Oklahoma Christian School (OCS) is now in its 48th year of Christian education. From its humble beginning as an elementary school with 17 students and 5 teachers, OCS has developed into a flourishing community of approximately 970 students.
Forty-Eight Years of Christian Education
The school was founded in 1970 as the Christian Center School under the arm of the Christian Conquest Center Church in Oklahoma City. Five years later, it became an independent institution and took the name Oklahoma Christian Schools, Inc. The school saw its first graduating class of 13 students in 1976, and for the next ten years rented facilities from Edmond churches in order to house its steadily growing enrollment. In 1987, OCS moved to the Metro Church (now Life.Church) campus and became neighbors with the church. For the first time,the entire Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade student body was unified in one location.
OCS completed its first building project in 1995 in the form of a middle school and gymnasium facility. In 2002, OCS was able to purchase land and the two buildings which had previously been leased from the church. Campus growth became a reality as the school began developing its Master Plan. For the next several years, OCS enhanced the school property by expanding athletic fields, remodeling the playground, and constructing an outdoor amphitheater.
In 2007, the school began construction of the custom-designed Centennial Student Center which was strategically positioned to overlook the athletic fields and provide a practice gymnasium, cafeteria, band room, additional locker rooms, and weight room. Upstairs, the 5th and 6th grade students occupy the seven spacious classrooms. In 2012 the new High School building was completed.
OCS is an independent school accredited by the ACSI and fully recognized by the State Department of Education. Over the past 47 years, OCS has grown and expanded its wide range of classes and its opportunities for students. The school believes that these resources it enjoys are a gift, and that it is OCS’s responsibility to cultivate and steward those resources as it seeks to “partner with parents in educating the whole person to glorify God.”