My child went to Glenwood from grades 4-12, what a great overall experience. The academics are heads above the public schools, I should know because I teach at a public school. She also participated in extra curricular activities and we found it very rewarding. The teachers are very supportive and truly care about the students. My daughter is now a Nurse Practitioner, and I thank Glenwood and their great teachers for giving her the opportunity to succeed in life.
My child attended until late last year, but we have since moved to another city and my child attends another Christian school. Glenwood has over priced tuition for what they "offer". They don't even tutor in the lower school or have programs within the school for younger children. Extracurricular programs come from outside of the school and that is an extra cost. No diversity, understanding of people of color or what the real world is like. Supports secular ideas (i.e. Halloween, secular music) and is not truly a Christian school. Barely celibates Jesus or practices what He preached. Teachers are nice to your face, but do not teach your children well enough to be sure they have an understanding. Teachers are very dismissive when children come to them about a problem. Just unkind. Headmaster is not approachable and also very rude and judgmental.
Other children do not respect your child and are not corrected in their bossy, entitled behavior. Children do not keep their hands to themselves, name call, and pick on one another about skin color and speech. If a child feels they need to tell a teacher, the teacher dismisses the child or gets in their face and tells them to go play.
Glenwood is a great school and can't be beat in the area for price and quality of education. The teachers truly care about the students and there are lots of activities for the students and the whole family to be involved in.
My daughter went to this school for two years. And we loved everything! The classes were small so the students got more attention. She tested on a third grade level while she was in first grade. The education these students get here is amazing! And Mrs. Garner is a great principal who really cares for her students. Parents can be present for everything and be really involved in their child's education.
I travel quite a distance to send my children to this school. I checked out other area schools and this one has everything we want- Christian/family values, tough academics, most sports and lots of other activites. No school is perfect but we really love the school.
That may be how it was in the past. But I don't find that who's who or who's child is who matters a great deal anymore. Mrs.Garner has elimiated alot of that way of thinking. I surely believe the teachers for the most part care and love the students and the school and want to make it a happy, christian and positve, educational experience. I strong disagree with the person that made the statement that all glenwood cares about is money and who has it!