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“I love the sincere desire of the administration, faculty, and staff to encourage each student to develop a personal growing relationship with Jesus Christ. I love that these same people really know my own children on a personal level and genuinely care about supporting them as they walk through the ups and downs of daily life. I love that my children feel loved and valued by their teachers and the staff, and am confident that each and every student at Riverside is loved and cared for in exactly this same manner.”
“I think my favorite part of RCS is that I am free to include the truth of Jesus Christ in every aspect of my classroom. He is present in math as the God or order, in reading as the Author of Scripture, and in social studies as the Creator of all human society. Jesus is our model as I teach children how to love one another and work with all their hearts at the tasks He has set before us.”
"I love how Riverside Christian School is a place where students are able to be challenged where they are. Students here are taught life skills that will help them thrive academically and spiritually in the years to come."
“This isn’t just a place to work. This is a place to nurture and also be nurtured. My three children came to school here and they received love and guidance, along with an education that stands on solid ground. They learned that God is truth and you can live in this world knowing right from wrong.”
"I love that Riverside Christian School is a Christian school! The kids enjoy relating all subjects to the Bible; and current events are also related to the Bible. This helps the kids understand our world and their place in our world."
“I love Riverside Christian School because of the sense of community. We are all one family with Christ as our leader. Just like traditional families, we are not perfect, but we are called to encourage each other and help one another to be the best we can be in all areas of life. This is what I see happening on a daily basis at Riverside from the administration, staff, parents, and students.”
“I love the view outside my window, which reminds me of God’s incredible love, which is then shared with the Riverside school family, including students, staff, parents and the community. When we gather for an all school chapel, it is a fabulous feeling to know we can worship one God together.”
“I love Riverside Christian School because you are rubbing shoulders with those who appreciate and put a high priority on Christian education. The families who have their children in RCS are those who value excellent Christian education. RCS has a high academic standard, but God’s Word and the teaching of God’s Word takes definite priority.”
"Riverside is a place where Christian teachers are able to share life and expertise. Students are given opportunities through academics, sports, social activities, and discipleship to deepen their Jesus informed worldview. And the community as a whole is able to express the love of Christ in practical ways."
“I desire to encourage spiritual, social, and academic growth in my students. I hope to challenge them to learn, to think, to question and to ultimately give back and serve others."
“I love that I can pray freely with my students. I love that the administration works closely with the teachers, staff, and students. I love that the school is small enough for everyone to know each other, which allows us to support each other in trials/praises of our lives.”
“Riverside Christian School is committed to the teaching of God’s truth, as well as the application of truth to everyday life. Students are regularly challenged to see all of life as the classroom in which they live out the truths they have been taught.”
“RCS is the best place to teach science in Yakima. We have a huge amount of biodiversity on campus—from wetlands to the pond to arid areas. I frequently see migratory birds and we are involved in long-term research in the pond. Additionally, we are within a few minutes of native shrub steppe habitat and the Yakima River. The students are engaging and I enjoy my colleagues and administration.”
“I love the community of Riverside Christian School. The faculty and parents are able to work together to provide kids with the foundation they need for the future, both academically and spiritually. Having a common goal makes what we do more effective and meaningful.”
"I have the opportunity to sow into the next generation of musicians, worship leaders, and songwriters. God is the original creative, He is the creator! I teach music because I believe it is one of the few things He’s given us, where our entire body, soul and spirit can connect with Him and those in need of Him. I am constantly reminded to spur my students forward, knowing God is not a respecter of persons but uses the young and old to build His Kingdom here on earth."
“The attitude of the entire staff demonstrates God’s love. We are all willing to help each other any time it is needed. Being able to teach sacred songs all year around and especially at Thanksgiving and Christmas is a joy to me.”
"My favorite thing about RCS is our faculty—without a doubt! I’m convinced you will never EVER meet a more dedicated group of people who love Jesus and love what they do. The best part of my job is observing teachers Biblically integrate their lessons day after day after day. Witnessing Jesus-loving teachers share their love for the Lord and teach through a Biblical worldview absolutely warms my heart."
"The leaders of Riverside love the Lord and serve faithfully. The teachers are passionate and integrate Jesus into the education as well as the character of each student. The families support and serve the school! The students are set up for success through character expectations and opportunities to share God's love. All this makes up the body in a safe and nurturing community that is for His kingdom."
"I love working with the students to develop their leadership skills through student government and class activities as well as challenging them to seek God’s plan for their future and step out to reach their God-given potential."