North Platte Baptist School (NPBS) was started by Pastor Bob Gelsthorpe in 1980. It was at the forefront of the legal battles for Christian Schools in Nebraska. NPBS is a closed enrollment school available to the church members of North Platte Baptist Church. Soon, North Platte Baptist Church will establish an open enrollment school. NPBS uses the Accelerated Christian Education (A.C.E.) curriculum. This curriculum and class structure provides for character building as well as a unique ability for students to develop their problem solving capability. Currently, Peter Ward and Jewel Ward are teachers for NPBS.