Riverside Christian Day School

  • Riverside Christian Day School was founded in 1948 for the purpose of offering a Christ-centered education to help families produce happy, well-educated, Godly young people.
  • The School was started through the cooperative efforts of Christian educators and Christian parents who held to the firm conviction that the Living God and His Eternal Word, the Bible, deserve a central place in education.
  • A two-story house on Tenth Street in downtown Riverside was used as a school facility to accommodate 28 students in the first year.
  • A move to a renovated studio building on Sunnyside Drive was required for the second year as the School continued to grow.
  • Construction of the Riverside campus on the Arlington Avenue site was begun shortly thereafter.
  • The two existing classroom wings and the rotunda building were completed by 1965, which provided ample space for the growing student body.
  • Our teachers and staff seek to establish a Biblical standard of academic achievement and moral conduct that challenges each student to reach maximum potential.
  • We join efforts with parents who want their children to develop Godly wisdom and Christlike character.
  • Our School serves to complement both the ministries of the Christian home and the local church.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Other special emphasis association(s)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6

Student Body

Total Students429 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by GradeRiverside Christian Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio23:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Riverside
    Grades: PK-12 | 475 students
    2.5 miles
    3532 Monroe St
    Riverside, CA 92504
    2.5 PK-12
  • Riverside
    Grades: K-12 | 253 students
    3.8 miles
    2425 Van Buren Blvd
    Riverside, CA 92503
    3.8 K-12
  • Riverside
    Grades: K-8 | 382 students
    2.8 miles
    6696 Via Vista Drive
    Riverside, CA 92506
    2.8 K-8
  • Loma Linda
    Loma Linda Academy
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    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    Grades: NS-12 | 1228 students
    10.9 miles
    10656 Anderson Street
    Loma Linda, CA 92354
    10.9 NS-12
  • Rancho Cucamonga
    Grades: PK-8 | 275 students
    17.1 miles
    9974 19th Street
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737
    17.1 PK-8

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