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Linfield Christian School

Private | PK-12 | 752 students

Established Christ-centered college preparatory

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $271,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,610.

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Posted August 29, 2014

Several very young teachers working at Linfield who look like they just graduated. Administration spoke highly on the teacher s long term tenure w/little to no turnover lie#1. They boasted about small class sizes, the first grade classes are the same size as public school lie#2. I've been disappointed so far w/Linfield, my daughter has 1 of the new teachers who looks like she just graduated from college and has never taught before. She has a large class size with tons of active first graders a train-wreck ready to happen. When I picked my child up from class the teacher appeared stressedout, confused like she didn't no what she was doing. The kids were screaming, yelling totally out of control. I worry about my children s education It s ridiculous to pay Linfield tons of money for it's reputation of being a prestigious Christian school offering a rigorist, superior preparatory academic approach to learning if this is any indications of their advance learning approach were doomed. It s disheartening to think by the end of the school year my kids are going to be far behind kids in public school they won t be able to compete on an academic level and I ll be out thousands of dollars.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2014

Honestly this is the most caring school in the area. My daughter is having surgery at Children's and the staff and parents have been wonderful. They have watched out for her at school and helped anyway they can. There will always be those parents that will never be happy. I've come to reliaze that. Linfield is a wonderful caring school. My children have grown so much in there faith.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2014

I want to put a face to the parents and Children at this school. I want you to keep in mind Linfield is a business and if you have a problem you stay quiet because if you don't follow the rules these parent will destroy you as we'll as your Child. I am just trying to protect parents and the ones they love your child. This school is the wizard of oz pull back the curtain and most of the top parent run that campus. IF someone from admin pretends to be your friend it's not a real. friendship they are just trying to pull information the student body's fights among the parents. READ this My son went to transport to Childrens on that same day Parents that I thought loved my family parents never came just to give a hug. I had watched other Parents leave just gone. I could not figure out why now I Do. Ask questions who will be my child's coach in flag football not staff all the parents who pay attend.The first time I saw my child crumble was at Christian school with that being said if you are willing to believe. Check what is not fluff get the hard facts. Parents teach sports ask yourself research and say you don't want to see a portfolio child. My child went in with faith left without!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2014

Rather then "rate the school", let me tell you one of my first experiences on Linfield's Elementary campus. I was walking in, a bit early, to pick up my son and saw some boys playing soccer. The age range was what looked like 1st graders all the way up to the 5th graders, which surprised me. I watched as one of the 5th graders teed up to smash a monster goal, where a 1st grader was playing goalie. As he kicked the ball, one of the other 5th graders on that same team knocked the ball out of the air and said "dude, he's just a little guy, you have to take it easy". As if that wasn't surprising enough, the 5th grader who kicked the ball then went over and apologized to the young goalie. Then the game continued. I was floored. Where I went to school, we used the younger kids for target practice. What I have since come to learn about Linfield, after 3 years there, is that scene is not remarkable. It happens in various forms all day long and is a product of a school culture where they really do care and foster that in the students. Now THAT is remarkable. Is Linfield perfect? No. Is is the perfect place for our son? Yep. Come for a tour & see for yourself. :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2014

I love this school. My daughter started going to Linfield in Middle School. She loves it. She has been extremely challenged in the academics area. She has no regular High School pressures. The staff is amazing. They found a tuition fee that I could afford. I am currently enrolling all of my daughters in this school. I would recommend this school to everyone. They lead your children in the right direction.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2014

LCS is a top notch! My youngest son has been attending Linfield for six years now. Since my older kids attended a large Christian school out of the area (K-12), I have something to use as comparison. The teachers here are simply, the best. The guidance, the individual attention, the desire for EACH child to grow in God and in their learning, is beyond words. I volunteer in the classroom each week, and I am truly amazed and blessed to watch the interactions of teacher and students. It brings me such joy to witness and I am so thankful to be allowed to (I have never heard of nor seen a school like ours, with so many parent volunteers involved and on campus). In addition to academics that is above all others, our school has specialty classes that all elementary students attend (Spanish/Art/Performing Arts/Technology/Library/P.E). We also have weekly chapels with guest speakers that help to inspire growing hearts. To sum it up, the teachers, the staff, the principals, and the school as a whole, values the relationship of each child and the families. LCS has proved to be fully committed to sharing the love of God while preparing my son for an academic future in a college of his choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2014

BEST SCHOOL!! My son has attended Linfield for two years now. He has grown so much spiritually,academically, and socially! The teachers are amazing! They love the children and go above and beyond to educate their students! We are blessed to be part of the Linfield family!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2014

Linfield is a truly incredible school that I was blessed to attend. As an alum, I have a unique perspective than parents and current students. What I loved about Linfield was that it was academically challenging, spiritually motivating, and provided every extra-curricular activity imaginable, while still being a small school that focused on each student. During my time at Linfield I was ASB President, a Student Ambassador, involved with Interact club and the student newspaper, an AP student, and part of the tennis team. Due to it's smaller size, I was able to have a wholly complete high school experience that I could not have had elsewhere. The academics are rigorous and prepared me well for Hillsdale College (96/100 academic rigor ranking by Princeton Review). The Bible department taught me to know what I believed and why and encouraged me in my walk. With my various and extensive campus involvement, I learned the key to balancing my studies with other leadership commitments. However, what sets Linfield apart from other schools more than anything is the people. The faculty and staff invest in students beyond the classroom and become mentors and role models long past graduation.


