Welcome from the President

Mike VanLeeuwen, President of The Charles Finney School

The Charles Finney School continues to experience the Lord’s blessings in so many ways. During these tough economic times, His provision has met every need. The Finney community is encouraged by these signs and believes we have a fantastic future in store.

What parents do not desire to provide the very best opportunity for success when it comes to their child? We believe the critical component to providing that opportunity is a great Christ-centered education, an education that is designed around qualities that are Biblically based and academically challenging. We believe this combination promotes an environment that provides opportunity for your children to “Do Something Greater” with their lives.

Doing something greater has four components that are integrated throughout a Finney education. A standard of excellence is integrated within each of these components.


Character education based on Biblical principles

Even our public schools today realize the importance of character development programs. These programs have good intentions but do not provide a meaningful basis for true change because they do not address the spiritual reasons for such change.


Showing compassion by reaching out to those in need by offering both spiritual and tangible support in service, both locally and internationally

Our entire student body participates in some way, shape, or form each school year in compassion projects both locally and internationally. From nursing home visitation by the younger grades, to overseas missions trips, we teach our students that there is a world in need of our service.


Developing and expressing our God given talents and abilities in ways that benefit our fellow man and brings glory to our Creator

Finney provides many avenues for children to express their creativity. From designing robots and software in our high school and Lego Robotics teams, musicals, band, art shows, and a wide range of athletics, each child has opportunity to excel and develop his or her talents. 


Sharing, uniting, supporting, and linking arms with one another

A strong community is critical to the success of any ministry. We have many community opportunities through the course of the year that allow us to build our unity. Finney’s diverse community is a positive example of what can be accomplished when we look past one’s race or social-economic standing.

These qualities woven within the fabric of a strong academic program have produced millions of dollars in scholarships being offered to our graduates over the past 20 years. I can state with confidence that your investment in a Finney education is worth every dollar. We continue to be one of the most affordable private schools in the area. Come in for a visit and see what all the excitement is about.

In His Service,

Michael VanLeeuwen