El Dorado Christian School 2017-2018 Calendar


Aug. 1 First tuition payment

Aug. 1 Work Day/Night 9:00-9:00

Aug. 10 Teachers’ Meeting 9:00-3:00

Aug. 14 Open House 6:00-7:30      

Aug. 15 First Day of School


Sept. 1 2nd Tuition payment due

Sept. 4 No school – Labor Day


Oct. 12 End of 1st Qtr; 34 days

Oct. 19 1:30 Dismissal (All)

P/T Conferences 2:00-6:00


Nov. 2 1:30 Dismissal

Chili Supper/Auction

Nov. 22 1:30 Dismissal

Fall Parties

Nov. 23 No school – Thanksgiving Break


Dec. 7 Elementary Christmas Program

Dec. 15               1:30 Dismissal



End of 2nd Qtr; 37 Days

Dec. 18          No school – Christmas Break

Jan. 1


Jan. 2 School resumes

Jan. 8-11 Spirit Week

Jan. 12 Court Warming

Jan. 15             No school-MLK day

Jan 18               1:30 Dismissal

Teacher In-service 2:00-4:00


Feb. 14 Valentine’s Day Parties

Feb. 19 No school- Presidents’ Day


Enrollment Begins for 2017-2018

Mar. 6 Spring Program 6:30

Mar. 8 End of 3rd Qtr; 36 days

Mar. 12-15 No school – Spring Break

Mar 29 Easter Parties


Apr. 16-18 Achievement Testing

K-10th Grades; Senior Trip


May 1              1:30 dismissal (all) P/T conferences 2-6 pm to discuss test scores

May 3 Silver Dollar City Family Day

May 7 $100 Book Deposit

due for 2017-2018

May 12 High School Graduation 7:00

May 15 K-5/8th Graduation 7:00

May 17 1:30 Dismissal

Last Day of School

End of 4th Qtr; 36 days

*Tuition is due on the 1st of each month, and is late after the 10th, thus incurring a $20 late fee.

El Dorado Christian School 2017-18 tuition and requirements

   El Dorado Christian School offers El Dorado Springs and surrounding communities an excellent alternative educational choice for their children.  We are beginning our 35th year providing a quality education from a Biblical worldview in a safe environment.  The primary purpose of ECS is to train students in the knowledge of God, the Christian way of life, love of country, and to give students an excellent academic education.  As the standards of our society continue to change, ECS is committed to maintaining objectives based upon the unchanging principles of the Word of God.

   Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, El Dorado Christian School is an A+ Designated school, providing high school graduates the opportunity for 2 years of tuition paid at a Missouri community or vocational college. Our high school graduates are required to meet Missouri state graduation requirements, and earn admission and scholarships to both public and private universities across the nation.

We use curriculum determined to best meet our educational goals, and these include A Beka, Saxon, BJU Press, Purposeful Design, IEW, and Apologia.  Upper-level math and science classes are available, as well as college preparatory classes and religious studies.  Students also have the opportunity to enroll in dual enrollment classes through local community colleges.   Our academic program is presented by a qualified and attentive faculty of 16 teachers, as well as support staff.

    Our students can choose to participate in a variety of extracurricular activities, as well as full athletic programs in basketball, volleyball, and track.  We emphasize spiritual growth through Bible classes and chapel services and serving the community doing various service projects.

      Beginning with our preschool program, our students learn to read by learning letters and sounds in our strong phonics program. Our students learn cursive writing beginning in first grade. In addition to the basics, we also provide classes in upper level math and science, college preparatory, drafting, art, computer technology, religious studies, and foreign language.   

      Since its inception in 1983, ECS has more than tripled its number of staff members and student enrollment and, beginning in 2005, ECS has graduated thirteen classes of seniors.   Students at ECS represent over 25 different area churches and over 10 different communities.

   ECS requires our seniors to meet Missouri graduation requirements. The overwhelming majority of our high school graduates has gone on to college or the military and has been academically successful and well prepared for college. Our students have an average ACT composite score of 24 which is above the national average.      

Our school operates on a four-day school week, 8:00-4:00, Monday through Thursday.  By going an extra hour during the day, we more than meet the minutes required by the state for public schools.   Doors open daily at 7:50.

The three-year old preschool class meets on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, from 8:00-11:30.   Four-year old preschool meets Monday through Thursday 8:00-11:30 or 12:30-4:00.  All other classes are in session from 8:00-4:00.  Monthly tuition rates are as follows:

Three-year old preschool  $85.00

Four-year old preschool $105.00

Kindergarten             $195.00

First-Eighth Grade                  $244.00

High School             $284.00

       El Dorado Christian School is located at 1600 S. Ohio, El Dorado Springs, MO.  We are a non-profit organization and do not receive any government loans or grants.  For more information about our school or to enroll your child, please visit our website at eldobuffalos.com or contact the school office at (417) 876-2201 to schedule a tour.  Our summer office hours are Tuesdays from 9:00-1:00.


Faculty and staff 2016-2017

Board Members:

Mr. Randy Bland, Chairman, Mr. Greg Castor, Dr. Cammie Housh,  Mr. Randy Jones, Mr. Terry McKinney, Mr. Joe Trussell, Mr. Brandon Watkins

Principal Mrs. Amy Castor

Administrative Assistants Mrs. Natalie Baker, Mrs. Michelle Steuck

Preschool: Mrs. Julie Jones and Mrs. Staci Allison


Mrs. Staci Allison, Mrs. Jan Bland, Mrs. Darla Daniel, Mrs. Janice Witt

Elementary Teachers: Mrs. Angie Batson Mrs. Becky LeeMasters

Mrs. Janet Swank Mrs. Jill Ash Mrs. Jennifer Caldwell

Seventh/Eighth Grade: Mrs. Cheryl Eslinger    

P.E. Mrs. Elle Biron

Elementary Art and Music Mrs. Elle Biron

High School:  Mr. Travis Bryson Mrs. Kelly Bryson Mrs. Patty King Mrs. Dixie Christensen

Athletic Directors

Travis and Kelly Bryson

Custodian Mr. Bob Carter


New teachers for ECS 2017-2018

Mrs. Janet Swank will be teaching English for us this year.  She received her degree from Wichita State University and comes most recently from the Warrensburg area.  Our kindergarten students will be team-taught by an excellent line-up of teachers.  Mrs. Jan Bland and Mrs. Janice Witt will be teaching one kindergarten class, while Mrs. Darla Daniel and Mrs. Staci Allison will teach our second kindergarten class.  These ladies have much combined experience teaching kindergarten, as well as preschool children.  Mrs. Elle Biron will be teaching elementary art, music, and p.e. this next year.   Travis and Kelly Bryson will serve as our Athletic Directors for the 2017-2018 school year.


ECS 2016-2017 Highlights

Listed below are just a few of the events which occurred during the 2015-2016 school year:

High school received A+ Designation

• Active parent/teacher organization

• First annual Spring Showcase for high school students

• Students across all grades consistently scored above national average on the Terra Nova Standardized tests.

• School-wide sponsorship of a child from Haiti

• Educational field trips

• Senior Trip to Disney World

• Elementary students participated in various community service events

• Grandparents honored for Grandparents’ Day with a program

• Grades 6-8  VFW Essay winners and participants

• Grades 6-12 DAR Essay winners and participants,

• High School Students did numerous Community Service Projects throughout the year.

• Various team and individual awards earned in volleyball, girls’ and boys’ basketball, and track

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