Our History

Ridgeview Christian School HistoryAt Ridgeview Christian School, we believe it is important to understand where you came from in order to better understand where you should head in the future. Ridgeview Christian School was founded in 1976 out of the burden of the members of Ridgeview Baptist Church to provide a school that had a distinctly Christian environment. 

In 1993, Pastor Don McClure became the Senior Pastor of Ridgeview Baptist Church and the Administrator of Ridgeview Christian School. Under his leadership, the ministry undertook the largest facility expansion in school history. Ridgeview Center, housing our full gymnasium, locker rooms, and 12 classrooms, opened its doors in the fall of 2001. 

For many years, Ridgeview Christian School was associated with the American Association of Church School (AACS) and its state affiliate, Old Dominion Association of Church School (ODACS). During that time, RCS enjoyed great successes including a 5-year run as the Varsity Boys Basketball State Champions and becoming a perennial ODACS Fine Arts Regional Champion. 

Over the course of the last 10 years, Ridgeview Baptist Church has undergone a dramatic shift in the philosophy and style of ministry. In keeping with the church, Ridgeview Christian School decided in 2009 to change associations from AACS to the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).

We are thankful for the Godly heritage that God has blessed us with and are grateful for the many sacrifices so many have made in order to make RCS what it is today. We are equally as excited about the future God has for us in the years to come.