The doors of the Culpeper Christian School opened in the fall of 1976. The vision that God had given to the Rev. Glenn Oldaker a decade before through his wife, Ruth, was at last a reality. However, it was only the first step that God would take to bring this vision to completion. God would intervene again and again in special ways to build and expand the facilities, program, and faculty. From the beginning, God has impressed us with the need for patience to build slowly with quality, so that the school will be a lasting ministry of excellence.
Culpeper Christian School exists to please the Lord Jesus Christ and to train students by working with the home to build academic excellence on the Word of God.
The primary objective of Culpeper Christian School, Inc. (C.C.S.) is to recapture the philosophy, curriculum and proven methods of the traditional American Christian school, which includes the following:
- Having a Bible-based, Christ-centered teaching/learning process in every area of the curriculum and school activity, dedicated to the fundamentals of the Word of God and to the principles of our traditional American heritage under the direction of born-again, Christian educators. It is the chief goal of these educators to develop students of character and conduct who live for the glory of God and for the good of society.
- Imparting these Christian principles to our students through highly-trained, motivated, dedicated Christian leaders, including teachers, administrative personnel and board members who are of one mind in achieving these spiritual goals and in maintaining high standards of learning in our academic program.
- Taking seriously the responsibility of God's delegated authority to parents, pastors and, in our case, teachers to "train up a child in the way he should go" and to expect the child to render proper respect and obedience to God-given leadership.
- Training the student to exercise self-discipline based on Christian standards.
At Culpeper Christian School, we believe that every student is a unique individual created by God. Students have a need to see school learning situations from God's perspective so that their learning process will be purposeful, meaningful and joyful, transforming not only their minds, but also their emotions and wills with the wisdom and love of their Creator.