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PK-12
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Ontario, CA
Students enrolled: 1,200
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931 West Philadelphia Street
Ontario, CA 91762

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(909) 983-4644
(909) 460-0176
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February 17, 2014
I have 3 students at OC, 1 in HS and 2 in the elementary. It is sad that some people feel the need to be rude about the school. I agree with what some others said, no school is perfect. I have rarely had a problem with this school and if anything have been very satisfied with everything about them. The HS counselors are awesome and been outstanding with guiding my Junior through her high school years. Keep it up OC!!!

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2013
It's always best to rate a school based on experiences, but it must be remembered that often, reviews are very probably the result of a student who has been hurt by his or her own misbehaviors or lack of discipline. A private school does not have to accept ANY student, and can dismiss one too, if that student fails to comply with school policy. AND it may choose its own 'private' policies to uphold. Thus far, those policies conform to God's Word. Thank you, OC!

- submitted by a community member
January 02, 2013
I was a former student of OC. I went there from pre-school through middle school. I am now at a public highschool. OC is very behind in the academics. I am now extremely behind the other students at my new school because OC had bad academics and no motivation. They support sports very much. This is not a problem but the problem is that there drama program is very weak. My new highschool has equal amounts of support for each program. OC students are far from christian. They are all very much confident in themselves and put down others if they don't have as much money as them, etc. All that should matter is if we have been saved by the blood of Jesus Christ. So many teachers told me how public school is the worst. Actually it's not that bad. Since I've left I've matured a lot more, my confidence has grown a lot more, and most importantly I've grown stronger with Christ. I say this because they treat religion like an academic, they forced so much religion on me I hated the thought of Christianity. I have nothing against OC I still miss all my friends that were good to me but I do NOT miss the abuse I had to endore.

- submitted by a student
October 01, 2012
As a student that started attending OC from the second grade, I can say that the elementary school is definitely better than the high school. Most teachers don't have a degree in what they teach, drugs, fights, and favoritism are a huge part of everyday life as a student. Their academics are very good along with their athleticism even though they put a little too much emphasis on it. The amount of excellent teachers/faculty members that are there versus the ones that should leave is about 50/50. Also the things that has happened at this school that end up on the news is just embarrassing.

- submitted by a student
March 24, 2012
I loved this school! The friends that I made there are still my friends today!Not to many people can say that the people they met in kindergarten are still close to them today! I loved school as a young child and loved all my years through high school! The teachers there wonderful (some are better than others) but all in all they do there best to help you succeed! I graduated with a 3.8 GPA and went on to a 4 year university and never felt like I was academically behind. I graduated from college with a 3.6 GPA! I think OC does a good job at developing the basics of reading, writing, and math. There teaching styles may be a little old fashioned (at least when I was there) but what is wrong with going back to way schools used to run..none of this No Kid Left Behind nonsense. If you don't know the basics how can you advance to learning the more complicated stuff? I believe education is a team effort between teachers and parents, this is the same belief I have with raising christian leaders, it takes a team to raise a good christian leader it takes the church, parents and as many christian role models as possible! OC has many wonderful role models for your children to be surrounded by!

- submitted by a community member
March 22, 2012
I am a student at OCHS and have been a student since middle school. The Middle school campus was the best and alot of fun, however, the high school is not satisfactory, and that is being generous. The kids have no bounderies or discipline and the teachers do not have a good enough understanding of the curriculum that they are teaching. They are very young teachers and even the students have crushes on their teachers because they are so friendly. The highschoolers are not welcoming and are very superficial and fake, claiming to be Christians when their actions say otherwise. Sex, drugs, and drinking alcohol are just a few of the things these kids are involved in. The teachers cannot control their students and classroom environment, but contribute to the chaos. If you are trying to figure out where to send your kid for highschool, any public school would be better than OCHS. OC claims to be a Christian school, but does not actually have Christian principles.

