School Details

Sonrise Christian

1220 East Ruddock Street, Covina, CA 91724
(626) 331-0559

(out of 10)

Private Grades K-8 558 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

About this school

Sonrise Christian is a private middle school in Covina. The principal of Sonrise Christian is Dr. Timothy Burlingame. 558 students attend Sonrise Christian and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. The ratio of students to teachers at Sonrise Christian is 20:1. Royal Oak Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 5% %
White, non-Hispanic 48% %
Hispanic 35% %
Asian 11% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Words can not express how much I love Sonrise!!!! They are amazing putting Faith and family first. The teachers are Wonderful !!! Always willing to help out my children. We have been with Sonrise since my son was 3 years old. My son is now in 4th grade and Mrs. Holmes is awesome. I love her and her amazing loving spirit!! My daughter now 7yrs old is with Mrs. Free is so happy & it makes me smile. Sonrise goes above and beyond for our families. We also have amazing fun raisers!! And wonderful fun fieldtrips!!! I know my husband and I made the right choice with Sonrise. Like I said no words can express how happy we are with all the wonderful teachers and staff!!!! Amazing!!!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    We just love Sonrise Christian School the staff and teachers are great and caring the classroom sizes are smaller. At Sonrise you are not part of a school you are part of a family.

  • (2 years ago)

    ....of course there are small class sizes everybody quit this school because the teaching and some of the teachers's behaviour was inadeguate if not inappropriate. I am glad some of them are no longer teaching there! The school might be able to improve.

  • (2 years ago)

    Can you imagine a school that focuses on the following areas? 1. The academic experience goes beyond the classroom 2. Culture of Care/Nurture 3. Family Atmosphere 4. Laptop Learning 5. Christian Worldview 6. Smaller Class Size This is Sonrise Christian

  • (4 years ago)

    Relating to the Laptop Learning program. I am currently a Sophomore in High School. I attended Sonrise the first year that the laptops were tested. I have so much more knowledge about computers and how to use them for school related projects compared to my companions in high school because of this program. It was worth every cent and then some.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is a wonderful place for a child to grow and learn spiritually as well as academically. This school is a great environment for all children! I love this school!

  • (4 years ago)

    Sonrise is wonderful! Both my children have attended since preschool. My oldest is in eighth grade and my youngest is in fourth. The office staff and teachers are loving Godly people. My kids look forward to school each day and they are excelling academically. I would recommend Sonrise to anyone looking for a loving nurturing environment for their children to learn and grow in!

  • (4 years ago)

    I'm in 8th grade at Sonrise Christian school and I'll say that it is great! I agree with the parent that said the negative things about the Laptop Learning Program it really was a waste of time and money. However the teachers are caring and want the best for us and that's all that matters. I would not suggest this school if you are financially short but if you aren't I totally suggest it! )

  • (5 years ago)

    After a multiple discussion with so many parents we all agreed that using the computer laptop program was an useful idea waste of a time and money as well it created more trouble than good. My understanding many parents decided to enroll their kids somewhere else because if disorganized school programs poor curriculums and lack in teaching quality

  • (5 years ago)

    We feel privileged to be able to send our son to Sonrise. Starting our day at flag is my favorite.Pledge of Allegiance a patriotic song and a Bible verse is how we start our day.I love how the children learn that God's hand is in everything they learn.

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers spent their time trying to control the students instead of teaching them. There is no feeling of community or Christ's love. I was very very disappointed.

  • (6 years ago)

    Very good atmosphere. My daugther enjoyed everyday at school. Dominic

  • (6 years ago)

    Coming from a public school sonrise is the best choice we will never regret. Our 3 kids are well balanced spiritually academically and in character. We love it!

  • (6 years ago)

    The atmosphere at Sonrise Christian is a warm and welcoming one. The teachers and staff always seem to be smiling. The students are loved here. Both of my children valued their time at Sonrise as a positive one. The wish there was a high school.

  • (7 years ago)

    I had a horrible experience at Sonrise. I found the staff cold and indifferent. My son's teacher had no classroom control. I sat in and observed one day and was appalled at the behavior of the students. I pulled my son out and I have been very happy at another local Christian School.

  • (7 years ago)

    We can't say enough about Sonrise Christian School! They strive for excellence in all areas and have wonderful dedicated faculty & staff. Our four children all attended K-8th grades there and all have grown into successful Godly adults. Sonrise is awesome!

  • (8 years ago)

    Our children have been attending Sonrise Christian since kindergarten and will continue here until their 8th grade graduation. We have been extremely pleased with the program and have been envolved with Sonrise for over 8 yrs now. The faculty is fantastic they are extremely warm and friendly to all the students and families. Whether my children needed tutoring or dicipline the results were always swift and fair. Our children are happy to attend school each and everyday which is refreshing. We couldn't have asked for a better educational experience for our children.

  • (8 years ago)

    Wonderful school and staff. Sonrise has an extremely warm and loving atmosphere that embraces every student that attends.

  • (8 years ago)

    This was my childrens first year at Sonrise and it was a challenge. The teachers and office faculty were great. The after school program has a few incidents but overall ok I would keep them here as long as possible.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a very good school. Children are challenged academically and learn important character building skills.

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