Thank you for considering Temple Christian School for your child’s education! Be assured that this is a responsibility that we do not take lightly. We are committed to providing a safe environment that is conducive to academic success and spiritual growth for each child at Temple Christian School.

Our mission is two-fold:
  1. To train students in the knowledge of Christ and in the Christian way of life, and 
  2. To provide an excellent education. The teachers at TCS realize their solemn responsibility before God in molding the life and character of their students in order to give them a solid foundation for the future.

In a day when national test scores are plummeting, absolutes are fading, and character “doesn’t matter,” Temple Christian School is a breath of fresh air! We unapologetically place an emphasis on Biblical absolutism, moral integrity and academic excellence, and welcome those who share these convictions.

Thank you for your commitment to Christian education and for your confidence in Temple Christian School!

We’re glad God has led you and your family here, and we look forward to serving you and your children during this school year!

Stephanie Sweat, Principal


On September 4, 1973, Temple Christian School began as a ministry of Temple Baptist Church. Archie and Lorine Kidd donated the money to begin Temple Christian School. This dedicated Christian couple had no school-age children, but had a tremendous burden for Christian education.

The original building was purchased in August 1973. The two-story building was put to immediate use by the school with the downstairs serving as the lunchroom and the upstairs providing classrooms. The original enrollment was 42 students.

Over the years God graciously met the needs of Temple Baptist Church and Temple Christian School. From the one building purchased in 1973, the ministry had grown to four buildings situated in a prime location on Rt. 29 by 1981.

In February 1983, a beautiful 48.7-acre tract of land was purchased. By 1988, the Temple Baptist Church / Temple Christian School facilities were erected at the current location. The school and church continued to grow, and in 2006 God blessed once more with the completion of a 26,000 square foot / 2.6 million dollar expansion that included a new cafeteria, fellowship hall, school offices, teacher’s lounge, library, and new classrooms for the middle and high school.

In 2013, Temple Christian School constructed a new regulation size soccer field and a new softball field. In 2015, a complete renovation of our current gymnasium was completed. It includes new bleachers, new flooring, new locker rooms, and new restrooms. In the future, a new staging system will be added to allow more opportunities for large events.

Christ-Centered Academic Excellence

About our School

The environment in which a child learns best is one filled with joy, acceptance and Christ-like concern. That is why we are determined to provide a spiritually nurturing environment. We’re guided by the conviction that each student needs to learn, but also needs to be loved. At our school, this translates into thousands of activities and expressions: A word of encouragement for a job well done; a word of concern for a job not so well done; a phone call to cheer a sick student saying: “We miss you!”; a concerted effort to prevent anyone form feeling “left out.” It’s so very much, but at our school, it’s simply the way things are.

Enriching The Life.

Children are pliable, and their young hearts will be shaped either positively or negatively by the dominant influences in their lives. We are committed to shaping the lives of our students by inspiring them to express the qualities which matter most: honesty in word and deed, kindness toward others, respect for authority and trust in God. Central to our philosophy is the belief that a strong intellect alone is inadequate to face life’s demands. For a fruitful life, one must also have a strong heart.

Energizing The Heart.

A child’s mind holds tremendous power and potential, yet all its promise will not be unlocked unless there is teaching-comprehensive, compelling, creative teaching.

This is what we provide every school day as our dedicated teachers diligently ensure that true learning takes place. They make the classroom a place of discovery, a center of scholastically challenging energy.

Expanding The Mind.

You are wise to consider a Christian school education for the special child in your life. In these turbulent times, few decisions are more important and far-reaching.

When we introduce our Christian school to someone new, we usually discuss everything from academics to athletics, classrooms to curriculum. But above all we strive to communicate the unique value of the education we have to offer.

What you’ll discover here is a disciplined yet loving environment in which every child receives personal attention. We see each student as a unique person created by God to live the fullest and most significant life possible. We are devoted to three priorities in our students’ lives: Expanding the Mind, Energizing the Heart and Enriching the Life.

Educating for Excellence

Temple Christian School primarily uses A Beka curriculum for preschool-Middle School but supplements with Bob Jones for HS Math, Science, and Bible.

The God-given ministry of parents and Christian schools is to lead young people to Christ and train them in the Bible, Christian character, language, and traditional subject matter. Today’s students need to be taught the accumulated wisdom of the past from God’s point of view and trained in the way they should go (Prov. 22:6).

We choose curriculum that is unashamedly Christian and traditional.


Thank you for considering Temple Christian School. We hope you find the following information helpful if you decide to enroll your child here.

Enrollment for new students begins February 13, 2023 Students entering K3, K4, and K5 must reach their respective birthdays by September 30th, and must be toilet trained. The last school day before the Christmas break will be the final day to enroll in K3 or K4, unless transferring from a structured preschool.

There are four essential steps in completing the application process:

  1. Application: Completely fill out the application and return it with the application, and new student fees. The application fee is $125.00 (K3 – 8th), and $175.00 (9th – 12th). The new student fee is $25.00. Please note that these fees are non-refundable.
  2. Contract: Both parents/guardians must sign the contract page and include their Social Security numbers. The exception to both signing is a parent/guardian maintaining sole custody of his/her child. Documentation must be provided.
  3. Statement of Cooperation: This must be carefully read and then signed.
  4. Necessary forms: A state certified birth certificate must be presented (No hospital-issued certificates are acceptable). A current copy of the child’s immunization record must be presented, as well as a physical.

Click here to view and print the enrollment forms, or contact the school office to receive an enrollment packet.

We hope you will prayerfully consider Temple Christian School for your child. At TCS we strive to provide the best possible education in a distinctly Christian environment. If God is leading you here, I trust you will secure your child’s place soon! If you need any additional information, or have further questions, please let us know.


Temple Christian School
4467 South Amherst Highway
Madison Heights, VA 24572