Instilling Conviction  |  Promoting Excellence  |  Cultivating Joy

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Instilling Conviction

We are unflinchingly committed to biblical truth, and we believe that our primary task in Christian education is to help students develop convictions that are deeply rooted in the Scriptures.

Promoting Excellence

Promoting excellence is not primarily about achievement, but rather it is about challenging students to be faithful stewards of the gifts, abilities, and resources God has graciously given them.

Cultivating Joy

Whether in triumphs or trials, we believe the Christian community should exemplify a distinctive, contagious joy because joy is the fruit of genuine salvation through Christ and life in His Spirit.

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If you are looking for a biblically-rooted, classically-aligned school to partner with in  the Christian education of your child(ren), we would be honored to explore such a partnership with you. The admissions process can begin at any point during the year, so it’s never too late to get started. Our admissions team stands ready to assist you with scheduling a tour, setting up a student shadow date, or simply answering any questions you may have about Cherokee Christian Schools. We look forward to hearing from you!

Mission Statement:

We exist to impart the knowledge, tools, and skills students need to walk wisely and serve redemptively in God’s world.

Two schools
One community

Primary School (PreK-6)

Our primary grades place an emphasis on developing sound foundations for academic studies and excellence. It is a time when basic skills, knowledge, attitudes, and values are instilled and reinforced with a thorough integration of Biblical truth in all areas of student life at CCS. Read more…

Secondary School (7-12)

The Secondary School seeks to provide an excellent, well-rounded, education immersed in biblical truth. We achieve that goal through experienced, wise, and professional Christian teachers who cultivate an environment optimized for continuous growth and maturity. Read more…

A Distinctively Christian Culture

Culture is defined as “the set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterizes an institution or organization.” In order for CCS to maintain a distinctively Christian culture, the people who make up this organization – administrators, faculty, staff, parents, and students – must consistently embody the attitudes, values, goals, and practices of Christ. This is not a destination at which we have all arrived. It is, rather, a simple yet determined daily walk of faith, and it starts over each morning when we arrive on campus.

“Relying on God has to start all over everyday, as if nothing has yet been done.”

C.S. Lewis



Biblical principles of growth and maturity provide the framework for our model of Christian education. As students progress through grade levels, our expectation and hope is that they will also progress in genuine virtue as they grow in the knowledge of Christ and His Word.

Make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:5-8).

Preparation (PreK-4)

The first stages of Christian education involve a discerning selection of character inputs intended to promote virtuous attitudes and behaviors. This preparation of students’ hearts and minds is essential for future growth.

Practice (5-8)

As students become increasingly familiar with the habits and ideals of virtuous conduct, emphasis is placed on practicing them. Despite confusion around the nature of things, students are expected to derive identity from what they practice.

Purpose (9-12)

Towards the final stages of education, students are expected to make connections between what God has revealed and who they are. They should develop an ability to discern between good and evil, and habitually and purposefully choose what is good.

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