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Chesterfield, VA
Students enrolled: 220
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6511 Belmont Rd
Chesterfield, VA 23832

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(804) 276-3193
(804) 276-9106
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December 19, 2014
I am a former arent of RCS. What can I say. When my older two children attended RCS and it was run by the church it was a true Christian School with morals for their students and fair to all who attended there. My last child went there through elementary school and than left for another private school. What a blessing that she left when she did. The schools morals have gone down so much. Some students can break rules and still be allowed to attend and others break the same rules and are told they must leave RCS. The school my last child attended played RCS in sports and my child know first hand how the school has changed in their sportsmanship which RCS no longer has a lot of Christian sportsmanship. I do not understand how this school can still claim they are a Christian school with the things the let happen there with students and employees. I would never recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a community member
November 10, 2014
PART 3 the school talks about having high moral values i don't believe it. i also think that they should recruit people for different sports like soccer, cheering, track. not just basketball and football. all in all rcs is officially disappointed me there athletic program the most. (funny thing is that people don't want to play them anymore, though i had heard that the person who was making the schedule for the games didn't schedule against the teams that rcs has lost to multiple times before)

- submitted by a community member
June 04, 2014
I want to say, we transfered my daughter into Richmond Christian from another Private Christian school and I have to say, it was the best decision we ever made for her. She has learned so much more about christianity and the bible then she did at her old school. She was not doing well in her old school, and Richmond Christian let us transfer her and she has done remarkable well. She has turned her grades around and has made so many wonderful freindships. The teachers are awesome, so kind and caring and really ready to help the student in any way they can. My daughter truely loves school again and is excited to go to school now. If you truly want a wonderful learning experience where your child can grow and come to learn and love god and morality, please choose Richmond Christian.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2014
What can I say that has not already been said about Richmond Christian School? It is a wonderful Christian school and I thank the Lord for it. My daughter graduated from RCS many years ago, and now our little grand-daughter is attending there and loves it. We have never regretted sending our daughter, as she learned so much that has helped her in her life. Our grand-daughter doesn't ever want to miss a day from RCS. She is presently in the 3rd. grade and has been attending since Kindergarten. She has not only grown academically, but also learned so much about the Bible. The staff, Principal, teachers, etc. are so kind, helpful, and show real love for each student. I would highly recommend RCS for your children and grand-children. You could not give them anything better than to send them to this wonderful school.

- submitted by a community member
January 15, 2014
I am currently a Junior (That's the Class of 2015!) at RCS. I would like to begin by saying I LOVE RCS! The school could use some updates, but what does that matter? The teaching material, the teachers themselves, and the friendships are really what matter! I've been going to this school for going on 3 years, and I plan to graduate from here. As a matter of fact, I'm writing this review in Study Hall right now (Don't worry, I'm not slacking!). The teachers here are really friendly and want to get to know you as a student or as a parent. Sure, there are the usual stressed out parts of the school year (tests, quizzes, exams), but there are the really fun parts of the year, too! For example, there is School Spirit Week, which leads up to Homecoming, there is Spiritual Emphasis Week (It's a Christian School!), and there is the pinnacle of it all, Final Blast (aka Field Day)! I'm a member of the Student Government of RCS, and I really enjoy it! SGA has a lot of involvement in the events at RCS like See You At The Pole, our annual week-long Christmas celebration, and Final Blast! RCS is community that you and your kids will be a part of for the rest of your lives!

- submitted by a community member
August 27, 2013
RCS is a wonderful school. All the staffs and families take to heart the important of a Christian environment. At this school kids from k-12 bond and interact and share the love of God. Chaperone out number student at school events. The teacher don't babysit your kids like public school, they become role model and parent to our kids.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
In today's world it is wonderful to be able to have my granddaughter in an environment that teaches morality based on the bible instead of mans changing correctness. I have been amazed At the whole establishment and dedication in tEaching our children . Yes it is not free but the future of my granddaughter and our society has no price tag too high.

- submitted by a community member
August 04, 2013
Richmond Christian School provides not only a top notch education, but promotes high moral values and community service. The class sizes are small providing the students with individualized attention and a nurturing learning environment. The parents are encouraged to be actively involved in all aspects of the students' learning experience...chaperoning field trips, volunteering in the classrooms and helping behind the scenes. The older students happily help in the elementary classrooms, creating positive relationships between the grades.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2013
I am a current rising senior at RCS and I have been attending RCS since I was in kindergarten. I love my school and I have been disappointed with some of the reviews. RCS has had such an amazing impact on me the past 12 years. Is the school old? Yes. Are the gym bleachers terrible? Yes. Is there always a different weird, bad smell in the main hallway? You bet. But here there is a real sense of community among the students and teachers. I can honestly say that I love all of my teachers and that they love us. And the bonds that I have formed with my friends over the years is certainly something special. As the rising Senior Chaplain, I am excited to see what God has planned for our school year and I can't wait to see RCS grow over the next few years.

