After spending thousands and thousands of dollars and countless years as a parent and volunteer at SC, I can say without question that it was one of the worst decisions I ever made. The amount of gossip amongst staff is repulsive, the favoritism for certain families is disgusting, and the hypocrisy that runs rampant gives Christians a bad name. I regret ever forcing my children to attend this school. There is a large population of us that left and we now wonder what we were ever thinking. The Corvallis public school system is amazing, and full of more Christians than we ever encountered at Santiam.
TERRIBLE bully problem. The parents who wrote the reviews that say, 'no bully problem exists' probably have the child in their family. I was bullied because I wasn't into volleyball. Part of the school is so messy, too.
Santiam Christian is more than a school. It's a family. It's a place where character development in our kids is as important as academic success. I truly believe that Santiam is making a positive difference in the lives of our kids each and every day. I would recommend Santiam to anyone looking for a quality education, in a school that feels like an extended family.
My son has completed pre-school and almost kindergarten at Santiam Christian School. We love this school and look forward to having our daughter start attending next year. They are so caring with my kids and I am happy to know I can trust the people I have teaching my children. Well worth every sacrifice we make as a family to send our kids here.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.