This is the most exciting time in our 47 year history as we celebrate the opening of our first independent school. Utilizing the latest state of art technology, our elementary school is one of the most advanced facility in the country. The facility boasts K-6 curriculum in specialized areas such as Robotics, Multi Media, and Computer Science.
Turlock Christian Schools first opened its doors in September 1969 to twelve K-2 students. Initially we were a ministry of the Evangelical Free Church, and then Monte Vista Chapel joined the Evangelical Free Church by hosting the junior high and high school beginning in 1974 with 13 junior highers.
In 1979, Turlock Christian Schools our success in achieving our non-profit, tax-exempt status--we are now operated by a board of parents and friends from within the community. Though separately incorporated, we continue to work closely with local evangelical churches.
Our high school began in 1976 with 20 students. We had 261 students in K-9 that year, and in 1980, graduated our first senior class of 21 students.
By 1989, we recognized the growing need in our community for a preschool and opened at the Free Methodist Church. By year's end, we had 36 children.
In 1997, we extended our preschool to provide infant/toddler care, and the preschool grew to almost 200 children. In 2001, we added a second preschool at Calvary Baptist Church. The combined enrollment at our preschools is approximately 250 students.
Currently, we serve 690 PS-12th grade students from as far away as Dos Palos, Chowchilla, Patterson, Los Banos, La Grange, and Modesto.
Through our 47 year history, Turlock Christian has supported itself through tuition, fees, and gifts. We have annual audits made available to the public upon request. Please call the Central Business Office for further information.
Turlock Christian Schools is an Independent Christian School. TCS is located in Turlock, California, the second largest city in Stanislaus County with a population exceeding 70,000.
Home to California State University Stanislaus (CSUS), Turlock provides a great opportunity to combine a quality learning environment with relaxed country living.
Turlock Christian Schools is open to P-12 grade students on four separate campuses, all located within the city of Turlock.