Southfield Christian was Voted #1 Christian School for 5 years in a row in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022 (niche.com) for the Metro Detroit area! For over 50 years Southfield Christian School is a Christ-centered, college preparatory, Pre-K4 through Grade 12 academic program that is committed to growing disciples for Jesus Christ and pursuing excellence for the glory of God...with Our Minds, with Our Talents, and with Our Lives.
It is dually accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) and AdvancED (NCA CASI - North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement), a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), and a National Exemplary School.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked MI School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 618 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Southfield Christian School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Michigan for:

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded
1970

Student Body

Total Students
618 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
37%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade
Southfield Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
55 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
68%
Average Class Size
20 students
Number of AP Courses
10 courses
Advanced Courses
Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Composition, English Literature, French, Physics, Spanish, U.S. History
Average SAT score
1270
Average ACT score
25
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Uniforms

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Please visit website for tuition details--Discounts for multiple students
% on Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$2,500
Admissions Director
Carri Hammers
Admissions Associate
Debbie Collins

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
28 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Arts Festival, Battle of the Books, Cranbrook Institute of Science Museum Partnership, Drama/Theater, Event Planning Community, Local Service Projects, Math Pentathlon Tournaments, National Wordmasters Challenge, NHS- National Honor Society, NJHS- National Junior Honor Society, Robotics, Science Olympiad, Solo & Ensemble Competitions, Spelling Bee, Sports Camps, Student Council, Variety Show

Club or Organization:
Executive Council, Fall & Winter Retreats, International Trips, L.E.A.D. Team, Missions Trips, Senior Project, Student Ambassadors

Arts and Music Programs:
Band Festivals, Choir Festivals, Fine Arts Tour

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Powder Puff Football

School Notes

  • Southfield Christian was Voted #1 Christian School for 5 years in a row in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022 (niche.com) for the Metro Detroit area!  For over 50 years, Southfield Christian School has been committed to raising up young men and women of Christ, sending them into the world prepared to take on life`s challenges and represent what it means to love as Jesus did.  All students are challenged to excel in all areas and our extraordinary faculty and staff inspire our students to think critically in this contemporary world. Each student is addressed individually to enhance the learning experience and build each student as needed. 
  • We invite you to join our family.  Our mission is to help prepare students for college, career, and life while keeping Jesus as the perspective for learning.
  • You are invited to our "Discover Us" Open House event:
    • In-Person Open House Sunday,  October 23, 2022, at 2:30 pm PreK-8th grade & Tuesday, October 25 at 6:30 pm for 9th -12th grade
    • register at: www.southfeildchristian.org/visit
Source: Verified school update

School Reviews

5  
Academically excellent as far as the small religious schools go. I believe they are now offering dual enrollment college courses as well, and those make more sense for more students than AP credits that depend on passing a single test and may or may not be accepted by a university later. I am an older alum, and the academic emphasis was a good fit for me. The religious lifestyle ultimately wasn't, but since I was still growing up in that lifestyle at the time, I fit in well enough. If you are looking for a Christian school environment that is not Catholic, this is a friendly one. The English Language Arts and foreign languages departments were particularly strong at the time. My college (a high-end public university) was actually aware of the specific language teacher I studied with and how well her alumni always did in that college's department for that language, and I felt very well prepared for my college studies. We also engaged on some fun field trips, and Senior Trip to Orlando is always something the high schoolers look forward to. The couple issues I can think of: I have ADD and some of my ADD traits were considered behavior problems. However, I wasn't diagnosed yet, so it would be hard to hold that against them at the time. These days, we have more awareness. I don't know how often SCS accepts students with diagnosed differences like ADD or if that's something they will exclude for. There were also some issues with implicit body shaming as related to the dress code at the time, but this has since been addressed with a switch to uniforms. (I had issues finding swimsuits for Senior Trip that would have been considered appropriate. And now I realize what a problem the whole concept of female-only modesty is.)The facilities are fairly basic but good enough. Class sizes were never excessive. I made some good friends although I was not really the "church wife" personality type, as most ADD folks aren't. Some of my friendships with fellow alums have actually deepened since our high school days through social media. Overall, I think SCS was a good fit for me and tuition was a bargain compared to some of the schools I might have fit into more completely (Greenhills, Roeper). These schools were not seriously considered due to the tuition costs. It's definitely worth a look if you want to combine Christian environments with high academic standards.
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked MI School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 618 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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