Walking humbly, confident in Christ

"I will walk in freedom, for I have devoted myself to your commandments" ~Psalms 119:45


Our goal as a Christian school is to educate students in a Christ-centered environment. Accordingly, our staff members are all born-again believers, competent in the classes and age groups in which they serve. Our curriculum is also carefully chosen to reflect the values we want to instill in our students while still mainting a high standard of academics. We provide appropriate special needs assistance and accomodations throughout our classroom settings for ADD/ADHD and other learning disabilities as well as for gifted students.

Leadership Team

Karen Trout, Principal.
Karen Trout has 34 years of teaching experience and 24 years of school leadership experience as head administrator. Karen studied at the University of Maryland to receive her Bachelor's of Science in Education and earned her Master's in Special Education through Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College).

Karissa Costello, High School Team Leader.
Karissa has 15 years of teaching experience in a variety of subjects including English literature, history, biology, algebra and electives and joined the FCS leadership team in 2013. She received her AS from Art Institute of Philadelphia and BS from Millersville University.

Hank Elgersma, High School Team Leader.
Hank has more than 20 years of teaching experience and continues to teach math, science, English, and French (on occassion) at FCS while functioning as the High School team leader. Hank received his Bacholer's in Arts in Chemistry and in Mathematics from The King's College and his M.S. in Chemical Physics from Northwestern University.

Patti Elgersma, Elementary Team Leader.
Patti has been teaching 1st-3rd grade at FCS since its founding in 2000 and has an additional 16 years of teaching experience in both public and private school settings. Patti received her Bachelor's in Science in Elementary Education from Messiah College and pursued some graduate work from McDaniel College.

Freedom Christian Academy (Online)

Available for students in grades 3-12, Freedom Christian Academy offers Christ-centered curriculum in the five core subjects of math, Bible, language arts, history and geography, and science as well as over 35 electives. Courses are self-paced and teacher-directed make use of multi-media. All documentation of coursework is kept on file at FCS. Students may sign up for full diploma program os supplement homeschooling with specific courses. Call or email to set up appointment for demonstration.

  • $300 / course completed in 10 months
  • $1500 / yr. for 5 courses completed in 10 months

  • Payable yearly, quarterly, or monthly. No discounts for prepay. Checks may be made payable to Freedom Christian Schools.

    Download Online Academy Enrollment form.

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