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Alameda Christian School

Private | K-8 | 52 students

Small class sizes and wonderful teachers


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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $470,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,480.

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Posted February 22, 2012

Both my daughter and son have attended this school since the 2nd grade. My daughter is now in the 5th and my son in the 7th grade. This school has been an excellent learning environment for my children. It is founded on Christian principles according to scripture which emphasizes prayer, study of the bible, and memorization of scripture to set a strong moral foundation for my children from which other academic growth will flourish. The core subjects are well taught and comprehensive. The teachers are loving, caring and dedicated to helping my children grow strong academically. The classes are small so that my chilren get a lot of attention. This school has been a wonderful learning and moral environment for my children. I recommend it without reservation.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 2, 2012

Alameda Christian School has been a wonderful learning environment for my three children. The classes are small, the teachers are caring and the kids enjoy the close-knit community very much. The tuition (with a great sibling discount) is more reasonable than other private schools and the after care rate is exceptional! ACS is the best choice for a private school in Alameda!
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Posted November 21, 2009

A good school for the price - no frills or extra-curricular activities, but small classes, caring teachers and Christian values.
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Posted February 3, 2009

My grandmother went here - it was established in 1944. The teachers are loving and genuinely care about each child. Tuition is cheaper than many after school programs & you get a lot of value for your dollar. My shy son has thrived in this school and is academically excelling. I love to see him excited about learning. Most classes are under 10 students so they combine grades. This works out very well for most children. I would highly recommend ACS!
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Posted March 21, 2006

This newly built school of nearly 3 years have a blessing for Alameda. Class sizes are still managable 15-25 each. Teacher and one aid part-time. The school is small enough that the students know each other and supports each other academically. The tution is not high like some of the Catholic schools. The teachers are compassionate, caring and naturing. Things that are quickly fading in the public school system. I would continue to send my kids there for as long as I am able to. I just wish I get tax credit for it.
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Posted March 15, 2006

Quality of Academic programs is amazing. My oldest son went to many public schools and could not survive academically. He is a visual and could not comprehend through only lectures and reading. He struggled greatly until he entered middle school. In only 3 years they assisted in correcting 5 years of academic failure and increased his self esteem through plays, singing, activities, etc. He now is extremely independent and is scheduled to graduate in June with all A's and a B. I truely believe that without Alameda Christian becoming a part of his everyday life and education he would not have become the independent, trustworthy, and academically secure child that he is. My youngest is now going on his 7 year there. He is also showing great signs of accomplishments.
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Posted March 8, 2004

Very rigorous academic focus & development of critical thinking skills! This school expects a lot of students and the students respond positively. This is a brand new facility with dedicated teachers & plenty of classroom computers. Excellent student to teacher ratios. We are very pleased!
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 44% 26%
Hispanic 22% 52%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 11%
Black 13% 6%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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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 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Ron Postma
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
  • Christian
  • CSI
Fax number
  • (510) 523-4022


Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Teacher-run
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None


Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
Extra learning resources offered
  • None
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Playground
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Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • None
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Bullying policy
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Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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What are your chances?

10 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.

Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$7000 - $8000
Vouchers accepted
Financial aid offered
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Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Alameda High School
St. Joseph's
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2226 Pacific Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501
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