The Celebration Christian School System is a ministry of Celebration Church and is comprised of Crescent City Christian School, Crescent City Christian Daycare and Development Center, and Celebration Christian Daycare and Development Center. Our mission is to provide a unique combination of spiritual vitality and academic excellence in a strong, caring community of believers.
We believe the school’s greatest assets are the strong Christian values of our families, faculty, staff, and administration. The authority of God’s Word reigns supreme, and students are taught to think critically with a Christian worldview. Academic excellence is never compromised. Rather it is enhanced by providing a strong Biblical foundation and a rigorous, holistic curriculum that begins in early childhood and continues through high school. This curriculum is designed to address the child’s development not only academically but spiritually, emotionally, physically, and socially as well.
Crescent City first opened its doors on September 4, 1956. The school was originally founded as Mid-City Baptist High School by Pastor J. Paul and Mrs. Helen Driscoll and was located in conjunction with Mid-City Baptist Church on Airline Highway in Metairie, Louisiana.
In 1975, the school and church moved from Airline Highway to a new facility on Transcontinental Drive. Along with the new facility, the school received a new name in keeping with the location and the Driscoll’s desire to reach everyone within the “Crescent City.” Thus, the name was changed to Crescent City Baptist High School and the church’s name to Crescent City Baptist Church.
In August 2005, Crescent City Baptist Church merged with Celebration Church to create a unified ministry within the community. At the time of the merger, Celebration Church owned and operated a school (Celebration Christian School) located on Airline Drive, which provided a quality education to daycare through 8th-grade students. With the merger, Celebration Church also acquired Crescent City Baptist High School.
Very shortly after the merger, Hurricane Katrina struck the New Orleans area destroying the Celebration Christian School campus and severely damaging the Crescent City Baptist High School campus. The two schools were merged at the Transcontinental campus, and, after rebuilding both its facilities and internal structure, now function together as Crescent City Christian School, serving students from daycare through 12th grade.
Crescent City Christian School (CCCS), a ministry of Celebration Church, provides a unique combination of spiritual vitality and academic excellence in a strong caring community of believers. Though the facilities are exceptional, we believe that the school’s greatest assets are the strong Christian values of our families, faculty, and administration. The authority of God’s Word reigns supreme and students are taught to think with a Christian worldview. Academic excellence is never compromised but enhanced by providing a strong Biblical foundation. A rigorous academic curriculum starts in early childhood education and continues through high school.
CCCS provides a holistic education. Music, drama, team sports, student clubs and activities are part of the student’s experience. In addition, CCCS values academic, ethnic, socioeconomic and denominational diversity. Our students attend more than 50 different churches throughout Jefferson and Orleans Parish. Ethnic minorities represent over 20% of our student body.
Our mission, as a Christian leadership school, is to equip students spiritually, academically, socially, and physically, encouraging them to reach their highest potential in life for Christ. Crescent City’s philosophy is every academic and extracurricular arena should train students in the Word of God and help them to reach their highest personal potential in Christian maturity and leadership. We accomplish this philosophy in full cooperation with the student’s home and Celebration Church. (Deuteronomy 6:4-8)
We believe each student is a unique creation of God and intended to fellowship, serve, and have a relationship with Him. Parents have a God-given responsibility to instruct their children in the ways of God and help them establish an eternal relationship with Him. The Christian school is a partner with the home and church in accomplishing this goal. Therefore, we must be vigilant, efficient, compassionate, and accountable to the students, parents, church, and God. We must apply the Holy Scriptures as our guide for reproof and instruction. “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.”- Jesus (John 8:12)
As a ministry of Celebration Church, Crescent City Christian School aligns with the doctrinal stance of the church. To further understand the mission and values of Crescent City Christian School, please visit http://celebrationchurch.org/about online.
Our objective is to provide an educational environment that puts God’s perspective first in all areas of the school, allowing us the ability to minister to, train, and grow each student in their walk with Christ. One of the most important aspects of a Christian school is to ensure that it is built on the proper foundation: Jesus Christ. At Crescent City Christian School, we strive to produce young people who excel at academic achievements while being grounded in Christian values and beliefs– people who will truly become the future “lights of the world.”