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First Southern Christian School

Private | PK-6 | 60 students

Our school is best known for our family atmosphere in a loving environment
 
 

 
 

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Posted May 16, 2013

My daughter has attened this school for Kinder - 2nd grade. School has good points and bad. Class sizes are small (15 per class on average) but the grades are split. 1st &2nd are together and 3rd & 4th are together. Teachers care about their studens and parents involement is always welcomed. Principal and Teachers are very open with parents and truely care. I ranked the teacher quality a little low only because the classes are spilt. While the class size is small, the teachers time is split between teaching two different grades. Truely love this school and the people that have encouraged my child to grow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2012

I have 3 children who have attended FSCS. I am very greatful for their love and support. My children are academically on top and I owe all the credit to the GREAT teachers at FSCS!! Mrs. Burger is a wonderful principal! My family and I praise God for good, caring and loving teachers.
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Posted April 8, 2011

My son attended this school for 4 years. He had wonderful teachers from preschool up to 2nd grade. However the third grade teacher basically neglected my son all the time. One time my son was insulted by other students. He reported this insult to the teacher but she just neglected him as usually. My son was very upset and went ahead to discipline the students who insulted him. Ironically, the instigators in this even were left unpunished and my son was locked in the Lib. Moreover my son was suspended from school. She, the school board, and the administrator falsely accused my son to be a violent child. Neither she, nor the administrator, nor the school board could ever name a single instance in which my son violently attacked or assaulted other children. How could those so called Christians gangster up to against a 8 year old powerless and defenseless child? What the school did to my son caused enormous amount of stress to my son and my family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2010

A Wonderful School - with Wonderful Staff... I went to this school when I was younger, I then put my child into it - love the environment and love how dedicated the staff is to the children
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Posted July 29, 2009

My daughter has attended FSCS for 5 years and I love the small setting and find the teachers to be A+++++.
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Posted June 17, 2009

I have three children in this school and I am more than satisfied! After struggling with my oldest in TUSD we transferred him and he is now a happy devoted student. The staff is like family, they really do want to see you and your child succeed!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2009

My boys went to FCSC for pre-school and then into public school for kinder and first-grade. I put them back in FCSC this year and have to say there is a tremendous difference! Not only do they get a top-nothc education with a low teacher to student ratio but they get a Heart education as well. The administrators, teachers, and staff are the best...hands down!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

My son has attended FSCS since he was three. I love the teachers and staff and the extra classes that are provided such as Music, Art,PE, and computers.The class ratio and high standards are appriciated.
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Posted July 7, 2008

I really appreciate both faculty members as well as principle since my child Brian Shaw was educated with a solid foundatin and honored as the student of month. Even our family moved back to our country, we miss you very much!
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Posted March 6, 2008

My daughter has attended FSCS for 2 years now. I absolutely love the faculty and the standard they uphold for all the students. My daughter is well ahead of her peers because of the involvment of the school.
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Posted October 19, 2007

I have a child in 3rd grade and in preschool. Student to teacher ratio cannot be beat. I wish I would have brought my son here sooner. He loves the school and the teachers.
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Posted July 26, 2007

Great school, from the teachers/principal to the other students. I would not take my child anywhere else.
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Posted June 26, 2007

An excellent school. My child's entire 3rd grade class out performed TUSD public school 3rd graders by 2 grade levels. Safety with security is a must at FSCS.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 56% 42%
Hispanic 33% 43%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
Black 6% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
Clubs
  • Science club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 5:30 p.m.
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Baptist
Associations
  • ACSI
Fax number
  • (520) 629-0978

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • None
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Awana
  • Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
  • Science club
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$2000 - $4000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
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445 East Speedway Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85705
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Phone: (520) 624-9797

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