Details overview

Hours 08:15 AM - 03:00 PM
School leader Mrs. Carol Vander Baan
Transportation options None
Preschool capacity 0

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Uniforms
Religious affiliation Christian
Schedule Traditional
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Type of school Faith-based
Coed/Single-gender Mixto

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning Los Gatos Christian School’s philosophy is to approach educating students with a Biblical worldview. The faculty and staff are committed to respect and care for each student while providing an environment of academic excellence that prepares students for a Christ-centered life. An LGCS education includes the following areas: PARENT/LGCS PARTNERSHIP ACADEMICS BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT STUDENT BEHAVIOR SELF-IMAGE
Academic themes / Areas of focus Arts (all)
Religious
Technology

Classes

4
Visual Arts
including: Photography
4
Music
including: Theory
1
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Bell / handbell choir
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Theory
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Drama
Media arts Video and film production
Visual arts Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
Sculpture
World languages taught Spanish
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered None

Support

9
Facilities
including: Playground
Facilities Art room
Computer lab
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Playground
Chapel / spiritual reflection center
Science lab
Sports Fields
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Differentiated learning programs
Tutoring

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 3 years old
Certified and/or licensed Yes
Days open Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Requirements for attending Students must be potty trained and must be 3 by July 1 to enter Preschool.
Payment schedule Monthly
Financial aid options Sibling Discount
Typical day and activities The AM consists of singing, pledges, Bible stories, recess, snack and circle time and learning stations (math, writing, phonics, art and Bible craft. After lunch and another recess, students have indoor play, story time nap/rest period, and snack. Students attend music, technology, and library once a week.
Required credentials for lead staff Child development associate (CDA) credential
% of early learning staff that holds a credential or certification 51%-75%
Maximum number of infants per adult 0
Maximum number of toddlers per adult 0
Maximum number of 2 year olds per adult 0
Maximum number of 3 year olds per adult 8
Maximum number of 4 year olds per adult 8
Maximum number of kindergartners per adult 10
Maximum number of school-age children per adult 20

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 68% 26%
Asian or Pacific Islander 17% 11%
Hispanic 9% 52%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Black 1% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

6
Girls Sports
including: Cross country
6
Boys Sports
including: Cross country
8
Clubs
including: Student council / government
Girls sports Basketball
Cross country
Soccer
Softball
Track
Volleyball
Boys sports Basketball
Cross country
Flag football
Soccer
Track
Volleyball
Clubs Art club
Chess club
Community service
Math club
Student council / government
Technology club
Television / Radio News
Foreign language and culture club
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
Before school start time 07:30 AM
After school end time 06:00 PM

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Join PTO / PTA
Monitor the playground
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Students typically come from these schools Shepherd of the Valley Preschool
  St. Timothy's Lutheran School
Students typically continue on to these schools Valley Christian High School
  The King's Academy
  Presentation
Parent involvement details Parents assume the primary responsibility before God for their child’s education. It is a privilege for LGCS to share this responsibility as partners.
Approach to addressing and preventing bullying We are committed to providing a school community with a safe environment. It is a place where all (students, staff, and parents alike) are encouraged to thrive and grow together in a spirit of collaboration characterized by Christ’s love. Therefore, bullying, in all its forms as defined below, is not welcomed on our campus and will be dealt with in a timely manner according to the discipline policies in place, and in accordance with God’s Word.

Awards

Academic award Math Olympics
Year received 2015
Academic award ACSI Spelling Bee Regional Winner
Year received 2014

Teachers

9
Staff
including: Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Staff Assistant principal
Gifted Specialist
Librarian / media specialist
Reading specialist
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
World languages spoken by staff Arabic
Spanish
Staff details There are over 50 full and part-time faculty/staff members at LGCS. We are committed to educating students, with high academic standards, from a Biblical worldview, in an environment that supports the development of passionate followers of Jesus Christ. Our staff and teachers are committed to Christ and to their roles as Christian educators.

Neighborhood

Transportation details Many families carpool.
Transportation options None
Partnerships with local resources and organizations No

Enrollment

Application/ enrollment process details All applications are submitted online through the school website www.lgcs.org. Simply click on the "Apply Now" button on the home page. Applications are accepted starting November 1st for the following school year.
Learn more Http://www.lgcs.org/admissions
Application requirements Application
Application fee
Entrance exam
Type of application deadline Rolling
Application submission begins 11/01/2015
Application fee amount $100
Application fee waivers available? No
Tuition range (low) $5000
Tuition range (high) $11000
For the year 2014-2015
Financial aid offered School-based aid
Vouchers accepted No
# of applications received 85
For the year 2014-2015
# of students accepted 60
For the year 2014-2015

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012