Friends Christian School (FCS) offers a comprehensive educational experience for families in north Orange County and surrounding communities. FCS is a place where students learn and grow in an environment that is centered on Jesus Christ. The mission of Friends Christian School is to develop, nurture, and equip students to positively impact their world for Jesus Christ. FCS is accredited by both the Association of Christian Schools International and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
All teachers (K8) have state teaching credentials and Association of Christian Schools International certificates.
FCS offers an outstanding academic program with a focus on science, technology, math. Students score well above average in every academic subject area on standardized tests.
Visual and performing arts instruction begins in preschool and culminates in advanced art, band, choir, Praise Band, and acclaimed musical drama productions in middle school.
FCS has the most comprehensive and competitive middle school athletic program in the region, with nine different sports offered.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 630 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Friends Christian School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1975

Student Body

Total Students
630 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
15%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Friends Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
25:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Arts and Music Programs:
Band and Choir, Theater Arts, Visual Arts Program

School Notes

  • Friends Christian School is a place where students learn and grow in an environment that is centered on Jesus Christ.
  • Here are a few key facts:
    • Friends Christian School is accredited by both the Association of Christian Schools International and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.All teachers (K8) have state teaching credentials and Association of Christian Schools International certificates.
    • Friends Christian School offers an outstanding academic program with a focus on science, technology and math (STEM). Students score well above average in every academic subject area on standardized tests.
    • Visual and performing arts instruction begins in preschool and culminates in advanced art, band, choir, Praise Band, and acclaimed musical drama productions in middle school.
    • FCS has the most comprehensive and competitive middle school athletic program in the region, with nine different sports offered.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
We have a daughter and son who have attended Friends Christian School since Preschool. They are now in 4th and 2nd Grade. We absolutely love this school and cannot say enough great things about it. The love that the teachers and staff show our kids is amazing! The education they receive is excellent! It does not only excel academically but also Godly! We love the weekly chapels, class parties, and field trips where parents are encouraged to attend. The Christmas Program and Spring Musical are the best of the best and so much fun! Our time in the FCS family has been worth every penny! Our kids have grown mentally, spiritually, physically, and emotionally every single year. We look forward to all our kids years with FCS through 8th Grade. FCS is truly a blessing!
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5  
We have 2 daughters that have been in the Friends Christian School family since Pre-K. Our daughters attended Little Friends Preschool, Friends Christian Elementary, and now attend Friends Christian Middle School. I LOVE this school! You will not find a more nurturing, loving environment for your child. I was immediately struck by how personally invested the staff is in every child. Trust me when I tell you, your child is loved here. The class sizes are small, the curriculum is excellent and the life lessons are God centered. It's also worth noting how much I appreciate that every morning our kids say the pledge of allegiance to our flag. They are taught love of country, Jesus and all people. The cost of their education at Friends is truly the best investment we have ever made.
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5  
I love this school so very much! The teachers have an incredible passion for what they teach and love these kids like no other. The class sizes are small--preschool, elementary, and middle school--and grades K-4 with a loving aid assisting the teacher. It's more than a great education. It's the teachers partnering with us parents to help teach our children to be honest, loyal, compassionate, and loving young people. I have yet to find another school that matches up to Friends in this area. Your family will love what Friends has to offer!
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 630 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Orange County, CA is $11,625 for elementary schools and $18,474 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Orange County, CA is 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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