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Arbor Christian School

Private | K | 9 students


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Posted April 5, 2014

Arbor is a loving, Christian place where parents feel comfortable leaving their children each day. The children receive excellent care. Each child is treated with respect and the staff strives to meet the needs of each child and build good relationships with families. Arbor (formerly El Toro Baptist) was established in 1978 and the goals have never changed-Love God and love the children.
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Posted December 3, 2013

Great school...all the teachers and faculty know each and every child. They are so accommodating and truly love the kids.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 8, 2013

We looked at 5 private schools before deciding to enroll our daughter at Arbor. The school is older, but the staff is caring, loving and sincerely concerned for the overall development of their students. The benefits of smaller classrooms is a plus. Your child will not feel "lost" as with larger schools. The academic curriculum helped to prepare our daughter for the next phase. The staff works well together and they enjoy teaching children. My daughter felt loved and cared for a home away from home environment vs. an institution. We have decided to re-enroll her for Summer Camp as well. Arbor Christian School may be small, they are Mighty!!
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Posted March 11, 2008

This school provides an unsafe, unclean, and very disorganized environment. I am very disappointed in this school. I would never send my child here.
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Posted July 12, 2007

Children are not well supervised. There is no organization, or acivities scheduled on a regular basis.
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Posted January 28, 2007

Awesome school. Very friendly, helpful staff and Christian based. My daughter is very happy and adjusted well. This is her first time at a school. She is in the preschool.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 46% 26%
Hispanic 22% 52%
Black 20% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mrs. Faye Martnick
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23302 El Toro Road
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Phone: (949) 855-4599


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