"We are best known for our Christ-centered & quality education."
Students enrolled 586
Hours 8:00 AM - 3:00 AM
School leader Mr. Mike Johnson
Transportation options None
Type Religious
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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31300 Rancho Community Way
Temecula, CA 92592

School website
(951) 303-1408
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Map of Rancho Christian School address.

4 stars
Based on 72 ratings

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October 03, 2014
My spouse and I love RCS. We have 3 children in the school and this is our 4th year at the school. The faculty are the best. They really work with you to help your child reach their potential. I love the focus on the arts and on technology, and the fact that it goes through middle and high school is a huge plus. We don't plan on ever making a move to a different school. Our kids LOVE it, come home singing praise songs learned in music class and chapels, and have fantastic friends. It really is a big family here, and I know my children will be ready for life and college.

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2014
Preschool Review. Less than thrilled. My child attends 3 days a week. There is a child in his class that is obviously special needs and she has thrown chairs, screamed and clawed at her eye until damaged, constantly disrupts the class and several parents have moved their children from the room. I spoke with the director and was given many excuses fir the childs behavior. She needs special care and they are ignoring the obvious that they are not equipped to care for her. She has not been moved or recommended for other programs but left to substandard care for her challenges. Additionally My son informed me that an aide has been pinching the childrens ears while resting. I addressed this also with the teacher and it has ceased but they admitted they have problems with her. So why is she there also??? Too many problems and the director has taken zero actions.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2014
I love Rancho Christian Schools! My kids have been here since preschool and now are in elementary and middle school. They have a wonderful christ-centered education which is very strong in academics and arts. It is a very well-rounded program. The teachers are highly qualified and are so nurturing to the students. They take the extra time to get to know the students and families.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2014
I am very happy with the school. The teachers care about the students and if there ever is a problem it is resolved. The playground could be a little more kept up, but other than that everything runs smooth. My only wish is that their food options improve.

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2014
We have been at RCS for10 years and have loved it. There have been some growing pains but I really believe they have put forth the effort to fix things. Overall, I thank God for this school! We have kept our kids in RCS through middle school and have switched to public high school mainly for more options and better sports programs. I know the high school has really come a long way and I hope they continue to excel. The lack of communication overall has been a little frustrating. We've loved and appreciated most of the teachers. Math and writing have been a tough transition from RCS to public. I'd give the Elementary School a 4.5 / 5 and the middle school a 3 / 5.

- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2013
This school is run by the students. Parents pay to drop them off and forget about them. Grades do not matter. No effort is given to advance learning. If you have a problem or need help they will listen and that is all. Neutrality is the foundation from which they lead. If your child is under attack every witness will turn their backs on them.

- submitted by a parent
July 04, 2013
This review is way overdue ! Best school experience available... My daughter has been at Rancho for 5 years and is now entering middle school and my son just finished Kindergarten... I am amazed daily by the high values of not only the teachers staff and administration but also the parents at the school ... Academically the school is superior to not only public but also other Christian schools in the area . As a former teacher , I value good education as well as a solid loving Christian , God fearing environment . I do feel that there is certain favoritism among a few teachers but that is a human flaw and does not reflect on the school itself ! Great after school activity program too We love our school and are excited to start another wonderful year !

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2012
My child attended this school for 4 yrs. Prior to moving to the larger campus this school was great. Unfortunately, bigger isn't always better. It became more focused on money than on providing a nurturing, loving, Christian environment. There is ALOT of favoritism and many cliques amongst the parents, teachers, and administration. My child received a much more Christian experience at a PUBLIC elementary school here in Temecula. We found Rancho Christian School's math is behind compared to the local public school.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2012
Year two for my kids at Rancho and I am happy with the school, administration and faculty. The leadership changes have really made a difference. My kids have gone to another private school in the area and we tried public when we thought that we couln't afford private any longer. Rancho is less expensive (by a couple thousand) and you get an above par education and loving teachers who really care about your kids. Parents, you may have a bad experience no matter where you go. It doesn't mean that the problem is not being addressed and policy changes are in the works. We as parents need to work with administration and faculty to make change. If you are looking for a Christ-centered school who has loving, educated Teachers, give Rancho a try. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to send my kids here (MS and Elem).

