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K-8
Private
Petaluma, CA
Students enrolled: 150
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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3700 Lakeville Highway
Petaluma, CA 94954

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(707) 763-2954
(707) 763-0159
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February 20, 2014
We are so thankful for Harvest. My son is loved, hugged and encouraged each and every day to be the best person and student he can be. The teachers and staff have gotten to know him and understand him. They are supporting me in raising him in a loving, positive, and supportive environment. When I leave him at school, I know he is absolutely getting the best education in town from the most loving staff. We know, we've been to another local public school for his first 3 years. Harvest is not only focused on strong academics, my son has been encouraged to sing here, do public speeches, create art from his heart, support his community, be a kind, positive person, understand where he excels and where he could put in more time and dedication, that learning is fun, that it might not always be easy but that hard work pays off, and to support and encourage his fellow classmates. I also love that he is acknowledged and noticed and that I know, without a doubt, that due to their excellent communication system in place, I will know that same day if something is not as it should be. We LOVE Harvest and are so thankful to have the BEST private school in Petaluma and one that we can afford.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2014
We started off very happy with the school. We were happy to have our kids learning in a christian environment with academics being better than the public school. Unfortunately, this school has become obsessed with test scores just like the public schools and now send home pink slips if your child gets less than a B on anything. Also, scores have become so obsessed with that even awards that should be about more than academics are being given to those that are praised for their academics with little else being mentioned. HCS used to be about providing a education in a christian environment to being a christian school expecting all students to be honor students. That is no better than some elite ivy league type private school. I am sad to see this happening but I don't expect it to change as now they are bragging about how their expected high school is going to achieve academic greatness. I doubt even the apostles could have gone here without getting a pink slip or concerned emails to their parents.

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2013
Harvest Christian School is an amazing school that provides a classical education that is bible based. The administrators and teachers not only talk the talk with our kids, they walk the walk!! The kids get a great education and they all really love learning. Harvest kids excel in their studies and are encouraged to learn and achieve their goals. It is so wonderful to come to the school and see the kids from K to 8th happy and excited to learn and also recognized appropriately for their accomplishments. Harvest Christian has been such a blessing for my son Dillon both spiritually and academically. I cannot say enough about it!!!

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2013
To Whom It May Concern, We sent our two oldest to Harvest for Jr High (7th & 8th grade). It has been a very positive influence on them not only spiritually, but academically as well. The staff at Harvest really loves the children, there is no doubt in my mind the way that they care for the children as though they were their own. My kids were blessed as the teachers were always readily available, by email, phone, and one even asked to come over to teach one of our kids a bit more as they were not understanding a subject. I do not hear of that very often without compensation, but she wanted nothing, but to just see my child understand and enjoy it. My son has graduated and misses school, and I know my daughter will feel the same way at the end of the school year. Jr high is an awkward age for most, and being at this school has really prepared them to be secure of who they are and who they want to be. They have really been prepared academically as well, as they are a bit ahead of where the public schools are. Harvest is always willing to help the student and parent and is a great part of our community. I thank you for your time!

