A deepening faith, a community of friends, positive teacher relationships, and a place of learning​

Supporting, challenging, and loving the adolescent during the interval between elementary school and high school is significant in the development of each student at Christian Junior High.



Energy, transition, & excitement

The junior high school years are filled with energy, transition, and excitement.  Christian Junior High School makes the most of this dynamic and formative window of time. Our school strives to balance the junior high years by focusing on four essential elements: a deepening faith, a community of friends, positive teacher relationships, and a place of learning.

Historical Studies Tour

Each spring, eighth-grade students take part in an adventure of a lifetime: the Historical Studies Tour, during which they explore Washington D.C. and other historic sites on the east coast.

Course Descriptions

Our course catalog contains the essential information for each course offered at Christian Junior High School. 

Course Sequencing & Prerequisites

Students progress through areas of study in a logical order, with certain prerequisites for movement to the next course and into honors level classes. Find out more here:


Our Counseling Office provides guidance throughout junior and senior high school, always with an eye on God’s plan for the next steps of college and career. 

School Profile


Our Teachers

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Library Media Center

Our Library Media Center provides students and teachers with current, accurate, and easily accessible information on topics they study. Christian authors and viewpoints are provided on various topics studied, when available. 

The library also provides interesting, challenging, and entertaining materials for leisure reading. Special consideration is given to providing students the works of contemporary Christian writers, as well as to providing classical works of fiction and biography.

At Christian Junior and Senior High schools, the library is open before school, at lunchtime and after school and available during the school day for classes to meet. One of the three school computer labs available to junior and senior high school students is housed in the library for classroom and individual use for online homework and research.

Historical Studies Tour

Each winter, our eighth grade students take off on an adventure of a lifetime, exploring the East Coast on the Historical Studies Tour. Our tour is hosted by Christian Discoveries, which is part of the World Strides parent organization.



  • Depart SD early morning.
  • Bus to Williamsburg
  • “Sounds of Freedom”


  • Jamestown
  • Yorktown
  • Colonial Williamsburg
  • St. John’s Church


  • University of Virginia
  • Monticello
  • Mt. Vernon
  • 9/11 Pentagon Memorial
  • DC Memorials


  • Library of Congress
  • Supreme Court
  • US Capitol Tour
  • Museum of the Bible
  • Holocaust Museum
  • Smithsonian Museums
  • White House
  • DC Memorials


  • Arlington National Cemetery
  • Gettysburg


  • Statue of Liberty
  • 9/11 Museum
  • Times Square
  • “Lion King” on Broadway


  • St. Patrick’s Cathedral
  • Rockefeller Center
  • “Top of the Rock”
  • Return to SD late evening

Contact the 8th grade US History teacher, Andy Valdez, for more information.


Family Statement of Faith

  • The Statement of Faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs.  The Bible itself, as the inspired, inerrant, plenary, and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe.  For purposes of CUSSD’s faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, Shadow Mountain Community Church is CUSSD’s final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.
  • We believe that there is one God eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, and His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through the shedding of His blood, in His bodily resurrection on the third day, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and In His personal pre-millennial return to rapture His Church before the Tribulation and His glorious appearing to set up His Millennial Kingdom.   
  • We believe that salvation is by grace alone through faith, apart from works by the merit of the shed blood of Christ, and that the born-again believer is eternally secure in Christ.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • We believe in the individual priesthood of the believer.
  • We believe life begins at conception.
  • We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning; the uniting of one biological man and one biological woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. (Gen. 2:18-25.)  We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a biological man and a biological woman who are married to each other. (1 Cor. 6:18; 7:2-5; Heb. 13:4.)  We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.
  • We believe that the Scripture dictates standards of sexual behavior. The unique roles of the male and female are clearly defined in Scripture. Any promiscuity, homosexuality, gender identity issues or other deviations from Biblical principles is a sin that is offensive to God (Matt. 5:18-19; I Cor. 6: 9-10, 19-20; Eph. 5:3-5; 1 Thess. 4:3-8).


We expect our students to be:

Influential Christians who:

  • Accept the Lord Jesus Christ as personal Savior.
  • Apply Biblical principles as the foundation for moral and spiritual living.
  • Develop and maintain an informed Biblical worldview that shapes their lifestyle choices.
  • Demonstrate God’s love through acts of service and sharing the gospel.

Investigative Learners who:

  • Master a body of knowledge, vocabulary, and skills.
  • Understand, analyze, and order relationships among facts.
  • Assess their needs and apply appropriate strategies to learn concepts and skills.
  • Actively use the tools of learning throughout their lifetime.

Perceptive Thinkers who:

  • Identify, analyze, discriminate, prioritize, and apply information.
  • Have the ability to solve problems by thinking independently and logically.
  • Make responsible and well-reasoned decisions.
  • Actively seek and apply absolute truths.

Effective Communicators who:

  • Demonstrate the ability to accurately understand, interpret, and exchange information.
  • Communicate with eloquence, creativity, and persuasion in writing and in speech.
  • Develop and utilize artistic expression.
  • Proclaim and defend the gospel with wisdom, wit and respect.

Quality Producers who:

  • Demonstrate a growing knowledge of curriculum.
  • Develop their God-given talents and abilities.
  • Display standards of excellence in all pursuits.
  • Work well with others toward a common goal.

Responsible Citizens who:

  • Respect and submit to authority.
  • Actively protect and promote freedom and democracy.
  • Enjoy God’s creation and live as good stewards within it.
  • Recognize and contribute to meeting the needs of others.    



research links & INformation

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