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K-6
Private
Riverside, CA
Students enrolled: 399
 

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3612 Arlington Avenue
Riverside, CA 92506

(951) 686-1818
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May 29, 2015
Words cannot describe how amazing RCDS is. From our first experience to everyday after the staff's true hearts have shown. When we were waiting to take our initial tour we were amazed by the kindness and genuine care the office staff and the parking attendants greeted each and every student with. They knew the student's names, gave them friendly hellos and asked them questions about their families or how their day was going. During the tour a parent asked why she should choose RCDS and the principal Ms. Leach, did not try "sell" her on the school. She advised the parent to visit as many schools as possible and pray on it, then choose according to where she feels God is leading her. She could have said anything to get that parent's tuition money but she advised her to follow God's will, showing that is important in her own life and that God's plan for each student was more important than money for the school. I was blown away when in the first week the principal not only knew my name, but who my daughter was and her name as well. I had only meet her one other time before. I cannot think of one other school where the principal knows every student's name and what family they belong to. Some may argue it is a small school, but I know I could never learn the names of 400 plus students. I was afraid discipline would be too strict at a private school, but I have observed time and time again that discipline is fair, patient, appropriate, stern and loving with a lesson in God's love every time. The teachers are kind, professional, welcoming and beyond patient. The behavioral and academic expectations of the students are very age appropriate. They lovingly help each student be the best little person they can be with God always at the center. If a child is struggling academically, the teacher's doors are always opened during free times and they communicate with the parents as well with what their child may need extra help in. Furthermore, there is tutoring available that is offered during the student's free time throughout the school day effectively not taking any family time after school. Daycare is offered before and after school for a small fee per family where the kids are loved, do projects and fellowship in a safe, familiar and loving environment. God's love shines through the entire staff at RCDS and I thank Him everyday that my family can be part of it.

- submitted by a parent

May 29, 2015
My family and I have thanked God everyday for RCDS. In today's world, I am so grateful to send my children to a place where they are not another student, but part of Gods family. They are truly loved and cared for there.

- submitted by a parent
Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
May 29, 2015
The teachers are kind, loving, very professional but welcoming as well. They show a true love and understanding of each student

- submitted by a parent
Amount of homework: Just right
May 29, 2015
The homework is perfect for each grade level. Always challenging enough but never too much or a burden.

- submitted by a parent
Develops grit: Strongly agree
May 29, 2015
Students are appropriately challenged and encouraged not to give up. The teachers open their doors when extra help is needed and when that is not enough, tutoring is also available.

- submitted by a parent
Develops respect: Strongly agree
May 29, 2015
All students are taught to respect and care for each other. Disagreements are solved in a caring God centered way. The students are treated with respect and patience in turn teaching them respect.

- submitted by a parent
Develops empathy: Agree
May 29, 2015
RCDS promotes kindness from day one. It is not only shown through the principal's, teacher's and staffs' actions towards each other the students and their families, but it is rewarded and encouraged in the students everyday. Whenever a student is absent, the class prays for that student. When the student returns, all the staff noticed they were absent and shows genuine happiness on their return. This in turn teaches the student compassion.

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Strongly agree
May 29, 2015
RCDS teaches students to put God first, others second and themselves last. What an amazing, wonderful way to teach our children to love and treat each other! How wonderful our world would be if everyone could follow this model.

- submitted by a parent

May 05, 2015
Of all the schools we visited and toured, this is by far the best we saw. The children there are amazing and the curriculum is strong, challenging and well rounded. The teachers are nurturing and teach character building skills as well as they do academics. The students perform at least a year above that of their public school peers. They had a great family feel and all the academics and activities were Christ-centered. We signed our children up on the spot and we have been beyond happy with our decision. It is a GREAT school

- submitted by a parent

May 05, 2015
This school is truly amazing, with a dual focus on advancing academic excellence and building Christ-like character. My children have grown so much in both areas during their time here. It is also easy to compare their school work to the work of students at other schools and see how much more advanced they have become. They also learn responsibility and kindness. Thank you so much RCDS

- submitted by a parent

February 04, 2015
Riverside Christian Day School has been a wonderful school for my kids. They have been challenged academically as well as spiritually. Each of my kid's teachers have been great! They work hard to come along side our family and support our efforts in training up our children in the way that they should go. Our children have grown in their relationship with the Lord because of the influence of these excellent teachers. Thank you to the amazing administration and staff for loving our children!

- submitted by a parent

January 21, 2015
I am Beyond grateful for the Christ-centered education I have received from Riverside Christian Day School. I couldn't ask for a better environment to grow up in. The teachers are kind and caring and I was more than prepared for the next year as I moved up through the school system. I came back for a visit as an adult and my 6th grade teacher, who is now the principal, remembered me as soon as I walked through the door! Thank you RCDS for always teaching me God first, others second, myself third and for still teaching these same godly principles to today's generation of students.

- submitted by a community member

November 10, 2014
This place did me the biggest favor by rejecting my child and me. As we went through the ritual hoop jumping of testing for my child to be considered, I was told that not only was he an idiot, I was not a good enough Christian to come to this school. Further, while he was being tested, the tester was continually trying to find lies in my application, including the number of siblings he had and the number of adults who live in the home (I assume to determine if I had a man living in the home with whom I was not married). The tester also demonstrated profound shock when I told her that my son had a half-brother. Oh, the horrors. I was then given two pamphlets telling me how to get right with God and sent on my way. What a bunch of hypocrites. I hope I never, never become their type of Christians. These are despicable, vile people. I'm so glad they rejected us. Otherwise, we would have enrolled and been miserable. Thanks, RCDS. You did us a huge favor.

