The seeds that grew into CCA were planted in the small rural community of Alden, NY. A group of parents from the 奥尔登门诺派教堂, dissatisfied with the public school 和 the trend toward centralization, considered starting a Mennonite school in 1947. 小, one or two-room schoolhouses were rapidly disappearing 和 the consolidated schools would mean even less influence on the choice of teachers, 教室, 学校活动. All felt that a better education could be received in a school that operated under Christian principles. 因此,“九月” 1949, first school day opened in the basement of 奥尔登门诺派教堂 with 38 pupils 和 two teachers” (from the Alden Mennonite School Archives).

The growth of the school in the 1950s created a need for a separate building, 增加分数,增加教师. An active parent organization underwrote the cost of a bell system, 图书馆的书, 娱乐设备, 椅子和桌子, to name just a few of their many contributions. Auctions are nothing new in the history of 基督教中央书院. In 1963 the church’s “Sisters’ Fellowship” held the first, 这种情况已经持续了好几年, as an annual auction fundraiser for the school.

As the school began reaching out to the community beyond the Mennonite church, it became natural to consider a name change to 奥登基督教学校. Further development brought about a relocation of the school to facilities in 威廉斯维尔的兰德尔浸信会教堂 而且还把名字改成 基督教学校. In 1977, 一所公立小学建筑, 谢里丹山, became available due to decreased public school enrollment, 和 基督教学校 搬进了这个当时很现代化的设施, offering grades kindergarten through twelve 和 a curriculum in keeping with the NYS Regents requirements. Parent support continued to be strong with mothers volunteering their services through organizing fundraisers, 准备热午餐, 每周花几个小时祈祷. 紧时间, after the damage of an explosion from a nearby quarry, saw some faculty willing to forgo paychecks to assist the school during a difficult financial situation.

大约在这个时候, 布法罗的大都会教堂 (现在叫“十字点的教堂”), realizing the value of a Christ-centered education 和 not wanting to see this important resource to the church community dissolve, assumed the responsibility of the school in 1978年8月,随后成立公司. The name was again changed to what we now know as 基督教中央书院, offering an academically based curriculum, emphasizing the full development of the child, 精神上, 在道德上, 身体上的, 和精神上.

The H和 of God was evidenced again in 1981 when the 威廉斯维尔学院街道学校 became available 和 once again, school found a new home. Thus, in 1985, building was purchased from the school district for $275,000. The Williamsville Historical Society noted in their 1991 publication that since 1981 “the Academy School has been the home of 基督教中央书院, 与班级保持传统, 历史, 有目的的, educational character of the original building. In 1991, corner of Academy 和 School Streets was declared an Historic Site.”

As a further step in the maturation of the institution, decision was made by The 教堂 和 the school to launch CCA into 独立 with the governance of a 董事会, which formally occurred on 一九九四年七月一日. The 教堂’s nurture 和 oversight of 基督教中央书院 for sixteen years provided an important platform for the next stage in the life of this God-blessed school. 在那段时间里, CCA was granted an absolute charter 和 was registered by the New York State Board of Regents. During this transition the able leadership of Dr. 露丝·亚当斯, 当了十年校长, set a high st和ard of academic 和 spiritual leadership that was continued in 1997 by 弗雷德和艾丽·威尔. During their tenure as an interim principal team for one year,re was a search for a new Head of School. 上帝称 夫人. Nurline劳伦斯 in the summer of 1997 to Williamsville to serve as Head of School for the next 17 years.

在…的领导下 夫人. 劳伦斯, a passionate proponent of biblical integration within the 教室, school continued to grow. In 2004, 伊曼纽尔体育设施 是加到学院街大楼的吗. In 2005年,学校街25号 was purchased by CCA to house the business office 和 auction 工作人员. In 2006, school grew further with the acquisition of 主街5830号. A generous donor purchased this space to exp和 CCA’s campus. The building became the Center for Science 和 Art. The extended campus made it possible to continue to increase the enrollment of the school. In 2007, a 网球场 was added to the beauty 和 function of the campus. CCA在 学校街50号 in 2011. 2011年,在 夫人. 劳伦斯, CCA was accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges 和 Schools (MSA). 2014年,又增加了两处住宅, 学校街44号莱茵沃特街50号,被购买。.

After many successful years of service, 夫人. 劳伦斯退休了,由劳伦斯先生接任. 2015年7月的Thad Gaebelein. Mr. Gaebelein issued in a new logo 和 made improvements to the buildings 和 grounds. In 2017 he initiated a STEM program under the direction of Dr. 斯图尔特•陈, Dean of 学者 with the goal of encouraging 和 preparing students for technical careers. New electives 和 AP courses were also added.

Dr. 斯图尔特•陈 was appointed CCA Pre-K-12 President in 2020 和 served the school faithfully until the summer of 2022. 他是一个不知疲倦的支持者, 他对, CCA 和 clearly loved the school 和 its learning community. Dr. 文森特·蒙托罗被聘用了, 作为主要, during the summer of 2021 和 is currently leading the school in that role.

更详细的历史记录包含在 History of 基督教中央书院 和 Williamsville Classical Institute William S编. 嗯.