Redwood Christian Elementary School

The mission of Redwood Christian Schools is to provide a Christ-centered education which is able to equip students for daily living and eternal life.
RCS serves over 650 students in grades TK-12. (Note: for information regarding grades 6 through 12, please search this site for "Redwood Christian Middle School & High School.")
Located in the East Bay/San Francisco area, RCS has two Christian school campuses: our elementary campus is located in Castro Valley, CA, and our middle school and high school campus is located in San Lorenzo, CA.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 660 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $13,573
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1970

Student Body

Total Students
660 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
62%
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
Redwood Christian Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
39:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
24%
Average Class Size
22 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
The overall aim of the dress code at Redwood Christian Schools is to 1) promote neatness and modesty; 2) encourage the attitude that school is a place of work rather than play; and 3) to enhance safety during work and play.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition shown is annual tuition for Transitional Kindergarten through 5th grade. Annual tuition for grades 6-8 is $15,204. Annual tuition for grades 9-12 is $16,341.
% on Financial Aid
30%
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Chelsea Fourie

Sports

Total Sports Offered
2 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Arts and Music Programs:
Advanced Band (Grades 3-5), Art (Grades TK-5), Beginning Band (Grades 3-5), Classroom Music (TK-3), Elementary Strings, Royal Choir (Grades 4-5)

School Notes

  • The mission of Redwood Christian Schools is to provide a Christ-centered education which is able to equip students for daily living and eternal life.
  • RCS serves over 650 students in grades TK-12.(Note: for information regarding grades 6 through 12, please search this site for "Redwood Christian Middle School & High School.")
  • Located in the East Bay/San Francisco area, RCS has two Christian school campuses: our elementary campus is located in Castro Valley, CA, and our middle school and high school campus is located in San Lorenzo, CA.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Redwood Christian Elementary School cost?
Redwood Christian Elementary School's tuition is approximately $13,573 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Redwood Christian Elementary School?
The acceptance rate of Redwood Christian Elementary School is 90%, which is higher than the national average of 84%.
What sports does Redwood Christian Elementary School offer?
Redwood Christian Elementary School offers 2 interscholastic sports: Basketball and Bowling.
What is Redwood Christian Elementary School's ranking?
Redwood Christian Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for Redwood Christian Elementary School?
The application deadline for Redwood Christian Elementary School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 660 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $13,573
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Alameda County, CA is $19,942 for elementary schools and $22,387 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Alameda County, CA is 85% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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