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Welcome to SCCS!

SCCS exists to glorify God through Christ-centered education. We strive to partner with parents by providing students with a biblical, classical, and comprehensive curriculum. By instilling a lifelong passion for learning, we aim to cultivate faithful servants who love God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength.

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Seattle Classical Christian School

SCCS was developed out of a heart to serve Christian parents living in the city of Seattle as they raise and educate their children for Jesus' glory.

While many growing families move out of the city for a variety of understandable reasons, our goal is to help Christians remain in the city to reach the nations that live here by providing at least two reasons to stay:

  1. An academic, Gospel-saturated, affordable, and city-savvy school
  2. Opportunities for relationships with urban Christian families from a diversity of backgrounds, ethnicities, neighborhoods, and churches

Why Classical Education?

Dorothy Sayers, in her famous essay The Lost Tools of Learning writes:

Is not the great defect of our education today...that although we often succeed in teaching our pupils "subjects," we fail lamentably on the whole in teaching them how to think: they learn everything, except the art of learning.

In our modern age, more than ever before in history, there is an unceasing bombardment of propaganda and advertisements via TV, movies, Facebook, Twitter, magazines, video games, etc... Children today are being raised in a culture where literacy is decreasing and information is increasing (along with immediate and constant access to it). Unfortunately, modern educational methods encourage children at a young age to learn primarily through self-expression and experimentation.

This is a problem for multiple reasons:

  • As Sayers continues in her essay: "It is as though we had taught a child, mechanically and by rule of thumb, to play 'The Harmonious Blacksmith' upon the piano, but had never taught him the scale or how to read music; so that, having memorized 'The Harmonious Blacksmith,' he still had not the faintest notion how to proceed from that to tackle 'The Last Rose of Summer.'"
  • To say it another way, modern educational approaches fail to adequately take advantage of the fact that younger children easily memorize anything and everything. Their brains are wired in such a way to absorb information quickly, repeat it often, and remember it permanently. If the fundamental "grammar" of subjects (language, math, history, theology, etc.) are not memorized in their early years, children are hindered from growing in their understanding and expression of the subjects (and the assimilation of new knowledge into them) as they grow older.
  • Furthermore, when children reach the age where they naturally start making arguments, modern methods fail to teach them proper logic. Thus, having gone through the early years indulging in self-expression (at the expense of learning the fundamentals), children lack the building blocks to construct a sound argument.
  • Finally, upon reaching the high school years, passionate self-expression happens whether parents like it or not. Modern methods leave students ill-equipped to speak, write, and argue persuasively on any topic. Without having learned the earlier "tools" of learning (i.e. grammar and logic) the student is hindered from both processing new arguments (from movies, media, ads, etc.) and adequately expressing whether they should be accepted or refuted.

The classical approach, therefore, teaches students the "tools" of learning (grammar, logic, rhetoric) during the life stages when they are naturally prone to apply them.

Admissions: Ready to Enroll?

We are still accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year. For next year, we recommend that any family interested in SCCS come to an Info Session & Open House. After that, we recommend a daytime visit to the school. Prospective students are welcome to sit in on a class for 15-30 minutes.

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Tuition Costs

Please Note: need-based financial aid is available. Our desire is that any family that wants to be a part of SCCS will be able to, independent of financial status (contact us for more details). Tuition may be paid monthly (over 10 months) or yearly (in advance, 2% discount if paid in full by Aug 1). Please note that art fees are an extra $240 for the year. K-4th grade field trip fee is $60 per year. New students in 1st-4th grade will purchase a Bible through the school in September. Seattle Classical Christian School admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.

2014-2015 Pre-Kindergarten
(MWF 1/2 time)
(5-day, 1/2 time)
Grades 1-4
(Full time)
First Child (yearly tuition) $3,900 $4,825 $8,000
Second Child (yearly tuition) $3,900 $4,325 $7,500
Third Child (yearly tuition) $3,900 $3,825 $7,000

Afternoon enrichment (5 days) will be $3,400 per student for the year. We will have an afternoon enrichment program if enough students enroll. Please also let us know if you would prefer a 2-day or 3-day option.

Tuition Payment

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School Calendar and Hours

Click here to view/download the 2014-15 calendar »

Students may be dropped off as early as 8:15 am.

Pre-K: MWF, 8:30-11:30 am

Kindergarten: M-F, 8:30-11:30 am (morning class). 12:15-3:15pm (afternoon class).

Afternoon Enrichment: M-F, 11:30 am - 3:15 pm (For pre-K and Kindergarten students. Three days or two days per week also available)

1st-4th grade: M-F, 8:30 am – 3:15 pm

School office hours: M-F, 8:00 am – 3:30 pm