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


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


ECS received Indiana State Accreditation.


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


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


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


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


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.


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.


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


ECS celebrated 50 years of commitment to providing Christ-centered education in the Evansville Community with record enrollment of over 1,100 students in Preschool through 12th grade!