- submitted by a community member
October 24, 2011
Our older daughter has done well and is now a Soph. We do regard the Christian Values as a huge priority. However, my two younger sons have had a different experience. We've had problems with new teachers not controlling the classroom and Pre-K and Kinder teachers not preparing our kids for 1st grade and beyond. Example, six weeks before school was over the Pre-K teacher said our son should stay back. This after saying all year he was doing fine. We now pay for private tutoring and private school. Unfortunately, you don't know how your child is doing until it's too late. I am seriously considering transferring them to charter school to get caught up. I am a Christian, not a teacher. Values I can teach, math, science not so much.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2011
The Only Place We Would Trust to Educate our daughter. This school has an excellent academic program that prepares students to attend any college they choose to go to, but that is only a small portion of the reason that we send our daughter there. High school is the time that students truly display the values they have been taught, they try out new things and test the world around them.......at this school the teachers and staff that are guiding our daughter are doing it as if she were their own child. The level of love and care they provide is unparalleled. the lessons learned at this school is a life long gift to us.

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2011
I loved this school. The education was great and prepared me well for college. I love all of the staff there they are all very kind and are overall great. I will never regret going to this school.

- submitted by a student
July 11, 2011
We decided to place our daughter and our son in this school after we went to a public school orientation and were appalled, not only at the number of students in each class, but at the curriculum and the rather apathetic approach to their education in general. Our daughter graduated last year (2010) and our son will be a junior in the fall. It's the best decision we have ever made. The school works to educate our kids on being productive, independent, responsible Adults based on solid Christian foundations and an incredible curriculum. Our son and daughter are better people today because we had/have them in a school that talks about God and personal accountability. Wouldn't change a thing about our decision to place them at Ontario Christian.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2011
Ontario Christian High School set the stage for my post-graduate work, yes, but did so much more as the school system created in me a well-roundedness. This included athletics, academics, music appreciation, fine arts, and most importantly, continuing to build on the foundation my parents and church laid for me as a Christian young man. I was able to do everything, and was taught by some outstanding teachers that have left an impression on me. By far, the best school system in the Inland Empire, and maybe Southern California.

- submitted by a teacher
May 12, 2011
At Ontario Christian High School, we do things well and we do them on purpose. Our calling is to grow Christian leaders as we partner with Christian families. We also offer unique opportunities in many non-academic areas such as service learning and discipleship., Check us out! You will not be sorry!

- submitted by a teacher
May 12, 2011
As a parent and teacher, I have been incredibly blessed by Ontario Christian. Two of my children graduated from OCHS and have gone on to do wonderful things. This is due in because of the education they received at OCHS. Are we a perfect school? No! We strive to do our best in "growing Christian leaders". I truly believe that OCHS is the best HS in the Inland Empire. I love working here!

- submitted by a teacher
May 11, 2011
As a staff member and a parent, all our children went through OC from K - 12, we have seen the benefits of a Biblically based Christian education. Our children were well prepared for the challenges of college by the curricular offerings and the great teachers and coaches they had at OC. They were blessed to be involved in a wide variety of extra-curricular offerings including drama, band, choir, and athletics. Ontario Christian takes seriously its mission to equip students to take their role as Christian leaders in their families, careers, and communities. We are thankful for the growth our children experienced at Ontario Christian.

- submitted by a teacher
May 10, 2011
If your child has any kind of learning dissability as little as ADD I would highly recommend going somewhere else! Youll get no help from this school

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2011
We have enjoyed being a part of ontario Christian Elementary and homeschool program. I love the school grounds, and we felt very safe there. The office staff is great with the children and with their concerns. The administrative staff were attentive to my needs as well. OC has a strong Christian foundation which is a priority for my family. Academically, it's not their strong point. Although, OC does offer, spanish, computers, p.e., art, and they have a well stocked library for the kids to enjoy. If it's a Christian environment you seek, then you have found the right place.

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2011
This school is a wonderful school, and I feel better knowing that my child is in the hands of people that are working very hardt o create strong Christian leaders. I believe that we as parents are responsible for being a part of the culture and atmosphere, of the schools our children attend. OC does a wonderful job of inviting my husband and I in, and helping us to feel like part of a community. My child has blossomed and seem to be shining brighter every day.