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2013
Harvest is doing an unusual thing in the way they are educating young scholars. First of all, the school is focused on Christ and loving the Him with everything (Mark 12:30). But the way they are training hearts and minds is completely distinct in Christian education. The school focuses on teaching students "how to learn" not just a common core of facts, by applying the "Trivium". The youngest scholars sing, chant, rhyme, everything from the vowel sounds to the scientific method as they explore the "grammar" of subjects. The logic students create timelines, debate, take formal logic courses and learn to order their knowledge. Students are graduating eighth grade with the ability to continue building their base of knowledge and the hunger to learn more. As the school grows, it seeks to build a high school where students continue their training to develop the skills for winsome communication, orally and in written word, to continue learning for a lifetime and serving others with joy. This school is building distinctly Christian education in Sonoma County with its unique classical methodologies and Christ-centered atmosphere.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2013
We have been involved with this fantastic school for 7 years and our children that thrived in k-8th classes. The younger years have very nurturing and patient teachers who introduce the youngsters to a joy of learning. The following years slowly increase the academics in preparation for Middle School which is a great experience introducing logic as well as electives. I love that Latin is taught throughout as it helps with learning another foreign language as well as decoding complex English words. Also I love the way the whole school know each other and are friendly across the grades.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2013
An amazing biblically based Christian school where the school motto says it all. Shaping Lives for Eternity. It is a great loving environment, passionate and committed staff, and super parent support. My kids thrive in this school.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2013
Harvest is not only academically rigorous, it is serious about taking its calling as a classical Christian school very literally. Everything that is done at this school is done first by praying and seeking the Lord's counsel, second by loving and inspiring each child, and third by making sure they follow the classical school model in shaping the children. The staff are wonderfully gifted in their areas, almost all of them knowing the names of each child, their siblings (whether students at Harvest or not), and each parent. It is evident that the teachers are invested in the lives of each child and are eager to teach them not only the intense academics, but also spiritual lessons that will last with the children long after they leave Harvest. The board of directors and parent volunteers are eagerly and heavily involved with the life of the school and often know almost each child and parent by name and circumstance as well. Our family loves this school and pray that it continues its mission and hopefully will grow to include a High School within a few short years. We have not regretted becoming a part of the Harvest family.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2013
Harvest Christian School is an amazing school. Not only do my children learn wonderful academic skills, but spiritual growth and character development are also top priorities. The teachers care deeply about the students and desire to see them succeed. Parents and extended family participate and are involved, not because they have to, but because they want to. I'm so happy that my children have the opportunity to go here. They've gone to HCS since kindergarten and are now approaching middle school. I wouldn't want them to be anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2013
We LOVE Harvest Christian School! Not only do they provide one of the best educations here in Sonoma County but the teachers are passionate about what they do. There is nothing better than knowing your children are safe, well cared for and instilled in them the same values we teach here at home. I am blown away with what my son and daughter are learning in 5th and 7th grade. This is our youngest 1st year at school and Harvest has been a great fit for her. I'd say having 3 happy children who look forward to going to school everyday is something to celebrate! Thank you Harvest Christian!

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2013
We have been at Harvest for a few years now and love it. We feel so blessed to have a great quality Christian school with afforadable tuition in Petaluma. The staff is very friendly and supportive. The classical Christian curriculum stretches the children. Harvest also takes pride in teaching the children manners and respect for themselves, other students and adults.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2013
We just started at Harvest Christian School this 2013 school year and I am so happy with our choice. They have a wonderful focus on education but make sure that manners are followed as well. All of this in a loving and encouraging environment shown through each of the teachers, principals and staff. I knew I wanted to raise my child with Christian teaching and values but I have seen so much more at Harvest Christian. I am very excited to see my child develop as she continues her education at Harvest Christian in Petaluma. What I wonderful school and I would highly recommend it to anyone and everyone!

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2013
My son has been attending Harvest Christian School since Kindergarten. He loves this school as does the whole family. The staff and teachers are like family to us. I have two younger children that are not in school yet, but they will be going to Harvest.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2013
Harvest Christian School is a unique school in this area. I was just telling my husband this morning how incredibly great it is to know that all three of our children are at HCS during the day - knowing that they are loved on, knowing that they are being taught not only amazing academics but also being shown the value of the truly important things like caring for one another and others, integrity, serving, and respect . This school is rooted in the bible and they truly live out the precepts...there is a great importance placed on the complete child; academic, spiritual, athletic and artistic.....we feel so blessed to be part of the HCS family!

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2013
Harvest Christian School is AMAZING! As a new family to Harvest Christian School (HCS), we are loving what we see and what we are now experiencing for ourselves. I am constantly amazed with how well run HCS is! We are so happy we switched schools for our 3rd grader. Here's why: Academic focus - Classical style of teaching Class content 1-3 grade levels above public school Enrichment included (art, music, PE) Small class sizes Teach Latin Inexpensive compared to most private schools Wonderful Staff!!!! Location convenient, close to both East and West side and freeway/highway access, organized drop off Christian values and morals Easy, no hassle uniforms Awesome PTF - Parent Teacher Fellowship Supportive, loving families Sports programs basketball, wrestling, flag football Welcoming and friendly staff and families Hot lunch program that supports local business and is the same cost as a regular hot lunch program in public school Positive atmosphere all around Result in well-behaved, good hearted, good mannered and well educated children Harvest Barn antiques and collectibles fundraiser sales Awards for academic excellence

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2012
I'm won over every day by Harvest! Since the first day we visited, I knew this was the school for our family. My daughter is in Kindergarden this year and her teacher is adored by the students and their parents - both past and present. She holds the class together with a perfect combination of caring and structure in her classroom. The other staff and the principal are equally outstanding - they know every student and take care of them with love. I think it's a healthy school that has the principal greeting each student as they get dropped off. I have heard only good things about the other teachers at Harvest and it really feels like we've just been adopted into a great family! Go visit and see for yourself!

