Students enrolled 447
School leader no info
Type Religious

Contact this school

155 Hosanna Dr
Sumiton, AL 35148

(205) 648-6643
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Sumiton Christian School address.

4 stars
Based on 51 ratings

Let others know what you
think about this school

August 12, 2014
My children attended this school for several years. They were relatively happy at SCS, but we felt like we were doing all of the teaching at home. After much soul searching, we decided to move them. We were shocked at the pool quality education they were receiving at SCS. One example; the semester test in Geometry consisting of making a snowman out of felt geometric figures. Another example; at the end of my neice's 4th grade year, the teacher apologized because she didn't "get around to teaching history that year". I didn't know that was an option. The instruction received in the area public schools are hands down better. The majority of teachers at SCS are not qualified to teach. Do not waste your money. If you go to church, and raise your children in a Christian environment, they will excel in the public school system (which, contrary to what is implied at SCS, is not the devil). The Bible says to be a light on a hill, not a light hidden in a closet where you are sheltered from real life and from real people who need to see your Christian example on a daily basis. We chose to go out into the world, and my children are better for it.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2014
My children attended school at sumiton Christian for 1 yr, they will not be going back! Drop the word "Christian" from the school name! The principal is a bully and basically called me a liar because I complained that a "teacher" never emailed me back! The school has teachers/coaches that are not employees of the school (donate their time) that cuss and exhibits NON christian examples to the children and the principal and the board allows it! This "man" put my child down to his face so bad that my child cried! The administration at this school is horrible and teachers are quitting every month, a heavy turn over. Girls are allowed to have belly rings and there are male students with tattoos. Only difference between this school and a public school is tuition. I am certain they will close the doors soon. Do your research people and you will see, putting your kids in sumiton Christian school will be the worst mistake of your life!

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2013
My children used to attend Sumiton Christian School, however, we started looking around, and realized we were paying a large chunk of money each month to have to basically home school our kids. We have moved our children, and are amazed at the poor education they were actually receiving. The Junior High and High School teachers are extremely unqualified, basically because the school cannot afford to pay more qualified individuals. If you truly want your children to learn in school, versus teaching them at home, do not go to this school. Leaving Sumiton Christian School was the best thing we could have done for our children.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2013
Sumiton Christian was the best place ever. I am a recent graduate of SCS, and I can honestly say that they have prepared me well. I was worried when I got to college if I was going to be able to keep up. Not only did I keep up, I have stayed up. I have made either the President's or Dean's List every semester. I am studying secondary education, and one requirement is that we are supposed to observe in many different types of schools and school settings. I have been to schools like Spain Park and Mountain Brook this year, and I can honestly say that I think that SCS is better. I loved all the teachers while I was there. And can I just say thank you to all the English teachers at SCS. Thanks to you I always write killer papers for all my classes. I have not received anything below an A yet. The teachers really care about the students and want them to succeed. With the smaller numbers in this school, the teacher to student ratio is closer than it would be in other schools. The teachers know your name and take an active interest in making sure that students are doing well in their class. They go above and beyond the requirements of simply being teachers.

- submitted by a community member
November 13, 2012
I was excited to move to Sumiton and attend SCS. However, once I actually began, I realized that it was NOT the fun-loving, caring environment I had seen during my introductory tour. Instead of an individual with a unique personality, I became just another one of their Hell-bound pre-teens. The word of God was absolutely SHOVED down my throat, and I became so confused about religion that, to this day, I sneer whenever I have to drive passed Sumiton Church of God. I was brought up in a Christian home with Christian morals. However, at Sumiton Christian, if you do not practice your religion in the extreme manor they practice, or if you have ANY questions AT ALL regarding religion, you ARE going STRAIGHT TO HELL! My 12 year old self was so confused!!! Why was I being yelled at about not loving my God the "RIGHT" way when all I wanted to do was go to school to learn in the first place?! On top of this, my family was asked (on more than one occasion) to donate money. Because of these donations and because of my family name, I was allowed to be on athletic teams without ever trying out and my tardies were often overlooked. Spare your children the confusion-send them somewhere else!

