My child attended RCS until pulled and placed in a public school. No one would budge to help modify lessons to address learning needs. No one knew how to deal with sensory needs. They also kept wanting to label my child as ADHD when that infact was false. My child was constantly singled out, and put down. My child's art work and classwork was never shown because it was different. I also did not appreciate how it was ok for the students to not include my child. Once pulled we realized just how far behind this school is. They state they are at and even above grade level but that is not true. Students at the new school knew far more than my child. My child also finally received appropriate modified education as well as appropriate modifications and help. My child has true friends who really care about her, not fake friends.
The philosophy of a Christ-centered education is more than apparent here. The expectation is that each family will be delivering the same Bible based message at home to their children as they are receiving at Church and at school. Absolutely the type of school and leadership that our family values.
RCS has a great community feel where the students and families are well known and feel integrated. Not only has the school kept the "specials" (music, art, computer) but values them highly and encourages active involvement. The academics are appropriate for developmental levels with creative projects at every grade. Gifted students' are stretched without just piling on extra work and yet slower movers get the help they need as well. We have been nothing but impressed with the character and leadership of each teacher our children have had. I highly recommend Redlands Christian School.
ALL of my daughters have attended RCS at one point or another. My wife and I are constantly amazed at how God works in and through the teachers and administrative staff and feeds into the lives of our kids. They come home singing songs of praise, reciting bible memory verses AND excited about what they are learning in math, social studies and the arts! We are SOOOO thankful for the godly leadership at this school and the safe environment for our kids to learn in.
If you are looking for a Christ-centered school, with small class sizes, dedicated staff, excellent sports programs, and participative parents, then Redlands Christian is the school for you. I drive my three kids from Yucaipa to Redlands each day becasue we support and belive in the Christian education they recieve. I can't think of anything better to spend my money on than my kids education.
I am a public school teacher who sends his kids to Redlands Christian. I am frequently asked why I send my kids to Christian school. Unfailingly, my answer is that I am not afraid of public schools, and I would not send them to any Christian school, but Redlands Christian provides such a wonderful community, dedicated teachers, and excellent programs that I just can't imagine depriving them of the opportunities, relationships, and Christian growth that they have at Redlands Christian.
All four of my children have or are attending Redlands Christioan school. Two of my four have graduated from Arrowhead Christiona Academy. These schools have given my childern a sense of confidence and superior education. Two of my four children are at a university and have maintained no less than a 3.8 GPA. The educators have been diligent in providing an excellent learning environment.
Disappointed with lack of discipline for students. There is a lack of communication from administration. When talking to administration, things did not get adressed and had no solutions. After 3 years, still confused about things that were going on, even though I did volunteer alot on campus. The 2nd and 3rd grade teachers were awesome and that is the only reason we stayed. Classes were large, almost 30 students. My child is now attending public school and loves it. They are great and my child is learning what she needs to get into a college. RCS was a disappointment.
This s our second year at RCS. I am so happy the Lord led us here. The Holy Spirit is genuinely at work here.the parent evolvement is amazing. Academics are great. Arts, sports, music all are so good at RCS. Most of all they are building a lifelong foundation in Christ Jesus. All the students are help accountable for there actions. Very " others " oriented.
I love this school have been there practically my whole life still there but graduating this year from 8th grade
Like many schools, RCS does not offer a strong gifted program : It is a pull-out class once a week where they do word puzzles. The fifth and sixth grade teachers received complaints about their preferential treatment of the girls.
The teacher to student ratio is excellent. You will not find low numbers in the public school system. There are a number of extra activities for students like track, football, baseball, basketball, cheerleading, singing/acting, and music. Parents are very involved in the school. There was a huge turnout to open house night and everyone of them cares about their child and his/her education. Parents are a key part in the childs education at this school, especially since they pay for the tuition. The children are very well mannered and respectful. There is also extra work for students who are advanced as well as on-site special ed resources. I also like that the kids are not taught to the stupid state test! They are getting a well rounded quality education!
Academic programs at RCS are acceptable, probably better than local public schools, but not as challenging as I was expecting from a private school. Most of the teachers are excellent, but are not given the tools needed to challenge the students to do their best. There tends to be a heavy focus on working with kids with disabilities, but not pushing the kids academically who excel. There is an adequate availability of extracurricular activites. Parents are always welcome on-campus and they tend to be willing to be involved, which is great considering that most of the parents have to work to afford the tuition.
My children love to go to school everyday and the teachers provide a loving and comfortable situation for them. The academics philosophy is to find the best curriculum rather than a faith based curriculum and the teacher's then integrate faith, which I feel is the correct way to appoach Christian education. My child has the opportunity for music and PE once a week as a Kindergartner, which is great. The the sports start at 4th grade and there is a good variety. It is difficult as a new parent to the school to become involved. There is a lot of tradition and when your new it is overwhelming and the communication is not very informational. However, I have found the teachers to be very open to parent involvement in the classrooms.
In my opinion, the quality of the programs is dependant on teacher. Some are quite good and dedicated to the students. I have mixed feelings as to the overall 'quality' of the education for the college bound... but they generally have the kids' best interests at heart. It was probably one of the few 'ok' schools in an area with few decent and no exceptional schools that I could locate.
This school is by far the best private school in Redlands. It has a level of academics that are by far higher then any other school around. The parental involvement is exceptional and the class size and teacher amount is fantastic!
RCS is a great place to learn. The school is now PreK through grade 8 (not K-9). There are two sections of each grade. Parent/school communication is superb! Go to the Holland Festival for a good taste of the level of parent involvement.
Redlands Christian School has caring & committed and highly educated teachers. The school has been in Redlands for over 75 years. Children at RCS are respectful and are foremost taught about God!
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