Calvin Christian School celebrated its 100th-year anniversary in the Spring of 2012 (1912/13 - 2011/12) at the Evening For Calvin event, and is still teaching students in this community of South Holland to live for the glory of His name. Calvin Christian School has always been a school founded upon the Calvinistic Christian principle that all things must serve a great purpose - to glorify the one and only Sovereign God. To realize this exalted purpose more effectively, the entire education of a child must assist him to become a better and more influential Christian in all spheres of his life. Our eyes are focused upon God as we labor with covenant children who are the salt of the earth and the light of the world.
With a growing population in South Holland, IL in the early 1900's, it was felt by a group of families that shared in the Calvinistic Reformed mindset, that more positive Christian instruction in the elementary school was desirable and that there were good reasons for having a private school founded on basic Christian principles. And so it happened that the movement for establishing a "Society for Christian Instruction" became a reality. About eight dedicated men met in our small and relatively young community of South Holland, to make plans to usher Christian education into this basically Dutch Reformed Community. The first school building was a two-room school building located on East 159th Street (no longer standing) which cost approximately $1,500. "South Holland Christian School" was opened on March 17 and dedicated March 19, 1912.
To this very present day, God has truly blessed our school during these first 100+ years and continued its rich heritage in this community. South Holland remains to be a village dedicated to "Faith. Family. Future." There have been many joys, celebrations, and exciting historical events. And many hardships and trials throughout the history of this town, and throughout Calvin Christian School's existence, were overcome by faith and prayer. It is our continued prayer that our Covenant God continues to bless and guide us, so that our children in this community may celebrate 100 more years here at this Christian institution. We stand with perseverance and follow the Lord's call to be salt of the earth and the light to this broken world. We at Calvin Christian School are a diverse community in a very diverse, temporary world, continuing the heritage of those who have gone before us. You can feel the warmth, love, and fellowship when you walk through the front doors; the same Christlike love and passion that drove the early pioneers centuries ago. We give thanks for the Lord's continued faithfulness, provision, and guidance.