Santiam Christian School

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Santiam Christian Schools
Santiam Christian Schools in Adair Village.JPG
7220 NE Arnold Avenue
Corvallis, Oregon, Benton County 97330
United States
Coordinates 44°40′15″N 123°12′59″W / 44.670925°N 123.216358°W / 44.670925; -123.216358Coordinates: 44°40′15″N 123°12′59″W / 44.670925°N 123.216358°W / 44.670925; -123.216358
Type Private
Religious affiliation(s) Christian
Opened 1979
Superintendent Lance Villers[1]
CEEB code 380214
NCES School ID 01931979[2]
Principal Erik Ritschard,[1]
Grades Pre K-12[2]
Number of students 611[2]
Color(s) Red, White, and Black    [1]
Athletics conference OSAA West Valley Conference 3A[1]
Mascot Eagles[1]
Team name The Eagles
Accreditation NWAC[3]
Affiliation ACSI[2]

Santiam Christian Schools is a private Christian Pre K-12 school in Adair Village, Oregon, United States.[4]

Opened in 1979,[4] the school has been accredited through the Northwest Accreditation Commission since 1993,[3] and the Association of Christian Schools International.


Santiam Christian currently resides on the previous location of Camp Adair. Several of Camp Adair's buildings are in use by Santiam Christian. All that really remains is the E. E. Wilson Wildlife Area. In 1978 Parents began planning to establish a Christian high school. Santiam Christian High School was founded in 1979. SC offered grades 9, 10 and 11 with an enrollment of 55 students. In June 1980 Santiam Christian moved to Adair Village. In 1981 SC graduated its first class of 20 students.[4] In 1986 the purchase of 12 buildings and 16.5 acres from US Government was finalized for $1. In 1991 Heritage Christian Elementary officially merged with SC adding grades K-6.[5]


Santiam Christian High School is fully accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), and meets all requirements for graduation of the Oregon State Department of Education.[4]

High school[edit]

High School Activities[edit]

Santiam Christian is involved with DECA, Future Farmers of America, International Missions Trips, and other electives courses and extra-curricular activities.[6]

High School Sports[edit]

Sports offered to students include: Football, Volleyball, Boys and Girls Soccer, Cross Country, Boys and Girls Basketball, Wrestling, Track & Field, Baseball, Softball, and Boys Golf.[7] The school competes as part of the OSAA's West Valley League.

Athletic Achievements[edit]

Member of Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) – 3A Division/West Valley League. Sports include: Football, Volleyball, Cross-Country, Soccer, Basketball, Wrestling, Baseball, Softball, Track, Golf, Tennis, and Cheer-leading.

33 Oregon State Championships and 81 League (District) Championships in a variety of sports

Other Achievements[edit]

The Oregonian Cup is awarded to the top overall school in the state, based on size. Of the 15 years that this prestigious recognition has been given, SC has ranked first 10 times and second 4 times.

Multiple Choir State Championships

Outstanding Drama Department with three-four yearly productions

Award winning yearbook, year after year


1,772 students have graduated from Santiam Christian High School. Approximately 85% of the graduating seniors in 2015 are now attending colleges and universities, and were offered over $4.1 million in scholarship dollars.


Bus routes are provided into Albany, Corvallis, Monmouth, Dallas, Independence, and Salem.

Middle school extracurricular activities[edit]

Students in middle school can become involved with the Junior Players Drama, LEGO Robotics, SC Boy Scout Troop 516, elective courses, Chorale, and Junior High Band, and other activities.[6]


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  2. ^ a b c d "Search for Private Schools – School Detail for Santiam Christian School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
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  4. ^ a b c d "Profile 08-09". Santiam Christian Schools. Retrieved 2009-07-04.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "profile" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  5. ^ About Santiam Christian Schools - accessed May 2014
  6. ^ a b High School Activities Santiam Christian Schools - accessed May 2014
  7. ^ High School Sports Santiam Christian Schools - accessed May 2014