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Worthington Christian Schools is an American private secondary Christian school in Worthington, Franklin County, Ohio. The school was founded in 1973, and teaches grades nine through twelve.

Worthington Christian Schools
Address
6670 Worthington-Galena Road

, ,
43085

United States
Coordinates40°5′58″N 83°0′37″W / 40.09944°N 83.01028°W / 40.09944; -83.01028Coordinates: 40°5′58″N 83°0′37″W / 40.09944°N 83.01028°W / 40.09944; -83.01028
Information
TypePrivate Christian
Religious affiliation(s)Evangelical Christian; Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches
Established1973
School districtWorthington Christian Schools
PrincipalDr. Buzz Inboden[1]
Head of schoolTroy McIntosh
GradesK-12
Enrollment350
Color(s)Red and Gold[1]         
Athletics conferenceOHSAA[1]=
Sportsgolf, football, soccer, volleyball, girls tennis, cross country, Boys JV basketball, Boys Varsity Basketball, Girls JV Basketball, Girls Varsity Basketball, Bowling, swimming, track, boys tennis, softball. cheerleading
MascotWarriors
Team nameWarriors[1]
RivalColumbus Academy
AccreditationNorth Central Association of Colleges and Schools[2]
Athletic DirectorKevin Weakley[1]
Website

As suggested by the name, the school teaches Christian beliefs as a required part of its curriculum. All students and staff must agree to what it calls the Community Life Together Covenant, which is a statement of values and principles, that guide conduct.

According to the school, 95% of graduates go on to a subsequent four-year degree program.

OrganizationEdit

The high school is run by Worthington Christian Schools, which in turn, is a ministry of the Grace Polaris Church of Columbus, Ohio; a member of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches. The school's statement of faith comes from the fellowship, a voluntary organization of autonomous churches. Students come from a variety of different Christian churches, and are required to share core beliefs, but not necessarily belong to the same denomination.

Notable peopleEdit

This is a selective list of both graduates, and others who attended the school.

  • Tyler Joseph – founder, lead vocals and multi-instrumentalist of the alternative rock musical duo Twenty One Pilots, graduated in 2008.
  • Renaldo Rapheal Christians – Born in Cape Town, South Africa, he graduated in 1996. He is known for his achievements in sport, namely soccer, winning a league championship with his club in Europe. Named as sports man of honor by the Western Cape South African Department of Sport.
  • Lawrence Funderburke – Former Ohio State and NBA basketball player (although Funderburke transferred and finished his high school career at the now closed Wehrle High School)
  • Maggie Grace – Television and movie actress, she attended Worthington Christian Schools from Kindergarten to grade nine (grade nine being the only one at the high school). At the time she was at the school, her name was Margaret Grace Denig.[3] She has shared about her experience while being interviewed by Conan O'Brian.[4]
  • Melody Pomeroy – Graduated in 2001, she is a stage actress who has performed across the U.S., as well as in Germany and Japan[5] Her most recent role was in a national tour of Oklahoma!.[6]

SportsEdit


Ohio High School Athletic Association team state championshipsEdit

  • Boys' Basketball - 1999[7][8]
  • Boys' Golf - 2017[7]
  • Boys' Soccer - 2006, 2009, 2011[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Retrieved 2010-02-17.
  2. ^ Institution Summary, AdvancED, Retrieved 2012-07-08
  3. ^ Warrior News - Winter 2005 (PDF), Publication of Worthington Christian
  4. ^ "Maggie Grace's Youth Was Like "Footloose"". TeamCoco.
  5. ^ "Warrior News - Winter 2003/2004 (PDF)" (PDF).
  6. ^ Melody Pomeroy at OklahomonTour.com
  7. ^ a b c OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2008-11-07.
  8. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Basketball D4". Retrieved 2008-11-07.

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