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A Note From the Admissions Director

Thank you for your interest in Stone Ridge Christian School!  We are a comprehensive Christian school that serves the greater Merced area.  Our aim is to provide excellent education through the lens of faith–in the classroom, on the playing field, at work in the community.  We measure our students’ success by the way they interact, their confidence and enthusiasm, the choices they make, and the lives they lead.

Choosing a school that is right for you and your student is an important decision.  The best way to find out if Stone Ridge Christian is right for your family is to visit.  We encourage you to attend an Info Knight, schedule a personal tour of our campus, or have your son or daughter shadow another student.  We’d love to have you.  Come see in person what makes Stone Ridge Christian a special place.

Jennifer McCary, Admissions Director

Our Admissions Director can answer your questions, show you what we have to offer, and guide you through the application process. To get started, contact our Admissions Director, Jennifer McCary at 209.259.1198 or

Important Dates


New Parent and Student
Info Knights

March 12th 2020 6:00 pm Dan Ward Campus

February 11th & April 7th 2020 6:00 pm Elementary Campus


Placement Testing

By appointment only





Open Enrollment begins

February 1, 2020

2020-2021 School Year

First Day of School

August 12, 2020



Schedule A Shadow

Have your student paired with a Stone Ridge Christian student with similar interests as he or she spends a full or half day seeing first hand what it means to be a part of the Knight Nation. Contact Jennifer McCary at 209.259.1198 or to schedule a Shadow Day.

Schedule a Shadow

Click the Check Mark to begin the Application Process




How is your school accredited?

Stone Ridge Christian is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and (WASC) and by Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).

What are the school hours?

Middle and High School begin at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m.

Preschool and Elementary school begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m.

What is an average class size?

Each class may vary, our goal remains to offer a student to teacher ratio that fosters students’ success. Most high school classes have a 15:1 student:teacher ratio and Advanced Placement and honors classes may have as few as five students.  Our Elementary and Jr. High classes average 20-24 students per class.

Tell me about your faculty.

Excellent education requires qualified people working in a quality environment.  The Christian men and women of the faculty and staff each demonstrate professional excellence. Their desire is to challenge students to achieve to the highest levels of their God-given talent while developing in them high moral and ethical character.  The faculty of Stone Ridge Christian participates in professional development education on a regular and recurring basis enabling them to remain lifelong learners.

Is there diversity on campus?

Yes, Stone Ridge Christian Schools admits students of any sex, color, racial, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges programs and activities made available to students at the school.  Stone  Ridge  Christian  School does not discriminate on the basis of sex, color, racial, or ethnic origin in the administration of its education policies,  admission policies,  tuition assistance or athletic and other school-administered programs.

As an independent Christian school, our families are members of more than 25 churches. Our tuition assistance program allows us to expand our economic diversity.

Do you have a hot lunch program?

For Middle and High School a hot lunch is offered for a fee on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Students are asked to bring their own lunches other days to school. Student Council does sell prepackaged items, microwaveable items, and drinks.

For Elementary School, a hot lunch is offered for a fee, Monday – Friday.


Is your campus secure?

Yes, our students’ security is of the utmost importance. All of our employees are familiar with our Emergency Response Plan which covers natural and human-created disasters. We conduct periodic safety exercises on campus including fire, earthquake, and lockdown drills in order to prepare our students and staff in the event of any campus emergency. All campus safety procedures and drills have been developed in accordance with safety industry standards.

How do you address the variety of academic strengths/challenges of individual students?

We believe each individual is uniquely created by God with gifts and talents. Stone Ridge Christian aims to develop each student into becoming the person God designed him or her to be.  A well-rounded education includes ample opportunities for student involvement in competitive athletics, enriching fine arts, and other student activities. Spiritual growth and high academic achievement are central themes of the Stone Ridge experience.

Does your school require uniforms?

No, Stone Ridge Christian does not require uniforms but does adhere to a dress code. All students are required to dress neatly and modestly, as is appropriate for the particular occasion and in a manner that is not disruptive to the learning environment or draws excessive attention to self.

What are your guidelines for enrolling?

Students with no serious discipline situations may be accepted without restriction. In addition, the family has signed the Statement of Faith, Arbitration or Dispute Resolution Agreement and agrees to support the Educational Philosophies of Stone Ridge Christian School.

Do you offer Advanced Placement courses?

Yes,  We currently offer 8 AP classes. Please refer to our course offering page.

Do most of your students attend colleges and where are they accepted?

Stone Ridge graduates are qualified to attend a wide variety of public and private colleges and universities.   The faculty and administration prepare students to attend four-year colleges and encourage them to consider attending Christian universities.  100% of our students who apply are accepted and choose to pursue higher education, choosing a four-year university, a two-year community college, a technical school or the military.  We are proud of our college admission numbers and this is a good representation of the academic program provided at Stone Ridge.  Our students have been accepted to UC, CSU, and private colleges throughout California and the United States.

Will my child/my family feel welcomed?

Stone Ridge Christian prides itself on the community atmosphere.  We welcome and provide opportunities for involvement for all students and families.  Approximately 90% of students are involved in sport teams or clubs. We help transition freshmen through our Knight Zone program, a group of seniors, who serve as mentors for the freshman class.  The Knight Zone guides freshman academically and personally in order to help them be successful in their high school career.

Parents can join parent-led groups such as Parents’ Club and Athletic Booster Club which host events throughout the year to assist new families and students in assimilating into community life at our school.

What opportunities, beyond the classroom, does SRC offer for students?

In addition to athletics and fine arts opportunities, we have a family-like atmosphere where family is welcome and encouraged to attend all school events.  Our events provide for positive social interactions amongst our student body and school families.  Organized events include lunch time ASB planned activities, yearly volleyball vs football team volleyball game, Homecoming Week Activities, Dances, Knight Nights, Powder Puff, ASB dodge ball and ping pong tournaments, and last but not least The Tournament of Knights.

Is financial assistance available?

Yes.  Tuition Assistance is available. We use an independent service called FACTS. Parents apply online through their Parent Portal through the Financial Tab.  FACTS evaluates and provides recommendations to our finance committee. It is our desire that no family is turned away due to finances.  

Where can I find your current school year calendar?

You may find our current school calendar by clicking here