My son went to Lakeside Christian from K through 3rd grade. Those were some hard years my son was constantly in the office when I would go to pick him up, he was labeled a discipline problem and the answer to that was sitting him on a stool in the office sometimes all day. When we moved, within two days his new teacher had him figured out had us take him to the doctor and quickly diagnosed his learning disability. After three years of schooling our son was 1-1/2 years behind his peers. We did some digging and found test scores and other information never brought to our attention that showed he was struggling and it was easy to see that his problems were not behavior but the lack of training and experience of the staff when dealing with any student that doesn't fit in their box. When I brought my concerns to the superintendent of schools to try and make sure that the systemic problems were addressed so that no other parents had to pay the high tuition to find out their child was not getting the help and education they need. The schools response was that they had done nothing wrong and that the contract I signed says nothing about their responsibility to educate their students. When I expressed my dissatisfaction with the only recourse I had which was stopping payment on the last months tuition they sent me to collections. Lakeside Christian puts on a good front, but their curriculum is outdated and stale, their teachers are untrained and ill equipped and there focus is on turning a profit not sound education. Parents beware, we found out the hard way that even though these private "Christian" schools charge huge amounts of money they are not regulated to any standard. They do not have any mandate to make sure that your child gets what they need. And don't take it from me but right from the lips of their own superintendent they are under no obligation to actually educate your children.
721 Thomsen RdLathrop, CA 95330