Mission, Vision, & Milestones
The mission of Southside Christian School is to serve as partners with Christian parents in providing an excellent education consistent with biblical truth.
Partnering with Christian parents to serve our community as a leader in Christian education, resulting in transformed lives equipped to reflect and extend the kingdom of God.
Southside Christian School is committed to partnering with Christian parents to serve our community by providing an affordable and accessible Christ-centered education. By attracting and retaining a credentialed core of spiritually vibrant master educators, SCS will continue to be a recognized leader in Christian education, offering model academic, athletic, and fine art programs for our students. We desire to steward the resources God has entrusted to our care through fiscal prudence by cultivating a culture of philanthropic support for the school. SCS is passionate to nurture growth in our students, participate in their spiritual transformation, and equip them to reflect and extend God’s kingdom. Remaining true to our spiritual heritage, we are committed to cultivating a biblical worldview within our students, enabling them to live effective and productive lives in service to our Lord Jesus Christ.
The rich heritage of Southside Christian School is founded on a commitment to partnering with Christian parents in providing an excellent education consistent with biblical truth. SCS was established in 1967 as a ministry of Southside Baptist Church in Greenville, SC. School opened that fall with three teachers and 49 students enrolled in classes from kindergarten through third grade.
After nearly twenty years of consistent growth, Southside Christian moved to a spacious new location on Woodruff Road in 1986. As school enrollment and church attendance continued to increase, the church elders and school leadership realized that separating the two ministries would position each of them to more effectively fulfill their respective missions. In 2005, Southside Christian School purchased the Woodruff Road campus from the church and became a self-governing institution led by a board of directors from a variety of local churches.
SCS has emerged today as one of the Southeast’s leading Christian schools, with a wide range of educational programs for more than 1,000 students from 12 months through twelfth grade. SCS offers a superior academic program, a broad array of opportunities in the fine arts, and an athletics program that consistently competes for region, district, and state championships.