We are Finger Lakes Christian School

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Meet Our Staff

Matthew Stahlnecker
Jennifer Burns
Vice Principal
Jill Goodman
Office Manager
Ray Torrey
Senior Pastor

High School and Middle School Staff

Amy Park
Garrett Searing
Math & History
Lindsay Schell
Spanish and Science
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Amanda Teed
Eva Persoon
Science / Math
Victoria Goodman
History / Economics
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Felicia Leary
Resource Room

Elementary & Support Staff

Jessica Adler
Lindsay Shirk
Jessica Mckimm
1st - 2nd Grade
Tanya Dauenhauer
3rd Grade
Debbie Payne
4th Grade
Jonathan Febish
5th Grade
Cam Stuart
Beth Clingerman
Sarah Haws & Missy Young
Diane Smith
Home Economics
Jason Pineo
Support Staff
Athletic Director

Mission Statement

Finger Lakes Christian School exists for two reasons: to train children from Christian families in the orthodox, fundamental precepts and lifestyle of the Christian faith and to provide those children with a solid, traditional classroom education. Our goal is to prepare our students spiritually and academically to lead fulfilling, productive lives in God’s kingdom and in society.

Doctrinal Statement

Because FLCS was created to serve Christian families, it’s necessary to define what a Christian is for the purposes of enrollment and employment. The following statement of doctrines by no means covers the full range of Christian beliefs, but is what we consider to be the essential, non-negotiable truths of the faith.  

The Bible

The Bible is the inspired Word of God, perfect in its original writings. It is wholly sufficient for instructing us in the doctrines of the Christian faith and is completely true in all its pronouncements. Therefore, anything that purports to be true but contradicts the Bible is, by definition, false. That includes teachings, doctrines and church traditions that are in conflict with the Scriptures.

One God

There is only one God, and He is a Trinity of three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He has existed and will exist forever. There are no other gods besides Him, including on other planets or in other universes. He alone is God.

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ, the second person of the Trinity, is fully God, equal in divinity to the Father and the Holy Spirit. He is not a created being, but has existed eternally.


Death entered the world through the sin of the first man, Adam. With the exception of Jesus Christ that sin nature has been inherited thereafter by every person ever born.

Faith in Jesus Christ

God has provided for mankind the only means of salvation: faith in Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ

Jesus came to earth and took on the form of a man, having real flesh and blood. He lived a sinless life and died on the cross, a substitutionary death for our sins. He was physically resurrected from the grave and ascended physically into heaven.

Eternity in Heaven

Those who accept Jesus as their only means of salvation will, upon their death, go immediately into his presence and spend eternity with him in heaven. Those who reject Him will go to hell when they die, and eventually spend eternity in the lake of burning fire.


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Not only does the school enable her to excel academically, but she is being taught God’s Word by teachers and staff that have similar beliefs and values as our own. FLCS has consistently brought out the best in her.
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4th grade parent

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Having graduated from Finger Lakes Christian School after attending for 10 years, I can without a doubt say that my faith and walk with Jesus Christ wouldn’t be where it is today without the years I spent there. It shaped me into the man I am today and allowed me to build my foundation on rock rather than sand.
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Dan Netti

Graduated 2015

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Both of our children graduated from FLCS and went on to colleges of their choice.  What a blessing to know that they were being prepared – academically and spiritually – to survive in a secular and sometimes hostile world.
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Parent of 2 graduates