Shannon Forest Christian School

829 Garlington Road
Greenville, SC 29615-0296
     Tel: (864)678-5107
Grades: PK - 12 | 455 students
Academic Enrichment Specials are an essential part of Crusader curriculum from PK3-12th grade. Our littlest Crusaders enjoy activities such as Library, Art, Music, Spanish and exciting Field Trips, to name a few. This adventurous member of our PK4 class is reaching for a yummy apple on a recent field trip to a local apple orchard.
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Academic Enrichment Specials are an essential part of Crusader curriculum from PK3-12th grade. Our littlest Crusaders enjoy activities such as Library, Art, Music, Spanish and exciting Field Trips, to name a few. This adventurous member of our PK4 class is reaching for a yummy apple on a recent field trip to a local apple orchard.
Believing that God is truth and that in Him we find the source of all knowledge, the purpose of Shannon Forest Christian School is to engage students with true knowledge by providing quality education from an evangelical, Biblical perspective, thereby strengthening the Christian home and Church, equipping students to influence culture and society for Jesus Christ.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1968

Student Body

Total Students 455 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 18%
State avg.: 15%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 48 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 53%
Average Class Size 18 students
Number of AP Courses 10 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Computer, English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, European History, Music Theory, U.S. History, 
Average SAT score 1520
Average ACT score 32
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Appearance to display modesty, professionalism and respect for themselves and others.)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes PK3 & PK4: $5400-$6950 depending on # of days. KT & K5: Half day-$5700, Full day-$7500 1st - 5th Grade: $7980 6th - 8th Grade: $8900 9th - 12th Grade: $10,250 (Does not include application, enrollment or Capital Improvement fees.)
Admissions Director Lynn Pittman


Total Sports Offered 12 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 17 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Concert Choir, Discover Small Group Bible Studies, Ecology Program, Fine Arts, Global Mission Trips, Intramurals, Key Club, Math Team, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, Service Learning, Speech and Debate, Student Ambassadors, Student Government, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Yearbook, Youth in Government Concert Choir, Fine Arts, Intramurals, Key Club, Math Team, Yearbook, Discover Small Group Bible Studies,
Ecology Program,
Global Mission Trips,
National Honor Society,
National Junior Honor Society,
Service Learning,
Speech and Debate,
Student Ambassadors,
Student Government,
Tri-M Music Honor Society,
Youth in Government,

School Notes:

The foundation of Shannon Forest Christian School (SFCS) was the result of the passion of a church family and its desire to carry God’s Word into the community.  In 1968, former Shannon Forest Presbyterian Church (SFPC) Pastor Al Lutz saw his vision of providing a Christ-centered education come to fruition with the foundation of SFCS - a place to nurture Christian values supported by the family’s church and home. The school opened with 12 Kindergarten students and within two years, it had grown to a K5 through 6th Grade environment. To support the ever expanding student body, the school purchased 50 acres of land, in the heart of Greenville’s Eastside, on which to construct a 9,000 square foot building.  That fall, 130 students were enrolled at SFCS.The growth of the school continued and in 1971, additional classrooms and a Gymnasium were added to the campus.  In 1973, to meet the demands of increased enrollment, 3,000 additional feet of classroom space were added to the school.On April 1, 2014, the Board of Trustees of SFCS and the Leadership of SFPC finalized the decision to move forward as independent ministries.  The step was a positive one, allowing both the church and school to prosper, grow and continue to influence the Greenville community for Jesus Christ.  The relationship between church and school remains very strong.Today SFCS is its own legal entity, non-profit ministry and independent school, governed by a Board of Trustees.  The fully-accredited, PK3 through 12th Grade, college preparatory program has an enrollment of over 500 students and remains at its current location on Garlington Road in Greenville.

Profile last updated: 10/01/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Southside Christian School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mt. Zion Christian School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Mt. Zion Christian School (0.3 miles away)
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  • Greenville
    724 Garlington Rd
    GreenvilleSC 29615
    0.3 mi | Gr. PK-8 | 116 students                      
  • Greenville
    2131 Woodruff Rd Ste 2100
    GreenvilleSC 29607
    1.6 mi | Gr. K-9 | 87 students                      
  • Simpsonville
    2211 Woodruff Rd
    SimpsonvilleSC 29681
    1.8 mi | Gr. PK-12 | 1045 students                      
  • Greenville
    212 Roper Mountain Rd Extension
    GreenvilleSC 29615
    2.5 mi | Gr. NS-5 | 128 students                      
  • Simpsonville
    2519 Woodruff Road
    SimpsonvilleSC 29681
    2.8 mi | Gr. PK-12 | 139 students                      

School Reviews

3 months ago
I can say, without hesitation, that SFCS has been the absolute best school our family has experienced. In addition to my 6 children, I have 8 nieces and nephews that have been students at SFCS over the past 10 yrs. I love that SFCS is continually improving its facilities, academics, athletics and fine arts. However, the reason SFCS stands out is not in those things. SFCS is an exceptional school because of one attribute. That attribute, consistently found in the faculty and staff, is that they value the relationships that they have with their students! They know them, they pray for them, they engage them, they inspire them. My kids are not going to reflect back on how great the building was, how many activities there were or how many games a team won. What they will remember is how a relationship with a teacher or a coach motivated and inspired them to succeed in areas they never thought possible. How someone cared about the details of their life and invested their time, energy and love, when they didn?''t have to. I love many things about SFCS and my graduates have been very well prepared for their futures, but it is this attribute that sets SFCS apart.
- Posted by Parent
6 months ago
I have 3 children here.. K5 through high school. It is a blessing to be here. The school has high academic standards with a loving Christian atmosphere...
- Posted by Parent
8 months ago
Wonderful school. It is a blessing to be able to send my kids to school here. They are challenged academically and nurtured spiritually. We are so thankful for the Shannon family.
- Posted by Parent

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