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Organization Enrollment Denominations Composition
Staff Admissions Graduates Finances
Academic Achievements Orther Achievements Transportation Statement of Faith

 

LOCATION:

Our 18-acre campus is located just off Highway 99W in Adair Village, 6 miles north of Corvallis, 8 miles northwest of Albany, and 12 miles south of Monmouth, Oregon.

MISSION STATEMENT:

The primary purpose of Santiam Christian School is to assist parents in the Christian training of their children by providing a Christ-centered academic environment that encourages the development of a Christian world-view emphasizing academic excellence, Christian character, responsible citizenship, and service to others.

HISTORY:

Founded in 1979, we are currently celebrating our 38th year.

ACCREDITATION:

Santiam Christian High School is fully accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), and meets all requirements for graduation of the Oregon State Department of Education.

ORGANIZATION:

Santiam Christian School is operated as an interdenominational non-profit corporation.

ENROLLMENT:

From 55 students in 1979, Santiam Christian Schools currently enrolls a student body of 605 students. (1/25/17)      

Preschool 51
Kindergarten 21
Grades 1-6  216
Grades 7-8 97
Grades 9-12 220
 

DENOMINATIONS:

Students attend over 100 different churches in the area. Interdenominational chapel services are held weekly on campus for the students and staff.

DEMOGRAPHICS:

Students come from seven counties and the following communities:

Albany 44%
Corvallis 24%
Dallas / Monmouth / Indep. / Amity 18%
Adair Village 3.9%
Lebanon / Jefferson / Scio / Crabtree 3.8%
Philomath / Alsea 2.3%
Salem / Keizer 2.4%
Tangent / Halsey / Shedd 1%
Springfield / Junction City / Monroe 0.6%

 

COMPOSITION:

Male:    321 (53%)         Female:    284 (47%)       Students of Color:  14%

STAFF:

Six administrators, a teaching faculty of 50, and a wonderful support staff.

  Full-time Part-time
Preschool 0 3
Elementary 13 4
JH/HS 18 12

 

ADMISSIONS:

Admission is selective. Students are evaluated on the basis of their transcripts, test scores, recommendations, and a personal interview. Santiam Christian does not discriminate on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin.

GRADUATES:

1,825 students have graduated from Santiam Christian High School. Approximately 90% of the graduating seniors in 2016 are now attending colleges and universities, and were offered over $2.4 million in scholarship dollars.

FINANCES:

The 2016-17 operational budget is $4.2 million. Approximately 23% of the budget is supplemented with outside income. Financial Aid is provided to 36% of the students.

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS:

SAT scores for college-bound seniors:  
84% of 2016 SC graduates took the SAT. SC consistently scores above the state and national averages on the scholastic aptitude test.

Achievement Testing:  
Santiam Christian utilizes the TerraNova 3 as our school-wide assessment. 2016 scores are well above the national averages and specifically above other Christian Schools in the Northwest Region.

Advanced Placement/Honors/Dual Credit Courses:  
Six Advanced Placement courses are offered: Calculus AB, Calculus BC, English Language and Composition, U.S. Government and Politics, Statistics, and U.S. History.

AP Students Tested (Grades 11-12): 39%
Exams Taken: 63
Students Scoring "3" or higher: 86%, “4” or higher: 54%, “5” or higher: 22%
Number of Class of 2015 AP Scholars: 8 (4 with honors, 1 with distinction)
AP Scholar distinction given to students who score a "3" or higher on three or more exams.

Five Honors courses and 10 Dual Credit LBCC College Now courses are offered.

ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENTS:

Member of Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) – 3A Division/West Valley League.
Sports include: Football, Volleyball, Cross-Country, Soccer, Basketball, Wrestling, Baseball, Softball, Track, Golf, Tennis, and Cheerleading.


  • 27 Oregon State Championships

  • 82 League (District) Championships in a variety of sports

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • The Oregonian Cup is awarded to the top overall school in the state, based on size. Of the 16 years that this prestigious recognition has been given, SC has ranked first 10 times and second 4 times.

  • Multiple Choir State Championships


  • Outstanding Drama Department with three yearly productions

  • Award winning yearbook, year after year

TRANSPORTATION:

Bus routes are provided into Albany, Corvallis, Monmouth, Dallas, Independence, and Salem.

STATEMENT OF FAITH:

WE BELIEVE

the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative, inerrant Word of God (II Tim. 3:16, II Pet. 1:21).

WE BELIEVE

there is one God, eternally existent in three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Gen. 1:1, Matt. 28:19, John 10:30).

WE BELIEVE

in the deity of Christ (John 10:33); His virgin birth (Isa. 7:14, Matt. 1:23, Luke 1:35); His sinless life (Heb. 4:15, 7:26), His miracles (John 2:11); His vicarious and atoning death (I Cor. 15:3, Eph. 1:7, Heb. 2:9); His resurrection (John 11:25, I Cor. 15:4); His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19); His personal return in power and glory (Acts 1:11, Rev. 19:11).

WE BELIEVE

in the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation because of the exceeding sinfulness of human nature; and that men are justified on the single ground of faith in the shed blood of Christ and that only by God’s grace, through faith, alone are we saved (John 3:16-21, John 5:24, Ro. 3:23, 5:8-9, Eph. 2:8-10, Titus 3:5).

WE BELIEVE

in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of life, and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation (John 5:28-29).

WE BELIEVE

in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (Ro. 8:9, I Cor. 12:12-13, Gal. 3:26-28).

WE BELIEVE

in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life (Ro. 8:13-14, I Cor. 3:16, 6:19-20, Eph. 4:30, 5:18).