History - Shawnee Mission Christian School

Olivet Academy began in 1975 under the direction of Pastor Floyd Davis with about 25 students, Kindergarten through the fifth grade. 
Mr. Jerry Kramer was the first principal.

  • In 1978, Olivet Academy became Shawnee Mission Christian School, choosing the colors red and black with a warrior mascot.  Five years later in 1983, SMCS graduated its first group of seniors.

  • In 1996, Olivet Baptist Church and Oak Grove Baptist Church combined their schools to form Mission Oaks Christian School.  This cooperative venture operated until the spring of 2001. 

  • Olivet Baptist Church reopened Shawnee Mission Christian School in the fall of 2001.  The “Mustangs” was chosen for the mascot and the new colors are navy blue and columbia blue.

  • Other men and women who have led Shawnee Mission Christian School are: Dr. T. Reynolds Hall, Dr. Dan Griffin, Sr., Mr. John Carver, Mr. George Buckley, Mr. Alan Dicks, Mr. Jeff Bunjer, Mrs. Marlena Zink, and Mr. John Tilson.  Current leaders are Dr. Bruce Anderson, pastor of Olivet Baptist Church and Mr. Scott Edmondson, administrator.