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Southwest Christian School

Private | K-8 | 338 students

 
 

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Posted November 18, 2010

My older daughter attended SCCS from 1st through 8th grade and now my younger daughter is attending. I love this school! Besides the top- notch academics and full curriculum including, computer lab, library, art, music, language, sports, etc...my 8th grader graduated with confidence, compassion, a love for God and His word, leadership skills and great friends. She was totally prepared for the college prep high school she is attending. My younger daughter is have the same great experience. It's worth the investment. Great administration, great staff, peaceful environment and a fun community of students and parents.
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Posted May 16, 2010

SCCS of Tinley Park is a beautiful place where teachers, staff and students are affirmed. The key is leadership! The principal is kind, sharp as a tack & brings her 'A' game to the job every single day! We aren't here this year because of the commute, but have attended recently. Nice facility, great core academics plus Spanish, Art and Band. This is a 'bully-free' environment where children are educated about the effects of their actions on others. Also, they become aware of "God's World." An excellent value! Transparent, accountable leadership...happy kids...talented teachers. Check it out!
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Posted April 9, 2008

This school is an excellent place for children togrow in knowledge and understanding of God and his creation. My children love attending here! The school has a very welcoming environment for both students and parents!
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Posted January 11, 2006

This is my son's first year at Southwest. He loves it! At first, I was a little reluctant to enroll him, because he was the only African-American in his class and I did not know how comfortable he might feel with this ratio. Well, the students and staff they are warm, friendly and welcoming. The curriculum includes Spanish, Computer, and Life Skills. The teacher/parent communication is exceptional. This school has the perfect combination of Academic/Spirtual environment. So far, the only problem I have is deciding what to pack him for lunch, since there is no lunchroom. This is a small inconvience for all that this school provides. I give it 5 stars!
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Posted January 25, 2005

My daughter will be completing her first year at Southwest in June 2005. Initially, it was quite an adjustment for her. Teh cirriculum was alot more challenging than her previous public school Espiecally, the math. She was also a minority. Which stress for both my daughter and I. However, now 1/2 way through the school year, I realize that I did make the right choice. Everyone, parents, teacher and the pricipal, have been warm and welcoming. All of her teachers continue to check in to see how she is doing. And make sure that she is doing well and not just 'surviving'. My daughter had noted that the standards are 'higher' than her previous school and admit that their standards more closely match those her father and I uphold. They have afterschool sports, and intramurals available for most sports. Once they enter 5th grade, they can choose between choir and band. So the music department is good. The school also requires a community service project each semester, which has been a wonderful eye-opener for my daugher. There are only two negatives about the school. No after school care and they don't have hot lunches everyday.
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Gifted specialist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

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

Arts & music

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

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:10 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Terry Huizenga
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
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  • Coed
Affiliation
  • Christian
Associations
  • CSI

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Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

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Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None
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17171 S. 84th Avenue
Tinley Park, IL 60477
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Phone: (708) 429-7171

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