Our Athletic Philosophy

The Southwest Christian High School athletic program seeks to develop athletes who pursue excellence in spiritual maturity in Christ through sports within a culture that values commitment, integrity, and discipline.

Our Athletic Values


Commitment is the building block for creating a culture of excellence. Commitment for SWCHS student athletes, staff, and coaches means we will honor God in everything by being committed to serve and honor teammates and coaches; to work, practice, and compete with joy and great effort; to be physically and mentally prepared; and be humble in victory and gracious in defeat.


Integrity is to be honorable and consistent in principles, intentions and actions. Coaches and athletes will hold each other accountable to be upright and fair in word and deed. In practice and competition when faced with challenges or temptations, our character will not compromise or decay, but instead, we will stand firm on the moral teachings and values of Jesus Christ.


Discipline is the character trait that helps an athlete and team develop a consistent work ethic, self-control, and focus needed to accomplish and reach goals. Discipline breeds success in the classroom and in competition and assists in spiritual growth. SWCHS athletes will see discipline is a choice and that progress and improvement come from hard work, persevering through challenging circumstances, and finishing tasks to the best of their abilities.

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Boys Soccer Team Prayer

Boys Soccer Team Wins State Championship

On November 6, the boys soccer team won the State Championship for the first time in program history!


SWCHS Athletics Announces New Coaches

Southwest Christian hired three new coaches for the 2019-20 year, including former track & field olympian Shani John


SWCHS Co-Op Sports with Mound Westonka Continue To Expand

SWCHS continues to grow with partner Mound Westonka High School, adding football to the list of co-ops in the fall of 2019


It’s coming… this Saturday night…


Teaching at Southwest Christian is life-giving for many reasons, but the people that I get to be with on a daily basis are what make this job the blessing that it is. I work alongside thoughtful, devoted colleagues and curious, hardworking students who collectively aim towards a life in Christ. Consequently, teaching at a Christian school allows me the opportunity to intertwine learning with the deepest anchors and frameworks of our lives, something that infuses our mission with meaning and worth. My family and I are deeply blessed by Southwest Christian and we look forward to deepening our roots here.


On this day celebrating the life of Martin Luther King, Jr, we asked SWCHS history teacher Peter Welle to share a segment of one of King’s speeches. He begins with his own reflection on the meaning of King’s life to a Christian history teacher.

Mr. Welle then reads a segment of a King sermon about wanting to be first in the Kingdom of God. King sees our desire to lead as a very human longing that Jesus, as he often did, turned on its head. We should want to be the first to serve, the first to help, the first to love.

We hope our students will spend a minute considering whom we celebrate on this day, and this video is a great way to start. Watch to the rest of it at the link in bio.

Thanks to Brandon Mosley, SWCHS Class of 22, for his video editing work!


Congratulations to our Honor Band participants who participated in the Wright County Honor Band today!

Abby Vis (clarinet)
Anna Nykanen (clarinet)
Katie Nykanen (alto sax)
Logan Kimmel (trumpet)
Daniel Bozanich (french horn)
Liam Wagaman (tenor sax)

We’ve had a lot to cheer about this year including the return of many of our traditions, a State championship win from our boys soccer team, and a continued strong focus on integrating faith and academic content. As you wrap up your year-end giving, we hope you’ll consider supporting Southwest Christian High School! Link in bio to online giving options. ...

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” - Luke 2:13-14

Wishing you a joy-filled Christmas from all of us at Southwest Christian High School.

(Thank you to Abby Vis, Class of 2022, for this artwork of our school!)

Are all your packages wrapped? Of course not! So head over to SWCHS between 10 am and 2 pm with your items and let them wrap for you! Enjoy some Christmas music and a coffee or tea while you wait; bring a friend. Donations to the SWC music program are welcome.

(And if you need some groceries today, stop by the Cub in Chan and let the baseball team bag for you! 9:30-3)

Mrs. DeVries led her instrumentalists and singers in a beautiful concert celebrating Christmas. We are grateful for the many gifts which God has given our students and for the leading of our talented director. She ended with our traditional classic “Peace, Peace,” a clip of which is here, fitting for a concert theme of “Peace on Earth.” Enjoy more clips from the afternoon in our stories! ...