Giving to Saint Simons Christian School
Saint Simons Christian School is non-profit, 501(c)3, independent Christian school. Like most independent, private schools, we rely on the generosity of our supporters to provide an exceptional experience that far exceeds the actual cost of tuition.
The Fruit of Generosity
Our continuing success is a testimony to the committed families, faculty, volunteers, and donors who have invested in the ministry of SSCS over more than two decades. We are grateful to the faithful supporters who have partnered with us.
Georgia Qualified Education Expense Tax Credit Program or Private School Tax Credit
Claim Dollar-for-Dollar Tax Credits on Your Georgia Income Tax for Scholarship Donations to SSCS
Decide how your state tax dollars are spent. Under Georgia's Qualified Education Expense Tax Credit Program, you or your business can allocate Georgia tax dollars to SSCS and claim dollar-for-dollar tax credits on your Georgia income tax for scholarship donations made through a qualified SSO, up to the program’s limits and your tax liability. Since its inception, SSCS has received over 800,000 dollars through the Georgia QEE Tax Credit Program to fund scholarships for qualified students who might not otherwise be able to attend private school.
BUILDING A LEGACY Capital Campaign
In July 2009, SSCS took a leap of faith and moved from the north end of St. Simons Island to an accessible, central location where we began leasing a 9,000 square foot building on three acres. Three portable buildings were moved from the school's previous location to be used for cafeteria, meeting space, middle school classrooms, and restrooms. The school purchased the leased property in 2013.
Growth and Need
Since becoming an independent school in 2007, SSCS has doubled in enrollment. While this is a great problem to have, our student body has outgrown the current facilities, including the three 12-year old portable buildings.
SSCS is launching the BUILDING A LEGACY capital campaign to fund the construction of a multi-purpose building that will allow for the necessary growth. This building will include:
- Three middle school classrooms, including an expanded science room for labs
- Great room for a cafeteria, school assemblies, indoor P.E., and other school activities
- Kitchen for lunch service
Anonymous donors have agreed to match, dollar-for-dollar, the first $300,000 in donations made to the BUILDING A LEGACY campaign in 2017.
Join us in making a difference for the generations to come. Prayerfully consider making a pledge as we BUILD A LEGACY together.
WAYS TO PLAY (AND GIVE)
We want to engage with our donors! Each year, we host a fall Under The Oaks Run and a spring Dinner & Auction. Join us for these events and get to know the SSCS family.
Under the Oaks Run (UTO)—5K, 10K, Half Marathon
Do you enjoy running or walking? SSCS’s Under The Oaks Run is a great way to support the school and enjoy Jekyll Island in October.
"Anchors Aweigh" Dinner & Auction
Everyone loves a soiree! Enjoy an evening of fellowship, food, and fun as you outbid your neighbor for the best auction item! The auction begins online several weeks before the event and concludes with the dinner. A great evening of excitement for everyone.
Each year, SSCS makes an appeal to our supporters to fund specific areas of need or growth that require funds outside of normal operations. Please consider contributing to SSCS before year’s end.
Make A Gift
Tax deductible donations can be made to SSCS mailed to the school at 1060 Coquina Circle, St. Simons, Georgia 31522. Donors will receive a letter of thanks and receipt for their gift. Please call our office, 912-634-8177, with any questions.
SSCS has tax exempt status under section 501 [C] of the IRS code. Contributions made directly to the school are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.