"My association with Sumter Christian School was established many years ago. I attended Sumter Christian for three years during my middle and beginning high school period (August 1982-May 1985). When my family left Sumter Christian, it was due to moving out of Sumter County. When I think on my time spent at Sumter Christian, I have many, very positive memories! Looking back, I remember being challenged educationally, and I enjoyed the challenge. I found that when I moved on to my upper high school years at another learning institution, I was easily successful in transitioning to the new curriculum. Concerning Biblical education, I find to this day that I am still able to recall and quote many, many verses of the Bible (thanks to our Bible teacher Mr. Huth and others), which brings me such joy and peace even now. Having a strong foundation in The Word of God is a must in a Christian relationship! My time at Sumter Christian truly helped me firm up that foundation. I am most appreciative for having been given the opportunity to receive an education based on Biblical standards. I applaud Sumter Christian for continuing to base their teachings on The King James Version of the Bible.
While at Sumter Christian I formed bonds of friendship that have never been broken. My best friends for life were found at SCS. For that I am truly thankful! More than anything, I give thanks that my child is now able to receive part of his educational foundation at Sumter Christian. I continue to find the curriculum to be strong and challenging, which is essential. However, I am most thankful that my son is able to attend a school where he can hear the name of Jesus spoken every day! This is a privilege that exists in very few present educational settings. Just as I was, my child is able to discuss findings from the Bible openly every day, is able to participate in weekly chapel sessions where he hears The Word being shared and is able to hear prayer being offered daily to The Lord. My heart is full of joy and thanksgiving when I think of these privileges also being offered to him, because I know that what matters most in his life is the condition of his daily walk with The Lord!
I am so thankful for my years spent at Sumter Christian, and I am am even more thankful for my son’s opportunity to attend! Our time at Sumter Christian has been joyful, and it has formed many fond, life-long memories! Sumter Christian played an important part in helping strengthen my early Christian foundation, and it continues to do the same for my child! How blessed we are to be a part of Sumter Christian’s family!"
Missy M. K.
"We are new to Sumter, SC and before arriving, we researched private Christian schools for our 3 kids. We were able to speak with the office staff and got a warm feel of the environment. Sumter Christian School has small class sizes and great educators. It is a family oriented, warm environment for the kids. We have a child in 3rd, 1st and PK3. The curriculum is challenging and great. The Christian principles are embedded in the curriculum and everyday practice in the classroom. I love all of their teachers, they are loving, caring and supportive."
Chris and Tonja B.
"This is our eldest daughter's first year at Sumter Christian School, and our experience has been nothing short of exceptional. The faculty is well-organized, friendly, and fosters excellent communication with parents. The parent portal, a valuable resource, proves particularly beneficial given the challenging and fast-paced curriculum. It's reassuring to witness the teachers' commitment to consistently updating lesson plans, grades, and homework assignments, providing invaluable insight for parents to stay engaged in their child's education. The administration's genuine investment in the well-being of students is evident, creating the familial environment we sought as our children transition to middle school. Our daughter, who faced challenges in making friends during her elementary years, is now surrounded by kind, respectful, and accepting peers. The academic challenges she previously encountered are being met with unparalleled dedication from the teachers, who go above and beyond to nurture her learning, boost confidence, and ensure a successful school year.
We look forward to our youngest joining her big sister for middle school next year—an excitement that speaks volumes about the positive experiences we've encountered. Beyond academics, the added bonus of witnessing our daughter's spiritual growth is truly gratifying. Sumter Christian School not only imparts knowledge through Scripture and lesson plans but also exemplifies Christian values, with teachers living His Word and setting commendable examples for students to emulate. We are unequivocally grateful for our decision to choose Sumter Christian School."
Robert and Veronica M.
"Sumter Christian School has been a wonderful place for my children to receive an education, and flourish in their relationship with Christ. The staff is helpful and supportive in the educational needs of my children."
"My son moved to SCS in the 8th grade. The transition was made as easy as possible by all of the wonderful staff! They, as well as the students, have been very kind my son and he absolutely loves going to school there!"
"Sumter Christian School has locked into providing my child with a higher level of education. The school has worked hard to assure my child is on the proper grade level. The value of paying for private school really has been a benefit. My child really enjoys being a student at Sumter Christian School. We are sold on the staff and school. I experienced a health issue and the school really supported my family. Thanks for your support and prayers."
“As a parent of a child on the spectrum and with ADHD, I cannot express our gratitude enough to the dedication of the team at Sumter Christian to help our children succeed. Our oldest child has blossomed academically since starting middle school at Sumter Christian. From barely getting by with below average scores, to thriving and achieving academic successes we never would have thought possible in the public school setting.
The team is compassionate and supportive in finding what works best for our student and helping us navigate a very tricky transition into the structural changes of going from Elementary to Middle school.
We also had our 5 year old start formal elementary school there this year, and she has absolutely flourished. She went from being the child who cried and fought school drop off in PreK to running to her class with excitement each day. There is never a question of if my child feels happy, safe, and cared for while she’s at school. I see her learning and growing everyday, and gaining skills (like cursive as one example) that will set her apart from her peers as she grows and moves into the higher grade levels.
