The middle school program at Sonrise Christian School provides a rich variety of opportunities for our young adults to mature. At Sonrise Christian School, we are committed to partnering with parents to help lay a solid foundation in the lives of our young people. We provide an environment that fosters the development of responsibility and independence. Our mission at Sonrise Christian School is to provide an environment where students feel loved and challenged to grow.

Our curriculum here at Sonrise will ground them academically and prepare them for high school and beyond. The students receive applicable classroom instruction that is enhanced with the latest technology. Middle school core subjects include Bible, English, History, Mathematics, Physical Education, Science and Literature.

In addition, middle school students are able to choose among several elective classes, allowing them to enrich their academic courses with subjects of particular interest. Elective classes that have been offered in the past include Beginning Spanish, Chapel Acting, Cooking, Dance, Math Workshop, Military History, Photography, Rocketry, Set Design, Newspaper, 3-D Art and Yearbook.

A strong academic program is coupled with many on and off campus activities. This enables our students to grow spiritually, socially and academically. Middle school students participate in educational field trips to Palomar Mountain, Catalina Island, Washington D.C. and a backpacking trip in the Sierra wilderness.

A list of current curriculum per grade is available upon request.


Students in the 7th and 8th grades are required to complete 30 hours of community service each year. The purpose of this service program is to provide junior high students with opportunities to:

  • Grow in compassion for those who are in need. (Romans 15:1)
  • Be challenged to respond to the needs of others. (Matthew 25:31-46)
  • Gain a sense of responsibility to be a servant of God. (Galatians 6:2)
  • Be a testimony to others. (John 13:12-17)

Students may earn service hours at their church, a hospital, library, retirement home, on a mission trip, with a city volunteer program, service club, sports league or a variety of other places and ways. Sonrise provides opportunities for our students to serve other organizations such as the Fred Jordan Mission and Operation Christmas Child. Students may earn up to 5 hours of service by helping with school sponsored events and by serving on the campus.

A student who completes 50 or more hours of service in one school year will receive a certificate for the “Servant’s Towel Award” at the end of each year. At graduation, the students are honored by the presentation of a gold stole for one year at the Servant’s Towel level, and the addition of a gold cord for both years at the Servant’s Towel level.

“All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children.”

– Isaiah 54:13