- submitted by a community member
July 26, 2011
This school has an outstanding academic system. I attend this school. I am dyslexic and do do not play sports. Despite popular belief I am accepted and looked at with worth by the teachers. Although some of the students are not the nicest in the world, one of the skills we are taught is to love our personality. I am very pleased with this school.

- submitted by a community member
April 05, 2011
As a student at six year student at Sumiton Christian, I have first-hand experiences that provide enough evidence to say this school is definitely not what it's cracked up to be. First of all, if you aren't an athletic specimen, then I suggest you start looking into other schools. Secondly, if your grades aren't considered "up to par" and you may be required to seek help, go ahead and forget it because you will be looked down upon and help MAY be given but in a very resentful way. The current principal has made several rude remarks regarding families that are either less fortunate or that do not match up with her ridiculous standards. She not only shows favoritism towards students, but towards the faculty as well. If the classrooms are not run in a way that is exactly pleasing towards her, she degrades the teachers, sometimes even in front of the students. I can assure you that if you're sending large checks to this school each month, your student will find it to be a breeze. However, if you can not afford to waste extra money in order to pay off the school's debt, as most people cannot, your child will not receive the love that a "Christian" school may promise to give. Just no.

- submitted by a community member
March 31, 2011
I have two children that attend this school, my oldest is about to graduate and my 13 year old will not be attending next year. Mrs. Capps the principal plays favorites to the children that have parents who donate large sums of money. The children who have less than perfect grades get picked on by the principal and basicly get ask to leave the school. The junior high teachers treat the kids like they are beneath them by putting them down. What happened to being true christians and uplifting someone? They need to drop the Christian from Sumiton Christian because the ppl running the school are far from Christians....all they care about is money.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2011
This school I not something I would recommend to anyone!!! It is not a good school at all. The teachers don't help you when you need it, the kids bully you if you don't have money or I you're not popular enough, the principle plays favorites, they don't have Christian attitudes, the bring you down, and it's just not a place I would want my kid to go to. A big problem I have been faceing lately is bullying. There are girls that if they don't like you they will try to turn everyone against you. I thunk if you really want your kid you go to this school, look into it and really check reviews. I'm not satisfied with this school at all!

- submitted by a community member
September 09, 2010
Like any school, the quality of education depends primarily on the children and parents. That being said, environment and dedication to students is superb at SCS. Students are encouraged to try news things and opportunities for leadership are many. Also, being a smaller school, there is less of a clique society. You often see cheerleaders playing sports, football players and baseball players in choir and drama. My two sons graduated from SCS. Both were awarded academic scholarships to multiple universities and colleges. Both have been on deans lists at college. My Oldest also earned a baseball scholarship to an SEC school, earned All- American Honors, played in the College World Series, was drafted twice in the major league draft and now is in his first year of Professional Baseball with the Reds. Not bad for a kid that the local public school said was not good enough to play for them.

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2010
I have had 1 child graduate from SCS, after going there from K-12, we have two other children that have transferred away from SCS. We have found the teachers to be lacking because they cant get the best teachers becasue they cant pay them enough. The Christian part should be dropped totaly from the name because the people running the school have no clue how to operate in love towards people. At one time it was a wonderful place but those days are over now. It is best to keep your kids in the public schools and pray for them than to drop them into this place amongst wolves in sheeps clothing. I pray for everyone that has had to deal with these people and I pray the leaders at this school actually get saved and Jesus can do a work in them.

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2010
This is just your run-of-the-mill private school. The administration is overbearing, and I am glad my child is no longer attending SCS. Parents beware: do some background research into this place before enrolling. If you don't, you just might be surprised, and not in a good way.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2010
'...they need Christian teachers with sweet spirits, not hateful and damaging spirits to the children.' Above quoted from a previous poster, and I thought we were the only ones dealing with this same problem. Someone definitely needs to step in and give some teachers an attitude check. Our daughter had been there since K5, but as she advanced into the higher grades she lost an interest in attending. We tried counseling with teachers, but nothing changed. I was on this site to review other schools and thought I would check the ratings for SCS to see if others had experienced the same. I'll have to say that K5 to 4th grade the experience was great. We actively supported the school with time/money, but as soon as we noticed the downfall, we gave up started looking elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
I would not suggest this school. Mostly due to the treatment my child received and other children and we have money. Which is sad that is how this school it run. There are several teachers that should not be teaching. If this is a christian school, then they need chrisitian teachers with sweet spirits, not hateful and damaging spirits to the children. The children our the future. School not recommended. Too much administration control. The state should step in at this school and monitor it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
My daughter transferred to SCS from a local public school and it was the best thing we ever did! In the public school setting her grades were failing (she went from an A-B student to a C-D student) due to lack of care from the teachers. She was bullied and harrassed in the public schools in a way that was something straight out of a movie. At SCS her grades have improved, she has received tutoring when necessary and socially she is excelling. I wish every day that we would have chosen SCS for her from the very beginning. She has grown and matured not only as a young woman but also as a Christian and to know that your child is covered in scripture not only by her parents but also by the faculty/staff gives me peace of mind. I would recommend SCS to anyone!

