Parkview Christian School was started in the fall of 1980 by Calvary Community Church and its pastor, Dr. Carl Godwin. The K-8 school began with 60 students and within two years of opening expanded to offer a full K-12 program.
Continuing to expand to minister to families in the Lincoln area, a preschool and daycare were opened in the fall of 1991. Today, Parkview Christian Schools operates three separate locations for preschool and daycare for young children.
Early on, Parkview Christian School played a central role in a nationwide struggle for religious freedom in private schools. In the spring of 1983, Parkview Christian School was ordered by a judge to finish the school year and not reopen in the fall. This announcement brought an outpouring of prayers and support nationwide from Christians concerned about the overt intervention of the state into church and private school affairs.
Parkview went ahead and held classes, and received a stay from the Nebraska Supreme Court until the court could hear the case. During that winter, a study by a task force of the governor’s office looked at the operation of the school. A bill was passed by the Nebraska State Legislature in the spring of 1984 allowing the operation of church and home schools within the state of Nebraska without a government permit.
Founded on that principle of religious freedom, and always striving towards excellence in education the school employs teachers who are professionally trained and hold state teaching certificates. The school is fully accredited by the Nebraska Department of Education.
“Parkview Christian School empowers all students to reach their God given potential through a Christ centered education, superior academics and diverse opportunities.”
Christ Centered Instruction
We are committed to preparing students for more than just tomorrow.
A life giving education prepares students for more than just college and their future vocations. At Parkview Christian School, we prepare students for eternity. We recognize that God, who created all things, is the source of all knowledge and all wisdom (Proverbs 1:7; 9:10).
Our goal is to raise up strong, grounded Christian leaders who are: