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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.