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2009
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2009
Wonderful place for any child to attend..

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 26, 2009
I had a child that graduated from SCS and also went to one of the area high schools and when I asked him his opinion he said he would choose SCS everytime.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 24, 2009
I give this school a zero, I know private schools mean that you get to pick who gets to attend. Let me tell you though they are very rude if they find out you want a special needs child to attend that might need a teachers aid!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2009
I am a parent of 3 children who have atended and are attending SCS. Our oldest son graduated in 5/2009 and attended for 6 years. We are not members of Sumiton Church of God, we are not from the Sumiton community, nor are we wealthy. When he transferred to SCS as a seventh grader, he was welcomed by new friends and built strong friendships which will last a lifetime. I have asked my son many times if he could have went to any other school, would he? His answer was always, 'no way!' He loved the experience he had at SCS and excelled acedemically, socially, and spiritually. He earned scholarship offers and will begin college in a few weeks. As for my other 2 children, they will continue to attend SCS and I hope their experience will be as good as the first.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2009
This school is nothing special over the local public schools. Math & Science are mediocre, and teachers seem to be henpecked by an overbearing administration. Save your money. Walker High School & Corner High School near by have better test scores & offer your student many more options than cliques & fads.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 08, 2009
I am an alumna from Sumiton Christian. I had a great educational experience at this school despite the normal high school dramas. The curriculum was competitive and/or better than those of the surrounding schools. It was evident all of the teachers and faculty really cared for the students. In hind sight, I have found that many of the teachers have made huge sacrifices to follow their calling to this school. The extracurricular activities were amazing and had made way for leadership and teamwork qualities to be shaped in my character. Most importantly, I was giving a reinforcement and a foundation of God's word. Those who actually attempted and completed their own work benefited from this educational opportunity and have become great success stories since in their post-high school years. I highly recommend it for those in the Sumiton/Dora area.

- submitted by a community member
May 23, 2009
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a teacher
no rating March 30, 2009
You will not find a better well rounded school then SCS. The leadership of Mrs. Capps and the staff is excellent. NO other school compares with the education level that the students get from K5 to 12th grade. I am living proof that your child success does not depend on how much money you make or who you know. If you want the best educational opportunity for you child you will have to pay for it and SCS offers this at a fair tuition rate. The education of your child does not rest with the teachers but with the parents.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2009
If u think u are getting a higher education at SCS than the local public schools u are in for a shock. My child attended SCS from the 1st to the 3rd grade then we transfered to public school where everything was harder. We have been playing catch up all school year this year, The math, spelling words, history, science is all more advanced than what we had at SCS.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2009
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a community member
February 19, 2009
I have mixed feelings about my daughter's experience at SCS. While I believe her education (she attended K5-12th) was top notch, the stress and drama she experienced from select students is a harsh trade off for the quality education. Even though major problems were reported to the powers that be, we mainly received a 'kids will be kids' response. It is amazing to me that my daughter is now a sophomore in college and LOVES the experience, but still literally has nightmares about her ordeals at SCS. Bottom line, it was our experience that if you are either wealthy or a good athlete, you answer to NO ONE.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2009
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
November 04, 2008
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2008
My daughter started K-3 this year at Sumiton Christian and absolutely loves it. Everyday she comes home telling me things that she has learned. The Pre-K teachers are wonderful and are very structured and organized. It almost seems like a miracle to get a room full of 3 year olds to follow instructions, but some how they do.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 06, 2008
be careful with who your children become friends with at this school. who you are and how much money you have determines whether or not your child will be liked.

