Accepting applications year-round. Please call 815.652.4806 for grade level availability.
At Faith Christian School, we endeavor to recognize scriptural truths and establish them firmly in the hearts of our students. The investment we’ve chosen to make in the hearts, minds, and spirits of young people is the foundation for Faith Christian’s four distinctions of Character, Academics and Service.
Private education of any type involves a significant financial outlay on the part of parents who choose to enroll their children in such schools. Research has consistently shown that private schools typically offer stronger academic outcomes than most of their government-funded counterparts. Superior academic results are indeed a primary reason why many parents enroll their children in private schools.
As important as academics are, what distinguishes Christian education from its non-Christian counterparts is its philosophy … a philosophy based upon the purpose of human existence from a biblical perspective: to know Christ and to make Him known. The distinguishing feature of Christian education is its deep conviction that truth can be found only by knowing God, the Source of all Truth, through a personal relationship with His Son, Jesus Christ. Faith Christian School is firmly committed to a Christian philosophy of education and to teaching from a biblical worldview. Therefore, while academics are extremely important at Faith Christian School, the highest goals of a BCS education are to foster in the student a vibrant personal relationship with Jesus and development of Christ-like character. As Donovan L. Graham states in his book, Teaching Redemptively: Bringing Grace and Truth into Your Classroom, “Education is not an end in itself; it is a means to develop a response to our calling in life.”
Faith Christian School is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).
For a student to be admitted to Faith Christian School, the parent must embrace the Christian philosophy of education that is preeminent at Faith Christian, and the student should demonstrate potential to be successful in the classroom.
Schedule a Tour
All prospective students and their families are encouraged to visit the school. Please schedule an appointment by calling the school office.
The Application Process
Complete an application. The following items are included in the application process:
A Non-refundable Application Fee of $50
Medical Records – Certified copy of birth certificate (required for K-5 applicants only) and immunization records
School Records – Transcripts, current standardized test results. If no current nationally-normed test results are available, a screening conducted by FCS will be required.
Recommendations – Completed reference forms are required from the student’s current principal or school counselor, teacher(s), and pastor or youth pastor.
Schedule an Interview
Parents of prospective applicants are required to have an interview with the principal. A separate interview is required for all middle and senior school applicants. An interview is scheduled only after the application process has been completed.
Admission Notification & Enrollment
Applicants are notified of the admission committee’s decision within two weeks after the interview with the principal has been conducted.
Once admitted to Faith Christian School, applicants will receive additional information about the steps necessary for enrollment.
*Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students
Faith Christian School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.