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An Enduring Vision for Excellence

Community Christian School Provides a Variety of Opportunities for Students to Serve, Learn, Enjoy Fellowship and Grow

More than 35 years ago, a group of dedicated parents and teachers joined together with a common vision of creating an independent Christian school in Cleveland County. After finding the perfect location, the founders of Community Christian School opened the doors of their new school in September 1986. Located at 3002 Broce Drive in Norman, CCS had an initial enrollment of 86 students in pre-kindergarten through ninth grade.  

Today, this fully accredited, non-denominational, independent Christian school serves more than 900 students in Pre-K through 12th grade with the goal of providing a solid, faith-based foundation for all students. Four of the school’s original founders still teach at CCS, and the school’s positive environment allows the school to enjoy significant staff retention and teacher longevity. CCS strives to develop the whole student with a curriculum that includes social, physical, cognitive and spiritual development.

"It is the aim and purpose of the CCS board, administration and staff to assist students in identifying their relationship to God, stimulate them toward a personal commitment of their life to Jesus Christ, and guide them in Biblical values, morals and the knowledge of God's Word."

“CCS is committed to offering a quality academic education in a Christian context. Both throughout the school and in our athletics endeavors, students are taught discipline, respect and love for our country. CCS offers a safe, Christ-centered environment and education where children feel loved and valued.” 

As a college preparatory school, CCS’s secondary academic program allows students to take Advanced Placement classes and accrue college credit through concurrent enrollment and dual credit before graduation. National Honor Society, Student Council and other service clubs give students opportunities to give back to the community. More than 95% of CCS graduates pursue higher education, with ACT scores that exceed both state and national averages. Since 2000, the school has had 29 Regents’ Scholarship recipients and multiple National Merit Finalists. 

CCS provides a variety of opportunities for students to serve, learn, enjoy fellowship and grow throughout the year. To provide the best possible student experience, class sizes are kept as low as possible to ensure maximum attention and one-to-one time. The school also has a closed campus policy, which allows juniors and seniors to earn lunch off campus one or two times a month. Cell phones are not allowed in the possession of students after arriving on campus. 

“The school’s ability to educate properly is directly related to controlling the child. Rules and programs have been established to permit learning and to teach self-discipline,” Barbara explains. “Each student will find freedom as well as security within the boundaries of CCS.”

CCS also offers a full array of athletics opportunities for junior high and senior high students, allowing participation and competition in different sports such as volleyball, soccer, track, golf and football. CCS is a member of the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association, and it also offers cheerleading, the Royal Pride marching band and other spirit groups. 

“With each new year, our enrollment increased and more space was purchased to allow the school to grow,” adds Barbara. “In 1995, CCS purchased 21 acres of frontage property on I-35 which is home for our athletics facilities, including baseball, softball and football fields and a basketball fieldhouse.”

The school’s staff, parents and students work in collaboration through the Parent-Teacher-Student Fellowship. The PTSF works alongside the school’s administration to provide a year-round schedule of fundraising activities and events. These activities provide funding for special needs such as technology and playground equipment.  

“Parents play a major role at CCS through their support of our Parent/Teacher Association and involvement in Fall Festival, Jog-A-Thon, Chocolate Sale and all athletics activities,” Barbara adds. “CCS provides an atmosphere of family and a closeness that is appreciated by all.”

Prospective families and students can contact the school for a personal appointment and tour. CCS strives to keep tuition affordable for families, and sibling discounts are available for additional students in the same family. Before and after care are also available for an additional charge. For more information or to book a personal tour, call (405) 329-2500, email media@ccsroyals.com or visit CommunityChristianSchool.com

  • Barbara Ohsfeldt, Community Christian School principal and one of the school's founders (Photo by Krystyn Richardson)