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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked SC School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 1,184 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $15,995
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Southside Christian School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in South Carolina for:

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Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1967
Summer School Offered
Yes
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2007

Student Body

Total Students
1,184 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
16%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade
Southside Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
135 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
10 students
Number of AP Courses
15 courses
Advanced Courses
Biology, 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 score
1175
Average ACT score
24
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Our tuition varies per school division. For details on our tuition and financial assistance, please visit our website at southsidechristian.org.
% on Financial Aid
24%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$4,698
Admissions Director
Susan Dunlap
Admissions Associate
Abby Watson

Sports

Extracurriculars

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.
Profile last updated: 07/21/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked SC School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 1,184 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $15,995
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Greenville County, SC is $8,912 for elementary schools and $9,194 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Greenville County, SC is 87% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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