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Santa Fe Christian Schools

PURSUING EXCELLENCE FOR CHRIST


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EXCEPTIONAL CHRISTIAN EDUCATION “The teachers at SFC truly love their jobs, care about their students and pray for them regularly. They help them recognize their gifts and encourage them to pursue their passions.” — SFC Parent

Santa Fe Christian Schools is a pre-kindergarten through 12th grade college preparatory school in San Diego’s North Coastal region. We offer an exceptional learning environment by expanding minds, building faith and enriching lives for all SFC students. Small Class Sizes Independent research shows that low student-to-faculty ratios are a major contributor to high test scores and student success. SFC’s small class sizes, averaging 20 or less students in grades K–12, ensures a strong teacher-student relationship. Students receive the personal attention needed to reach their full potential.

Caring Community We foster a safe, loving Christian environment for all our students. SFC’s strong community of parents, faculty and staff is dedicated to upholding

Biblical truth and being part of a Christcentered community. The SFC campus includes a dedicated security staff, safety awareness programs and more than 100 campus security cameras.

Passionate Teachers SFC teachers are passionate about serving Christ and instill a love of learning in their students. Faculty are recruited for their ability to teach, mentor, engage, inspire and guide students in both educational and life experiences.

Santa Fe Christian Schools is a Christ-centered community of parents, students, faculty and staff.

“We have found it all at SFC; great academic programs, teachers that care and invest in students, amazing sports programs and the encouragement to live out faith daily.” — SFC Parent

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PRESCHOOL TO 12th GRADE SFC’s Lower School is recognized by the US Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon High Performing School.

Santa Fe Christian Schools, San Diego’s choice for PreK–12 Christian education, integrates Biblical truth in all curriculum. Santa Fe Christian Schools includes Preschool, Lower, Middle and Upper School Programs. Lower School (K–5th) prepares students for a lifetime of learning through research-based curriculum and active learning experiences. Lower School ensures children have a solid foundation both academically and spiritually by nurturing young minds, hearts and bodies. Middle School (6th–8th) is a time of exploration, helping students identify areas of passion and interest. The electives program is intended to enrich the student’s school experience and to help students explore God-given interests and gifts.

Preschool (Ages 2 1/2 –5) gives your child the skills and foundation to be successful in kindergarten and beyond. We emphasize a love of learning, creative arts and joyful play – all in a caring, Christian environment. Full and half-day programs are available. Located in Encinitas, California, Santa Fe Christian Preschool is an extension of the Solana Beach Campus.

Upper School (9th–12th) prepares students for a transition to a four-year college through college preparatory classes, electives and extracurricular activities. Three dedicated college counselors help SFC students with college selection. Students prepare to become Christian leaders of tomorrow. The preschool’s full and half-day programs include reading readiness, math concepts, science, music, movement, art and chapel.

“The students, faculty and administration are the most warm and welcoming people we could imagine, and our son is thriving in the faith-centered environment.” — SFC Parent

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PURSUING ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE Santa Fe Christian Schools is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Association of Christian Schools International.

Santa Fe Christian Schools is committed to developing the mind, body and spirit of each student. Students are taught to think critically and apply problem solving skills across all disciplines. A rigorous curriculum is taught through a Biblical worldview.

Challenging Curriculum SFC’s college prep curriculum, with accelerated classes and advanced mathematics, includes 15 Advanced Placement and 10 Honors courses. Many SFC students earn a significant number of college credits through Advanced Placement courses before entering college.

High Performance SFC’s Lower School is recognized by the US Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon High Performing school. SAT and ACT scores for SFC students continue to exceed state and national levels. Santa Fe Christian Schools sets the bar for academic performance in Christian education.

More University Choices SFC graduates attend faith-based, Ivy League, private, and military universities and colleges across the nation. Most graduating SFC seniors receive admittance to multiple universities, with more than 80 percent receiving merit-based scholarships to attend college.

SFC takes academics beyond the textbook through real-world and hands-on experiences.

“Our son will graduate with seven AP classes under his belt and received early admittance from his college of choice.” — SFC Parent

“God gave me the desire to go to Stanford my freshman year. He opened every door for me to go there—academically, financially and spiritually— through mentors and advisors here at Santa Fe Christian.” — SFC Recent Graduate

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ENRICHING EXPERIENCES SFC has a comprehensive K–12 creative arts program designed to nurture each student’s God-given talents and gifts.

