Principal Tom Olmstead and Family

A Message from Our Principal

Dear Friends,

Thank you for visiting Coastal Christian School’s website.  We appreciate your interest in our K-12 school.  CCS was founded in 1971 and is now, by God’s grace, located on a beautiful 27-acre campus in Pismo Beach.  We are grateful to proclaim that God is doing great things in the lives of our students!  With an excellent faculty, growing enrollment, and positive momentum, CCS is poised to fully realize our dreams of having an even greater impact on the minds and hearts of our 200 students.  It is thrilling to see plans coming together to advance even further our academic, athletic, and fine arts offerings.

In the spring of 2017, CCS received dual reaccreditation by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).  We are honored to have been awarded these distinctions and to have their stamp of approval to pursue excellence under the accountability of their governing authorities.  CCS has established high standards and expected learning outcomes for our students.  Our high-quality graduates are evidence that our holistic education of heart, mind, body, and spirit implemented at CCS achieves results.  We are humbly blessed by the reports back from many of our alumni that they left CCS prepared and are performing well at the college and career level.  Most importantly, they are remaining confident in the Truth they have learned.  We trust that God is positioning the school with these honors to move forward with His richest blessings.

The theme verse for this year is 3 John 1:4, “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in truth.”  Our goal is to partner with our parents to assist our students in fully embracing the truth found in Jesus and Scripture.  What could possibly bring parents greater joy than to know that their child is living out their faith in the full assurance of God’s blessing? We look forward to meeting you and to demonstrating how our students pursue excellence and steadfastly worship Christ in all of their efforts!

Blessings in Christ,


Tom Olmstead’s Signature

Tom S. Olmstead
Head of School
Coastal Christian School