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PK-8
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Los Gatos, CA
Students enrolled: 360
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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16845 Hicks Road
Los Gatos, CA 95032

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(408) 997-4681
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December 15, 2014
Suspicious that the parent for the 1 star review posted it several times. Should be a limit of one review. Dont be upset if you have dilusions about your own child. She is the bully, not the others. Hard pill to swallow, I'm certain. Good luck wherever you went. Looks like you will need lots of it.

- submitted by a community member
December 01, 2014
2nd yr & increasingly pleased. Academics a priority for us so cautiously optimistic trying for a yr. Small classes, wonderful, (not just mediocre) learning environment that nurtured character [i.e. respect, manners, dependability, hard work, honesty, kindness,etc], encouraged creativity, love for learning & FUN were priorities! Art, diversity, exp to languages, community that could grow up together & face ups/downs of life together, were hopefuls. Academics are there opps to 'take on more'. VanderBaan is accessible & proven integrity as we continue to see fruition of areas recognized as development & "in the works". Teachers have been fantastic! Felberg is fabulous. Creates fun learning environment, responsibility, dependability, expectations very clear(strict), her consistency admired. Great prep for life. Art teacher, Evans wonderfully creative. Tech teacher Brown makes learning fun! Pimentel, music, is so gifted, an amazing benefit. Beautiful campus, warm, friendly staff creates positive learning environment. Happy our child has already had incredible teachers that impact outlook on learning. We feel privileged to attend, great foundation happy childhood memories are being made.

- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2014
My kids have been in attendance at this school for 2 years now and we are very happy! I feel completely at ease after dropping off my children knowing that they're loved, nurtured, and challenged academically. I also love the Christ-centered focus which in turn develops the students' morale and character to reflect an attitude and perspective that's humble and other-centered. This school gives each student a head start by providing cutting-edge curriculum, state-of-the art technology center and a well-rounded approach to music and arts. The school has been in service for many years which is a testament in and of itself with staff & administration dedicated to each student and family. They know each child on a first-name basis and it feels like an extended family. I just don't have enough positive things to say other than we are so very grateful that our children get to take part in the experience at LGCS.

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2014
My kids have been attending Los Gatos Christian School for about 4 years, and we are very happy with the school. It has a great set of teachers, all very well qualified and accredited. The staff is very caring and attentive. They offer small classes, a very strong and well rounded curriculum going from Math above grade level, well-equipped computer lab to an excellent music and arts programs. They also offer series on-site extra curricular activities that are great for working parents like myself who need to use their after school program. We visited several schools in the South Bay Area, and by far believe that LGCS offers the best well rounded education that we want to offer to our children.

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2014
My son was in LGCS from 3rd to 6th grade. Like other schools in the transition of modern technology, the school takes up many challenges. The teachers work harder than ever to adapt to the new web system. What has not changed is that the teachers still try hard to instill Christ-like manners and high moral value into the children. The atmosphere of kids helping each other like a family is strong. When we encountered some issues, the school promptly met with us trying to resolve the problem. Our son is academically gifted, so he was encouraged to compete in the spelling bee, math Olympics and science fair. He was, however, also encouraged to participate in sports despite of his weak athletic skills. He grew as a whole person not just based on his academic excellence, for which I ll forever feel grateful. Having a son holding strong interest in math and science, I agree that the school should improve their science program to attract the kids impassioned for science. But, disagreeing with some previous comments, I believe that most academics match private school requirements, and the school is willing to provide challenges for those requesting them.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2014
Academics is not good anymore. Still lags behind on applying maths, science and technology. Some of the teachers are exceptional and some just need to leave. School days are a lot lesser than other schools. IMO, new principal tried, but I'm not sure about the board. I am ready to take both of my children out next year. They don't seem to listen to the feedback given by the parents. There is a huge gap in children performance. If academics are lagging behind, nothing else matter. Not recommended.

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2013
LGCS has gone down the drain in the last few years. Teachers are overworked. Teacher's aides were fired. At least 3 principals in the last 3-4 years. They have switched syllabus without asking parent's permission. English grammar is poor here.No music,no second language. Money is being conserved and students are bearing the brunt. Why go to a private school if your child is not getting anything out of it. Church missions are being handed down to the school and kids come home with donation slips. No way am I donating to charities that I do not know of. In this day and age, I cannot believe they are trying to do this. They run a world fair to get donations for their sports equipment ! I am surprised why student tuition does not cover for that. If they can pass missions off to school students. Raise money from the church for sports equipment. There is no christian attitude here,a lot of bullying in this school which administration tries to sweep under the rug. If your child has a concept that they are not grasping,no help is offered. Have u noticed,for every bad review,someone posts a 5 star review(real suspicious. Not a school that develops character .

- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2013
LGCS is a wonderful school. The teachers are dedicated and loving and there is a nice community of families here. This school is high in academics and offers wonderful extras like technology, art, and music. My daughter attended here from Jr. K-8 grade and was well prepared for high school. This school not only prepared her academically, but helped build Christian character as well. My son is in middle school and really enjoys the sports program they offer. If you are looking for smaller class sizes, caring teachers, and a Christian environment, LGCS is the place for you!

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2013
If there was an option of not rating this school a "star" but rather a No-Star rating, this would be the prime example. Simply put, horrible administration, plain and simple. First and foremost the manipulation of how your money is spent here is ridiculous, it cost x-amount of dollars to attend here, fine... but ALL the other charges you have to pay, i.e. at the end of the year if YOU as the parent aren't able to assist/volunteer x-amountof hours to the school you are fined $250?!?! Ridiculous and absurd, shouldn't the staff take care of that? All the additional fees and etc that go along are absolutely ludicrous. A list of 30 +items that you MUST be purchase before the school year begins is another red flag to those who are considering coming here. Question: shouldn't the school provide pencils, paper, erasers, heck even binders for their students? You make enough money from all your "donations", where is that money going? Forcing children to believe there is no such thing as evolution or true science is another hard pill to swallow. Brain washing at it's best! This place is a joke.

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2013
Los Gatos Christian School is one of the best kept secrets in the San Jose area! Academics taught from a Biblical world view, technology integrated with the learning and teaching, and a competive athletic program are just a couple of reasons to consider Los Gatos Christian for your family. My middle school student is thriving in all of her classes, is enjoying the different teaching styles for all of her courses, and is participating in the after school athletics. Thank you for all that you do!

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2013
My daughter attended LGCS from Jr K through the beginning of 6th grade. We were very happy with the school during the first few years however there was a change in administration 3 years ago and since then the school has really declined. The staff is very good at preaching to the children about what it means to be a true Christian however some of the staff are very hypocritical and do not uphold those characteristics or hold the students accountable to those values. There is a lot of bullying in the middle school. I had approached the administration on numerous occasions regarding my concerns however I was encouraged to speak to the other parents directly instead of the administration getting involved.The bullying continued and actually increased to the point that my daughter was being threatened. I never received a response until I mentioned Seth s Law. At that point they became very defensive. Subsequently, I have pulled her out of the school. They clearly find themselves exempt from following Core Curriculum/ State Standards (as they are far behind academically), as well as, providing a safe and positive social environment for the students.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2013
Dangerous environment for children. School does not prevent, address or discourage bullying. In some instances, school personnel were the bullies. Children who are different albeit due to religion, learning style, outward appearance or family composition are exposed to treatment detrimental to a child's healthy growth. School personnel is not regulated by state agencies.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2013
I was a student at LGCS. I started there in first grade and left in fifth grade. Thoes were the best five years of my life. I had to change schools because i was going into middle school and I live wright next to it but I wish I could have stated! All of the teachers were so nice, caring, helpful, and most of all true Christians! I still remember all of my teachers that I had and I even remember some story's they told us. Also my parents bothed worked so I had to stay after school at ESS everyday! I loved it soooooo much I would aloways finished my home work and then get to play and hang out on fort glory with my friends! LGCS changed my life! I am now in high school but everyday I still wish I could go back and go to LGCS again! All the friends I made there I will have friendships with forever we still hang out even to this day! THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING LGCS!!!

