Ferndale Campus


1616 Ferndale Ave.

Melbourne, Florida 32935


Our Story

Discover Life Campus


3550 W Eau Gallie Blvd

Melbourne, Florida 32934


The initial vision for CCS began in 1984 with a small group of concerned Christian men. Robert Burger, a local attorney, along with Jess Yates, a local dentist headed the small group of men who wanted to start an interdenominational, Christian school in which Biblical principles would be taught. At the first "official" meeting called by that founding group, the fifteen people in attendance all came from different churches. Our name, Community Christian School, therefore, seemed an obvious choice. Five local pastors were invited to serve on the first Advisory Board.

The school began with a Pre-School and Kindergarten held then (and now) on the grounds of the Tabernacle Church in north Melbourne, Florida. Senior Tabernacle-Pastor, Jamie Buckingham, a man who eagerly shared the "vision" for the founding of CCS, offered the "Tab's" buildings. He often used the term "mission" in reference to the Tab's participation within CCS.

From that foundational step, one grade has been added each year. CCS now features K-12 Main and ESP. Our first Senior Class graduated in May 1997, and we are looking forward to our twenty-first and largest class in the year 2018.

We are also looking forward to our brand new building and occupying it in October of the 2017-2018 school year. We will be moving into a brand new 60,000 sqft. building, with modern updates and accommodations for all students and staff.