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Senior Capstone Essay: How Rotten Tomatoes Negatively Influences the Role of the Critic: A Two-Star Review

June 24, 2024 Criticism, as an occupation, has existed alongside literature since antiquity. Wherever there might be meaning to be gleaned from a story, there must also exist someone […]

Senior Capstone Essay: An Evaluation of The Use of Marijuana in Sports

June 17, 2024 In June of 2021, rising American sprint sensation Sha’Carri Richardson tested positive for marijuana. She had recently qualified for the United States Olympic Team and was slated to […]

Senior Spotlight: Oliver B.

June 17, 2024 SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: One of our SSCA Seniors, Oliver, interned at a concert rental house called Audio Spectrum Inc. in Randolph, MA. During his internship, Oliver sorted gear, loaded and unloaded trucks, and helped set up […]

Senior Spotlight: Corey B.

June 13, 2024 Congratulations to Corey Bowdre, SSCA Class of 2024, for being selected for Early Action Admission and being awarded the Benjamin Elijah Mays Scholarship at Morehouse College! 🥳👏 The Benjamin Elijah Mays Scholarship is a Presidential […]

Senior Spotlight: Isabel D.

June 13, 2024 SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: One of our SSCA Seniors, Isabel, interned at a biotech company called Agenus in Lexington, MA. During her internship, Isabel shadows an associate scientist that […]

Interterm 2024

April 16, 2024 One of the staples of the SSCA Upper School Experience is Interterm, which is held every-other-year during the Spring semester. Interterm is a week-long concentrated, out-of-the classroom period during which students engage issues of faith, leadership, and service. The Middle School Interterm […]


April 1, 2024 Everyone is buzzing about SSCA’s Spelling Bee that took place today! 🐝 Congratulations to all students in Grades 5-8 who participated in this event! Below are the winners of […]

Top Literacy Month Readers

March 27, 2024 Today in Lower School Chapel, we celebrated our top readers for Literacy Month! The Lower School Literacy Month reading champions for each grade are […]

SSCA Basketball Team Ranks Top 100 in New England

January 30, 2024 After just one year as a prep basketball program, SSCA has broken into the Top 100 in New England! 🥳👏🏀 Stay tuned for more to come as the program continues […]

A Christmas Thought / A New Year Thought

January 2, 2024 Over the last couple weeks, I’ve been drawn back into an idea that is as timely as it is timeless: at Christmas, Jesus came not just to the world, but into the world (John 1:9). He didn’t swing by […]

National Recognition Awardees

December 14, 2023 We are excited to inform you that Corey Bowdre and Nicolas Fasano, both seniors at SSCA, have received awards from the College Board National Recognition Program! […]

SSCA Teaching Award: Cynthia Atwater

November 20, 2023 Cynthia Atwater graduated from Gordon College with degrees in English and math, and received her master's degree in education from […]

SSCA Service Award: John Sargent

November 20, 2023 John Sargent is President and Managing Director of Middleton & Company, Inc., a Boston-based investment advisory firm. His primary […]

SSCA Micah 6:8 Award: Mike Mack

November 20, 2023 Michael McPherson, also known as Mike Mack, was born and raised in the mean streets of Boston, Massachusetts. He grew up […]

SSCA Alumni Award Winner: Stephanie Mykoniatis, '17

November 20, 2023 Stephanie was born and raised in Greece, and moved to Boston with her family in 2013. She was an active member of the SSCA community […]

We-Believe-A-Bowl-A-Thon Success!

November 17, 2023 Thank you for helping us EXCEED our nightly goal of $25,000!!! We have officially raised $42,916!!! Our bowling teams did an AMAZING job […]

Volleyball Champions!

November 14, 2023 Congratulations to our Volleyball Team for winning the Calvary Chapel Christian School Invitational Volleyball Tournament on Monday in two […]


November 1, 2023 The boys varsity soccer team recognized Senior and captain, Matthew Barreto at the Senior game on Monday of this week! ⚽️👏 The team thanks Matt for all of his hard work, dedication, and […]


November 1, 2023 This past Saturday, the Middle School boys soccer team made it to finals and took home the second place trophy at the Friendship Soccer Tournament, a soccer tournament at […]


September 19, 2023 Our Admissions Team is killing it!!! Not only did they go to the fair at Boston College High School, but they also went to Derby Academy in Hingham, MA this […]


August 14, 2023 Evelynn noisily stomped up the old, creaky mahogany stairs and stormed into her small room. She slammed the door, the noise resonating through the house. She collapsed on her aged bed and threw the ragged covers over her head, crying. Light filtered through a single […]


July 24, 2023 As I started going up the snowy hill I was shaking with excitement  and thought when will I get to the top?  As I got to the middle of the hill, I thought this is taking forever.  After all, it was taking a while to get to the top. As I finally got to the top, I asked my dad, “Can I go down with Lilly?” He said “Yes, but be extra careful.” […]


July 17, 2023 I’ve seen so many poems about oranges. They’re so bright and sunny—made to be pulled apart and shared. But I’d rather write about the thieving hands that sneak Into my lunchbox every day to snatch up […]


July 3, 2023 Once upon a time, there lived a toucan named Kiwi. He was very special because he was green. He had an awesome family that went on vacation every year. Once while they […]


June 21, 2023 My father, brother, cousin, and friend were going to New Hampshire to ski. My mom, sister and I packed our things and we went to the car. We got in the car and we […]


June 7, 2023 In Mr. Young's bible class, Mr. Young taught our 10th grade students how to fish! This activity brought students into the story of how Jesus called […]


June 5, 2023 Congratulations to our Music Teacher, Mrs. Alcindor, on being accepted into the Master of Music degree program in Music Education at Boston University! She will be pursuing […]


May 30, 2023 Congratulations to Isabella (Grade 10) and Laila (Grade 9) who qualified for the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 5 State Track Meet! 🥳🏃🏽‍♀️ Isabella qualified in the […]


May 17, 2023 Today during Upper School Chapel, the National Honor Society inducted four new members for the 2023-2024 academic year. 👏 Congratulations to […]


May 17, 2023 Who said growing plants wasn’t fun? In Mrs. Stiles’ Honor’s Biology class, they played an exciting plant game. Students were challenged to “grow” their paper plants, despite various […]


May 10, 2023 The 9th grade physics class went on a field trip to the Chandra X-Ray Control Center! During this field trip, they learned how the telescope takes pictures of our universe and […]


April 11, 2023 Everyone was buzzing about SSCA's Spelling Bee that took place last Thursday! Congratulations to all 14 students in Grades 5-8 who participated in this event! Below are the winners of the Spelling Bee for […]

Special Guest in Physics: John ZuHone

April 10, 2023 Mr. Kamberidis' physics class had a special guest last week, Dr. John ZuHone! Dr. ZuHone works as part of the operations team for the Chandra X-ray telescope and […]

Boston Symphony Orchestra Field Trip

April 5, 2023 What an adventure! Last week, our 4th and 5th grade students went on a field trip to the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Students enjoyed hearing music from […]

National Honor Society's Food Drive

March 29, 2023 A huge thank you to all who donated to the National Honor Society's food drive! We received 626 items and delivered over 40 boxes of food for the Weymouth Food Pantry, which is about 700lbs […]


Wycliffe Bible Translators Visit Lower School Chapel

March 28, 2023 Pat Devine, a missionary with Wycliffe Bible Translators, visited Lower School chapel last week, teaching us about translating the Bible into the language of the Togo people […]

Top Literacy Month Readers

March 24, 2023 Congratulations to our TOP CLASS READERS for Literacy Month! 📚 The top reader for Kindergarten is […]

Elementary Basketball Team Wins Championship!

March 17, 2023 Congratulations to Team Gregoire for winning the championship for the 2022 - 2023 season! 🥳🏀🤩 Shout out to Mrs. Stacey DiStefano and Mr. Louis Gregoire for […]

Faculty Spotlight: Gabriella Uribazo

March 8, 2023 In a series of profiles, we’ll celebrate some of our teachers who have recently earned advanced degrees. Our second grade teacher, Ms. Gabriella Uribazo, recently earned a Masters in Education in Teaching and Learning with a specialization in […]

February 28, 2023 On Monday, SOCA hosted an AMAZING Cultural Fashion Show in honor of Black History Month!!! During this fashion show […]

Valentine's Day with NHS

February 14, 2023 The National Honor Society created personalized valentines and bought flowers for each resident of the Pope Nursing Home in Weymouth. The nursing home director was thrilled […]

A Night to Shine!

February 13, 2023 On Friday, Grace Church in Avon hosted "A Night to Shine", a prom event for children and people with special needs. On Wednesday, 9 players from both the boys and girls basketball teams came to […]

Faculty Spotlight: Peter Yoo

February 7, 2023 In a series of profiles, we’ll celebrate some of our teachers who have recently earned advanced degrees. Our Upper School Bible Teacher, Rev. Dr. Peter Yoo, recently earned a Doctoral Degree in Ministry at […]

Biography Day

February 1, 2023 Yesterday was Biography Day in Grade 4! For Biography Day, students wrote a book report on a historical figure and dressed up as them. Below are a few historical figures […]

Faculty Spotlight: Alexandria Kamberidis

January 25, 2023 In a series of profiles, we’ll celebrate some of our teachers who have recently earned advanced degrees. Our third grade teacher, Mrs. Alexandria Kamberidis, recently earned a Masters in Education as a Reading Specialist from Bridgewater State University. As part of her studies […]

Baylor University

November 16, 2022 Congratulations to Becca Moore who got a full D1 scholarship to Baylor University and will be attending in the Fall of 2023! Last week, Upper School celebrated Becca and got to see her sign an Acrobatics & Tumbling contract for the University. Way to go, Becca! […]

Kindergarten Celebrates Reformation Day!

November 2, 2022 Last week, our Kindergarten students got a special visit from Mrs. Jeine Kamberidis and decorated crosses in celebration of Reformation Day! […]

A Visit From UMass Boston!

October 26, 2022 Yesterday, an admissions counselor from UMass Boston came to SSCA for an info session. Interested High School students learned about the many programs and studies that UMass Boston offers. Thank you to the UMass college admissions representatives for spending time with our students! […]

What a Grand Time!

October 5, 2022 Smiles were abundant last Friday as our Lower School students got to invite their Grandparents and Special Friends to a picnic at SSCA! Many Aunts, Uncles, Moms, and Dads also got to attend this event. Preschool to Grade 5 students got to recite a poem, pray a prayer, sing a song, and dance for their families. Mrs. Tallent's preschool class sang "Jesus Loves Me" while […]

College Financial Aid Night with ENC

October 5, 2022 Last week, our Juniors and Seniors were visited by three special guests! On Tuesday during College Financial Aid Night, SSCA had the pleasure of welcoming Dr. Tim Rees and Lesley Britton, both of Eastern Nazarene College! Dr. Tim Rees is the Vice President for Enrollment Management at ENC while […]

College Application Workshop with Board Member: Vivian Ling

October 3, 2022 On Monday, SSCA Board member, Vivian Ling, came to work with our seniors to support them in their college process! Vivian also met with this class the previous year when she conducted a college essay workshop. As part of her workshop session this week […]

Firefighters Visit Grades 2 & 3

September 28, 2022 Yesterday our students in Grades 2 and 3 got a special visit from the Weymouth Fire Department! During this visit, they learned about fire safety and about what to do in an emergency. They also got to explore the Weymouth Fire Department's trailer! Thank you Weymouth Fire Department for giving our students an amazing experience! […]

A Fun Run in the Sun!

September 28, 2022 Last week, our Lower School and Upper school students participated in a Fun Run Fundraiser to support our Parent Ambassador Team! In total, the Parent Ambassador Team raised $110,,734! […]

Welcome New SSCA Families!

August 31, 2022 We were so blessed to have had the opportunity to welcome our new families to SSCA on Monday! During new family orientation, our new families got to meet their students' teachers, enjoy some snacks, and check out their students' classrooms! […]


Grade 5 Raises Money for the Voice of the Martyrs

June 8, 2022 Throughout the month of May, Grade 5 hosted a fundraiser for the Voice of the Martyrs. Thanks to our generous community, Grade 5 has raised $1,383.18!  Based on how donations were placed into our collection jars, $57.16 will be donated towards Voice of the Martyrs’ ministry of smuggling Bibles to Afghanistan, $55.90 to […]

Senior Internships

June 1, 2022 Lilly Kenol and Maressa Souza had an amazing time interning for UDR for their senior internships. Shoutout to Mrs. Jonalis Young for organizing this opportunity for our SSCA seniors! […]

Tragic Events in Buffalo, NY

May 16, 2022 This weekend was punctuated by the horrifying news of two more racially-motivated mass shooting events in our country.  First, we learned of the mass shooting in Buffalo, New York fueled by a racist worldview antithetical to God’s kingdom and the foundational principles of our school.  Still reeling, we received news of another […]

New Orchestra Program at SSCA

May 13, 2022 We are thrilled to announce that South Shore Christian Academy is building upon our vibrant music program with the launch of a new orchestra program at no fee to families! What It Is? This program will include strings classes for students in grades 4 and 5, a middle school orchestra, and a high school […]

Recap of the New Mexico Interterm Trip

May 4, 2022 Thirty juniors and seniors from SSCA visited Navajo Nation in northwestern New Mexico over interterm in April. They spent four days deep cleaning and organizing several buildings on the property, including a food pantry and a clothing supply building, and they revitalized the entire mission, painting the outside of the dormitory, the main […]

Literacy Month Debrief

April 6, 2022 In Lower School Chapel today, we announced the official amount that was raised for Heifer International during Literacy Month. We are excited to announce that Lower School raised $6,038, which is $1,038 OVER our donation goal! A large check was presented by Mr. Hunley and a student from each class. Our students […]

Well Done SSCA Choir!

April 4, 2022 The SSCA Choir had the opportunity to go to the MICCA Choir Festival last Saturday! ​At the festival, their piece was well received by the judges! Solos were performed by Maddie Maguire, from Grade 12, Stephen Dixon, from Grade 12, and Finn Aamot, from Grade 6. Our choir students have worked so […]

Literacy Month Awards

March 30, 2022 In Lower School Chapel today, we celebrated our top readers from each grade from Literacy Month. Congratulations to… Elyana Robinson from PreschoolCole Kulbako from PrekindergartenForbes York from Mrs. Larkin’s Kindergarten Class Sahashra Dutta from Mrs. Ray’s Kindergarten Class Ben Sawtelle from Grade 1Sara Robinson from Grade 2Olivia Thanji from Grade 3Xavier Ardayfio […]

2022 Math Olympics

March 23, 2022 In Lower School and Upper School chapel today, we celebrated our Math Olympians! Certificates were given to all Math Olympians as their classmates clapped and cheered for their victories. Math Olympics is a competition for olympians in Grades 3-8. This competition gave students the opportunity to engage in advanced computation and problem […]

Black History Month Reflections

March 2, 2022 This year, students were the creative force behind SSCA’s upper school Black History Month celebration.  As February comes to a close, senior Dhenia Mercier and head of school Sean Hunley reflect on this year’s celebration and its ongoing significance in SSCA student life.  Dhenia is the co-founder of SSCA’s Students of Color […]

Grade 4 Pen Pals

February 16, 2022 Grade 4 students are writing letters to their Grade 4 pen pals from the Lake Country School in Hartland, WI. Last week, they wrote their first letters! Shout out to USPS for sponsoring this opportunity at SSCA! […]

Lower School Decorates Their Doors for Black History Month!

February 9, 2022 Preschool’s Classroom Door ​(Maya Angelou) Maya Angelou was an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. She received dozens of awards and more than […]

Tornadoes, Storms, and Weather…Oh My!