- submitted by a community member
March 11, 2013
I would like to be up front and state that I am currently the Principal at Richmond Christian School. I came into this role in August of 2012. I would be happy to speak to anyone about the current status of our school. I would like to address a few of the concerns stated below: High School Academics: As of the fall of 2013, RCS will be offering 12 AP Courses to help meet the academic needs of our highest achievers. Students will also be able to utilize an online classroom environment to take four different foreign languages. We have also implemented a much more thorough "Academic Intervention" program for students who struggle with achievement, motivation, organization, or other difficulties. This program is intended to help students become better prepared for high levels of learning, while still placing an appropriate amount of responsibility on the student. One reviewer below stated having multiple Bible teachers as a negative. I do not see it that way. We do not seek to indoctrinate our children with the opinions of one or two teachers. While teaching styles may change, Biblical truth does not change from teacher to teacher. Thank you. God bless. Go Warriors! All For Him!

- submitted by a teacher
January 06, 2013
We are so grateful to have found RCS for our children. The dedication of the teachers has been outstanding! We love the small class size that enables the teachers to get to know each student personally and understand the best way for them to learn. Our children are challenged academically and encouraged to become critical thinkers. There is a wonderful family spirit at RCS that provides a safe learning environment for our children. We visit often to have lunch with our kids and the warmth from the staff and teachers is wonderful! We feel like the school encourages our involvement at every level. RCS is the perfect fit for our family and if you are looking for quality Christian education, we encourage you to visit to see for yourself what we experience each day!

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2012
We found RCS to be a great fit for our children. We love the school and the warmth and love that each teacher gave to our children. We love RCS!

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2012
i went to rcs for 14 yrs and i had to take prerequisites to fill in the missing gaps. the have gotten rid of teachers i loved. elementary school education was good but middle and high school were not. i had a different Bible teacher every year since elementary school all the way to senior year. it left me cconfused and feeling like i had learned a little but not as much as i would have liked because each teacher had something different to say and believed somethin different. i go to clover hill baptist church which is the church that use to be affiliated with the school and i love that church especially pastor eaves who married myparents in the rcs chapel and even m parents say its changed a little. luckily i have a great church to help and pray for me as i learn more and learn what i didt learn at rcs.

- submitted by a community member
August 19, 2012
RCS is a great school that has adjusted to our economy and is ensuring that those families attending are getting a quality education with caring teachers for a price no other ACSI accredited school in the area can match. If you want your child to attend a church in a school then look at other offerings. If you want your child to feel like they go to a school rather than a church than RCS is the school for you. With a large campus, gym, chapel, multiple computer labs and quality teachers it has plenty to offer.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2012
This school lacks solid leadership and administration. The teachers are good and the curriculum is sound, but I suggest if you want to send your child to this school, you truly investigate what it is you are investing in. I suggest going to Banner or Guardian if you are looking for a school that will provide a strategic education for your child. For a private school, I fell the education is no better than a public school and is not worth the funding.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2012
I can't begin to say how much RCS means to my family and me. I am a mother of a wonderful little daughter who now attends RCS. I graduated from RCS many years ago. RCS gave me a secure foundation, good education, but more importantly it gave me a very strong faith, belief and relationship with the Lord. After I graduated from RCS, I choose to go into the medical field so I could help and minister to others. I did not have any problems getting into a great university and medical school. In fact, I did quite well. My daughter is also enjoying attending RCS very much. She is learning a lot and is enjoying the art and music programs that have. Her teachers are very intelligent and have teaching degrees and a lot of them have masters degrees. These teachers are very much like the ones I use to have when I attended RCS. They show the children God's love and teach them with a lot of tenderness, love and compassion. RSC is so blessed to have such wonderful, caring Christian teachers. We are so blessed to have a school like RCS still in existence today. May the Lord continue to bless this school, all who support it, and use it for the up building of God's Kingdom.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2012
Two of my six my grandchildren attend Richmond Christian School. I love to visit all of my grandchildren, but I have to say that Grandparent's Day at Richmond Christian School is beyond special. They celebrate family and my grandchildren take such pride in taking care of me while I am there for that day. I have found that Richmond Christian School is not only educating my grandchildren well, but the family values that they install in our children are priceless! I pray for the school, the teachers, the students and the families each day! Thank you for what you do for our family and will continue to do for many years to come!! God Bless!

- submitted by a community member
April 21, 2012
I attended RCS from K-5 through 12th grade, and I am currently in college. I agree that while elementary school education was adequate, I cannot say the same for middle and high school. High school was especially appalling. There were hardly any AP courses available, only one foreign language offered (by the way, I still can't speak Spanish), and next to no emphasis on art, music, or theater to explore. I was a top student at RCS and I had to rely on dual enrollment to fill in those missing gaps to even be considered for college acceptance, therefore spending MORE money on top of this overpriced tuition. Once I had been accepted to my university of choice, I had to take an enormous load of prerequisites simply because RCS did not prepare me for college level education. **PARENTS: If your teens are college-bound high schoolers, consider options that will fit their academic needs best. Sure, this place may have the Christian environment that you are looking for, but don't expect top-notch education. I know that many will say I'm being "negative", but trust when I say I speak from experience!

