The Christian education movement has suffered in recent decades, as hundreds of schools have closed. Many more schools are losing students and are not experiencing growth. The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore how three mid-size Christian schools were showing positive student enrollment growth. The collective case study methodology was used to examine the phenomenon in three private Christian schools. During the course of the study, three administrators and 15 parents from three private Christian schools were interviewed regarding the topic of Christian school growth. The results of the study showed that schools who had a biblical worldview, a strong environment of community, and exemplary academics and programs experienced growth in their student enrollments. Further, the research showed that schools which possess a strong community of environment may be able to facilitate school growth by employing authentic admissions processes and word-of-mouth marketing. Possible factors of growth also identified in the study included location, tuition, and small class size.
|Advisor:||Ingle, Karen M.|
|Commitee:||Deck, Janet, Peal, Donnie, Anderson, James|
|Department:||College of Education|
|School Location:||United States -- District of Columbia|
|Source:||DAI-A 82/9(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Education, Educational administration, Educational leadership|
|Keywords:||Biblical worldview, Christian schools, School enrollment, School growth|
Copyright in each Dissertation and Thesis is retained by the author. All Rights Reserved
The supplemental file or files you are about to download were provided to ProQuest by the author as part of a
dissertation or thesis. The supplemental files are provided "AS IS" without warranty. ProQuest is not responsible for the
content, format or impact on the supplemental file(s) on our system. in some cases, the file type may be unknown or
may be a .exe file. We recommend caution as you open such files.
Copyright of the original materials contained in the supplemental file is retained by the author and your access to the
supplemental files is subject to the ProQuest Terms and Conditions of use.
Depending on the size of the file(s) you are downloading, the system may take some time to download them. Please be