Open Door Christian School

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Our mission is to provide a Christ-centered educational environment where we can teach the mind as well as the heart and soul of children so they are equipped for lives of Christian love, service and leadership.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Religious AffiliationBaptist
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Year Founded1986

Student Body

Total Students72 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade Open Door Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size11 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$3,700
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,000


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Math Olympics, Science Fair, Spelling Bee

School Notes

  • Open Door Christian School (ODCS) was founded in 1986 by Linda Pippin. First Street Christian School was the original name. Mrs. Pippin never intended for the school to be more than a one room classroom; however, God had another plan. She started the school to meet a need of teaching her young daughter through a biblical perspective. When the school started at Oak Street Baptist Church, Jon Randles served as the pastor.As the small school continued to grow, Linda formed a board to guide her spiritually and give insight in regards to operating a school. Every time they would pray, it seemed the words "open door" kept being uttered. In 1989 the school`s name changed to Open Door Christian School. The original leaders desired for the children to have open hearts and minds.As the years passed, various parents approached Linda about teaching their children who were in different grades. In the early 1990`s, Linda Pippin hired an additional teacher in order to meet the growing demands of the school.In August of 2000, Oak Street Baptist Church, under the leadership of Pastor Joe Finfrock, formed a long-range planning committee. The committee presented the church with a 1 year plan, 5 year plan and a 10 year plan. During the one year plan, Open Door Christian School became an official ministry of Oak Street Baptist Church due to the vision and God`s guidance of those on the long-range planning committee.Over the years, ODCS continued to grow. The school now has multiple grade levels and teachers. Open Door did not grow from a one employee school to a many employee school without experiencing many obstacles and adversities that shut the doors of most Christian Schools. Yet, God`s favor is with the school and its doors remain open.

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school, elementary school and preschool to Open Door Christian School is Community Christian School (35.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Mineral Wells
    Grades: PK-12 | 127 students
    35.2 miles
    2501 Garrett Morris Pkwy
    Mineral Wells, TX 76067
    (940) 328-1333
    35.2 PK-12
  • Bridgeport
    Bridgeport Preschool
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-K | 12 students
    49.4 miles
    2011 Edgewood Dr
    Bridgeport, TX 76426
    (940) 683-5252
    49.4 PK-K
  • Weatherford
    Grades: PK-12 | 317 students
    49.5 miles
    2300 Ranger Hwy
    Weatherford, TX 76088
    (817) 341-0000
    49.5 PK-12
  • Weatherford
    Grades: PK-6 | 161 students
    51.7 miles
    802 N Elm St
    Weatherford, TX 76086
    (817) 599-8601
    51.7 PK-6
  • Weatherford
    The Schoolhouse
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-K | 73 students
    52.9 miles
    1116 Santa Fe Dr
    Weatherford, TX 76086
    (817) 594-8444
    52.9 PK-K

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