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New Christian school planned for Florence

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 20th, 2012

The current plans are for one classroom, with one instructor, teaching grades 1 through 8. The idea harkens to a simpler time, but according to Sonshine Christian School organizers, students will receive a rigorous, top-rate education.

“We felt there was a gap in this community that we would be able to fulfill — Christian education,” said Scott Steward, Florence resident and spokesman for Sonshine.

The Seventh-day-Adventist-affiliated school is scheduled to open in Florence in September 2012. Organizers are holding an open house and information session tomorrow night, March 22, at 6:30 p.m., in the church at 4445 Highway 101 (across from NAPA Auto Parts).

Seven students have already pre-enrolled. Organizers hope to start with 16 students.

“We want the community to come with questions about Christian education, the ownership and operation of the school and the curriculum. We will share all the answers,” said Steward.

The school is not a local concept, but part of the Adventist global education system in the United States, Canada and Bermuda. The system, which began in the 1860s, is second in size only to the Roman Catholic school system. Serving more than 55,000 students, it includes not only pre- and grade school level institutions, but high schools, colleges and universities.

For the complete article see the 03-21-2012 issue.

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