CSI Bible Quiz Challenge

About the Challenge

The CSI Bible Quiz Challenge is hosted by Christian Schools International and supported by the NIV Kids’ Quiz Bible and Zonderkidz. The challenge is open to all 3rd and 4th grade students of CSI member schools.

Help us celebrate Christian education and the excellent Bible instruction that our CSI member school students receive. The Bible is central to the life of the Christian school, and this opportunity is a great way to not only bring an element of fun but also to emphasize the importance of knowing the life- changing stories in the Holy Bible.

The challenge runs throughout the 2018-2019 school year. This includes a local competition, a regional competition, and a North American competition where students have an opportunity to compete for up to $2,000 in tuition scholarships and up to $500 in Zonderkidz product prizes. The final competition will  be held at Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC, on June 20, 2019.

There is no cost for students to compete in the CSI Bible Quiz Challenge. Students who advance to the North American competition will be responsible for all travel and lodging costs.

Important Dates
March 2018 NIV Kids Quiz Bible releases from Zonderkidz
October 2018 Local School Competitions
January 2019 Regional School Competitions
June 20, 2019 North American competition at Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC

Participating Member Schools

We are excited to announce the following member schools in the US and Canada will be participating in this year’s CSI Bible Quiz Challenge:

Agassiz Christian School
Anchor Point Christian School
Beaver County Christian School
Borculo Christian School
Bradenton Christian School
Brookfield Christian School
Carolina Christian School
Central Minnesota Christian School
Central Wisconsin Christian
Chatham Christian School
Coastal Community School
Community Christian School
Covenant Christian School
Covenant Classical Christian School
Delavan Christian School
Eastern Christian Elementary School
Ebenezer Christian School
Ellensburg Christian School
Fairfax Christian School
Faith Christian School
Fremont Christian School
Haw River Christian Academy
Highland Christian School
Highland Christian School
Immanuel Christian School
John Knox Christian School
Kalamazoo Christian Elementary
Kirk Day School
Lamont Christian School

Lansing Christian School
Maranatha Christian Academy
Medicine Hat Christian School
Mitchell Christian School
Muskegon Christian School
NorthPointe Christian School
Northumberland Christian School
Oak Grove Classical Academy
Oakwell Academy
Ontario Christian School
Oostburg Christian School
Orange City Christian School
Pella Christian Grade School
Ponoka Christian School
Randolf Christian School
Rose Park Christian School
San Jose Christian School
Sanborn Christian School
Sheldon Christian School
Southwest Chicago Christian School
Strathroy Community Christian School
Traverse City Christian School
Trinitas Classical School
Trinity Christian School
Washington Christian Academy
West Side Christian School
Whitinsville Christian School
Woodstock Christian School
Zeeland Christian School

Competition Details

Local Competition
During the month of October 2018, 3rd and 4th grade classes will be participating in a preliminary testing game led by their classroom teacher. Students will be answering quiz questions from the NIV Kids’ Quiz Bible in a review game format. The top students from each class will move to a school wide competition.

The school wide competition with be held in an assembly style with the rest of the 3rd and 4th graders in attendance. The students who qualified to move on will match up against one another in a staged area to answer another round of quiz questions in a timed, friendly competition. The top student from this round will move to the regional competition.

Regional Competition
During the month of January 2019 students participating in the regional competition will do so via a virtual test with leveled questions. This test will be monitored by the classroom teacher of the student in a controlled environment. Each student will have a unique access code for their test. Students will qualify to progress to the North American Competition based on their regional score.

North American Competition
On June 20, 2019, all North American Competition qualifiers will gather at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC. This competition will be interactive in nature and will combine questions from the NIV Kids’ Quiz Bible with exhibits at the Museum of the Bible.

Each student must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian and their regional judge/or a CSI representative. The competition will be timed as students complete a series of questions by walking throughout the museum exhibits.

Zonderkidz is not an official sponsor of the CSI Bible Quiz Challenge.

NIV Kids’ Quiz Bible

This full-feature Bible offers children a challenging experience as they delve into the Bible. Each page features quiz questions for children to uncover answers in all the books of the Bible. Highlighting important facts and verses in the Bible, the NIV Kids’ Quiz Bible helps kids ages 8 to 12 years engage with the text while making it fun to learn all about God’s Word. With answers to find on every page, they won’t want to stop reading.


  • More than 1,000 quiz questions
  • Bible book introductions, including important facts to engage the reader
    with each book of the Bible
  • 8 pages of full color maps
  • 8.75-point text
  • The complete text of the New International version (NIV)
  • A vibrant cover printed on metallic paper
NIV Kids Quiz Bible

The CSI Bible Quiz Challenge will be using 200 quiz questions from the NIV Kids’ Quiz Bible over the duration of the quiz. Purchase of this Bible is NOT mandatory to participate in the challenge; however, Christian Schools International and Zonderkidz recommend using this Bible to prepare for participation in the competition.

You can purchase a copy on the Zonderkidz website: https://info.zondervan.com/niv-kids-quiz-bible/


Contact the CSI Bible Quiz Challenge Coordinator for more information about the event including tuition scholarships and product prizes for top students as well as the official rules and guidelines.

CSI Bible Quiz Challenge Coordinator
3350 East Paris Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
p. 800.635.8288 ext. 242
e. CSIbiblequizchallenge@csionline.org