About RCS
Established in 1981, RCS is a non-denominational, parent supported school which currently includes:    – 3 yr old and 4 yr old Preschool Programs    – Full Day Kindergarten    – Grades 1-8    – After School and Before School ProgramsRCS meets all standards prescribed by the Minnesota Department of Public Instruction and offers those subjects commonly taught at the kindergarten, elementary and middle school levels.  The school is staffed by qualified teachers and is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).The academic programs of RCS are only a part of the educational process. The school presents a Bible-centered philosophy of education that places Christ at the center of all things.  Academically, RCS will aspire to maintain high scholastic standards. The school will promote man’s stewardship role. We believe that classroom methods should be teacher directed (Deut 6:7), with the student acquiring knowledge through studying, researching, reasoning and relating.  To carry out these objectives, only teachers who agree with RCS’s philosophy of education will be employed.

Statement of Faith
Click here to view with ScriptureWe believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative, inerrant Word of God.We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons—Father, Son and Holy Spirit.We believe in the deity of Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His mercies, His vicarious and atoning death, His resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of God the Father, His present reign and His personal return in power and glory.We believe in the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation because of the exceeding sinfulness of human nature; and that men are justified on the single ground of faith in the shed blood of Christ and that only by God’s grace and through faith alone are we saved.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 eternal death.We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

Mission Statement
Teaching and equipping tomorrow’s Christian leaders

Vision Statement
Riverside Christian School will be an ACSI accredited Pre-K through Grade 12 school, providing the finest academic programs and co-curricular activities to the greater Grand Forks area.

Cindy Waind


Cindy Waind has served has the principal of Riverside Christian School for the past 5 years.  She leads our team with 15 years of prior teaching experience as a 1st grade teacher.  Her love of Jesus shines through as an effective and admired leader by the faculty and staff of the school.  

Her daily morning routine is to walk the halls of Riverside to pray for each and every student and teacher.  

The school is blessed to have a caring, compassionate, and faithful principal like Cindy Waind.