The vision of Southside Christian School (SCS) became a reality in August of 2006 when a group of parents established a board of directors and hired Mrs. Jenene Davis as their first teacher. These families from Johnston and Wake counties desired a school that could offer smaller class sizes with a focus on rigorous academics and Bible-based instruction.
The board of directors asked Mrs. Jenene Davis to serve as administrator beginning in 2008, and the student body almost doubled in size to serve 65. Mrs. Davis continued to serve as administrator, and a host of qualified volunteers were utilized to make up for the lack of support staff.
The 2010 school year began with 130 students enrolled. Enrichment offerings were also expanded to include Spanish, Latin, computer skills, PE, music, and art in an effort to offer a well-rounded education that ministered to the whole child.
In 2012, the board of directors approved a proposal to partner with Amelia Christian Church to house our middle and high school.
SCS was officially accredited through ACSI beginning in 2013, and in March 2018 we hosted a joint ACSI/AdvancED Peer Review Team for our 5 year re-accreditation.
SCS was blessed to hire Chad Jewett to join the administrative team in July of 2014.
The 2015 school year brought our enrollment to 235.
The 2016 school year proved to be a monumental year as SCS prepared for our first graduation. In 2016 eleven students graduated from SCS, and they were offered over $600,000 in scholarships to various colleges and universities.
During the 2016-17 school year the SCS board hired Dr. Patton to serve as a consultant to help the school define its strategic direction. He provided counsel to the board of directors in the areas of leadership assessment, board development, and strategic planning.
Dr. Patton was hired as Head of School in the spring of 2017 to lead SCS through our capital campaign.
Space constraints and limited use of facilities compelled the school leadership to focus on land acquisition on which to build a consolidated campus.
Supported by the elders of Southside Church, SCS began functioning as an independent school in June 2018. SCS opened its doors for the 13th school year August 2018 with 305 students enrolled.
SCS purchased 30 acres of land on Winston Road on which to build a consolidated campus for both the elementary and upper school programs.
Mrs. Jenene Davis was asked to step back into the role of Head of School in June of 2020.