"Our school is best known for giving personal attention to each student"
Students enrolled 135
Hours 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
School leader Mr. Ron Cushing
Transportation options Yes
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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4905 East La Palma Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92807

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(714) 970-7009
(714) 970-0733
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5 stars
Based on 33 ratings

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August 06, 2014
this school staff, director and teachers are great, even though I feel the first grade teacher needs to be a little more graceful, and the overall staff needs to practice ZERO tolerance for bulling, or making feel other kids lesser,for diverse reasons among each other,... though teachers are not entirely responsible for what parents are or aren't teaching their own children at home.I would recommend this school and hope that the staff and teachers keep a closer eye in the words and actions being taught and passed on from kid to kid.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2014
I wish I could give zero star for not having High School program with this school. Both of my kids love this school. it's been four years, since my first child started kindergarten. this school has it all. Nice clean facility, low on teachers and staff turn over ratio ( happy teachers makes happy students), strong on academic yet they have a way with children to feel the achievements and makes them want to achieve more..which in results, both of my kids getting good grades and awards. But best of all is teaching children CORE value of christian which kids are applying in to their daily life. I just hope that they will have high school before my kids finished with their 8th grade. That's my main prayer these days.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2014
I'm very fortunate to have my daughter to the preschool at this school she was happy to go to school, The staff and teachers are very friendly and professional, my daughter English no good, but teachers truly care for each child. Thank you very much

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2013
My daughter has been attending since pre-school. We love the teachers and the values that are taught and exhibited. We are so blessed to have found this school. They have a great curriculum teaching everything using God's values.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2013
I Love that the whole school staff and teachers are so loveable,professional and is an excellent example of the love of God.Great teachings and christian values.I have my two girls enrolled there and they love it.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2013
Independence Christian School offers education for the individual. I have taught at I.C.S. for several years. My experience previous to teaching at this fine school included home schooling, private and public education. This experience includes my children's education and my own professional career as an educator. The staff at Independence Christian School cares about the individual student. This focus on the individual gives space for the home schooling part of me to be expressed. When public schools could no longer offer classrooms with 20 students per teacher the individual student's needs were not easily addressed. The staff at Independence Christian School responds to our students as individuals who are being transformed by Christ into students who care about developing their character. Independence Christian School is a place where Individuals Can Succeed!

- submitted by a teacher
August 07, 2013
ICS is committed to each and every child. Starting at the top with the principal all the way down to the parent volunteers, everyone has made us feel like family. The teachers are very involved and answer e-mails and phone calls about my student when I need it. I have not been more impressed with any other school for my children or for myself. I would love to see ICS grow and offer High School classes.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2013
My family will be attending ICS this coming school year. From the first day we met with ICS we have felt welcomed and they have gone above and beyond to help us through the transfer. ICS has also worked with us and our children to make sure the fit is good, and they have already worked individually with each child based on their individual personalities and challenges. If this is an indication of what is to come we foresee a blossoming relationship. We look forward to the coming year! Thank you ICS!

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2013
Excellent school! My three children all attended ICS. We have loved the teachers, principal and staff.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2013
We moved here 2 years ago and this school has been an answer to prayer. The faculty and teachers truly care for each child. The teachers are helpful and full of live for the kids. My kids have thrived in the environment at ICS. Thank you!

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2013
All five of my children have been a part of this wonderful school. We have been blessed over and over again by the respect, kindness, and sense of family that Independence has provided each year. God is definitely the Center in this school and His love shines through especially in the loving guidance of Principal Ron Cushing. My children love this school and so do I!!

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2013
I have two children enrolled in the school. My son has attended this school since he was two years old (through the preschool) and is now ten years old and will be in fifth grade. My son has experienced both incredible accomplishments and very difficult times. I can honestly say that this school has been a very positive experience for our family. In our son's accomplishments, he has experienced praise from his teachers, confidence as an individual and encouragement from the school staff as to his future. In his difficult times, my son has received both discipline and love from the school staff, but MOST IMPORTANTLY, he has received prayer, encouragement and guidance to the road of redemption during these times from the school director, teachers and staff. This school not only focuses on academics (and believe me, my son is one intelligent cookie), but the school works on developing character in the children. There have been many ups and downs over the years, but never have the times been so down that we have thought another school would be better for our family. This school has been a very safe place for our children to learn, have fun and grow into leaders for the future.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2013
Im very fortunate to have my son at this school. he attended preschool and will be attending kindergarten, previously at a different daycar/preschool and I noticed the difference in him right away, he was happy and wanting to go to shcool, staff is friendly and professional. and very organized. their itinerary is very organized as well.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2013
We have been lucky enough to have found ICS for Preschool. Our daughter started when she was 2 years old and we stayed once she started elementary. Our entire family has loved each teacher we have been blessed to have and the daycare director Mrs. Dulong! We appreciate the high academic Christian based curriculum and the extra field trips and class projects that challenge the students.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2013
I have 2 children at ICS, one in preschool and one going into third grade this Sept. We love the school. All the staff are awesome!! The staff take the time to make sure all tge children's needs are met fully.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2013
Independence Christian School has been home to our family since my brother and I were about 6 years old. This is school has some of the most amazing teachers and facility working there. My daughter has the same first grade teacher as I did. There teachers are filled with wisdom and knowledge. They have after school daycare on site so its very easy for my work schedule. The school is very clean and I never worry about my daughter while my husband and I are working. I know she is loved and treated so good at ICS. We are forever grateful to ICS for giving my daughter the right education and loving our family as if it was there own. I would recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2013
Independence Christian School is a school that seeks to help students grow and develop in all aspects: spiritually, emotionally, socially, and artistically, as well as academically. I have been teaching at Independence Christian School for a long time, and I know the dedication of the staff and their dependence upon God. These are very important aspects which help to set Independence Christian School apart from other schools in the area.