Posted October 3, 2013

Linfield Christian School is a very good school. The teachers are excellent. They love and really care for the kids. I had my kids in Tony Tobin elementary school, and there is not comparison with Linfield. Parents are responsible for the education of their children, and many times expect the school to deal and fix problems that they are not willing to do
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2013

There needs to be drastic change in leadership at the elementary school. We sent our children to this school to receive a Christain education leading in academics as well Reinforcing christain values. . We felt it was a compromise on both our values as christains and academic education. We will not be returning to this school. It is sad to see how many families sacrifice so much financially to attend this school. The classes are disruptive and the teachers spend a lot of time gossiping. Very sad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2013

Linfield describes in their website that they are a college preparatory school that helps your child go to the top colleges in the nation.Before going any further, look at the college acceptance rate that their students go to. There were no students attending the top Ivy Leagues which includes; Harvard, Yale, and Princeton. If you are wondering why students are not being able to attend these universities, it is because of the low academic standards Linfield sets for their students. Teachers have too much grace on students, (since this is a christian school) and do not teach accountability. Honor classes are not offered, and there isn't even an ASB program. There are many disruptive students in the class which prevent other kids from learning. Teachers would even join the conversations.The administration office may seem nice at first, until you enroll into the school for a few months. After they get your money, they will not care what you want for your child, unless you are staff/faculty. If you want your child to attend a community college, this is what Linfield sets you up for. You would have a much better education at public school in Temecula than here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2013

This is an amazing school. I drive 2 hours daily to have my child at an academically-rigorous school with many sports and extracurricular opportunities where the teachers and faculty are sincere Christians- it is worth it! There are SOME kids who are bullies but I have never been in an environment with many children where there aren't. Part of school is for children to learn how to handle social situations & get help when needed. The teachers & staff here WILL help! They are loving & supportive, treating parents & students like family. We are not "parents with deep pockets" & have never felt like we are treated as less than those who are. Everyone is treated like family. There is no tolerance for not paying your tuition as agreed in your contract. We save a year in advance to make sure we can afford the next year. The extracuriccular opportunities at Linfield can't be beat. In Jr. K (a great Kinder prep program) my son learned ASL, genres of art, & great science units along with the expected academics. In elementary school, students regularly study Spanish, music, art, & technology. After school, there are opportunities for sports camps, drama, robotics, & ASL.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2013

I have been attending Linfield for 5 years going on 6 now, I was bullied for 4 of the years that I was there, by the same girls each year, I use to come home crying because of how mean they were to me. The bullying stopped 2 years ago, ever since the bullying stopped, I've really been enjoying Linfield. It's not a perfect school but I'm sure that it can improve, like the parent cliques, one of the parents made me cry. I would and wouldn't consider Linfield because of what I've been through but I love the teachers, they're all so nice!!! I would say don't go to Linfield if you want your kid to cry, of course not many kids ever get bullied, as far as I know there aren't any kids being bullied at the school. If you do send your kid to school there they'll get a good education, and don't forget good friends :) I hope this is helpful for parents who are deciding to send their kid to Linfield or not :) :D


Posted April 17, 2013

Our children and family have been truly blessed by Linfield Christian School. Our children have attended Linfield for the past eight years. We have children on the Elementary, Middle and High School Campuses. The Linfield coaches and teachers truly care for the children. The children have opportunities for Outreach such as Mexico, Haiti or Feed My Starving Children. The Band and Drama Department are the best in the Valley. The size of Linfield allows for full participation in all sports. Lacrosse is now at Linfield and our youngest started last week. The fact that Linfield is a College Preparatory School has always been important to us! Our children will be well prepared for college. Most of all we love that they receive Biblical teaching everyday! Thank you Linfield!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2013

I have an 8th grade student who just started Linfield. We have been so impressed with the quality of education and the spiritual atmosphere there that we will be moving the rest of our kids over next year. I have personally taught in both private and public schools. I can honestly say that nothing comes close to comparing to what Linfield has to offer. They have been around for 70 plus years and are like a well oiled machine. The faculty and staff have been so incredibly attentive and loving to my son. In my experience many of the Christian school curriculums are lacking. While they are great with tying scripture to academics they lack in teaching kids to think critically. Linfield has found a way to do both! My son was welcomed to Linfield and made friends easily. He loves it and is so glad he made the move! As far as cliques, we have not noticed a problem. But kids are kids and there are going to be social issues no matter what school you choose. No school is perfect but I feel confident that my kids will leave Linfield well prepared for a great future. I am excited that we finally found a school where I know my kids are growing BOTH spiritually and academically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2012

