Emmanuel Christian School has been a fixture in Enid since 1981 and offers a Christian education for students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade.
“The primary mission at ECS is to prepare students for life by teaching a Biblical world view, which emphasizes character development and academic excellence to the glory of God,” said Cathy Epps, headmaster.
Emmanuel Christian School’s curriculum includes physical education, art, computer classes and music, both vocal and instrumental.
“Standardized test results each year bear witness to our strong academic standards,” said Epps.
Emmanuel also focuses on teaching servitude, Epps said.
“At ECS we encourage service projects within our community,” she said. “Several classes visit and perform at local nursing facilities, one serves lunch at Our Daily Bread, two classes offer “Thank You” treats to our community employees each year and the others deliver Meals on Wheels each month. We also raise money for mission projects .... Serving others is important to the mission of ECS.”
Emmanuel Christian is the largest Christian elementary school in the area and offers tours for interested families. The school is accepting applications for the 2013-14 year.
St. Joseph’s Catholic
St. Joseph’s Catholic School first opened in Enid in 1904 and maintained its presence until 1975. The school re-opened in 2001 and continues to provide Catholic education to pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade students.
St. Joseph’s academic program includes art, physical education, religion and spirituality, vocal music and band.
“St. Joseph’s Catholic School is preparing for the 2013-2014 school year and the school invites your family to be a part of it,” said Wade Laffey, St. Joseph’s principal of the school, which is accredited by Oklahoma State Department of Education."
He said each classroom is equipped with an Intelliboard, and the school has an upgraded computer lab.
Families interested in St. Joseph’s may visit the school and pick up an enrollment packet or contact the school via phone or Internet.
“Tuition at St. Joseph’s Catholic School is affordable, features limited class sizes, and the school offers an after-school program for working families,” said Laffey.
A public open house is set at April 18.
Hillsdale Christian School is a private Christian school for pre-kindergarten through sixth-grade students. The school is in Hillsdale, about 20 miles northwest of Enid.
Hillsdale offers an academic team, math olympics, spelling bees, science fairs, speech meets, basketball, cheerleading, track and music.