- submitted by a teacher
August 02, 2013
Our son Has been attending ICS since he was 2 years old, I still remember the very old building many years ago, my son will be going to eight grade now and will need to attend other school next year. I know he will miss ICS because it was practically the place that he has become the young teen now, with values and respect to others, most of all the training to study and maintain his grades, and at the same time participating in sports. Thank you to all ICS teachers, for the wisdom and efforts providing our children the tools of knowledge for tomorrow, not only academics but spiritual values, and the Principal, who is there not only for the children but to hear and support the parents as well. I couldn't find better school to trust the education and safety of our son. ICS is the best. Submitted by a parent

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2013
Independence Christian School has been a favorite school of our whole family for over 20 years! We are now in our second generation! My children and my nephews went there back in the mid 1990's. I am happy to say that my granddaughter attends this same school that her mother went to. That really means a lot. Many of the teachers are STILL there! These are dedicated, loving, Godly teachers that truly care about your child. The staff is equally as wonderful. Each child receives individualized attention and thrives in this environment. The daycare and summer program is phenomenal! The fieldtrips are well thought out and they are such an adventure for your child. The Principle, Mr. Cushing has been a huge part of my children and also my granddaughter's life and we are so blessed to have such an influence. I highly recommend Independence Christian School. The Lord has a lot of his "Angels" working there and your children will benefit from that!

- submitted by a community member
August 02, 2013
A small Christian school that really focuses on giving each student the attention they need. They truly show Christ's love to the students and teach them to be citizens that honor God and each other. This is a close knit family type school full of people that are nonjudgemental and supportive. We are grateful to have our daughter at this school.

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2012
My son has been at ICS for 2 and a half years and we are in love! The teachers always take the time to talk with me when I pick him up and they have offered advice from diaper rash creams to potty training tricks. We struggled with potty training at home, but the real turning point is when the teachers told me to just send him to school in his underwear despite any unpleasant accidents. As a parent there is plenty of opportunities to be involved in field trips or class parties or fundraising. A friend with a child at ICS said that her son has been diagnosed with ADHD. He really struggled at his last school and the teachers didn't want to deal with him. But the teachers here have been incredibly patient with him and he's had much fewer problems. He's was even moved up to the Kindergarten class early! We drive from Irvine to bring our son here because we can't bear to part with the wonderful friendly staff.

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2012
I can say that this school practice what they preach. Both of my children have attended since they were 2 and I couldn't be more impressed with the staff, administration, and their new facility. Academically, they are very advanced! My kindergardener is learning Spanish! But the thing that just blesses the socks off of me is how my children have grown spiritually. My 6 year old son talks to Jesus like he's His best friend.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2010
This is a top notch school. Strong academic Christian based curriculum, tons of extra-curriculars, staff that knows your entire family, and best of all their brand new facility is beautiful! Parents are very involved, the teachers give and give and the principal has a heart of gold. This school helps students of all abilities, advanced, special needs, etc. The best part is that your kid is exposed to all of these different people and they're all treated as 'normal'. Great place to learn true diversity.

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2010
I also felt as though the school gave up on my child when he developed ADD after his father passed away. I understand that it was very hard to deal with but you should never give up on a child 6 months after his father's passing. He was asked to leave the school and he finished his school year at a public school which my child was utterly devastated by. Not pleased with the decision to say the least especially since we were in the middle of treating the ADD but their patience had run out. As far as positive things about the school go, they have a few really great teachers which we were lucky enough to deal with as well as the daycare staff and office personnel. If you are thinking about enrolling your child in this school keep in mind that the principal will turn you away should your child develop ADD or have a really rough year personally.

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- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2007
We love ICS! This is a great school that both my kids attend. The teachers are always there for my kids. My son has ADD and they always are there to give him the attention he needs. Everyone there is friendly and Christ-like. You can sure see Jesus in the hearts of the Teachers and Staff. I will continue to stay with ICS for another 8 years since my youngest just started Kindergarten. Thanks for a the Best School Ever!

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November 13, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2006
Both of my children attended this school, and it was a wonderful experience for them. The small size gives it a 'family feel,' and it's a big plus that each teacher knows each student well. I especially appreciated that the principal knows and cares about each child--I felt that, even when I disagreed with a decision that he made, he was acting on the best interests of the child (rather than on a political or career-building agenda). I would highly recommend this school to prospective parents.

- submitted by a parent
July 02, 2006
This is a great school. The teachers are great, parent participation is great, and the curriculum is great. My daughter learned more in the first 3 months at ics that in the previous 2 years at another school. Very christ based, would reccommend to anyone!

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2006
This school is a gem among elementary schools. It offers high academic standards combined with moral training for a well rounded student.It is known for the personal attention it provides each student.Students of various economic and ethnic status work well together unconcerned of their differences. The school has twice the number of teachers with Master Degrees than the national average. They have the most experienced staff in the county with a average tenure of 18 yrs. The student standardized test scores average in the top 25% of all schools nationally. 40% perform above their ability expectations. They offer a pioneering program for children with learning dis abilities and all of them are mainstreamed with no social stigma.They have been in existence for 30 years. My kids love the school.

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2006
The teaschers, principal and staff are warm and loving. Academically it is good, but I felt like they gave up on my daughter when she entered the 4th and 5th grades. She has ADD, and in the end I got the impression that they felt as if they did all they could with her. Nice memories though.

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Independence Christian School
4905 East La Palma Avenue, Anaheim, CA  92807
(714) 970-7009
Last modified Independence Christian School is a Private school that serves grades K-8
Independence Christian School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top