SCS Stories: Gordon Family

What do you love about Sheboygan Christian School?
I love the community here. My girls have been here for 14 years now, and this place has been like a family to us.

Why did you choose Sheboygan Christian School for your children?
Our girls are 4th generation students here at SCS. My grandma, dad, uncles, sister and I and our kids are all part of the history here at SCS. That is why we chose it, however, knowing that their faith was being nurtured in an environment that is safe to ask questions and grow, by people who genuinely love and care for them is why we stayed.

In what ways have you seen your children grow in their faith as a result of their experience at SCS?
Now that our girls are in High school, it’s been really exciting when I hear them tell stories of how they stood up for what they believe. They aren’t just reciting what they’ve learned, they are living what they KNOW. They did NOT get this from me. This has been nurtured and encouraged as they are taught not just what we believe, but why, so they have a leg to stand on when they are confronted with things in the real world that challenge their faith. What a blessing!

In what ways have you seen your children grow academically as a result of their experience at SCS?
It’s fun to watch them explore what they want to do with their lives. When they’ve struggled, the staff has always been there to help them. And when they find something they are good at, they are encouraged to take that further. This helps them realize what their strengths and weaknesses are and will help them develop their vision of what God is calling them to be.

One of our key values is partnership. How does SCS partner with your family to raise and educate your children?
I think both the greater school community and the teachers/staff have always made me feel like my children matter. They’ve never just been a number in a building to them. Knowing that, while they can’t be here with us, they are with people who want the same things for them has been priceless.

What sets SCS apart from other schools?
I think the size of the school has always been an asset. Knowing that each teacher knows each kid by name, my kids haven’t fallen through the cracks.

What would you say to a prospective family considering enrollment at Sheboygan Christian School?
When you choose to send your kids here, you are joining a much larger family. You just have to be willing to step in and get to know the parents who are there with you! It can be intimidating, but once you get to know that they are all sending their children to the same school with the same vision and goals you have for your family, you’ll find a built-in support system that is rare to find anywhere else. My closest friends are other moms I’ve built solid relationships with as we parented our kids together at SCS.