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Casas Christian School

Private | K-8 | 250 students

Our school has been serving God's children for over 42 years!
 
 

 
 

Living in Oro Valley

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $141,700. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,200.

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4 stars

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Posted August 27, 2013

Casas Christian School was the right decision for us. Our child has been blessed in so many ways as well as us as a family. The parents are encouraged to be involved from field trips, to missions trips, to school events. They are always reaching out to the community and others in need. They help AMOR build homes is Mexico, they travel to larger cities LA and Washington DC to help the homeless to show the children how blessed we are and that helping others is a blessing to us and them. Would recommend Casas to everyone that asks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2013

Great school, has the right focus on things of God, while ensuring our children are getting the appropriate academics. Only issue I have is cost, pretty expensive, even though it is high quality.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2013

My son attended Casas Christian School from K-8 and has now moved onto high school. He likes to go back to visit the staff and his teachers. CCS is a great place to grow. The education there is concerned with all aspects of a child's life and provides academic excellence, spiritual guidance and after school team sports. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to any family looking for a fantastic school for their child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2013

Casas is amazing! I was fortunate enough to be able to send my boys there for 2 years. The teachers, administration, and staff were above and beyond all expectations. Thy truly care about the children and they genuinely love them. The community spirit amongst the parents was awesome. I've never seen my thing like it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2012

I have two children that have gone here since kindergarten. One, now in 4th and one in 6th grade. They are opposites as far as one being shy and one being outgoing. They have really thrived and grown here at Casas. My son who started out so very shy, now considers himself popular and has a lot of friends. I have been so pleased with not only the teachers kind hearts, and hard work with academics, but also with how they have connected with and nutured my children, their self esteem, and encourage them to make good choices. This is going to have a forever effect on their moral values, which I feel like they just dont get very much in public schools. My daughter is in advanced classes and they are able to work with her and fulfill her needs. The friends that they have made here are great and I pray that they will have these same friends all the way through high school becuase they really encourage each other. I could not be more pleased with this school and I reccomend that anyone considering the school to take a tour and maybe talk with some of the parents at pick up time so you can get a real feel for how much the people that have their children here really like it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2005

I absolutely love this school. My kidergartener has grown so much with in this last year. The teachers are extremely caring and well qualified. My daughter loves to go to school. The extended care program and after school programs are perfect. The extended care staff are great and the kids love going. I have even seen several children upset to leave the extended care when it's time to go home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2005

CCS provides a wonderful, supportive environment for kids and they absolutely flourish in it! This school is absolutely fantastic - the teachers are very involved in their students progress both acedemically and spiritually. The kids have their own support system and are so encouraging of each other; it's just a joy to see them interacting. CCS academics are among the best available and they encourage music in such a way that my normally reserved son thoroughly enjoyed performing in the musical productions in front of very large crowds. My son was more than adequately prepared to meet the challeges of public school life after attending CCS for 5 years. I would highly recommend this school to any parent looking for a first quality private Christian education for their child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2004

CASAS has a great campus, with lots of facilities available ie a pretty impressive computer lab.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2004

Our son is very bright, and was getting into trouble after completing his work for things like talking loudly and wandering around the classroom. His teacher was unresponsive, and the administration was not open to our suggestions, refusing to allow him to move into a different classroom with a different teacher. After months of frustration, three suspensions, and being threatened with expulsion (this is a kindergarten student), we pulled our son and placed him in the local public school. He finished kindergarten with honors, is being placed in a gifted classroom this year, and his teacher couldn't say enough good things about him. He has NEVER been in trouble at the new school. The faculty at Casas was intolerent and unwilling to allow our son to act like a child. Parents, please be careful. If you have a bright or excitable child, consider a different school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2004

Our child has been attending Casas since preschool and is now in 5th grade. We have only had positive experiences at Casas. The teachers, administration and staff are all top notch. The academics are first rate. For the past 2 years our child has scored in the top 2-3% of the SATs and we credit the excellent educational standards of Casas. Our child is involved in several extracurricular activities and this would be the only area that we would like to see Casas expand, more fine arts, more low-cost after school activities, as some are outside our budget. (The after care fees are a bit high and we would like to see them go down also since they are not subsidized based on income). But as for the school itself, its excellent and we recommend enrollment for committed Christian families.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 82% 42%
Hispanic 10% 39%
Asian 3% N/A
Two or more races 3% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 11%
Black 1% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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Awards

Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Ronald McDonald House Fundraising Recognition Award (2011)
  • AMOR Ministries Home Construction Recognition (2012)
  • Love A Child Haiti Relief Recognition (2010)

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
  • Speech and language impairments

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Eric Dowdle, Principal
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Baptist
Associations
  • ACSI
Fax number
  • (520) 878-1212

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Foreign languages
  • Mathematics
  • Religious
  • Service learning
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • 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
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • National Junior Honor Society
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Student council/government
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
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
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Casas Christian School exists to glorify God by equipping children to reach their highest academic potential, to grow spiritually in their relationship with Jesus Christ, and to discover how to serve God.
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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$6000 - $7000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships
Tax credits

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Pusch Ridge Christian Academy High School
Ironwood Ridge High School
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10801 N La Cholla Blvd
Oro Valley, AZ 85742
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