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Arcadia Christian School

Private | K-8 | 178 students


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Posted December 29, 2011

good school! lots and lots of good memories! im 26 now and went there from 1st-8th grade! still have some of my best friends i keep in touch with still too!

Posted May 20, 2009

Very good school my daughter attended 7tha nad 8th grade and she was accepted at La Salle and Alverno High Schools in Pasadena .
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Posted September 14, 2008

We love Arcadia Christian School! This our 5th year at ACS and the more we get to know the Administrative staff and the Faculty, the more we like the school. It is run by staff who really live what they beilieve, and my children have done well there under thier care. Thier SAT II scores are consistently high and they enjoy thier learning experience.
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Posted September 26, 2007

Academically not as strong as other area schools including other Christian schools. Junior high is particularly weak especially in math. I have been involved with the school for 12 years. Spanish is offered some years. It is always a very weak program. Computer instruction is also weak. ACS is a non-denominational school, however certain teachers are heavy handed in promoting their particular spiritual viewpoint, or denomination. The PTA was abolished by the principal some years ago. Parent involvement has suffered since that time. Parents have little say in what goes on.
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Posted May 14, 2007

I have 2 children at Arcadia Christian School and thought that I would have to give up some academic standards in order to gain a secure, loving, nurturing environment. Boy was I wrong! The academics are great and the curriculum is reviewed annually by a full-time curriculum person who is outstanding! God is honored, academics standards are upheld, the teachers are extremely loving, kind, caring, and excellent in teaching. It really is wonderful school and has been growing for over 60 years!
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Posted September 22, 2006

Arcadia Christian School is an excellent school. You child will not only grow academically, but also spiritually. They also make sure that their curriculum is within state standards. The kids are very polite and they offer different after school activities for the kids. The leadership staff is also excellent as well as the teachers. In addition the school is accredited by the state as well as the Christian School International. I highly recommend this school.
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Posted May 14, 2006

Arcadia Christian is has a good Kindergarten curriculum. The Kindergarten teachers are very experienced in teaching and have been educators in the school for a great number of years. The student/teacher ratio is 17/1. More field trips could be added to this grade level.
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Posted August 11, 2005

My son attended the preschool and had a good experience. He made friends and bonded especially with his Pre-K teacher. It is a safe environment, where children are loved.
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Posted January 4, 2005

Christian-centered school. High teacher turnover and younger less-skilled teachers a problem. Not as academically challenging as other area schools.
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Posted September 22, 2003

My oldest daughter just graduated from this school and was accepted by three different high schools! She is currnetly enrolled in Bishop Amat.
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Posted August 28, 2003

Arcadia Christian School, is a terrific school! My daughter enjoys going there very much.All the teacher's are nice, ut strict, polite, but friendly. It's a really great school!I recommend it to those who are searching for a good christian school.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 48% 26%
Asian or Pacific Islander 28% 11%
Hispanic 21% 52%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 6%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mrs. Mary Letterman
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  • ACSI


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1900 South Santa Anita Avenue
Arcadia, CA 91006
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Phone: (626) 574-8229


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