- submitted by a community member
April 03, 2012
We have a daughter in Kindergarten this year at Richmond Christian School and are very happy that God brought us here. She has been in a loving and nurturing class with a wonderful teacher. We love her Kindergarten teacher! She has learned so much this year and has grown in academics and also spiritually. We love that she is excited to go to school every day and has the best day ever ( everyday)! The teachers, faculty and staff that we have met are wonderful Christians and really love the students. We have been encouraged to participate and volunteer and be a part of the RCS family. We appreciate knowing that our little girl is taken care of each day and is getting a great education. We have been impressed with RCS all year and pray God's blessings for this wonderful school. If you want your child to be loved, nurtured, and instructed academically and spiritually, Richmond Christian School is the school for you!

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2012
Richmond Christian is a GREAT school! Our three children graduated from RCS and each one had a wonderful experience! We visited EVERY Christian school in the Richmond area before making the decision to enroll our children at RCS. We never once looked back or questioned our decision, because we knew we had made the best choice! Moving here from another state and making the transition into Middle and Elementary School were so easy for our children with the help of exceptional teachers, caring staff, and friendly students. They received a Biblically-based, top-notch education, saw Christ-like behavior modeled by teachers and staff, and formed life long friendships with other RCS students. We will always be grateful for the tremendous impact RCS has had on our children and our family!

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2012
I went to this school for 7 of my years of school. The only thing I have to say is that I wish I still lived in Richmond so MY kids could have gone there,as well. SUCH a wonderful place to learn and grow.

- submitted by a community member
March 19, 2012
I and my siblings were some of the charter students in RCS. My parents really believed in a Christ centered education..What I gained from that school can not be measured or put in a paragraph,but I knew I would sacrifice anything to send my 4 children there. Now I have 5 grandchildren there.The teachers are dedicated and really care about each child. The academic standard is high with strong leadership. I am really thankful for this school especially as God is taken out of almost every aspect of public schools.

- submitted by a community member
March 15, 2012
Awesome Christian school! All the teachers are very dedicated to the educational and spiritual growth of the students. We appreciate the frequent contact and feedback from teachers. Great family atmosphere between parents, teachers and the children. So thankful for this wonderful Christian school!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2012
We have five children at Richmond Christian School and we love it. The teachers are wonderful and caring. They are willing and available to talk with us about anything. They truly love the children they are teaching and love what they are doing.The school atmosphere is warm and friendly. They are open to parent volunteers. My children are fed spiritually in everything they learn and do. My children have been able to excel not only academically but also in sports. One of my daughters have been able to try sports she has never played before and has done well. The students are all friendly to each other no matter what their age. We wouldn't have all our children here if we didn't believe in the school. We even have another coming in the fall for kindergarten.

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2012
This school has been a true blessing to our family. Our child started in kindegarten and is now in the 3rd grade. I cannot say enough about the teachers that go beyond the call of duty each and every day. They care about each student and work to help that child excel. The school is an extension of our family and we are so grateful for the privilege to have our child at Richmond Christian School.

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2012
I love RCS! When we were searching for schools, we toured several in the area, but when we toured RCS there was a warmth and feeling of community that won our hearts. It is our first year at the school and even though we have faced challenges due to the economy, I know God is working through the amazing faculty, staff, parents and kids. I encourage anyone who is looking for a new school to take a tour and see for yourself!

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2012
My children entered RCS in 2011-2012, and I am so pleased with the academic rigor and Christ-like environment. I am a former public school administrator, so I was searching for a Christian school with a college prep curriculum, I know that RCS students are being accepted to universities such as William and Mary, UVA, Va Tech, etc. The school community is strengthening with teams of parents, faculty, and alumni. My children are safe from bullying and receive loving instructiomn from committed and highly qualified teachers. Visit the school to see for yourself!

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2012
Our family loves RCS! Our son started here in Kindergarten and he is now in 2nd grade. RCS is a school of quality academics! The teachers are excellent and truly care about the students. I still remember my husband and I taking our tour of the school. When walking down the halls we were greeted by happy children and teens, who looked us in the eye and said 'hi' or 'hello'. Although we were mainly interested in the academic program, the Christ-centered environment, and the safety of our child during the day, it was the brief interactions we had with those happy children that tugged at out heart strings. That is what we wanted for our son, to be happy in school and to love being in a place where our Christian home is mirrored. It still is a joy to walk the hallways and see happy students and friendly caring teachers and staff. We are confident in the quality of academics and extra curricular activities at RCS! We are looking forward to our son graduating from RCS!

