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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Sports
    C+

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$150
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$12,630
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
27%
Average Financial Aid
$1,745
From Smithtown Christian School

Founded in 1978 as a ministry of Smithtown Gospel Tabernacle, Smithtown Christian School began as a K through 5 school with just fifty-nine students enrolled. Today, SCS offers a Pre-K through 12th grade program. The school’s population is comprised of nearly 500 students traveling from over 40 districts across Nassau and Suffolk counties with extended care services also offered.

SCS is a discipleship school. The school’s mission is to teach with excellence in the classroom and through life-on-life influence to produce exceptional young Christian leaders with a heart for God, a mind for Truth, and a passion to change the World. The faculty seek to develop the whole person via classic, time-tested academic disciplines, combined with a deep understanding of the way today’s students learn. Students are taught to cultivate an environment where they treat one another as special, doing more than what is expected with a good attitude.

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Smithtown Christian School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1200
29 responses
Average ACT
29
14 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 25 responses
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  • Pajama day
    24%
  • Home coming
    16%
  • Spirit Week
    16%
  • Home coming and Fall Fun Fest
    12%
  • Pep rallies
    12%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Volleyball Tournament, Spiritual Emphasis Week
    8%

    Students

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    424
    40%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
    70%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
    50%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

    Preschool

    Annual Cost
    $3,510
    Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
    Starting Age
    3
    Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
    10:1
    Schedule Options
    • Offers Full Week
      Yes
    • Offers Part Week
      Yes
    • Offers Full Day
    • Offers Part Day
      Yes

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    10:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    50%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
    Poll
    90%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
    Poll
    70%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    C-
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    14%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
    0%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
    14%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
    Living in the Area
    A-
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      C-
    2. Good for Families
      A
    3. Housing
      C+
    Median Household Income
    $118,836
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,653
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $466,700
    National
    $184,700

    Smithtown Christian School Reviews

    78 reviews
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    I've been working as a teacher at SCS for over 15 years now. I couldn't imagine a better place to work! SCS is a family. We all work together to provide the safest and most loving environment for our students to learn and grow together. Parents, students and teachers have strong, life-long relationships. The administration continues to push our staff and students towards excellence, providing funding, opportunities and training in a variety of ways to help promote engagement and advancement. Our students are well-equipped for college and beyond. The best part about it all is that our students are receiving their education from a Biblical worldview, allowing them to see the Truth of God's Word in everything they learn. It's the best school around!
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    Wonderful, hard working, caring teachers. Challenging curriculum. My daughter takes full advantage of the excellent music and Arts programs. The experiences with God that she has had during "Spiritual Emphasis week" alone make us so grateful for SCS!
    Smithtown Christian School is the top tier of private schools, not just on Long Island but across the United States. Through this school students can build an education that is surrounded by a Biblical Worldview without avoiding topics that are relevant to today's culture and society. This school equips students to go into the world and be examples of Christ's love towards one another!

    I would recommend this amazing school to anyone interested in private education through all grade levels!