Welcome

Somerset Christian School is an amazing nondenominational Christian school that works to bring every student to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Our students come from approximately 26 different churches within our community. We have a strong well rounded curriculum that teaches a rigorous academic content along with biblical principles. We teach students in grades PreK-12th grade utilizing an up to date Christian  Curriculum taught by a group of talented teachers. Also along with our academic focus we come alongside students to teach about the importance of serving others and giving back to our community.

1 Peter 2:9 states "But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, [a] a holy nation, God's very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light." (NLT) 

We believe that it is our calling to embrace the need to teach children in an environment that teaches the whole child. We are addressing the needs of each child; spiritually, academically, emotionally, as well as meeting their physical needs. We are focused on students progressing as a whole not "teaching to the test" or speeding through concepts to meet deadlines. We make sure students get the instruction needed to fully grasp the information taught. Out students are taught to be analytical thinkers and well rounded individuals. Although we do not "teach to the test" our students continue to score above their peers on average (Utilizing IOWA & Cogat assessments).

Somerset Christian school was founded and exists to pursue a three-fold mission:

  • To bring children to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ
  • To disciple children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord
  • To provide a superior Biblical education instructing the whole child

Is you child feeling frustrated at their current school? Do you feel like they are missing something? If you are looking for an alternative to traditional secular education? Are you or your child tired of/frustrated with common core teaching? Do you want to avoid teaching to the test? Do you want to have your child learn at their pace and enjoy learning? Do you want to have your child learning a supportive loving environment that puts Christ first? If you answered yes to any of these questions above, please give Somerset Christian School a closer look. I would be happy to set up a time for you to tour our campus and answer any questions you may have.


God Bless,

Mrs. Erica James-Handley M.Ed

Somerset Christian School Administrator


Contact me at: ehandley@somersetchristianschool.org  or 814-443-1960

Somerset Christian School

Somerset Christian School is a Ministry of Somerset Alliance Church, is a non-denominational private school offering classes from Pre-Kindergarten-12th Grade, all taught in traditional classrooms.

Somerset Christian School is truly a non-denominational school. Of the 100 students enrolled, over 20 local church congregations are represented. In addition, our students represent 6 school districts in Somerset County. 

Located at 708 Stoystown Road, Somerset, PA, SCS is housed in the Somerset Alliance Church.

We are members of KCEA (Keystone Christian Education Association).

Somerset Christian School

Established 1983

Somerset Christian School was founded by a group of parents concerned with the state of the public school system. As a ministry of the Somerset Alliance Church, SCS serves the local community by providing a Christ-centered quality learning environment for children ages 4-18.


The school is governed by a School Board of both SAC members and represenatives from other local congregations and the SAC Governing Board.


It is the desire of the School Board that absolutely no child be turned away from Somerset Christian School for finanical reasons. Please help us continue this tradition by supporting Christian Education.

SCS PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION

God is the author of all truth.  God created man to glorify Him. God created and sustains all things through His Son, Jesus Christ. The universe and all of life are dynamically related to God and should serve to glorify Him.  Men and women were made in God’s image by a direct act of creation.  They are different from any other life form and have the unique capacity to know God and obey Him by an act of the will.  Man in his sinful condition, however, incurred by original sin, can only know and honor God through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ for his sin.  This sacrifice is received by an act of the will in acknowledging Christ as Savior and Lord, and enables man to know and do God’s will, man’s purpose in this life.

The process of education should seek to bring the student into fellowship with God, recognizing his lost condition apart from salvation through Christ, to develop a Christian mind in him and train him in godliness, so that he can fulfill God’s plan and purpose for his life personally and vocationally.  He must be taught the Bible so that he may understand the character and nature of God, his own nature, and God’s plan of redemption for the world.  He must be developed and related to God as a whole person:  spiritually, mentally, physically, socially.  He must learn to see all truth as a gift of God and learn to see from God’s perspective.  He must be educated as an individual with his unique combination of talents, personality and learning style.  He must be shown how to live and work with others in a God-honoring way.

The authority of education is derived from God, who instructs parents to teach their children to love God, to follow His law, and to place Him first in their lives.  Parents are responsible under God for the total education and training of their children.  The Christian school is a partner with the parents in providing a Christ-centered education.  Children are to be acknowledged as a gift of God to be educated to His glory, and raised in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.