- submitted by a community member
June 17, 2013
We moved into the area, and had been in contact with LGCS prior to us arriving. Both of our children are gifted, but have some difficulties: one has ADD, the other Aspergers Syndrome. LGCS was made aware of this ahead of time, and reassured us that they were in a position to accommodate our children's needs. We arrived and set up the admissions testing, and our son (who has ADD and struggles with his handwriting) finished all of the test except for a single handwriting portion. He asked for help, and offered to complete it orally, but was denied. The school, without further discussions, refused him entry. If your children have any special needs, be warned that they will most likely not be accommodated, despite the school's assurances.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2012
My child started off at Holy Spirit School but switched to LGCS in 3rd grade. We are so happy and blessed we did! The teachers are WONDERFUL! They actually practice what they preach! One of the biggest changes this year is that we got a new principal who has great plans for our school such as achieving Blue Ribbon status like he did for his previous Christian school and integrating technology in the classrooms. We got 35 new iMacs for the computer lab and 90 iPads that are used in different classes. 5 years later, my child is not only being challenged academically but all the teachers and staff invest time, compassion and genuine care in all the children's social and spiritual development! Since this is a Christian school, children are taught through this perspective. All viewpoints are discussed, however. The campus is serene and huge so kids can run and play! The classrooms were completely remodeled and the hallways got a fresh, vibrant look. We are so excited about the future and are so glad to be part of this beautiful, caring, and challenging school!

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2012
Happy New Year! What's your why? Are you looking for something "BETTER" for your child? Perhaps A Positive change? Maybe your family has the desire for "MORE"? (Besides the Class size and Homework that is) Well, may I personally welcome you to come Tour LGCS on ANY Tuesday to discover what our family, along with many others, have found. An amazing "Child-Centric" school, with beyond excellent Teachers, who genuinely care about and love your Child through "Love and Logic", guided by spiritual faith, coupled with teachable moments, encouraging children to make better choices, while understanding those decisions made. The details are many, so as not to innudate you here, come visit LGCS and find your own..."WHY!"

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2011
Update: They have just changed the math curriculum back to the old one (i.e. one grade level ahead of the CA standard). However, they're still reviewing the math curriculum so we don't know what will happen next year.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2011
I'm a current LGCS parent who is actually encouraged by the changes happening at the school, as I see the changes moving the school onto a stronger academic foundation, not a weaker one. I was a gifted child who both skipped a grade, and participated in supplemental gifted programs on top of that. I succeeded early on, but flamed out in high school, because my knowledge in individual subjects was strong, but my abilities to integrate my knowledge, to reason, and to articulate what I knew, were weak. Now with several kids testing at "gifted" levels (and I try to hold subjective test scores at arms length), my kids are getting the well-rounded education I needed, but didn't get. They are being academically challenged, not just in core subjects, but through the amazing art program and new innovative computer classes. They are being socially enriched, by learning with peers across a spectrum of abilities and backgrounds. And they are being spiritually nurtured as they are taught a Biblical worldview by teachers who truly love God and want their students to love Him too. If you care about worldview and learning environment, as much as academics, you can't do better than LGCS

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2011
There has been a lot of changes this year since there is a new principal. The academic standard has been lowered (maybe about the same as the average public schools or maybe even worse than the good public schools now). The math curriculum used to one grade level ahead of the standard, but now it's at the same standard of the public schools. Why can't a Christian school be also strong in academic? We used to love this school but not any more.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2011
My oldest daughter started going here in 5th grade, and she is now entering 8th, her final year. This also happens to be my alma mater, which should explain why I chose this for her middle school years. I had a wonderful experience here myself, lets just say, several years ago. There have been changes and upgrades, but the basis of this school's moral, spiritual, and academic focus hasn't changed. The teachers really care about their students. There is a family feel and a welcome, warm environment, even for the new kids and those who aren't of the Christian faith. Teachers and staff are very approachable, and I've relied on the relationships I've had these past few years. We have especially loved the sports program for girls which is extremely competitive and teambuilding. You would be hard pressed to find a better athletic program at a comparable school. My daughter has been encouraged to work hard and go beyond the norm, and she continues to grow and learn here. I'm excited to see how she will bring what she's learned to her new high school next year.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2011
We decided to pull our child out of LGCS for many reasons. We were VERY unhappy with the math program, which just pushes kids along even if they don't understand the concepts. We found many of the kids were mean spirited and unwelcoming, certainly not Christian focused. The administration was unresponsive and seemed to not care. As a new family, there was NO community and no way to meet other families. At the end of the year, we realized we were paying for a school that none of us felt connected to.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2011
Finding a new school was our greatest concern when we moved to CA a few years ago. Not a day has gone by, since our kids started at LGCS, that we are not grateful for finding this gem so close to home. We love the strong academics, wise teachers and administration, excellent electives and computer courses, many after-school sports opportunities, and most importantly nurturing our children in the truth according to the Bible as God's infallible truth. They are not just teaching our kids various subjects, they truly are our partners in raising well rounded, intelligent, kind, responsible individuals who are strong in character.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2011
I am a teacher and a parent at LGCS. For the 8 years we have been here, we have endured a great learning and caring experience. Teachers are encouraging, children are respectful, and it a wonderful education that everyone receives. The campus is beautiful. I am excited about some new improvements in the looks of the classrooms and starting this new school year with a new principal, who truly cares about our children's education.

