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PK-8
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San Jose, CA
Students enrolled: 348
Before care: Yes
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3435 Birchwood Ln
San Jose, CA 95132

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(408) 945-6530
(408) 945-9746
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May 08, 2014
Having been a public school student myself I didn't really think much of the need for a religious education when I enrolled my kids here, but now I love that Christianity is taught as a core component of the education. It builds character, and it does not in any way sacrifice the fundamentals. If anything, I've found that the religious piece enhances the basic education, and that my kids have received an excellent balance between being allowed to just "be kids" and learning in ways that are a lot of fun. Parent involvement is expected, but I see that as a benefit -- I get to know the families of my kids' friends, I learn about what I can do to help my children as they focus on a particular subject, and I have the opportunity to make the experience of my children and their friends even better. The school was recently accredited, and passed in the highest category -- an outstanding review. ...and yes, the students compete with other schools in the area, often bringing home awards. Grades my kids attended: Preschool, kindergarten, and first grade

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2014
My children have attended Milpitas Christian school for the last nine years. It truly has been everything we wanted in a school. A pleasant campus,great location, security, excellent academics, sports programs the list goes on and on. But what really separates this school from the rest is there teaching staff. They are like an all star team. I ask you to reflect back on when you were a kid. Remember the last day of school everyone is excited because it's summer break. Except you were sad because you loved your teachers and you already miss her or him .Every year is like that at Milpitas Christian school. You should choose Milpitas Christian school your family will not regret it!

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2014
My children have been attending MCS for 6 years now. No school is perfect, but this one is great! We are very pleased! It's a very well rounded and friendly school. If you are thinking about enrolling your children, just call them up and schedule a tour to see for yourself. Teachers are well coordinated not only in their own classroom, but with each other. We LOVE the outdoor education program (overnight extended field trips) which starts in 4th grade. They have an excellent program for music and technology, and a few years ago Spanish was added too. Plenty of extra opportunities for extra-curricular activities including sports, band, and a gifted program. The tuition is reasonable (just compare with other schools). (PS-Regarding the parent who's review said that Bible instruction focused on verse memorization. Maybe their child is in one of the younger grades or they are just seeing the memory verse homework. In class there is much more real life application instruction, and it gets more in depth as the grades advance. For example, in 6th grade the curriculum covers every book of the Bible, and in 7th grade it's focused on the life of Christ and the book of John.)

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2014
My daughter attends. It compares "+" against charters, and level with some other private schools. The level of academic work and homework is generally demanding. For example: Vacation homework during Christmas. What seems to be odd is the way the school addresses religion teaching. Rather than "teaching the value of religion" in general (morality, values etc.) which may be considered of value in a career, while compatible with the word "Christian", the school focuses instead solely on "memorizing passages from the bible". What's the point of that? A memory test.? Comments from students indicate that they just "follow instructions to pass grade.". They also "upset" typical American kids telling them that "Halloween" is something evil. Huh? Just a chance to dress up and get candy? Get with the program! There are comments below about different teaching for different ethnic groups: They accept foreign students, and modify the curriculum ONLY for such students to give them a chance to learn English On the plus side: The staff (that I have met) are generally friendly, understanding that "pupils have different religious views" etc. Bullying and behavior appear well controlled.

- submitted by a parent
December 19, 2013
The teachers are caring, the academics are rigorous, and the environment is nurturing. Lots of extracurricular activities and enrichment programs. Our family is very satisfied with MCS.

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2013
We have four children and all of them have gone through preschool, elementary and middle school at MCS. We have been very happy with the experiences that they've had there. The teachers are loving, kind and compassionate. It has been a blessing that these teachers partner with parents to help their students continue as academic achievers and citizens with moral backbone. I highly recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2013
When I pick up my son from Milpitas Christian School, he has a big smile on his face and is excited to tell me what he learned in school that day. After attending kindergarten in the public school system (Berryessa School District), I decided to try MPC for summer school. MPC came highly recommended by several good friends. They told me I would not be disappointed - and they were right. We had such a great experience, I enrolled my son at MPC for 1st grade. I have NO regrets. The teachers are awesome!! There is an aide who helps out in my son's class and also music and computer classes for each grade.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2013
This is sucks big time. This school used to be good too many years ago before everything got change. It is a waster of money.

