Our Traditions at Sunnyside Christian School

The practice of tradition can be key to our sense of belonging.

Traditions represent a critical piece of our culture. They help form the structure and foundation of our families and our society. They remind us that we are part of a history that defines our past, shapes who we are today and who we are likely to become. Traditions help us to feel like we belong when we’ve come from somewhere else. They also help us to fit in when we’ve always been in the same place. And they provide a sense of belonging for those who may feel like an outsider. Sunnyside Christian School has many traditions that add to the overall school experience. While we strive to implement new ideas, some of the events we honor promote growth for our staff and students. We hope to foster a sense of comfort and belonging, bringing
families and students together to reconnect. Tradition reinforces values such as freedom, faith, integrity, a good education, personal responsibility, a strong work ethic, and the value of being selfless. Values that we promote at Sunnyside Christian School.

Pep assemblies

Several times throughout the year we gather together as a K-12 community to support our athletes and encourage and cheer them on in their endeavors.


Several of our younger classes are buddies with older classes. It is fun to see the cross-grade groups help each other and partner together in academic activities. This is one of many ways lasting friendships and mentoring happen.

Chocolate Sales

For many years, students in 5th-8th grades participate in a traditional chocolate sale fund raiser. This ends in a fun party where top sellers are acknowledge and all participants have a chance for a prize.

See you at the pole

Gathering together as a PreK-12th student body is a highlight of our year. We meet together at our high school campus for a time of worship, encouragement, and student led prayer. It is such a priviledge to worship together!

union gospel mission

Sunnyside Christian School has a long-standing relationship with the Union Gospel Mission, a homeless shelter in Yakima. Every november, students participate in a food drive for the mission. Representatives come to a PreK-12 chapel to share stories and experiences that take place through their ministry, allowing our students to see God at work through other organizations. It is a blessing to partner with them in their ministry of being the hands and feet of Jesus to those who need Him.


Our student body builds community twice a year through homecoming events. Students have special weeks during football/volleyball season and basketball season. While most of the events cater to the high school students, several special days filter down to the elementary school.

track and field Day

To celebrate the end of the school year, friends and family are invited to watch our track and field day. It is a great way for the school community to enjoy a time of fellowship while watching and cheering on the K-6 students in various track and field events.