Epworth Christian School began in the hearts of the members of Epworth Fellowship Church under the leadership of Pastor Ron David. The church members voted in March of 1979 to begin construction of a school building which was completed by September of the same year. Church members worked tirelessly over the summer to see their dreams become reality.
On September 4, 1979 the school was opened with 62 students and 6 teachers. Over the years, many would volunteer their time and effort in various ways. In ten years, the enrollment grew to 200 and a staff of 18.
The A.C.E. (Accelerated Christian Education) curriculum was taught for the first few years. Students worked in paces at a pace they could tolerate by themselves with a supervisor and monitor in each room. Most rooms contained two or three grades. Each student had their own cubicle (cubby or office). They each had two flags (1 Christian and 1 American) which they raised for help from a supervisor or monitor. Courtesy and respect were emphasized and red, white, and blue was the attire for students and faculty alike.
Around 1986, the Abeka curriculum was introduced and each grade became seperate.
Over the past 20 years, many changes have been made such as dress code and curriculum - all to meet the needs of our students in our changing world, such as computer and foreign language.
Even though our society seems to have rejected our Christian heritage, Epworth Christian School is dedicated to Christian education.
Our students are the hope and future of our church and nation.
Written by: Eleanor Pusey
I. Commitment to God (Psalm 37:5)
II. Commitment to Honesty (Luke 16:10)
III. Commitment to Classmates (Matt. 5:16)
IV. Commitment to Authority (Romans 13:1)