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PK-12
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Phoenix, AZ
Students enrolled: 1,299
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16401 N 43rd Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85053

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(602) 978-5134
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August 22, 2014
We have 4 kids at NCS...that's a lot of tuition to pay for...and NCS is worth every cent! With an understanding that the title, "Christian", in a school name does not imply a sin-free campus, we are confident in the partnership we have formed, as parents, with the NCS staff to make every effort to create an environment of Godly guidance and accountability for our kids. They are taught academics from a biblical worldview and equipped to be critical thinkers. Prayer is what leads NCS on a departure from the world's expectations for a school and ushers NCS into the throne room of God. God is eager to be honored in a child's school experience, and God is honored at NCS!

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2014
We originally felt this a top-notch, Christ-centered school. It truly was! Sadly, with the current superintendent hired 3 years ago, came a steady decline in standards, extremely weak leadership, the departure of quality Christian coaches/teachers, disappointing, disorganized, ill-equipped athletic dept. leadership, etc. The HS environment has become polluted with students who have been empowered to make alarmingly poor choices w/no consequences or accountability for behavior. Many NCS students on social media (and in person) are vulgar, unregulated and out of control. If your family is looking for an expensive public high school experience in a small, gossip-filled environment, we highly recommend NCS. You will enjoy a lack of dress code enforcement, foul language, disrespectful students, pathetic role models for coaches, weak HS administrative leadership and healthy tuition increases each year. Based on the current condition w/in the heart of the school, we are choosing to invest our money elsewhere while protecting the character and honor of our children. This school no longer abides by the Biblical standards we live by, rooted in His truth and instead, is just like the world.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2014
So, this will start out sounding like an infomercial for hair loss, but hopefully you will read on to understand my passion for Northwest Christian School. Here's the infomercial: Not only does my oldest daughter attend and my other two will, but I am also an alum from NCS. The education, social skills, teacher quality, administration, etc. are far superior to any other school. In fact, NCS rates #1 in Arizona in the Business Journal's Book of Lists. The most compelling quality NCS teaches is compassion and not just normal compassion, but compassion as taught by Jesus Christ. In my opinion, this faith-based school produces highly successful children with compassion for others. Don't take my word for it, do the research yourself - start with the Business Journal. No expense is too high for this top-rated education and they will even help you figure out how to afford the education where you may pay nothing for your child's tuition. My daughter's entire next school year tuition is already covered and we even have more to cover the year after that. Exceptional, exceptional, exceptional. If you want to be the exception and not the majority, then send your children to NCS

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2014
Northwest Christian has been amazing! After one shadow day last year to explore the school, all 4 knew THIS was the school they wanted to attend! The decision was so important that we were contemplating 2 Christian schools 50 miles apart! We transfered our 4 kids from out of state, and have been overwhelmed with the welcoming atmosphere we received from students and faculty in the middle and high school. The teachers have found a way to relate to the kids at their ages, which is very important at this age group. The amount of ministry opportunites is fantastic and is amazing way to remind us all what God has called us all to do.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2014
Our son has attended NCS for the past 4 years. We are so pleased with the Biblical worldview presented, partnership with great teachers, friendly office staff, and service oriented attitudes. Our son is encouraged to declare his faith in Jesus and pursue excellence. We highly recommend NCS to anyone looking to train up their children in a Christian environment.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2014
When my husband and I first came to tour NCS we actually when in think we would just pay the extra money to keep our son in Joy, but once we took our tour if the campus and pre-school we were absolutely 100% on bord with switching our son to NCS. I did not have to even think twice about it. From the minute we step foot on campus and met with Michelle you can just feel the closeness and the love of god. My son has been there for pre-k and now currently in kindergarten. He LOVES it there. The teachers and staff are AWESOME. To here my son talk about god and watch him grow is just AMAZING. I would not want him to go anywhere else. The only thing I have notice, meeting the first grade teachers is I did not get a great sense from all the teachers but they still were all really nice.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2014
We checked out NCS and another Christian school before moving here last summer, and we immediately felt at home at NCS. My kids are in preschool and kindergarten, and it has been a great experience this year. I appreciate the strong emphasis on giving back and the service projects the kids have been involved in already. Michelle in admissions has been amazing and helped me figure out scholarships for the kids, and my kindergartener is bummed that school is almost over for the year because he doesn't want to have to take a break! We plan on sending our two younger girls in the next few years, and I'm glad that all four kids will be at the same school!

