The school's mission to offer a competitive education - along with a Chrisitan worldview - effectively challenges students. However, at times, this approach leads to legalism, which steers students toward a black-and-white viewpoint.
Our family has been at RCCS for 7 years and I have children in middle and grammar school. I looked at every school within a 1/2 hour radius and determined that RCCS gave our children the best education- especially liked that it went through 12th grade and was accredited. The curriculum is college preparatory and very challenging- as good as some expensive, prestigious catholic high schools. RCCS excels at teaching students how to think and write. Our friends with high school students have gotten amazing college scholarships and have said the school's guidance counselor has been so helpful with college direction and scholarship suggestions. My children love their nurturing and knowledgeable teachers- they make learning fun! They learn cursive, math facts, spelling, and Latin (helpful for SATs). I can help with math as they teach the way I learned math! I love when my kids tell me an obscure bible story they learned or pray for a fellow student's request. My children have participated in sports, drama, band, and yearbook. I love their friends and their family's values! RCCS is such a blessing and I thank God for the staff that make it a great school!
RCCS offers very good classes for debate, speech, and literature. In general, the quality of the classes really depends on the teacher. While most of the teachers were helpful and loving towards the students, I think that it's just as important that the administrators and leaders of the school show more compassion and grace (which is a message Christians preach and should follow) I was pretty disappointed at the lack of understanding some of the administration/teachers had towards students. However, all institutions have their own set backs. In all, RCCS is a good school, but be sure to teach your child Christian values yourself.
Redeemer is an excellent place for kids to grow and learn in challenging and loving environment. They offer many programs and family events outside of the classroom as well. It has been a great place for all three of my children to experience, especially the last three years!