Welcome from the Superintendent

Hello.  My name is Dr. Al Hearne II and I am the Superintendent of Redwood Christian Schools (RCS).  I am so excited to welcome you to our website.  I also want to commend you for taking the time to research a Christ-centered education for your child(ren).  Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with questions.  We are here to help you as you decide which school is going to be influencing your child(ren).

RCS loves children and wants to see them reach their full potential. We are committed to being excellent educators, spiritual mentors, and responsible stewards. Furthermore, RCS has a rich history of providing students with the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in the future. We believe children should blossom as unique individuals created in the image of God as they discover their calling.

We seek to be in partnership with parents and their church in developing well-prepared children with the character and vision to meet their world with confidence. We invite you to call our District Office (510-889-7526) for more information, including a personal tour of our campuses and classrooms.

We are extremely excited to begin celebrating our 50th year of ministry with the start of the 2019-20 school year.  For half a century, RCS has taught students to Praise God for His faithfulness, in the life of our alumni, and in the life our current students.

Our theme verse for this year is Isaiah 25:1, “O LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you; I will praise your name, for you have done wonderful things, plans formed of old, faithful and sure.”  This verse was specifically chosen as our theme because God’s plans for RCS “formed of old, faithful and sure” are still happening today.  Each month this year we will be focusing on our theme of Praise God in celebration of what He has done in the life of RCS, is currently doing in the life of RCS, and will do in the future of RCS.

Over 50 years ago, the vision of RCS was championed by Pastor Sherman Williams of Redwood Chapel Community Church.  Pastor Williams dreamed of a non-denominational, independent Christian school in the East Bay drawing students from the surrounding churches.  In the fall of 1970, Pastor Williams’ dream was realized when RCS opened its doors with 67 students enrolled in kindergarten through sixth grade.  Today, Pastor Williams’ vision continues to thrive.  The school provides a Christ-centered education to more than 700 students representing 92 surrounding churches and 24 denominations!

We have much to celebrate this anniversary year and I sincerely hope that you will be joining us as we Praise God for His faithfulness.


In Christ,

Al Hearne II, PhD