Woodcrest Christian School

18401 Van Buren Blvd
Riverside, CA 92508-0925
Tel: (951)780-2010
Grades: 7-12 | 566 students
The City of Riverside's Public Works Department and the Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce  awarded Woodcrest Christian School the 2012 Beautification Award for our care and upkeep of our 30 acre campus.
The City of Riverside's Public Works Department and the Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce  awarded Woodcrest Christian School the 2012 Beautification Award for our care and upkeep of our 30 acre campus.
Our campus houses over 30 academic and arts classrooms in addition to our administrative buildings.
Located at a higher elevation in Riverside, California, our campus enjoys the beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and community.
Our top quality athletic field is home to our soccer, cross-country, and track and field teams.  It is situated adjacent to our professional grade baseball stadium.
The Charles O. White Royals Pavilion hosts our basketball and volleyball teams as well as our weekly student body chapels and other events.
Of our many classrooms, we have a safety certified biology/chemistry lab with stations and tools that aid our students with hands on learning.
In 2011, our computer lab was completely remodeled  with individual stations and new computers.  Our classes not only teach computer skills, but also computer mechanics and internet safety.
From middle school to high school sports, we produce champions!  In each of the 11 sports we offer, both guys and girls teams have earned many division championship awards.  Several of our athletes have received scholarships and continue playing their sport while furthering their education at colleges and univesities.
WCS enrollment is approximately 540 students.  Our middle school and high school classes are divided by our athletic fields and lunch area, ensuring that we maintain two separate and distinct campuses.
WCS offers opportunities to participate in the arts including one of three performing choirs, drama class, drama club, art classes, and our student led worship team.
Welcome to Woodcrest Christian School.
Our mission is to Glorify God by Pursuing Christ Centered Academics.
 Our expected school-wide learning results are that graduates will demonstrate Christ-centered Wisdom, Character, Stewardship, and Service.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Year Founded 1973

Student Body

Total Students 566 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Woodcrest Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 26 students
Number of AP Courses 8 courses
Advanced Courses Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Language (11th), Literature (12th), Physics, Statistics, United States History, US Government,
Average SAT score 1583
Average ACT score 24
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Modest dress code)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $7,640
Tuition Notes High School Tuition $7640 * Middle School Tuition $6490 * Second and third child discount offered.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $1,500
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Jamie Firetag


Total Sports Offered 11 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Mountain Biking, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryGolf,
Mountain BikingSoccer,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art Club, Chess Club, Choir, Davids Mighty Men, Discipleship Groups, Drama Club, Environmental Science Club, Key Club, Missions Teams, Mock Trial, Yearbook Art Club, Chess Club, Choir, Drama Club, Key Club, Missions Teams, Mock Trial, Yearbook, Davids Mighty Men,
Discipleship Groups,
Environmental Science Club,

School Notes:

  •      Woodcrest Christian School (WCS) provides a ministry of Christ-centered Academics for grades 7-12 that is evangelical, interdenominational, co-educational, and college-prepatory.  The WCS faculty instructs and trains students in Godly wisdom, Christian character, responsible stewardship, and unselfish service.  The core of every academic subject is founded on Jesus Christ, "in whom are all treasures of wisdom and knowledge." (Colossians 2:3)  The academic program provides a curriculum that meets or exceeds the entrance requirements of Christian colleges and universities and the University of California.  
  •     Located on its 30- acre campus in the City of Riverside, WCS was opened in 1973 as an extension of our elementry campus, Riverside Christian Day School (K-6) which was founded in 1948.  These schools form the Woodcrest Christian School System (Kdg.-12).  

Profile last updated: 09/24/2014

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Somerset Educational Services (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Somerset Educational Services (1.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Woodcrest Montessori Education Center (1.4 miles away)
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    Somerset Educational Services
    Special Education School
    Grades: K-12 | 104 students
    1.2 miles
    17241 Van Buren Blvd.
    Riverside, CA 92504
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    1.4 miles
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    Riverside, CA 92504
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    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK | 127 students
    1.7 miles
    7897 Mission Grove Pkwy S.
    Riverside, CA 92508
  • Riverside
    Grades: K-8 | 382 students
    2.9 miles
    6696 Via Vista Drive
    Riverside, CA 92506
  • Riverside
    Immanuel Lutheran Schools
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK-6 | 266 students
    4.6 miles
    5545 Alessandro Blvd
    Riverside, CA 92506

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