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BACKGROUND & PHILOSOPHY

Open Door Christian Schools (ODCS) are co-educational preschool through grade twelve college preparatory schools serving Christian families. Governed by a Board of Directors, ODCS is a non-profit, non-denominational institution which was founded in 1976. ODCS is committed to the historic Christian perspective of life as set forth in the Bible, recognizing God as the creator of all things, the Holy Spirit as the convictor of the believer, and the Son of God as Savior of all who believe in Him.                

ODCS is committed to the Judeo-Christian ethic and holds that the knowledge of God is the beginning of wisdom; that the Bible is the infallible, inerrant word of God; that fellowship with God is the basis for true fellowship with one another; and that each student is uniquely  created by God and is endowed with particular talents. Therefore, our aim is to function as an extension of the home and to nurture each student in his/her development as a whole person:  spiritually, mentally, physically, and socially—providing the opportunity to educate for eternity.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Celebrating 40 years of exemplary education for families of Northeast Ohio
  • Comprehensive Bible curriculum, daily Bible class, weekly chapel, and every course and activity taught with a Biblical worldview.
  • ODCS is the largest Christian school from Toledo to Cleveland with an enrollment of near 500.
  • 95% of 2015 graduates went on to higher education and earned over $1.7 million in scholarships.
  • 2015  National Merit Scholar joining 13 other ODCS students to have received this honor
  • Over 5,000 community service hours are performed yearly by upper school students  and service projects in all grades.
  • ODCS offers 10 Advanced Placement (AP) classes on campus and 10 different AP courses online.
  • 23% of ODCS families receive need-based financial assistance for tuition
  • Gymnasium renovated with a new floor,bleachers,scoreboard and weight room.
  • 98% of High School students are involved in extra-curricular activities.
  • Strong arts program-theatre, visual, instrumental and vocal including 44% of high School students participate in band and/or choir.