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2011
These rating sites are an easy place to vent for people who have had a bad experience. No school is perfect, but I hear nothing but good things about Ontario Christian. Even in a recession, parents are working hard to make the necessary financial sacrifices to send their kids here. Although the ethnic information says 61% white, that is from 3-4 years ago. It is now over 50% ethnic minority. The school represents students from more than 250 different churches. The tie that binds the school together is an undying commitment from parents, teachers, board and administrators to their theme of Growing Christian Leaders. It is getting attention from around the country (and even around the world) as being a leader among Christian schools. Before you believe only the negative reviews (again, admittedly, no school is perfect), check the place out for yourself! Fine arts, technology, curriculum, sports, integration of faith...they have the whole package!

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2011
Ive been going here since 3rd grade and its just been a great school. It definitely isnt the best, but the enviroment and the people that go there are just outstanding. The teachers could be better though. The middle school math teachers could definitely use a better way of teaching and really getting into the minds of the students.

- submitted by a student
January 13, 2011
I'm telling you, it is true! Ontario Christian is far behind public school. No way would a public school child be behind at OC, unless they came from a horrible school district. Compared to any public school on "great schools" with a rating of 6 or higher, OC is far far behind. Sad to say, but even with CA schools having so many budget cuts. Most schools in good areas still offer PE, computers art and in most cases music. Seriously, with the money you would save not going to OC, you could put your child in private music classes, private computer classes and even get private lesson for a second language, and still have money left over. You would be better off moving to a good school district than wasting your money at OC.

- submitted by a community member
November 13, 2010
This school is fantastic. My daughter has grown academically and spiritually. I'm not sure why someone says they are behind, the public school kids that transfer here are the ones who are behind. Ontario Christian uses public school curriculum (well, not for Bible!) and are on track. The students also have music, art, PE, etc. It is a great school with caring teachers and staff and the families are all very nice. I highly recommend it.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2010
My son is graduating from this school, and our experience with the teachers and the staff has been great. He is graduating in the top 1% of seniors in San Bernardino County. He has received guaranteed admission from several top rated universities here in California. I credit his academic success in great part to the excellent instruction he has received from his teachers at Ontario Christian High School.

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2010
my daughter attends this school, and it is worth every penny. the teachers and the staff are the best!

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2010
What a waste of money and my child's year. I thought by investing in a private school my child would not only be learning Christian values but have a excellent education. None of that is true! My child was behind when starting public school and we would have never known that because on track my OC standards. Not to mention we never felt the warm Christian atmosphere. The parents and teachers were cold and uncaring. Save your money and better your child's education by going somewhere else.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2010
OC has given my son the most memorable times since Kindergarten. He will be graduating 8th grade. Staff sincerely cares.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2010
The school is awful and it is not what the say they are

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2010
this school is pretty pathetic, there are aprox. 2 teachers that deserve to teach out of the whole staff and the education is rather sad.

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May 12, 2009
I love OC! this is my first year as a freshmen and its great, the people and campus are my second home. :)

- submitted by a student
January 16, 2009
The school's staff and teachers really care about their students' well being, whether it be academic or spiritual. Any issues we have had at the school we have brought to the attention of either the teachers or the principal and they are discussed or resolved headon. I, as a parent, feel free to discuss or have access to any teacher or the principal and discuss anything. My children are ahead of the rest in academics and are closer to the Lord than I ever was at their age, which is something I totally admire and feel that we need more of nowadays! Go OC!

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 08, 2008
We have had 2 students attend Ontario Christian High School and go on to attend 4 year colleges. They were both prepared and thankful for their teachers at O.C. While no school is perfect we are very happy with the quality of all aspects, spiritual, academic, social of the school. I recommend the investment to all Christian parents.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2008
I'm a freshman at ontario christian. Ive been here since 7th grade, and honestly its a good school, but its just not for me. The school is split between overly sheltered kids and kids who have no discipline at all. None of the students are really christians, or so it seems. The athletics will get you absoutley nowhere, being in the lowest division in all sports, and theres no school spirit at all.

- submitted by a student
no rating March 24, 2008
Onterio Christian has proven to do nothing other than hold me back. I had a good time while attending, but after leaving with a high GPA and going to Chaffey College, I realized exactly how unprepared I was. It took almost a year to relearn the math that I was poorly taught. I paid good money to get into a nice private school, and it did nothing other than harming my academic prosperity

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January 05, 2008
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November 20, 2006
I've done a lot of research on several top notch catholic and christian high schools and even re-checked my so called 'high ranking' public high school,where everyone seems to want to transfer.(but can't get in) By research... I mean attending tours at each school,checking curriculum/Academics,looking at the matriculation,attending school sports events and talking with parents!We send our child to OC because it is the best choice with alot to offer.And believe me... I've done my homework! My son loves it there and so do we!

