In covenant with Christian families, Unity Christian School teaches students the Truth from a Christ-centered perspective for lives of discipleship.
In 1924 a two-room schoolhouse was built on the corner of 14th Avenue and 8th Street. Jacob Van Wyngarden was principal of the forty-two students. In 1924 they also joined the National Union of Christian Schools (NUCS), now called Christian Schools International (CSI)
In 1983, the Community Christian School/Unity School system purchased the Annex building at 1000 11th Avenue. K-6 students marched to the new building on August 24. John Byker was principal of the 205 K-12 students.
Since 1998, Unity has developed musical talents. Participation in the Illinois Music Educators Association (IMEA) has afforded students the ability to compete with other schools in the state at music competitions. Unity's Concert choir has become well known for its annual choir tour.
Since Unity took over River City Day Care and Preschool, it has more than doubled with 55 preschoolers, 55 in after-school care, and 20 in day care. Adding 130 children to Unity's 153 K-12 students demonstrates the significance of our growing investment in children. This addition alone increases Unity's impact on children by 85%! God has graciously blessed our faith endeavor. River City Day Care and Preschool has been a consistent net provider of funds to Unity's general operations. As a result, River City Day Care and Preschool was purchased in January of 2005.