Shoals Christian School

301 Heathrow Drive, Florence, AL 35633
(256) 767-7070

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Private Grades PK-12 230 students 12 students/teacher (AL avg is 16)

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About this school

Shoals Christian School is a private high school in Florence. The principal of Shoals Christian School is Mickey Bowdon and can be contacted at 230 children attend Shoals Christian School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. The student to teacher ratio at Shoals Christian School is 12:1. Florence High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 92% %
Black, non-Hispanic 3% %
Multiracial 3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% %
Hispanic 0.5% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    SCS is an excellent place for academics. The quality of education is outstanding. The teachers go way beyond what is required of them with support for the students. My son is challenged daily in academics and is encouraged to go beyond the classroom. What an incredible experience!

  • (5 years ago)

    I have paid tuition for a total of 26 years(over 140 000 dollars) with 2 children going from K-5 to graduation. It has been worth every penny. SCS is not perfect by any means...but you get the effort compassion honesty willingness to listen and help from almost every teacher there now and in the past. They are dedicated underpaid and good in 99% of the cases. Teacher turnover has been an issue and the efforts by Florence City parents to squash the success of SCS has kept it from growing enough. It has excelled in the past 12-13 years and the best is yet to come. I can only hope my grandkids get the experience at SCS that my daughters did. It is a champions school! education sports and spiritually!! !

  • (6 years ago)

    Shoals Christian is a gem! I have been quite impressed by the quality of education that my child has received here. The school manages to strike a perfect balance of high educational standards and a positive and relaxed learning atmosphere. More than anything I am amazed by how happy the children seem to be. They walk down the halls smiling and high-fiving their teachers and each other! The teachers and staff really seem to care about each child and with a low teacher-student ratio they have the opportunity to really get to know each of them. In addition unlike many other schools the teachers are willing to teach to the individual child rather than simply teaching to the middle. I am always impressed to see the number of National Merit Scholars that have come out of this school; but I am not surprised.

  • (10 years ago)

    We had planned to only send our children to SCS during the preschool years. We were so amazed at the great atmosphere that we have decided to allow our boys to hopefully greaduate from SCS!

  • (10 years ago)

    Our oldest child began attending SCS in the seventh grade and is now a very successful senior in a top grade mid-south university. Our second child is an equally successful senior at SCS and has enjoyed numerous social scholastic and service opportunities. SCS combines all the academic and social assets of a small school with the extracirrcular activites of a much larger school. Was it the right decision for our family? You bet it was!

  • (10 years ago)

    Our three children have attended SCS for 3 Years. We are very pleased with their overall experiece there. Our oldest son is in the marching band and our middle son loves the art classes. My husband and I like the way that they are taught that God's word applies in every aspect of life.

  • (10 years ago)

    We have 2 children at SCS and we love the school. Very good academics great sports and activities for the kids to participate in. The principles and teachers are very open and available. We honestly could not be happier with the enviroment it provides for our children.

  • (10 years ago)

    Moving my daughter to Shoals Christian School from the Florence public school system has truly been a life changing experience. The loving environment has been a tremendous blessing. Children are encouraged and motivated far beyond my expectations. I am so thankful for the education at SCS and the relationships she has built in this fantastic environment.

  • (11 years ago)

    SCS has been a wonderful school that I can't imagine ever sending her anywhere else. Our child has been at SCS for 7 years and she has received the best education and support from the teachers and staff that we could have ever asked. They have everything the public schools have and more they are being taught with truth of god so not to be confused with what the world is throwing at them. If you want an above average education for your child along with gods teaching SCS is the school for you. They show love and concern for every student and they are always open to any questions or ideas.

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