Christ the King Catholic School opened its doors for two hundred students on September 5, 1961. Fifty students were enrolled in each of the first through fourth grade classrooms. The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet were chosen to staff the school. The first year of operation the school was staffed entirely by religious. The original school consisted of eight classrooms, a library, a health room, faculty room and two offices.
With the addition of another first grade class of fifty students each September, the school reached its full capacity of 400 students, eight grades, and its first graduating class in June of 1966. This same year marked the beginning of departmental teaching in the three upper grades.
In the 1970’s Christ the King Catholic School added Kindergarten classes. The Parent Teacher Group (PTG) was formed to provide fund raising, parent education, and social events. The first School Board was elected as an advisory body to assist administration in formulating school policy.
In the 1980’s the addition of a Learning Center brought much-needed technological advances to Christ the King. Extended Day Care was also introduced to provide before and after school care for students of working parents. The annual Parish Festival, which began as a one-day carnival, has grown to a three-day major event full of fun activities.
A new junior high wing was built and opened in January of 1999. The school suffered a devastating fire in its central school building in May of 1999. With much hard work, dedication, and loving hands a new school was constructed and opened its doors for the 2000-2001 school year. Christ the King Catholic School’s tradition of academic excellence was continued in March 2004 with the renewal of accreditations from the Western Catholic Education Association and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
During the 2007-2008 school year Promethean Activboards were installed in the Kindergarten-8th grade classrooms to bring interactive technology to all of our students. Teachers received iMac laptops to incorporate their lessons with this new technology. In addition, Activotes, handheld assessment tools, were purchased for use by the students in the classrooms. These devices allowed teachers the opportunity to receive immediate feedback on student learning acquisition in order to determine when students had mastered a skill or needed re-teaching. The Media Center had all of its Dell computers replaced by iMacs running a dual platform so that both Microsoft Windows and Apple technologies could be utilized.
In 2009-2010 the Garden of Blessings and Prayer Garden were completed. These beautiful spaces provide a peaceful meditation area, Stations of the Cross, an outdoor nature classroom, a fruit and vegetable garden. Produce from the garden provide ingredients for items served at the Garden Café, a Friday morning gathering place for school families and parishioners. Proceeds from the Garden Café, in turn, support the gardens.
2011-2012 brought the addition of an outdoor amphitheater to our campus. Located at the edge of our junior high wing, it provides open seating for classes, small performances, and many other school and parish activities. The school has full enrollment at 324 students with 36 students in each class. There are 34 faculty and staff members.