Prior to the 2019-2020 school year, the Christian school movement as a whole was in decline. However, the COVID-19 pandemic brought a surge in enrollment growth to Christian schools across the country. While this is encouraging news, Christian school leaders must be cautious and work to sustain the current growth surge. To maintain the growth surge, Christian school leaders can implement financial and non-financial factors of sustainability. Financial factors of sustainability include budgeting effectively, developing strategic plans, forecasting economic futures, and adhering to sound financial practices. Non-financial factors include a vibrant biblical worldview and Christian culture, effective leadership, a conducive learning environment and campus aesthetics, exemplary academics and programs, word-of-mouth marketing, and a thriving school community. By observing and implementing these factors of sustainability, Christian schools can continue to experience growth.
Johnston, J. B.
Sustaining the Growth Curve: How Christian Schools Can Sustain The Post-COVID Growth Surge.
International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal, 18(2).