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Salinas Christian School includes a Preschool for students who are 2 Years and 9 Months of age, through age 5, and a School for Kindergarten through 8th grade students. Salinas Christian is a well-established Christian School in the city of Salinas, California. SCS has a long history of developing students who pursue excellence spiritually, academically, socially and physically. We have been serving the community since 1968, as a ministry of Sanctuary Christian Fellowship.
Mission – Salinas Christian School strives to provide a safe, positive, values-centered environment where children are challenged to develop the whole person. SCS students exercise their spirits, minds, and bodies, become life-long learners, effective communicators, skilled thinkers, and problem-solvers. Salinas Christian sends out graduates who are followers of God, have developed godly character, honor God- given authority, and have a desire to impact their world.
Small World Nursey Preschool at Salinas Christian School provides an academic environment that is fun and stimulating for young children. We allow students opportunities to explore their world with creative play, while developing the vital learning skills and academic concepts they need. Our goal is to provide an atmosphere that encourages both social and academic development. Preschool Extended Care begins at 6:30 a.m. and closes at 6:00 p.m. Please call 831-449-5421 for details. Note: Full-Time Preschool tuition includes extended care!
Preschool Class for 3 year olds - Preschool students in our 3 year old program learn basic academics including learning their alphabet, colors, sounds, consonants, vowels and numbers. The class builds a foundation for students to transition to the more academically advanced four year old class.
Pre-K Class for 4 year old students - Pre-K classes utilize the A-Beka acdemic curriculum which provides a strong foundation for reading and promotes excellent progress to Kindergarten readiness for our students. Students completing the Pre-K class are able to read simple sentences and are on track to transition to our Kindergarten where they have the opportunity to become fluent readers.
Both Part-Time and Full-Time programs are offered.
Small Class Size: Class size is kept to a minimum to increase student learning. Maximum class enrollment in Kindergarten through Third grade is 20 students per class. In grades Four through Eighth the class size maximum is 25 students. The maximum teacher student ratio in the Preschool classes is 1 teacher for 12 children, in compliance with state guidelines.
Qualifications of Teachers: Our teaching staff are highly quailified and have experience in their respective field. Most have served at Salinas Christian for several years. The average is more than 11 years of service at SCS. All preschool teachers have their ECE certifcation. Our elementary school teachers hold Bachelor's degrees and ACSI or State teaching credentials.
Accreditation: We are fully accredited through the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), Salinas Christian School is the only fully accredited Christian School in Salinas, CA. Our Small World Preschool is licensed by the State of California (License # 270700580).
Kindergarten: Our full day academic Kindergarten provides a rich learning environment where students have to opportunity to develop as fluent readers before completing Kindergarten. The small class size (Max. 20 students) provides for extensive teacher interaction.
Technology: SCS has an up to date technolgy lab which can accomodate an entire class, with one computer for each student. Our focus in technology includes the use of educational software, the mastery of Office application components, basic keyboard skills, classroom learning units that incorporate technology, and student research.
Music: Salinas Christian School students have the opportunity to learn an instrument begining in the first grade. Students enrolled in the music program become a part of the Salinas Christian Youth Band. Students also participate in annual school musicals, including an annual Christmas musical, learning new music with their classmates and performing with the group on stage.
Hot Lunch: Delicious, healthy, homestyle hot lunches are prepared on site by our dedicated kitchen staff in a county approved school kitchen. Kindergarten through 8th grade students have the option of purchasing hot lunch. Preschool students receive dalily snacks prepared in our kitchen, and full-time Preschool students are served hot lunch each day at no additional cost.
Extended Daycare: Extended care is available before and after school for enrolled students. Daycare hours are 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.