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2006
Seems like there's some confusion out there! I have three children who've graduated from OC. My oldest went on to Washington University in St. Louis (top 6 of most difficult schools to get into) and graduated summa cum laude (#1 in the class) in structural engineering. OC prepared him for that. These 'obscure Christian colleges' where the teachers come from happen to be ranked nationally. There is always room for improvement (many honors and AP classes have been added in the last 5 years) and OC is aware of that. Thanks OC for preparing my kids spiritually and academically for the next step!

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2006
The quality of Ontario Christian's education is below average; and that is being generous. The only redeeming factor with Ontario Christian is they pride themselves on teaching 'Christian values' to their students. I kept hearing this 'value' over and over from different teachers and now I know why. They simply are hiding behind Christianity because their academics behind other schools, both private and public. Sadly, these students will never be prepared for the rigors of college, unless they plan on attending Jesus Tech. Not surprisingly, over 90% of the teachers at Ontario Christian received their credentials from these obscure 'Christian' schools. If your child is pursuing a lucrative career teaching at a mediocre school, then by all means, Ontario Christian is the place to go.

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2006
OC is strong in Christian values. Their academics are slightly above marginal and extracurricular activities are acceptable. It's easy to participate on a team. My daughter currently attends OC High School. She is a Jr. I don't feel the academics are adequate for students wanting to attend top notch colleges. You have to supplement their education with Community College courses. If you want Honors or AP classes you should make sure you know what year they are offered because they are not offered at every grade level (i.e. Honors English starts in the 11th grade). The teachers don't strike me as being able to deliver High Quality course like you would find at some public schools. Their Arts/Drama program is limited. Band is marginal, drama is small and only a few art classes. Despite this, the environment is great, diversity is increasing and it is a real Christian school.

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2006
This school is wonderful!

- submitted by a student
September 28, 2005
I have been involved with quite a few schools and this school, by far, cares more for their students than any other school I have been involved with. Even when we had a problem with one teacher, the principal and 2 other teachers helped us work through the problem and come to a content solution.

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- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2005
The academic part of the school is fine, however they do not like the kids to have dances, such as proms, winter formal etc. I feel that is what makes high school fun for these kids to be able to dress up and go out, especially when they are working so hard in school. I disagree with their decisions to cancel all dances.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2005
Great school, has lots of tradition, is well administerd and the security is good, a nice alternative to public schools.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2005
Our daughter graduated in 2004. Is now attending a university, but she says that O.C. did not prepare her well for college academics, even though she was getting a 4.0 gpa in high school. The school is not diverse at all ethnically. Very disappointed in our choice for a private schools. Would not recommend O.C.

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February 01, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2004
I am a senior at O.C. I have been attending Ontario Christian schools since 1st grade and I think it is an awesome school! All of my teachers are friendly, yet not afraid to be strict sometimes. The students are friendly and inviting. I would definitely recommend O.C. for anyone who would like a quality education in a friendly environment.

- submitted by a student
February 10, 2004
My daughter started attending Ontario Christian high school in 2003 as a freshman. There doesn't seem to be much of an emphasis put on learning at this school. My daughter gets one or two hours of homework per week. We just received her first report card, and she's getting B and C's, yet she failed two of her mid-term exams. The school has a poor curriculum, because she has learned very little since she started attending.

- submitted by a parent
December 08, 2003
Kids run wild with no real disipline. Needs to have real structure and better watch.

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The mission of Ontario Christian School is to provide and promote a Bible-based, quality education that nurtures the children of Christian parents to grow in God-centered discipleship, equipped with vision, understanding, discernment, and service in order to renew all relationships and culture to be under the authority of Jesus Christ.

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Ontario Christian High School
931 West Philadelphia Street, Ontario, CA  91762
(909) 983-4644
Last modified Ontario Christian High School is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Ontario Christian High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 55 reviews. Top