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Our Story

St. Petersburg Christian School was envisioned by its founders to be a lighthouse, spreading the light of Jesus Christ throughout the community. With the supportive undergirding of Suncoast Cathedral, the school welcomes families of many faiths. More than 120 churches are represented within the student body. 

The purpose of instruction at SPCS is found in the greatest commandment, to "love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength and to love your neighbor as yourself." Mark 12:30-31 

Mornings at St. Petersburg Christian begin with prayer and Bible is taught as a daily subject. A weekly chapel service gives students opportunity for praise, worship and to hear messages from guest speakers. Each class chooses a missions project, reaching out to share God's love with neighbors, those in nursing homes, and missionaries in distant countries. 

An annual Spiritual Emphasis Week gives both Lower and Upper Division students an opportunity to re-examine their beliefs and deepen their faith. The goal of all instruction is to help young people choose to live by the "Golden Rule" and to exemplify Christ's teachings.
Our Mission

The mission of St. Petersburg Christian School is to provide an excellent education in a safe and nurturing environment, equipping students to fulfill God’s plan for their lives.

Our Vision

St. Petersburg Christian School will serve as a lighthouse to St. Petersburg and beyond, teaching the Bible as God's infallible Word in providing academic excellence in a caring environment for the children it serves.

Our Accreditations

· Cognia Global Commission

· International League of Christian Schools(ILCS)/Florida League of Christian Schools (FLOCS)

Our Purpose

Founded in 1971, St. Petersburg Christian School embraces a Christ-centered philosophy of education with the Bible being the standard for all moral, social, and ethical training and the guideline for discipline.


The program is built upon a tradition of excellence that provides strong academic skills, an accelerated curriculum, and a variety of enriching programs dedicated to student achievement.


The school was established to be an evangelical outreach to the community. It serves families representing many churches, nationalities, and creeds. While seeking to be ecumenical, the purpose of St. Petersburg Christian School is to provide educational excellence in a Christ-centered atmosphere.

Our Plans and Goals
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Our School Board

The School Board  is committed to providing Godly leadership to the school ministry through effective governance.  In fulfilling its responsibilities, the Board works in cooperation with the Headmaster in providing oversight, direction, and accountability for the larger mission-driven issues facing the school.  The Board's primary functions are to exercise spiritual leadership, establish school policies, approve the annual budget, and generally promote the well-being of the school.  It is comprised of St. Petersburg Christian School parents, as well as, elders of Suncoast Cathedral.

Pastor Tim Suddreth - Chairman

Ms. Cindy Crawford

Mr. Jerry Kessie

Mr. Eric Ramos

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