February 9, 2022 In Grade 5, our students are learning about the role of water and how it relates to, and affects, other systems on Earth. To learn more about this topic, and about professions in weather, Grade 5 welcomed a special guest on Monday, a meteorologist! Mr. Bryce Williams is a meteorologist for the […]

“When You Know” By Zachary Ray

January 21, 2022 SSCA alumni, Zachary Ray, is releasing a new song and album this January!Zachary is a part of the SSCA’s graduating class of 2004, is a current SSCA Parent, and is the son of our Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Ray. His single, “When You Know”, releases January 28th. The music video for this single was filmed […]

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 19, 2022 In celebration of of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Grade 5 created a mural of him and depicted key aspects of his “I Have a Dream” speech! In chapel, the Upper School reflected on Martin Luther King, Jr’s life and listened to his “What Is Your Life’s Blueprint?” speech. This speech was […]

Lower School’s Service Projects

December 22, 2021 Throughout December, Lower School students collected and donated Christmas goodies to various communities in Weymouth for their service projects. Preschool and pre-kindergarten collected donations for the Weymouth Police Station. Mrs. Larkin’s kindergarten class collected donations for the Public Works Department while Mrs. Ray’s kindergarten class collected donations for the NICU at South […]

Lower School Newsletter (Kindergarten, Grade 1, and Grade 4)

December 8, 2021 Each month, we will be spotlighting a few grades from Lower School. This month, we are spotlighting Mrs. Ray’s Kindergarten, Grade 1, and Grade 4! Please read below to learn more about the Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 4 students. […]

Food Donation Success!

November 23, 2021 We are excited to announce that the InterFaith Social Services has collected a wide variety of food donations for the Forgotten Initiative for Thanksgiving! The food donations were dropped off on Sunday, November 21 and have been given to the foster care community for Thanksgiving. Above are some photos of these food donations. […]

Thank You To Our Veterans!

November 17, 2021 Last week, Mrs. Sawyer’s Prekindergarten class and Mrs. Ray’s Kindergarten class received a special visit from Pastor Ron Ray for Veteran’s Day! During his visit, Pastor Ron Ray read the book “Brave For My Family”, written by his 7 year old grandson, Davidson. “Brave For My Family” is a compassionate and loving […]

Lower School Newsletter (Grades 2 & 3)

By Grades 2 & 3 November 10, 2021 Each month, we will be spotlighting a few grades from Lower School. This month, we are spotlighting Grades 2 and 3! Please read below to learn more about the Grade 2 and 3 students. […]

Afghan Refugee Donation Success!

November 3, 2021 After collecting donations for the Welcoming Alliance for Refugee Ministry, SSCA collected the following: 22 Tubes of Toothpaste 50 Toothbrushes46 Bars of Soap7 Bars of Deodorant 16 Packages of Wipes4 Large Boxes of DiapersAnd a bag full of other thoughtful miscellaneous items (THATS MORE THAN 145 ITEMS!!!) Shelby Grissom, a Grade 10 […]

Alumni Fall Festival

November 1, 2021 SSCA welcomed back a few familiar faces during our Alumni Fall Festival! During this event, our alumni and their families got to participate in a fun day of volleyball and futsal. Children painted pumpkins in the “pumpkin patch” and dressed up for the costume contest. Although it was a rainy Saturday, food […]

Mrs. White’s Grade 4 Class

October 13, 2021 Last week, Grade 4 students had two special visitors: Mr. Gregoire, a Grade 4 and 6 parent, and Mr. Yadollahpour, a Grade 3 and 5 parent. They both shared their stories with the students about what it was like to come to the United States as young boys. In class, Grade 4 […]

Haiti, Afghanistan, and Student Action

By Sean Hunley October 12, 2021 When the human toll of devastating natural disasters compounded by a political crisis in Haiti reaches our awareness; when the heartache and desperation of displaced Haitian families fills our newsfeed and begins to overwhelm our hearts; when we stare in shock at images of Afghani nationals fleeing as their […]



By Dr. Mark A. Jennings October 7, 2020 “We Are SSCA.” This is what hangs on our banner in front of the school. It is on our social media posts. We put it on our emails. It’s even our new favorite sign-off: #wearessca.  It can seem like such a trite statement, I suppose – that […]


