Happy 60th Birthday, CCES!


On September 9, 2019, Christ Church Episcopal School celebrated its 60th anniversary. Commemorated with a powerful opening address by Head of School, Dr. Kupersmith, the CCES community later celebrated with King of Pops at lunch. But many students don’t know the history behind CCES. Christ Church Episcopal school was founded in the summer of 1959 by the St. James Episcopal Church and introduced its first Headmaster, Rev. Dr. Claude E. Guthrie. CCES originated in three framed houses located on East Washington Street and included grades 1st through 6th. Throughout the years, CCES continued to grow, adding more programs and buildings for new students. In 2002, CCES expanded to its current location and gradually added to its campus, erecting beautiful buildings for the Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools. Today, CCES is 1,117 students strong with 5,790 alumni. CCES has certainly come a long way, and it has only become better over the decades. This birthday will definitely be one to remember for the CCES community.