broke ground on a new free-standing Elementary Campus.

2021

ECS opened the doors of its brand new K-6th grade elementary campus, continuing to provide excellent Christian education to our entire region.