Contra Costa Christian School is not only focused on providing a quality, hands on education but also on developing a child's character. A focus on treating others with respect, providing service to the immediate community and the world and honoring God in all we do is reinforced in a very relevant way for the students. Being at Contra Costa Christian School you immediately become part of a community dedicated to holistic learning and growth.
My child has exelled in academics. Her learning level is over and above the standard for her grade level. Because of the music program, we have seen a gift develop and blossom. However, beyond academics, CCCS teachers and administrators truly love their students. This is a family community where the staff engages with the parents for a relationship through learning and life. Together they want to be a part of raising our children to be the best they can be. They are preparing our young one's to face adulthood through success. I wouldn't have our child enrolled ANYWHERE else!
My son attends the pre-kindergarten program at CCCS. Words can not express my appreciation and admiration for the preschool director and pre-k teachr, Mrs. Porto. Mrs. Porto's energy, enthusiasm and creativity for the children in her class, goes well beyond that of your typical teacher. She cares deeply and personally about each child learning, interaction and their developing personalities. Each of the teachers she's brings to assist in her class bring unique backgrounds, experience and contributions.. They have all clearly been chosen to serve at CCCS and I'm so grateful we have them. We look forward to sending our son to the elementary school next year. We've been extremely impressed by all the administrators and facility. The CCCS community feels so much like my childhood experience - a warm and welcoming community - staff and parents alike - who care about each others success and well-being.
My son has been at the school for 9 years since Kindergarten and loves every minute of it. Small class size, great teachers/staff members, christian based education, you can't find a better combination!!
All four of our children attended this school. Two of our children are currently in college and have said that this school did a great job of preparing them for the challenges of college.
My three children have attended CCC over the past 7 years. From upper grade school to high school, I am pleased by the family atmosphere and loyalty of the teachers. If you are looking at a committed group of teachers to help improve the academic standards of your children, this is your one stop place for everything. Academics, testing, sports, drama, and the music is out of this world. Your child(ten) will no doubt be a big fish in a little pond, challenged to shine and do things they'd not have a chance at doing in a larger school.
This is a small private Christian school offering pre-school through high school. I like the school because it offers my children (starting at age 3) to learn about Christ. The room sizes are small (8-13 kids per class) so my kids get a lot of hands on involvement. Because it's a small school you learn to know most people within the school fairly quickly. Everyone seems to have the same objective which is to sacrifice the finanacial burden but reap the long term benefits of having their children have a Christian education. The school requires parent involvement with volunteering which is fine to offset benefits of allowing the kids to go to this school. Truly wonderful leadership, Christ based and no other agendas. The school also has after school programs and sports which is nice so you don't have to shuttle the kids all over the place. They have before and after school day care as early as 7am - 6pm for those that have long work days. It's nice to see classes, teachers and staff praying before events and throughout the day. You won't find this in a public school.
I see a couple of comments from disgruntled parents. First off they don't appear to be very humble & have a Christian attitude in their comments which is concerning. I have 3 children at this school & I have not seen any of these things that these other parents are commenting on happen. The school education is fine with a good balance. The children learn not only the basic classes (math, english, science, etc) but also have what other public schools don't offer (music, band, sports, Bible class) along with daily prayer & Christ in their lives. The Dean recently came on and is making changes to advance the school with Apple products. This is great. The kids, parents & staff all embrace the changes. School testing & reviews for grades, classwork, etc are emailed weekly (attendance, homework completion, testing, etc) so for this other parent to say that they didn't get grades until it was too late is absurd. I get emails the same day if my kid didnt complete his homework! The school does have foreign exchange students but why does that matter to this parent? Are they judgmental against foreigners who speak english? Great school, don't be swayed by these other comments.
Contra Costa Christian High School is the best! Great location, education, Christian morals, outstanding young kids. Great environment for growing up and learning.
Most of the families I referred as we attended this school left quickly due to many negative factors, including us after several years, even with a change of leadership this past year. I would tell you to not waste your time with this school especially for the price.Teachers are great and some are out of the box thinkers when teaching, which is wonderful but there are many other private schools in the area who provide a similar staff and have more current curriculum, including ipads or computers in the classroom. The closest public school to our home has assessment testing in the elementary level where you know where your child is at in math and reading skills weekly. We found our child was behind when we received our annual testing in the summer after school is out, although report cards were always A's and B's. A little late in assessments, then find out that they cannot help and we need to hire a tutor. Also, don't let the new apple laptops one-on-one campaign fool you. Not only do you have to pay for tuition at a high rate for your 8th-10th grader but must also purchase a $1300-$2000 laptop. Glad we did not stay until 8th grade. Do your homework and research other schools.
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.
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