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Our History and Mission

History and Mission

Our History


Southwestern Christian School (SWCS) is an interdenominational Christian School and a ministry under the leadership of First Christian Church.  Although a ministry of First Christian Church, SWCS supports all the Christian churches in the Yuma community.

SWCS was established in 1993 to provide the Yuma community with an educational institution representing academic excellence through a Christ-centered curriculum and environment.  SWCS is composed of full-day kindergarten through eighth grade.


Our Mission


Because where we spend eternity matters, Southwestern Christian School, in partnership with our families, is educating and mentoring lifelong learners to walk with Jesus Christ.  We believe Southwestern Christian School to be an extension of the home and church and not to be a substitution or replacement of them.  It is our purpose to assist parents in meeting their God-given responsibility of training by providing an environment in which students can achieve their highest potential--spiritually, mentally, academically, emotionally, and physically.