About Us

Christian education for His children has been a top priority for the broader New Era Christian community for the past 73 years!

the spring of 1953

The First Spadeful of Dirt was Dug

July 15, 1948

The New Era Christian School Society was organized July 15, 1948 when a board of six men were chosen to pursue the cause of Christian education.


In 1949 the Society purchased a bus to transfer high school aged students to Western Michigan Christian High School in Muskegon.


In 1952 the Society conducted a financial drive, raising the funds needed to construct a two-room school building on Oak Street in New Era.


In the spring of 1953, Board President Maynard Sytsma dug the first spadesful of dirt for the pouring of the foundations.

In September 1953, two teachers, Mr. Paul Mulder and Mrs. Peter Vanderwall welcomed thirty-seven students, grades K-8, to New Era Christian School. Christian education for His children had begun in New Era!

Since 1953 New Era Christian School has built three major additions and added a preschool program. Today New Era provides Christian education for students Pre-school through grade 8 in a facility with eight modern classrooms, a library, and a gymnasium-auditorium.

Since 1953 almost a thousand students have graduated from New Era Christian School. They represent two dozen area churches and the communities of New Era, Montague, Whitehall, Rothbury, Shelby, and Hart.

Academic Departments

At NECS, we offer a complete Christ-centered education with courses in English, Math, and Science, that inspire students to achieve academic excellence.



Our goal is to provide every child the opportunity to receive a Christ-centered education. We offer financial assistance to families in need.

Interested in NECS?

If you’d like to learn more about New Era Christian School, please get in touch with us by phone to schedule a visit to our building and meet our staff.


We offer both half-day and full-day preschool for 3 and 4 year olds where they will be nurtured, cared for, and loved in a Christian environment.

K-8th Grade

Our Kindergarten through 8th grade curriculum empowers young minds to grow in their faith and knowledge, and achieve excellence in school and life.


After School programs


Years Established

Get In Touch

Location: 1901 Oak Ave, New Era, MI 49446

Telephone: (231) 861-5450

Email: [email protected] 

School Hours: M-F: 8am - 3pm