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2012
Richmond Christian is an amazing christian school with amazing faculty and staff that make this school top notch!! Not only did I graduate from this school but I met my soul mate here and we now have our child enrolled at RCS. I would have a hard time leaving my baby just anywhere and when I leave I know that our child is in the best hands. When they wake up every morning excited for school that you know you are doing something right. The small classroom setting gives your child all the attention they need. Having bible, memorizing verses, chapel and singing christian music- what more could a parent ask for? We LOVE RCS!

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2012
What more could parents want for their children? We are so pleased to have found Richmond Christian School. The staff at Richmond Christian have nurtured and challenged our daughter this year and she has made gains in so many areas. When you walk into this school you are immediately in an atmoshpere of kindness. The students are respectful, not only to the adults---but to each other. These students are learning much more than academics and we are so appreciative to everyone involved with our child. We look forward to many, many years at RCS!!

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2012
My husband and I have an 11th grader and 5th grader at RCS and this is our first year. The teachers, faculty and staff have been such a blessing! Our children love the school and the biblical teaching that is being reinforced outside of the home is impeccable. They are receiving excellent grades and I partly contribute their success to the loving teaching styles from the qualified teachers that are availing themselves to the children. To allow the children to attend this school has been one of the best decisions we have made regarding their education.

- submitted by a parent
December 16, 2011
My kids went to RCS for many years, my oldest graduated from there but I took my younger child out which was a difficult decision. RCS is no longer the school it used to be. The new administration has ruined this once thriving school and it is ashame!! They are much like the Pharisees of Jesus' time- hypocritical, judgemental, and haughty! They have gotten rid of several wondeful teachers and are rejecting new applicants if their parents don't believe in the Baptist doctrine! We have no regrets leaving- should have done it 3 yrs ago!!

- submitted by a parent
December 15, 2011
I am a resident of the community that this school serves. The students and teachers have a great support system and pride in their school. I have met many of the students and they all seem to really like this school and are involved in many activities. The school has a very qualified staff.

- submitted by a community member
December 12, 2011
As you read such negative reviews regarding RCS, you should realize what a wonderful Christian school this is - so much so that Satan is on the offense to attack this Godly and Christ-Centered School. I have been an involved parent for 7 years, as well as a former graduate, and I can honestly say that this is a wonderful Christian school. Our experience in the Elementary school has included excellent academics, Incredible teachers who are genuinely interested in their students, and a wonderful spiritual emphasis. My children love RCS and do not wish to go anywhere else. Yes, sadly there are struggles, especially in the past several years of economic woes, but the leadership of RCS loves and cares about the school and wants only the best for it. If you are considering this school, please do not be swayed by the negative comments you read. Come visit RCS, talk with staff & students, and allow your child to shadow a class, to get a real feel for the wonderful, caring atmosphere. So many of the negative comments are misleading and untrue. While buildings may be older, they are solid, clean & well-cared for. Check out the values, academics, & extra-curricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2011
This school is not the best, the only great thing about this school is it deficit(debt) This school is so cheap too. If you play a game and win a prize, most likely it from doller tree and school is rundown, if it rains it drips right through the roof like a waterfall and every thing is mosly repaird with ducttape.Overall education is good, and the tuition is very high. And the school is VERY clumzy when hiring teachers(ex. hiring teachers teach without teaching licence)Overall this school is very poor.

- submitted by a community member
July 05, 2011
I graduated from RCS recently, and I'm surprised at some of the reviews... RCS doesn't offer an advanced diploma? What is it that I have then? This school most definitely offers both the advanced and standard diplomas. I took college courses throughout the year as dual enrollment and recieved a grade of 97+ in all of them. I even managed a 99.98 in one class! RCS prepared me for college and life. Spiritually, I was very content. There are always going to be the kids that are "forced" to be in a Christian school, but there are many at RCS that choose to come there. They know they are better off in the Christian environment. That said, during the past few years my faith has grown more than I could have ever imagined because of my time at RCS with both peers and teachers. This is a great school to send your children to, and, if they realize you actually have to work to learn, they will most definitely be prepared for college.

- submitted by a community member
June 08, 2011
As the current k-12 art teacher, I would like to say that RCS has been a great place for me to share my artistic knowledge and talents. I have seen numerous students exhibit great artistic talents that have exceeded any of my ideas of what students could do k-12. I take high schoolers on trips to art museums both here in Richmond and in DC. My goal is to expose them to art on as many levels as possible while also teaching them the history of art. I have received great feedback this past yea rin regards to the improvement in the art department. (began teaching at RCS in January of 2010).

