About Us

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Exceptional academics rooted in timeless truths

Established in 1977, Oroville Christian School seeks to glorify God and bless Butte County and the surrounding area. We do this by providing an excellent, Christ-centered education to students in Preschool through 8th grade. 

Our desire for every student — and for your child — is that they would grow into men and women with strong character and 21st-century skills. We believe it is through these children that God will impact our community and our world. 

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Students Enrolled

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Our mission is to assist parents in preparing their children for life by leading them to Christ, equipping them with strong academic skills, developing a sound biblical world view, and nurturing godly character.


Oroville Christian School seeks to glorify God by offering a high quality elementary Christian education to the families of the greater Oroville area.

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Core Values

Oroville Christian School affirms the following core values:
  • Scripture is recognized as the revealed Word of God and taught as absolute truth.
  • A rigorous process of the integration of faith and learning in all academic disciplines is maintained.
  • Students should learn how to process information and think in the context of a Biblical world view.
  • Parents have the primary responsibility for the education of their children.
  • A Christian administration and faculty must model Christ in teaching and leading.
  • Professional resources and ongoing training are vital for the development of OCS.
  • OCS should be involved in a plan of consistent internal and external evaluation and assessment for continuous improvement.
  • Organizational practices are thoroughly Christian in all areas including business relationships, financial development, marketing, and personnel management and government relations.
  • OCS is committed to excellence in all programs.
  • The opportunity for Christian schooling should be accessible to families as a means of evangelizing, nurturing and disciplining students for a life of service to God and society.
  • Teaching the Bible as a core subject is essential to the academic curriculum.
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Meet Our Principal

Education: Mr. Bates graduated from the University of Southern California in 1987. He completed his master’s degree in Education at Azusa Pacific University.

Experience: Mr. Bates has over 30 years’ experience in Christian education and holds both a California credential and an ACSI administrative credential.

Favorite Verse: Colossians 3:23-24 “Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.”


Yes, we are! You can find enrollment information here along with enrollment forms.

The first day of school will be on Thursday, August 15th. School starts at 8:30 a.m.

School hours are 8:30 to 3:15 except on Wednesdays. On Wednesdays, school is out at 1:30.

Yes. It is called EDSS (Extended Day Student Supervision). 

At this time we do not offer transportation. However, many parents do work together to pick up and drop off students.

The first step is to check out our Preschool Page here. Then call our office at 530.533.2888 to make an appointment to meet with our Preschool Director. Tuition for Preschool is not listed because there are variables in schedules that determine the cost. We are happy to answer the tuition question when you call the school.

Yes, we do for Kindergarten through 8th Grade. It is not available for Preschool. Please click here for more information.

Oroville Christian School is a ministry of Evangelical Free Church of Oroville. For our Statement of Faith click here. Click here for EV Free’s website.

Yes. A personal beliefs exemption is no longer an option for entry into school. For more information on required vaccines, please use the following resource. Shots For School.