First Christian School to Open New Middle School Campus for 2018-2019 School Year

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1/30/18 Napa, CA: First Christian School (FCS), a leading preschool – 8th grade private education institution in the Napa Valley has announced plans to expand its educational footprint to a second campus.  Commencing with the 2018-2019 school year, FCS will move all middle school classes and activities to a state-of-the-art campus shared with Grace Church of Napa. Coinciding with FCS’ 20th Anniversary, this move signals a new vision to serve a broader range of families seeking a first rate Christian education.

FCS has long been regarded as a place for positive and academically excellent learning experiences, delivered in a safe, family-focused environment. FCS students have excelled in preparation for higher education and later in life. The new middle school campus will allow the school to provide an even more well-rounded educational experience, while opening doors for expanded community involvement.

“We are thrilled to enter our 20th year with a new multi-campus approach,” said FCS School Administrator, Dawnelle Ellis. “Middle school is a critical period in a child’s development, and we are committed to delivering not only an exceptional faith-based education, but a place for students to develop into intelligent and compassionate human beings. This new campus will allow us to fulfill our mission and build a positive family community that reaches beyond specific church affiliations and denominations.”

FCS leadership had been actively seeking an optimal go-forward solution for the middle school, which provided opportunities for both growth and stability. After much discussion, the leadership boards of both First Christian Church of Napa (FCC) and Grace Church agreed to come together to provide a multi-campus solution. Through this plan, preschool through 5th grade will remain on the FCC campus, and middle school (6th-8th grade) will move to the Grace Church campus. The new middle school campus will feature dedicated classrooms, a youth activity room and a multi-purpose gymnasium. 

About First Christian School:

First Christian School opened in 1998, with the mission of partnering with parents to provide their children with a challenging academic education instilled with Christian values. Since that time, the school has grown to include award-winning preschool, elementary and middle school programs. FCS students overwhelmingly enjoy their school experience, and graduate with lives of purpose, service and leadership. FCS features academically and emotionally well-rounded curriculum, effective student-teacher ratios, outstanding test scores, dual-accreditation and a distinctive family atmosphere. To learn more, visit or call 707-253-7226.