- submitted by a teacher
June 08, 2011
My children have attended RCS for 12 years. Teachers are big part of RCS. They love what they do and are willing to help kids succeed. A friends child is struggling in PS algebra the teacher cares less, offering little to no assistance. My daughter's RCS calculus teacher provided sessions to help her gain ground. I have seen RCS teachers share tears of joy when the student finally got it. I cant say enough about solid relationships kids have with friends. Children are encouraged to have meaningful relationships with Christ. They are not simply required to believe, their given guidance, tools to walk with Christ, not just today but every day.The athletics are top notch. We have held our own meeting students from other schools. The training and attitude of our school makes the difference. RCS students are top notch.They are respectful considerate and great kids. I have had numerous experiences with the students, at games, field trips, assemblies, field trips, etc.These young people standout. The last opportunity I had to attend an activity with a group of public school children only served as a reminder of the realization that RCS is to my families lives. Experience it for yourself.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2011
I am and have been a parent of students at RCS since 2000. I appreciate that "worldy" attitudes, words, and actions are not looked at as "that is just how kids are these days". Instead, my children are encouraged and expected to strive to be "Christ like" at RCS just like they are at home. They can pray and worship God openly. Tuition, its an investment in my children's future and they are worth it!

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2011
Small class size has given my children the attention that helps them succeed with learning. There is great focus at RCS to the values that are important to our children to feel valued and safe. The teachers go above and beyond their job description to help our children.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2010
I love RCS because my child gets God, superior academics, wide vareity of co-curricular opportunities-during adn after school and my child loves being there! I would encourage you to check it out...276.3193...

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2010
I am a previous student and I believe the Christian aspect is very good because of its God-centered environment. It gave me a strong foundation in that area. However, throughout middle school I found the academics became less challenging. I decided to leave before high school in order to strengthen my educational experience. I had a fairly good transition to another private school. One problem I did have was that I had no languages at all, because they are not offered in middle school. I hope they change this. Also, I would like to mention that RCS lacks in the theater and arts fields. They do not have a theater program established which is a shame. They focus on their sports too much though their sports are only sub-par. I do not regret my time at RCS but I would only place my child their for elementary school.

- submitted by a community member
May 01, 2010
My son loves RCS is much. How could you complain about that. We feel that the teachers make a great effort to not only teach the usual subjects but also help them in their walk with Christ. When I read some of the reviews, it's upsetting. No school is perfect, but RCS is striving for excellence. We are very proud to say we are from RCS!

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2010
My children have attended RCS since kindergarten. The class sizes are kept small allowing the teachers more one on one time. Academics are strong as indicated by testing results. A great deal of effort has gone into improving the campus and athletic fields the past few years. Biblical principals are the core of every subject and my children are learning by example from Godly teachers. The administration actively seeks parent input and participation. Parent involvement is good but could be better. Like every school there is room for improvement but overall I am very pleased and don't see a reason for my children to ever go anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2010
I have been a teacher at Richmond Christian School for several years now and I love it! It's a blessing to work alongside a wonderful group of teachers who encourage their students daily to choose God first. We are always striving to find the best curriculum that gives students a wonderful education but honors God at the same time. It is sad to me to read some of the negative reviews on here. I know RCS is not perfect because no place is, but I know that we strive for excellence every day and do our best to commit our work to the Lord.

- submitted by a teacher
March 31, 2010
As far as athletics goes, the sportsmanship bashing on the reviews here is absolutely absurd. I sat in every home basketball game the school had in 09-10. RCS teams by far had much better sportsmanship than the teams they played. Many of these schools couldn't even contain their players profanity on the court. Our players actually led prayer before the games, controlled their emotions during the games and the chant in the huddle was 'All for Him'. RCS is a great school and my children are getting a great Christian based education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 31, 2010
We have had our children involved in four private christian schools. Richmond Christian is on the top of the list and we are very satisfied. Our oldest child attended RCS, for four years and was accepted into a university that accepts only 1 in 9 applicants. This school does work hard at equiping students. It is a partnership involving all to succeed. Thank you RCS for doing your part !

- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2010
I love teaching at Richmond Christian School! I am honored to be able to teach children about God and His Word on a daily basis. I can truly see God's hand at work in the lives of the students, the faculty, and the administration. It's a privilege to be surrounded by people who truly love children, love the Lord, and are doing their very best to make an impact on the world for God's glory!

- submitted by a teacher
March 26, 2010
My children have been at RCS since kindergarten. The teachers have been wonderful and it is clear they love what they do and they love the Lord. The teachers and administration have always been open to my comments and willing to listen. I have spoken to alumni and asked if they felt academically prepared when they entered college and those I have spoken with feel they are. I want my children to attend a school that supports the values we teach at home and stands alongside us and our church in raising our children in a Godly, Christ centered environment. I believe Richmond Christian School is the school to do that.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 25, 2010
I would recommend Richmond Christian to anyone looking for a Christ focused education for their children. As a teacher, I know we love each and every child! Please consider sending your children here!

- submitted by a teacher
March 25, 2010
RCS is an amazing Christian school! My baby is only 5 months old, and I am looking forward to enrolling him in such a godly school where I know he will learn the same values he will learn at home and church! I have to admit, I am a former teacher and left to stay home with my son. It was my extreme privilege to teach there!

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2010
I have had the privilege to teach at RCS for 15 years. The Lord is truly working in this place. It continues to strive for excellent academics as well as establishing a Godly, Biblical world view in each student.

