My child attended ESCS from kindergarten to 5th grade and we would not have changed the experience for anything! I had to change my sons school due to my job and finances however, my son received exactly what I intended when I enrolled him; a solid christian foundation and education that shaped his character. I found the teachers and staff to be very supportive throughout our time there and we had MANY health challenges. I am surprised at the negative reviews as it was certainly not our experience. My son now attends a military college prep public school; the teachers and staff often compliment that " he's a good kid with good manners" I attribute this to ESCS. My son did well on the entrance test except for math and was placed in honors classes. So I don't know folks with the negative reviews.....can't blame it all on the school....I still recommend ESCS elementary to parents who want there kids to be educated in a diverse christian environment that builds character.
DO NOT SEND YOUR KIDS TO THIS SCHOOL. I went to this school for six years. Started in second grade and left end of seventh grade. The best thing that my mother EVER did was take me out of that school. Most of the teachers are NO Good and i can name a few of the teachers and staff that are Prejudice. They are in it for the money thats all really. Pretty much everyone that comes through this school and leaves right out. Farthest thing from a Christian honestly. But, I can say that i loved Mr.Ojeda who is like the sports director, i love what he has to offer and bring to that school. Also, Mrs.Webb who is the fourth grade teacher, and Mrs.Banuelos, Mrs.Maguiant and her daughter. Those are the best they have there. If you do decide to send your children here take them out before middle school. When i went to public school i struggled ALOT because the fundamentals wasn't there any of the subjects.
Awesome school!!! Great staff! Great family school!! My kids love it here!! I highly recommend!
I wouldn't put it past a teacher to post wonderful reviews on here. If your children are growing spiritually maybe they have a better teacher or they are just scared to no end. TALK TO YOUR KIDS PARENTS.
Both my children have been attending ESCS since kindergarten, and I am extremely happy with the quality of education they are receiving, and am extremely with their growth spiritually.
After nine years at El Sobrante Christian it's sad to say we are leaving on a sour note. The administrative at the Jr. High Campus needs change. For some odd ball reason the principal and vice principal are husband and wife, and there's no just no way to get fair support. They so desperately need new blood in that school, they say there a Christian school, but the actions are of a public school. They don't support the kids, love them or even treat them with respect anymore. The final straw was not giving them there year books until their graduation ceremony because of their ill behavior on a ride that didn't have the proper supervision................They set them up to fail. I'm just really sad to see my child treating this way and I paid 625.00 a month for this..................:)
ESCS has been wonderful for our daughter these last two years, and we re looking forward to sending our son when he is ready for Kindergarten. When it came time for our daughter to start Kindergarten, we needed to know that she was in a safe & loving place with other children who come from families with the same morals, discipline, and respect that we do. Secondly, we wanted to make sure that she was in an academically stimulating environment that is held to the scholastic standards of other schools. We found this at ESCS. All of the staff has been wonderful to work with, and are lead by Mr. Wells. Mr. Wells sets a standard for how things are done at ESCS and what is expected from both student and parent from the very first day. It is refreshing and reminiscent of how things used to be. There is a very active parent group who are welcoming to anyone that wants to be involved. No school is perfect and I always leave room for improvement but I would recommend ESCS to anyone. Children can thrive if parents take an active, hands-on approach to their education. ESCS encourages you to do so.
My Son Has Attended This School For About A Year. I Am EXTREMELY Disappointed With Whats Going On. They Nickel & Dime You On Everything. This School Has SO MANY Bullies. My Son Has Turned To Self-Harm. Lately He's Been Depressed From The Bullies. He Has Been Called "Gay" Multiple Times. Oh, And The Teachers. They Act Like Nothing Is Going On At All. I CONSTANTLY Complain About The Bullies. I Even Give Them The Exact Name Of The Children That Bully My Son. I Would Most Definetly NOT Reccomend THIS School.
I read all the other reviews before I decided I need to write my own. The negative posts are clearly by those who are not Christian and since this is a Christian school, those should be disregarded. Also some claim its a school of the well off and cliquish. They should try a school that really is like that. My oldest daughter went to a school in Walnut Creek for K - 6 then came to ESCS. The kids were a lot more serious about their education and she had no trouble making friends. Some of the teachers were so so, but that is true anywhere. The biggest thing we noticed is that the teachers really care about the kids. My oldest graduated the HS a couple years ago and my son has been there 4 years now. Highly recommended.
