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In February of 1977, a small group of concerned parents initiated a series of meetings open to the Christian community with the goal of making Christian education available to families in the Steubenville area. From these meetings a planning committee was formed to establish a Christian school that would be an independent, non-denominational institution. Since these early beginnings, Jefferson County Christian School has grown from the kindergarten, first, and second grades of the 1978-1979 school year to a complete academic program, Pre-K through 12th grade.

The school received much assistance from the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and our brothers and sisters at East Liverpool Christian School.

Here at JCCS we believe that Jesus Christ is Lord of all, and that the Word of God is absolute Truth. This faith guides us in all that we do. Our prayer is that we will serve families by providing a training ground for young disciples of Christ, and that together, staff, parents, and students will bring glory and honor to our Lord and Savior.


In the Fall of 1979, JCCS moved to 416 S. Fourth Street in Steubenville.  Growing from an enrollment of 25 in grades K-2 with 2 teachers to an enrollment of 46 in grades Pre-K to 8.  Growing to a staff of 6 teachers as a result of hours of prayer and labor on the part of the Board Members, Parents, Staff, and concerned Christians throughout the area. 


As JCCS continued to grow, the Harmony Building in Mingo Junction was purchased to help with the expansion.  This building saw the first high school graduating class in 1997.  


Currently located in Wintersville, OH on Fernwood Road, JCCS is now home to 220 full-time students.  JCCS now partners with Ohio Christian University and the Jefferson County JVS to offer our students additional support and guidance as they move into their post secondary careers.