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King's Ridge Christian School

Private | K-12 | 777 students

KRCS is a place where students are known and faculty invest in their success.

 
 

Living in Alpharetta

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $280,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $920.

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2013:
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Posted August 12, 2014

Starting our 4th year at King's Ridge and we couldn't be happier. As lower school parents, King's Ridge has far exceeded our expectations academically, spiritually and socially. My kids are excited to go to school each morning. The academics are challenging yet fair. I love the new math curriculum, and I am thrilled about the brand new Science Lab and dedicated Science teacher. But most importantly, my children are known and loved every day at school. We look forward to watching our children grow at King's Ridge!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2014

Incredible school that is making huge strides. Like all schools we have had some drama and that is expected with changes. We needed the changes and they made some waves but as an involved parent I can say we are headed in a great direction K-12. I love our new and old leadership. Decision makers who fit KR and will take us where we need to go. We are growing fast and are stepping things up all over our wonderful school. Go Tigers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2014

I have had a son at KRCS from elementary through high school. Overall, he still loves his school and it has been a wonderful place for our whole family (2 brothers who are not students there at this time) to enjoy fellowship with other families. Although he has another year left, there is no doubt he is ready for life and college. Every KRCS graduate I talk to tells me that they were well prepared and wouldnt change where they went to high school. The caring teachers and coaches/being a part of several sports teams has been my sons favorite part of school. I couldnt ask for more Godly men that are his high school coaches... They love the players as if they were their own and make a difference in their lives. Although it will be a stretch for us financially, we cant wait to enroll our other son(s) to have the Christian education/athletic experiences their older brother has had.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2014

KRCS is a great school with unbelievable teachers. No school is perfect but I can not imagine a school that is any better at accomplishing their mission than KRCS. We are part of the community and have loved it since moving form another local school. Christian is not just in the name of the school. They are a mission driven school and we are proud to call is home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2014

We love KRCS. We moved our children two years ago and have had a wonderful experience. Great teachers, great leadership and great families! We wouldn't change a thing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2014

Our family has been part of the KRCS community for 5 years starting with our youngest in Kindergarten. We currently have 3 children enrolled @ the school. My husband & I, & our children, cannot say enough wonderful things about KRCS! It is a place we call home! It is a perfect fit for our family in terms of size, christian environment, academics, the family & community "feeling", parent & teacher involvement, etc. It is a growing school which, actually, is one of the many reasons why we chose to apply.For us, helping to build & shape a school was important! Is KRCS perfect? Absolutely not-none of us are! It is a growing school & with that comes change, trial & error, mistakes, etc. The administration does listen to its parents & makes positive changes where necessary! Our family is there for the long haul, & we truly believe we are getting every pennies worth. KRCS focuses not only on academics, but the "whole" child. And yes, this is part of their marketing materials, but please know, it is true!Focusing on the "whole" child is very clear & evident with each and EVERYONE in the KRCS community.Our children will be well educated, well spoken, & responsible adults when they graduate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2014

My children have been at KRCS since Kindergarten and we are there to stay!! We went to KR so our children would get an excellent college prep education (GA public school standards are very low), and what we didn't anticipate was the strength of the community and the many wonderful families we are now "doing life" with. It's small enough so your child won't get lost, yet large enough to have the full blown school experience (important in high school).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2014

Kings Ridge was a disappointment for us. I realize that some posting here like the school and everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but for us, Kings Ridge did not live up to our expectations. The school itself is beautiful, however our experience was the opposite. I won't go into great detail here, I'll just say that what was promised was not was delivered for our child. Although the administration listened to our concerns, we got the feeling it was merely lip service as nothing was ever done to address our complaints. In addition, we felt pressured to contribute more money aside from the tuition which to us appeared to be a sign of financial instability. We have decided not to re-enroll for next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2014

We have had a wonderful experience at KRCS! I have a child in the lower school and another in the middle school. I love the fact that my children are known! The teachers truly know my kids and are available at any time to address any concerns I may have. My expectations have been exceeded in so many areas! The teachers my son has had in the lower school have been outstanding! He has gone from a shy, uncertain child, to one who is a leader in his classroom. He feels confident and knows he is loved by his teachers! The icing on the cake for us is that he is growing in his Christian faith and exhibits characteristics that any parent would be proud of their child possessing! My daughter has had a wonderful experience in middle school, which is quite the opposite many of my friends have had in the public schools. She has a learning disability and her teachers have gone above and beyond to help accommodate her and have given her strategies to become successful in and out of the classroom! All of her teachers are loving and truly care about her. I have received e-mails and phone calls from multiple teachers and it warms my heart knowing she is in a school like KRCS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2014