- submitted by a student
no rating July 01, 2008
Popularity rules! I feel there are as many incidents of bullying and negative behavior than any other school. If the student is very athletic, wealthy, or in with the sumiton chorch of god click he/she will do well in this enviroment. I do think the teachers are very underpaid. The facilities are very good. I will continue to send my child there because of the Walker County school system. SCS is the lesser of the evils.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2008
This is the best school in the area and is very low-priced when compared to other private schools in Alabama. With Mr. Gillham and Pilling in the Science dept the students have tremendous opportunities for experimentation and learning. Mr Banks in the History dept is strict about the dress code and respect for other students but he really cares about the kids, continually developing new clubs and activities for them both in and out of the classroom. How many schools have a History Honor Society (my son was an inaugural member) or Science Fiction or Gaming clubs? Is your child already talking about the next school year? Mine is. These people are dedicated professionals doing more with less funding than any other school I have researched. Public school teachers would strke first. With the new principal, Cheryl Capps, this school is poised for a new era of greatness.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2008
I love Sumiton Christian a lot. It has taught me many things that a public school could never teach me such as the Bible and having Chapel every Wednesday. My favorite class is Theatre Arts with Mrs. Brown. I have some negative views of Sumiton Christian as well. Mr Banks can get annoying at times as well as Mr Nichols. Otherwise I'm impressed withe leadership and Christian teachings.

- submitted by a student
April 17, 2008
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2008
My daughter started in K4 last year, (07), and is now reading small words and can add and subtract small numbers. I can not praise this school highly enough - it is truly a gem in the otherwise very poor Walker county system. The treachers are very responsive and there is a constant flow of relevent information to the parents.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2007
In 1996 I enrolled my son in K-4 at SCS; he is now a freshmen, time flies. I have been impressed with the school in so many ways, academics and extracurricular. My husband teaches in public school so we were so excitied to find an alternative for our child. We decided on SCS for the spritual leadership that public schools can't/won't provide, a Chrisitian environment, where prayer and discipline are a daily event. In addition, the tuiton is reasonable for a private school; since the school is in sub-rural area the school has tried to make it affordabe for most incomes; it has been money well spent.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2007
My son has been at SCS since K-4 and we would not have it any other way. He is far more advanced than his cousins who attend public school in Walker County. We have more than 60 teachers, it takes all the tuition money to pay these excellent teachers.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2007
My children attended SCS several years. We had positive results with sports for the boys. Girls sports depended on popularity and favoritism in my opinion. Elementary education is the highlight with very good teachers. Jr. High is somewhat lacking in academics and teachers. My children go elsewhere now and their self esteem /confidence is much higher. Tuition is within reason. The extra fees and lunches really add up fast though. Although public schools have their drawbacks we are doing very well there.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2007
I graduated from SCHS in May of 2007 and could not miss it more. The faculty and staff at Sumiton truly care about their students. They are always available for advice or just someone to talk to. The Chapel services each week are truly a God sent. The education you get from SCS not only helps you in college, but in life, and your relationships with people, and most importantly, God. The extracurricular activites are amazing! There is so much to do. Sumiton Christian is not just a school, but a family, and one that will truly be missed.

- submitted by a student
November 03, 2006
I have two children at SCS and our experience has been terrific. The difference in public school is amazing...well worth the tuition. It is not for everybody however. It is tough and it is strict.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2006
There are many subjects and athletics programs that are offered. There are a select few faculty members that should be more professional with the children and parents. The school constantly pressures you to donate money, even though you pay at least $250/mo for your child to attend. Responses requested from faculty are take to long to be produced. On a lighter note, the athletic programs are great! Both of my kids play more than one sport. Given the location where we live, we choose to send our children to SCS because the Alabama public school system is lacking on so many levels. The elementary pricipal is less than efficient. However, I actually recommend sending your child to this school. The school is the BEST around for the location and choice of schools.

