Q. What are the Starting / Dismissal times?

A. Pre-school 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Academics stressed 8:30-12:00; Academics reviewed in the afternoons)
K5-2nd grade 8:10-3:05
3rd-6th grade 8:10-3:10
7th - 12th grade 8:10-3:15

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Q. What is the cost of your tuition?

A. Tuition and Fees can be found here.

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Q. Are you affiliated with a specific church or religious group?

A. Yes. We are a direct ministry of Sweethaven Baptist Church. We teach Baptist doctrine in our bible classes.

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Q. How do I contact the administrator?

A. Our administrator, Mr. Lenington, and our preschool director, Mrs. Borkert, are happy to speak with you by phone or in the office by appointment. Contact the school office during business hours at 757-484-4067.

You may also email Mr. Lenington at and Mrs. Borkert


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Q. Did the majority of the seniors have the necessary grades/SAT scores to apply to the bigger colleges?

A. Yes, the majority of our students do have the necessary SAT scores to apply to larger colleges. Many of them do choose not to. We do emphasize the importance of a Christian education all the way through college and do encourage our students to go to Christian colleges. The Lord has provided many Christian colleges that are strong in the liberal arts. Here are some links to those colleges. - Bob Jones University - Maranatha Baptist Bible College - Pensacola Christian College

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Q. Does Sweethaven gear its academics towards the math and science careers or is it geared more towards mission-based careers?

A. The goal of education at Sweethaven is to develop the whole person. Being a Christian to the fullest extent means using all of the faculties the Lord has given us. There is an unfortunate absence of Godly individuals in all career fields of our world today. Our mission is to train students to be able to go to any career field and be a witness for Christ in that field. I Peter 3:15 tells us "to be ready always to give an answer to every man of the hope that lieth within us." We want to develop students that could approach any career field with a Godly perspective, and we will educate them toward that end.

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Q. Do you offer honors classes?

We view ourselves as a college preparatory school. Therefore, all of our classes are geared to preparing each child for a rigorous college education. We do offer help classes to those who fall behind and our teachers are prepared to give little challenges to those who can handle the work. For this reason, honors classes are not necessary.

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Q. What Christian colleges do you recommend? - Bob Jones University - Maranatha Baptist Bible College - Ambassador Baptist College - Pensacola Christian College - West Coast Baptist College

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Feel free to call anytime:

Email Preschool questions to:
Yvette Borkert 

Email Elementary and Highschool questions to:
Mark Lenington 




5000 W. Norfolk Road, Portsmouth, VA