The Oswego Community Christian School opened its doors in September 1979 with 21 students. The school was started through the cooperative efforts of Oswego area pastors who desired to create a school that would offer an excellent education in an inter-denominational Christ-centered environment.
While enrollments, location, staff and students have changed over the years, the mission to provide an excellent education for the Oswego community has remained constant. Now, more than ever before, we live in a society at risk. Children growing up today face great challenges from the world around them. The Oswego Community Christian School endeavors to prepare its students for their futures by providing them with both the educational and spiritual tools needed for success.
A basic responsibility of Christian parents is to “train up a child in the way he should go…” that “when he is old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6) Is it proper for you to train your child at home one way and then allow him/her to spend the majority of his waking hours in a school that often contradicts your values and the teachings of Christ? Oswego Community Christian School exists to assist you in developing in your child, the mind, heart, and character that are centered in Christ. That mission hinges on three things: home, church, and school. The home, church, and school can work together, without confusion, to train up your child in the “way he should go”. Oswego Community Christian School is dedicated to providing excellent academics in an educational environment consistent with the Biblical standards of conduct and service.
We pledge to share with you the mission of preparing your children for a life and lifestyle that puts God first.
Teachers, at every grade level, utilize our state of the art Apple Laptop computers for various projects and research. These computers are housed in a mobile cart used to transport the computers to individual classrooms. Safe, wireless internet access is available to students for research purposes only. Keyboarding skills are also taught at various grade levels.
Academics are taught with a Christian world view along with spiritual and social values by caring teachers with degrees in elementary and secondary education. In traditional classroom settings, students receive instruction following the New York State curriculum guidelines. A Beka Book and Bob Jones University Press, two major Christian Curriculum publishers, are utilized for core subjects. OCCS teaches the fundamentals of reading through a phonics-based approach. Classroom teachers supplement the regular curriculum with special programs, guest speakers, projects and field trips.
In addition to core studies, children in grades K through 8 receive instruction in art, music, swimming and physical education. The seventh and eighth grade curriculum also includes Spanish, cooking and nutrition, sewing, photography, study skills and technology.