OUR STORY

Seattle Classical Christian School was founded in 2011 by four families who wanted to offer their young children an education that both centered on Jesus Christ and embraced the rigors and joys of the classical method. Moreover, these families desired to educate their children in the same city where they lived, worked, and worshipped.

At the time, the only Christian school options were located far outside the city’s urban core. Rather than relocating their children’s education to the suburbs, these families decided to embrace their city, founding Seattle Classical Christian School in downtown Seattle.

The first Kindergarten class began with one teacher and five students. Eight years later, we have grown to a school of 140 students, serving grades Pre-K through 8th. We are now located in Seattle's Central District, just east of downtown. In the coming years, we plan to add one grade each year, until we have established a full classical Christian school, offering grades pre-K through 12th.

 
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Our vision is 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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Our Biblical Convictions

 

We believe that the Bible clearly instructs parents to “bring (children) up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord” (Eph 6:4). Therefore, we seek to teach and discipline in a manner consistent with the Bible and a godly home environment.

We believe that God’s character is revealed not only in His Word, but also in every facet of creation. Therefore, we teach that all knowledge is interrelated and can instruct us about God. (Rom 1:19-20)

God wants us to love Him with our minds, as well as with our hearts, souls, and strength (Mark 12:30). Therefore, we seek to individually challenge children at all levels, teaching them not just information, but instead how think and love well.

We want to help parents teach their children that all they do should be done “heartily, as unto the Lord” (Col 3:23). Therefore, we seek to encourage quality academic work and maintain high standards of conduct.

We are striving for a full K-12 program because we believe that as long as a child is under the parents’ authority and undergoing formal education, he should be trained biblically (Deut. 6:6,7; Prov. 22:6).

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Four pillars of SCCS

 
 

Seattle Classical Christian School has chosen four foundational principles—four pillars—on which to build our school.

 
 
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Rooted in Christ

  • We believe that the Gospel—the good news about what Jesus Christ has done to reconcile sinners to God—is central to everything that we do.

  • We hold Scripture in the highest regard.

  • We desire that our students develop a biblical worldview.

 
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Partnered with parents

  • We believe parents are primary in their children’s education. Our efforts at school are intended to underscore your efforts to pursue your child's heart and mind at home.

  • Our teachers understand that they are one of the instruments of change and grace in a child’s life. They believe that caring for the heart is part of developing the mind.

  • We believe that the finest learning occurs when parents play an active role in their children’s education. Our teachers foster this environment through intentional communication, parent volunteer opportunities and more.

 
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Joyfully Academic

  • We want our school environment to foster joyful learners who experience learning as a form of worship.

  • Obtaining a classical education is rigorous yet rewarding. We desire that students be both challenged and encouraged in their studies.

  • We believe our students should take part in “the Great Conversation” by studying “the good, true and beautiful.” By examining the best examples of art, literature, science, and more, we help students learn to think, inspire them to act, and help them identify God’s ability to redeem all brokenness.

 
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Connected to the community

  • We desire to foster close community within our student body, including parents and families.

  • We want to be active in our community, serving those who live and work around our school.

  • We want to be involved neighbors, gratefully availing ourselves of our city’s wonderful opportunities.