Our Mission Statement


By God’s enabling power, we teach students to pursue spiritual, academic, and physical excellence by providing quality instructional programs in a loving atmosphere.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.."

John 3:16 KJV 




Christian Schools of Springfield has been used of God to train thousands of students in the Greene County area for over sixty years. CSOS, a ministry of Baptist Temple, began under the direction of Dr. Harry Vickery in 1963. The burden of Dr. Vickery, the founding pastor of the church, was to provide a quality Christian education for children of all ages.


The first graduating class for CSOS was the class of 1972. Throughout the years of the school’s existence, CSOS graduates have distinguished themselves in many areas.


CSOS is currently a member of the Missouri Association of Christian Schools and the American Association of Christian Schools. The school is strongly academic in its emphasis, orthodox in its doctrine, and conservative in its approach.



Christian Schools of Springfield’s primary reason for existence is to assist the home in their responsibility of educating the whole child and the church in making disciples. Ultimately, our goal is for students to trust the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior and to be prepared for a life of service to God and to humanity out of love, for His glory (John 3:16; Matt. 6:33; 16:26; I Cor. 13; 10:31).


Christian Schools of Springfield cannot overemphasize the importance of faithful attendance in church (Heb. 10:23-25). It is vital in support of the Christian home. One’s commitment to Christian education, as offered at CSOS, is evidenced by the family’s commitment to the local church. Christian Schools of Springfield is not a substitute for regular family worship.



The educational philosophy of Christian Schools of Springfield is based on the Word of God (Ps. 1; 119:105, 130; Prov. 1:7; II Tim. 3:15-17). The principles of Scripture are the basis of faith and practice in the school. The curriculum is taught from a Biblical, Christ-centered perspective so that students will learn that God’s truth is absolute and culturally relevant (Col. 1:12-20).


Every staff member has accepted Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and affirms his/her belief in the doctrinal statement of Christian Schools of Springfield, Missouri (John 3:7). Each staff member affirms his/her commitment to live an authentic Christian life as an example before the students (1 Tim. 4:12). We seek teachers who sense a calling of God to Christian education, who are well-qualified in their field, love students, treat them with dignity, and seek to be consistent in discipline (Eph. 6:4; 1 Cor. 13).


Christian Schools of Springfield provides a two-year-old through eighth grade program. A strong emphasis is placed on reading, writing, computational skills, thinking, good study habits, the development of Christian character, and a disciplined approach to the pursuit of knowledge. Physical development is strongly encouraged as well as participation beyond the classroom. It is our desire to provide an educational environment where students are taught to pursue spiritual, academic, and physical excellence for life (Luke 2:52).


It is our objective that Christian Schools of Springfield be distinguished as a place where: truth and knowledge are taught, God is revealed, wisdom is sought, integrity is expected, excellence is applauded, leaders are developed, service is encouraged, and participation is cultivated for the glory of God (I Cor. 10:31).


The Word of God is the foundation of relevancy that we employ to give our students a well-rounded education. The Bible is not only relevant for time, but for eternity.





Meet our Team



Gregory Arnold



Shelly Conn

After Care


Jessica Courtney



Gaveta Hawkins

Language Arts/Middle School


RaeLene Salisbury

early childhood



Brenda Wyrick



LaVonne Arnold



Shannon Conrad



Tom Dye



Rylea King

After Care


Kimberly Tate




Anita Yates



Kathryn Burney



Alyssa Corwin

Language Arts/Middle School


Caitlin Estep

Elementary Aide


Claire O'Neil

Early Childhood 


Darrison White