Welcome to Central

Dear families,

Thank you for your interest in Central Christian School. We're aware that selecting a school where your child and family can thrive is a big decision requiring much thought, prayer, examination, and conversation. We appreciate your desire to want to know more about our school, and I look forward to hopefully dialoguing with you soon.

At Central, we understand the tension facing families today because we live it ourselves. We want our children to know and love God intimately while still engaging culture. We want them to be well prepared for middle and high school yet remain fully present in the joy and wonder of childhood. We want them to grow in self-awareness, understanding how God designed them while having an others-centered focus. We want them to cling to truth while graciously living in community with those of different perspectives. The summer of 2020 has given us numerous opportunities to cling to Christ, engage culture, self-reflect, and be others-focused.

Our day-to-day program at Central responds to this tension, striving to strike the balance as evidenced in our Portrait of a Graduate. Through our curriculum and classroom cultures, our teachers cultivate creativity, enthusiasm, and curiosity while nurturing our students' hearts. The result is a community of smaller learning environments where children feel safe enough to collaborate, ask questions, take risks, and challenge each other. We believe every child, every person, is created in the image of God and possesses talents and gifts to impact their generation. The training for this life of intention and purpose is found here as we partner with Christian parents. My own children graduated from Central. 

I invite you to take a virtual seat at our table as you seek to discern God's plan for your child. Begin a conversation with us by completing an inquiry form, calling us, or sending an email. The outline of our summer admissions process will help you understand our rhythm here as we plan our re-opening. Ready to apply? Continue here to be directed to our online application.

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. As we approach the 2020-21 school year, we're committed to prioritizing academics, cultivating our school culture, and considering the social-emotional needs of our students as we navigate our re-opening. It is a privilege to dialogue with you, hear how God has worked in your family's life, and learn of your hopes for your kids. Thank you for wanting to engage.

With sincerity,
Christan Perona
Head of School

cperona@centralschoolstl.org