August 22, 2019 Update
What a fantastic summer! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Our community has stepped up in a big way since the end of last school year…over $100,000 raised, 1,000’s of volunteer hours and 35,000 sq. ft. of renovations have brought us to the start of a new school year. While the needs of the project have become less urgent, the vision for our school is still driving us to fully utilize the building the God has provided for us and that requires your time, money and prayers. Please consider how you can continue to partner with CHESS to Reimagine Our Future.
Use the Share buttons on the left to spread the word on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIN. Many of our donations have been received from the extended families and friends of our CHESS community so it’s important to continue to share.
Sign up for a monthly giving program that allows CHESS to fund the on-going improvements to the building. If two-thirds of our families participate in a small way each month, we can support the projects that remain to be completed over the next few years. As an example, see the calculations below:
There is still plenty of work to be done in the building and we need your help to get it done. Contact the school office at 937.343.1130 or Ask A Question to learn more about the next work day.
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.