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CHESS Christian School, established in 2014 as a hybrid Christian school, recently relocated to the former home of Ridgeville Christian School located on Lower Springboro Road in Springboro, OH.
The move is a response to the steady growth CHESS has experienced as families desire alternative educational options. Parents recognize the need for change in education as students prepare for the 21st century marketplace. The hybrid model of education develops strong self-regulation and organizational skills that equip students to be strong community contributors.
After receiving accreditation in 2016, CHESS received private school designation from the Ohio Department of Education. Since this time, the school's enrollment has since increased by 25%, leading to the need for a larger footprint to accommodate continued growth. CHESS Christian School plans to begin the 2019-20 school year in their newly renovated building.
The former Ridgeville Christian School was started in the early 1970’s and was closed in 2006. It was a church-owned school with enrollment fluctuating from 200 - 700 students over the course of its existence. The original school building was expanded upon multiple times. Starting with 4 offices and 9 classrooms, the first expansion added 11 more classrooms and a large gymnasium. The final expansion in 2000 added more offices, 13 additional classrooms and another gymnasium.