Independent Christian day schools have always played a prominent role in American education. This article provides a brief historical overview of the origin of independent Christian schools; examines some of the research on their composition, success, and enrollment trends; and draws some preliminary conclusions about the ethos of such schools following a field-based observation. Catholic educators will recognize the primary challenges these schools face: financial stability and spiritual vitality.
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Carper, J. C., & Layman, J. (2002). Independent Christian Day Schools: The Maturing of a Movement. Journal of Catholic Education, 5 (4). http://dx.doi.org/10.15365/joce.0504062013