Santa Clarita Christian School

Since 1982, Santa Clarita Christian School (SCCS) has been Santa Clarita’s largest and most dynamic Christian education program available for K-12 students. Though academic excellence and athletic distinction are two key components of our school, we also excel in spiritual development, servant leadership and creative expression. This balanced education allows the needs of individual students to flourish in their areas of giftedness.

SCCS is a private Christian school located geographically within the William S. Hart School District in Santa Clarita, California with an enrollment of 515 students in grades K-12. There are approximately 185 students in grades 9-12.

SCCS is officially registered as a private school in the state of California, is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and is a member of The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).

SCCS only accepts international students for grades 9-12.

-All of the SCCS high school classes are college prep. SCCS is involved in the California Scholastic Federation and honors its students with high achievement.

-College Dual Credit Courses are offered in conjunction with The Master’s University and Colorado Christian University and include: Chemistry, English Composition, Philosophy, Economics, British Literature, Physics and Speech. SCCS does not have special education classes.

-90% of SCCS graduates continue their education at the college level. SCCS graduates have been accepted to public and private colleges and universities around the country including: USC, UCLA, Cornell University, George Washington University, Pepperdine University, and Harvard Law among many others.

-The school year is 172 days long with11 inservice days and is divided into four quarters making up two semesters. Class sizes average between 18-25 students. With the exception of a few elective classes, all classes successfully completed are worth five credits per semester.

-SCCS has 45 full and part-time faculty members, one-third with advanced degrees. In addition to these teachers, there is one administrator, one principal, one administrative assistant, one school counselor, one nurse, a dean of men and of women, an academic dean and a support staff of approx. 40.

-SCCS requires 226 credits to graduate (California requires 220). Graduates are required to take 3 years of History, 4 years of English, 3 years of Math, 3 years of Science, 2 years of Foreign Language, 1 year of Fine Arts, and 2 years of Physical Education. Most students who attend SCCS for grades 9-12 graduate with more than 250 units.

-AP classes offered: biology, language, US history, environmental science, literature, US government, calculus
-Honors classes offered: intro to literature, world literature, world history, chemistry, British literature, chemistry, speech

-Sample electives available at different grade levels (not every year) include: Graphic Design, Choir, Photography, Art, Theater Arts, Band, and Culinary Arts.

Athletics is an important extension of Santa Clarita Christian School (SCCS) and participation in the athletic program provides valuable lessons for students, such as teamwork, sportsmanship, winning, losing and hard work. SCCS’s sports program exists to develop student’s hearts and minds through participation in interscholastic athletics.

Sports Offered:
-football
-basketball
-baseball
-soccer
-volleyball
-softball
-swimming
-golf
-cheer

SCCS also offers a variety of fine arts and extracurricular activities such as band, choir, and drama and several service groups.

SCCS also sponsors grade-level trips and school events such as spirit week, seniors appreciation week, a spring art show, leadership groups, and spiritual life retreats.

SCCS only accepts international students for grades 9-12.

The following information must be submitted for registration.  All documents must be written in English.

  1. Registration Application
  2. School Transcripts or Grade Reports.  Actual course names must be listed (i.e., Algebra 1 not Math)
  3. Completion of the I20 Signature Page
  4. Copy of Passport (showing F-1 stamp if student is transferring)
  5. Immunization Records
  6. Proof of Medical Insurance Coverage
  7. Tuition and Fees (upon acceptance)

Once this information is received, you will be notified if you are a qualified candidate for our I20 Program and an interview will be scheduled.  We will interview via Skype.

In addition to a completed application and submitting school transcripts, students must also submit a TOEFL Jr. test score. The minimum score required for admission is 750 on the TOEFL Jr. or an iTEP score of 4 and a very strong online video interview.

Students must also be a Christian and have a personal Christian testimony in which they are able to express in written essay form as well as in an online Skype interview with the school principal.

Application Fee: $350


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School Details:

Campus Size:
Enrollment: 160 (high school only)
AP/Honors Courses: 7 AP; 7 Honors
Sports Team: 9
Grades: K-12

SAT Average Scores:

Math: 500-580
Critical Reading: 510-620
Writing: 520-570
School Type: Co-ed

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