SFC is committed to nurturing the whole child through a variety of enrichment opportunities in music, drama, studio, digital media and the arts. Students are encouraged to participate in multiple extracurricular activities to round out their educational experience. Fine & Performing Arts Lower School students develop a lifelong appreciation of the arts through dedicated programs in studio art, band and music. Middle and Upper School students choose from a broad selection of fine arts options including choir, band, drama and media arts. Upper School students also have the option of taking AP Studio. Studio Arts is a well-rounded education in the traditional fine arts media including drawing, painting, sculpture and textiles. Digital Arts includes broadcast, film, graphics design, photography, video production, yearbook and the digital art technologies. Drama encompasses all aspects of theater, including production, writing, directing and performing.

Students choose from a wide variety of extracurricular opportunities.

Band develops musical skills through a progressive curriculum that includes a variety of styles, including classical, jazz and pop. Students participate in local, national and international performances. Choir allows students to build musical skills and provides a wide variety of musical experiences. Chamber Chorale, the advanced vocal group, performs at various competitions and concerts, and participates in an annual national or international trip each year.

“The cross country program, clubs, concert band, pep band and Bible study groups keep our son happily involved in this wonderful school.” — SFC Parent

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COMPETITIVE ATHLETICS SFC has many CIF championship teams including the 2012 Eagle Football team which advanced to the Division IV State Championship Game.

SFC’s progressive K–12 athletic development program, Eagles Edge, teaches young athletes sports fundamentals, teamwork, and godly sportsmanship. SFC Upper and Middle School students can play on one or more of 60 sports teams. Focus on Fundamentals

Champions for Christ

Credentialed physical education faculty teach sports skills to Lower School students. Lower School athletes can build skills through clinics and Eagles Edge club teams. Middle School students participate on ‘no cut’ competitive teams that prepare them for the rigors of Upper School athletics.

SFC athletics emphasizes teamwork, sacrifice and focus. Our athletes are taught by godly coaches how to win graciously, lose with dignity, and most importantly, how to be a servant for Christ both on and off the field. Visit www.sfcsathletics.net to learn more about SFC sports teams.

Competitive CIF Sports SFC’s highly competitive Upper School athletics program offers teams in football, volleyball, cheerleading, cross country, water polo, basketball, soccer, track and field, baseball, softball, lacrosse, golf and swim. SFC has many CIF championship teams.

Approximately 10% of SFC graduates go on to play collegiate sports.

“SFC sports have impacted my life by placing godly coaches and role models who I can always count on or go to if I have questions. I also have formed my best and closest friendships through SFC sports and consider my teammates like brothers.” — SFC Student Athlete

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Students have the opportunity to grow their Christian faith through Bible study, chapel, small groups, spiritual retreats and mission trips. Students experience how to serve Christ through a variety of local and international service opportunities.

FUELING FAITH “The Rwanda trip was life changing. I felt like a completely different person when I came back. It definitely softened my heart.” — SFC Student

Learning Biblical Truth Each grade level has a Bible curriculum designed to provide students with an understanding of the Bible and its application to their daily lives. Upper School students take advanced Bible courses including Christian Ethics and Apologetics, Comparative Religions and The Life of Jesus.

Building Relationships Weekly chapel, small groups and class retreats encourage and strengthen relationships with Jesus Christ. Students not only participate in but lead chapel and other spiritual activities.

Giving Back All K–12 students participate in community service. Lower and Middle School students support a variety of community service projects both locally and around the world. Upper School students participate in global mission trips in places like Rwanda, Russia, Uganda, Italy, Thailand and India.

Students attend weekly chapel and are taught to apply Biblical principles to their daily lives.

“My experience at SFC is one of the things I am most grateful for in life— it was worth every penny my parents spent to send me there. SFC is an incredible school with an amazing balance of academics, athletics, arts, spiritual development and social life.” — SFC Alum

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Santa Fe Christian Schools offers an exceptional Christian learning environment dedicated to expanding minds, building faith and enriching lives for all our students. Visit www.sfcs.net to learn more about Santa Fe Christian Schools.

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SANTA FE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS Main Campus (K–12) 838 Academy Drive Solana Beach, CA 92075 858.755.8900

Preschool 845 Santa Fe Drive Encinitas, CA 92024 760.753.4952

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