Our students routinely score one full grade-level higher than average on national standardized tests. We recognize that, in order for a student to take a leadership role in the vocation of their calling, they must be intellectually prepared for the task.

Beyond the fundamentals of grammar and mathematics, we offer a variety of classes including Spanish, music, physical education and technology.

We expect our students to work hard in and out of the classroom but we do not expect them to work alone. Our staff of talented, certified instructors nurture and guide the students through the process of learning. With a low eighteen-to-one student-to-teacher ratio, each student is able to receive the individualized attention they need to succeed.

Shepherd Christian School is proud to be a member of Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and Nazarene International Education Association (NIEA).

ACSI Position Statement on the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI)

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Language Arts (Reading, Spelling, and Writing)

  • Phonics in Kindergarten and 1st Grade—Abeka

  • Kindergarten—Scholastic

  • First through 5th Grade SRA Imagine It by McGraw Hill

MathHoughton Mifflin--Go Math

Social StudiesHoughton Mifflin-reviewing for the coming year.

ScienceHoughton Mifflin--Science Fusion

BibleACSI—Purposeful Design


  • Grades 3-5 State of Ohio Assessments

  • Grades K-5 take the Terra Nova in the spring

Handwriting—we teach the Zaner-Bloser style of handwriting

Spanish—Passport by Bob Jones University

Technology—Easy Tech from