One school - five campuses

Friends Christian School operates as one school with five distinct campuses:

FC Preschool Campus

Friends Christian Preschool

Sandy Pierce, Director
Lakeview Campus
Ages 2 – Junior Kindergarten
Little Friends Preschool Campus

Little Friends Preschool

Sandy Pierce, Director
Rose Drive Campus
Ages 2 – Junior Kindergarten

Friends Christian Preschool Garden Grove

Allison Reiter, Preschool Director
Ages 2 – Junior Kindergarten

Friends Christian Elementary

Becki Crandall, Principal
Lakeview Campus
Kindergarten – 4th Grade

Friends Christian Middle School

Joy Swift, Principal
Rose Drive Campus
5th Grade – 8th Grade

What makes Friends Christian School one school?

  • We share a commitment to our mission—each of our campuses develops, nurtures and equips students to impact their world for Jesus Christ spiritually, academically, physically, artistically, and socially in age appropriate ways.
  • We coordinate curriculum and experiences so that each year builds upon the one before and prepares students for the next level between grades and between campuses.

Friends Christian School is a place where students learn and grow in an environment that is centered on Jesus
Christ. Here are a few key facts:

  • All teachers (K–8) have state teaching credentials and Association of Christian Schools International
  • Friends Christian School offers an outstanding academic program with a focus on science, technology and math (STEM). Students score well above average in every academic subject area on standardized tests.
  • Visual and performing arts instruction begins in preschool and culminates in advanced art, band, choir, Praise Band, and acclaimed musical drama productions in middle school.
  • FCS has the most comprehensive and competitive middle school athletic program in the region.

History and Description

Friends Christian School began as a ministry of Yorba Linda Friends Church in 1975. Preschool classes were offered that first year, a kindergarten class was added the next fall, and the pattern of expansion continued through 1984, when the school included preschool through seventh grade.

In 1984, Rose Drive Friends Church joined as co-sponsor of Friends Christian School, and grades five through eight were offered at the Rose Drive Friends Church site. In September of 1985, Little Friends Preschool, which had been founded in 1969, by Rose Drive Friends Church, was integrated int the Friends Christian School system.

Today, Friends Christian School is comprised of four distinct educational organizations. Preschools are on both campuses. Kindergarten and grades one through four are located at the Yorba Linda Friends Church site on Lakeview Avenue, and grades five through eight are found on the Rose Drive campus. The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) have dually accredited by ACSI since 1994 and in 2012 the preschools received dual accreditation with ACSI and WASC.

God has blesses Friends Christian School in many ways, one being the growth in attendance, expanding from a preschool of twenty students in 1975, to a current enrollment of over 800 students, preschool through eighth grade.

The School Board of Friends Christian School consists of men and women who have been selected by the two sponsoring churches of Friends Christian School.

The families who have been by the ministry of Friends Christian School praise God for the leadership and vision of the sponsoring churches, and appreciate the outstanding school facilities and the successful curricular and extra curricular programs taught by competent and caring men and women of God. All of these combine to provide a quality Christian education for the children God has placed in the care of Friends Christian School.



Non-Discriminatory Policy—Friends Christian School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policy, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.