And both of our children have grown their love for God and learning about him through the various ways the teachings of God are integrated with the lessons, from science to history and more."
Jonathan and Kristen T.
“We are so glad that we decided to send our son David to Sumter Christian. We had to make the choice 2 1/2 years ago after the school he had been going to for 6 years closed. Our decision was easily made after our school tour. The staff was warm and welcoming. The school met all of the criteria we were looking for like smaller classes, Christian Values, Bible class, a great sports program, and a feeling of family.
The teachers are very dedicated and go over and beyond to help each student do their best but, also teaching them to become independent responsible young adults. The sports program is great. The coaching staff is remarkable in the fact that they are mentoring and teaching the kids to push themselves to do their best, show leadership, Christian values, and good sportsmanship on and off the field/court.
We like the FACTS Parent Portal with the ability to email the teachers, and to also monitor our child’s progress/grades throughout the year. SCS is consistently improving the website to make it more convenient to use, and to make communication with text alerts/ emails easier for the parents.
We are thankful for Sumter Christian School because, with the ever changing world that we are living in today, we see the school as the “Light” that my child needs to become the well-rounded young adult that we want him to be.”
David and Wendy M.
"Since enrolling our son at SCS, we have seen a remarkable improvement in all disciplines: academics, citizenship, athletics, and Godliness. It is a tremendous joy to watch him grow into a young man of faith and integrity.
I particularly appreciate that SCS does not treat the Gospel as an afterthought, but weaves the Truth of the Word into every lesson, every subject, every day. The biblical worldview that is instilled not only prepares the students to face the spiritual world in which we live, the academic rigor of SCS prepares them for the challenges of higher education, the work force, and interaction in professional settings.
The small class sizes give our son access to his teachers when he needs it, and we also have direct and easy access to them whenever we need it. This level of community and communication is otherwise unfound in my experience in any public school.
As a military member, I also appreciate that SCS elects to use the ABEKA curriculum, which is recognized nationally, so that in the event of a permanent change of station, our son will be familiar with the curriculum at another private school elsewhere.
In short, I strongly endorse, recommend, and trust Sumter Christian School to partner with me as a parent for the responsibility to educate my child."
"As a military family, we have experienced public school, homeschool, and a few private schools. SCS has been our best experience yet! We have 3 children enrolled at SCS, ranging from K3 to 8th grade, each with their own unique set of strengths and needs. Every teacher we have had at SCS has accepted and encouraged our children while challenging them to improve.
Above all, we cannot express how highly we value the spiritual discipleship that each of our children receives from all the faculty and staff. They are truly living out the Christian principles being taught and leading by example."
My eldest daughter said to me recently, ‘I wish there were more schools like ours so more kids could learn about God…and it’s fun!’
Chris and Zaneta K.
"Our son started at Sumter Christian School last year when we moved into the area. He had attended public school up until this point. We found the transition difficult at first. The curriculum at Sumter Christian is good but challenging. They emphasize the fundamentals including spelling and grammar. I wish he would have started sooner because they still teach cursive writing in the elementary school. He never learned this skill in public school, and I feel this has been a disservice to him. I also have been impressed with the level of care and concern expressed by the teachers. We are always able to contact someone if we have a question and I feel they have a real sense of concern for how their students are doing. My son is a very active child with ADHD. His teachers have worked well with him, and he has been able to participate in sports all year long (soccer, basketball, and baseball) to help burn off his energy and learn how to work within a team environment."
David and Jill B.
"My time for both myself and my children has been nothing short of a blessing. I attended SCS for many many years (K3-12th), and had not only a great academic education, but enjoyed sports, Fine Arts, field trips, and most importantly, learned about Jesus daily and the importance of having Him in our lives. While no school is perfect, Sumter Christian strives to help each child do their best. They offer smaller classes for more one-on-one attention, before and after school daycare, TLC, and have Bible-based standards for guiding children as they learn and grow. I am very thankful for the opportunity to send my children to Sumter Christian."
"My husband and I have the honor of sharing our testimonial about our experience with Sumter Christian School. We believe having small class sizes are certainly a plus allowing the students to obtain more individualized help with their studies. Every teacher has been willing to assist in the needs of our child. We are also very encouraged to have our son come home and share lessons he is learning in Bible class. It is a great comfort to us that our son is in a safe environment. Sumter Christian has an excellent sports program that teaches sportsmanship and how to get along with others even in an adverse situation. We are so glad we chose Sumter Christian for our son."
Brent and Crystal A.
"Sumter Christian has truly been a blessing to our family's lives. One of the challenges as a military family is constantly moving and finding the right school where your child can thrive and learn. Sumter Christian has been that place. Since pre -k4 and now into second grade, we have seen our son excel in reading, writing, math, and most importantly learning the word of God. He loves going to school and telling about his day afterwards. We love the diversity and the caring staff to ensure that every child is safe, meeting their potential, and have fun while learning."