Southside Christian School

Southside Christian School (SCS) exists to partner with Christian parents in providing an excellent education consistent with biblical truth.
Through superior academics, award-winning fine arts, competitive athletics, and multiple co-curricular activities, students are prepared to discover, grow, and achieve all God has for them.  SCS serves students 12 months through 12th grade.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1967
Summer School OfferedYes
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2007

Student Body

Total Students1,163 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 14%
Students by Grade Southside Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers129 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size10 students
Number of AP Courses16 courses
Advanced CoursesBiology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science Principles, English Language, English Literature, French Language and Culture, Music Theory, Physics, Physics C, Spanish Language and Culture, Statistics, Studio Art Drawing Portfolio, US History, World History
Average SAT score1175
Average ACT score24
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$15,995
Tuition NotesOur tuition varies per school division. For details on our tuition and financial assistance, please visit our website at
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$4,698
Admissions DirectorSusan Dunlap
Admissions AssociateAbby Watson


Total Sports Offered12 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.38 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Apologetics Club, Beta Club, Bible Quiz Team, Black History Club, Book Club, Club Invention, Entrepreneurship Club, First Lego League Club, First Lego League Junior, Girls on the Run, Interact Club, International Sabre Ambassadors, Junior National Honor Society, Junior Sabre Ambassadors, Latin Club, Math Team, Model Arab League, National Forensics League, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, Photography Club, Sabre Ambassadors, Sabre Mentoring, SCS Today (Elementary School Broadcasting Club), Service Club, Spanish Club, Student Government Association, video Game Club, Women's Self Defense Club, Yearbook Staff, Youth In Government

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama Production, Southside Christian Private Musicians (SCPM), The Sabre Players, Treble Makers, Tri-M Music Honor Society

Recreational Athletic Programs:
DISC GOLF, Fantasy Sports Club

School Notes

  • Our mission is to partner with Christian parents in providing an excellent education consistent with biblical truth. 
  • SCS is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), and Cognia, formerly know as AdvancED. SCS was awarded Exemplary accreditation by ACSI in 2019. SCS is also an approved Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) school, registered wit hthe U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 
  • SCS won Best Private School in the Greenville News "Best of the Upstate 2020." 
  • There is a 100 percent college acceptance rate among graduating seniors. Our SAT and ACT scores are above local, state, and national levels. 
  • Students have opportunities to make a difference through service projects and mission trips, as well as opportunities to excel in the classroom through AP, Honors, and dual-enrollment programs.
  • Through superior academics, award-winning fine arts, competitive athletics, and multiple co-curricular activities, students are prepared to discover, grow, and achieve all God has for them.

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The average private school tuition in South Carolina is $6,238 for elementary schools and $7,049 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in South Carolina is 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).