Innovative K-5 and Middle School
curriculum • Small class sizes • Active and caring community • Inspiring a love of learning
Christ the King School was founded in 1937, for the purpose of providing quality education in a Catholic environment. Despite the fact that the country was in the throes of the Great Depression, Gerald P. O’Hara, the Bishop of Savannah, felt that opening a Catholic school was the first priority of the newly formed Christ the King parish community. Construction began in 1936 and the school was finished and blessed by Bishop O’Hara on October 31, 1937. The Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart were the first administrators and teachers and established the strong educational foundation that continues today.
In 1940, the first high school classes were added to the school, and an all-girls high school flourished from that time until 1958 when St. Pius X Catholic High School was founded. Christ the King School closed its high school that year and began using the extra classrooms for music and art instruction. The Hyland Center, which houses the school’s gym and several classrooms, was built in 1963 and was named for Bishop Francis E. Hyland.
In 1987, Christ the King School was named a National School of Excellence, and in 2007, a National Blue Ribbon School. Christ the King School is proud to have been twice recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for its outstanding academic programs.
Mission and Philosophy
Christ the King School creates a nurturing, Christ-centered environment based on its Catholic tradition of fostering academic excellence, individual responsibility, spirituality, and growth of the whole child, in order to spread the Good News of Jesus in word and deed.
A tradition of excellence in education is part of the Catholic heritage. Recognizing the value of the past, the contemporary Catholic school combines a long history of effective educational experience with continuous program planning and development. The instructional program at Christ the King School allows for a progression of skills and competencies.
Each student is encouraged to advance at the pace most appropriate to his or her age, developmental stage, and ability, and to accept the responsibility for his or her own learning.
Christ the King School views education as a cooperative effort. The collaboration of family, school, church, and community broadens and enriches the sense of identity and consistency so vital in building the total educational program. Together with the family, Christ the King School provides an opportunity for moral development within a climate of support and openness. Using Catholic/Christian values, students are encouraged to make responsible choices.
During the school year, you can find a Christ the King School feature page in the weekly Cathedral of Christ the King bulletin. To check for updates or download a pdf of the bulletin, use the link below.
Christ the King School creates a Community News publication twice a year. To download a pdf of the latest issues, use the links below.