History of Central
In 1967, there were a number of concerned people in Desoto Parish who were interested in operating a private school that sought to offer educational opportunities with standards of excellence where prayers could be offered and the Bible read with an open expression of faith in God—lasting values upon which America’s foundation is laid.
In the summer of 1967, the Central School Corporation Board of Directors was organized and a corporate charter to operate a private school, kindergarten through high school, was submitted to the Secretary of State in Baton Rouge. Through much hard work and the dedication of fourteen families, the charter was granted. In August of 1967, Central School opened with twenty-six students. The Corporation leased the old Grand Cane High School, including all of its facilities, from the Grand Cane Development Association.
Central received accreditation the first year and has been an accredited school ever since. It is currently accredited through the Louisiana Department of Education and the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools.
In the summer of 1969, more people saw the need to have a school for their children where Christian values and American principles would be upheld. God continued to bless, and Central grew.
The Encarta Dictionary: English (North America) defines pioneer as “a person or group that is the first to do something or that leads in developing something new.” It is evident that there has been a true pioneer spirit present in Central School since its very beginning. In fact, we could not have kept our doors open throughout the years if it had not been for the dedication, hard work, generous donations, and love for children from parents and friends—true pioneers. Above all, Central School has been blessed by God. We know where our help comes from—our Heavenly Father
The heritage of pioneers is that of a winner—in the classroom, in sports, at home, at work, and, most of all, in character. May God continue to bless Central School, and may Central School continue to serve God and its country.