The history of Red Bird Christian High School (and the Elementary) is one characterized by academic integrity, rigor, acumen, and clear focus. Through the years since 1921, the school gained a reputation as one of the best academic institutions in the mountains and beyond. Dedicated and committed teachers streamed to the school to serve and to impact the academic integrity of this revered institution of learning. University preparation is at the heart of our calling in addition to spiritual growth. These teachers made a difference in the lives of thousands and thousands of people who have their roots planted deeply in the rich educational environment of the school.
Our faculty hails from different areas of the nation coming to Red Bird with keen ideals and outstanding talents. The diversity of faculty enriches the academic experience of our students.
Most of our graduates go on to universities or colleges. Red Bird annually funds college scholarships to our graduates about to enter higher education and those already there. It is not uncommon for students to receive scholarship help from Red Bird Christian School throughout their college careers.
One goal is to encourage our graduates to go beyond the Appalachians to study and to learn in a college or university. We maintain relationships with our students so that we can support and help sustain them as they face adjustments to new cultures and peoples.
Red Bird Christian High School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; Christian Schools International; The University Senate of the United Methodist Church; and the Kentucky Department of Education. We follow the State’s academic guidelines for graduation. The core of our mission is college preparation. We are a college preparatory institution.