CCS resides on a 30+ acre campus in Cambridge, MN. Our facility includes an early childhood education center along with fifteen classrooms utilized by our K-12 classes.
CCS understands that academic excellence relies in part on providing quality facilities. CCS desires to improve our building and grounds to effectively support our programming goals. Long term, CCS envisions an expanded athletic field complex with a full size gymnasium.
Our Full-time faculty-to-student ratio in Kindergarten-12th grade is 1:12.
Cambridge Christian School was founded in 1977 on four key precepts:
- Parental responsibility
- Excellence in everything
- God's preeminence
- Unity in the Body of Christ
Cambridge Christian School seeks to provide quality Christ centered co-curricular and extra-curricular programs which are a key component in the development of the “whole person”. Our athletic program is based on a philosophy of Christian Athletics. We desire Christ to be our motivation for excellence and the center of everything we do.
CCS offers a variety of athletic activities throughout the year. We offer teams for student-athletes in 4th - 12th grades at various levels of competition. Currently, we offer Soccer, Volleyball, Cross-Country, Basketball, Alpine Skiing, and Clay Target. See the Athletics Page for more information.
Cambridge Christian School will enrich all academic programs by incorporating technology into the classroom. Technology is used as a tool to help enhance the effectiveness of both the teaching and learning process. We seek to train students how to use technology as an integral part of life. All staff, faculty, parents, and teachers are interconnected through online communication regarding each class/subject, individual student progress reports, and school wide news and events.
CCS currnetly employs a 1:1 Chromebook program for 9-12th grades. In addition, we utilize Chromebook carts for both elementary and Jr. High classrooms. Classrooms throughout the school are outfitted with projectors, ipads, cameras, and other technology devices to help create an engaging academic environment.
CCS high school students are actively involved in college level classes through a partnership with the University of Northwestern, St. Paul.
Cambridge Christian School High School classes include core subject courses with additional elective and fine arts opportunities. CCS also partners with the University of Northwestern, St. Paul to provide college level courses that provide dual credit for current full-time students.
We also incorporate experiential emphasis opportunities as part of our High School curriculum to suppliment the classroom experience. These experiences are a requirment for all full-time High School students which include:
1. Service in our Community Week
2. Government trip to Washington D.C.
3. Winter Survival / Spiritual Retreat
4. Cross-Cultural Missions
CCS is a member of and accredited through the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).
Our Preschool is also accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and are members of Parent Aware.
CCS is sponsored by several local church bodies and is represented by over 30 different churches in our student body.
CCS is a PreK-12th Grade school offering a Liberal Arts education where students benefit from a broad experience of core subjects and fine arts. We encourage the development of problem solving skills, critical thinking abilities, and effective communication techniques. A Biblical Worldview is preeminent in all curricular areas.
Upon graduation, CCS students will be able to defend their Christian worldview and recognize cultural biases opposed to biblical values. We seek high academic standards in all subject areas. Students are empowered to use their full potential through a school-wide articulated curriculum which meets or exceeds statewide standards while integrating a Biblical worldview. CCS will annually assess its educational programming through standardized assessment and curriculum review.
A Biblical worldview is preeminent in all curricular areas. Every subject and every classroom is taught from a Christ-centered perspective.
CCS encourages individual growing relationships with Jesus, others, and the world around them. One of the outflows of a growing relationship with Christ is a love that is developed for others around us. Our curriculum incorportates opportunities for our students to display love and engage our community through serving. Secondary students are actively involved in serving our community on a monthly basis.
CCS was founded on four key precepts:
- Parental responsibility
- Excellence in everything
- God's preeminence
- Unity in the Body of Christ
CCS seeks to employ faculty and staff who are sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit in their personal and public lives and love God with all their heart, mind and strength. CCS believes the solid Christian influence of our teachers combined with a firm foundation in Biblical and creation-based learning is essential to the emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and social development of each student. We seek faculty who are certified in their particular field and have a passion for teaching with a desire for continual professional improvement. Our faculty and staff love and care for each student as a unique child of God.
All full time K-12 faculty is currently certified by the State of Minnesota Department of Education and/or Association of Christian Schools International (our regional accrediting agency).
Children are intellectual, moral and spiritual gifts from God. As such, they must be challenged and nurtured to be the best of heart and mind, all for the purpose of glorifying God. Consistency between home, church and school is the best way to ensure this.
