Santa Fe Christian Schools
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Coordinates: Santa Fe Christian Schools is a private, college preparatory, Christian school, located in Solana Beach, California. It serves approximately 1,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
SFC is dedicated to expanding minds, building faith and enriching lives for all our students. Our rigorous academic curriculum is taught through a Biblical worldview. Plus, SFC teachers are passionate about serving Christ and instill a love of learning in their students.
SFC nurtures the whole child through a variety of enrichment opportunities including athletics, music and the arts. Most importantly, students grow their Christian faith through Bible study, chapel, small groups, spiritual retreats, community service and mission trips. SFC’s strong community of parents, faculty and staff are dedicated to pursuing excellence for Christ.
Founded in 1977, Santa Fe Christian Schools is a coeducational independent college preparatory school. The Lower School serves students in grades K–5, the Middle School, grades 6–8 and the Upper School, grades 9–12.
Students at Santa Fe Christian have the option of taking Advanced Placement classes in high school. AP exams offered in the past few years at Santa Fe include: English Language and Composition, English Literature, World History, Art: Studio Drawing, Biology, Chemistry, Calculus AB and BC, Statistics, Spanish Language, Government, US History, and Music Theory. The student to teacher ratio is 13:1.
The classes that the school is offering in the Upper School are:
|Bible||English||Mathematics||Physical Education||Practical Arts||Science||Visual and Performing Arts|
|Old Testament Studies||English I (P)||Algebra I (P)||Health (9)||ASB Leadership||Biology (P)||Art I (P)|
|New Testament Studies||English I (HP)||Geometry (P)||US Physical Education (9–12)||Broadcasting||Biology (HP)||Art Advanced (P)|
|Christian Ethics and Apologetics||English II (P)||Algebra II (P)||Broadcasting (Video) Editing||Chemistry (P)||Art Advanced (HP)|
|Comparative Religions||English II (HP)||Algebra II (HP)||Chapel Development||Chemistry (HP)||Studio Art (P)|
|The Life of Jesus||English III (P)||Pre Calculus (P)||Graphic Design||Physics (P)||Studio Art (AP)**|
|Language and Composition (AP)||Pre Calculus (HP)||Introduction to Film||Physics (HP)||2-D Art (AP)**|
|English IV (P)||Calculus (P)||Media Arts||Anatomy/Physiology (P)||Concert Band (P)|
|English Literature and Composition (AP)||Calculus AB (AP)||Yearbook||Biology (AP)||Concert Band (P)|
|Writing to Publish (P)||Calculus BC (AP)||Chemistry (AP)||Chamber Chorale (HP)|
|Statistics (AP)||Ecology/Oceanography (P)||Drama I (P)|
|Adv Math: Theory and Proof (HP)||Art Lab (No Credit)|
Santa Fe has a very developed Athletic program. The Sports that are offered include the following:
|Men’s Football – Varsity/JV||Men’s Basketball – Varsity/JV||Co-Ed Track and Field – Varsity|
|Women’s Volleyball – Varsity/JV/FR||Women’s Basketball – Varsity/JV||Men’s Baseball – Varsity-JV|
|Cheerleading – Varsity||Cheerleading – Varsity||Women’s Softball – Varsity|
|Women’s Tennis – Varsity||Men’s Soccer – Varsity||Men’s Volleyball – Varsity/JV|
|Co-Ed Cross Country – Varsity||Women’s Soccer – Varsity||Men’s Golf – Varsity|
|Men’s Water Polo Varsity/JV||Men’s Wrestling – Varsity||Men’s Tennis – Varsity|
|Women’s Water Polo – Varsity/JV||Co-Ed Swim – Varsity/JV|
|Women’s Lacrosse – Varsity/JV|
|Men’s Lacrosse – Varsity/JV|
Santa Fe Christian is known for its successful program. With over 60 teams in grades 6th–12th alone, SFC has won numerous League Championships, CIF Championships, and State Championships in Division 4 and 5.
The Sixth Man
The Sixth Man is the notorious student section at SFC sporting events, particularly Woman's Volleyball and Men's and Woman's Basketball. It was originally created by the Class of 2001 to support the Women's Basketball Team during the 2000 season, when the girls team won the CIF Championship and played in the State Championship game in Arco Arena. The original members were known to use red, white, and black body paint. In honor of The Sixth Man, SFC placed a Sixth Man sign over the home section in the gym. Cheers are lead throughout the sporting event intending to be loud and cheer on the teams while also deterring the focus of the other team.