About the Research Project

The 2023 Christian Schools Community Profile: Parent Survey is now completed.   Member schools from across the nation have participated  in the 2023 survey which was available to all school families with children enrolled in participating Christian schools. Over 6000 parents responded to the survey. This builds on the excellent parent sample (over 8500) received in the 2021 survey.

Why Parents Choose Christian Schools

CSA has now published its third important piece of national research on Christian schools that provides unprecedented understanding and insights regarding the parents that select Christian schools for their children. This comprehensive national study entitled Why Parents Choose Christian Schools: Christian Schools Community Profile Survey, involved 101 CSA Member schools from across the nation and collected data from 8,595 respondents. The survey investigated the perceptions and priorities of our Christian school families as well as their demographic profiles and the way they engage, support and interact with their school communities.

The full report provides, for the first time, national trends, themes, and benchmarks that are unique to CSA schools across the nation. The survey was unprecedented in both its size and scope and establishes important national baseline data regarding parents’ values, spirituality, engagement, decision-making, levels of satisfaction and personal perceptions and engagement across CSA member schools in Australia.


Project Resources

Available resources from this research are:

  • A full and comprehensive report outlining the findings (newly released)
  • Two Simplified A4 infographics highlighting relevant findings for school leaders and overall relevant findings
  • An Executive Summary is also available.

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