About SCS

Southside Christian School (SCS) located in Clayton, NC currently serves over 230 families with over 340 students K4-Grade 12. 

The school is fully accredited through the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and AdvancED/SACS.

SCS is an independent Christian school that serves Christian families for the education of their children. 

  • 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 fully accredited through the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and AdvancEd/SACS.
  • 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



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 — Elementary Principal

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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 2004 and has served in several roles in schools in North Carolina and Qingdao, China. 

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

Leah Hess

Mrs. Leah Hess, Elementary Principal

Mrs. Leah Hess serves as the Elementary School Principal.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Shippensburg University  and her Master of Education from Grand Canyon University.  Mrs. Hess served at her previous school for eight years during which time she was promoted every few years until she began serving as Head of School.

Mrs. Hess may be reached at:  Leah Hess –Elementary Principal  

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.

Locations andDirections

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

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Elementary School (K4-Grade 5) is located at Southside Church

299 Carlton St, Clayton, NC


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

1696 Amelia Church Road, Clayton, NC


Are you looking for a dynamic work environment in which to share the love of Christ with your colleagues and students? Will you provide excellence in education to ensure learning objectives are met? Do you have strong classroom management skills? We are always eager to meet like-minded educators with a desire to invest in the next generation.

If you are looking for a vibrant community in which to serve, the first step is to email a cover letter and resume to Cherie Settle, SCS HR Coordinator at csettle@scswarriors.com. We will reach out to you when a position comes available that is suitable for your education and experience.

Projected Openings for the 2021-2022 School Year:

  • Part-Time Latin Teacher
  • After School Care Provider
  • Janitorial/Maintenance Crew Member