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2012
My child went to kindergarten there and we will not be attending into the first grade. The staff was very pleasant, but the cliques between parents and the lack of discipline for those children with parents with deeper pockets made me lose faith in their Christian values and focus on fairness and discipline. After living through numerous issues during the one and only year there, I felt that they did not want or feel the need to address negative behaviors exhibited by some of the children.

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2012
RCS has been a blessing to my children. The teachers and staff ALL take the time and effort to make their student''s school experience positive and productive. My children are very happy at RCS and so am I. Great job!

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2012
Our children are in 1st and 2nd grade and I am blown away with the scholastic program. I volunteer in the Accelerrated Reading program in both classes and both teachers have ALL students reading at and above grade level and it's only midyear. As a former teacher myself I know how amazing this is. The 1st grade teacher and mentor teacher for lower elementary, has a handful of first graders reading at a 3rd grade level. She has taken readers well below grade level and has brought them at and above grade level and it's only midyear!! This school goes far beyond just teaching the curriculum. They create an enriching system that draws the best out of the students in an incredibly nurturing environment that is rooted and flows from the Christ centered approach to education. I cannot say enough good things about this school. They take the Golden nuggets of opportunities to reinforce Biblical teaching and living all day. What a blessing!!

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2012
We have been at Rancho for 6 years and we hope to stay another 7. The staff loves not only teaching but challenging the students ~ both individually and as a class. The atmosphere is second to none: I would attend simply for that. The worship team is awesome and the fine arts department is growing into something wonderful. The sports now include fifth grade, which is awesome for us: my boy got to play on the JV middle basketball team and he is learning much more than simply the sport. Now, do I have some issues with the school, sure ~ it's a school not nirvana. My concerns are addressed respectfully and the conclusions have been agreeable to all involved. Kids will be kids wherever they go and parents will be parents ~ I think you get what you give and being an x-public school teacher I know both sides and I will happily choose this side.

- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2012
My children went to RCS for five years and moving to public school we have to take a step back..Couldnt belive!I was proud of being in RCS...i guess my reality was blindfolded! The administration is desorganize,has favorites and money talks.Children get away with no discipline. Integrity and Honesty are shallow. As a parent, I try to be positive,but I couldnt continue see the favoritism among teachers and students. Dont waiste your money and choose a Charter school,small class and same or higher education.I am a parent who loves high standars and a great Christian education

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2011
My son is in 4th grade at RCS. He as been at RCS since preschool. We, as always are so impressed with the education, but more than that, the Godly influence he gets daily. He loves going to the high school football games. Such a great start for being the first year of football here. We went and watched them play Mater Dei Thursday and we only lost by one touch down. My son can't wait to play football in high school at RCS. The football players are so sweet to the smaller kids. They are so looked up to. I would recommend RCS Preschool through High School highly for a complete experience spiritually, educationally, socially, and in athletics!

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2011
This is a great school! The teachers are dedicated and caring, the principals are involved and easily accessible, and the staff is amazing! Not only is my son challenged academically, but he is offered the opportunity to grow spiritually, socially and emotionally in all of the enrichment and extracurricular activities that are offered each semester. This school has been a great experience for our family!

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2011
Our family loves Rancho. This has been an awesome year and we have seen a lot of growth in the school. Our new principal is doing great things. Our family plan was for our daughter to attend Rancho for middle school and then go back to public for high school, but she made the decision herself to stay at Rancho because she loves it so much. She is being challenged academically, but more importantly she is strengthening in her relationship with God. The teachers there care about the students and have a personal one-on-one relationship with them. We are blessed to have found this school for our children.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2011
GREAT school. FANTASTIC school year. Thank you Rancho Christian for all you do to love and educate my child. Thank YOU.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2011
My famliy just moved here this past year and we have been extremely happy at RCS. At RCS you are family, you can openly talk with the teachers, enrichment staff and administration at any time. Parents are encouraged to help out in the class room or with any event or function the school may have. I have been very happy with how the school handles itself, it's staff and most importantly the students. I have not at all felt like I am "nickeled and dimed". Yes, the economy is very bad, for some, but not for others, and I feel that RCS has done a great job in understanding that and doing the best job possible balancing that for the people that want to give and the people that just cannot give. There are those of us that don't mind giving money for parties and/or field trips. I know both of the elementary school mentor teachers personally and having done multiple projects this year with both of them and my child in class with one of them I have the greatest respect for them BOTH! I feel both of our children are learning about Christ everyday, and to be great Christians! We are very blessed to be at Rancho Christian and will continue to be there for many years to come.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2011
My kids are having a great year, again, at Rancho. Thank you!!! I love all the new things for middle school and high school, especially Theater. But most importantly, Christ is the center. I wouldn't go anywhere else with my children.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2011
I agree with w/the teacher below. If you have a problem with a teacher (or anyone), then the way Jesus would tell you to take care of it, would be to confront the person in love, offering the chance to explain and/or apologize. Teachers are by no means perfect, we struggle each and everyday to be positive examples to our students and their parents. My personal opinion is that God puts each and everyone of us in the position where he thinks we would be the most productive and do the best work (according to His will). Our mentor teachers are no different. God put them in those leadership positions to guide and mentor the rest of us, which they are doing a great job of. So, I do not agree with the person that was complaining about the mentor teachers. I try not to second guess God's decisions---If He has found those mentor teachers worthy of those positions, then so do I.

