Shannon Forest Christian School Provides An Exceptional Education for Students in K3 – 12th Grade

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Choosing how to educate your child involves making important decisions. Thankfully there are many options available which can make these decisions even more overwhelming.

While there are a multitude of stellar schools in the Upstate, Shannon Forest Christian School (SFCS) is one that stands out for their academics, athletics, and the encouraging atmosphere of a Christian education experience. Shannon Forest is always near the top of any list of reader-recommended schools that Kidding Around Greenville has compiled. Families truly love this school.

Academic Environment

SFCS offers Shannon Beginnings for K3 and K4, in both full and half day options for the smaller ones. The program helps to prepare young children for an easy transition to Kindergarten which includes lots of guided play and nurturing care from loving teachers.

If some children are not ready for Kindergarten, Shannon Forest offers a unique Transitional Kindergarten Program.   The Lower School includes Kindergarten 5 through 5th Grade.  Students also enjoy time in the Innovations STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Lab.

Entering the 6th Grade can be a difficult transition for many students.  SFCS conducts a specially designed Crusader Crossroads program to ease students through this big step, plus classes, study sessions and one-on-one tutoring options are targeted at student success.

The Upper School at SFCS encompasses students in 7th-12th Grade and focuses on Math, Science, Hstory and English. Several Advanced Placement (AP) courses like English, Calculus, U.S. History, European Biology, Music Theory and Biology are available for qualified students. The SFCS Director of College Counseling assists students and their families as they apply for college and explore career options.

Learning How to Pay for College

Higher education is not cheap, even for state schools. Some families will send a child to college next year, while others may have 12 years to plan.  SFCS is offering a one-night workshop on Tuesday, March 13th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm entitled “Little Known Secrets of Paying for College.”  Parents will learn ways to send their child to the college of their dreams without breaking the bank!

Parents will also discover strategies that may enable to them to qualify for financial aid, sources for scholarships, and strategies for maximizing your wealth and minimizing your tax exposure, giving you greater cash flow for funding a college education.

It’s free, open to the public and for families of ALL ages!  The workshop takes place at Eastside Presbyterian Church Sanctuary, 829 Garlington Road, Greenville. Register here.

Athletics and The Arts

On the athletic field, students in 6th through 12th Grade are able to participate in a variety of sports teams including soccer, volleyball, cross country, basketball, cheerleading, soccer, golf, baseball, and track & field.

The school has no shortage of creative outlets for the students. SFCS offers Foreign Language, Drama, Choir, Yearbook and Visual Arts. They also perform concerts and theatrical productions for the school and community.

Christ-Centered Values

Shannon Forest is unapologetic about its worldview; it is distinctly Christian and rooted in discipleship. Every member of our faculty and staff understands that their calling, as teachers, is to teach in a way that is Christ-centered, academically excellent, and designed to move students into higher categorical thinking. They also understand that teaching is discipleship, by its very nature. Words like concern, family, love and truth sit at the heart of what your student and family will experience once you set foot on the Shannon Forest campus.

SFCS develops these role models by requiring a certain number of service hours from each student where they are able to demonstrate their Christian faith and values in the real world.

The Vision and Mission of the school are:

Vision: Educating and equipping students to pursue excellence and impact the world for Jesus Christ.

Mission: We are a Christian community providing a comprehensive college-preparatory education rooted in the truth of a Biblical worldview and marked by wisdom, excellence, and purpose.

Take a Tour

Interested in Shannon Forest Christian School and want to learn more? The school offers Tour Tuesdays on February 20th, 7th, March 6th, 13th, 20th, April 3rd, 10th, 17th, and May 1st. No reservations are needed for any of the Tour Tuesdays. If you’d like a different time and date, email or call the Director of Admissions, Candace Kurtz at or call 864.678.5113.

Shannon Forest Christian School
829 Garlington Road
Greenville, SC
Main number: 864.678.5107

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About the Author
Kristina Hernandez is a mom of two girls, freelance writer and photographer. Originally from New Jersey, she is in love with the Upstate and could not imagine raising her kids anywhere else. She enjoys hiking to waterfalls, kayaking, camping, cooking, and exploring all that Greenville has to offer. And she really loves baby goats. Follow her on Instagram at @scadventurer.

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