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Lakewood Christian Schools

Private | K-8 | 372 students

Our school is well known for Christian Performing Arts

 
 

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5 stars

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted May 28, 2010

After a full review of our school program this Spring, 2010, the Accrediting Commission for Schools (ACS) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) has granted our school a renewed Accreditation term of six years.

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Posted September 8, 2006

Our daughter has attended since preschool and we have loved every year. I feel that the academics are top notch, and even with that, the teachers are always looking to be even better. It is a growing, thriving school and it shows in everything from academics to the extra curricular activities. There is after school sports for kids 5th grade and up, band, and choir. It is a Christ-centered school where every student recieves personal love and attention. You should call for a tour if you are interested. Then you could just see for yourself why we love FBCOLS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2005

Great school. Parents are very involved. After school sports program. Choir and band are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2005

First Baptist, more affectionately known as FBCOLS is a deeply caring environment where students are known by name throughout the school. There is a very strong focus on reading development in early grades, and annual tests reveal good SAT scores. The intense parental involvement at FBCOLS is a tremendous benefit to the school and to the students who attend. I would encourage anyone interested in a private school to visit FBCOLS
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Posted October 24, 2004

Our school is listed as K-6 however this is inaccurate - we are actually K-8 now. ++ First Baptist has a caring teaching staff, good curriculum and the parent involvement is top notch. The school is definately worth checking out! -- We lack somewhat when it comes to our playground (not much grass) but we make up for it in other ways. Our new principal started in 2003 and has yet to prove himself ; however he seems to be trying. There it is - both sides + and -.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 45% 26%
Hispanic 27% 52%
Black 13% 6%
Two or more races 9% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 11%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • ACSI Exemplary School - Middle School Video Program (2009)

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
  • Improv
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Drama club

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Brenda Barton
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Baptist
Associations
  • ACSI
Fax number
  • (562) 420-9140

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Library
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • flag football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • Drama
  • Improv
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Drama club
  • Video Club
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • PTF
  • Volunteer in the classroom
More from this school
  • Lakewood Christian School is a very special and unique place. We are a church school, on the campus of First Baptist, Lakewood. In 2007 we changed our name from FBCOLS to LCS. We would love for you to come by and see what happens here. Please call the school office to schedule a classroom visit and a school tour. We would love to have you join us!
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Financial aid offered
Yes.

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Long Beach Unified Schools
Valley Christian HS
Brethren Christian HS
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5336 East Arbor Road
Long Beach, CA 90808
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Phone: (562) 425-3358

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