Southside Christian School

5.00 5 1 (6 reviews)
Po Box 1594 / 1028 S Water Avenue
Gallatin, TN 37066
Tel: (615)452-5951
  • Southside Christian School's stand is this: God gave children to parents.
  • Parents have primary responsibility for the life education of their children.
  • God has called SCS to team up with Christian parents empowering their calling to give the very best Christian Education to their children.
  • An education in which Jesus Christ is central is the best preparation for the real world.
  • For in Jesus Christ are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) or (School of Tomorrow)
Bilingual School Association
Religious Affiliation Baptist
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded 1981

Student Body

Total Students 13 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Southside Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 13 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(pants and polo shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $3,000
Tuition Notes Most families pay in either 10 or 12 monthly payments
Admissions Director James W. Bell


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Music Class, Physical Education, Sewing, Shop Class, Speech/Drama Music Class, Sewing, Shop Class, Speech/Drama, Physical Education,

School Notes

  • This 2016-2017 school year will include 2nd-12th grade.  We pray and look foward to having a Kindergarten and 1st grade next year; however currently for the up-coming Aug 2016 school year we do not.  Southside is pleased to announce our Homeschool Umbrella option. Any homeschool family K-12 may use our Christian School as their homeschool umbrella.  We do not provide any academic help to the families.  We will provide the record keeping and file storing that is necessary for a homeschool family to be legal as well as some socialization through our extra-curricular classes.  You can get more information about this option on our website at
  •  Southside Christian School (SCS) is committed to academic excellence. Many SCS graduates have successfully graduated from a variety of colleges and universities. Worldwide, there are over 6,000 schools, serving close to one million students using the PROVEN curriculum we use. SCS is very affordable due to the significant investment by Southside Baptist Church in the education of every student we enroll. We encourage you to set up an appointment to SEE the school in action!
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (6 reviews)
5  7/27/2012
This little school has survived against all odds. A team of dedicated instructors and involved parents ensure the young kids get both a quality education and a proper upbringing.
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5  5/21/2012
My two daughters graduated from this fine school. One grandson attended for nine years and my grandaugther is now in her fifth year. SCS provides a high quality plus thoroughly Christian education.
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5  2/28/2012
I attended this school from K-12th grade and highly recommend it for a great quality education as well as an atmosphere where the teachers love and care for each student individually.
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5  2/28/2012
We have had 2 children graduate from this school and currently have 2 enrolled. We appreciate the staff and the God centered school that are children are a part of every day! We would highly recommend Southside Christian School.
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5  2/28/2012
All three of our children attended 12 yrs.They're all through college & model citizens. No drugs, no trouble!
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5  2/28/2012
I was a the first graduate of SCS in 1984 and highly recommend it to anyone who is seeking a Christian education for their child. It was a blessing to have been trained in things of the Lord and to have the background of so many spiritual truths as well as recalling memorized scripture which I constantly rely on everyday of my life and for so many different reasons in life. I am thankful for the opportunity to have been educated at SCS and pray that the Lord blesses it for many more years in the future. Praise God for His many blessings with such educated and qualified staff and administration to make it such a great success that it has been over the years. The whole experience is just a overwhelming joy that floods my heart and soul when I think about it. I had such positive role models to pattern and such a wonderful Christian education with the ACE program as a whole. Some of the highlights for me that made it so valuable to me was the opportunity to take piano lessons and being trained vocally by very gifted musicians and also have the priviledge of competing in the State and National ACE Convention. Because of that encourgement,I have taught piano and organ for many years and have also led as a the youth leader and director for over 10 years. The biggest blessing of all to me is that it is an honor to serve the Lord with the position of Church Pianist for 12 years. May God continue to bless the staff, students and parents of SCS. Praise His wonderful name for this awesome Christian Education.
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