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Echo Ridge Christian School offers Christ centered elementary education in Nevada City, CA:

  • Grades: Kindergarten through eighth grade
  • Location:  15504 Liberty Circle, Nevada City, CA (two minutes from Nevada Union High School and a half mile off Ridge Road)
  • Campus: on three acres in a private wooded community, including classrooms, playing field, playground, garden area, library
  • Accreditation: National Council for Private School Accreditation 
  • History: Founded in the 1930s and at our current location since 1962
We are... Christ Centered

We are... Christ Centered

Our mission is to support students in deepening their relationship with Jesus. Though spiritual growth can't be easily measured, we witness it unfolding regularly. It begins with our dedication to integrating Christ into every aspect of our education, not just confined...

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We are... Experience Rich

We are... Experience Rich

We believe that new concepts and information is: learned faster, understood more deeply, and remembered longer when lessons are taught through real life experiences, rather than through worksheets or computer programs. While those teaching tools can help with reinforcing ideas, they don't engage a child's brain in the same way as active, hands-on experiences.

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We are... Family Friendly

We are... Family Friendly

We firmly believe that God created families to be the primary nurturers of His children. We are here to support you in your God-given privilege to "train up a child." We commit to maximizing the time your family can be a family. We will be careful about scheduling events and activities outside of school hours.

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We are... Well Qualified Teachers

We are... Well Qualified Teachers

All our teachers and staff are chosen based on their love of teaching and sharing Christ, as well as their training and expertise in teaching. We are honored that our parents tell us in anonymous surveys that our teachers are effective in their teaching, care for their students and are Christian role models.

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We are... Academically Proven

We are... Academically Proven

As part of the largest Protestant educational system in the world, our school benefits from deep expertise in educating students from preschool through post-graduate universities. Our students attend and graduate from college at much higher rates than students from public schools and our standardized test scores...

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We are... Experienced in Education

We are... Experienced in Education

Your student benefits from the deep and long-standing experience of Seventh-day Adventists in running schools from infant care through post doctoral universities. We are part of the largest Protestant educational system in the world, with 85,000 teachers and 1.5 million students in 150 countries. And we've been doing this since 1853.

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We are... Welcoming to Homeschoolers

We are... Welcoming to Homeschoolers

Echo Ridge honors and values home school education. We have structured our school program so we can also provide opportunities to homeschool families that will enrich home school education through participation in on and off campus activities.

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Upcoming Events

June 3, 4, 5 - Minimum Days - school out at 12:30 P.M.

June 4 - Pool Party @ Memorial Park, 9 A.M. -12:30 P.M.

June 4 - Graduation, 6 P.M. GVSDA church

June 5 - Last day of school, Cob Party, Waterslide, Lunch - 8:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.