King's Ridge is a school where children are learning to become responsible young adults who will attend college. The staff prepare them with academics and great study habits, and teach them to respect adults with simple life skills that take them beyond KR.The teachers know my kids and my kids know them. They want to help them build a future not just get them to college. Unfortunately, there have been bumps along the way since KR is still somewhat young and growing. But KR is growing fast. And it is growing with great people. I want my kids to grow up and be known among seasoned, wise people. The other day, my kids mentioned one of their friends wanting to go to a bigger school to disappear in the crowd. I said, I could see how that might be inviting, can't you? They all three (ages 12+ - extrovert, introvert, artsy, sports, etc) chimed together "No! - We WANT to be known! - We WANT people to know who we are." Honestly, I was a little floored that all three thought it was that important. On further thought, I m glad they want to be respected and loved in a school where they are learning to become a responsible young adult-something that is easily overlooked in today s society.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2014

My child has gone to Kings Ridge Christian School since they were in the grocery store on Main St. I have looked at the mean-spirited reviews regarding the school and I am just shaking my head at the ignorance. This school has been extremely supportive and loving to my child during an extremely difficult period of his life and, in my opinion, this is what makes this school so exceptional. They truly love and care about their children! isn't this where you would want your child to go to school? As far as their academics are concerned, I personally know graduates who have excelled in college because of the dedicated teachers and rigourous program the students are exposed to on a daily basis.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2014

My daughter started attending King's Ridge in 1st grade and is now finishing 4th. She loves going to school and is very involved in the extra activities the school offers. She has always had a love of learning, and this is reinforced every day by her wonderful teachers and the atmosphere of the school. We love the Christian environment - she knows that her teachers and friends really care about her because there are opportunities to show it through prayer and character boosting activities. She is doing very well academically and we love the curriculum, but the main reason she goes to King's Ridge is because they take the time to care. I have volunteered for afterschool activities for years and always find the staff (and especially the Principal) to be very encouraging, to the students and to me! It is a sacrifice financially for our family to send her there, but is well worth the money. I am an educator myself, and am confident that King's Ridge is the best choice for my daughter's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2014

Our children attend the lower school and we couldn't be happier. The whole school community is one big supportive family. Our kids are around people of great character and kind hearts, from teachers to peers to other families. Our kids are testing at several grade levels beyond their age, and are benefitting from the school's focus on the fundamentals. We did extensive diligence on our school options before enrolling our oldest in kindergarten and chose KR above even the other "prestige" Atlanta private schools because of the people. The academic preparation is great but, more importantly, the environment is nurturing. Love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2014

When we joined King's Ridge, we joined a community of like-minded parents and teachers who prioritize the children in our lives. People in all roles commit their time and talent in so many ways. Despite living among some of the state's best public elementary schools, we think its worth the financial sacrifice to send our kids here because of the quality of the people. I once read research that, past a certain age, kids are influenced much more by their peers than by their parents. We want our kids to be among children from strong families, where behavior, hard work and character are emphasized. We've found that at King's Ridge.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2014

Great teachers. They instill a love of learning and are so supportive of the students. None of the teaching to the test that Fulton County is famous for. King's Ridge teaches the basic life skills like organization, time management and personal responsibility. We've met hundreds of people in the school community and have yet to meet a bad apple. Sure there are requests for donations but that's universal to private schools. We love the school and wouldn't change a thing. Best decision we ever made.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2014

This is our 5th year at KRCS. We came here to "try it out for a year" for our super-shy oldest child (for the smaller class size). We loved it and have never left. The academics are very good - at the beginning of 4th grade our child tested at a ninth grade level in math, and an eighth grade level in reading at an independent testing facility. I have our child tested every year to ensure things are going well, and I am never disappointed. We always get more than a year's worth of academic growth for a year of school. We are very happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2014