1) CCS recognizes that God is preeminent. His word is truth, and everything fits under Him. (Col.1:16-17, 2:2-3, Ps.119:105)
2) CCS is committed to the pursuit of excellence in every area. We expect students to meet high standards in academics, discipline, character development, and spiritual development. (Mt. 5:14-16, Col. 3:23-24)
3) CCS recognizes the importance of parents. We believe that God designed the role of parents as one of authority and responsibility. Because of this, we believe that God holds parents accountable for their decisions and actions.
4) CCS is committed to unity in the body of Christ. With so many churches represented in the student body, we believe that Christians can and must work together. (John 13:35, 17:22-23)
CCS desires to foster a community of active participation from parents, faculty, staff, and students who demonstrate an attitude of love, submission to God, mercy, forgiveness, and healthy spiritual growth. We will be supportive of each other demonstrating open communication and accountability while maintaining a spirit of humility. We will also maintain a learning environment which encourages each student to achieve their best.
Cambridge Christian School will be managed to ensure development of strong spiritual foundations, partnership with parents and an excellent Preschool-12 education. This means CCS will support a comprehensive college preparatory academic program. Students will earn their education while gaining a Christian worldview and being challenged to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.
The vision statement of CCS is: Cambridge Christian exists to challenge students' minds and enrich their hearts.
CCS will teach students how to learn and practically apply their Christian faith in all areas of life. Our desire is to see each student continually grow deeper in their love for Jesus Christ. We teach each subject on a foundation of a Biblical worldview. Through active service opportunities we seek to be “salt and light” to the community around us. We understand we are raising tomorrow’s leaders and training our students to be world changers who impact the community and world around them. Daily Bible class, chapel, prayer, mission trips, and spiritual retreats are some of the practical ways we seek to implement our Christian faith into all areas of life.
Cambridge Christian School is a “parent in partnership” school. Faculty and staff seek to come along side each parent to help the student develop academically, socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually. It is our desire to uphold consistent values and goals between the home and the classroom. CCS will facilitate events for students, faculty, staff, and parents that result in a caring and supportive community. CCS will develop multiple opportunities for school families to interact with faculty and staff toward the total development of their child. CCS will build a school culture that provides open communication of its mission, vision, objectives and goals. CCS will reach the extended family including alumni, churches, and the greater Cambridge/Isanti community through effective communication, use of school facilities, and events.
CCS seeks to be good stewards of the finances in which God has entrusted us to educate His children. We will diligently seek God’s wisdom in the setting of tuition and our annual budget which will allow us to provide a quality Christian education to as many in our community as possible. In addition to tuition, we will actively seek additional sources of revenue to help keep tuition affordable through fundraising efforts and the establishment of an endowment. We will have an annual financial audit performed by an independent accounting firm.
We believe that only the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are verbally and plenarily inspired by God, are inerrant in the original writings and are the infallible authority in all matters of faith and conduct. (I Tim. 3:16).
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit (John 1:1, 2). These three are equal in every divine perfection and execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation and redemption (John 15:2).
We believe that creation was an act of God, and that the creation of Man was a specific act of God. (Gen. 1-2, 7; John 1, 3; and 1 Cor. 15:45-49).
We believe in the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death, bodily resurrection and ascension, and His personal and bodily return in power and glory.
We believe that man was created in God’s image, but that through sin he brought himself physical and spiritual death; that all mankind, possessing a sinful nature by birth, becomes an actual sinner in thought, word and deed by his own choosing, and as such is condemned to hell and unable to remedy his condition.
We believe that salvation was made possible by the vicarious and atoning death of Jesus Christ, and by His bodily resurrection, by which He paid the price for all our sins and declared us righteous. This is a free gift of God’s grace, received by faith.
We believe that the Holy Spirit, who was given to the Church on the day of Pentecost, was meant to be a continuing presence and a power in every succeeding generation of His people and a continuing fulfillment of the promise of the Father, empowering the Christian to live a Godly life and to minister to others through the spiritual gifts. The Spirit is a gift of the Lord Jesus, received by faith.
We believe that Jesus earnestly desired that all Christians be made one (I Cor. 12:13), even as the Father and Son are one (John 17:21) and that this unity can come only through personal and corporate obedience and commitment to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
We believe in the resurrection from the dead of both the saved and lost – the saved to eternal life and the lost to eternal hell.
CCS is committed to providing staff with necessary tools, equipment, technology, and training to support strong academic and spiritual growth.