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2013
My daughter is in kindergarten. We love this school. It is a very special place. the administrators, teachers, students and parents all work toward the goal of not only educating my child but helping the students become stewards of life. They teach more than just great academics. It's a fun, friendly and family oriented school that focuses on the whole child: academics, social skills and spiritual growth. Terrific school!!

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2012
When you get to the 6th, 7th and 8th grade it is not competitive like the Mission san Jose and Cupertino Middle schools. They are very slow, and the stuff aren't even challenging. This school lost over 35% of it's student since 2009 from what I figured out. I pulled my kids out cuz it is not what I expected. A few teaching staff is good, but they aren't all good. There are very lazy ones and ones that favor white over asian kids when you can see majority are asians. They give different rules to different kids. I found out how inconsistent this school is, so I pulled my kids out. The inconsistency is among their teaching staff and non teaching staff. I don't think this school have much true christian staff working. It is just a money making institution using the name of christianity to get parents to enroll their children. what a waste of money.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2012
We are refugees from our neaby public school (Northwood) and, after extensive interviews with private schools in the area, we chose MCS. This is our 3rd year there and we are very happy, very satisfied with the school. The TK and K and 1st class curricula are challenging yet teachers and their aides are still able to provide differentiated instruction to each child in class. The staff are so warm, and genuinely caring about the children and parents. Their kindergarten director, Ms Leta Leggit, has decades of teaching and research experience and you know instantly your child is in great hands. The school sits on a very large lot with several grassy fields for students' PE. They also offer a lot of after school programs like robotics, cartooning, soccer, etc and great, great day care staff. Above all, I feel 100% of the time that staff really want the very best for our children. I highly, highly recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2012
Milpitas Christian School has exceeded all our expectations. The students are challenged academically daily, but in a loving environment, where individuality is respected. Most importantly, the students are exemplary citizens, polite and cheerful.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2012
MCS offers the best value for its price. I have yet to meet anyone who has ever heard of a school with an outdoor education program like MCS has. The 4th grade trip is an overnight, but 5th-8th go for 4 days and 3 nights per year. Students bond with each other and with their teachers during these experiences. I look forward to my son attending these trips. The 8th Grade DC trip is the perfect culmination of a fantastic educational experience. At MCS, students who are new to the school fit in fairly quickly. The kids are like a family, accepting everyone with open arms. By the end of the year, it's hard to tell who started just that year and who has been there since preschool. The technology education is streets ahead of what most schools offer. Students begin using Microsoft Office applications right away in 1st grade. They build on their skills more each year, get their own e-mail account (filtered) beginning in 3rd grade, and use more "cloud apps" like Google Docs as they progress through MCS. In middle school, they get to make movies and create photography projects. They create new content for Google Earth starting in 4th grade.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2012
Milpitas Christian School has so many benefits that out shines other private schools. Outstanding Computer/technology Lab, and Music dept. Full time Learning lab teacher with onsite tutoring. After school classes that includes soccer, art, and soon coming Chinese school and more. I love that they have Bible study and parenting classes for the parents too. The quality of education is so complete. They not only focus on high academic standards but they focus on building the child's character. I highly recommend Milpitas Christian School.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2012
both my son and my stepson have benefitted from this school's successful efforts to work with each child per their unique abilities and characteristics. I like that they uphold a high standard, but also help the students to achieve their best. And it is more than just about academics - it is helping them grow in character as well.

- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2011
Both my children went here before I came on board as part of the staff. Not only did they excel academically, they had respect for others and themselves. They were taught discipline in their studies and took their education seriously but also enjoyed their childhood years. I worked no less than half and hour away and sometimes farther. I used their extended daycare many times and never had to worry about my children's safety or well-being. In most cases, most of their homework was done by the time I picked them up, which helped me tremendously. I highly recommend this school. It just keeps getting better and better!

