Shoreline Christian Elementary – Where Your Student is Known

Meeting each student where they are

At Shoreline Christian School, our students experience a sense of belonging where each classroom feels like a family. Our small class sizes gives our teachers the flexibility to take the content we teach and pace it according to our students’ individual needs while weaving it into the framework of a Christian worldview.


Rooted in Faith

Our school’s Christian identity is evident in all we do. Dive into this video featuring our Elementary Director, Erika Bakker, as she explores the deeper integration of Christian values into our teaching.

Our Daily Schedule

Flexible Start Time

At Shoreline Christian, our day begins with a gentle, flexible start. Students may arrive anytime between 8:00 a.m. and 8:25 a.m. Those arriving earlier have time to settle in and play educational games or catch up on missing assignments.

Daily Schedule

What does a Day in the Life of an elementary student at SCS look like? Below is a sample of your child’s classroom activities.

  • 8:30 – 8:50 a.m. Worship and community building time
  • This might include a daily study of a Psalm, journal writing, singing worship songs, sharing prayer requests and prayer for one another, or reading a devotional together.
  • 8:50 – 9:55 a.m. Classroom learning
  • 9:55 – 10:15 a.m. K-5 Outdoor recess time
  • 10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Classroom learning and or specialist classes
  • 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Recess (grades K-1), Lunch (grades 2-5)
  • 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Recess (grades 2-5), Lunch (grades K-1)
  • 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Classroom learning and or specialist classes
  • 2:00 p.m. Teachers are encouraged to bring their students outside for a quick brain break and fresh air
  • 2:10 – 2:45 p.m. Classroom learning or specialist classes
  • 2:45 p.m. Students pack up and head outside for the pick-up line. Students registered for Extended Care will be picked up at the pick-up line.

Throughout the week, students enjoy physical education and music appreciation classes twice per week and the following classes once per week:

  • Visual Arts
  • Library 
  • Technology instruction
  • Elementary chapel

Outdoor Play

An average school day at Shoreline Christian includes more than an hour of outside play time. We believe that so much important learning happens at recess. We have three staff members outside at recess to supervise, guide social interactions, and join in on playing.

Extended Care

Shoreline Christian offers Extended Care in the mornings from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. for parents who need to drop their PreK-5th grade students off early. After school Extended Care hours are from 3:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. Registration for Extended Care is required.

A Caring Environment Filled With Opportunities to Learn and Grow

Our elementary students flourish through:

Our teacher to student ratio is 18:1. This allows each student to be seen and known. We have support staff who come and assist in classrooms as well as a learning intervention specialist that can support students wherever needed.

We approach learning in a way that recognizes that students need to engage with the world around them. While we do have times of students sitting at their desk with paper and pencil, we intentionally include regular movement in our classrooms. We aim for hands-on engaging activities whenever applicable.

At Shoreline Christian, students gain a sense of belonging that extends beyond the classroom. We create intentional opportunities for our bigger students to be learning buddies with the smaller students. Our recess time has multi-aged games that happen naturally.

We hire teachers who desire to live like Jesus, showing patience and gentleness to our youngest learners. They set clear expectations, so students know what to expect and how to treat one another. We teach positive character traits and help students live them out authentically.

Do you have questions about elementary?

Discover how we can help your child learn and grow academically, socially, and spiritually. Please reach out to Daniele Ott, Director of Admissions & Community Relations, at (206) 364-7777.

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SCS has been more than a school to our family. It has nurtured our children’s hearts and minds. It is an environment where children are truly viewed as unique creations with unique needs, and met where they are at. My kids feel loved, known, and cared for, and it is under these circumstances that they have been able to thrive in their learning environments. SCS has also been a source of deep community and friendship for Ben and I. We have had many dinners, celebrations, shared soccer practices, and even a camping trip with families from school. We consider some of the friendships to be our closest friends. What a gift to send our kids into a place where we know the families, the kids, and the teachers! I am so grateful for SCS and the way it shows our kids Jesus’ love.


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The Shoreline Difference

Enriched Learning

We use a variety of curricula at Shoreline Christian School, including Tara West for math and literacy and hands-on science lessons from FOSS kits. In addition, students enjoy gym, music, art, and library time. All of our lessons are designed to create a strong academic and faith foundation.

In Elementary, core subjects include:

  • Bible 
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social studies 
  • Language Arts

Technology In the Classroom

Students in the first and second grades learn how to use technology and then utilize various apps to practice learning. Students in upper elementary use technology more often to demonstrate their learning.

Outdoor Play

Our playground is a favorite place for many of our students. Imaginative play comes more naturally when you’re in the woods; fairy houses are abundant, and there’s usually a restaurant where pinecone salads and stick soup are available for the good price of seven leaves. There’s room to run! We’re also grateful for a covered play area where many of our students enjoy basketball, gaga ball, and four square.

Mrs. Sarah Wine

4th Grade Teacher

Shoreline Christian Alumna

What’s one of your favorite things about Shoreline Christian School?

“My favorite thing about SCS is our community. I love that our school represents so many different Christian churches. This is one of the only spaces I’ve found where loving discussions are had about the Bible by people coming from all different places. It creates such an inclusive space to learn and grow! I was a student here from Kindergarten until I graduated high school, so it’s also really special to get to work alongside some of my former teachers (and classmates!).”

Sarah Wine, 4th Grade Teacher

Elementary FAQ’s

What is the student to teacher ratio?

On average, 1:18. This ratio does not include our specialists who offer support in various classrooms throughout the school day, or dedicated grade-level aides who assist the classroom multiple times per week.

What kind of support do you have in place for my student?

We approach learning with a focus on student engagement. Our small class sizes and our Learning Intervention Specialist ensure that no child is overlooked, providing additional support to students who may require it.

Can we come visit the campus?

We welcome our families to embark on a personalized campus tour, witnessing our Chargers in action! Typically, the director of the school you’re interested in will serve as your tour guide. They will offer historical insights, describe our faith-based approach to learning, address your questions, understand your family’s individual requirements, and provide additional information to enhance your visit.

See if We’re a Good Fit

We know you want a school that mirrors the values you’re teaching at home, and a tour gives you the chance to experience our school culture firsthand. We hope you’ll visit us soon.

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Shoreline Christian School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, athletic and other school administered programs. Shoreline Christian School reserves the right to select students on the basis of academic performance, religious commitment and personal qualifications including a willingness to cooperate with Shoreline Christian School’s administration and to abide by its policies.