My child has attended ESCS since the 1st grade. She absolutely loves it..The class room setting is very hands on because the classroom sizes ranges from 15 to 24. My daughter is now in the 5th grade..I love her teacher Mrs Hoeksema. She is a excellent teacher that loves to teach. She is very stern but very fair. I have found the students to be very respectful and eager to learn. My daughter has not had any social issues or problems with the kids. Iam a single mother and Iam disabled and not working. Iam struggling to sacrifice to pay my daughter's tuition to keep her in this school. Sometimes Sacrifice is needed for the well being of my childs education, especially with the public schools surounding suffering and struggling to stay open. I suggest ESCS to any one who wants their child to get a great eduaction
my son will not be returning to ESCS, i am very disappointed in the way they handle bullies. The teachers look away instead of handling it except Ms. Sanchez. My son is having a real hard time with the bullies and comes home upset almost every night. I do not like ESCS
El Sobrante Christina School has been inspirational for our daughter, Sydney. She jumps out of bed every morning because she loves going to school there! She is on the 7th grade volleyball team and their team has won every game - they are 5 and 0! The education she is receiving is a confirmation of our decision to send her there after attending public school up til 6th grade. We feel ESCS does a great job of defining life, volunteerism, charity work, helping others, and learning about religion - all in one.
I like this school. We are Catholic and we have our son attending the middle school. This is his 2nd year. The small classes and Renweb (online information on grades, homework and lesson plans) are great. My son attended the first part of last year at a public school and I had to pull him out. The main difference besides Bible classes is the structure, class size, discipline, morals, respect, and parent involvement. The teachers are decent and it helps a child learn easier when the rules are carried out so that the teachers can do what they do best TEACH without constantly being interrupted by disruptive behavior. My son doesn't like it because it is so small and he is very social but the most important thing is that he is learning. He's not picking up bad habits, bad language and truant friends.
I had 2 children attend the high school last year, and now have my 8th and sixth grader here. We have been very pleased overall with the school. The faculty is very receptive and responsive to any concerns we have had. Our kids were welcomed right in to the group on the first day, and the level of learning is very high. We are enjoying the one on one our kids have with their teachers, and the intimate setting that the small school setting provides. I would recommend this school.
I have had 3 children in this school. My oldest is in college now. I have another that will be graduating June 2010 and my youngest is beginning 2nd grade. This is a fabulous school. I recommend it to everyone. ESCS is not perfect but, no school is. They listen to your concerns and always are there to help. Local public high schools are dangerous. There are fights daily and security needed. I am so glad to have my children at ESCS where it is safe . They expect the kids to be respectful unlike the local public jr and sr high schools. It is true that you pay tuition and sometimes feel nickel and dimed but ALL private schools are like that. ESCS is sensitive to that. They are actually less expensive than most private schools. I am proud to say my kids go to ESCS!
I went to this school then went to a public school. The only difference was the disrespect at the public school.
My son attendded this school for quite some time and I had some good and bad expereinces. I removed him after several years because the money was no longer worht it. I checked some of the public schools in the area and found that my son was not as far along as I thought he would be as this school claimed. Be advised: 1) This is a Christian school and they do an excellent job conveying Christian morals, beliefs and your child will have a good foundation. 2) They have use a great on-line system that allows you to track your childs grades/assignments. 2) Class sizes are too large for a private school. 3) You are nickel and dimed across the board..Tuition + misc. fees, its crazy! 4) More than 1/3 of children in grades 4 and up need to be tutored in math.
My kids had a bad experience in this school. Be careful if you choose to move your kids here. Do your research. Obviously, I am not recommending this school.
I like that you can access your child's grades on line at any time. I like that they have interesting projects. Very small class sizes. My other son is a jr. in public school and my 8th grader is more educated that he is. What I don't like is there are racial slurs by the kids sometimes. That most students come from wealthy families. That some of the teachers are over the top with homework.
El Sobrante Christian has been around for a long time and has the potential to be the best Christian school in the bay area. Howver, the school is too lenient on children who continually cause problems. There are some students in the elementary school who simply should not be allowed to come back because of there behavior, however, the administration has continued to allow these students to attend. I think that a major problem at this school is that parents who are not Christian or don t have Christian values send there children to this school in fear of public schools or in hopes that this school can rehabilitate there wayward child. The problem is that the wayward children are a stumbling block to the children who are not wayward. On the other hand, if you have a problem with something the administration is really good about listening to your concern.
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