I have watched this school deteriorate more and more over the last 6 years. Every family I invite never stays more than 1-2 years. It's embarassing! The school seems to be more interested in bringing in foreign exchange students than maintaining their American population. At this point, there are more Asian exchange students in the high school than American! Most of the good teachers have left. The new principal is milk toast and has no real mind of his own. The money from a couple of the families guides all of his decision-making. Very sad. Glad we only have one more year here.
My children have attended CCCS for the past 17 years (the second child is now a Junior). They attended from Pre-K through HS. Both are turning out to be truly wonderful and decent human beings who know GOD. As a parent, it does not get better than that.
We have two children who have attended CCCS from preschool through 4th grade. We started there as it was one of the few schools which offered full time preschool and kindergarten as well as a quality after school program. We appreciate that our children learn in an environment where they receive quality instruction and individual attention. Each year, we have witnessed the building blocks of education on a strong foundation which is supported by love and encouragement from classmates, their families and the CCCS staff. As the parents, we are the authoritative figure in our children's lives; but we have seen those same expectations replicated in the classrooms at CCCS. We appreciate the direction of the school; and in particular, the efforts toward offering a well rounded program with after school activities and wonderful athletic opportunities in which everyone has an opportunity to participate.
I have had 4 children (now 3) who attend CCCS. We moved to CA 5 years ago and 2 of my children went to a very expensive highly-reputed Christian private school there. When they started at CCCS, they were behind where the rest of the class was. I'm amazed that, for a small school, all that the elementary school has to offer, while the public schools are cutting back - music & band, Spanish, library, PE, Bible, book clubs, and more... The average test scores are well above national average. Yet, the focus in school is NOT preparing for the standardized tests. My children have thrived at CCCS. Because of the small size, the children get a lot of attention and more opportunities than a kid would have in a bigger, more competitive, environment. For example, my daughter, who loves drama and is in middle school, has received such amazing parts in the Middle School musicals. Also, CCC just hired a new Headmaster who has amazing vision and is putting CCC on the Apple platform next year. All kids, 7th grade and up, will have to have MacBooks.
My twin girls started at CCCS last year in the Pre-K program and have continued into kindergarten. All of their teachers have been personally invested in their education and have demonstrated caring and devotion time and time again. My girls love it at CCCS and I love watching their enthusiasm as they learn and grow.
My grand daughter started at Contra Costa Christian School in Walnut Creek over a year ago. I have volunteered in the classroom, on field trips and other activities. I have attended the Grandparen'ts Days and thoroughly enjoyed the Christmas Pageants. My grand daughter loves school and hates to miss even a single day. I especially like that CCCS offers music, PE, bi-lingual, arts and other services that so many of the public schools can no longer afford to offer.
Our son has ben at CCC for 2 years now. We wanted him to learn in a loving environment where he would learn Christian values. The teachers truly care about the children. The education he is getting in Kindergarten is great! It is amazing to hear him recite Bible verses, and learn about the world around him (last week it was naming all of the planets!) We highly recommend Contra Costa Christian.
Our daughter has been attending Contra Costa Christian for the last year and a half and we couldn't be happier!!! The class sizes are more than reasonable. The values and education are excellent. We love the curriculum. The administration, faculty, and staff are readily available for conferences. The music program is dynamic, The Christian based education is inspiring not only to our daughter but to our entire family. We highly recommend Contra Costa Christian School.
Our daughter started at CCCS in first grade. We were drawn to the faith based quality education and small class sizes. We know we made the right decision. The teaching staff is incredible and provides a varitey of additional courses including music, arts, foreign language, and technology even at the lower grade levels. This was also very important to us. Our daughter is thriving and we welcome any and all new families to join our CCCS family!
My child is currently in Kindergarten at CCCS. She started in the preschool at three years old and has grown and blossomed over the past 2 years. The teachers truly love their roles and take care and pride in teaching the children. Our family has felt truly embraced by the tight-knit community and our daughter is thriving. We value the Christian based education and small class sizes. The school put together several community fundraisers that are very fun and quite successful. The new head of school that started in 2012 is making positive changes to improve the grounds and grow the school. I would strongly recommend anyone considering private school and valuing a Christian education come to CCCS.
My children are enrolled in the school's PSP program. I homeschool them but they still have the option to take classes on campus and participate on the sports teams. The homeschool director sets up meetings to help me in my homeschooling. There are also teaching resources available from the library I can borrow. I feel I have the support I need to homeschool my children effectively with plenty of opportunities for them to spend time with other children.
