Frequently Asked Questions
What do we believe?
The purpose of Racine Christian School is to provide a Christ-centered, quality education which will equip God’s children to function as Christians in society, church and home. Since 1929, RCS has worked toward this end. Our heritage, charter and governance are closely tied to the Reformed faith and our current enrollment includes families from nearly forty denominations.
Where do RCS families live?
99.9% of all RCS families live in the Racine, Sturtevant and Franksville areas which include Caledonia, Mount Pleasant and Elmwood villages.
How do I enroll?
Enrollment in RCS is open to all children entering grades 4K-8 whose parents desire a Christian education for them. No student will be denied admission to RCS on the basis of race, color, sex, or national origin. Parents desiring to enroll their children at Racine Christian School agree to the following admission requirements.
New families must submit a formal application for admission, accompanied by a letter of recommendation from their home church pastor. A mandatory interview with the Head of School is required after which the full school board votes to approve or deny the application.
Parents must acknowledge that the basis for Christian education at RCS is the Word of God. Children will be taught that God is our Creator and that His Son Jesus Christ is the only way for salvation from our sins. Biblical passages that affirm this statement: Romans 3:23, 5:8, 6:23, 10:9-10 and John 3:16 & 5:24
All families are expected to be active members of a Bible-believing Christian church. A Pastor’s Recommendation Form is part of the admissions process.
All families are to be prepared to support the school program with an ability to pay the tuition and fees as set by the School Board. Parents’ desire to support the authority of the School Board and its policies for the operation of the school is important. RCS is a parent-run school that relies on parent volunteerism to accomplish its goals, and active participation is encouraged.
The Head of School and/or School Board member will interview parents applying for admission to discuss the aims of the school and those of the parents.
How much is Tuition?
Every effort is made by the RCS School Board to keep tuition at an affordable level. RCS has an Endowment Fund to help offset a percentage of the costs.
Please see Registration and Tuition for more information.
TRIP (Tuition Reduction Incentive Program) is available to parents to help supplement their tuition. Please see the Parents Tab for more information on TRIP.
Do you have a Dress Code?
Does RCS have a bus service?
Yes, bus transportation is provided by the approved supplier under contract to the Racine Unified School System for those children who are eligible.
Is RCS affiliated with a church or denomination?
Yes. Our heritage, charter and governance are closely tied to the Reformed faith and church, located across the street from RCS, though our current enrollment includes families from approximately 40 different denominations. Formal ownership of, and authority over, the Racine Christian School rests with the members of the ‘society’. This group traces its origin to the Racine Christian Reformed Church whose members originally established the school in 1929. The basis of the Society is set forth in a formal document of ‘constitution’.
Is there a High School associated with RCS?
No. Students from RCS proceed to many different area high schools, Christian and public. The majority of RCS students attend one of the following area high schools: Racine Lutheran, Christian Life (located in Kenosha), Racine Park High, Horlick High, Case High, or Union Grove High