The Alpine Christian School was founded in 2004 with the desire to establish a school that serves as a beacon of light for the Big Bend area. The dream of a Christian school in Alpine originated from Virginia Haynes, a devout Christian who helped fund a parish hall with hopes to open a Christian school in the community. Alicia Bryan helped fulfill that dream when she expanded the Christian school to a new location on Holland Avenue. The school grew from six students meeting in a church to over 75 students meeting on their own campus. The Haynes and Bryan families invested their funds, time, and energy to build a foundation for Alpine Christian School using the best models available in the private school arena. Because of its demonstrated success in consistently producing students who score in the top percentiles of all testing venues and for its demonstrated success in molding young men and women of character, the school chose to adopt the model of the Classical Christian School. Jeff and Stephanie Haynes donated 21 acres of land on Loop Drive to Alpine Christian School in 2016. This generous gift allowed the school to begin their Homeward Bound campaign to raise funds for a new school building. In September 2017, Nyle and Nancy Maxwell made a substantial donation to the school that allowed us to secure an 8-classroom school building, now called The Grace Building. JP and Mary Jon Bryan sponsored the school’s new library, Brian McCoy donated the materials to complete the Administration Building, and Jack and Louisa Mayfield funded the numerous projects needed for doors to open to teachers and students for August of 2018.
This school has raised the standard for education as well as established an environment that would reflect the community’s faith in God. ACS is accredited by the Texas Alliance of Accredited Private Schools, making it the only Pre-K through 12th grade private school in the Big Bend tri-county area fully accredited by an agency recognized by the State of Texas. Alpine Christian School has met the goals for which it was created and is establishing new ones to continue to challenge its students and the area as a whole. The Alpine Christian School welcomes these challenges and looks forward to continuing its service to the area.