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1 Higbie Drive
Smithtown, NY 11787

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(631) 265-3334
(631) 982-8251
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December 16, 2014
4. Excellence I'll be honest. There's a lot expected from these kids. Academics are strong and the curriculum is tough. And then there's the memorization. A LOT of memorization. There's some tough love going on as study skills are shaped and facts are drilled. But from early on the kids learn that when they strive for excellence the reward is great. There is excellence in character too. A chapel lesson hit home with my son recently - he told me he wants to "always do more than what is expected." A lot is expected in character, thank God! It goes further than words and deeds though. Our kids are learning to respect and honor others by building their own strong character. Visitors to the school are impressed by the students. This is not a place where the students shuffle through hallways without making eye contact and mumbling replies. No, these kids wear the SCS logo and are ambassadors for their school, ambassadors for Christ. Their conversations are engaging, intelligent and respectful. It's expected of them. Not a formal expectation written in a handbook, but a pursuit of excellence modeled by others and fostered by all.

- submitted by a parent

April 30, 2014
Smithtown Christian School is a wonderful, Christ-centered environment. I am blessed to have the opportunity to work there. We have the joy of seeing God work in our lives and the lives of our students on a daily basis and openly proclaim His power and might. This is an excellent school that helps students to grow spiritually as well as academically.

- submitted by a teacher

April 30, 2014
If you're looking for a school that is all about smiles and good image, then this is for you. Education is average, but if you usual struggle in academics they will probably send you back or talk to you about it and see what they can do, or make you do. Christian values seemed to be esteemed here but not usually practiced if you are a outsider. Firsthand I was accepted into the social groups or "cliques". Most are accepting but some others are not open to many people. The teachers do seem to show more favoritism to some more than others, but seem qualified at best. Basically your more than average Christian school, not for everyone but the building is pretty nice and seems to be improving. I have attended this school for 7 years and can honestly say it has been mostly ups & downs, not the best but it makes you stronger in character. If you want a school that will test you to your limits and see what you can do, but still keep in fact they honor God in the classrooms, then this is the school for you.

- submitted by a community member

April 29, 2014
I enrolled my two in SCS two years ago and it has been the best decision I ever made except not doing it earlier. They are receiving a good education. When needed help is there. They have a great special ed dept. for those with children who Need a little more help. They work with us as parents to give what each individual child needs. I plan to enroll my third child when that time comes too.

- submitted by a parent

April 29, 2014
My 3 children have been attending SCS for three years now. We, as well as our kids are extrememly happy with their total school experience. The teachers are loving, kind and committed to our childrens overall success, not only academically, but socially and spiritually as well. We are pleased to be a part of the Smithtown Christian School community and look forward to our children completing school through 12th grade.

- submitted by a parent

April 10, 2014
My two children have been in the school for two years. They are very, very happy. They are making great friends. The education is good and getting better. My children will graduate from SCS as well educated, well rounded, analytical thinkers. The administration is accessible and parents have a voice in all aspects of their children's education. In today's world having a voice in your child's education is paramount.

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April 09, 2014
I have had the great blessing of having all 5 of my children attend Smithtown Christian School. The decision to enroll our kids at SCS has been a great one. The teachers are loving and kind and always willing to go the extra mile. The administration addresses issues, both academic and social, in a professional yet caring way. I am so glad my children get to learn in an environment where Godly value's are not just taught but lived out!

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April 08, 2014
All three of my children are SCS graduates. They found college easier than anticipated because of the excellent education they recieved. One child, nearly 40 has recieved their jurus doctorate and has enrolled his child in SCS. The youngest is an RN. The eldest has a a career in graphic arts. Not only are the acedemics outstanding the music,, drama, art and athletics programs are excellent. The most important thing to both my husband and I was sending our children to a school that reinforces the spiritual values we practice at home.I believe this has helped mold them into adults with integrity & compassion.

- submitted by a teacher

April 08, 2014
I have 3 kids in SCS and we love it, most importantly my kids love it. They have been bless with a great education from some great teachers. My kids are getting a wonderful education, meeting great friends and most importantly; they are in an environment that is not filled with the troubles that most schools encounter like drugs, gangs, violence, etc... When my kids have struggled at times during certain classes the teachers have gone the extra mile to spend time with them, during lunch or after school, to make sure they understand the school work and get a better understanding of the material. I also appreciate the strong Christian values my kids are taught. Not only are they given a top notch education, they are also guided with a strong moral compass that will help them grow and give them direction as they go through their young lives into adulthood. From the school superintendent to the teachers to the administrative staff, everyone contributes to make Smithtown Christian School a unbelievable experience for both the students and parents. I would 100% recommend SCS to anyone.

