About us

About us

Christian education for His children has been a top priority for the broader New Era Christian community for the past 73 years!  
 And the excitement of experiencing God’s blessings while educating His children continues to grow each day at New Era Christian School.

The New Era Christian School Society was organized July 15, 1948 when a board of six men were chosen to pursue the cause of Christian education.

​In 1949 the Society purchased a bus to transfer high school aged students to Western Michigan Christian High School in Muskegon.

In 1952 the Society conducted a financial drive, raising the funds needed to construct a two-room school building on Oak Street in New Era.

In the spring of 1953, Board President Maynard Sytsma dug the first spadesful of dirt for the pouring of the foundations.

In September 1953, two teachers, Mr. Paul Mulder and Mrs. Peter Vanderwall welcomed thirty-seven students, grades K-8, to New Era Christian School.  Christian education for His children had begun in New Era!

Since 1953 New Era Christian School has built three major additions and added a preschool program.  Today New Era provides Christian education for students Pre-school through grade 8 in a facility with eight modern classrooms, a library, and a gymnasium-auditorium.

Since 1953 almost a thousand students have graduated from New Era Christian School.  They represent two dozen area churches and the communities of New Era, Montague, Whitehall, Rothbury, Shelby, and Hart.

To God be the glory for the great things He has been blessing and performing through New Era Christian School.

Programs

Opportunities to participate in your journey

CHRIST-CENTERED

Christ is at the center of everything we do in the classroom

GRADE

We offer preschool through 8th-grade classes

Interested in NECS for your child?

The staff and school board are committed to our students as is illustrated below.  If you would like this commitment from your child’s school, New Era Christian School is the place for your child.

For more information please email Principal Phil Morse at pmorse@newerachristian.org or call our school office at 231-861-5450.

Investing in your child

New Era Christian School determines its tuition level annually to meet the needs of the school today and to ensure appropriate stewardship of the school’s future through the Board’s Strategic Plan. The Board and school’s Leadership Team prayerfully consider the meaning of the school’s mission and how that will come alive in the life of your child each year. Your tuition payment empowers our school to deliver an excellent program staffed by committed and expert faculty in a safe facility. We consider this to be a partnership with you where you are gifted the resources to invest in your children’s future and we are held accountable for the stewardship of the resources given to us through the Board’s Strategic Plan and the annual budget.
 
Mrs. Jeannie Skoglund
Preschool Teacher
About us Christian education for His children has been a top priority for the broader New Era Christian community for the past 73 years!    And the excitement of experiencing God’s blessings while educating His children continues to grow each day at New Era Christian 
​Mrs. Debbie Braak
Kindergarten Teacher

Teaching Experience: Began teaching at New Era in September of 2015.  She has spent over twenty years teaching overall with much of it spent at Grand Haven Christian.

Deep Hope For Her Students: That they will look and find God in Everything, Explore God’s creation, and Know that they are a unique child of God.

What do you like best about teaching at NECS? I love teaching in a Christian school where God is at the center of everything we do. I love watching these young children grow spiritually as they grow in their faith and love for Jesus and for each other.

Mrs. Erika Haring
1st/2nd Grade Teacher

Education:  B.A. Degree in Elementary Education from Grand Valley State University.

Teaching Experience: I Began teaching at New Era in September of 2016.

Deep Hope For Her Students:  That they SHOW kindness, SHARE truth, and SHAPE the hearts of others by using their God given talents.  SHINE brightly in His kingdom, little ones!

What do you like best about teaching at NECS?  I enjoy working with the little ones and helping guide them to find God’s plan and purpose for their life. It is great to work in a God-centered school and I feel blessed to be a part of the staff.

Mila Hullett
Teacher

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A great school with caring teachers and staff who enrich the lives of students through serving others and strengthening their faith.