Young Americans Christian School was founded in 1988 by families who desired a comprehensive quality Christian education for their children. The school began with twenty-four preschool students who met in a local church facility. With overwhelming support from the school community, additional grade levels were soon added. In keeping with the founders’ desire to provide exceptional education within a Christian framework, the school became a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) in 1991.
In 1998 the school and Old Salem Christian Church partnered together to build a new facility that provided church facilities for Old Salem Christian Church and elementary and middle school facilities for Young Americans Christian School. Though the school and church are independent both entities utilized the facility. The school soon outgrew the facility and by God’s blessing the school received a substantial donation to purchase nineteen acres of property and in 2001 the school completed a facility that would include an educational building, a gymnasium, and athletic fields. In 2010 the school purchased seven additional acres and completed a 500 seat fine arts center and football/soccer complex in 2012. The 26 acre campus supports an educational facility for grades K4-12, gymnasium, fine arts center, and baseball, football, and soccer fields.
Presently the school accommodates students K4 through 12th grade. Through God’s blessing, the school has grown from twenty-four students to over 500 students making Young Americans Christian School the largest private school in Rockdale and Newton counties. In 2018 the school was voted “Best Private School” by the Readers Choice Award for Rockdale and Newton counties. Young Americans Christian School still remains a non-denominational, non-profit, independent Christian school providing educational excellence within a Christian worldview.