The course of study at South Suburban SDA Christian School spans nine years of academia, divided into the Preschool program (PreK-3 and PreK-4) the Elementary School (grades K-5) and the Middle School (grades 6-8). The curriculum incorporates the requirements of the Illinois State Department of Education and the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists. Bible classes are an integral part of the curriculum at every grade level. Each class is taught by a Christian educator who believes in the concept of salvation as taught by the Seventh-day Adventist Church and builds into his/her lesson plans a philosophy of Christian living that lifts the secular to a level that is inclusive of moral and spiritual values.
The school provides full and part-time instruction in the following areas:
- The Basics - Bible, Reading, Mathematics, Writing, English Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies
- Standardized Assessments - Students take the Iowa Test of Basic Skills in both the Fall and Spring of each year.
- Placement Testing - All new students are assessed upon acceptance to South Suburban in both reading and mathematics
- Fine Arts - art, music theory, hand chimes, and private music lessons
- Physical Education - individual and team activities;
- Robotics - First Lego League Robtics Program
South Suburban SDA Christian School adheres to the Journey to Excellence program developed by the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists. The Journey to Excellence (J2E) encompasses:
- Vision, shared values, and common goals.
- Clear understanding of the philosophy, history, and goals of Adventist education.
- Utilization of the growing body of research on effective education.
- Educational leaders and governing boards who create school cultures that encourage innovation without fear of failure.
- Renewing cycle of improvement in Adventist schools.
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