To provide an excellent, Christ-centered education to the families of the Golden Isles.
That every graduate is academically and spiritually equipped to make a difference for Christ.
Love & Grace
We desire that the faculty, parents, and board form a partnership, through Christ, to educate and guide our children with love and grace.
We help our students see a connection to Christ and His Word in every academic pursuit so they can develop a biblical worldview that helps them grow in wisdom and knowledge.
We seek to provide a rich academic environment where students can reach their highest potential.
We encourage parents to be highly involved in every area of the school, to share their gifts in areas of service and leadership.
We foster close relationships with churches in our community and are proud to represent families from a broad base of local churches throughout Glynn County.
The Whole Child
We aim to work with parents to guide and develop children mentally, physically, and spiritually, and consider this an important foundation to an excellent education.
We endeavor to reflect the racial, ethnic, and economic diversity within the body of Christ.
Statement of Faith
We believe in one God–Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God has created us in His own image and for His own glory, and has called us into relationship with Himself. At the same time, He has called us to manifest and to reflect holiness through obedience to His commandments. Because we have failed in this responsibility, we have become estranged from our Creator. Thankfully, because of His profound love for His creation, God has initiated and accomplished a plan of redemption in the person of Jesus of Nazareth.
We confess Jesus to be the Christ of Old Testament prophecy, being at the same time fully God and fully man. Jesus, through his life, death, and resurrection, has provided the sole basis of our justification, which is by God's grace, and we receive by faith alone.
God has given us His Holy Spirit to dwell in our hearts as believers. The same Holy Spirit brings people together to form a corporate community of believers. We believe that Christ has established a visible Church which is called to live in the power of the Holy Spirit under the regulation of the authority of Holy Scripture, exercising discipline, administering the sacraments, and preaching the Gospel of Christ.
We believe that the Bible is inspired by God, infallible, and entirely trustworthy in all that it teaches.
We embrace and adopt the essential truths of historic Christianity, including those articulated in the two most ancient creeds of the Church: the Apostles and Nicene Creeds.
We believe our faith should be visible in models of personal and social behavior. We seek to be faithful Disciples of Christ. We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. (Genesis 1:26-27). Rejection of one’s biological sex and gender is a rejection of the image of God within that person.
We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. (Genesis 2:18-25). We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other. (1 Corinthians 6:18, 7:2-5, Hebrews 13:4) We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.
We believe that the Scripture dictates the basic standard of sexual behavior as faithfulness in marriage and abstinence in singleness and that any form of sexual immorality (including but not limited to: adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, incest, and use of pornography) is sinful and offensive to God. (Matthew 15:18-20; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10)
We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of Saint Simons Christian School and to provide a Biblical role model to Saint Simons Christian School students and families and the community in which we serve, it is imperative that all persons employed by Saint Simons Christian School in any capacity, or who serve as volunteers at or for Saint Simons Christian School, agree with, and agree to abide by, this Statement of Faith, including the aspects regarding marriage, gender, and sexuality. (Matthew 5:16, Philipians 2:14-16, 1 Thessalonians 5:22)
We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. (Acts 3:19-21, Romans 10:9-10, 1 Corinthians 6:9-11)
We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity (Mark 12:28-31, Luke 6:31). Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes towards any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture nor the doctrines of Saint Simons Christian School.
This statement of faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all we believe. For purposes of Saint Simons Christian School’s faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, our Board of Directors is the school’s final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.
Philosophy of Education
We view the classroom as a dynamic and amazing place where teachers inspire students to learn new truths and skills. Students gain knowledge and acquire these skills one day at a time over the course of their lifetime. At SSCS, this is done in an environment where Christ is central and the triune God is proclaimed.
We believe that everyone needs a personal Savior because we have all been affected by the fall of man. The first step towards living a life that honors the Lord is to believe in Christ as personal Savior. We teach salvation by faith alone, and regularly make the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ a part of the school day. We highlight life in Christ after conversion and inspire students to live all of life in a way that is faithful to the calling they have received in Christ.
We believe parents are primarily responsible for the raising up and training of their children. We eagerly partner with parents by providing a loving, caring, and supportive educational environment. We encourage parents to be highly involved in the school, and seek to remain in close communication with all our families.
Each child has unique gifts and the potential to learn. Following the leading and guiding of the teacher, students learn new concepts, truths, and skills. Through attention, observation, and practice, students gain knowledge on which they can build and apply to life.
Christian teachers lead their students into learning. Teachers speak loudest as they model a love for the Lord, a love for learning, and a servant’s heart. Effective teachers have thorough educational training and a clear gift for teaching. They seek to draw every child into the learning process. They see the potential and strengths of each child and demonstrate grace and patience as they establish appropriate limits for the children.
Learning is an incremental process where new material is introduced, reinforced, and reviewed to help students achieve mastery. Teachers start by connecting new concepts to previously learned material, and then, through clear, systematic steps, begin to introduce the new lesson. Through practice and review, students can attain higher levels of understanding. After concepts have been thoroughly taught, teachers assess student knowledge and understanding.
We offer a liberal arts education where everything is taught from a distinctively Christian perspective. Bible is taught as a core subject and we seek to help students learn to love God as they know the stories and truths contained in God’s Word. As foundational academic skills are taught, we integrate biblical truths in every part of the curriculum. We want students to develop a Christian worldview, seeing all of life from a Christian perspective.
We know that students also learn a great deal outside the classroom and apart from textbooks. In art, music, and computer, students learn creativity along with practical skills. Through singing, dancing, and performing in drama, students become comfortable in front of others and understand the importance of working together as everyone faithfully does their part. Clubs and electives give students the opportunity to utilize their gifts of service and leadership. Physical education helps students develop gross motor and group games skills. Athletics allow students to develop the physical talents God has given them while they learn to honor the Lord in the midst of competition.
We seek to provide love and limits. We realize that during the school day there will be a need for training and discipline. Teachers love students by providing frequent encouragement and taking a personal interest in each one. We establish limits because we love them, and we want them to experience the blessings of living within appropriate boundaries. When students need correction, we seek to do this in grace, patience, and love. We hope that through the discipline process they will feel our care and become more aware of the forgiving grace of God.
We seek to help each student develop a vibrant faith and a strong walk with the Lord so they are ready to live for Christ when they finish their years here at school. Ultimately, we desire that each student be academically and spiritually equipped for the future calling God has on his or her life.