7 Helpful Tips for Reading Aloud to Children

By Mrs. Pam Todd March 11, 2020 March is here and you know what that means…it’s Dr. Seuss’s birthday and a reason to continue to celebrate reading!  We all know reading aloud to children is an essential part of building crucial literacy skills—and it’s a fun and effective way to connect with kids. However, it’s not […]

“Above All Else, Guard Your Heart”

By Mrs. Cindy Atwater February 5, 2020 “Oh be careful little ears what you hear . . . .” I learned this Sunday School song when I was three years old, but recently I have been thinking about how important that warning truly is. In English teacher communities, we often hear the mantra, “It doesn’t […]

Dr. Seuss Quotes to Help You Find the Right Preschool

January 31, 2020 It’s started, it’s time, it’s finally here! The time to find the right preschool is distressingly near. Where to look where to go, there’s so many choices! There’s friends and grandparents and so many voices. How to find the right spot for little Johnny […]

Yes, Your Child is a Musician (And So Are All Their Classmates)

By Mr. Michael Webb January 22, 2020 “Oh, I can’t sing.” Or, at least that’s what I’m told when I tell people I’m a music teacher. I’ve met more than a few people who can recall being told at some point in their childhood to stop singing. To put the guitar down after the third […]

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and His Dream

By Mrs. Todd’s Pre-K Class January 20, 2020 Last week, our Pre-K class learned about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  and his dream.   Words of wisdom from the mouths of babes, here is what the children had to share when asked to complete these sentences… Dr. King dreamed that… everyone would be kind. – […]

A New Year, A New Decade

By Mrs. Jill Stiles January 8, 2020 Happy New Year everyone! This was a big one! Not only a New Year, but a new decade. This is the time of year when we like to make resolutions, start fresh, reorganize.  For some, it is resolving to be more diligent with homework, to be more organized, […]

The Art of Decision Making

By Mr. Dimitri Kamberidis December 11, 2019 Having to make decisions is the worst, isn’t it? Will it be Main Street for lunch today, or Chipotle? Well, I tend to like supporting small businesses, and the owner is an SSCA graduate…Main Street it is! But wait, Chipotle just got Queso sauce! But no one makes […]

How to Cook a Turkey Dinner

By Mrs. Todd’s Pre-K Class November 26, 2019 “Mommy puts jelly on the outside. She puts peanut butter inside. She cooks the turkey on the pan in the oven at 5 for 6 minutes. It’s good.” -Natayna “So, it has sprinkles on it. Chocolate sprinkles! Frosting too! It has 20 hours to cook on HOT! […]

The Importance of Athletics

By Mr. Terry Carter November 20, 2019 Athletics at South Shore Christian Academy are a vital aspect of student character and leadership. In grades 6th thru 12th, SSCA has 58 girls and 56 boys, of which approximately 75% participate in some sort of athletics. Regardless of whether it’s in middle school, junior varsity, or varsity […]

Why Talk About Race at a Christian School?

By Mr. Keith Riddle November 6, 2019 Recently, I have had several conversations with people who expressed concern about the need to talk about issues of race and culture within a Christian context. One asked, “Why do we need to talk about race at SSCA?” I thought this was a great question, and I wanted […]

A Starbucks Classroom: Adapting to the 21st Century

By Mrs. Gina Leary October 9, 2019 For as long as I can remember my favorite place to get some work done has been Starbucks. It has slowly become my dream as a teacher to make my classroom look more like a Starbucks for kids and less like a traditional classroom.  Let’s think about when […]

God’s Creation

By Mr. Constantine Kamberidis September 25, 2019 As you may have heard in the news over the last week, people from around Facebook signed up to “storm” Area 51, a U.S. Air Force Base in search of aliens. They were rather unsuccessful on Friday, September 20th when less than 100 out of the 2 million […]

Happy New Year!

By Dr. Mark A. Jennings September 11, 2019 Happy New Year! Yes, I know that January 1 is officially when the calendar changes, But, if you are in school, work in a school, or have kids in school, September 1 seems more like the New Year.  When school starts, everything changes. The alarm bell rings […]

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