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.
Yes. Southfield Christian School is accredited by the 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).
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.
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.
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 Mock Trial. 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.
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. In middle school we offer cross country, soccer, volleyball, basketball, cheerleading, softball, baseball, and track and field. We offer 15 varsity sports for high school including football, volleyball, competitive cheerleading, sideline cheerleading, cross country, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, golf, track and field.
We administer the MAP (Measures of Academic Progress), a nationally-normed standardized assessment created by the Northwest Evaluation Association (nwea.org) to all students in 1st and 2nd grades. Our 3rd through 10th graders are administered the ACT Aspire, a standards-based system of assessments to monitor progress toward college and career readiness. All 11th grade students take the PSAT/NMSQT, a standardized test administered by the College Board and cosponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation early in the fall. Students are recommended to take a college entrance exam, such as the ACT or SAT, in their junior or senior year.