- submitted by a parent

August 28, 2012
I am so thankful for the education and tender loving care my two children received at this school. The love of Christ is truly evident in every teacher, staff member, and principal. They truly care for all those who have been entrusted to them each year and do all they can to help each child succeed.

- submitted by a parent

July 15, 2012
This schools is filled with so much favortism and is very clicky it amazes me. It would be astonishing if the principal actually said hi to you. I feel that parents pay alot of money for a great education for their children and they should be receiving the extra help from the teachers when they struggle not left behind just to stay behind each and every year. I don't want to forget that one certain teacher is always judgemental and extremely harsh with the children and really needs to look for a different job, then my would she the principal allows it :(.

- submitted by a community member

June 24, 2012
We love this school! Our children not only receive an amazing academic edge here, but character is emphasized and nurtured as well. Their curriculum is Christ centered and top notch giving our kids a well rounded education. The teachers are caring show a genuine love for the kids while skillfully guiding them in God's word to become the best they can be.

- submitted by a parent

January 04, 2012
We had to pull our son out of RCDS because of a bullying situation that was never handled. The principal seemed to be on top of everything when we first started school, but then we found that many situations were too difficult to handle. We felt very out of place when volunteering our time. We weren't welcomed and actually felt in the way. It may be a fit for some, but not our children.

- submitted by a parent

September 05, 2011
We couldn't ask for anything more in a school. Our daughter has grown so much, thanks to the excellent teachers and amazing principal.

- submitted by a parent

March 10, 2011
If your child doesn't get on the train, your child will be left behind. The principal is great when everything is going fine, but is incapable of appropriately handling difficult situations. Whether the problem is students, staff or parents, you can rest assured it will be minimally addressed. Employees are encouraged to sweep issues under the rug and one particular teacher has no problem at all judging parents and displaying complete disdain and disregard for their concerns. Oh, and you'll pay top dollar for a 30+:1 student-teacher ratio.

- submitted by a community member

May 20, 2010
This school is amazing! A true investment for our children's future with a solid foundation in Christ.

- submitted by a parent

December 08, 2009
I love this school! RCDS is the best place I could have my children go to school. The entire staff is very patient, very God oriented. Discipline is uniform and fair. The staff is awesome! They are very caring & loving to all of the children. I have three children attending and they look forward to going to school each day!

- submitted by a parent

November 11, 2009
I am a parent of 2 children that went to this school for 4 years... This school was a disappointment to our family. I feel this school is a good school for children that are blessed with extreme above average intelligence. I feel that the children who are not...easily slip through the cracks. Our children were having a hard time keeping up with the overwhelming amount of work to be done. The other huge draw back to this school is the size of each class. There is no 'one on one' time for any child. Children who might need a little extra help learning something are left behind. Once they fall behind the school claims that your child may have a learning disability, and insists that they are placed into a special program that will cost an additional $3,000.00 over and above the normal tuition.

- submitted by a parent

September 02, 2009
This is truly a wonderful school. My daughter was an over achiever until she went to high school. Our public high school was over crowded and teachers were over worked. The atmosphere was grim and discouraging. At Riverside Christian it s another world, she is excited and looking forward to school again. The teachers care about our students and it shows. Riverside Christian has been a blessing to our family.

- submitted by a parent

May 27, 2009
Very demanding academic standards! Very caring staff and excellent teachers. Very organized and safe-environment. Parent involvement is encouraged. Excellent, excellent school. My son has been 3 years in this school and each day I am more amazed at the quality of the curriculum and higher standards that are required. It truly is a wise investment in your child's present and future.

- submitted by a parent

January 25, 2009
My daughter is receiving the best in christian education. The teachers and staff are all so loving and supportive of each child and pass that support onto the whole school environment!

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January 31, 2008
Great school! Wonderful foundation for our children. Three daughters have already gone through the elementary school and graduated from the WCS high school. One more daughter still attending elementary with plans to follow on into high school. I have been part of the school system myself K-12 and even worked on staff for 7 years. The school(s) strive to provide a Christ Centered Academic Environment for the children. My older daughters were well prepared for high school and college upon completion.

- submitted by a parent

February 22, 2007
This is my son's first year at this school and we are very happy with this school! The principal is wonderful! My son couldn't believe she remembered his name on the first day of school! They really care about the children.

- submitted by a parent

February 21, 2007
My daughter attended this school from 3rd - 6th grade. The principle is amazing. She really cares for your children individually. The academics are college prep (yes...even in elementary). My daughter is now in Woodcrest Christian (which is the Jr. High & High School that is affiliated with RCDS). It was a complete blessing to be able to have my daughter at such a safe & academically sound school.

- submitted by a parent

August 03, 2006
This school has been a blessing to my entire family. The principal and staff really care about your children and they become extended family. We will miss this school, but it will forever be in our hearts. T. Birkes

- submitted by a parent

January 30, 2006
Fabulous School. Teachers and caring and academics is above what I had desired.

- submitted by a student

January 24, 2006
Small campus. Very safe. Chanllangeing cirriculum. Excellant school!

- submitted by a parent

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Riverside Christian Day School
3612 Arlington Avenue, Riverside, CA  92506
(951) 686-1818
Last modified Riverside Christian Day School is a Private school that serves grades K-6
Riverside Christian Day School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 39 reviews. Top