The mission of Christian Fellowship School is to provide quality Christian education in a community of grace where students are known and loved.
The vision of Christian Fellowship School is to raise up multiple generations of Godly young people who love the Lord with all their heart, soul, mind and strength, who serve Him in both their vocational calling and in the local church and who worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MO School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 393 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,000
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School News

  • DeSantis places as a National Merit Scholarship finalist - 09/11/2019
    Congratulations to Matthew DeSantis, a CFS Senior, for qualifying as a National Merit Semifinalist! Out of 1.5 million students who took the PSAT in 2018, he is among 16,000 ...moreSemifinalists representing the highest-scoring entrants in each state and represent less than 1 percent of each state`s high school seniors. This is a huge accomplishment, and we are very proud of him. hide

Top Rankings

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
393 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade
Christian Fellowship School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
25 students
Number of AP Courses
3 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics, Dual Credit Analytic Geometry and Trigonometry, Dual Credit Calculus and Analytic Geometry I, Dual Credit College Algebra, Dual Credit College Composition 1, Dual Credit College Composition II, Dual Credit Elementary Statistics
Average ACT score
Classroom Dress Code
(K-8 Uniform and 9-12 Non uniform)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
PK : $225 a week All Day K: $8,035 All Day 1- 5: $8,5345 6: $9,170 7-8: $9,785 9-12: $10,250
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Max Vikhter
Admissions Associate
Kim Thoma



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 extracurriculars
Columbia Career Center Courses, Student Council

Club or Organization:
National Honor Society, STEAM Club, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Art, Band, Choir, Speech & Drama

School Notes

  • Christian Fellowship School, founded in 1981, has grown to a fully-accredited college preparatory school, educating nearly 300 students from PK-12th grade.  Using a combination of Christian and secular textbooks, we integrate an academically challenging curriculum with Biblical studies, Christian principles, ethics, and student-led prayer and worship.
  • Our teachers, coaches and staff model Christian attitudes and encourage each other to esteem atributes such as humility, honesty, kindness, and excellence.  By reinforcing the faith and values students are learning at home, CFS provides a consistent environment for growth.
  • Christian Fellowship School serves a diversity of students with varying racial and socioeconomic backgrounds.  Over 20 percent of the school's current enrollment receives tuition assistance.  Students represent over 40 Christian churches and numerous denominations including Baptist, Lutheran, Disciples of Christ, Evangelical Free, Presbyterian, and Assembly of God.  
  • Our graduates have been accepted at 65 different colleges and universities in 24 states, and 16.7% of our graduates have qualified for the Missouri Bright Flight Scholarship, placing them among the top 3% of the students in Missouri.  The average ACT score of our students over the past 5 years has been 26.  
  • Our StuCo hosted an open house for all incoming students this fall... Here is the recap
Profile last updated: 08/17/2021

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (7 reviews)
If you want your student to be prepared for college or life, these people will invest their heart and soul into your student to help them succeed. Smaller class size, passionate teachers and a culture of character. Go Knights!
- Posted by
We moved our children to CFS for middle school several years ago. They had been in Columbia Public Schools and we were very frustrated with the curriculum, environment and administration. We had looked at several other private schools and even considered homeschooling when a friend recommended CFS. Without realizing it, we had had a completely inaccurate image of CFS, and it wasn't until I actually visited the school, observed classes, and talked with other parents that I realized CFS was a vibrant school that offered a strong and traditional education that is sorely missing in Columbia. They use books, write on paper, do "normal" math, learn grammar and vocabulary, get art, music and PE--all in a Christian environment that supports kids to be responsible, thoughtful and independent. We also appreciate that they can participate in many sports without having to dedicate every spare moment of their free time like most competitive sports these days. CFS is a hidden gem in Columbia.
- Posted by
My kids have been attending CFS for 9 and 5 years now. There are many reasons why I love our school, but the sense of community is probably at the top of the list. My kids feel loved by the teachers and the staff and I always feel that they are safe. The Bible based curriculum is challenging, but good preparation for college. The teachers are always available to listen or help with assignments. I always feel confident recommending CFS to friends and family.
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We moved here from out of state, not knowing anything about the area except our niece and nephew attended Christian Fellowship School and both have done very well after graduating. We chose Christian Fellowship based on this and it has exceeded our expectations. Not only are they getting a superior education, they are also being discipled in the process. Our kids love going here and we love that they will be in the same school despite their age gap of 5 grades. The teachers have been top notch and the education is rock solid. We are excited to be a part of the family at Christian Fellowship School.
- Posted by
Our children transferred to CFS after having a wonderful elementary education experience in Columbia Public Schools. Not necessarily seeking a Christian Education, after learning more about the school and touring we quickly concluded this was the right place for our family. Not only is their curriculum top notch, sporting programs reputable but their strong commitment to raising a well round individual is unwavering. The staff and educators know most children (and their families) by name creating a real sense of community. The fact that our children are also growing their faith daily is a blessing. We highly recommend and endorse Christian Fellowship School as one of Columbia's finest education options.
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I have one student who is now at Baylor, along with two of her other classmates, and they have all thrived in a rigorous academic environment in college. My other student is in high school and both of them have been at CFS from Kindergarten on. They are mature, and both academically and spiritually prepared for life beyond high school. Both benefited from being able to compete in high school sports since our school is small. The teachers take the extra time necessary to help in any area they are struggling.
- Posted by
My four sons attended school here. They were nurtured, encouraged and challenged by the exceptional staff and teachers. The Christian education they received has been extremely meaningful to them as they've grown into manhood. I highly recommend both the elementary and high school learning environments. The basics of math, English and science are emphasized and the curriculum is outstanding. They actually have hardback books! I highly recommend Christian Fellowship School of Columbia, MO!
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MO School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 393 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,000
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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