- submitted by a parent

March 25, 2014
It's our Home away from Home. All 3 of our children attend SCS. The faculty/staff are like family to us. Teachers have been encouraging and positive from the moment our son entered 4th grade from public school. The class sizes are small. Communication between parent and teacher has been great. Expectations are established in the beginning so there are no surprises throughout the year. Phone calls/Emails are returned/answered swiftly. Assignments and Grades are posted quickly. Parents are kept well informed. Parent involvement is welcomed and encouraged. There are enrichment classes to challenge your child and the ARC which offers support for children who need a little extra help. Teachers truly care about each child s individual success, not just grades. The music and art dept. are phenomenal. Just come to a concert, you will surely be amazed by what you see and hear. It brings us such joy to know that our children are surrounded by these faith driven teachers/staff who care so much not only about them but also about supporting us as parents. This school is committed to shaping our children into christian leaders. We are so happy we made the decision to send our children here.

- submitted by a parent

March 11, 2014
In 2001 my husband and I made a decision to send our 1st child to Smithtown Christian School for Kindergarten. This has proven to be the best decision we ever made. We now have multiple children in the school and our oldest will graduate this year. We have seen the school go through a number of transitions over the years, and it is better than it has ever been. No, it is not perfect, but no place is perfect. Overall our experience has been extremely positive. The school ives up to its goal to train children with a Heart for God, a Mind for Truth, and a Passion to Change the World. The school partners with parents to provide a Christian focus to their education. The teachers are great, the academics are excellent, and any problems are dealt with swiftly and justly. Anyone looking for a school that approaches every aspect of education from a Christian worldview should look no further than SCS.

- submitted by a parent

January 06, 2014
If I could give this school 0 stars I would without hesitation. My daughter was bullied at this school terribly. My husband and I had no idea how bad it had gotten until I stumbled upon notes she had written in a notebook where she would write about dreaming of hanging herself because the bullying had gotten so bad. When addressed with the Elementary school principal, Jill (?), she brushed it off because she "knew those girls since preschool." It was such an awful time for our family--and still is terribly upsetting. Our guard was down, sending her to a Christian school to be with other Christians, we believed this was the best choice for her-it was the single worst mistake we ever made in our lives. No one was ever held accountable for the torment they caused. Just because you pray before you start your day and have chapel, doesn't make you a Christian school. This school deserves to close, forever. Shame on them and the pain they allow children to suffer. They will reap what they sow.

- submitted by a parent

September 01, 2013
This school offers a Christian world view as a foundation for academics and boasts an honor system where students are supposedly held accountable for their actions. However, upon closer inspection, the favoritism shown to some students is glaring. My son desired to volunteer for a peer mentoring program. He did not bother applying, because he figured all the positions would be filled by faculty favorites. In this assumption, he was correct.

- submitted by a community member

July 30, 2013
Not worth the money.Forget waiting for a return phone call from someone.We were not pleased with this school at all.

- submitted by a parent

May 09, 2012
My husband and I have been very pleased with Smithtown Christian School. Our daughter had transferred from and public school per her initial request and it's been a world of difference. We are so happy there. SCS provides so many opportunities for a well rounded education. In the arts, there are classes in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, and ceramics. Our daughter is in the school band and we enjoy hearing the orchestra and chorus, as well at concerts! There are a number of sports available, such as Baseball, Softball, Soccer, LaCrosse, Wrestling, Volleyball, Golf and Tennis. The school provides Before and After Care for students, as well as Student Resources, A Tech Center and Peer Counseling, which has been particularly helpful in our daughter's transition into a new school. She enjoys her classes, teachers, and classmates. SCS strives to perfect the combination of balancing academics with spiritual growth. We appreciate the school and faculty commitment to an excellent education and preparation for success.

