SCS at a Glance

Founded in 1967, Santiago Christian School provides an English-immersion, college-preparatory, PK3 to grade 12 education recognized by universities in the Dominican Republic, the United States, and beyond. Best-practices in teaching and high-quality curriculum are brought to life by faculty who come to SCS from around the world to make a difference in each child’s life. Our teachers are professionals who blend a passion for their craft with a passion for leading children to follow the teachings of Jesus.

Accreditation and Recognition

SCS is regionally accredited in the United States by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and by Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). SCS is recognized by the Dominican Ministry of Education as a “monolingual” school, a designation which allows us to offer all curricula (with the exception of Spanish, French, and Dominican social studies) in English.

Students and Faculty

Native English-speaking North American faculty: 77%
Teachers with advanced degrees (master’s or doctoral): 50%
PK3 to grade 12 enrollment: 665
Graduates who matriculate at a four-year college or university of their choice: typically 100%
2016-17 graduates attending universities outside the Dominican Republic: 51%
Students who hold passports from countries outside the Dominican Republic: 40%

Curriculum Highlights

SCS's curriculum is designed to build critical thinking, expansive knowledge, and habits of lifelong learning.

Early Childhood Education (ECE) Student-focused, play-centered, integrated Common Core bilingual program
Elementary Common Core English/Math (Reading Street/Everyday Math/Reader's Workshop), Responsive Classroom social-emotional curriculum
Middle School Common Core English/Math (Singapore-based mathematics), Next-Generation Science Standards (Pearson), Love and Logic social-emotional curriculum
High School Common Core English/Math (Big Ideas Mathematics), Next-Generation Science Standards, Love and Logic social-emotional curriculum, Justice Project milestone and capstone

Santiago Institute

A school-wide, multi-layered student leadership and justice development program trains students of all ages to lead like Jesus: By serving. Students regularly serve their peers in partner schools in surrounding communities. Students start and finish their high school experience with multidisciplinary justice projects designed to get them started on a lifetime journey of advocating for justice in the Dominican Republic and around the world.


Twenty-two athletics teams challenge almost 300 students in soccer, basketball, futsal, and volleyball. Team sports begin as early as kindergarten. Athletes compete with schools around the country through Association of Colombian and Caribbean American Schools (ACCAS).


National Honor Society / National Junior Honor Society
Student Leadership University
Prefect Board
Honor Board
After-School Clubs (K- grade 12)
Model United Nations (national and international)
Leaders in Training (LIT)
Global Issues Network
SCS News
Thursday Night Live (youth group)
Chapel Band
School Musical
Private Music Lessons

College Guidance

Beginning in grade 6, students work with the guidance counselor and use Naviance to set individualized curricular and extra-curricular graduation goals and track their progress towards those goals through their middle and high school years.

Advanced Classes

Honor Courses
Physics Honors (grades 10/11)
Chemistry Honors (grades 10/11)
British Literature Honors (grade 11)
AP and Dual-Credit Courses
AP English Literature and Composition (grade 12)
AP Calculus AB (grade 12)
AP Spanish (grades 11/12)

Recent College Acceptances

Abertay University (Scotland)
Binghamton University
Bryant University
Cairn University
Calvin College
Colorado State University
Covenant College
Delaware Valley College
Drexel University
Fairfield University
Florida International University
Fordham University
Hampton-Sydney College
Handong Global University (Korea)
Hanyang University (Korea)
Houghton College
Hult University (England)
Iona College
Johnson and Wales University
Kean University
Kennesaw State
Liberty University
Manhattanville College
Miami Dade College
Michigan State University
Moody Bible Institute
New England College
New York Institute of Technology
New York University
Northeastern University
Nyack College
Ohio State University
Ouachita Baptist University
Pace University
Palm Beach Atlantic University
Penn State University
Pratt Institute
PUCMM (Dominican Republic)
Randolph College
Rochester Institute of Technology
Roger Williams University
Rollins University
Savannah College of Art and Design
Seoul National University (Korea)
St. Edwards University
St. John’s University
Stetson University
Stony Brook University
SUNY Geneseo
SUNY University at Buffalo
Taylor University
University of Arizona
University of California at Santa Cruz
University of Cincinnati
University of Colorado
University of Connecticut
University of Edinburgh (Scotland)
University of Glasgow (Scotland)
University of Hartford
University of Maine
University of Massachusetts at Lowell
University of Miami
University of New Hampshire
University of Rhode Island
University of St. Andrews (Scotland)
University of Utah
University of Wisconsin
UTESA (Dominican Republic)
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Wheaton College
Wilson College