Grades Offered – Preschool through Grade 12
School Day – 8:20 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Middle & High School Class Day – consists of seven class periods of 48 minutes each, five days a week.
Staff–62 Professional Staff with 65% percent holding advanced degrees, 3 Professional Staff holding a doctoral degrees, 12 years average tenure and 17 years of average length of teaching experience.
Accredited – Independent Schools Association of the Central states (ISACS) and AdvancED (NCA CASI – North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement). Southfield Christian School is also a member of the Association of Christian School International (ACSI).
1. What makes Southfield Christian School unique?
The most important aspect of our school and its programs is that everything that we do is centered around biblical principles and a Christian worldview. We seek to train students to fulfill their God-given calling in a way that will impact others for Christ. Southfield Christian School is committed to helping students thrive academically, athletically, socially, and spiritually.
2. What are the class size limits?
We have two sections per grade with first & second grades having three sections. Class size maximums vary by grade level. The enrollment is 40 students per grade for kindergarten and grades 1-12 enrollment is limited to 50 students per grade. Preschool has a teacher ratio of 1:7.
3. What textbooks and curriculum do you use?
Our school uses a variety of textbook publishers. Scriptural principles and a biblical worldview are integrated throughout the curriculum and students are taught to examine and critically respond to worldviews that conflict with scripture. Curriculum objectives include the Common Core Standards, the Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations and customized curricular standards. Every student in the high school has an iPad. Excellence in education requires that technology be seamlessly integrated throughout the academic program.
4. Do your students wear uniforms?
Our students are required to wear the Dennis uniform. Students have a choice of any top or bottom clothing item available in the Southfield Christian School Dennis Uniform Booklet. Each day students have a choice as to which color, style, or type of clothing item they wear as long as it is one of the items listed in the booklet.
5. Do you offer after care?
Yes, we do have an after school care program that operates from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. for Kindergarten through 8th grade. The cost is $4 per hour.
6. Do you have a hot lunch program?
Hot Lunch is prepared daily by a Chef on staff.
7. Do you provide bus transportation?
Students living in Southfield or Lathrup Village are eligible for bus transportation to and from school. Parents must request bus service directly through the Southfield Public School transportation department.
8. Do you offer foreign language?
Currently we offer Mandarin Chinese and Spanish in preschool through grade 5. In grades 6th through 12th grade, we offer French, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.
9. What special academic and fine arts opportunities are offered to students?
Our students participate in a number of festivals and competitions that challenge them to use their God-given talents and gifts. These include the Math Pentathlon Tournaments and Spelling Bee competitions as well as the Art and Creative Writing Festivals. Creative and academic challenges are provided through Robotics, Science Olympiad and the Cranbrook Institute of Science Clubs. Students enter the Southfield Library Battle of the Books and Middle School Challenge each year. Theater, Vocal and Instrumental music is available for students in varying grades. These students participate in Band and Choir Festivals.
10. What extracurricular sports programs are offered?
Our school offers a wide-range of sports and extracurricular activities for our students at all grade levels. In elementary they include flag football, basketball, volleyball, soccer, unicycle, jump-rope/tumbling, gymnastics, cheer, and TGA golf. We offer 14 varsity sports for high school including football, volleyball, cheerleading, cross country, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, golf, track and field.
11. Do you participate in any Standardized Testing Programs?
We administer the MAP (Measures of Academic Progress), a nationally-normed standardized assessment created by the Northwest Evaluation Association (newa.org) to all students in grades 1st through 7th & 9th grade. Our 8th graders are administered the ACT Explore, while the 10th graders are given the ACT PLAN. All juniors and seniors are required to take the ACT.
12. What is your church affiliation?
Southfield Christian School is a ministry of the Highland Park Baptist Church of Southfield, Michigan with over 130 churches represented in our student body.