Rancho Christian School

  • Rancho Christian School is a model of exceptionalism, centered on the grace and truth of Jesus Christ.
  • We cultivate a safe and positive environment where students journey through a comprehensive, premier educational experience.
  • Graduates will transform their communities, our nation, and the world.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1981

Student Body

Total Students919 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
22%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Rancho Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers55 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio17:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
10%
Average Class Size23 students
Number of AP Courses11 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus A,B, AP Calculus B,C, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP English Literature, AP European History, AP French, AP Spanish, AP U.S. History
Average SAT score1180
Average ACT score24
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition fees vary please see website for breakdown of fees.
Admissions DirectorDebbie Fallon
Admissions AssociateAnna Marovich

Sports

Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WeightliftingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
DanceFlag Football,
FootballGolf,
SoccerSoftball,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWeightlifting,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Art Club, Chess Club, Chinese Culture Club, Robotics

Arts and Music Programs:
Theater, Worship Band

School Notes

  • School Values:
  • Loving God and Others
  • Christ-like Character
  • Premier Education
  • Exceptional Programs
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Temecula
    Grades: PK-12 | 857 students
    1.9 miles
    31950 Pauba Rd
    Temecula, CA 92592
    (951)676-8111
    1.9 PK-12
    857
  • Murrieta
    Grades: PK-12 | 563 students
    9.4 miles
    24225 Monroe Ave
    Murrieta, CA 92562
    (951)834-9190
    9.4 PK-12
    563
  • Temecula
    Grades: K-8 | 117 students
    3.9 miles
    29275 Santiago Road
    Temecula, CA 92592
    (951)676-4754
    3.9 K-8
    117
  • Temecula
    Grades: K-9 | 412 students
    3.7 miles
    29851 Santiago Rd
    Temecula, CA 92592
    (951)506-3123
    3.7 K-9
    412
  • Indio
    Grades: NS-12 | 486 students
    48.1 miles
    40700 Yucca Lane
    Indio, CA 92203
    (760)345-2848
    48.1 NS-12
    486

