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Redwood Christian School Enrollment Information

Register your Child in the SF East Bay Highest Rated Christian School

We hope we have piqued your interest in Redwood Christian Schools! You are to be commended for taking the time to make an informed, prayerful decision about one of the most important aspects of parenting –your child's education. (Deuteronomy 6:7 9)

Your interest demonstrates your concern for the education of your child. Redwood Christian Schools seeks to be an extension of the Godly training and values taught in your home. We firmly believe in the ministry of worship and service in the local church. Our goal is to work with you and your church in educating your child. After reviewing the information on this web site, please prayerfully consider whether RCS should be your "School of Choice." If you have further questions, please call the International Office at 00-1-510 317-8992 or email the Director of RCS Global at EvanBarnhart@rcs.edu.

A Parent's Part is important too!

God has given parents the responsibility for the discipline and instruction of their children. They are to train each one diligently in God's truth. (Ephesians 6:4; Deuteronomy 11:18 21)

Parents who select Redwood Christian give our faculty and staff authority to teach their children during the day. The school assists parents in teaching truth to their children and in training them according to biblical standards. (Psalm 34:11; Luke 6:40)

Parents enrolling their children in Redwood Christian Schools invest authority in the school to discipline their children as necessary. They agree that they will cooperate and discipline their children in the home as needed. (Deuteronomy 6:6, 7; Proverbs 29:15, 17; Hebrews 12:11)

What is Included in Tuition

Our tuition includes many fees and programs that may be charged for separately at other Christian/private schools; including activity fees, book fees, consumable materials fees, laboratory fees, music fees (instrumental and choral), sports fees, athletic transportation fees, and technology fees. Tuition does not include room and board, travel expenses, or some school socials. Please call 00-1-510-317-8992 or email the Registrar, EvanBarnhart@rcs.edu, for tuition information.

New Student School Admission Fees and Requirements

For International Student enrollment, a student must submit a completed International Student Application and a non-refundable $495 USD application fee. Please note that for Middle School (grades 6-8) admissions, we require a minimum TOEFL score of 60 or a minimum SLATE score of 4.5. For our High School (grades 9-12) College-Prep program we require a minimum TOEFL score of 60 or a minimum SLATE score of 4.5. For our High School (grades 9-12) English immersions program we require a minimum TOEFL score of 40 or a minimum SLATE score of 3.0.

After acceptance, the I-20 will be issued upon the receipt of:

1. $200 USD SEVIS fee.

2. Half tuition payment.

NOTE: the only way prepaid tuition will be refunded is if the I-20 is denied by the issuing country twice. Written proof is required.

Tax-Deductible  Contributions

Tuition and fees cover basic educational costs, such as salaries, administrative costs, building and equipment maintenance, utilities, classroom expenses and transportation.  Parents  are encouraged to give toward the General Fund, the Memorial Fund, the Tuition Aid Fund, the New  Equipment Fund, and the Building Fund.  Contributions to Redwood Christian Schools are tax-deductible and, with the exception of Jog-a-thon gifts, will be receipted. 

Extended Care

Extended Care (EC) rates are available from the EC office, 00-1-510-537-8734, or from the elementary campus offices.

RCS Bus Transportation

Bus service provided between RCS campuses only.  RCS transportation rates and schedules are available at any office, 00-1-510-317-8992.

Tuition Payment Policies and Procedures

Please read this carefully and file it with your tuition payment booklet as your financial obligation to Redwood Christian Schools.

Redwood Christian Schools was founded in 1970 as a faith ministry that would not be 100% dependent on tuition funds for its operating expenses.  Funds for the operation of Redwood Christian Schools come from four main sources:  tuition, free-will gifts (donations), fund-raising projects (e.g., Jog-a-thon) and programs (e.g., Extended CARE).

Because tuition does account for over 90% of Redwood's income, our budget hinges greatly on tuition being received in a timely manner.  Enrollment and promised tuition have a direct bearing on the hiring of teachers and staff members for the upcoming year.  You can imagine the position in which the school and our employees are placed when tuition is not paid as promised.  Teachers are hired on an annual contract, and we must honor their contracts.  In the same way, a commitment to pay tuition for a Christ-centered education at Redwood must be honored.  Prompt payment demonstrates personal integrity.

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Castro Valley, CA 94546-3529

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