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Core Values


Students will be taught that the Bible is the ultimate and final authority in all decisions. Biblical principles will be integrated into every subject for the purpose of training students to develop a biblical worldview. Students will learn how to use this worldview as a lens through which to interpret events, set goals, and gain wisdom.


Students will be taught to pursue excellence in every aspect of their lives. Realizing that every work is to be an act of love and service to the Lord, mediocrity in attitude, work, or effort will not be accepted. This spirit of excellence will be seen in the students’ relationships, use of resources, and acts of service, thereby developing a lifelong pattern of excellence.


Students will be taught the importance of serving others. Just as God values all life, regardless of ethnicity, abilities, or age, so the students will learn to value all humanity as a gift from our loving heavenly Father. This attitude will be developed through learning effective and loving communication and by actively serving others.


Students will be taught that people are created for the purpose of bringing glory and honor to God, that salvation through the blood of our risen Lord Jesus Christ is the only way to obtain eternal life, and that the message of salvation must be brought to a lost and dying world. Students will learn by example how to effectively communicate that message and to defend their faith in the world in which they live.


Students will be taught by example how to live a consistent Christian life, both on campus and off, showing integrity in all areas of their lives.

Quick Facts

Southside Christian School (SCS) located in Clayton, NC currently serves over 260 families with over 390 students K4-Grade 12. 

  • SCS is a college-preparatory school offering a number of honors courses in our high school program.

  • In addition to a rigorous, college-preparatory academic program with a Biblical worldview, SCS has a vibrant athletic program with middle and high school athletic teams for both boys and girls. 

  • SCS is an independent Christian school that serves Christian families for the education of their children.
  • SCS is a Discipleship School – each family who enrolls a student is Christian by faith and is active in a local Bible-believing church of like-faith.

Accreditations and Associations

Southside Christian School is fully accredited through the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and Cognia. 

SCS is affiliated with the National Honor Society. 

SCS athletic teams are a part of the NCCSA Conference, AA East Region.

SCS Administration


Mrs. Jenene Davis, Head of School

Mrs. Jenene Davis holds a Bachelor of Science in Religious Education from Faith Theological Seminary and a Master of Education in Administration and Supervision from Liberty University. 

Mrs. Davis joined the team at Southside Christian School in 2006.  Throughout her years of service, Mrs. Davis has been steadfast in her love for the ministry of SCS.

You can reach Mrs. Davis by email at Mrs. Davis — Head of School


Mr. Chris Dentel, Upper School Principal

Mr. Chris Dentel serves as the Upper School Principal. Mr. Dentel has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a minor in History from Toccoa Falls College, a Master of Education in Teaching and Learning from Liberty University, and a M.B.A. from the University of Mississippi. He has been working in education since the 2004-05 school year and has filled different roles in schools in North Carolina and Qingdao, China.

You can reach Mr. Dentel at: Chris Dentel — Upper School Principal

Locations and Directions

Southside Christian School is located on two campuses in Clayton, NC.

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Elementary School (K4-Grade 5) is located at Mount Moriah Baptist Church

3000 E Garner Road, Raleigh, NC


Upper School (Middle 6-8 and High 9-12) is located at Amelia Church

1696 Amelia Church Road, Clayton, NC

SCS Employment

Are you looking for a dynamic work environment in which to share the love of Christ with your colleagues and students?  SCS is experiencing a high level of interest by families seeking a Christ-centered education.   We are always eager to meet like-minded educators with a desire to share their faith and provide an excellent education.  

If you are looking for a vibrant community in which to serve, the first step is to email a cover letter and resume to Emily Cain, SCS HR Coordinator at [email protected]. We look forward to connecting with you to find a position that is suitable for your education and experience.

Openings for the 2022-2023 School Year:

  • Middle School Math Teacher
  • Middle School Science Teacher
  • High School Social Studies Teacher
  • Substitute Teachers 
  • Coaches