- submitted by a parent

April 05, 2012
My experience with the school comes from several perspectives. First as a parent, then as a volunteer and then as a teacher. I would have to say that I have seen the school from all aspects and interacted on all of these levels so I can honestly say that although no school is perfect every aspect has been beneficial. There is an overall desire to serve God and families. The preparation for college is top notch and the Christian training is like none other. Where else can you have an academic education along with chapels and worship and missions teams- along with great music programs and sports? The best feature is that there is an attitude of seeking and striving to improve all the time. The school is not resting on its laurels and being satisfied with what is done but continues to desire excellence in all they do!

- submitted by a parent

January 17, 2012
My son graduated from SCS and is now attending Gordon College in Wenham, MA as a pre-med major. He previously attended a public school with a top rating, and I have to say that he was much happier at SCS. The classes are smaller which allows for a more personalized approached. AP classes are offered at this school as well as memberships in various academic honor societies if your child qualifies. My son so far has made a smooth transisiton into college and is doing well thanks to the foundation that he received at SCS.

- submitted by a parent

August 22, 2011
Although smiling, praising faces are all around, when comes to kids who need special help, frowns are plenty. It is very usual to see kids near graduation asked to leave the school due to grades so the schools reputation is not tarnished. If you are naturally self motivated, and bright you can make it in anyschool. Nothing special and definitely not worth the tuition for academic standarts, but if you want christian teachings strongly in your childs education, its the place to be. I am not sure how the principal leadership is rated 5, but principal involvement with my child was usually not positive encounter. and as far as the teachers are concerned below average is the concencus among most parents. This site must attact most of the strongly Christian stay home moms who are striving to upkeep the school name.

- submitted by a parent

February 24, 2011
I am very happy my daughter comes to this school. She is becoming a young woman of God while getting an excellent education at the same time. I have to say the school is not all that strict, like a normal high school/elementary school and there is a distinct separation between the high school students and elementary students and extra circular activities and advanced courses, and the sports teams are phenomenal.

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October 18, 2009
I am very happy my two sons graduated from this school. They are strong in character and values.

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May 18, 2009
SCS is an okay school. Accelerated programs are not available until late high school. Soccer team is excellent, but other sports and clubs are lacking. Walking into the average high school classroom, you see a messy room and disorganized teaching. Some of the teachers are good, but the academics are low for the price. Aside from that, the student body is full of very nice kids and most are all friends. There is a very big emphasis on God and the Bible, as well as unique worship programs. The school is very strict, which keeps students in line. If your child is above average for his or her grade level, he or she may be bored at SCS.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 18, 2009
Excellent School ... Top Notch Academic Programs. Expensive ... without a doubt ... but worth every single penny! SCS produces a quality individual with a heart devoted to Jesus! As the saying goes, you get what you pay for. I would highly recommend this school.

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August 26, 2008
I am blessed to have my two children at SCS. We started at Public School. I was not pleased. In SCS there is the freedom to mention God. The text books also mention God. The children are able to grow mentally and spirtually. The teachers and staff truly care about the children and each other. I recommend SCS highly. It is one of the BEST Christian schools on Long Island.

- submitted by a parent

March 13, 2007
This school is an avarage school. It is probably one of the best Christian schools in the island but there are too many students. The avarage students per class is about 26, some are even bigger. The teams are ok, but they are not the best. The music program is not free you have to pay around $50 to start and there are very, very, very few after school activities.

- submitted by a parent

January 31, 2006
This is one of the best private schools on the island. They have a great sports program and high quality teachers and academic program.

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March 14, 2005
I have 3 kids in this school,3,5 and 9th grades. quality of acadamic programs is high. Music training is available from 4th grade and at no extra charge. Art instruction is also available. Sports(soccer, baseball, volleyball, tennis, chess, basketball) are all available. Involvement with honor societies, nysma(music challenge tests), language societies, community service are all high. Parent involvement is extremely high.

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2003
I attended and graduated from this school... it was the best experience of my life.. all but one teacher was amazing and caring (the one that wasnt no longer works there).. so I would say its the greatest school.. only draw back since its such a small school my graduating class was only 15 students.. the after school activities and choices of sports are minimal..

- submitted by a student

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SCS's vision is to produce exceptional students who have a heart for God, a mind for Truth, and a passion to change the world. Our curriculum is taught from a distinctively Christian worldview, by mentor-teachers who lead by example. Parents often comment on how much they love being a part of our school community!

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Smithtown Christian School
1 Higbie Drive, Smithtown, NY  11787
(631) 265-3334
Last modified Smithtown Christian School is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Smithtown Christian School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top