- submitted by a teacher
May 20, 2010
MCS is a wonderful school who treats the children extremely well. Their academic program is exceptional and my son has achieved so much personally and educationally. I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2010
We like this school for our children because it offers a challenging curriculum as well as programs to teach leadership skills and character building. After 12 years at the school I can say that the teachers have always been quite caring ( middle school and elementary age). As a working parent, I find that the daycare program to be outstanding and very convenient because it is available during the school holidays when parents have to work. My children especially enjoy the music program and the sports program as well as the opportunity to participate in extra scholastic contests ( spelling bee, speech meet, math olympics, art contest). Overall we are very satisfied with the school and the administration.

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2010
I know a student at the school and she has been improving so much at MCS this past year! She has been involved in many activities during the school day. She attends music class (they are currently working on a musical!), PE, technology, and library in addition to the normal class time. I have seen the time that her teacher has put into her education. It is amazing to see how God's love is exemplified through the faculty and staff at MCS.

- submitted by a community member
November 18, 2009
The dynamics of this school have changed drastically in the past couple of years...it seem that the loving nurturing environment has been replaced with a legalistic approach. The primary focus of the administration seems to be on money and they less on academics and curriculum. What once was a strong school has become worldly and weak.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2008
This school offers a good academic foundation and stresses moral character development. The teachers are dedicated and kind. The school offers academic suppliment for those who need it and onsite counseling for those who need it. The daycare is very high quality and there are wonderful after-school activities. The regular elementary program includes PE, music and computers. Band is also optional.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 29, 2007
Our family has been with MCS for the past 12 years. On the whole, our kids love MCS, and they've enjoyed a great relationship with the teachers and staff. Academically speaking, MCS is for the average student. The Middle school program is not on par with other schools and does not offer foreign languages (only after school for extra $$). There are no AP prep classes.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2007
This school consistently offers my child a very challenging curriculum. Teachers are nurturing, skilled, patient, and dedicated to teaching the children. The discipline and control in the class makes a great learning environment for all students. Besides the excellent academics, the school also offers computer, music, sports, and outdoor education.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2007
No school is perfect, but if my focus is on an all-round curriculum and the building of moral character,, Milpitas Christian School has certainly met my expectations. My girl has a rich experience participating in a wide variety of activities ranging from school band, spelling bee, speech meet, and science competitions. The teachers have taken the extra effort to encourage learning outside of the classroom through regional and national competitions, and to constantly challenge the students to realize their potential. My son graduated from MCS with a solid foundation for all the accelerated classes that he had in his freshman year, and he thanked the teachers for preparing him well for his successful transition to high school.

- submitted by a parent
November 27, 2006
This school consistently offers my grandchildren a challenging curriculum based on state standards. Teachers are skilled, competent, and nurturing. In addition to excellent academics, the school offers outdoor education, music, sports, fine arts, and more.

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2005
The curriculum is carefully selected. Offer a variety of musical programs. Parents work together to upgrade school computer systems with the Futuready Program.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2005
Great school. Both my kids have enjoyed Christian setting. Moved away for a while and plan to rejoin MCS this fall 2005.

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March 01, 2005
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March 01, 2005
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- submitted by a student
September 03, 2004
Well organized school. Excellent teachers.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2004
This school does not have any systematic way of teaching the kids. Some of teachers are very impatience. The level is behind the publice school system. After I transfered my kids to public school, I found they had to spend more time to catch up. The tuition is cheap. However, why do we have to pay cheap education if we have better free public education?! Also, some of teachers are racist. Do not blidly trust all private school.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2003
This school has taught both me and my kids wonderful things. I have recommened this school to everyone I know.

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We have the highest level of accreditation from both the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). We are celebrating our 40th year in the community!

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Milpitas Christian School
3435 Birchwood Ln, San Jose, CA  95132
(408) 945-6530
Last modified Milpitas Christian School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Milpitas Christian School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top