WHY CHOOSE SPCS
Choosing a school for your child is an important decision. At St. Petersburg Christian School, our commitment is to encourage every student to achieve the highest academic standard in all that they do. Our academic program ensures that students are challenged to learn. They are taught the importance of practice, perseverance and determination to succeed. Our students achieve this within a safe, happy and supportive environment, in which they are inspired to become purposeful, life-long learners. We provide an education based upon the most successful curriculums for students with a range of abilities and all with a biblical core.
On leaving our school, our students are confident, well-rounded individuals who are well prepared for the next stage of their education and their role in a challenging, demanding and rapidly changing world.
Accreditations that commend St. Petersburg Christian School for providing excellence:
· Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (Regional) since 1996
· Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) Membership since 1999
An outstanding instructional program includes:
· A strong K-1 phonics program launching students into reading at a young age
· An Individualized Reading Program (Grades 1-5) which promotes optimum reading growth
· Honors and Accelerated Programs, which enable gifted students to work above grade level (Grades 3-8)
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.