About us

The school was founded in 1977 by parents who felt the need for a local school providing a quality education in English and with a Christian orientation primarily for missionary children. The school began with the ACE program of individualized study but was later changed to a system of traditional classroom education. Until 1982, classrooms at kilometer 4 were rented from Bethesda Mission. In January of 1983, the school moved to its present location (6.5 kilometers southwest of the center of Santa Cruz) which the school owns. The school has grown from 34 students in 1977 to a present enrollment of more than 200. Over the years, more than 35 evangelical missions have been involved in the school by enrolling their children or by supplying Board members and staff.


The Vision of the SCCLC is to see our students and faculty transform society through God-honoring service in their homes, communities and professions.


SCCLC serves Bolivia and the nations by providing a quality comprehensive Christian education that meets and exceeds national and international academic standards and prepares students—spiritually, academically and socially—to transform their world.


  • The authority of God’s Word
  • The formation of Christian character
  • The value of individuals created in God’s image
  • The need to serve God by serving others
  • The priority of love and unity in diversity
  • The pursuit of academic excellence


In accordance with Article 14 of Law 045/2010 (law against racism and discrimination), SCCLC will not practice and will administer discipline for the following:

a) Verbal aggression due to racial or discriminatory motives.

b) Denial of services due to racial or discriminatory motives.

c) Physical, psychological, or sexual mistreatment (though not constituting a crime) due to racial or discriminatory motives.

d) Degrading actions and verbiage used against another person.