Chinese Christian Schools
|Chinese Christian Schools|
|Motto||“Transforming lives for the glory of God.”|
|Type||Private elementary and secondary|
|Students||630 (410 in K-8, 220 in High School)|
|Location||, California, United States|
|Colors||Maroon and Gold|
|Mascot||Rambo the Ram|
Chinese Christian Schools, also known as CCS (Chinese Traditional: 華人基督教學校, Simplified: 华人基督教学校, Pinyin: Huárén Jīdūjiào Xuéxiào), include elementary and secondary education. CCS is located in San Leandro, California, with a sister campus located in Alameda, California. Since the 2011-2012 school year, the high school has migrated to the Alameda campus. The majority of the student population is Chinese or of other Asian ethnicity, however students of other ethnic groups are not uncommon. As CCS is a private school, all students are required to pay a nominal tuition fee.
The school describes itself as “an educational ministry that is college preparatory in academics, Christian in philosophy, and Chinese in culture.” The motto of Chinese Christian High School is “Transforming Lives for the Glory of God.”
Students’ average score on the SAT college entrance exams are 588 on the Critical Reading, 583 in Writing, and 656 in Math. Chinese Christian Schools claims a 100% college attendance rate, and traditionally sends its graduates to the University of California or California State University system; some graduates also attend local community colleges. Average class size is about 22 students.
CCS currently offers the following Advanced Placement courses:
- English Language & Composition
- English Literature & Composition
- Calculus AB
- Calculus BC
- Physics B
- Physics C
- European History
- US History
- US Government & Politics
- Studio Art
Chinese Christian Schools also provides various sports teams at the Varsity and Junior Varsity level.
- Fall Sports
- Men’s Soccer
- Women’s Volleyball (Varsity and JV)
- Women’s Tennis (JV)
- Cross Country (Co-ed)
- Winter Sports
- Men’s and Women's Basketball (Varsity and JV)
- Spring Sports
- Women’s Soccer (Varsity)
- Men's Volleyball (Varsity)
- Track and Field (Co-ed)
- Badminton (Co-ed)
- Men’s Tennis (Varsity)
Students with a GPA lower than 2.0 or are failing in any academic class are not allowed to participate in sports activities.
Although CCS athletes do bring home occasional titles from Beijing, the program is most noted for receiving a high number of Sportsmanship and Scholar Athlete awards. The Scholar Athlete Award rewarded the athletes for maintaining the highest GPA average during the season. In 2007, a student athlete was recognized in the local newspaper for her outstanding character in competitions.
CCS first received a League Championship title in the spring season of 2008, for the Women’s Track and Field Team. The Women’s team tied for the league title Berean Christian, who had won the title the previous seven years. Chinese Christian Schools’ track and field athletes have also been attending high-end competitions and placing among the top few.
In the year 2011, Bay Area Chinese Bible Church built a worship venue that includes a much awaited gymnasium that can also be used as an auditorium, dubbed the "Gymnatorium." Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the athletics programs will use this gymnasium as a home gym, for both games and practices. The volleyball, basketball, and badminton programs will be housed in this gym.
- San Leandro, CA (K–8): 750 Fargo Ave (Coordinates: )
- Alameda, CA (K–8): 1801 North Loop Rd ( )
- Alameda, CA (High School): 1501 Harbor Bay Parkway ( )