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RLS Christian Day School

Private | PK-6 | 110 students


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Posted August 3, 2011

My daughter attended RLS for 10 years, pre-k through 8th grade. I always felt that she was in a safe and caring environment. It is a small school which allows you as a parent to know all the teachers and the principal and feel comfortable discussing your concerns about the school, curriculum, or student issues. My daughter has excelled in school both at RLS and as she transistioned to the High School. There are some drawbacks to going to a small school (no sports teams for example), but the benefits far outweigh the lack of bells/whistles. I was very satisfied with the education my daughter received and recommend this school to others. It is a safe, caring and Christian environment that you cannot get at a public school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 2, 2011

We enrolled our son @ Ramona Lutheran School (RLS) for the school yr 2008-2009 in Kindergarten.He has remained there.Our concern in the public schools was the classroom size & the "thugs" that have been mentioned in a previous review.This campus is VERY safe!Our experience has been very good.Parents are heard & involved in school activities.The curriculum is more than up to standard.The staff well qualified & very caring.The class sizes remain small for a positive learning environment.Our son has excelled well beyond our expectations.RLS has been money WELL spent for our son's education. After all, they only get one chance for an outstanding education.Extended Care, home work club,field trips-the list goes on.Visit the campus & see for yourself just what a GREAT school it is!PARENTS - you will not go wrong by enrolling your child @ RLS. Hot Lunch-$3.75/lunch Extended Care-$4/hr Education/Tuition - PRICELESS
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 24, 2010

I've been teaching at RLS for 12 years and would not want to teach anywhere else. Other staff members are caring and supportive to colleagues and well as parents and students. The curriculum is challenging and expectations are high. Peacemaking skills are taught in chapel and followed in the classroom and on the playground. This small, nurtuting environment is the perfect place for any child to grow academically and spiritually. The school has been running an exceptional preschool through 8th grade program for over 30 years and is currently the only Christian school in Ramona.
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted September 16, 2009

Every teacher has a vested interest in making every child succeed.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 18, 2009

The school is a wonderful change to public education. The staff is loving and very involved with parents and deaing with their child's needs. Remember that NO school is with out its problems and that even Christian Schools have there issues. The fact is that they are handled quickly, and with love and guidance. This is a safe enviroment where children feel safe! And families feel loved.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 30, 2008

My child attended from 5th-8th grade. He was well prepared academically for high school and as such is acceling as a freshman in geometry, biology, honors English etc. The wholesome environment, small class sizes, focus on personal responsibility and traditional values is something you will never find in the public schools. The benefits of this wonderful school far outweigh the cost. We sacrificed financially to afford Ramona Lutheran and it was worth every penny.
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Posted September 4, 2008

I have two children who have been at ramona lutheran since preschool, they are currently in 5th and Junior high. We have been more than satisfied by the standard of education and excellent christian enviroment, The staff are wonderful and careing.I would highly reccomend this school.
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Posted April 5, 2008

Good school through 3rd grade. But if you keep your child here beyond that, he/she will become very behind academically. Why pay for public quality education? Staff is very clique-ee, easily sidetracked and not interested in hearing from any families that are considering leaving. A poorly run business if you ask me. You only get 1 shot at raising your children... why settle?

Posted June 3, 2007

We have been with the school for three years now. The preschool focuses on kindergarten readiness. With an emphases on phonics. The curriculum taught in K-8 is well above average. The teachers work hard to ensure that each child receives the one on one time that he/she needs. They are more than willing to work with parents to ensure their child's needs are meet. You can speak with them daily on campus or they can be reached by phone or email. Parents are encouraged to volunteer whenever possible. We are also invited to attend the weekly chapel meeting and various assembles. The school currently offers piano lessons, art classes, and has a running club that competes throughout the county. RLS is an excellent choice for your child. They will learn the value of God and of Family, and the morals which we should all live by.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 15, 2005

The wholesome environment of this school can not be beat. The smaller class sizes and caring Christian environment makes this school very unique in the community. This school is terrific for the average child but any child that is accelerated or gifted may not have his/her needs met here and may not be challanged enough
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 18, 2003

I enrolled my first child in preschool, who now is in Grade 1 at RLS. My 2 1/2 year old is now in preschool. My children will go no where else until high school! RLS needs high school!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 22, 2003

They need this school to go through to high school. There is not any good christian high schools in this area. The academics is challenging and christian based. It is a wonderful school that brings Christ and academics together to help assist us in bringing up morally responsible, respectful children.
—Submitted by a parent

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Ethnicity This school State average
White 87% 26%
Hispanic 8% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 3% 11%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 6%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Chris Castberg
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  • Lutheran church - missouri synod


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520 16th Street
Ramona, CA 92065
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