As children matriculate from elementary to middle school and middle school to high school, their sense of community gets disrupted each time they change schools. Anxieties are high and children struggle to feel connected and to be known.
“Studies show a seamless K-12 education has a significant impact on a child’s academic achievement, as well as their social and emotional well-being,” shared Lynn Kistler, SCCS Director of Academics.
At Santa Clarita Christian School, we provide your child a seamless Christian, private school education from Kindergarten through twelfth grade. Once a child is enrolled at SCCS, parents have the peace of mind of knowing their child’s education is set until they graduate, without the stress of multiple school changes.
Students who have attended SCCS from Kindergarten to twelfth grade, “SCCS Lifers” have expressed that they love the unified culture and being a part of a big family every single day.
“The community at SCCS is strong and supportive,” said Sasha Ridenour, SCCS 2017 graduate. “Teachers and administrators love and care for each student. I enjoyed knowing each person in my class and being given the opportunity to build relationships with students and adults within the SCCS community.”
SCCS is an extension of your family:
SCCS offers a full-service, K-12 campus that provides for the educational needs of children of all ages. The need for families to divide their time at multiple schools does not exist and therefore allows for more parental and family member involvement. Our school becomes an extension of your family.
SCCS students serve as role models:
SCCS provides many opportunities to build the confidence and responsibility of older students by training them to serve as reading buddies, spiritual disciples, tutors, coaches and mentors for younger children on campus.
“Studies have shown that older students are actually better behaved when placed with younger students,” shared Lynn Kistler. “Children at SCCS enjoy being role models to younger children.”
SCCS provides healthy social adjustments:
The division of schools in a traditional school setting requires that students make several transitions from one school to another throughout their academic career.
"Students who make fewer academic transitions perform better academically and socially,” shared Lynn Kistler.
Many SCCS students already know where their classrooms will be; they have seen and known the teacher(s) that they will have for years, and they have been friends with or been tutored by students in the upper grade levels. The fear of the unknown is eliminated.