Fairview Christian School


The Story Of Fairview Christian School And How It All Began…

It all began in the fall of 1976 when approximately 30 students gathered in the basement of Fairview Mennonite Church and started classes.  Eight years earlier, the Lord called Jay Fox to move to the city of Reading where he was ordained as pastor.  A “burning bush” experience resulted in the formation of Fairview Christian School.  As I reminisce over the many years, the words from Isaiah 55:11 ring clear in my mind, “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth; it shall not return unto me void…”

Jay Fox

Jay Fox - Pastor/Principle

By the late 1990′s, Fairview Christian School (F.C.S.) had grown to its capacity and was bulging at every seam. Then the Lord sent to us a wonderful gift.  The former Spring Ford Knitting Mill became available just two blocks away.  With the help of many volunteers, the faithful donations of God’s people, and lots of prayer, we were able to start classes in our new facility in the fall of 2001, enabling us to increase capacity to 150 students. This building has allowed us to reach the community in so many new ways.

As an inner-city school, approximately 50% of the students are not affiliated with Fairview Mennonite Church…which creates diverse ministry opportunities. Each year, we at Fairview partner with Shiloh Mennonite Church to host “Open Gate” Bible School, a comprehensive two week ministry for urban youth. The Lord has blessed this work, and it has been exciting having Shiloh as a part of our school.  The school building is also the venue for a weekly children’s outreach.

Fairview Christian School