We started middle school at Linfield this year after elementary school at a public school. Our son went into the school not knowing anyone and has had a wonderful experience. The teachers have been incredibly responsive and available and he has made lots of friends. The parent orientation was terrific. I simply loved the message of loving these middle-schoolers through what can be a tricky time to navigate. I run my own business, so I don't have the time to hang out on the campus, but when I have been by, the moms have been very kind. Is there a school out there without a clique of moms? I think its know as the PTA in public school... ;) My son is thriving there right now- so I'm basing my review on that fact.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2012

The words I never thought my child would say I don't want to go back to Linfield. I sat down and questioned and listened. My 8th grader is worried about how the other parents treat me. I tried to explain that I can handle what comes my way just relax and enjoy your friends. What I didnt know is the kids are old enough to come back to campus and repeat what Mom and Dad said last night at the dinner table. Example parents have set up a beach day every Wednesday why can't I go to the beach? The technology has gotten ahead of the parent and they are so caught up in who they want they forget we are at a Christian school. No excuse as to why can be given for a beach. I have heard before that things are limited because of space. My child has plenty of friends and gets invited to plenty of events but he has a lot of friend who do not! My child is starting to question the behavior and I don't have a answer. My child has never had a behavior issue, get's good grades and has friends. I had to agree with his words the parents are not being good christians and it's sad to say but it is starting to reflex in the character of the kids. Not Returning
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2012

In response to the last review I dont think you should give a review after one year at LCS because the first year is always the easiest. As you mentioned you are not a connected family so you are still looking at the school with rose colored glasses. The reason I believe the reviews are from one extreme to the other is because depending on how you fit gives you very different outcomes. The pros from the previous review sounds scripted and is information you can get right from LCS website. The reason my family stays at LCS is because the teachers and staff are the blessing and we have decided to overlook the cons. After my child attending for years I have noticed SOME parents who stay on campus as much as possiable and tend to clique up in order to try and control the social setting. All the student's are children of god and SOME of the parents forget that fact. LCS is a christian school SOME of the parent could use help in that area. Reading all the reviews i see everybody point in what the experience they have had. I do believe if the coffee and gossip stopped amoung the parents the LCS could be almost perfect.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2012

I have read a few reviews prior to entering our son into Linfield and just now read a few others after having entered him into the school. This is our sons first year in high school. So you understand, for two years previous to his 9th grade year, we had home schooled our son due to the poor public system in our area. In going into high school we had a choice of several very good public schools in Temecula and Murrieta. Our sons choice though was to try to attend Linfield. The Cons in going there was cost, size of the school, he had no friends attending and their sports program was very small compared to the other schools. In addition, we did not have the financial where-with-all to cover the tuition. The Pros's to us was the, curriculum(all honors classes), teacher per student ratio(1-19), percentage of high school graduation to 4 year college (97%) and the character and Spiritual focus on the students. The school helped us to reach a financial payment that worked for us. The students, teachers and administration have been extremely supportive to our son. We have had no drama /complaints and we are not a rich, famous or connected family ;-). This is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2012

In response to the last comment and as a former parent of the LCS, I have to say that all children at the school are treated equally. The parents financial situation in no way affects how far each child will go while at the Linfield Christian School nor in life! It's up to the individual student's drive and determination along with the guidence from their parent/parents. As far as the tax records go, what does that have to do with the parents deep pockets? Humm.. Parents give if they can and if not then nobody is treated any differently! Saying that LCS is NOT a TRUE Christian school due to their finances is a quite a bold statement! Their are so many God loving wonderful and great administrators, faculty, parents and students that work and attend the LCS. Donations to any public or private school always help offset the tuition & opperational costs and help those children/families that need that little extra financial support especially during these difficult times. If your looking for a loving, secure environment that provides a great education for your child then I would 100% without any hesitation highly recommend checking out the LCS.~Former LCS parent w/2 LC Alumni's~
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 26%
Hispanic 5% 52%
Black 1% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 2-year college 13% (2013)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 87% (2013)
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School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

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  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
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  • Photography
  • Sculpture
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  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
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  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:50 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Drake Charles
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian
Associations
  • ACSI
Fax number
  • (951) 695-1291

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  • College prep
  • STEM
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Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
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  • field trips/athletics
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • varies by campus
Girls sports
  • Varies by campus

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

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  • varies by campus
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
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  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Many opportunities
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
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  • Our mission is to challenge boys and girls and young men and women to know Christ as Lord, to love others as themselves and to grow in knowledge and skill so that they may serve the Lord and the world through their character and leadership
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4 year college - 87%
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31950 Pauba Road
Temecula, CA 92592
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Phone: (951) 676-8111

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