Education With A Purpose
Founded in 1986, South Haven Christian School is located on a beautiful 18-acre campus in fast-growing Robertson County. The students of SHCS come from Springfield and the surrounding communities including Adams, Clarksville, Cedar Hill, Coopertown, Cross Plains, Goodlettsville, Greenbrier, Joelton, Madison, Nashville, Pleasant View, and White House. SHCS is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the Tennessee Association of Christian Schools (TACS) and is approved by the Tennessee Department of Education as a Category 2 school. Our students consistently test above the national average on standardized tests.
Students of South Haven Christian School enjoy an 80,000 square foot state-of-the-art complex, which includes pre-school and elementary wings, administrative offices, library, and cafeteria. This building accompanies the junior / senior high school area, which also houses a gymnasium.
South Haven Christian School is a college-preparatory school encouraging students to continue their education on a higher level. Listed below are colleges and universities that SHCS graduates have attended:
Ambassador College, Austin Peay State University, Belmont University, Bob Jones University, Bryan College, Crown College, Golden State Baptist College, Hyles-Anderson College, Lipscomb University, Pensacola Christian College, US Air Force Academy, UT-Chattanooga, UT-Knoxville, UT-Martin, Tennessee State University, Tennessee Tech, Tennessee Temple University, Union University, Volunteer State Community College, Vanderbilt University, West Coast Baptist College, Western Kentucky University.
South Haven Christian School has a philosophy based upon the Word of God. The primary objective and purpose of SHCS is to train the student in the way of life as presented in the Scriptures while providing a quality, well-rounded education. Luke 2:52 states: "And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man." This verse states that Jesus increased mentally (wisdom), physically (stature), spiritually (favor with God), and socially (favor with man). Character training is an important element at SHCS. The heart of character is obedience (deciding to do right), which will eventually cultivate an inner self-discipline and is essential to the emotional, physical, social, and spiritual well being of the student. To obey, to do right, to love God, to love our Country, and to always measure one's attitude against the principles laid out in the Scriptures are characteristics that we strive to instill in each student, thus equipping them for their role in God's plan for their life and for their place in society.
With a focus on academic and spiritual excellence, SHCS also provides many athletic and fine arts opportunities, which completes a well-rounded approach to education. SHCS Patriot athletics provide students with the opportunity to participate in football, basketball, and soccer for the young men, and volleyball, basketball, and cheerleading for the young ladies. The SHCS Patriots possess several state championship banners in boys' and girls' basketball, football, and girls' volleyball. South Haven Christian School has a reputation of excellence with choirs, ensembles, hand chimes, and art consistently placing at the top in state fine arts competitions.
We Never Left the Basics
South Haven Christian School never left the basics; since 1986, we have been watching children have fun while learning the BASICS - reading, writing, and arithmetic - and MUCH MORE! Other schools may be trying to come back to the basics, but we never left!
We Teach Reading in Kindergarten
At South Haven Christian School, even our five-year-olds learn to read in our enjoyable program. Beginning with letters and sounds, they progress to reading words, sentences, and stories in their own reading books. The children bring home each book as they finish it and enjoy it over and over again.
Get Your Child Off to a Good Start
Besides learning to read in Kindergarten, your child will develop skills that will help give him a head start in the elementary grades. These basic skills are reinforced in the elementary grades, thus enabling your child to progress to the junior high and high school levels. Your child will also develop good habits and social skills through daily experience.