My Daughter Attends Pre-School there and WE ALL LOVE it !!!! She cant wait to go to school eachday and the Teachers there are soo Loving and sweet and pay attention to each child. My daughter has learned so many songs, bible verses, her writing has improved.. etc ( I could go on).. Highly Recommended !!!!!
Great school for lower grades...My sons attended Pre K-3. Preschool was excellent. My son felt loved and accepted and enjoyed going to school everyday. He learned lots of bible stories, memory verses, and could read and write before he entered Kindergarten.Thank you RCS preschool for being a godly example for my sons. Grades K-2 went well and he was reading about two grade levels above his grade level. He also learned his math facts very well however his teacher was mean, sarcastic, and demeaning at times. Whenever I talked to the teacher about the situation she was always unwilling to acknowledge or help my son without being demeaning. I spoke to the principle and he wasn't interested in helping either. Lastly, RCS is lacking a writing curriculum, when myself and other parents spoke to the principle regarding getting a writing curriculum through PTO the principle was annoyed and uninterested.
I have had two kids go through RCS and both received academic scholarship and a sports scholarship, and gone on to graduate with a masters degree from USC. So to the parent who posted on June 15th 2009 you must be having a bad day RCS staff puts God first in all that they do. Great sports program in M.S. and H.S. and excellent staff with and outstanding M.S. principal. So for those choosing RCS for your children you will be blessed.
dont be fooled by the staff nor the students most of it a facade in order to obtain your pay check. through the increased prices as your child progresses to the decreased intelligence of high school teachers. Your child will be introduced into a society where there is "Christianity involved campus" but in all reality each student could care less about a higher form of deity or religion, because in reality one can not push a child towards a religion. How cab u support such accusations, by letting you know that i was in fact a student there from pre school through 10th grade.
My daughter is in Preschool here and she loves it. Great preschool staff couldnt be happier.
I absolutely recommend this school. It has been a total blessing for our family.
I'm not too happy. My child continues to get straight A's throughout the year, yet she is below average when it comes to SAT's. I have had extensive meetings with the teachers and not one of them can tell me why my child is doing so poorly with the SAT's. The teachers also tell me not to worry about it and not to take the test so seriously. I'm looking for a new school.
Riverside Christian Schools are the best! My kids have been attending since kindergarten. I have 4 kids, kindergarten, 4th, 5th, and 7th. Great teachers and great education.
My daughter is a junior in HS this year and has been at RCS since she was 3 years old. The staff and teachers have been wonderful over the years. Not only are they professional caring individuals they are loving people. My daughter could contact any one of them after hours for help in anything and they would respond with their help. What a great experience being at RCS has been for my child and me as a parent who wants only the best for their child.
My daughter is in the 6th and she has 6 science projects for the year. She has hours of homework. As for the comment on learning by rote only......the math alone is critical and the girls on my street that are a grade or two higher can not do her math. The public schools rarely give homework. My daughter scored top 1% in SAT tests.
My son went to RCS through graduation from High School, and he has turned out to be a fantastic, capable, highly moral man. He is now at the University of California, and doing quite well. RCS provided a very stable environment where he was able to excel. The sports program was wonderful, and the teachers were caring and supportive. It was worth every penny (and, you can do the math!) to protect our child from the influences in public schools. We will never regret it and will be eternally grateful.
My daughter has attended this elementary schoo for three years. Overall it has been a positive experience. The teachers have been loving, caring, and knowledgeable. My area of concern is their philosophy of education. They emphasize through the ABEKA curriculum very low level thinking skills. It is basically recall only. They rarely do science experiments and virtually no hands on learning whatsover. It is read the book, answer the questions. This is not the best way for children to learn. I have very positive things to say about the school and staff in general and my child's character is much more Christ like being here then when in public school. That being said, they need to relook at the curriculum and not just choose curriculum because it is Christian based, but because it engages the learner to think, apply and synthesize information.
RCS has an excellent elementary school but below average to poor middle school. My kids have attended RCS since kindergarten and the experience at the elementary level was great. The teachers were dedicated and very responsive to the students needs and accessible to the parents. Middle school has not been a good experience. It has been frustrating and a disappointment. Most of the teachers are evasive and difficult to contact. Some classes use old text books that are falling apart. The teachers always seem to be on the move and have little to no time for the parents. Now there are a few teachers that are professional and responsive to their students needs. I found these teachers to be mostly in the 6th grade. The middle school has very strict rules of conduct and they are enforced rigorously by the principal. So there is a sense of discipline and what one would imagine or want in a private school. Aside from that, though, the quality of education that one would expect from a private Christian school is absent.
The middle school does not really provide Christ-like role modeling in my opinion. It is more a school that educates and adds a little God in the program, instead of a school that is centered on Christ in all ways. The middle school teachers don't pray with the kids on a regular basis, and they seem to allow secular entertainment in the school instead of teaching the kids to, 'Not love the world or the things in the world,' as the bible directs us in John. I want to find a more Christ centered school in town, but there really is no better choice in this area. Very sad, as middle school is the time these kids are really battling the world's influence. This school needs to bring in more true sold-out for Christ teachers, instead of the luke warm believers it has at this time.
Regarding the 2-2-08 posting, my experience with RCMS has been the complete opposite. I would like to go into all the details, but I am only allowed 150 words. The bottom line is that RCMS has helped us to turn our troubled son completely around. The principal there has shown consistent love for him through Christ. Any discipline has been Christian based and is always geared toward teaching and restoration. He has gone from a failing student with behavorial problems, to an honor student with great citizenship. Personally, I mainly credit the principal for her outstanding leadership. She has made our son feel loved, respected and safe. The academic education he has received is outstanding! He is thriving there. The entire staff works together to provide an incredible environment for learning. I have always had immediate communication, and great results.
I love this school, I have a 7th grade daughter and she has great friends and teachers and has had the best priciples since 4th grade. She has been so enriched spiritually and acadimically. I have to move about 45 min away but in no way plan on taking my child out.
My son has attended this school for 9 years, starting in preschool, with a wonderful educational, spiritual, emotional ... experience I loved this school! Until... Middle school I am so disappointed the education he has experienced here. And the lack of response and accountability by the principle and staff!! My spirit is deflated and I am disappointed that I have to put my son public next year due the the lack of quality of education that we have/are experiencing now. I will also be sending my kindergartener to public so it won't be such a shock when he has go to public middle school I am so disappointed!!!!!
My son went to this school from preschool to 1st grade. I absolutely would not recommend this school. Teachers have little to no compassion if your child is having difficulties. They are very quick to say ADD, instead of finding a way to improve a childs learning. Administration also backs up teachers and do not care about parent concerns. My only regret was not pulling my son out sooner.
This school says it is a Christian school but they are more concerned with an advanced education than they are a Christian education. I recommend not sending your kids here if they are JUST average. They don't like average.
The preschool is amazing with a terrific director and loving staff. The elementary school has amazing teachers who care about the students and want each child to be successful.
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