Christian education should be high-quality education. The Bible would be one of their textbooks. While checking out the schools, you should visit the classrooms to know about the quality of education. You should look what is on the walls, because the walls speak even when nobody there for that day. Look for the walls and bulletin boards of the classrooms, do they drip with student works, the Bible verse, or with teacher-produced materials? Do you see evidence that this school is a Christian school? Do you feel the evidence that students are being called to joyful obedience to Jesus Christ? Do you feel that they are learning the Christian values and life skills? Or is it just the same with any other school?
Not only visiting the grade one or grade two rooms, the important thing is that you must see what the big students like. Are they respectful to their teacher, and to the little kids? Are they respectful each other? Are they challenged to be Christian leaders? Do they dress like Christians? What kinds of extra-curricular activities are they involved in? You can see are they the kind of kids you want your children to be in few short years. Ask them about why they choose this school.
You may need to spend time to ask the teacher about their dedication to the school. Ask them why do they choose to teach there. They should have strong answer about Christian education. You can see the quality of the school from the teachers. Make sure that the students corrected with loving discipline? Is there any good interaction between students and teachers? What about the teacher preparation? What about the principals? Are they talking to the students, visiting the classrooms, leading the curriculum meeting, discussing with the teachers, meet with the parents and much more? What about the administrators?
What about the teaching methods and the textbooks they use? What about the testing methods and the test scores? For more information and comparison, you can visit Christian School Rancho Santa Fe website.