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Our Story

Carroll Christian Schools began in 1973 as Carroll Christian Academy. The new school was started as a ministry of the Church of the Open Door for the purpose of providing a Christian alternative to the community’s educational options. The Academy opened its doors with thirty-four students in grades kindergarten through fourth. The school grew steadily, adding one grade per year until it graduated its first senior class in 1982. Shortly thereafter, a preschool program was started and the school officially became known as Carroll Christian Schools. Through the years the school has added not only grades to its program but also curricular and extra-curricular enhancements. These include a fully developed fine arts program as well as multiple opportunities in athletics and a strong academic track for high school students. As the church and school ministries grew, so grew the need for additional facilities. The school began in the church’s original 70′ x 100′ building now known as the Baker Building. The ministries grew rapidly, so the Boese Wing was added in two phases, in 1974 and in 1976. In 1980 the two small buildings sometimes referred to as the “temporaries” or “portables” were constructed. The 1980s saw explosive growth in the church, which led to the construction of the 1500-seat auditorium in 1985. A long-time dream for the school was fulfilled in 1994 when the gymnasium/high school building was finished. This building contains a full-size high school gym, locker rooms, a fully equipped commercial kitchen, modern science lab, and a state-of-the-art computer lab. A two-classroom modular building was installed next to the gymnasium in the summer of 1998. The completion of an addition to the high school building in the 2001-2002 school term has provided a cafeteria/multi-purpose room, a large library, a computer lab, and five additional classrooms.

Education: CCS is dedicated to the education of children with the Lord Jesus Christ as our example (Luke 2:52, “And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man”). Thus, attention will be given to the mental, physical, and social growth development of all children.  The school will have as its primary purpose the preparation of students for post-secondary education.  Since all students will not continue their education after graduation from high school, effort will be made to prepare them for whatever God has planned for them. 

Evangelism: CCS is dedicated to the evangelization of all children (John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”)  who have not accepted Christ as their personal Saviour.  Evangelism will be carried out through the personal contact of teachers to students and through chapel services.  Evangelism is not the main mission of the school.  

Edification: CCS is dedicated to the edification of children (Ephesians 4:12 “For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry…”).  Every effort will be made to promote spiritual growth so that students will be obedient to the Lord.  The knowledge imparted will have as its goal the development of the ability to make wise decisions and the development of God-given gifts.  Daily Bible classes, weekly chapel services, a spiritual retreat at the beginning of the year, the junior hike, and a missions-minded senior trip are all focused on ministering to the spiritual needs of our students.

Philosophy of Education

The purpose of Carroll Christian Schools is to develop well-rounded students who will grow up to serve the Lord and use their talents for Him.  Luke 2:52 states that “….Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.”  Jesus grew academically, physically, spiritually, and socially.  It is our desire to help each young person reach their full potential in Christ. 

Our desire is to have an environment where the students feel nurtured and loved.  The staff serves at great financial sacrifice because they love the Lord and students.  The faculty and staff seek to mentor each child and be a godly example to each student and their families.

 We believe that the Bible is a key part of every class.  It is the desire of CCS that we partner with parents to prepare the next generation to be able to stand against the evil of this day and to make a difference for Him.

 We believe that every student is special and uniquely designed by their Creator.  Developing character in the lives of our students is essential.  It is our desire to produce students who develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, develop a biblical worldview, know what they believe, know how to defend what they believe, know how to share what they believe, and know how to continue to grow in what they believe. 

School Profile

Here at Carroll Christian, the teachers, parents, and staff strive to provide our students with academic and spiritual excellence in a family environment.  It is our desire to help our students grow and mature spiritually through God’s Word, grow socially, academically, and in the areas of fine arts and athletics. Carroll Christian Academy was established in 1973 at Church of the Open Door in Westminster, MD.  The name was changed in the mid 1980s to Carroll Christian Schools to reflect pre-school, kindergarten, elementary, and secondary schools.  CCS graduated its first senior class in 1982. CCS is state approved to grant diplomas in the State of Maryland.  The graduation requirements have always met or exceeded state credit and course mandates, and its graduates have attended two-year community colleges and four-year colleges and universities, both private and public.


School Founded: 1973

Serves: Grades K1 – 12

Total Enrollment (2016): 298

Current High School Enrollment: 94

First Graduating Class: 1982

High School Internship Program begun: 2013-2014

iPad 1:1 HS Program begun: 2013-2014 

Athletics: Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball, Cheerleading

Average length of teaching experience: 16 years

Average K-12th grade Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:12

Active PTO & Volunteer Program

Nurse/Health facility onsite

Guidance Counselor & Career Pathing Available