Our History

In 2001 several families gathered to read, consider, discuss and pray about the founding of a new school for the greater Harrisonburg area. Together, they studied the classical model of education, which embraces the principles of the Trivium, the inclusion of formal Latin study, and an emphasis on studying the great books from a Christ-centered perspective. From this group blossomed a desire for a Classical Christian School.


Redeemer Classical School opened its doors at Covenant Presbyterian Church with 15 logic school students in attendance.


Redeemer moved to Faith Bible church for two years and started its first kindergarten class.


The school moved again temporarily to Mountain View Church in McGaheysville while renovations were happening on the historic Keezletown School building.

Spring 2008

Redeemer moved into the gym classrooms of their present location, the old Keezletown School. The original building remained empty. Adoption of the Griffin as the school mascot.


RCS moved into the first classroom on the bottom floor of the original building to accommodate the rise in enrollment to over 75 students.


RCS finished the renovations on the first floor of the front building and opened the front doors to over 95 students, including the first Pre-K class.

August 2017

After years of leasing the facility, Redeemer purchased the Keezletown School and continued renovations on the 100-year-old historic building to accommodate their enrollment of over 130 students.

January 2018

Logic School students began attending classes in the newly-renovated front classrooms on the second floor of the original building.

Spring 2019

The Board of Directors votes unanimously to start a Rhetoric School in the 2020-21 school year.

Redeemer serves families of all backgrounds from throughout the Shenandoah Valley and is accredited by Christian Schools International (CSI).