Because Zion is a ministry school and only a ministry school, all of the classes are Bible or Christian/ministry life-based. That does not mean that it is not academically taxing, because it definitely is. The biggest difference is that Zion is a family. The faculty, staff, teachers, and students are one big family, and everyone just wants to see you succeed. The teachers are gracious and merciful and will help you out as much as possible, as will the other students. No where else did I find this sense of family.