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.