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CHRIST-CENTERED


ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

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CHRIST-CENTERED


ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

 

Upcoming Events 

  • June 17- Society Meeting

Enjoy your summer! 

HELLO, AND WELCOME TO SULLY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL!
 

Now in our 101st year of Christian education, we are so grateful for the opportunity to impact generations of students, an impact that lasts a lifetime!


It is a blessing to know that you are interested in Christian education and Sully Christian School. SCS offers unique opportunities for students to discover their passion and ample opportunities to develop that passion. As you explore our web site, I trust that you discover a vibrant academic community dedicated to inspiring and nurturing excellence in all facets of our students' lives. With our mission to provide Christ-centered academic excellence with the Word of God as our foundation, we seek to partner with Christian families in the training of their children. SCS teachers make a difference in the life of each child, working hard to provide a school environment that fosters learning and growing in God's world.


I invite you to take some time to come and visit our school to see first-hand what makes Sully Christian School so special.
I hope to see you soon!

In Him,
Alanna Staton
Sully Christian School, Administrator

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Academics

Going beyond state standards, Sully Christian School teachers set high expectations for all students. In classrooms, students do more than listen. They respond, challenge, and share their opinions, and quickly understand that learning is not an isolated classroom event. Our small class sizes allow for individual attention. As members of Christian Schools International (CSI), we are expected to strive for, attain, and maintain high academic standards. SCS was ranked #1 in Iowa for grades 3 to 5 in a five-year longevity report in 2011 that identified the proficiency levels of all students. See report here.

benefits of shared teaching

As some of our classrooms will be shared between two teachers next year (1st/2nd and 7th/8th), it may be of interest to read about the benefits that research has found to occur in this type of classroom. 

The co-planning process encourages two teachers to bounce ideas off each other in order to deliver the strongest, most creative lessons.

Shared teaching enables all students to learn from more than one great teacher and to enter into conversations between them.

Two teacher viewpoints encourage more active class participation, independent thinking, and listening skills improve.  

Students develop poise in presenting ideas to two teachers because they grow their conversation skills from exchanging ideas with more than one teacher throughout the year. This carries over into conversation skills outside the classroom.

Knowing their teachers work together as a team to help them grow encourages students to form similar work and social groups and builds their self-esteem.  

Two teachers sharing accountability and responsibility for a group of students has shown an increase in academic growth in primary and secondary schools.

Teachers report a benefit of sharing their unique knowledge bases and professional skills with one another, which allow many to explore new ideas and content areas, and to expand their professional skill repertoires.

(Buckley, 1999, Hartigan, 2014, Beninghof, 2012, Walther-Thomas, 1997)

For further reading:

Literature Review Summary of Benefits

Stanford University Article

Job Sharing in Elementary Classrooms 

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Why Christian Education?

"The vision of Christian education is radical because it stems from the conviction that any and every education is rooted (Latin: radix) in some worldview, some constellation of ultimate beliefs. Therefore, it’s important that the education and formation of Christians be rooted in Christ (Col. 2:7)—rooted in and nourished by a Christian worldview across the curriculum.

The commitment to Christian schooling grows out of a sense that to confess “Jesus is Lord” has a radical impact on how we see every aspect of God’s good creation. The curriculum of Christian schools should enable children to learn about everything—from algebra to zygotes—through the lens of Christian faith." - James Smith

Read more of the article titled, The Case for Christian Education, here and A Case for Christian Schools, here

2014-15 Theme

Our theme for this school year is "Let Your Light Shine", from Matthew 5:16. "In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven."

 

 

 
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Mission


The mission of Sully Christian School is to provide Christ-centered academic excellence with the Word of God as our foundation.

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Mission


The mission of Sully Christian School is to provide Christ-centered academic excellence with the Word of God as our foundation.