Celebrated 35 years of quality Christian education as Christian Center School and Little Promises Preschool.
Since January of 2013, the school was restructured and renamed Light the Bay Christian Academy and Preschool. It is our mission to educate and develop the whole child for Christian leadership and God's glory.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Students: 77 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,000
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jun. 14 / rolling

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Light the Bay Christian Academy and Preschool ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-6
Year Founded
1975
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
77 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
Light the Bay Christian Academy and Preschool Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
12 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Uniform: Elementary: polos of a specific color and khakhi pants or skirts. Additional chapel dress requirement for Wednesdays: white dress shirts, ties for boys)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jun. 14 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
5%
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Rita Marquardt

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
ACSI regional events, Art, Math (Before and after school and vacation camps for additional fee), Speech, Spelling

School Notes

  • COMPETITIVELY PRICED, PRIVATE EDUCATION
  • BIBLE BASED CURRICULUM WHICH EXCEEDS ALL STATE STANDARDS, ACSI ACCREDITED•    QUALIFIED, HIGHLY EXPERIENCED, AND CARING TEACHERS
  • FINE ARTS, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, CHARACTER TRAINING, MONTHLY CULTURAL THEMES AND SO MUCH MORE
  • AVERAGE STUDENT TEACHER RATIO:  15:1, ALLOWING FOR INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION
  • PARTICIPATION IN EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACADEMIC MEETS
  • MODERN GYMNASIUM, CAFETERIA, AND PLAY AREAS
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE
  • SAFE FIVE ACRE CAMPUSCENTRALLY LOCATED NEAR HIGHWAY 4 AND BUCHANAN ROAD 

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Students: 77 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,000
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jun. 14 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Contra Costa County, CA is $14,594 for elementary schools and $21,104 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Contra Costa County, CA is 81% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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