August 1982 marked the first year of Forest City Christian School. It began with six students in the Ellington Township Hall. The next year this one-room school house was converted to a two-room school to accommodate fourteen students.
Registration during the summer of 1984 totaled thirty-one, necessitating a move to the former country-western store East of Forest City. Because enrollment kept increasing, the secondary grades move to the shelter house at Greenfield Estates in 1986. The secondary students moved again in 1989 to a building on Airport Road. When that building was sold and the store was needed for another use, parents decided to purchase and renovate the old Great Western Lampshade Factory at 305 Walnut Street, our current location. Enrollment for preschool-12th grade totaled 125 students.
In the summer of 1993 the school was offered the Winnebago office building. Parents voted to accept the offer. Renovations began in 1995 with volunteer help. The first day of class at the FCCS East campus was April 6, 1998. Students in preschool-6 th grades remained at the West campus and students 7th-12th grades moved to the East campus.
With the economy slowing and enrollment dropping, FCCS parents decided in June, 2001 to sell the East campus and move back together. The building was sold in 2003. A portion of the proceeds has been used to establish an endowment for FCCS.
Having served students with a Biblically based education for over 25 years, FCCS has found God faithful to complete the work which He has started.