El Dorado Christian School offers El Dorado Springs and surrounding communities an excellent alternative educational choice for their children.  We are beginning our 34th 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.

We offer a strong academic program using Christian textbooks and curriculum from A Beka, Bob Jones University, Apologia Ministries, Saxon, and Purposeful Design.  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 twelve classes of seniors.   Students at ECS represent over 25 different area churches and over 10 different towns and 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 $80

Four-year old preschool $100


First-Eighth Grade                  $237

High School             $277

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.