- submitted by a teacher
April 14, 2011
As a parent, grandparent, & seasoned teacher, I know firsthand that individuals & institutions learn & grow through life lessons. RCS is not perfect, no school possibly can be this side of heaven. However, @ RCS we are learning & growing as we extend the love of Christ through our head, heart & hands. I humbly encourage those who have been offended by a tactless comment or insensitive response to confront that 'mentor' teacher in love & give them an opportunity to apologize. If you are unwilling to allow them to seek your forgiveness then you might want to consider that you are part of the problem. There is not one teacher on our campus unwilling to humble themselves & look at a situation from a parents point of view. We love our kids & expect the best from His best! Pray for your childrens teachers & know that we depend on your understanding of each students needs. We are genuine in our mission & value your partnership. It is our wonderful parents & families that make RCS such a dynamic, well rounded school... extending the love of Jesus through Head, Heart, & Hands.

- submitted by a teacher
March 31, 2011
First, note that I rate this school 5 stars on the basis of the teachers only. My child has had a wonderful experience at Rancho Christian, but the school has some administrative problems. They are top heavy in administrators, yet the teachers have little extra help in the classroom, even to the point where they have to clean their own rooms. Also, for some reason, Rancho always seems to listen to the "squeaky wheels", including a few loud, verbally mouthy tactless teachers they refer to as "mentors". Threaten to take out your child (read that "withhold tuition money") and they will side with the parent's wishes - to the point of retaining disruptive students who ruin the overall great education this school can provide. One last thing, be prepared to be "nickeled & dimed". Sometimes it seems as if the school was created to support the church, rather than the other way around. A hot lunch is often overpriced fast food! Still, I highly recommend this school. The teachers are loving, committed Christian teachers who always put your child's best interest first. If they do a good job with the early grades, the middle & high school will grow.

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2011
We are new to the school this year and couldn't be happier with our decision! Both of our kids, one in 4th grade and one in 2nd grade, were in public schools last year. We have seen tremendous changes in them this year both academically and socially. This school is all about encouragment, love of one another and academic excellence. Our kids are learning things that are two grade levels ahead of the public schools. The teachers are amazing in not only the way they teach but how they encourage and love the children. The staff and faculty are outstanding and I love the communication we receive from them. The school is making great strides to expand their high school and I cannot wait to see my children graduate from such a Christ-centered education and facility! This school has truly been a blessing to us and I would encourage any parent looking at private schools in the area to check them out for yourself. Talk to the parents and teachers and judge for yourself. I truly believe you will see how great the families are and how wonderful this school will be for your kids!

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2011
II must say that Rancho Christian School has changed tremendously since last year. From the moods of the teachers right down to the attitudes of the students have all changed for the better. Don t get me wrong there was nothing wrong with the school to begin with; it just needed some fine-tuning. Mike Johnson is an awesome leader who has wonderful ideas as to where he wants to take the school. So far everything that he has done has only added to the already Christ-like community that already exists at Rancho. If you are looking for a school that has wonderful teachers, administrators and staff then this is the school for you. At Rancho the teachers think out-of-the box and really want to help not only their students in their class but their parents as well. I would highly recommend Rancho Christian School to anyone who is looking for a good solid Christian education.

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2011
My son has attended this school for the last 5 years. He has moved up the ladder from 2nd grade to Middle School. Rancho has made an incredible difference in his life focusing on the Christ centered education. They have so much to offer, from outstanding & caring teachers and staff, to a well-rounded curriculum. Any parent would be happy to make Rancho Christian their choice for their child's education.

