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6565 Stearns Street
Long Beach, CA 90809

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(562) 430-6983
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July 20, 2015
My experience with this school was quite disturbing. I really wanted to love this school because of its outward appearance . First of all the after school child care on the big kid side is neglectful along with recess time. The children are not being monitored and they mix older children with 1st graders. My child's behavior changed drastically in a negative way and was learning things aside from academics that we as Christians do not encourage. My child began to show signs of anger, fear and cried not wanting to attended. My child has been in christian preschools since 2 years old and never displayed this behavior. The school was also very dismissive with a particular event that should have had social services involved and they chose not to. They denied the severity of it and decided to keep it hidden and felt they could isolate the issue. Lets just say its one of those things you read in the newspaper after several children confess to it. My child is very loving and is intelligent, and picked up on all academics but now I have to help my child cope from the negligence and lack of accountability. My child with time is returning to its normal loving self but I will never again, even if someone paid me, return my child to this school.

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February 19, 2014
Our daughter is in Kindergarten at Los Altos Brethren this year. We searched both private and public schools before we finally found this amazing school. They have a developmental approach to education, so they learn through play and through hands-on experiences. They cover all of the traditional school curriculum--math, english, etc--but also do art, social studies through blocks, music, p.e., cooking. There is limited homework that takes my daughter about 30 minutes per week. The student-to-teacher ratio is outstanding. Parents can help in the classroom. The program is an optional full-day, which is great to help your child transition into a full day of school, five days per week. One benefit of the small class sizes is that the teachers really get to know your child, can identify any challenges the child may be having, and work with the parents to solve the issue pretty immediately. This is by far the best school out there if you want to instill a love of learning in your child from day one. The teachers and staff here love these children and only want the best for them. We couldn't be happier with the school and highly recommend it.

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May 07, 2012
This is an amazing school with high academic standards, great environment, band program, arts, computer, low teacher/child ratio and great families. I sent all 4 of my children there and couldn't be happier.

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November 14, 2011
What an amazing school. Both my sons went to pre-school and elementary school at Los Altos Brethren. My oldest son graduated from 6th grade and transfered to a "public" middle school and has flouished! He fit right in, made a group of great friends, is active in music and makes all A's! My youngest son is still at Los Altos and looks forward to going to school everyday. He is excited to learn because of all the great learning opportunities - and field trips! His teachers are the best - and make "learning" fun! Our principal has strong leadership skills, is hands in the classroom and on the playground and knows every student by name! Los Altos Brethren has truly prepared my bosy for higher learning!

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May 31, 2011
My boys went to preschool here for one year before Kindergarten. The preschool staff is wonderful. My kids were nutured and taught many skills. They each had a teacher that was such a great fit for them. I couldn't be more pleased.

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May 29, 2011
We finally found the Christian school that we have longed for! My youngest child is about to complete his first year at Los Altos Brethren, and we just love the place! It's what we've wanted all along in a Christian school, as we have been so disappointed by other "Christian" schools that, despite their own rules and supposed disciplinary systems in place, have allowed too many problem students, parents and even teachers create a negative environment. Los Altos Brethren is spiritually and academically rich, providing a school environment and experience that cannot even be compared to the other Christian schools that my 3 children have attended. From the first time I stepped on campus and attended a chapel service, I was amazed at the difference I observed in the students' behavior and attitudes. They were respectful yet participating and truly enjoying their time at school. These are the same students that have been so friendly and welcoming of my child, the "new kid." And the music program is AMAZING...a nice little bonus about being at this school. We are so very happy with Los Altos Brethren. I wish we would have found Los Altos Brethren 10 years and 2 children ago!

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April 14, 2011
I call this school my "Little House on The Prairie"!! There is no greater reward than living in the middle of a big city and having the blessings of a small school. Both my children have received an excellent education while thriving developmentally and emotionally. Los Altos Brethren is truly "One of a kind".

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February 23, 2011
I wish I could give this school (at least) 10 stars!!! I had such a great experience going to school here from pre-k through 6th grade! My faith was planted and grown here with the love and support of the wonderful staff and fellow students and families! The teachers are incredible and have a very tangible style of teaching that engages and challenges students to do their best everyday, in and out of the classroom. The music department is also spectacular! I am so greatful that my roots are at this school & I would recommend it to anyone! The things you will get out of attending this school will be indescribable!!

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August 24, 2009
My son attended preschool and just graduated the 6th grade. The schools was awesome, very good christian foundation and values. I highly recommend this school.

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May 15, 2009
We have had kids from Kindergarten through 6th grade and its been a great experience. Great kids and great learning!

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June 08, 2006
We couldn't be more pleased with this school. We have graduaed from the pre-school and now I have two kids in the elementary. School is developmentally based, strong Christian values, very low student to teacher ratio. One class of every grade. Faculty knows all kids by name. Great music program. Kind and caring staff. Couldn't have picked a better place to lay a strong foundation for elementary school. Parents are very involved.

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August 31, 2004
We had 4 year old in preschool 2 days a week for 10 months. We think highly of Los Altos Grace Brethren and recommend without reserve. The wonderful spiritual addition to the curriculum is the added bonus.

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August 03, 2004
My son went to preschool here and we thought that he learned alot and the all the staff new who he was and were very courtieous and helpful. Our son love's to go to school and learn. Its academics is great.

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August 22, 2003
Our daughter attended school here from pre-school to 6th. We believe the high quality of teachers contributed greatly to her high standards of education and christian values.

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Our Advanced Band was one of the first Elementary School bands to be asked to perform at Disneyland! Plus they have invited us back each year since then!


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Los Altos Brethren School
6565 Stearns Street, Long Beach, CA  90809
(562) 430-6983
Last modified Los Altos Brethren School is a Private school that serves grades K-6
Los Altos Brethren School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top