HISTORY

NCCS History

From four families nearly four decades ago to 900-plus students on our 50-acre campus today, the story of North Cobb Christian School is one of growth, favor, and downright miracles as God has paved the way for His school to flourish.

The Beginning

North Cobb Christian School was chartered by four families seeking a biblically based, academically excellent education for their children.

Breaking Ground

10 acres of land was purchased near the borderline of Acworth and Kennesaw, and construction began. By February 1989, the building was complete!

Nonprofit Status

Housed within Grace Brethren Church in Marietta, NCCS received its official nonprofit status, elected a Board of Directors, and joined the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).

 

Enrollment Explosion

Enrollment exploded in 1995 at 300 students, revealing a critical need for more space.

Growing Again!

NCCS kicked off a capital campaign to finance an addition that added 30 classrooms, a gymnasium, science lab, media center, two cafeterias and office space.

 

High School

The school opened its doors to high school students, adding one grade each year.

First Eighth-Grade Class

NCCS’s first eighth-grade class graduated! Enrollment continued to climb.

 

First Senior Class

The first senior class of NCCS graduated, with six graduates and a total school enrollment of 910.

New Addition

Because of the Lord’s rich blessings, miraculous contributions, and many generous donations, the new addition was completed!

 

AAA Athletics

We moved up to AAA competition and ranked as the eighth largest private school in Metro Atlanta.

GISA Champions

Our first year with the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA), NCCS was named overall champion in the 4AA region for competition in athletics and fine arts.

 

Eagles Football

Additional property, along with a football program, was added! The success of NCCS athletic programs led to a jump to the Georgia High School Association.

Renewed Vision

Head of School Todd Clingman joined the NCCS family. The Academies were launched in the Upper School, allowing students to “major” in a field of study that aligns with their collegiate and career plans, including The Academy of Business; The Academy of Counseling, Ministry and Education; The Academy of the Arts; The STEM Academy; and Academy of Exercise and Sport Science.

 

Student Experience

Science labs, classrooms, and band and orchestra rooms were added. Additionally, space was renovated for the Upper School Student Life Center, and a Field House was completed for athletics and PE classes.

Master Plan

A Campus Master Plan was launched, adding the Fine Arts Building, Upper School building with math and science labs, the athletic stadium, expanded dining areas, and facility upgrades.

 

Ribbon Cuttings

NCCS continued to expand, holding ribbon cuttings for a beautiful tennis complex, practice field, and a new entrance on Eagle Drive.

Arts + Acreage

Property was acquired, expanding our campus from 16 acres to over 40. Adjacent former church property was transformed into our state-of-the-art Fine Arts Building.

 

His Plan|Our Time

The His Plan|Our Time Capital Campaign was launched, planning for the addition of a designated Upper School building, which will add 26 classrooms, including a STEM Center and Makerspace, student collaborative areas, and much-needed parking. We plan to break ground in spring 2020 or before!

 

We look back at the last 35-plus years with amazement and humility. As a school family, we are filled with immense gratitude for all that God has provided for the good of our students.

This is His school, and to Him be the glory!

TOGETHER... CULTIVATING HEARTS. CHALLENGING MINDS. IMPACTING CULTURE.

We are always struck by the authenticity of the faculty, staff, families and students at NCCS. It's more than a school. It's a family.
-- NCCS Parent


After coming to NCCS, I felt myself become a different kid. I was able to stay more focused in the classroom because everyone here wants the best for you.
-- NCCS Student


Our children aren't just taught -- they're loved. NCCS teachers pour themselves into the students, molding who they become.
-- NCCS Parent


At NCCS, we focus on glorifying God on and off the field. Becoming an athlete at North Cobb Christian changed who I am as an athlete and as a believer.
-- NCCS Student


The Arts at NCCS lets me tap into gifts I never knew I had. I've found joy, purpose, and lifelong friends who share my passions.
-- NCCS Student


I found the best spiritual leaders at NCCS. The teachers and staff ensure that our spiritual education is just as important as our academic success.
-- NCCS Alumni


I am forever grateful to NCCS for making me the person I am today. I want to give back to provide the same opportunities for future generations.
-- NCCS Alumni


It's hard to explain, but the minute we walked in the doors, it felt like home. Our whole family has thrived within this precious school's tight-knit community.
-- NCCS Parent


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