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Rainier Christian Schools

Private | PK-12 | 688 students

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5 stars

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2014:
Based on 10 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted April 29, 2014

I attended RCS K-12, and I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Caring teachers, top-notch academics, sports, orchestra, band, and choir.


Posted April 29, 2014

I work in the Rainier Christian District, and love being a part of this district! I love how we work to meet the academic needs of the children. We team up across the district to share ideas and encourage each other. I love teaching the children about character values, spiritual truth, academics, as well as art. I love the community that makes up Rainier Christian Schools.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 29, 2014

We have four children who all attended Rainier Christian Schools from 1st-12th grades. They were VERY well prepared for college: academically prepared to obtain several academic scholarships, spiritually prepared to defend their faith, physically prepared to participate in college athletics, and socially prepared to make friends that encourage and built them up. Super happy with RCS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2014

I switched my daughter to Rainier Christian Schools when she was in 5th grade from a different private Christian School. It was the best decision I made! Her teachers cared about her success as a student and she began to like school again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

RCS is a great school. Academics and social nurturing is grade A. My daughter and my son both goes to RCS and they are academically and socially well rounded children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

I have 2 boys (8 and 16) at Rainier Christian Schools and love it! Both my boy's have attended since Kindergarten and my youngest also attended daycare since age 1. Rainier Christian feels like family to us. We love the teachers, staff and administrators who are passionalte about our child's spiritual and educational development.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

I have two children there and I am completely satisfied. They have a Fredric academic program that challenges the students and brings out the best in them. The principal and teachers obviously care about the students and their education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2014

I love Rainier Christian Schools. My son's been there since 3rd grade and is now a junior in high school. My daughter is a 7th grader, having been there since 1st grade. So, we've experienced 3 campuses - Maple Valley Elementary, the middle school, and the high school. The teachers and admin. staff love the kids and put their whole heart and mind into their jobs. They also love the families and do anything they can to support us in so many ways. Imagine a student that says "I love the middle school!" That's my daughter. I'm amazed and so blessed. We love the small class sizes, loving family-like atmosphere, and the education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2014

This is our first year at Maple Valley elementary/Rainer Christian school and I have nothing but love for it!! Such a great community of teachers and staff. The heart for children at this campus is unexplainable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2014

I have worked for Rainier Christian Preschool in Auburn for almost 20 years, and my two daughters two daughters went from preschool through 12th grade in our Rainier Christian Schools district. Our experience has been nothing but positive. The education these kids receive...even in the preschool level is top notch. We care about our kids and their families! Rainier Christian Schools is a community of family and friends... when one hurts we all hurt. When someone is in need our community reaches out to help any way we can. Rainier Christian School district is a non-profit organization, so funding is not always available for facility and classroom upgrades. Teachers and Staff do not always get yearly raises and are very underpaid, but we stay because we love our kids, schools and we love to minister to our community. If we were to win this extra funding we would put it right back into our programs. And believe me, right now, we could use this extra. Thank you for helping all schools.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 21, 2013

We have 4 children at the Maple Valley campus and they have been attending since summer of 2008. Our kids love going to school there and have done amazing well. We like the smaller classes and the personal involvement we have from the teachers and staff, Two of our kids have had some delays and the school has been great in accomodating our needs and requests. We highly recommend the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2013

My three children have and are attending Rainier's schools--elementary through high school. I appreciate that they are challenaged academically and spiritually to lgrow, learn, and share their faith. Teachers work with the students, and are approachable with anyconcerns. The athletic program, especially in the high school, is growing and becoming more competitive under dedicated, excited coaches and new athletic director. This is important especially to my one son who loves sports. In any school there will be challenges, and here we can work things out in a respectful manner when concerns arise. My children have made great and lasting friendships. We are blessed to be part of Rainier Christian School District.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2011

I have children at three of Rainier's campuses. I have one in high school, one at the middle school and one at the Maple Valley campus. All three children love attending school here. We moved them from the Kent District after some difficulties with my oldest at Cedar Heights last year and I have not regretted my decision one bit. Tuition is affordable and the staff is incredible. My kids are ahead of their peers academically and they have grown in their spiritual walk as well. I used to have to bring up discussions after church. Now my children walk the walk and talk the talk without my encouragement and I think it all has to do with the education they are receiving at Rainier Christian. The best review would be from my 7th grade son who was very angry with us when we moved him last year. He said, "Mom, I thought I had friends before. But now I know what true friends are. Thanks for making me come to this school. I love it."
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 7%
Black 5% 5%
Hispanic 3% 20%
Two or more races 3% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 2-year college 20% (2013)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 63% (2013)
Percentage of students going to vocational programs 10% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation Corban College
George Fox University
Seattle Pacific University
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Math club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Drama club

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Swimming pool

Gifted & talented

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
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 9:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • James White
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • Infant
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian
Associations
  • ACSI
Fax number
  • (425) 255-6101

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Religious
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
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
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
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
  • Swimming pool
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Drama club
  • Math club
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • RCS employs Christian educators with current teaching credentials who are innovative, creative, nurturing, and relational. They are gifted in fostering curiosity about learning, engaging student participation, developing critical thinkers, and building student leadership in a safe and trusting environment.
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


8 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
675
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
800

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$6000 - $9000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Corban College
George Fox University
Seattle Pacific University
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
2 year college - 20%
4 year college - 63%
Vocational - 10%
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PO Box 58249
Renton, WA 98058
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Phone: (425) 255-7273

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