My two children (2nd grade and K-5) attend this school and we couldn't be more pleased. TCA provides a solid education and takes a unique approach to development. Not only do they look to develop my children academically but they take a vested interest in developing them socially, physically and spiritually! The teachers are creative and understanding - looking for those unique opportunities to help my kids excel. Chandler School of Fine Arts is also right on campus so we're able to take advantage of piano and violin lessons during and after school. We moved out to Gilbert last year but decided to drive a little further to Chandler so our kids could still attend TCA. This is a wonderful school. I tell all my friends about it!
Since my daughter lives with autism, I've been very keen to watch and see how the teachers and students handle bullying. One time I heard another student ask my daughter's teacher a question about why my daughter did something the way she did and the teacher had the kindest response, not only to this student but also my daughter. I've never yet encountered students bullying my daughter but feel that if it should ever happen, the teachers would be there to instruct and handle very effectively.
My daughter lives with autism. She is high-functioning but still struggles, mostly with social interactions and communication. TCA has welcomed her with open arms and implements her IEP. Never thought she'd be in a Christian, main-stream classroom but she is.
Leaders at this school have a strong purpose for why they exist and do what they do - it's for the kids ultimate good and God's glory. Blessed to have godly leaders giving of themselves and guiding the direction of this school!
Wish I could give more than 5 stars on this one! One of the unique niches of TCA is the character building - specifically the Christian atmosphere that models and teaches compassion, integrity, forgiveness, helping others, etc. Spiritual character development is very important to us and we're pleased that this is just the culture of TCA, not just something they say or have in their pamphlets.
As a former student, I can confidently say the curriculum is almost as much of a sham as the school and religious agenda itself. They completely lack the ability to adequately prepare students for college. Instead, they put them in a bubble where the real world doesn't exist and teaching them "secular" music inhibits morality instead of legitimate courses.