- submitted by a teacher
March 25, 2010
My children will not be returning to RCS. It is a shame because there are some Godly teachers and staff but the leadership is anything but. Parents concerns are ignored. This school needs new Godly leadership that will listen to parents. RCS needs a loving Administrator and high school principal that can relate to students. It also needs a competent and Godly Board that knows whats going on and is willing to do what is neccessary to foster a Christ like environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 22, 2010
Richmond Christian School use to be a Godly school with a powerful and loving staff. I stress the word use to be for unfortunately it has changed. The new board and administration has been devestating to the school. The word Christian should not even be included in the schools title. I have never seen such hypocracy and negativity displayed in a school system such as this. Having children in this school since kindergarten, I was able to see a lot of changes in the school, some for the good, some for the bad. I made the decision to remove my children from Richmond Christian. This was one of the best decisions I have ever made. It was then, that I saw how far behind, educationally, my children were. I would strongly urge parents to reconsider sending their children into this ungodly environment. Better choices exists.

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2010
My husband and I are both graduates of RCS. We now have two children that attend RCS. I pray that my childrens' school experience was as wonderful as mine. I love the small school atmosphere. I loved 'growing up' with my classmates through the years. I loved being able to participate in so many different activities. I am amazed at what the school has to offer now that it didn't when I went through. I think RCS does a wonderful job educating the children in a Godly way with the funds with which they have. Could they do more with more? Sure. Would I trade the overall education experience for what the public schools could possibly offer? NO WAY!

- submitted by a community member
February 18, 2010
My children have been at RCS since kindergarten. I believe that we have made the best choice! Its my responsibility as a parent to prepare my child for what lies ahead. RCS partners with me spiritually and academically. The teachers love the students and care about the whole person! I am not a perfect parent nor is RCS a perfect school. But a perfect God is the center of both!

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 16, 2010
I am very excited about the positive changes that I've seen at RCS in my three years here. God's hand is truly on this school, and I look forward to the future and watching my kids grow up as Warriors for the Lord!

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 15, 2010
I love RCS. My children are learning how to think biblically when faced with difficult decisions on and off the field, in and out of the classroom and on and off the job. It is a perfect school, no...there isn't one. I hope you will visit. call for a tour now...804-276-3193...meet a student ambassador and you can make the decision yourself!

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2010
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- submitted by a community member
December 14, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
no rating September 03, 2009
I had two children graduate from this school and when they first started at RCS it was a great school. . They have very poor academics and their sportsmanship for sports is very poor. Poor sportsmanship by students, parents and staff is very common at this school. The academics do not prepare the students for college my children had a tough time in college the first two years.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2009
I have seen firsthand what a good education my son received at RCS. He chose the university he wanted to attend(only 1 in 9 applicants admitted) and didn't have to take remedial courses. You get out of school, and life, what you put into it !

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 29, 2009
As a parent, I am very excited about the direction of the school. Stability has been regained, and I know that God has even more for this school. I am saddened by the negative reports, but it only proves that God is working. I would encourage anyone to check our RCS for themselves. No school will be perfect, but I feel that RCS is improving on a daily basis. The athletic program is thriving, and I am thrilled that we have an athletic department that is All for Him, as the motto states. Our teams are finally taking some pride in their school and being competitive instead of run over. As Christians, we owe it to ourselves and God to just go check it out for ourselves. I am sorry for those who have had negative experiences, but I pray that those comments stay in the past.

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating June 13, 2009
We have had our children at RCS for two school years. Initially we were impressed with the school and staff. Our first year was awesome, and we felt very blessed. We had some issues with the school administrator, but he was terminated and a promise of change was made. The change over the second years was a change of evil. The school portrays themselves as 'Christian' but the actions of the board, principals, teachers I can only describe as evil and un-Christian. The school calls themselves Christian, but their actions are otherwise. My wife and I spent countless hours trying to implement a positive change while our children were enrolled. We attempted to provide feedback and assist in bettering the school. Doors were closed on us as well as others. The school is more concerned with making money over the safety of the children.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2009
I have been very disappointed in RCS for the past two years. They say they are changing and it last a couple months. The Elem. School is fine. The HS is unacceptable. They are really missing opportunities to minister to these kids to help them become Godly young men and women. There is a reason why people want their kids in Christian schools. This school fails in this area. This school caters to a select few and it is very apparent. My children will be going to public school next year. I believe that RCS is not worth the money. Academics are average, extra-curricular activities do not compare with public schools. There is no accountability for these kids b/c they do not have consistant examples in their leadership. They have an awesome opportunity to be more than they are, but they choose to stay in the past rather than move

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2009
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March 09, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2009
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- submitted by a student
February 26, 2009
With three children attending RCS I can say we are incredibly blessed to have a school that strives to serve and teach from a God-centered prospective. RCS is getting better everyday !