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2011
As a teacher AND a Rancho parent for the last 5 years, I have a unique perspective on our school. I know for a fact we are not perfect! I also know for a fact that I wouldn't put my two children anywhere else! I have taught in the public and private sectors and I can testify to the fact that every school has issues they must work through. I am proud of the HUGE strides we have made this year as educators, students and administrators! We want to see our students use their head, heart and hands to become good citizens, who love Christ and are prepared to make a positive impact on the world. My children have received an awesome education. They have not spent the last 5 years in a bubble but have had Christian educators come along side them and help them deal with problems that all kids face in a Christ like manner and for that ,my husband and I feel blessed to call RCS home. Anyone who happens to find a school that has it all figured out, doesn't need to grow and never has issues...I would love to check it out. Until then, RCS is an inspiring place to work and grow!

- submitted by a teacher
March 18, 2011
I have two boys here at Rancho. One is in the middle school and the other is in fifth grade. This is our fifth year here and I can honestly say that we couldn't be more happy. We have seen many changes over the past several years and know that there is no perfect school. Rancho is not content to stay stagnant. They are always striving to improve programs and the quality of the teachers. Both of their teachers have, at times, worked with us individually to meet the needs of my boys. We were concerned about my middle schooler and his upcoming high school years. We are no longer concerned and are enthusiastically planning on him finishing his schooling here at Rancho. We highly recommend Rancho to anyone searching for a Christ centered education for their children.

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2011
Rancho Christian is an excellent school! My children are receiving a wonderful education. We are so blessed to have our children attend this school. The teachers, principals and faculty are fabulous.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2011
This is my daughters 3rd year at this school and I love it so does she. She iis getting a high quality Christ centered education there. As a Christian, who could ask for more.

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2011
I have two students in middle school at RCS. I have put them at this school for the small class size, the personal attention, and the school environment. I have not been disappointed in any of these areas. The school and teeachers are very supportive of the kids and their needs. They offer many extra curriculuar activities, as well as tutoring for math in the afternoons. I do not feel like I am being constantly nickeled and dimed for money all the time as well.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2011
I believe any child would benefit from attending Rancho Christian School. I have been volunteering at the school for more than 2 years and have witnessed and learned first hand what a great school Rancho Christian is and how it gives much more than a great education to the children who attend there. Rancho Christian continues to raise the bar when it comes to private schools. If you have not checked it out recently, you are not aware of all it has to offer. If you want to give your child the best all around school experience they can have with some of the most caring and qualified teachers and staff available then you want to send them to Rancho Christian School. This could be the single best thing you ever do for your child and his/her future.

- submitted by a community member
January 18, 2011
Having just moved to this area and putting 2 children in this school, I couldn't be happier. both my children have blossomed academically and spiritually and have been embraced by friends and faculity. I am not only a parent but a teacher at this school. I love the families that I have encountered and of course my students. They bring such life to me. Teaching is a joy when striving for excellence! We feel blessed to be a part of Rancho Christian School.

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2010
We've had two children at Rancho Christian Schools and consider it a privilege to be a part of it. Our children love it, they love their teachers and they are definitely ahead of many of their friends in level of education. The teachers take the time to really care for our children and if we ever have a question or concern we know we can always talk with them. We especially like spanish, computers, AR, after school enrichment classes. Of course chapel and Bible are there, but there is also such a loving and caring environment on the campus. There have been quite a few improvements and changes over the past year that we have been noticing, including changes in staff leadership which have been very positive. We are noticing that the school seems to be growing into a more structured and professional organization. This is really good to know as we look to have our children graduate from the high school.

- submitted by a parent
December 02, 2010
While no school is perfect, Rancho provides an environment that allows children to excel. The staff is awesome, true they could use some updates on grading consistency and rubric use, but overall they are raising the bar at Rancho and teachers are responding. They do spend too much time on programs that showcase only a few of the same students every year but the overall outcome is quite a feat! Hoping with the new fine art department that will change and someone will notice that the same kids are in front of that stage every performance year after year, just saying! While these things are annoying they do not make or break a school. The overall attitude is positive and the kids are thriving so that is what matters. Education is decent and the "extras" are good. (computer time, art, etc) Rancho is still one of the best in the area, room to improve, yes, but they sure are making great changes. I am sticking around to see if these changes continue. We'll see what they do the rest of the year and where they are going. Better than public, I know I teach public!

