Coastal Christian School begins 40th year

Sep 05, 2018
An artist's rendering of the Coastal Christian School campus in Waldoboro.

Waldoboro — Coastal Christian School opened its doors Sept. 4 for its 40th year of operation (incorporated Sept. 1, 1979). Founded by a handful of families including Wayne and Dorcelle Brown, Jack and Linda Castner, David and Susan Cole, Harlan and Claire Debrun, Douglas and Pamela Meservey and John and Liz Nice, the school met initially in a home, but grew from its humble beginnings to the facility it now occupies on North Nobleboro Road.

According to a Sept. 3 press release from the school, its purpose is to educate and train the next generation to be God-honoring and productive members of society, equipping them to not only be successful in their chosen careers but to also demonstrate the love of Christ. To this end, teachers meet daily to pray for the current and former students of the school.

The curriculum is deliberately rigorous, intended to train students to grapple with the difficult questions facing our nation today. Small class sizes enable teachers to work individually with students, guiding them through the challenges they face, the release says..

In the high school, students are encouraged to pursue subjects that interest them. Vocational training and apprenticeship programs are offered to those interested. Also, teachers will design courses to train students in a variety of subjects that the students want to pursue, according to the release. The smaller class sizes allow Coastal Christian School to be more flexible than many schools can be.The school can even accommodate homeschooled students who want to take one or more classes.

An active sports program and thriving drama program keep most of the students busy with extracurricular activities, along with opportunities to serve the school and the larger community. For example, the younger students regularly visit local nursing homes. Older students have been involved in many projects, including a trip to New Jersey to help clean up up in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the release says.

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