What kind of facility is the school located in?
Outlook Christian School is located in a beautiful building at 2638 Cascadia Industrial Street in Salem, Oregon. Outlook Christian School was founded in 2012 as a boarding school (originally named Orbus House School).
Who was behind getting the school started?
Sheryl Mullin, school founder and director, has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with an endorsement to teach High School. She also has earned a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy, and is a professional counselor with 14 years of counseling experience and 30 years of teaching experience.
Is there any specific church or denominational affiliation for this school?
Outlook Christian School has a non-denominational standing. However we are a member of Restoration Fellowship International. Visit RFI website here. Please see our Statement of Faith for more information.
Do students need to attend year-round in order to continue at Outlook Christian School from year to year?
Outlook Christian School is a year-round school with week-long breaks throughout the year, quarterly grade days, and selected holidays off. Outlook Christian Students will need to attend school year-round; however, we see the family system as a strength for the student. If families would like to have more time in the summer for their children to be with them on trips etc., they are able to do so by simply making arrangements with the school.
Why did you see a need for another Christian school in Salem?
There is a shortage of educational opportunities for parents who would like a choice for their children’s educational needs. There is public education, which is certainly not working for every child. Charter schools are a somewhat better option due to a smaller environment and less regulation. There are also private Christian schools, offering similar structure to public education, only with a Biblical perspective, but prohibitive to most families due to the cost of tuition. These schools will often have a waiting list for families waiting for a better opportunity for their child. The presence of waiting lists at private Christian schools indicates a need for more Christian schools in our area. Outlook Christian School is distinctive and meets needs that are not currently being met. It is a small school community that provides a solid Christian education at an affordable cost.
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