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Historical Overview of Cambridge Christian School


Cambridge Christian School started in North Branch, MN in 1978.  Using one room in the basement of the United Methodist Church, the school consisted of 22 students and 2 teachers.  The mission was to develop an educational program where teachers, in partnership with parents, could challenge the mind and deepen the heart.   

After one year, the school had outgrown the small space and had to find a new home.  Space became available on the Chadashchay Christian Ministry property located on Lake Fannie east of Cambridge.  With assistance from the pastoral staff of Chadashchay Ministries, the school thrived in a multi-denominational setting where children could come together to receive a Christ-centered education.

The school grew and matured during the first 25 years located on the grounds of Chadashchay.  Academic and athletic offerings improved and expanded.  Spiritual growth was enhanced by community outreaches, mission trips and a strong Bible curriculum.  Space was limited.  In an effort to focus on multi-church sponsorship and to promote the school in a fresh way to the community at large, the school began to look for a new facility.

In the Fall of 2004, Cambridge Christian School began the next chapter of its journey.  The school relocated to the new facility at 2211 Old Main Street South, Cambridge, where it continued in its drive toward excellence to build mind and spirit.  An early childhood center and additional classroom space was added in the fall of 2006.  More classrooms and restrooms were finished and ready for use in 2010. 

The current campus of Cambridge Christian School houses an early childhood center, elementary and secondary classrooms, administrative offices, and a sports field complex.  The early childhood center uses two classrooms and has their own independent playground.  The early childhood center also has their own administrative space connect to their classrooms.  The elementary and secondary classes utilize fifteen classrooms.   Two rooms are designated for K-12 art and music classes.  A multi-purpose room serves as the school’s chapel, lunch room and indoor physical education facility.  The school also has a main receptionist office, financial office, superintendent’s office, health room, and a faculty lounge.

The campus consists of 30+ acres which also provides plenty of green space for outdoor recess and physical education classes.  The campus includes a baseball and soccer complex located on seven acres.

The school frequently makes use of local church facilities for programs, dramas and school ceremonies.  North Isanti Baptist, Lakeside Christian and Harvest Christian all have readily opened their facilities for the school’s use.  The school also partners with the local Armed Forces Reserve Center where we are able to host most activities related to our volleyball and basketball programs.