Cedar Hills Baptist Christian School was established in 1972 by a church leadership that saw a need to establish an environment for Christ-centered education. Rev. Jim Young was the pastor that encouraged the church body in the funding of a school dedicated to academic excellence and grounded in Christian principles. Mr. Tom McGriff, school board chairman, was an enthusiastic leader who worked to establish a strong organizational foundation for the school to build on. The school opened in August of 1972 with Mr. Dale Young serving as its first principal. The school opened with 250 students in preschool through 7th grade. Mr. John Ferris became the principal in 1973, followed by Mr. Wayne McClain in 1975. Mrs. Sue Andrews served as interim principal from April through June of 1977, when Mr. Gary Brookshire was hired as principal. He continued to serve the school until 1997. Mrs. Judy Pugh took over initially as interim, and then as principal in 1997, and she served the school faithfully until August of 2017, when she went home to be with the Lord. Pastor Jerry Rowell assumed the position in the interim, and Mr. John Marshman was hired to lead the school heading into its 47th year.