My child is in PreK at CCC. She loves it. She absolutely loves it. The Teachers are wonderful. They care for their students as if they were their own. We have noticed our child grow and learn from her time at CCC. On top of the teachings the kids have fun. There are plenty of events to participate in such as sports and the arts. Not to mention this institution has PreK daycare. Not many offer this service. Each day I drop my child off to school she is excited to go.
I selected Contra Costa Christian for my son due to the small class sizes, the low tuition relative to area private schools, but most importantly because it teaches a Christian world view. I like that the school is not run by a particular church, but has families from over 50 different Bible-believing churches, so my sons have had the benefit of fellowship with children from the larger community of Christians. They have learned they share belief that Jesus is the Son of God, our Savior who died for our sins, and they have learned about how God designed the world, in Math and Science class, not just in Bible class. This school has an excellent music program, and a thriving sports program, as well as drama productions, and Art. Many cause the high school is small, the students mix it up with kids that in a large school might be in another "click.". I have been a parent of a student here since 2000, and this year the second of my two sons will be graduated from CCCS. Most graduates enter colleges, many with scholarships, and AP credits, due to our AP program. The teachers here are mentors, assisting parents in raising and educating our children with a Christian world view.
CCCS is a great school with a wonderfully diversified christian student body; class sizes are small which allow for superb teacher/student interaction. All the teachers are passionate about their work and they bring their enthusiaism to their classrooms day in and day out. The entire school along with the administrators give you the feeling that we are one big extended family. Most parents are always readily available to step in and help out when necessary. Over the years, my son has developed some pretty amazing friendship. He wishes to remain in this school through hight school.
I am a parent of a kindergarten student. My child began attending Contra Costa Christian School through the preschool program. Over the past two years it has been rewarding to see my child develop, grow and learn. I truly appreciate the Biblical foundation that the school is founded upon. I also am pleased with the staff and teacher's commitment to education.
I am a parent of a seventh grader. My child started attending Contra Costa Christian School in the fifth grade and I have been extremely pleased and impressed with the quality of the school from the staff and teachers to the parents and students. The school is dedicated to the students and the accessibility that parents have to the teachers and their child's progress is outstanding. I really appreciate the ability to be able to login and learn where my child stands with her grades everyday or look at what assignments are due. I find CCCS to be an amazing school that provides a great community for my child to learn and grow.
My two kids have been enrolled at CCCS since preschool. My daughter is now in 2nd grade and my son is in kindergarten. My husband and I love it. Our kids LOVE it too! It is a smaller than average school (although they are trying to bring up enrollment which is no easy task in today's economy) where all the kids know each other and the staff has a genuine & authentic love for their students and their jobs. And I believe this is felt by each child at the school. This past summer a new head-of-school was hired and he is making some fantastic changes to move the school forward. In addition to the school, my kids also go to the CCCS Afterschool Care program each day. My two kids very much enjoy this as well. In fact they get mad when I get off work early and pick them up because they miss out on fun with their friends and the 'project' for the day. My kids feel safe and loved by all the staff and families at CCCS. My husband and I feel so incredibly comfortable with our decision to send our kids to CCCS.
Teachers are deeply committed and experienced. They skillfully push and pull students with the right balance. The teachers also maintain open communication with parents. The teachers and administration strive hard to integrate new students. The head of school is new, so I really can't evaluate the category of "Principal Leadership" yet. Nevertheless, the Board that oversees the school clearly works closely with the head of school and the top administrators to deliver an effective education for the students and to sustain the excellence of the school over the longer term. The school administration, though small, is highly effective. They very effectively enable and support the mission of the school. Sports coaches are teachers and parents. In addition to developing the athletic skills of the students, they also consciously develop the student athletes into capable adults. Among the high school students, I notice that the usual age and class year barriers are largely absent. The students seem to get along together very well and enjoy one another's company. The general atmosphere of the school more resembles a family than a typical school. AP courses are somewhat limited.
I have had two children at the school and I am also a staff member. Over the past 14 years that I have been connected with the school, CCCS has become a second home for me and my family. The teachers are excellent and really care and invest time into their students.
Such a sad heaviness about this place. You just wonder when will they finally close the school. Our child CCC for two hears. Our teachers were dear folks but the facilities and the "just getting by" environment did not justify the tutition compared to other schools. They have a little high school sharing the same halls and facilities, their small classes are not by design but by demand (lack of). We did not feel comfortable mixing elementary school halls with high school students. It is too bad and sad to see a place with such a burden of survival.. We wish them the best of luck.
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