- submitted by a teacher
July 28, 2011
We have had our children at LGCS since my oldest started kindergarten 9 years ago. Our experience at the school has been amazing and we feel so blessed to be part of such a wonderful, nurturing, school environment. The teachers and staff care for the students deeply and really work with parents to help their children be successful. We could not have asked for a better school for our children and only wish that it continued through high school!

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2011
We have been attending LGCS for many years now, & have decided to pull our children out. I m sadly disappointed w/their academics.Math is their only priority, reading/lang. skills are poorly taught (you need to teach at home), computer courses are minimal , there is no science lab & proper teaching of science (rely on parents to help), the pretests are the same as the tests which teach very little, special needs program needs to be updated, most families are Christian and wonderful, the teachers (most) are very kind & loving (mainly why we stayed longer), the art teacher is wonderful, the music teacher is wonderful & does great with the kids.It's a Nurturing environment, which is great for children who need more attention.Oh, nepotism runs through the school s blood line which causes many problems.Over all, I don t give this school a 5, it s more of a 3.We loved the school, but now it s time to make better plans.The previous principal of many years did very little to improve this school s academics, help parents & children (especially when bullied, which happens a lot here).The score below is for her service at the school.Best wishes for the new principal.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2010
The school's motto says it all: "Preparing Students For Life" Emphasis is on Christian character as well as academics. Teaching staff is awesome!

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2009
Our children have never done better in school and have never been happier! We love it here.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2009
We just completed our first year at LGS and going into our second. I'm very impressed with this school after coming from public. Excellent teachers, awesome facility, bible-based education. I toured other Christians schools in the area but felt like this one was top notch in academics with strong emphasis on biblical teaching not only as a subject but across all subjects. At the same time, they do not shelter students. They are taught, for example, in science the same things that public school students hear. Except for the fact that they will teach what the bible says and why, etc. That way students are prepared and can think for themselves when they leave this place. They won't be hearing non-christian perspectives for the first time when they launch into real life and not know what to do with that info. I especially appreciate that part.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2008
We are in our first year at Los Gatos Christian School. Our daughter has a wonderful teacher who has done both an excellent job teaching her and caring for her emotional development. The curriculum is quite aggressive, yet all the children seem to be doing well. The after school program is great with the people being quite caring. The principal - Ms. Treva Black does an excellent job and I have found that the children are respectful and polite across all the age groups. I can't say enough about this loving, close knit environment.

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February 25, 2007
This is our first year at Los Gatos Christian School. It is a very conservative christian school that is very bible based. Children are expected to memorize bible verses each week as part of the curriculum. Some of these bible verses were not understood by my children, and some of them were, depending on the words used. The reading program has been good, and they use saxon math at a grade level ahead, which has put my children ahead in math. Halloween is not celebrated, and is referred to as the 'devil's holiday' in the upper grades, which was difficult for my children to understand. Santa is also not allowed to be discussed, since Christmas is a holiday about Jesus, not Santa. These are just the conservative views of the school. Overall, the school is very caring and warm. It is a tight knit community that is very caring and supportive.

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2006
Our children have been attending Los Gatos Christian school since kindergarten. We have been very pleased with the administration, teachers and school environment. We appreciate that the academics are challenging for all student learning levels; yet not overbearing.

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September 26, 2006
This is our second year at Los Gatos Christian School. We are coming from a public school. We have found the academics very challenging and at the same time the teachers very willing to help. All the teachers are very easy to talk with and seem to really listen to any concerns. The other students are happy and friendly. I feel everyday that we are truly in the best place for our boys and our whole family. The best investment we could ever make, our boys future.

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July 28, 2004
This is a great school with excellent teachers. The administration is very well organized. I would recomend this school to anyone looking for a quality education for their child.

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Los Gatos Christian School
16845 Hicks Road, Los Gatos, CA  95032
(408) 997-4681
Last modified Los Gatos Christian School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Los Gatos Christian School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 37 reviews. Top