From its humble beginnings in the basement of Juanita Community Church in 1950, Bellevue Christian School was founded as a school with a vision for Christ-centered education.
After being involved in Christian service work in churches and on the mission field, the Greenes were influenced by the newly developing Christian education philosophies espoused by the likes of Rev. Peter DeJong, Dr. Mark Fakkema, Professor H. Evan Runner and Abraham Kuyper.
One of the very unique aspects of the Greenes’ educational philosophy was their willingness to let scripture and Christian educational theories and constructs frame training and practice.
The theories of Herman Dooyeweerd, Peter Shouls, Harvy Cox and Dr. Francis Schaeffer were discussed and debated by the early faculty as Al Greene encouraged and fostered the spirit of finding God’s purposes for what a Christ-centered education should be.
Two wonderful resources for learning more about the unfolding history and Christian educational philosophy of Bellevue Christian School are the books, Bellevue Christian School – The First Fifty Years and Second Sight – Renewing the Vision of Bellevue Christian School for the New Century.