Why SC?

Santiam Christian is a unique educational environment. Each and every day we strive to balance overall academic rigor with individual accomplishment, Christian world-view with cultural influence, our sense of community and family with the needs of each one. While we are not a perfect place, we believe God has called us to this responsibility and we do our best to answer that call with excellence and yet humility.

Please spend some time learning more! See why we simply say, “We are SC!”


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.

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

ORGANIZATION  Founded in 1979, Santiam Christian Schools is operated as a non-denominational, non-profit corporation, and is not affiliated with a church or ministry organization.

ENROLLMENT  Starting with 55 students in 1979, Santiam Christian Schools currently enrolls a student body of approximately 650 students.

DENOMINATIONS   Students attend over 75 different churches in the area. Chapel services are held weekly on campus for the students and staff.

DEMOGRAPHICS  Students come from seven counties and the following communities:

Albany 47%
Corvallis 20%
Adair Village 5%
Lebanon/Jefferson/Scio 5%
Salem/Turner 2%
Tangent/Shedd/Monroe/Harrisburg 3%
Philomath 2%

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

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  Average scholarships per class is $3.3 million. In 2020, approximately 94% of graduating seniors attended college, while the other 6% entered the workforce, military, trade school, etc.

FINANCES  Santiam Christian Schools has an operational budget of $4.2 million. Approximately 23% of the budget is supplemented with outside income. Financial Aid is provided to approximately a third of all students.

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


SAT scores for college-bound seniors:  SC consistently scores above the state and national averages on the Scholastic Aptitude Test, and other standardized tests.

Achievement Testing:  Santiam Christian utilizes the NWEA MAP test as our school-wide assessment. Scores are well above the national averages and specifically above other Christian Schools in the Northwest.

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):  More than a third of SC students take one or more AP courses during their junior or senior years. SC pass rates are significantly higher than state and national averages.

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


  • Member of the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) – 3A division
  • Sports include: Football, Volleyball, Cross-Country, Soccer, Basketball, Wrestling, Cheer, Baseball, and Track
  • 32 Oregon State Championships


  • The Oregonian Cup is awarded to the top overall school in the state, based on size. Since the award began in 1999, SC has never ranked outside the top five.
  • Multiple Choir State Championships
  • Outstanding Drama Department with three yearly productions
  • Award winning yearbook, year after year

Mission Statement

The primary purpose of Santiam Christian Schools shall be to assist Christian parents who adhere to our Statement of Faith in the training of their children by providing a Christ-centered, academic environment that encourages the development of a Christian worldview emphasizing academic excellence, Christian character, responsible citizenship, and service to others.

Developing Excellence

Preschool through High School

Small Class Sizes

Oregon's #1 3A School By the Oregonian in 2020

Top Five 3A School Since 1999

32 State Championships 

Building Godly Character

Daily Character Development

Mission Trips

Daily Bible & Weekly Chapel

Serving Others in Our Community

Providing Leaders for Tomorrow

Scholarship offerings are in excess of $3.3M 

Enrichment Classes: Drama, choir, band, yearbook, DECA, FFA, woodshop, foods, art, and many more

Honors Courses: 6 AP, 5 honors, 10 College Now

94% of SC grads continue on to college or university


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).


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