Hutchinson is located in south central Kansas; it has a population of approximately 42,000 and is the county seat of Reno County, which has a population of about 64,500. The Hutchinson school district (USD 308) is home to one public high school, one Roman Catholic high school, and Central Christian School.
Central Christian High School opened in September 1950 after being incorporated in 1948 as Central Kansas Bible Academy. The name was changed to Central Christian High School by corporate vote in 1955. CCS was founded by representatives of various Mennonite denominations as a result of their concern for young people. Leaders of these Mennonite denominations not only felt that students of high school age should have Christian teaching, but also were convinced that a biblical emphasis could only be given at a school which they owned and controlled. As the school grew, many different denominations became represented in the student body and faculty. Today, Central Christian is a Christian, interdenominational school serving over twenty evangelical churches.
The junior high school was added in 1971, allowing the training of students in seventh and eighth grades. Grades K-6 were added in 1975, giving CCS a K-12 program of Christian education. In order to provide parents a wholesome, Christian environment for their child that establishes excellent preparation for kindergarten, a preschool and daycare center serving children between the ages of 2 ½ to 5 was added in 1980.
It remains the prayer of the teachers, staff, and Board of Trustees that everyone who has ever been touched by CCS will go throughout the world as a positive influence for Jesus Christ.
1. Honor the Lord Jesus Christ
2. Pursue excellence in academics
3. Provide God-honoring activities
CCHS has compiled an exceptional record in the area of college admissions, as almost 90% of our graduates enter a postsecondary educational institution. Many have received academic scholarships from these institutions.