In 1983, Rev. Nick Harris was called as pastor of the Ovilla Road Baptist Church. From that point, he and the church began praying for the day when a school could be founded that would teach all disciplines from the perspective of God’s Word and be a help to parents as they rear their children in the knowledge of the Lord. Those prayers were answered in the fall of 1992 with the first class of nine K-5 students. The school system of four-year-old kindergarten through twelfth grade was completed in the 1997-1998 school year.
Ovilla Christian School is a Christian Education ministry of Ovilla Road Baptist Church. We are a biblically-based Christian school that seeks to partner with Christian families to produce a distinctively Christian, college preparatory environment. We provide the opportunity for children and young people to become centered in Christ and to be well prepared to serve as Christian leaders and role models in the midst of an increasingly secular society.
Statement of Faith
- We believe that both the Old and New Testaments are the authoritative and inerrant Word of God. They alone reveal the three Persons of the Godhead: Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit.
- We believe in the incarnation and virgin birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as true God and true man.
- We believe that man was created in the image of God, but is separated from God by sin.
- We believe that man is redeemed by grace through faith in Christ’s vicarious, substitutionary atonement for sins through the shedding of His blood on the cross.
- We believe that the gift of eternal life is available to all men, that those who receive Christ by faith are regenerated by the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God.
- We believe in the bodily resurrection of Christ, his imminent return, and the resurrection of all people: the saved to eternal life with Christ and the unsaved to everlasting punishment.
OCS is accredited through the Association of Christian Schools International (grades K5–12). OCS is also a member of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS).
The OCS campus is comprised of five buildings for classrooms, a library, fine arts rooms, science and computer labs, a cafeteria and two gymnasiums. The most recent additions to the campus include a new gymnasium and soccer field.
The teachers at Ovilla Christian School are committed to helping parents prepare their children for life. Each has completed the necessary college training to teach students in their respective areas of assignment. Each has ascribed verbally and in writing to the Statement of Faith of Ovilla Road Baptist Church and the Mission Statement of Ovilla Christian School. OCS teachers have the students’ best interest at heart and stand willing to assist parents in fulfilling the God-given responsibility for educating their children. The relationship of the school and the home becomes one of sharing and caring about the mutual benefit of each. Thirty-seven full-time and 4 part-time faculty members represent a variety of academic credentials and denominational backgrounds. All faculty members (with the exception of K4 teachers) possess college degrees and 30% possess post-graduate degrees.
Class size is limited to 12 students per section in K4, 15 students per section in K5, 18 students per section in grades 1-5, 20 students per section in grade 6, and 22 students per section in grades 7-12.
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Before and After School Care:
Before school care is available beginning at 7:15 am. After school care is available until 6:00 pm Monday – Friday. There is an additional fee for afterschool cared.
Grading periods for grades K4 – 12 are in nine-week increments. Progress reports and report cards are viewable for grades 1 – 12 via Renweb School Software.
- A = 90-100
- B = 80-89
- C = 70-79
- F = 69 or below
All students are required to wear the school uniform which is outlined in the Parent-Student Handbook.
Within the emblem, there are three words which describe the purpose and direction for building character in the lives of OCS students. These areas are the basis of the total instructional program of OCS. The areas and their prescribed qualities are 1) what a student must know—based on Faith, 2) what a student must do—based on Integrity, and 3) who a student must be– based on Purity. When these three areas are established in a student, they will soar like eagles and be “prepared for life.”
Mascot & Colors
The mascot of Ovilla Christian School is the Eagle. The Eagle symbolizes the Christian’s ability to rise above the power of sin, self, hell and the grave because of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. “But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31.
School colors are blue and green. Blue symbolizes purity, through the obedience to the Word of God in our life. “Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for it, that He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the Word.” Ephesians 5:25b, 26. Green symbolizes the growth that God wants to produce in the lives of His children. “As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby.” I Peter 2:2.
The Parent Teacher Fellowship is organized for the purpose of creating a closer relationship between the home and school, strengthening the parent’s realization of their biblical responsibilities, and encouraging cooperation with the teachers in the education of their children. Meeting dates and programs are announced during the year.
Athletic Booster Club
The purpose of the Ovilla Christian School Athletic Booster Club is to promote and assist financially in any way possible all of the athletic programs and student athletes at Ovilla Christian School. It is to serve as a supplement to the existing operating budget. Meeting dates and events are announced during the year.
Major Development Event
- Annual Boosterthon Fun Run (Spring)