What makes a Charlotte Christian Knight? It is not just wearing blue and white. Knights study hard in the classroom, work together on the field, perform well on the stage and faithfully serve others in the community. Charlotte Christian Knights annually volunteer to chaperone field trips or faithfully pray over class lists. Knights help other Knights become lifelong learners. Knights value a faith in Christ and the importance of being in a place where “everyone knows your name.” #iamaknight stories share insights from alumni, students, parents and employees on what it means to be a Charlotte Christian Knight!
Charlotte Christian has helped develop my faith. It has been a blessing to learn from my teachers and mentors, not only academically but also spiritually. Moreover, it has helped expose me to different areas of learning that I hope to pursue. I am thankful for every teacher, administrator and more that has poured into me, and I am grateful for my experience at CCS."
David Ntim ('22)
I chose Charlotte Christian because from the moment I stepped onto campus for my interview, I knew that something was different. The environment of the school was vibrant and the people were so welcoming that it immediately felt like home.” Katie Caldwell (’22)
Each of my teachers have poured into my life and walked alongside me throughout my time at CCS. They care so deeply about their students and are dedicated to helping us grow spiritually and academically. The faith-based college prep academics alongside Christian values have allowed me to see how God is actively working in my life and around the world.”
Olivia Jackson (‘22)
Even though Charlotte Christian offers incredible academics and athletics, it is the life-long friends and experiences that will stick with me most. I learned that being able to connect with a like-minded community is important to our personal lives - high quality friendships = high quality life. I am sad to see my days as a Charlotte Christian student end, but I will always remember that I am a Knight connected through Christ forever!”
Judd Utermark (‘22)
My parents chose Charlotte Christian because of the community and the college preparatory education. Charlotte Christian offers not only a faith-based curriculum but also a strong tight-knit community that nurtures and supports their students. Even more, my parents wanted me to be grounded in my faith before college - something Charlotte Christian ensures."
Kendall Ficken ('22)
My children have grown and flourished here because they have been pushed forward in their leadership skills and what it means to be a leader, what it means to be part of a Christian community. It’s about building their character, it’s about building them spiritually, it’s about building their academics so that they have success when they leave here. Not to just have them sheltered and taken care of while they are here but so they can defend their faith, they can go to great schools and they can make a difference." Mindi Scerri, parent of three CCS students
We wanted a school that would partner with us to make sure that Christ remains at the center of our children’s lives. This is an environment that looks at the whole child.”
Musunga Kabwe, parent of students in grades 10 and 11
Sarah and Jimmy Greene, parents of students in grades 5 and 9, convey their appreciation for our community and the difference it has made in the lives of their children and family.
Clint and Meagan, parents of students in grades 1 and 3 share their story. (video coming)
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Dr. J. Derek Halvorson ('89), President of Covenant College shares his story.
Daniel Fogarty ('98), Beds for Kids Co-Founder shares his story.
Stephen Curry ('06), NBA Golden State Warriors Guard, shares about how Charlotte Christian helped prepare him for life.
Payton Walker ('15), News Anchor shares her story about being a lifer at CCS.
KnightCast Podcast: Leah Metcalf ('01), professional basketball player shares her story.
Terrelle Brown ('18), Wheaton College student, shares his memories as the inaugural head prefect and the experience he gained from his leadership opportunities.
KnightCast Podcast: Eric Gunderson ('03), American country music artist with the group Love and Theft shares his story.
KnightCast Podcast: Daniel Bard ('03), pitcher with the MLB Colorado Rockies, shares his story.
Alumni Snapshot: Sarah York ('14) gives three words to describe her CCS experience:
foundational, life-giving, home"
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One of my favorite parts of working at CCS is the relationships I enjoy with the people I work alongside. I’ve made some of the deepest friendships of my life with my colleagues. CCS helps us to deepen those relationships through times of devotion as a faculty, times of prayer in small groups and times of enjoying one another’s company.”
Teaching at CCS has been one of the biggest blessings for me. I teach social studies and STEM, which has a lot of hands-on activities in class, but it was fun to see the students engage in a club and write articles and execute deadlines for the Lower School Newspaper. Clubs offer an excellent opportunity to interact with students beyond the classroom and watch them explore something new!" Diane Ketron, Lower School Teacher
Feeling appreciated as a teacher is so easy at CCS! Not only do we work in a positive, supportive environment, but we also get to enjoy special days like Employee Fun Days and Employee Appreciation Luncheons. It is a great time to connect across divisions on the incredible things God is doing on our campus while eating delicious food and playing games with one another.” Jenna Simpson, Lower School Teacher