School Blog

September 8, 2021

Ditto Family Resale Gives $50,000

Ditto Family Resale is a nonprofit resale store serving eight local Christian schools, one being South City Community School. Profits each year are given to these partner schools to provide scholarships, helping to offset rising tuition costs and assist families who could not otherwise afford a Christian education. To date, Ditto has distributed almost $1.5 MILLION for this purpose! Ditto also shares a portion of earnings with other public and private schools in the area - an aim inspired by Hebrews 13:16 and championed by our school leaders since Ditto's inception. Recent recipients include North Glendale Elementary in Glendale and Hudson Elementary in Rock Hill. A shopping destination for the entire family, Ditto's 11,000 square foot showroom features donated clothing, shoes, and accessories for men, women, and kids - plus… Read More

August 12, 2021

Kicking Off the School Year with Something New!

Following the 2020-2021 school year where we navigated some of the greatest challenges as an educational institution aiming to hold in-person school safely during COVID-19, we're back this year confident in our ability to educate our students on campus and are looking forward to a few new additions to SCCS. Our Director of Teaching, Beth Bethel, is giving us an overview of some things that will be new to SCCS this year and how they're going to offer our students an even better educational experience. Did someone say dodgeball? Jumprope? Basketball? We are reintroducing Physical Education back into our specials schedule! Catherine Stufflebam is joining the SCCS staff with 8 years of P.E. teaching experience and a dynamic, fun-loving spirit. Additionally, we are extending P.E. down to our Kindergarten students.… Read More

September 17, 2020

A Lifetime of Imagining

Every weekday at 10 a.m., a band of three year-olds forms a scraggly line, troops out of our classroom, and valiantly marches into an adventure. Awaiting them is nothing more than an open blacktop, a couple of slides and stairs, a simple playhouse and some remnants of abandoned chalk pictures. But this little rascal crew sees much more. Within minutes the slides become mountains, the playhouse a rocket ship, the stairs a stage. The characters take their places and the drama begins. For thirty minutes the scene evolves and the plot ebbs and flows with new scenarios. Bad guys begin chasing the heroes before they are stopped by an open palm and an imaginary explosion of ice. The playhouse-rocket-ship is being prepared for lift off. Minutes later the crew jumps… Read More

October 24, 2019

Alive and Breathing: Reflections on Picture Study at SCCS

© Emily Hough, 2019 Imagine, just for a moment, that you are halfway into a stressful work week. You have a deadline fast-approaching, multiple people emailing you with a variety of needs, a presentation to prepare before a room full of people, a meeting with your boss in an hour, are exhausted. You find yourself thanking God that it is finally Friday, only to realize that it is actually Wednesday morning. Now, take a deep breath and imagine that someone tells you to relax and leads you into a comfortable room where there is plenty of natural light, soft chairs and pillows, beautiful art on the walls, and calming colors. There is classical music playing quietly on a speaker, a candle giving a subtle, refreshing scent, and a cool… Read More

August 13, 2019

A New SCCS Logo

South City Community School has been serving families with a beautiful education here in the south side of St. Louis City now for a decade. Our original logo of the St. Louis skyline was hand-drawn by a founding member of our school and has served us well. While this logo is well-loved and reflects our unchanging commitment as a school in the city and for the city, our growing communications needs have led us to create an updated logo that will be versatile for use across all digital and print media. We are so excited to introduce the new SCCS logo! We think the symbol of a tree putting down roots succinctly captures our past, present, and future, and we love that it conveys so many of our core values in… Read More