- submitted by a parent
December 02, 2010
We've been at this school for six years and have kids in both elementary and middle school. While we have always been happy with our children's teachers, the academics, and the values our children are being taught, this year has been especially exciting for us. The new leadership team has brought vast improvements (which frankly we hadn't noticed were missing) to everything from the playground to the classroom. The new "Head, Hearts, Hands" philosophy is training our children that Christian education is more then just what you learn in a classroom-it's an attitude! The introduction of new curriculum, new electives, improved campus safety, and fun after school enrichment classes are just the icing of the cake.

- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2010
My children have been at this school for 7 years. We love the school. The teachers are great. The food program is wonderful. They not only teach the fundamentals but to also give back and serve their community.

- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2010
This school has worked hard in the last year to make many beneficial changes in the areas of communication (home-school and faculty-administration), school spirit, professionalism, as well as fun :) Relationships have been built, as result. The atmosphere truly has the feeling of Christ as the center, and therefore feels like a giant family. I can't wait to have children to send them to this school, one day!

- submitted by a teacher
November 30, 2010
I have both a middle school student and an elementary school student at Rancho Christian Schools. Our experience has been wonderful. Both students get good personal care, a great education, and enjoy the school very much.

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2010
I appreciate the teacher dedication to the Christian distinctives of Rancho Christian School. I, also appreciate the opportunity to partner with parents and families in helping to educate students academically and spiritually.

- submitted by a teacher
November 03, 2010
Our experience has been very disappointing. After interviewing all of our private school options we chose RCS for; small class size, teacher experience, faith based education and their willingness / ability to differentiate learning based on our child s needs. If you are considering this school for your child, research the curriculum. We have found that our neighborhood public schools are far outpacing what is being taught at RCS. There is no emphasis or reward for performance. Our teacher has been defensive and slow to respond to requests for specialized learning. The administration and teachers provide a loving environment but are disorganized. The school offers a lot of positives but they simply don t outweigh the lack of learning provided.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2010
My son is in 1st grade this year at RCCS. He is so happy! I absolutely love the school and his teacher! The teachers are so loving and he is getting a top notch education! He is reading fluently already! It was an excellent decision for us to move him to RCCS!

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2010
I would not have my daughter go anywhere else! She is blossoming into such a responsible, respectful young lady, as early as 4th grade! Friends, family and neighbors are amazed at the difference in her compared to other children her age. The school academically challenges her (and it's a grade level above public schools), it has a very family feel to it, the teachers genuinly "love" the children and are flexible to all their differences. Both my husband and I said, she will go to RCC through 12th grade, no matter if other sacrifices need to be made or not.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2010
We have two kids, 2nd grade and 4th grade and moved to Temecula over the summer. This school has been a blessing! We pulled the kids out of public schools and couldn't be happier with the education, the teachers and the support. Both kids are flourishing beyond our wildest dreams and I find that the parents are not only supportive but inclusive and friendly! That goes without saying for the teachers and administrators too. They now go through high school and plan on keeping our kids there all the way through! I highly recommend checking it out if you are looking for a loving, Christ-centered school with outstanding academics.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2010
You re searching for a school that will give your child the personal attention needed to help prepare your child spiritually and academically. If you re child doesn t meet the RCCS standards. Don t worry they will tell you they re sure they can help because they can supply the special attention your child needs. I m sorry to say we are going to take a step up in education and go back to public school. All the promises RCCS made of toughness and attention never materialized. The leadership at the school is poor at best, not capable of getting their teachers to put more than a few words on their web site regarding class work or homework. Take it from experience if you can t afford something more than RCCS stay in public school and spend the money on private tutors. Oh, and for the spirituality component, my child is more confused now than ever before.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 27, 2010
As a parent of three former RCCS students, I can't help but wonder if the parent whos child failed another school's entrance test had not also been failing to achieve at Rancho, or perhaps they had test anxiety. All of my children left RCCS well prepared to excell in advanced placement courses in high school and they credit their ability to succeed to the preparation they received at Rancho. As a teacher who has taught in both public and private schools I can testify that the RCCS course content is at least a year ahead of most public schools. At the middle school level, if what you are looking for is lots of course choices and lots of extra activities, perhaps this school is not your best choice, but if you want a solid academic background RCCS is an excellent choice.