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2011
Our daughter will be starting in the Fall of 2010 and we are excited to be a part of the Harvest Family. We have had our interviews and met with so many wonderful people who help make Harvest Christian such a desired school. God Bless

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2011
Over the last 4 years Harvest has truly grown in our hearts. My heart sinks when I look back to the state that my son was in when he was welcomed into Harvest. I praise the Lord when I now look at the young man who he has grown into. They have a wonderful staff that has dedication and cares about every child. I truly appreciate them more than I can express.

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2010
We are a Catholic family that was disappointed in the 40 + class size and the "take it or leave it" attitude the Catholic schools were providing. Harvest has an amazing academic program with just the right amount of religion mixed in. The effort put into the sports program is impressive. Very family oriented school- with a price that is less than all other schools in the area. The school is run by a young principal who relates to the kids and parents- which really makes this the perfect school. They are still expanding- adding a playground and they have an excellent lunch program. We could not be happier.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
Because the staff is absolutely amazing. They love my daughter and care about her learning.

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2009
The teachers are outstanding and they treat the kids like they were their own! My kids absolutely love this school.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2009
Harvest Christian School is a necessity in the world today. The Children are learning the most important values of life. Jesus first and morality, ethics, honor, honesty, etc. The world and now our country has lost these core values and our Children need to be taught the importance of each and every one.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 08, 2009
Love the school and the environment! Everyone is so friendly and the kids are great!

- submitted by a community member
October 06, 2009
HCS is awesome! My daughter is learning things in 9th grade that I either learned in 10th/11th grade, or never learned, in public school (such as Latin)... they are very interested in her success, for which I am greatly appreciative!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
Harvest Christian School in Petaluma Rocks. I can't think of another school in Sonoma County that I would send my children to.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
It's an amazing school that has made my daughter actually enjoy going to school.... and that has been 9 years of waiting to finally hear!!! Love you Harvest Christian!!! Your the best!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
Harvest is an amazing school and I love it!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
Fabulous facility, excellent parent/teacher/student involvement, high achieving academics, happy kids!

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2009
We are a new family to Harvest Christian school. Not only is it a great school academicly but from day one we have fealt like family.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
HCS is a wonderful school with great teachers, administration, parents & students!

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2009
This is an extraordinary school in every aspect. I am blessed that my son has such a rich school environment.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2009
The teachers and parents are all awesome!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2009
It is a loving, caring and safe environment for the kids. Great school staff and parents! Blessed to have my child there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
There are so many wonderful things about this school, that trying to list them would be a daunting task!! We are blessed to have this school in our area!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
I love our teachers and staff how wonderful and loving they are to my children. You just don't find that these days

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
Academics rock at this school...and the kids eat it up! Go Harvest!

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2009
I think some people leaving comments aren't realizing to select the stars - they are leaving positive comments. HCS is wonderful. Our daughter has improved so much academically, but also with herself overall. She is much happier, and wants to please her Teachers. The Teachers & staff have really gone above & beyond their job descriptions in helping with her individual issues. I'm so thankful they didn't choose to give-up, but had a can-do attitude and wanted to see her succeed!

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2009
Devoted teaching staff. Affordable private school. Excellent academics in classical education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 02, 2009
Harvest Christian School respects the students! It is a great academic school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
Harvest has improved each and every year in its short history. I love that each and every area of instruction is improved on a yearly basis. The teacher's aids, the teachers, the activities, the support staff, the facility and the overall plan for the students and their families gets better each year. When they lost a teacher, they got a better one, when a teacher needed to be replaced, they got a better teacher. When a teach needed to go half time, the school sought out a great teacher for the second half of the day. Excellent school, excellent school board and support staff.

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2009
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May 21, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating May 13, 2009
Excellent curriculum, amazing staff and an environment which does not limit the children's potential. Strong academics, strong sports program and strong arts program. 5 our of 5 stars by a long shot!

