Sonshine School

395 Marion Street NE
Salem, OR 97301-0973
Tel: (503)375-5764
Grades: PK-5 | 200 students
Academic excellence in a Christ-centered environment.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Religious Affiliation Baptist
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-5
Year Founded 1980

Student Body

Total Students 200 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Sonshine School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes varies by grade
Admissions Director Mrs. Donna Weins
Admissions Associate Wayne Bernard

School Notes:

  • In addition to the core curriculum, Sonshine School offers Spanish, vocal music, computers, P.E., Bible, and participates in ACSI competitions including Math Olympics, spelling bee, and speech meet.

Profile last updated: 07/17/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Salem Academy (2.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Chemeketa Child Development Center (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Chemeketa Child Development Center (0.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Salem
    Grades: PK-KG | 34 students
    0.2 miles
    Po Box 14007
    Salem, OR 97309
  • Salem
    Grades: 1-6 | 30 students
    0.2 miles
    Po Box 2065
    Salem, OR 97308
  • Salem
    Grades: NS-PK | 53 students
    0.4 miles
    685 Court Street Ne
    Salem, OR 97301
  • Salem
    St Mark Child Development Center
    Daycare / Preschool (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
    Grades: PK-KG | 51 students
    0.4 miles
    790 Marion St Ne
    Salem, OR 97301
  • Salem
    St. Joseph School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-7 | 177 students
    0.4 miles
    373 Winter St Ne
    Salem, OR 97301

School Reviews

My daughter attended for preschool and daycare. I appreciated the structure and consistency of the program. Curriculum themes (seasons, colors, holidays, etc) are integrated with reading, pre-writing and storytelling, counting, art, and music (my daughter loves to sing the songs she''s learned) and biblical stories. She learned about rules, consequences, manners, and personal responsibility: i.e. clean up, sharing, communicating, etc. and has made many friends. She loved her teacher and the day care staff, all of whom are warm, knowledgeable, gentle and supportive. And she came home happy and tired! Sonshine School was such a blessing for us and I would highly recommend it.
- Posted by Parent, 08/20/12

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