A Noble Vision
In 1969, a group of mothers set forth to provide an education for their children in an environment shaped by their common Christian values. For over 50 years, dedicated families have worked together and sacrificed to build a school that honors God, values family culture, and prepares students for responsible citizenship.
The outstanding academic standard is complemented by a highly competitive and successful interscholastic sports program, an extensive variety of co-curricular activities, weekly Chapel services, and numerous collegiate dual-credit courses.
SCS Historical Timeline
A group of women discuss the idea of forming a Christian preschool and kindergarten in Southwest Fort Worth. Nancy Stroup, Nancy Lindsey, Jo Nell Donohue, Judy Throneberry, Gerry Gray, Martha Myrick, and Becky Martin take that idea and turn it into a reality after obtaining a $300 development loan from University State Bank.
Southwest Private School is formally incorporated.
The school officially opens at West Berry Church of Christ. More than 80 students attend preschool and kindergarten classes.
Gerry Gray was named the first full-time director of the school.
A young teacher named Brenda Holder is hired to teach second grade and is currently still teaching at SCS!
The school moves to Altamesa Church of Christ and Judy Reed is hired as the first elementary school principal.
Southwest Private School officially changes its name to Southwest Christian School and Eagle Spirit, the first SCS yearbook is published.
Ten years from the start, SCS enrolls 213 students in prekindergarten through sixth grade.
SCS received accreditation from the Texas State Board of Education.
Property next to Benbrook Lake was purchased with the plan of developing what is now the Lakeside Campus.
In August, construction started on a football field at the Benbrook Lake property, which eventually became the present day Eagle Stadium.
The first SCS senior class graduated on May 25 with nine students. The graduation was held at an event and catering venue called Copper Lake
A ground-breaking ceremony was held at the Benbrook property on November 2nd.
A multi purpose building was built on the Benbrook Lake property and housed grades 7-12.
SCS purchases the Fort Worth Jewish Community Center on Dan Danciger Road with the intent of turning it into an elementary campus.
The school's student body tops out at 500 students, plus 85 faculty and staff members.
Angel the Dove is rescued and becomes part of the SCS family at the elementary campus.
The Janice and Steve Hawkins building is completed. In addition, the Black Box Theater and White Box Gallery are built and become the center of the SCS' fine arts community.
An additional 15 acres of land is purchased for development next to the Benbrook Lake campus.
The Eagle Athletics Center opens in August. Providing a locker room, training room, meeting room, stadium restrooms, concession stand and a Booster Club shop for Eagle athletics and fans.
A new outdoor Living Science Education Center opens on the Elementary Campus. Also known as "Old Mackirk's Farm" after current elementary school principal Justin Kirk. The unique outdoor learning center and curriculum is the first of its kind in the Fort Worth area.
SCS' Elementary Campus and Benbrook Lake Campus begin being known as the Chisholm Trail Campus (CTC) and Lakeside Campus (LSC).
The Martin Science Exploration Center opens on the Chisholm Trail Campus, providing a state-of-the-art STEM classroom.
January 30: SCS officially breaks ground for the new construction on the Lakeside Campus and kicks off the Building on the Rock capital campaign to the school community.
January 31: SCS holds a dedication ceremony for the Clay Center for Christian Leadership. A monumental project made possible by the generosity of Ms. Virginia Clay and many others.