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2009
This is an amazing school. The staff is exceptional. The students are great influences. The curriculum is challenging. It is a blessing to send my daughter to a school full of people who truly love the Lord. It is this school that has kept my family from moving away. I could not imagine my child anywhere else!

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2008
The school is amazing! The staff, curriculum, vision etc. is excellent and has been a tremendous benefit to my two children. Our daughter is in the 2nd grade and our son is in Kindergarten . They both love their teachers and wake up excited to go to school.

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2008
We have 7 children, and hve been around the block with every way to educate your children, from public, private to homeschooling for over 10 years, and Harvest Christian has been the best decision we have ever made, our youngest has grown academically, socially, and especially spiritually, we thank God everyday for the love our daughter is receiving, and the superb education she is getting from the finest teachers. A+++for Harvest!

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2008
I love Harvest! We Came from public school, my son cryed daily . Now he is happy and feels loved and accepted. He has learned so much hear at Harvest, I just Thank God everyday for this school.

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2008
What a solid, loving school. Our child is thriving here. We are so much at ease knowing that not only our kid is getting the best possible education, but that she is loved. We have not seen a more positive loving environment an any school.

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2008
Our daughter has been at Harvest going on her third year now. We cannot be more pleased with the top notch education she is receiving. She is very involved with the sports and drama club and is excelling in her studies. While the curriculum is very important to us, what we find as reassuring is that our child is loved and cared for. Our child matters to the secretaries, teachers and directors of Harvest, we not only hear this, but we see it. We are truly grateful for all of the staff, for their passion for the kids, their love of what they do, and the wisdom and values that are passed on to our children.

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2008
We love this school! We have two children at the school now, and one more will be going in two years. Unlike many schools, you don't feel like a number here. They actually care about the children and treasure them. We, also, love that they teach christian values and morals which is absent in the public schools today. Our children are well-rounded and academically challenged. It has been the perfect fit for our family!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 13, 2008
Our child has been a part of this school for the past 3 years and we couldn't be happier. He is challenged academically while receiving the one on one support he has needed to excel in his academics and his character growth. This is a school that will love and educate your child. The staff and families are exceptionally friendly and it is obvious that everyone is happy to be there. It is a regular thing to see staff playing with the children on the playground. We couldn't imagine a better investment in our child's future!

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2008
I live next door to my public school and am an educator myself. The teachers at Harvest care about each child individually and really focus on the their unique talents. There is a strong influence on character and respect which is so lacking in the public school system. It is worth the tuition and drive for me know thaat my son is valued, respected and cared for as an individual, not as just another 'required attendance' for a little more state funding. Thank you Harvest for a great three years so far!

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2008
As a family, we couldn't be happier. Words do not express my gratitude for ALL that Harvest has done for both my son (great foundation) and my daughter, who is in 7th grade. For education, it is the TOPS! Reaching the heart of the child has been accomplished evident in our home. The teachers are fabulous! The love they have for our children reflects the love they have for the Lord. Harvest Christian School is by far the best school around!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 12, 2008
This is a school with extremely high academic Standards, teachers who love the students and an emphasis on Biblical character. My children have been part of the school since its inception and we have been so pleased!

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2008
For our family, there is no other option in Petaluma. Harvest Christian School is exactly what our family wants and needs. I can not imagine any other school where the children are given as much individual attention and encouraged in their academics and gifts. We have three children in the school ranging from 2nd grade to 7th grade. We love the teachers and know the teachers love our children. When the school promotes growth in academics, athletics, and artistic areas, it is the truth. This school has been nothing but a blessing to us!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2008
A well constructed atmosphere with challeging learning, active sports teams and good support for the students. WIth all they have going on here, you would think the school would charge more...a new school building, great teatchers and admin, excellent education and cheap too. Maybe if they charged more, more people would send their kids...currently less than 150 student enrolled. I will keep my kids there!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 01, 2008
My granddaughter is an anxious child. She transferred to Harvest from a great, highly rated, local public school. It was a good move. Her teacher was caring and patient. The administrators are wonderful. The connection between parents (and grandparents) and school is strong. A family.

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January 22, 2008
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December 19, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2007
i love this school all the kids are nice and kind it is so much fun.

- submitted by a student
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Harvest Christian School
3700 Lakeville Highway, Petaluma, CA  94954
(707) 763-2954
Last modified Harvest Christian School is a Private school that serves grades K-8
Harvest Christian School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 63 reviews. Top