Christian school serves students from 30 churches
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The Delavan Christian School is located at 848 Oak St. This nondenominational school is in its 61st year in the city.
Although it is right next door to the Delavan Christian Reform Church, it is not associated with that church. It is an accredited parental-operated school that rents space from the church.
Only about a third of the students here are Dutch. Enno Haan, principal-teacher, told me that their student body represents 30 different churches. Their school serves preschool through eighth grade. Currently they have 103 students, although they have had as many as 160.
The idea of the Christian school dates back to 1890 when Abraham Kuyper was the prime minister of the Netherlands. He felt that schools should not be a responsibility of government. It was a parental responsibility.
Haan also indicated that it was not a parochial school although they do infuse the Bible in all classes. It is the parents’ responsibility to teach religion to their own children.
The teachers at this school receive their education at Christian colleges. Most of them have graduated from Dordt College in Iowa.