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (12 reviews)
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We can't say enough great things about Rancho Christian Preschool. Our son started here in the Little Tot's class and is now in Pre-K. Everyone here at Rancho Christian Preschool has helped my son to have an incredible experience. From the front office, to the lead teachers, to the teacher's aides, and everyone in-between has become part of our family. My son absolutely loves coming to school and truly loves his time spent at Rancho Christian Preschool because of the amazing people who work here. This school has instilled the love of God into my son's heart and has also prepared him to transition into Kindergarten. We are so grateful and beyond blessed to have our son attend Rancho Christian Preschool, and we are looking forward to our daughter having a wonderful experience there as well.
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My husband and I moved to Temecula 3 years ago in order for our son to attend Rancho High School. It was the greatest decision we have ever made. The faculty at Rancho is the most knowledgeable, caring, and involved we have ever encountered. The education our son is receiving is top-notch. He also chose to play football under the coaching of Jim Kunau and the other amazing coaches, and the character development we have seen in our son because of them has been incredible!! We believe Rancho Christian School is invaluable to our community, and if parents choose to enroll their children in this wonderful school, they will be very thankful!!!
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My daughter has been going to Rancho Christian Preschool for 3 years now. She absolutely loves it and so do we. We plan on sending her there for elementary, too. The staff is friendly; the campus is clean and safe, and I love their emphasis on the bible. We'll be sending our youngest there too.
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Our three daughters graduated from Rancho Christian High School. All of them were well prepared for life and college. The teachers are incredible. Their love, concern and extra hours put in with the students is well noted. They worked with one of my daughters IEPs and helped her achieve success. My other daughters took honors classes. Our experience is that every child, no matter where they perform academically, has the ability to succeed at Rancho if they desire to succeed. Their Robotics program is fantastic. They are competitive and it's a blast for students and the families. My girls had no science or programing background, yet gained it while at Rancho while having fun. One of my daughters continued her tech studies and now has a full-time job in the tech field. It's a fantastic school with small classroom sizes and fantastic teachers.
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I have multiple children who have been able to attend Rancho Christian and graduate from this school. I loved the care, heart, and staff. They have been like family to us. We walked many milestones together. Both my children are now in college, and I am grateful for the foundation and education that prepared them for life! Thank you, Rancho!
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As a parent of three graduates I highly recommend this school. My three children were able to go to college and so very well. They were life ready and university ready. Teachers are insightful, helpful and equipped to teach well.
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We moved to Temecula from Redlands in June 2017, right before our son started the 9th grade. We visited several Christian Schools before deciding where to move. Once we visited Rancho Christian, we knew it was where our son, an athlete, needed to be. The Football Program is amazing and so is the Track Program. What sets them apart from other schools we visited, is the coaches. They are more interested in developing our son to be a lifelong man of Godly character than winning games and yet they explain that if each boy gives his best and is disciplined in how he trains and practices, the wins will come...and they do! One of the things that I love about the school is that our son's teachers "team teach." If in his History class, our son is learning about a certain time period, then his English teacher will teach literature from that same time period. Our son's grades have improved and I think there are several reasons for this: He has raised his academic standards, as he grows in his relationship with God and because team teaching reinforces what he's learning across the board. We love Rancho Christian!
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How do I describe the warm and welcoming group of individuals that make up one of the best experiences I have ever had? Our family is a product of Catholic education and Poway Unified school district, we were panicked moving to a new area. We prayed and could never have imagined going to Rancho was landing the education of a lifetime. My children have a fire for Christ and scholastically devouring their education. We are soooooo happy here! Thank you RC!
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My family moved to Temecula a year ago with three kids and no idea where to sign them up for school. We knew we wanted a Christian education, top notch with a loving, encouraging culture that challenges them to do better every day. With Rancho, that's exactly what we have. Our kids are in Grades 1, 3 and 6 so we know the school. The teachers are top notch, equal parts encouraging and challenging. Rancho Christian is developing children into young men and women with Christian values and leading academic and athletic opportunities. We also love that it's a K-12 program. Education is big in our house and we expect the best in return. We looked at all Christian schools in Temecula and Murrieta and while there are some good ones, Rancho is the best. Security is tight. The staff go all out to care for the children and keep the parents informed. They are technically advanced with robotics classes, arts, sciences, mathematics... RenWeb keeps parents connected to their kids' performance 24/7. (Gone are the days when we could tell our parents "everything is great, mom!" ...and then dread report card day ;) And the athletic programs are awesome - Football team just won STATE Championships against schools 2 and 3 times our size. You'd be doing a disservice if you didn't at least check out Rancho Christian and see if it's right for you. WE LOVE IT!
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We enrolled our son in his Sophomore year and he was attending public school prior. We drive from another county every day to get him to school. In addition, my husband and I made sure that we would do what it takes so our son could attend Rancho Christian. If that means driving a beat up car for 3 more years, then so be it, his education and future is more important. He had tons of friends in public school, got along with his teachers and peers and always had great reports from the school about his attitude. Never got into trouble and made sure he stayed away from it. So why did we make the move, my son asked to be moved. He did not feel safe where he was going to school and he did not like the environment. He started to see his friends go into directions he did not agree with. He plays sports, but drugs had found their way into the programs and he didn't even want to be around that. Since we have been at Rancho Christian he has made a lot of quality friendships and loves going to school. He is very disappointed the school year is coming to an end. Not only does he love his school, he loves his teachers. Our only regret is, we didn't move him sooner. Thank you Rancho Christian for embracing my son and making him and us feel welcomed.
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My wife,I and our three sons moved to Temecula from San Diego in 2004. Our eldest son was going into the 1st grade. We did not know anyone in Temecula and knew very little in terms of specifics about Temecula other than it's a great city and the kind of environment we wanted to raise our boys. We also knew we were 100% committed to sending our sons to a Christian school. We looked at two schools, Rancho Christian School and another school I'll call 'School X.' On the surface, we were impressed with them both, although the tuition cost for 'School X' was higher. Rancho Christian's 1st Grade classes were tentatively full but they allowed us to put our eldest on the waiting list in case another spot opened up. 'School X' had spots still available for their 1st grade. I said to my wife, Why don't we just go with 'School X' since they already have a 1st grade opening. I am incredibly thankful now that my wife replied, I just have a really good vibe about Rancho Christian. Let's wait and see if a spot opens up. Looking back twelve years later, I can say choosing Rancho Christian School was one of the wisest family decisions we've ever made. The education is top-notch but even more than that, it's the people. From the administration to the teachers, the coaches, the staff, the students, and parents, they're all the finest people you could hope to know and be associated with. My wife and I and our sons have developed friendships that we are very grateful for and friendships that will last a lifetime. Rancho Christian School has been an incredible blessing to our entire family. Ken & Jennifer Hall
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We love Rancho Christian! Our daughter just joined the Rancho family this year for her Senior year and we only wish we would have come over 3 years ago. She was attending a very large public high school and was extremely unhappy. This change has completely changed her outlook on her Senior year. Very happy with the Administration, teachers and students. We highly recommend Rancho Christian!! Love the uniforms too!! :-)
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