Flourish: A Chattanooga Christian School Campaign
Flourish: to grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way, especially as the result of a particularly favorable environment.
Generous support from the many family and friends of CCS makes it possible for our school to support need-based tuition assistance and to fund capital expansion through the Flourish campaign. One hundred percent of the funds to support the Flourish campaign are raised outside of tuition and fees. We are extremely grateful for the sacrificial giving of the CCS community throughout the history of the school.
The Flourish campaign focuses on four initiatives: 1. Upper School Science Labs, 2. Lower School Building, 3. Student Life Spaces, and 4. Need-Based Tuition Assistance. Read more about each initiative below.
Upper School Science Labs
What: Five new state-of-the-art labs with full utilities, a new fabrication lab, new classrooms, and a student collaboration space near the entrance of the High School.
Why: Only one of the current labs has proper space for experiments, but that lab was built in the mid-1980s. The other labs have inadequate space with mostly donated equipment. To accommodate more AP classes and increased interest in Science & Chemistry, a full overhaul is needed.
Student Life Spaces
What: A new open-air pavilion, expansion of the Varsity Gym, renovations of the Fine Arts Center and Learning Commons, and an all new Spirit Shop.
Why: With consistent growth over the last 10 years, CCS needs more classrooms and student life spaces. There are not enough covered spaces for students to eat lunch, and there is a lack of gathering spaces for collaborative study. The Varsity Gym needs more seating as well.
CCS Business Partner Program
The CCS Business Partner Program is a great way for local businesses to advertise and support athletics at our school.
Lower School Building
What: A 1200+ square foot Lower School building, a covered walkway on the existing Lower School building, an early childhood playground, renovated Middle School classrooms, and an outdoor courtyard for Middle School students.
Why: The Lower School lacks PreK classrooms with bathrooms in the classroom. In addition, with the increased interest in STEAM, new spaces are critical. There is limited space for hands-on, ongoing, project based learning, especially in the Lower School.
Need-Based Tuition Assistance
What: $1.4 million in tuition assistance to be distributed to families over the 2017-2018, 2018-2019, and 2019-2020 school years.
Why: CCS has served families for almost 50 years, and the Lord has grown the school from 40 students to an enrollment of over 1,200. Approximately one in three students at CCS receives tuition assistance. This year we will be giving over $950,000 for need-based tuition assistance.
For Excellent Teachers Endowment
The For Excellent Teachers Endowment supports teacher compensation and faculty development.