Phone: (209) 928-4126

About Us

Note from the Principal


Welcome to Mother Lode Christian School. We appreciate your considering our school for your children. The decisions that you make regarding your child’s education are some of the most important choices you will ever make. We understand the demands that are a part of this task and are available to help. MLCS was founded in 1964 as an independent, non-denominational school governed by a Board of Directors. MLCS is a member of the Association of Christian School (ACSI). We believe the combination of excellence in academics with the development of the whole child – spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically – creates the fullness and wholeness of a growing child into a responsible citizen of society.
Academics can enlighten the mind, but a knowledge and understanding of Christ combined with the development of values and character, create light for the whole child which can be expressed to the world. We believe that students are formed in God’s image and are uniquely gifted with varied interests, personalities and experiences. We are committed to providing the opportunities for students to develop the skills to become life-long learners in a community of Christian faith.
“Train a child in the way he should go, and even when he is old he will not turn away from it.” Proverbs 22:6
Our goal is to be in partnership with the home to provide a secure yet challenging environment for the pursuit of academic excellence and Christ-like character to prepare our students to lead productive lives in service to Christ. We invite you to discover the possibilities and positive differences that are part of the fabric of MLCS.
Rachel Talavera | School Administrator

Mission Statement

Our mission at Mother Lode Christian School is to work together with families to create a learning environment that encourages students to seek God’s best in all areas of their lives.

Statement of Faith

We believe the Bible to be inspired, the only infallible authoritative, inerrant Word of God. (II Timothy 3:15, II Peter 1:21)
We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: The Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1, Mathew 28:19, John 10:30)
We believe in the deity of Christ. (John 10:33)
His virgin birth. (Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:35)
His sinless life. (Hebrews 4:15, Hebrews 7:26)
His miracles. (Johns 2:11)
His vicarious and atoning death. (I Corinthians 15:3, Ephesians 1:7, Hebrews 2:9)
His resurrection. (John 11:25, I Corinthians 15:4)
His ascension to the right hand of the Father. (Mark 16:19)
We believe in the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation because of the exceeding sinfulness of human nature; that people are justified on the single ground of faith in the blood shed of Christ and that only by God’s grace and through faith alone we are saved. (John 3:16-19, John 5:24, Romans 3:23. Romans 5:8-9, Ephesians 2:8-10, Titus 3:5)
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. (John 5:28-29)
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 8:9, I Corinthians 12-13, Galatians 3:26-28)
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, but whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. (Romans 8:13-14, I Corinthians 3:16, I Corinthians 6:19-20, Ephesians 4:30, Ephesians 5:18)

Small Class Size

Proven to increase learning and narrow the achievement gap between ethnic and racial groups.

Professional Christian Faculty

Preparing your child academically, spiritually and socially in a Christ-centered classroom.

Quality Education

Challenging students to excel academically and grow spiritually so that they may become the leaders of tomorrow.