Santa Fe Christian Schools

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Coordinates: 32°59′31.57″N 117°15′25.66″W / 32.9921028°N 117.2571278°W / 32.9921028; -117.2571278 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:

Fall Winter Spring
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[edit]

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.


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