Redwood Christian Schools (RCS) are an interdenominational Christian school system that is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) as well as by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, the elementary campus (grades K-5) is in Castro Valley, and the Middle School and High School campus (grades 6-12) is in San Lorenzo. Founded in 1970, the mission of RCS is to provide a Christ-centered education that will equip students for daily living and eternal life. The primary focus of the ministry at Redwood Christian Schools is in producing men and women who aim to please God by being in the center of His will and walking, by faith, in the Holy Spirit. RCS aims to enable each student to reflect God spiritually, mentally, socially, and physically, by providing an education that creates an awareness of God’s reality and purposes. The Expected School-wide Learning Results (ESLRs) of RCS include students becoming Active Learners, Responsible and Respectful Citizens, Critical and Creative Thinkers, Spiritually Growing, and Effective Communicators.
At its core, RCS believes: That God, an eternal being of absolute knowledge, power, goodness, and righteousness, is the source and foundation of all reality and truth. The Bible is the inspired Word of God, and the final authority in all things. Each man is corrupt and is in need of redemption, and Jesus Christ, the only son of God, provides redemption for humanity through his life, death, and resurrection.
RCS offers Bible classes for every grade-level and Christ-centered Chapels, which are both great ways for students to gather together in unity through a common faith. Although not all of our students are Christians, it is the perfect challenge and opportunity for those of us who are (students and teachers alike) to reach out to them and experience something so amazing as being used to lead another to Christ.
Just as we strive for excellence in spiritual matters, we also put a great deal of emphasis on academics and the importance of advanced education. Programs like AP classes, college visitation trips, and Concept Help- which is a specialized program designed to meet the needs of students who need specialized attention, make our school unique. Through these programs, our staff and faculty invest much effort and care into our lives so that we can be properly informed about daily living and eternal life.
In the past decade, we have expanded our demographic by accepting International Students from locations all over the world like Europe, and countries like China, Korea, and Vietnam. International Students are placed in either college preparatory classes, or become part of our English Immersion program. Both of these programs really help them to succeed. We hope this page gives you a better understanding of the beliefs and values of RCS, as well as the stress we place on the importance of a Christ-centered education.