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2006
I have a daughter who attends SCS and she loves it. They emphasize academics as well as the arts/music. They expect the students to be in class and adhere to the dress policy. The curriculum is top notch and changes when improvements are warranted.The teachers are loving and pray for their students. You can't beat the price when compared to other state/national prices for christian schools. The SAT scores exceed the state levels consistantly and are abouve the national average. Check the scores on the SAT site yourself and compare to your public school!If your looking for a loving and pleasant atmosphere where your child will feel comfortable learning without fear of peer or teacher intimidation visit the school yourself and ask a lot of questions first hand.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2005
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2005
Both of my Children attend SCS and I couldn't be happier with the results. We tried public school for a period of time for my son with lackluster results and have since placed him back at SCS. The school is strict and does pay real attention to dress code, promptness, etc...but it is a refreshing change in comparison to where he was. Academics including extensive Bible study and testing are top-notch. We aren't 'rich' by any stretch of the imagination and I have not seen any evidence of favoritism toward social levels so far. Music , sports, activities are all well represented along with a faith based and morally structured curriculum that challenges the student. We are very pleased with Sumiton Christian School.

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2005
My daughter attended public school grades 1-7,When we moved to Sumiton I enrolled her in SCS. She attended 8-11.My son attended 5,7 grds. We did not have a good experience. Teachers in the JR High concentrate more on petty rules i.e: back of shirt tail being tucked in, and spend more time criticizing students than assisting and lifting them up. High school teachers in general are OK. No better than public school. Students that do not have 'upper class' social status are ridaculed and taunted by the students that are. Their punishment depends on their monatery donations (my opinion). Daughter tranf. back to public school for her senior year and is loving it. Son transf. last year and will graduate there. Wouldn't recommend unless you are rich.

- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2005
We have three daughters at SCS and we love the school. The academics are top-notch and the extracurricular activities cover the full spectrum of student interests. Additionally, the teachers are very caring and helpful, and are truly interested in developing the whole child - mind, body and spirit. We have only good things to say about this wonderful school!

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2005
Our son attended kindergarten and 1st at SCS and we did not have a good experiance. He was getting into trouble for the smallest things and his scores were low. We pulled him out and into Park Elementary and we are so much happier and so is our son! Jasper City School system is one of the best in the state and I can see why now. The savings in tuition is going toward his college fund.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2005
I have 2 children attending SCS and I have been very happy with the school. No, it is not perfect, everywhere has problems.But, the teachers are great, the academics are good and the extracurricular activities are wonderful. It I encourage parerents that are not happy with certain areas of the school to try to get involved. Parent involvement is very important and makes a big difference. The difference in being in a christian environment vs. public school is amazing.

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2005
i have to duaters at scs and i have to say the teaching is not that good and neather is the food it don't tyhink that the teachers in the jh is that good eccept for the history teacher.

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2005
I have a son and daughter who attend SCS. We took them out and put them in a public school for 2 years because of financial reasons. We ALL missed it so much. We found that it's worth paying to go there for the environment. It's a struggle to pay the tuition and other fees but my children are much happier at SCS.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2005
My son has been with the school for several years, good decision, would not change if had to do over, however, parent/teacher feedback poor for Jr. High and High School Students. Principal displays favortism toward popular students. Facilities excellent, teacher credentials excellent. Extra-curricular activity program excellent. Students should not have to seek out assistance.

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2005
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2005
The teacher/student ratio is much higher than listed. Sixth grade has over 42 students and just two teachers. Curricullum is good but notexcellent.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2005
'I have two children in the elementary school and wouldn't want them to be at any other school. The teachers are great!

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2004
I am a student there and I have been since k-5 and I am now a freshman. I love it there, I couldn't ask for a better place, God is really shown and everyone loves each other, its great!

- submitted by a student
September 09, 2003
My daughter graduated in 1999 and I have a son who is a Sr. They both attended public school until 1996/97. It is the best decision we've ever made to send them to Sumiton Christian. The environment is a breath of fresh air.

- submitted by a community member
September 04, 2003
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2003
I have a son about to start his Sr. year at SCS and he's been there since K-5. It has been the best decision I have made concernibg him.

- submitted by a parent
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »


Facebook


Nearby homes for sale

     
Last modified: August 12, 2014

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.


GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2014 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Sumiton Christian School
155 Hosanna Dr, Sumiton, AL  35148
(205) 648-6643
Last modified Sumiton Christian School is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Sumiton Christian School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 59 reviews. Top