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2009
I have worked at RCS for a while now, and while I have seen some pit falls the positive outweighs them by tenfold. It is such a community here amongst the students and teachers. Students care for each other, their spirit here is wonderful. And I believe strongly that the teachers here truly love and respect each other as well as their students. I have seen such wonderful things happen here. If you are looking for a good Christian environment, don't hesitate in looking at RCS.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating August 07, 2008
it is a five star school in my opinion. God bless the wonderful principal! It is a school with the right education for my little girl!

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
June 02, 2008
The current administrator really loves the students... the teachers and principals love what they do. I cannot say enough about that amazing library! Everyone should love their job as she does. My son has really learned how to research from her!as that librarian!

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2007
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- submitted by a staff
September 07, 2007
I am a freshman in Richmond Cristian School and I have been going there for 3 yrs now. I think the school has changed alot, In a good way. The academics are better and and the atmostphere has emproved. I have made alot of friends in the last yrs

- submitted by a student
August 14, 2007
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- submitted by a student
August 03, 2007
My daughters have attended RCS for the past 3 years. RCS provides a wonderful Christian atmosphere. Unfortunately, many times with Christian schools, parents want a God-centered education but often do not appreciate the need for stricter guidlines, structure and more work. One of my daughters has asked to attend public school this year because RCS cannot meet some of the art and theatrical activities that this public school can. I have agreed because she is a senior and has been well prepared by us and RCS. My other daughter chose to stay & we are happy about that as well. We will certainly miss the high school principal, but look forward to another rewarding year at RCS.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2007
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- submitted by a student
October 28, 2006
I went to RCS from kindergarten through 8th grade. In 9th grade I transferred to a Chesterfield Country Public School in my district. My best friends remain at RCS and most of the parents and teachers there are pretty nice, but other than that, I have no other reasons to go back there. There are so many more extra-curriculars, sports, classes, languages, and electives at public schools than at RCS. RCS really isn't worth the money. It's smarter to just go to public school for a lot cheaper, they have so many different difficulty levels that you can take your classes in and you'll probably get farther in life at a public school.

- submitted by a former student
August 22, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2006
As others have stated, elementary school education at rcs is decent, although they have no services for children with special needs. Public school and or other private college prep schools are better recommended for those over grade 5.

- submitted by a former student
June 09, 2006
My child really learned how to research this year in the library, now she can teach me!

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2006
Our daughter attended RCS for 10 years. I praise the Lord daily that we removed her from this school after the 9th grade. Elementary teachers are super but qualifications in subject areas is doubtful in the middle and high school. Our daughter took 2 years of french and couldn't speak the language. Because of the quality of the faculty at her public school, she is now in a 4th year honors class in french. There were obvious weekness in other academic areas.

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2006
I graduated from Richmond Christian School in 1999 after attending for 13 years. I now have a two year old daughter and while she is too young for school, I know that when the time comes she will be attending Richmond Christian. I can tell you that is the case for a large number of current students, they are either 2nd or 3rd generation students, that says something about a school. So if you want your child to receive a top notch education from teachers are well prepared to educate and caring. The teachers are also supportive of your child. At Richmond Christian School your child is more than just another face; that is not the case at public schools. Even more important is the fact that your child will receive a Christian education in a Christian environment. I highly recommend RCS to anyone who wants the best for their child.

- submitted by a former student
March 16, 2006
When you are reading this web site, please remember that there are people out there with an axe to grind. Their assessments are colored by something that irritated them. My son and daughter graduated after attending since kindergarten. My son graduated from William and Mary College. He was very well prepared and did very well in College. Maybe the students who felt they were not well prepared did not take advantage of the academically stimulating classes that were offered. For that you cannot blame Richmond Christian School. As for the rules, one knows what the rules are before attending. If you do not agree with their policies, why put them there in the first place? This school has been through some changes recently, but it doing a great job still. I have kept up with the school and am impressed with the new leadership.

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2006
I have two children at Richmond Christian school who have attended since kindergarten. They are now in the 5th and 6th grades. The school has always been excellent for us. Teachers are good and Christian upbringing is very important to us. The school has undergone many changes in the past 5 years but they have always put the children first. Parents are encouraged to be a part of the school. Since the transfer of ownership they have had some adjusting to do but they are working on it. The fact that so many teachers and parents stayed with them after the transfer of ownership says a whole lot for this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2005
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- submitted by a student
May 28, 2005
I am in the 7th grade. I have been attending RCS since kindergarten. RCS has been the best thing that has ever happened to me. All of the teachers are loving, Christ-centered, and extremely knowledgeable in the subjects that they teach. Mrs. McClure, our music teacher, works extremely hard to take us to singing and handbell festivals and competitions and has impacted my life in a very big way. Mr. Stalnaker is a funny principal that we middle schoolers can actually relate to. I will always remember all of my teachers and how wonderful they are. The 7th grade program has lots of projects due that help us learn more about the world and history than what's in a textbook. There are many sports (our coaches are great), tournaments, ACSI festivals and competitions, PTF activites, plays, etc. I highly recommend RCS to everyone.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2005
I currently have a 1st grader at RCS and I myself am a gradute along with my 3 other siblings. I love the school! I feel as it is setting the foundation for my 1st grader along with home and church. The teachers are truely concerned with each students emotional, spiritual, and educational needs. As with every school there are areas that could be improved. As far as the rules go, they are reasonable and easy to follow. I find the office staff along with the principal to be very understanding of each child unique needs and the parents. I would and have recommended this school to anyone who ask.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2005
My son has attended since Kindergarten and while I have some concerns they are not enough for me to give this school a negative rating. I listen to my friends whose kids are in public school and guess what?--they have the same complaints about what is going on in their kids schools that some folks have voiced on this page. Also, I'm so suprised to see that if folks have had such a negative experience at the school then WHY are your kids still there? Also, as far as the Art & Music--You shouldv'e been as the Spring Music Concert this week--the kids were awesome and the two ASCI choirs (elementary middle) both received 'Superiors' rating at a recent musical festival.

