Sonshine School

395 Marion Street NE,
Salem, OR, 97301-0973
Tel: (503)375-5764
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 144 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 11%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes varies by grade
Admissions Director Pastor Mark Hanke
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.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Salem Academy (2.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Heritage School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Johns Lutheran School (0.8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Salem Heritage School
    Po Box 2065
    Salem , OR , 97308
    (503)581-9265
    0.1  mi  |  30  students  |  Gr.  1-6
  • Salem
    Chemeketa Child Development Center
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    Po Box 14007
    Salem , OR , 97309
    (503)399-5107
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    0.1  mi  |  39  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Salem
    St. Mark Child Development Center
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
    790 Marion Street Ne
    Salem , OR , 97301
    (503)588-0141
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
    0.3  mi  |  61  students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • Salem
    Salem Family Ymca Preschool & Kindergarten
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    685 Court Street Ne
    Salem , OR , 97301
    (503)399-2769
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    0.3  mi  |  53  students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • Salem
    St. Joseph School
    (Roman Catholic)
    373 Winter St Ne
    Salem , OR , 97301
    (503)581-2147
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.4  mi  |  177  students  |  Gr.  K-7

School Reviews

  • Recommended August 20, 2012 - 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

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