Southwest Chicago Christian Schools

10110 S Central Avenue,
Oak Lawn, IL, 60453-0604
Tel: (708)388-7656
Grades: PK - 8 | 232 students
Southwest Chicago Christian School Association (SCCS) has been providing Christ-centered education on the Southwest side of Chicagoland for over 100 years.
The mission of SCCS is to provide a high quality education program in the Reformed tradition emphasizing the lordship of Jesus Christ over all of life, preparing students spiritually, socially, academically, and physically to serve society effectively and glorifying God by honoring Him in all aspects of life.
The vision is to be a Christ-centered learning community intent on restoring God's world.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Christian Schools International (CSI)
North Central Accreditation
Religious Affiliation Calvinist
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1900

Student Body

Total Students 232 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 20%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Southwest Chicago Christian Schools Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 35%
Average Class Size 24 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(No uniforms; modest dress)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jun. 29
Tuition Notes Please call Admissions Office for details (708) 388-7656
Acceptance Rate 95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Wilma Persenaire
Admissions Associate Sandy Waterlander


Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
SoccerTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. After-School Enrichment Classes, Art Festivals, Basketball, Cross Country, Interscholastic Sports, Intramurals, Plays/Musicals, Soccer, Track, Volleyball, Yearbook Art Festivals, Basketball, Cross Country, Intramurals, Plays/Musicals, Soccer, Track, Volleyball, Yearbook, After-School Enrichment Classes,
Interscholastic Sports,

School Notes:

  • The SCCS private school system serves nearly 1,000 students among three campuses in the communities of Oak Lawn (Preschool-8), Tinley Park (K-8), and Chicago Christian High School- Palos Heights (9-12). Each school offers a broad educational program including core curricular subjects as well as Bible, art, music, computer science, physical education, and many co-curricular activities.

  • Profile last updated: 01/22/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is South Side Baptist School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is South Side Baptist School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is South Side Baptist School (0.7 miles away)
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