Integrity, compassion and respect aren't enough. They also focus on something completely missing from the public school experience: personal responsibility and consequences to the individual for their bad behavior. Without that, integrity doesn't exist.
I have had 3 kids attend this school. 1 had attended grades 7 - 12, 1 grades K - 6 and the third K - 2. I would have left the younger two in if we hadn't moved from the area. The teachers care about the kids. I see other reviews saying otherwise, but even their negativity shows a desire to be catered to instead of held accountable. The teachers and staff believe in individual accountability, which is an important factor in raising GOOD kids. Too many want to blame others. This accountability has helped my kids become better people. And academics - they are tough. There is a lot of homework - the kinds of things you need to truly learn and master work. I have seen kids transferring from area public schools do so poorly on nationally standardized tests they end up being placed 1-2 grades behind. The only negative is when we had a need for intervention the school is too small to have a resource staff and they worked in cooperation with the public school district. The public school idea of a targeted intervention class is twice the class size at ESCS.
This school has many strengths, but many weaknesses. The dress code is a little out of hand and has made my daughter and I spend $50 or more on just trying to find her a jacket that was "appropriate." I suggest getting rid of the mold because that's not what an old grocery store should have. They beg for money and you can get a great school out of the same tuition. I enjoyed some teachers like Mr. Cox and Ms. Bull. Overall, go some where else
My Wife and I have had our daughter enrolled at ESCS ever since she was in Kindergarten. She now will be entering the seventh grade at the Junior High campus. We have had a great experience for all those years at the elementary campus. Small class sizes, fun filled field trips, and well thought out educational school projects , strong emphasis in academics and Christian education made our child's experience there a worth while decision from the get go. It was everything we were looking for and more. Thank You ESCS ! Looking forward to a another great experience for our daughter at the Junior High Campus.......Fall 2014.
I have a daughter entering the 8th grade and she has been with this school since Kindergarten. This has many way to grow your teens mind in culture, religious value. There is a very vigorous curriculum for the kids and at times very challenging. The staff loves to keep young minds full running motion but keep fun where the kids do not lose interest. There are many things the school does to keep these mind fresh and waiting to strive. like a Principal Honor Roll, Presidential. Education is also in Washington DC, Mount Hermon trips . Many sports are offered, like Basketball, football, Volleyball & etc. This is huge on parent participation. We have our own PTA, Sport Booster Club. Parents love to be with their children at home but love to support them at school also. We have a new Pastor, a new Principal. I have talked to them and see a lot a future investment the school will bring like technology, college advisor, spiritual advisors and much more. I cannot wait to see 2014-2015 will bring to our campus. If you want a great school just come and visit this one and you will be easily convince it will be a great decision for your coming young adult child.
El Sobrante Christian School is the best! They have awesome teachers and a great staff. Welcome to our new Pastor and Chairman of the Board Russ Sturm. He has been very involved with the parents over the summer and has great plans for teachers, staff and parents. Congratulations to Mrs. Manguiat Sieman Principal at the elementary campus and to Mr. Derrick Leonard as Principals of the jr/.sr high campus. This is a great Christian School with small class sizes.
PART 2... !!!READ MY REVIEW!!! (Very reliable) JR/SR High campus, SCHOOL ON HUGE DOWNFALL AND DOESNT SEEM TO BE RECOVERING, CAN NOT WAIT TO LEAVE.. Again Elementary campus is fine and doing great. This School Has some good things about them but they aren't anything compared to the bad Been here from 6th-8th, 10th grade 7. School use to be ok, but continued to collapse.. Hope they close down. 8. There is a lot of students who said they would stay but there had to be a lot of changes 9. There is 1 teacher, Mr Cox, who I highly recognize and commend off his sympathy and grace toward the students. He is a Christian man and it shows daily. Thank You for teaching and helping along the way. Have a whole lot more of negative things to say but my battery is about to die.