by Secondary Art Teacher, Josiah Phelps Art has always been a passion of mine. I knew it was a career path when I was a little boy. My philosophy is everyone can be taught some form of art. We all have a gift that we have to explore and unlock. When I teach, I let […]
Welcome to Seattle Christian Middle School
At Seattle Christian, we are committed to providing a premier educational experience for our middle school students. Our middle school houses the seventh and eighth grades with an average enrollment of 121 students. Seven, full-time certificated teachers serve an average of 17 students per class.
Current research, educational best practice, and principles of Christian spiritual development inform all that we do in the middle school.
As a result, the program is designed to meet the following goals.
Provide students with rigorous academic instruction fully integrated with scripture and a Christian worldview. When students see the connection between God’s word and challenging academic coursework, they’re better equipped to impact their neighbors, communities and the world around them.
Engage students in relevant learning experiences every day. Instruction that is timely and hands-on provides students with tools and transferable skills that enable them to use and value what they have learned. Students understand subject matter and see its applicability in the real world.
Foster Christ-like relationships with each other. As educators, we realize students will never care how much we know until they know how much we care. Jesus mentored his disciples by knowing them as people first. Through his love, they responded with a lifetime of devotion. Likewise, our commitment to relating to our students as fellow believers communicates their importance to us—and to God.
Our faculty and staff count it a privilege to prepare our middle school students to impact their world for Christ.
Secondary English teacher Katey Tapia shares, “Why I Teach”. We have different gifts according to the grace given us…if it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is giving, let him give generously; if it is leading, let him lead with […]
Secondary math teacher, Jimmy Creek shares, “Why I teach”. I wasn’t raised in a Christian home. I remember being taught about karma, reincarnation, multiple gods…a little of everything. When I got to high school, everything changed and I started looking for something bigger than myself. That led me to youth group where I learned about […]
Last spring for the first time at SCS, a Cartooning class was offered through Middle School Explorations. Over six weeks during Remote Learning, students created a set of characters in their own illustration style and used these characters to tell a story in comic book format. Secondary Art teacher Kelly Cook shares, “The students worked […]
On October 19, our middle school students partnered with the City of SeaTac to help them with a cleanup and landscaping project at the SeaTac Botanical Garden! “On top of getting to chop and break branches, I loved that we were able to work with other volunteers and hopefully spread the gospel by helping our […]