In 1983, Central Park Christian opened classes for K-3 through 8th Grade, adding one grade each year until graduating its first senior class in 1988. Since then, 90% of Central Park Christian graduates have attended a four-year college or university; 6% community or technical colleges; 3% the military; and 1% the work force. Central Park Christian prides itself on instilling character in its students as they grow academically and spiritually during their school experience. Students also have the opportunity to excel athletically as Central Park Christian offers an outstanding nationally-renowned basketball program for both boys and girls.
Central Park Christian students have attended colleges and universities all over the United States. Some of those schools include, but are not limited to, Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, Alabama State University, University of Alabama, University of Alabama in Birmingham, University of West Alabama, Auburn University, Cambridge University, Carnegie Mellon University, Columbia University, Duke University, University of Georgia, Jacksonville State University, University of Kentucky, Loyola University, University of Michigan, University of Mississippi, Rice University, Talladega College, Tulane University, Tuskegee University, Vanderbilt University School of Law, and Yale University.
Central Park Christian is known for its diverse student body, attracting international students from all over the world. In the past ten years Central Park Christian has educated students from countries including, but not limited to: Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Croatia, the Dominican Republic, England, France, Germany, India, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Lithuania, Mali, Montenegro, Nigeria, Poland, Republic of the Congo (Brazzaville), Senegal, Serbia, Spain, Sudan, Venezuela, Vietnam, and Yugoslavia. Over ninety-five percent (95%) of these students have gone on to continue their studies in American colleges and universities and graduate. While some are still enrolled, many of the others have attained degrees and gone on to pursue careers in their respective fields.