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2010
Education, in general, has declined especially since 'no child left behind.' However, each school and more specifically, each teacher no matter where they are can make a difference and do more than mediocre. Unfortunately, Rancho is average and in so many ways, comparable to any public school, especially the middle school. While there will always be good teachers, administrators, and staff just as there will always be good kids and bad no matter where you are, we have been extremely disappointed and let down by the majority at this school.

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2010
We LOVE Rancho Christian School! We transferred to RCS in the middle of my son s sixth grade from a local public school. We were very frustrated with the lack of teacher communication and administrative support for our concerns. There are many things that we were happy with at RCS. First our son is held accountable for doing his work and homework. It isn t ignored or accepted as status quo. The teachers keep in contact with me regarding his grades and progress. Second the academic standards are much higher than in the public school. He is definitely being prepared to be successful in high school. The other positive experience we have had at the school is the growth in responsibility and respect in my son. He is an awesome young man and I credit the school towards guiding him in that direction. Now if you are expecting a perfect school you will be disappointed because there are none. However, any of the negative experiences I have had do not compare to the positive ones. Great school! Highly recommend it!

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2010
If you're considering middle school here or what they loosely call their high school (a couple of office spaces converted into classrooms), find a different school. We have never been at a school that is so poorly run from the top on down. Cons: administration doesn't know how to run a school, teachers aren't any better than at a public school but yet you'll be paying for them, they don't really want parent involvement unless you're a 'yes, sir' type of parent, communication is horrible, there are little to no extracurricular activities and what they do have are a joke. Pros: the school population is small, very small, and getting smaller.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2010
Think BEFORE you enroll! They have a good sales pitch but once you're in, it's nothing like what they said. The administration is talk but no action and only want parent involvement IF and only IF they are not challenged on anything, even when it's for the good of the students and entire school. Don't be fooled by words.

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2010
This is an EXCELLENT school! I am so happy with this school. The teachers and staff are so nice, helpful, and passionate. The academic standards are well above expectations and the emphasis in faith is profound. I have done my research before enrolling my child here. I am completely satisfied with this school and highly recommend it.

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2010
The elementary portion of the school may be okay. We started in middle school and it was substandard right from the start. After many meetings with the principals and teachers, only to have our concerns go on deaf ears, we are taking our child out after 8th grade. Why we didn't switch schools sooner? 1) We kept trying to help things improve and hoped that the school would accept parents' help but nothing changed. 2) We wanted to have some consistency for our child and felt it would be better to try to stay at the same school for the middle grade years. Thank goodness we only have about 5 months left here. It's sad when a private school that we pay for is this bad and worse when they're not recognizing their mistakes.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2009
We will not be returning to RCC. They only care about numbers and nothing else! Bad School

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2009
I absolutely LOVE this school! The academic, spiritual, and social expectations are high--- but the teachers and staff are always involved and determined to help each child meet those expectations. The A Beka curriculum is excellent in teaching each child at an above-standard level, together in a Christian environment. I am glad that the academic standards are high and that the students are encouraged to excel to their full potential. I am sooo happy with this school and recommend it to everyone!

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2009
We have been at the school for four years and it just gets better and better. We have fabulous teachers who genuinely love the children. The school atmosphere just feels like family.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2009
Our children are in both the elementary and middle school and we RCCS. RCCS has been a great blessing to ALL my children. We will continue to send them through middle school-even if it means sacrificing other things to be able to afford it. It is worth every penny to have your children nurtured emotionally and spiritually and pushed to excel academically. I've read the review that some children have failed entrance exams after leaving, but they may have been failing at RCCS. Having had a student in EVERY grade and as a former public school teacher, I can attest that the academics are far above the public school. They also have great extras-hot lunch, music, band, PE, and computer.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2009
I have a second grader in RCCS. He loves the school. This is his 3rd year at RCCS, transfered from La Vorna Elementary, when he did not pass the intro exam to RCCS we had to put him back in Kindergarden. He did not struggle in Public school, but would have struggle there. At first I was insulted that my son would have to do Kindergarden all over again, but now I'm happy because he's ahead of the game. I'm still friends with some of the mom's. And their child are in third grade doing the same work as my 2nd grader. Private school is about a year ahead, if you can afford it, do it!!! Don't let some jealous person talk you out of it. No school is perfect I've had a few issue, but education wise it's one of the best.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2009
Fantastic school! We couldnt be happier, our kids are thriving here, both academically and socially - what a warm and loving emvironment! The teachers are awesome! Great campus, great staff, competetive tuition...Keep upthe good work rccs!

