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Redeemer Christian School

Private | K-12 | 68 students

Our school is best known for its Christian worldview and classical education.

 

Living in Mesa

Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $96,900. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $730.

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Posted September 21, 2013

RCS is a phenomenal school of academic excellence that graduates outstanding young people of character fully prepared for college or whatever life brings them. The neat part is that it is also a very family and friendly feeling school. It s easy to communicate with teachers, staff and board members. The Classical method involves a lot of singing and fun; my kids LOVE it even though they work hard! I ve been astonished to see how much information my kids learn, retain and apply with this methodology. Music, sports, art, field trips, service projects and more are all a part of the program. This school produces lifelong learners, thinkers and doers, and is a worthwhile investment for any Christian family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2013

If you want your children to learn how to learn and to learn how to think; if you want them to spend their days in a Christian environment, this is where you should send them. The education they can receive here is next-to-none. The teachers are incredibly well trained and they are caring and experienced. The principal's vision for the type of environment and education our children can receive is inspiring all kinds of activities and programs and great teaching. My kids especially enjoy being able to be part of a brass band where they are learning their instruments so enthusiastically that I can hardly believe it. I have nothing bad to say about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2012

Redeemer Christian School is a wonderful school in so many ways. Good student - teacher ratio allows students to get personalized attention. Truly caring teachers. Classical teaching method helps kids learn and remember. The kids do very well academically (based on standardized test scores and our personal experience). Safe, nurturing environment. Check it out!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2012

Redeemer Christian School in Mesa, AZ, provides the excellent education we wish we all had for ourselves! The Bible serves as the foundation for Redeemer's curriculum, and prayer is a common practice throughout the day. Teachers and staff strive to incorporate Biblical Truth within every learning experience. Faith and learning are cornerstones of Redeemer's education. The true partnership with parents affords an opportunity to impart a consistent message to our children. Students come to a better understanding of Truth, they grow spiritual maturity, and they are prepared to make a positive contribution to their world. Every time there is a teachable moment with our children, we want a believer there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2010

Don't be scared away if you aren't familiar with the term classical. Go to their website or give them a call and you will soon understand why classical Christian education is the best way to educate! Younger students learn through memorization, songs, games, and movement. Older students actually learn to think, reason, and debate. Redeemer is a well established school and is celebrating its 30th year of service to our community. They have a very intentional, relevant curriculum and maintain very high academic standards for all students. Redeemer is also very family friendly. Parental involvement is desired and encouraged. As I tell you about Redeemer please know that I am speaking from many different angles because I am an alumni, a parent of current students, and a current teacher at RCS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2009

Redeemer Christian School has a solid, Biblically-based curriculum, exemplary faculty, well-rounded academic program, and utilizes the effective classical style. Wish I had received this education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2008

We found this school when searching for a sound classical Christian school from another state. We have not been disappointed. Excellent school with loving teachers and great student teacher ratio .andteacher-student ratio.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2007

This is a fantastic school. Good teacher/student ratio. Based on the classical model: young kids memorize well (a lot of learning is done with song), middle age kids learn logic & debate, older kids learn how to pull it all together in presentations. Loving teachers, music, physical education, spelling bee, math competition, science fair, Latin, monthly field trips, theater. I wish I were a kid again so I could go here.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 83% 42%
Two or more races 7% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Hispanic 5% 43%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 5%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Preschools
Public/charter elementary or secondary schools
Percentage of students going to 2-year college 20% (2013)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 80% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation Arizona State University
Mesa Community College
Grand Canyon University
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
Music teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Computer specialist(s)
Art teacher(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
French
German
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Merit Scholar Finalist (2012)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Science
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00
School end time
  • 3:00
School Leader's name
  • Dr. Denise Monroe
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Reformed Christian
Associations
  • ACSI
  • CSI
  • PCCCS
Fax number
  • (480) 833-7502

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Classical (e.g., focuses on the "classics")
  • College prep
  • Dual enrollment
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Multi-aged
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Arts (all)
  • Humanities
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Religious
  • Science
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • None
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Archery
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Archery
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Technical design and production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Chess club
  • Student council/government
  • Trail Life
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


10 out of 10students were accepted for the 2014-2015 school year.


Students accepted for the 2014-2015 school year
19
Applications received for the 2014-2015 school year
20
Students typically come from these schools
Preschools
Public/charter elementary or secondary schools

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2014-2015 school year
$5000 - $8000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Tax credits

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Arizona State University
Mesa Community College
Grand Canyon University
College preparation / awareness offered
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
2 year college - 20%
4 year college - 80%
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719 North Stapley Drive
Mesa, AZ 85203
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Phone: (480) 962-5003

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