Welcome to Shoal Creek Adventist School, a caring, nurturing environment where children from Kindergarten through 8th grade get ready to succeed in life. At Shoal Creek, we offer a unique, Christian-based education that we believe can make all the difference in a child’s life, focusing on their spiritual, mental, and physical well-being.
We are a Christian school. Our curriculum will provide your child with an education through a well-rounded, Christian worldview that is Bible-based. The principles of the Adventist education system, which is the second largest parochial system in world, are to seek to develop a life of faith in God and respect for the dignity of all human beings; to build character akin to that of the Creator; to nurture thinkers rather than mere reflectors of others’ thoughts; to promote loving service rather than selfish ambition; to ensure maximum development of each individual’s potential; and to embrace all that is true, good, and beautiful.
Our kids are successful. Focusing on a balanced development of the whole child and small class sizes with a lower student-to-teacher ratio, our classes are multi-grade by design—both older and younger students benefit from this approach. Our carefully constructed approach has been followed with astounding success worldwide for decades. In fact, students with an Adventist education outperform the national average in testing, problem solving, and critical thinking, and 90 percent not only get into college, but also graduate. We are also accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (AdvanceED).
We are a family. Part of what makes Shoal Creek so special—and successful—is that we believe in family. We nurture relationships among our teachers, students, parents and other caregivers, and siblings, as well as with the community. Ask any Shoal Creek parent, and they’ll tell you they always feel they’re part of our family. And you don’t have to be an Adventist to be part of the Shoal Creek family. We welcome anyone looking for a school that offers a loving, nurturing environment focused on their child’s success.
Our students have fun and give back to the community. Yes, we have an excellent academic program, but we don’t forget that children need to be children. Part of what makes our approach successful is that we remember that children need opportunities to use their imaginations, play, and be creative and physically active. Our curriculum includes ample time for play, art and other creative outlets. Our music program has an excellent reputation, offering individual and group lessons; we have a robotics program for aspiring engineers; and a state-of-the-art gym that’s also open to the community. We also have many events throughout the year, like concerts, festivals, fundraisers, and community outreach activities, some of which are staffed or even organized by the children.
We are affordable. The mission of Shoal Creek Adventist School, like our faith, is to serve others. If you want your child to benefit from a quality Christian education, Shoal Creek offers affordable tuition that keeps your budget in mind. In fact, our tuition, before-school, and after-school care rates are substantially lower than other Christian schools in the area.