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2005
Overall RCS is a fairly decent school. There is definitely a set way of doing things and very little deviation--even though some of the curriculuum needs to be updated.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2005
I just found this site and must say I am quite surprised by some of the comments. I graduated from RCS in 1983 and my daughter attended elementary school here from 1999 to 2002 when we moved from the area. I found the teachers to be quite capable and learned a lot both spiritually and academically while there. When our daughter started attending public school, we found she was ahead of the other kids her age. I have known the elementary principal since 1970 and know her to be an amazing woman who cares a lot about the students.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2005
This is our first year at RCS. I have a 7th grader who previously attended another Christian School in the area. We are very pleased with the teaching staff(focus on learning, character, integrity, being Christ Centered, thoughtfulness). Principal Stalnaker is great. My 7th grader loves him, the lessons he teaches about being a pre-teen christian, his humor and how he has a true gift for relating to middle school students. We are also very pleased with the curriculum (a lot of homework- good for the students, projects, study skills class, etc.). Overall, we would recommend this school to everyone.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2005
Our children have been attending RCS for several years. I also appreciate the Christian aspect of the school. However, it has been very difficult for my youngest child. He enjoys the outdoors and unfortunately, has been forced to miss recess and take his work to the cafeteria in order to catch up on meaningless seatwork that he did not complete in class while the teacher was working one hour with other reading groups (there are three 30 minute groups). The principal is not willing to make any changes, prefering to keep things as they are. I have voiced my concerns about this and still I often hear, 'We did not have recess again today'. (or p.e.) Knowing now what I didn't know then, we would not have remained. Be prepared for lots of homework in Middle School. Note: Some children may thrive under these circumstances, however, others do not.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2005
My oldest daughter graduated from RCS in 1989. For years I had concerns about the quality of the academic program. We found many teachers did not have majors in the subjects they were teaching. In 1994, we reluctently enrolled our youngest daughter in K5. She attended RCS through the 9th grade. At this point we found the situation unbearable. She had completed two years of French but could not speak the language. The last straw was RCS receiving full reaccreditation in 2004 from ACSI after they were informed of problems at this school. I would not recommend RCS to any parent with a student beyond the 5th grade. My daughter is now attending public school and progressing well.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2004
I was a student at RCS, I found that there were many double standards and hypocrasy. Their education was sub-standard. I'm in college now, and they definitely did not prepare me well enough for it. They cared more about keeping whiners happy than actually preparing the students for future academia.

- submitted by a former student
September 26, 2004
I previously attended this institution for ten years. Coming to college I discovered that I was inadequately prepared for many of the classes I am taking. My experience there was not a pleasant thing for the most part and though the teachers are kind people, they generally are not capable of teaching. The sports at the school are decent but too little emphasis is put on development of the arts and music.

- submitted by a former student
September 16, 2004
Our children are in 4th and 6th grade and have been at RCS since Kindergarten. Richmond Christian School is an excellent Christ-centered school. The teachers and staff are truly amazing and we have been blessed that we are able to send our children here. Our kids absolutely love being there. The classroom sizes are small and so all the children really get to know one another. It is like one big family. Our children are excelling in everything. They really challenge the children to go above and beyond. There are plenty of activities for them to be involved in before and after school. Richmond Christian School has truly been a blessing to our family.

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2004
Well first off I would like to say, I am not a parent, I am a student attending Richmond Christian School. I am in 10th grade and I am loving this school. I have attended a number of private schools including Victory Christian Acadamy and Grove Avenue Baptist and so Richmond Christian tops all of them. I can tell the teachers here care about my grades and want me to succeed. There are a number of chances for students to become involved with activities around the school; plus faculty and staff are always looking for new ideas. I hope to finish High School here, it is really a great school.

- submitted by a student
May 27, 2004
My child applied to RCS. The parent information night was subpar at best, the atmosphere was less than welcoming and phone calls were seldom, if ever returned. We did not choose Richmond Christian School.

- submitted by a parent
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Richmond Christian School
6511 Belmont Rd, Chesterfield, VA  23832
(804) 276-3193
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Richmond Christian School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 104 reviews. Top