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Santiam Christian School

Private | PK-12 | 678 students

Our school is known for providing a quality, well-rounded Christian education.

 

Living in Adair Village

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $249,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $740.

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4 stars

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Posted January 10, 2014

I really enjoyed my time at Santiam. Having recently graduated from OSU I can say that I was very well prepared, and from what I hear they are offering way more AP classes then when I went. Not only would I recommend Santiam to anyone, I would send my own children there if I end up in this area when I have them!


Posted December 11, 2013

Transportation for students is available and not for free so the majority of parents drive their kids to and from school. This makes their small parking lot a nightmare and it gets worse when the high school kids get released because they pour into the parking lot and don't pay attention to any of the cars trying to get out or in. There is not much diversity at this school and they have a very heavy emphasis on sports. Parent participation is high because it's required or pay extra money. My son went to school here for grade school and I ended up pulling him out in the third year. This school is good if your child fits into the model they have of what a good student should be. A teacher told me this and I never took my son to that school again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2013

Santiam Christian is a wonderful school. The atmosphere is always positive and encouraging. I is superb in academics (my only experience is in elementary school) compare to schools in the area. great staff and wonderful christian values.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2011

Santiam Christian has become like an extended family to us in a very short time. The teachers, staff and coaches have reached out to our children, demonstrating genuine care for their academic and spiritual growth. We have been encouraged by receiving reports of our childrens' successes. We have been impressed with the approach the teachers have taken when communicating concerns over academic progress or behavioral issues; they truly want the best for their students. Our kids are learning to work hard and are being stretched academically. Most importantly, they are being encouraged in their walk with Christ.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2010

Santiam Christian has been a wonderful school for my children. They have had the opportunity to learn from teachers who are obvious about their love of the Lord and the children. The academics are excellent, while maintaining a strong Christian world-view. The other families involved in the school have become like family to us, as we have worked together. I'm excited to recommend Santiam Christian to other families who are looking for a Christian school for their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2008

Santaim Christian has changed over the years that my child has attended. The leaderships focus on academics is becoming more and more urgent, despite the fact that our students test well above comparable public schools. The admissions policy on the other hand seems to have relaxed over the years and also there are many character issues that are tolerated now that would not have been in the past. This is definitely a trend that has been noticed by many families and I know a dozen or more that have pulled their children out as a result and many more who are considering it at this time. The parents I know put their children in this school for bible-based teaching and the reinforcement of what our child is being taught at home. An unashamed approach to centering on God's word and the character of these kids is why this school was started.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

My 2 sons (6th & 9th grade) are both new to Santiam Christian this year. They have only been attending for 1 month, and they love it! They have felt very welcomed by both the teachers and the students. The teachers are very attentive, and it is obvious to me that they care about the students. I also like the fact that the school offers, free of charge, online service that allows us to see (with a secure password) our kids' scores for homework, quizzes, tests, etc.. They are very quick about entering these in the program; many times my sons receive the results of their tests the same day! Every school (both public & private) receives points for education, sports, activities, and sportsmanship. These points are accumulated and the winner receives the 'Oregon Cup Award'. Santiam Christian has received this award 7 out of the last 8 years! Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2008

As the parent of an elementary student who has attended Santiam Christian since the first grade, I could not be happier. In addition to the superb academics (my child gained two full grade levels in reading alone by the end of their first grade year) that Santiam Christian School offers to all of its students, the staff are actively engaged with parents (always keeping us up to date on student progress, etc.), and I have found that the school has been welcoming. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is desirious of their child obtaining an excellent, well-rounded, education that values each and every student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2007

I have gone to Santiam Christian since k-12, this year is my last. I couldnt have asked for a better school or amazing staff
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 15, 2007

I enrolled my daughter into 11th grade this year, and it has been a great experinece so far. The faculty worked very hard to get her into school, since she applied just 2 weeks before school started. The staff and students are VERY friendly and they LIVE THEIR FAITH. (Listen to the SOLD OUT drama group) She is not in any sports/music/or drama, which seemed to be noted as a concern below, yet students and staff have embraced her very warmly. Faculty go out of their way to make her feel welcome and to get to know her. The staff paired each new student up with great groups of kids that showed them around and introduced them to others during the retreat on the first three days of highschool. My daughter has made friends easily at Santiam. I'm thankful for a Christian school with great Christian students that live their faith.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2006

The director of international program is very enthusiastic about promoting the school and providing as much information as needed. A variety of activities are available so that the students can participate in activities of their choices.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

My daughter attended SCHS and for the most part, I was very pleased with her experience there. She transfered from a school in Albany, and I know it made all the difference in her success. Yes, there are 'cliques' which is normal in any school such as sports, drama or whatever, but that's a normal part of school. However, I did see preferential treatment given to kids who had attended SC all through their school years--especially if they had a parent teaching at the school. That's one area I think the teachers need to be aware of and watch to make sure they don't overlook students new to the SC environment. Even though SC is not perfect, I know my daughter did much better by attending school here than in Albany where the drop-out rate was frightening. The teachers are caring and truly interested in teaching.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2005

I have 2 children attending this school and it is wonderful! They are getting an excellent education and do not have to contend with a lot of things that they would be exposed to in a public school. I cannot speak highly enough of the staff. They are all wonderful and truly care about each student. In K and 1st grade they are learning spanish, ABC's and sign language,science, history, Bible, music, PE, math and phonics. I highly reccommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2005

This school is one of the worst environments I can think of for a high school student, and it certainly was for me. Unless your kid is very very athletic you can be sure he/she will recieve little attention from teachers or staff, and at worst will be disliked by them. The social groups are more clicky than public high schools, and many students are doomed to be lonely due to the lack of diversity. The religious aspect of this school felt like more like an advertising strategy than an actual belief. In short, do not be fooled by appearances when considering SC.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 22, 2004

I would definitely recommend this school. If you have any interest in a Christian education for your children, it is worth checking into. My 2 sons are much happier here than they have ever been - they were in public school, a small coop school, and home schooled, and they love this the most - and so do I.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 73%
Asian 7% N/A
Hispanic 3% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Black 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% N/A
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 4-year college 90% (2013)
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Spanish
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Oregonian Cup (2011)
  • Oregonian Cup (2010)

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)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
Clubs
  • Drama club
  • Drum line
  • Woodshop
  • Yearbook

Language learning

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

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
Clubs
  • Girls on the run

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:05 am
School end time
  • 3:05 am
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
  • Lance Villers
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
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
  • Christian
Associations
  • ACSI
Fax number
  • (541) 745-6338

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • Classical (e.g., focuses on the "classics")
  • College prep
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Equestrian
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Equestrian
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Boy scouts
  • Cub scouts
  • DECA
  • Drama club
  • Drum line
  • FFA
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
  • Girls on the run
  • National Honor Society
  • Robotics club
  • Sold Out
  • Woodshop
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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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
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


8 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
122
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
148

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$5000 - $7000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
4 year college - 90%
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7220 NE Arnold Ave
Adair Village, OR 97330
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Phone: (541) 745-5524

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