I am a parent to two lower school children at KRCS. We started off in the public school system and quickly realized it was not where we wanted our children to be. Even after being part of the KRCS family for the third year now, I still feel the joy and this is worth every penny each time I step foot in the school. Is KRCS perfect? No, but neither are we. Only Christ can make that claim. What is essential to us is that our children look forward to going to school (which they do), that the faculty shows they genuinely care about my children (which they do), and that our children are able to express how much they love their Lord (which they do!). That is more important to me than the P s and Q s of the curriculum. There is no other school I would even consider sending our children to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2014

King's Ridge has many wonderful faculty and staff members. My child truly feels loved and respected by everyone that works at KRCS. She wakes up happy, excited about going to school and is always happy when she comes home. Her confidence has soared since she started in August. KRCS is a community that truly feels and expresses its joy, as well as its pain. When change occurs in a tight community, it is hard on everyone, even when the change is needed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2014

As surprised as I am by some of these reviews, I'm sure others can see, as well as I do, that someone has been upset by a decision and decided to vent their frustrations here. I am a parent of a current student and have a rising kindergartener and couldn't be happier with the school. It is a financial stretch for my family to send our children here but it is worth every penny. Not only is the staff caring AND qualified, the programs they use for reading and math are fantastic. Most children are reading well above grade level and my oldest, who has not always been the best math student, is truly growing in understanding with the new program. New is scary to some but this math program teaches a variety of ways to solve math problems to reach ALL learners. As for being a low ranking math program, I've yet to find that data. I love that my child is known by the teachers in the school. It is such a loving community. She is naturally shy but is being taught to shine. The curriculum, fine arts, special areas and athletics allow my daughter a variety of experiences so that she can find her passions and talents. The curriculum isn't inconsistent, it's consistently being improved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2014

I understand that the parents who invest so much time and money want to believe that those of us who are disappointed in the school are simply disgruntled over a single decision or a personal issue. This is simply not the case. We recognize the strengths of KRCS. However, we have been continually let down by the school over the last 5 years. We tried to work with the teachers and staff and have been met with lip service but no substantial changes. Like other posters with young students, we loved the early years. It was only when we got further into the school that we saw the deficits, once the quality of the education became more important. If you want a beautiful building, a pleasant environment, and the prestige of going to private school but are not as concerned with innovative learning and technology, this school certainly works. No doubt there are angry parents who post here, but despite my concerns with the school, I am not angry, just disappointed that it didn't live up to the marketing. I want other parents to have the facts before spending this much money. The fact that there is such polarity in the posts here shows that there are real issues, not just venting parents.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 44%
Black 4% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Hispanic 1% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Fulton, Forsyth and Cherokee County Schools
Alpharetta Methodist, Alpharetta Christian Academy, Oak Grove Academy, Creme de la Creme
Mount Pisgah
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 100% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation University of Georgia
Auburn University
Various Out of State
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Recycling club
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Drill team
  • Literary magazine
  • Marching band
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Girls on the run

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
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
  • Visits from College Admissions
Clubs
  • Debate
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • David Rhodes
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Honors track
  • Internships
  • Project-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Business
  • Environmental
  • Foreign languages
  • Global
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Religious
  • Science
  • Service learning
  • Technology
  • Visual arts
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Tutoring
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
  • Visits from College Admissions
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Equestrian
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Boy scouts
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Cub scouts
  • Debate
  • Drill team
  • Foreign language club: Spanish
  • Girl scouts
  • Girls on the run
  • Literary magazine
  • Marching band
  • National Honor Society
  • Recycling club
  • Robotics club
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
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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
  • Attend parent nights
  • Bible studies, Board Committees
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
More from this school
  • Positive ROI with a strong 90% school-wide re-enrollment. Lower School reading equips students as independent readers. Math prepares students with a strong foundation of understanding concepts rather than rote computation. Biblically-integrated college prep curriculum. Active parent involvement in a Christian community. Student honor code, campus security, innovative technology instruction, project based learning, BYOD. Opportunities for co-curricular involvement, and mission trips.
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?

Students typically come from these schools
Fulton, Forsyth and Cherokee County Schools
Alpharetta Methodist, Alpharetta Christian Academy, Oak Grove Academy, Creme de la Creme
Mount Pisgah

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2014-2015 school year
$7000 - $17000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
University of Georgia
Auburn University
Various Out of State
College preparation / awareness offered
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
SAT/ACT prep classes
College presentations or information sessions
College prep programs/courses during the year
Visits from College Admissions
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
4 year college - 100%
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2765 Bethany Bend
Alpharetta, GA 30004
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Phone: (770) 754-5738

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