CHARLOTTE – Carmel Christian School celebrated 25 years of transformational education May 4 at its Silver Anniversary Gala.
The gala included dinner, music, a silent auction and a challenge to continue to support the school for the next 25 years.
“The CCS story reflects a passion for intentional discipleship” Head of School Jay Hancock said. “God started a very good work 25 years ago. We celebrate that He faithfully continues it today and trust He will continue to for the next 25 years and beyond.”
Guests were asked to add their story to a timeline noting how they have been impacted by the school.
In 1993, a group of Carmel Wee School families expressed a desire to continue their children’s education at Carmel beyond the preschool years. With the prayerful obedience of Wee School Director Debbie Vanhoy, Carmel Christian School opened its doors with four teachers and 29 kindergartners.
A new grade level was added each year from 1993 to 2001. The high school opened in 2010 with seven pioneer students. Eight years later, over 330 students are in the high school.
In 25 years, Carmel Christian School has grown from 29 kindergarten students to a K-12 college preparatory school impacting close to 1,000 students daily.
“While our space, methods and materials have changed, our mission has remained the same,” Hancock said. “Carmel Christian School exists to provide an excellent education, built on biblical truth, which equips students to reflect Christ to the world.”