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2009
I currently have three children at RCCS. Each of them went to preschool at Sonshine Preschool and then started at RCCS in kindergarten. Overall, we have been very pleased with their educations. The school is accredited by ACSI and the curriculum has been improved over the years. A Christian worldview and outlook infuses all activities, and we have generally had excellent, caring, attentive teachers. Our children have been involved in many activities, including an excellent band program. Every school has room for improvement, but we've been very happy and intend to send our children there all the way through high school.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2009
We are proud and blessed to be able to send our child to RCCS. We couldnt be happier with the Christian education, the curriculum and the staff. The admissions department was informative and efficient as well as kind and welcoming. The teachers are well educated, loving, and caring individuals who God put in our path to help raise our children up in the Lord. We encourage anyone with any age child to visit our schools. We intend to continue education here through high school and beyond.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2009
the worst school, we had been there over four years and it just kept getting worse. My child failed the entrance exam at another school when we went to move, my child had all A's at Rancho. The education is bad and the discipline is worse. Admistration is to blame for all of it. Dont send your kid here, you can make up for one bad year in school not two or three

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2009
Terrible! If you care about your childs education dont send them here. The school has been all down hill for the past four years. Don't be fooled by the private lable, you would get a better education letting your child read the newpapper 20 minutes a day. Very dissappointing.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2009
I agree, bad. Supperintendent is bad as well. I blame administration for all the issues. You think the school will be ok when your child is 4 in pre-school, big changes happen after that. Waste of money and time you can never make up. I feel so guilty for having sent my child there for sooo many years. She will never get that education back. Oh, my child failed an entrance exam for another school as well, A student at the time at Rancho. Wow that says it all

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2008
We attended Rancho for 4 years and saw a steady decline in everything except for the tuition. Outrages for the quality of education. As long as you have a degree in anything, you are qualified to teach any subject whether you are familiar with it. Some teacher are really nice and caring, others are rude and incompetent. It's what expected from very low paying teachers. The superintendent cares nothing for students or staff, just numbers. Being careful for your student becoming attach to another student as he may not be there next year. Big student turnover. Save your thousands and heartache and send your child to a good public school. Oh yea, the athletics departments lack skills coaches and athlectic director.

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2008
We went to Rancho Community Christian School for four year before moving out of the area. We are at a new Christian school with the same tuition and uniform requirements. Rancho has much more to offer for music, computers, science and a library (and a hot lunch program). They are also blessed to have parents who are involved and giving of their time. This doesn't happen everywhere! Be thankful for what you have at Rancho it's not the stamdard out there.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2008
My children attended public school in Temecula for 4 years. Our children have attended RCCS for 5 years and we feel truly blessed. This school has been able to handle the moderate special needs much better than I found in the public school. They just need to keep tuition and additional costs affordable to be able to reach more families for Christ.

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2007
An excellent private school where tuition is still affordable. This is my children's second year at RCCS, and are in Kinder and First. The Abeka Curriculum is superb! The principal is awesome and teachers are all very, very qualified with much talents, creativities,and most of all spiritual. I don't think one could find a school with the level of parents involvement like RCCS; and parents are very much 'down to earth!' I've sent my children to a different private school here in Temecula, but could not be happier than the decisions I've made to enroll them at RCCS.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2007
Expensive uniforms are manditory. Pants and shorts are very costly.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 29, 2007
This is my eigth grader's 3 rd year and she loves every thing about the school from highly qualified teachers to the athletic department.. RCCS has the best staff in Temecula!

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2007
The grade school program is very good. It is strong in academics and includes music once a week and PE several times a week down to the 1st Grade level. An extracurricular band program is available for 3rd-5th Grade. The grade school principle is very good and accessible to the parents. The principal leadership rating would be a 5 if I was just rating the grade school alone. There are some academic and non-academic problems resulting from quick growth in the past few years in the middle school. Hopefully, the discipline and leadership of the middle school administrator will improve enough to handle these problems.

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2007
The school keeps the parents informed and involved. The students do very well.

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Rancho Christian School
31300 Rancho Community Way, Temecula, CA  92592
(951) 303-1408
Last modified Rancho Christian School is a Private school that serves grades K-12
Rancho Christian School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 75 reviews. Top