Open Door Christian Schools

8287 West Ridge Road
Elyria, OH 44035-0440
     Tel: (440)322-6386
Grades: PK - 12 | 465 students
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.
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. In partnership with the family and the local church, our mission is the salvation, the discipleship, and the education for life and service of the students entrusted to our care.
ODCS is the largest Christian school from Cleveland to Toledo and is 1 of only 4 schools in Ohio to be chartered by the State of Ohio, an accredited member of ASCI and AdvancED.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
AdvancED
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported speech language
Year Founded 1976

Student Body

Total Students 465 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 26%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Open Door Christian Schools Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 30%
Number of AP Courses 10 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average ACT score 24
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(casual campus wear)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Please contact the school as tuition varies per grade and discounts may apply.
% on Financial Aid 23%
Admissions Director Bronwyn Tucker

Sports

Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
BowlingCheering,
Cross CountryFootball,
SoccerSoftball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 28 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. 8th Grade Trip, Art Fairs, Choir and Chorus, Concert Band, Educational International Travel, Elementary Bands, Elementary-High Schools plays and musicals, Great Debate, Handbells, Honors Courses, Junior Statesman Club, Key Club, Marching Band, Math Olympics, National Honor Society, Ohio Mock Trial, Physics Project Contests, School Newspaper, Science Fairs, Senior Class Trip, Spanish Club, Speech Meets, Talent Show, Top Ten of the Class Banquet, Yearbook, Young Authors, elementary sports, tennis club 8th Grade Trip, Art Fairs, Concert Band, Great Debate, Handbells, Honors Courses, Key Club, Marching Band, Math Olympics, Science Fairs, Spanish Club, Speech Meets, Talent Show, Yearbook, Young Authors, tennis club, Choir and Chorus,
Educational International Travel,
Elementary Bands,
Elementary-High Schools plays and musicals,
Junior Statesman Club,
National Honor Society,
Ohio Mock Trial,
Physics Project Contests,
School Newspaper,
Senior Class Trip,
Top Ten of the Class Banquet,
elementary sports,

School Notes:

Please visit our school profile at www.odcs.org under the admissions tab for detailed information on academics, sports, the arts and more. Open Door Christian Schools: Challenge the Mind, Strenghten the Body, Guide the Soul.
HIGHLIGHTS
ODCS is the largest Christian school from Toledo to Cleveland with an enrollment of near 500.
95% of 2014 graduates went on to higher education and on average each graduate earned $65,000 in scholarships.
Over 3,500 community service hours are performed yearly by high school students including missions trips.
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.
ODCS Patriot Theatre performs a yearly spring musical at Lorain County Community College Stocker Center and is the only high school using this venue.
In addition to the popular Accelerated Reader program, ODCS also has Accelerated Math using the iPad2 platform.
Gymnasium was renovated with a new floor, bleachers, and weight room.
95% of High School students are involved in extra-curricular activities.
45% of students grades 8-12 participate in band and/or choir.

Profile last updated: 01/29/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Elyria Catholic High School (3.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Elyria Christian Academy (1.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St Mary Elementary School (2.9 miles away)
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