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2014
Our three sons grew up at Northwest Christian. So, I speak from 20+ years of experience. There is no better school for Christian parents to send their children. My wife and I discovered that as our children grew up what we prayed for most for our children is that they wait for that special spouse that God has reserved for them. The best part of the NCS curriculum isn't even part of the curriculum. It's all the examples of Godly marriage modeled by the faculty and administration. When staff talk about their spouse it's always with endearment. One of the teachers actually posts a running total of the number of days he has been married on the white board. Priceless in my opinion. Our three boys are grown now and married to wonderful Christian gals. Part of that success is because of NCS and how the school reinforces the Biblical values taught at home and at church.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2014
As a public school teacher for 18 yrs & parent of 2 @ NCS, this is HANDS DOWN the best school in the west valley. The character that has been instilled & emphasized, the leadership my kids are experiencing, the top notch academics & expectations... unsurpassed. The staff truly love my kids, not because my kids are perfect students, but because that's how NCS works- they care. This is a tough school academically, high expectations, a lot of projects done at home. If you are not wanting to be involved with your child's education, this is not the school for you. If you want your child to become a giving adult who takes pride in who they are & what they do, NCS is the place. Each time I entered campus, I literally cried the first year my kids were there- I was so overwhelmed by the excellence in everything that is done. The leadership is humble & listens. The teachers are caring, trained & on top of things. Communication is superb. Christian values & teaching is at the core of everything & everyone. I can't say enough good about our school.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2014
Northwest Christian School I read an older posting about lack of warmth & compassion at NCS. Not true! The teachers CARE. The administration CARES. And of course the parents CARE or they wouldn't have their kids here. Yes, cliques are everywhere but ask most kids and parents whether they would want to be in an environment with christian cliques or worldly ones in some public school that may support everything but Christianity. If you want your kids influenced and educated by great teachers, in a safe, christian, academically superior environment with a strong christian world view NCS is it!

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2014
We have 3 still in school and one that has graduated. It is the commitment, quality and love that the teachers demonstrate for the students that has been amazing. The availability of sports, academics and arts programs makes the school a great well rounded experience for the students.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2014
Northwest Christian is an Excellent school that takes pride in providing both a warm and friendly environment based on Christian values and a superior academic education. We have been at NCS for two years and wish we had our kids there all along. We transferred from a smaller Christian school and it is like night/day the difference in all aspects. I have 2 kids in the elementary and one in middle school and look forward to my kids graduating from NCS high school. Great academics (individualized and accelerated learning) Great teachers (several award winning teachers) who Love the students. Great management (well run, open and friendly, accessible) Great sports (in elementary as well as middle school and high school) Great after school opportunities Can't say enough about how much I LOVE this school

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2014
The only school out of 7 that I interviewed where the interviewee (i.e. amongst Principals and Directors) knew their schools Mission Statement.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2014
Choosing NCS for our daughters education has been the best decision we ever made for her. The teachers at NCS not only challenge her to do her very best but they demonstrate a love and compassion for each and every student in their classroom. Their curriculum is top notch and the delivery is engaging and age appropriate. If you desire a school that will challenge your child to excel in their God given talents & gifts and an environment where every child is important and taught in a Christ Centered community that values the whole person, mind, body, & soul then NCS is the clear choice!

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2014
Northwest Christian School is a great private school! Our son has been going to NCS for a total of 3 school years. We are pleased with the caring teachers and how they proclaim Jesus openly. The staff and teachers pray before talking with parents and students. The academics are challenging but the teachers always go out of their way to help students. They prepare the students for their future in collage and help parents and students understand collage expectations.The students learn how to do for others by doing ongoing service projects, such as, orphanges in Mexico, helping make sandwiches for the homeless, and serving at a local non-profit organization. The high tuition is expected but the school has many resources for the parents to apply for scholarships. They have scholarship meetings and are always willing to help parents with understanding the applications. We have been blessed every year with good amounts of scholarship monies each year. NCS will not let you down.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2014
Northwest Christian School is a wonderful place to learn things from a biblical point of view. I love the fact that my daughter can pray at school, attend chapel once a week, and do service projects while getting an excellent education. NCS has dedicated and award winning teachers. Our school focuses on the right things! It feels like a small family. People step up and help others in need all the time. There are many activities offered to support all types of learners and gifts. Stop by and visit us.

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2013
My school is constantly looking for ways to improve student achievement along with teaching young people the importance of serving. We look for ways to integrate technology, God's Word, and cooperative learning. We love our students and their families. We work together to help students achieve not only academically but spiritually. We are a mission field and it is an awesome place to work and learn.

- submitted by a teacher
October 11, 2013
My twins have been attending Northwest since Preschool and are now in 3rd grade. Every year the teachers they receive fit perfect for them. The teachers are very caring and try different strategies for each children to make them succeed. The staff is always friendly and very helpful. My kids are always excited about school which I believe is because of the environment that is provided to them and the loving and supportive staff. It's nice that the kids only being in 3rd grade get to be involved in activities that they typically wouldn't be involved in until middle school or high school. Homecoming is a complete school spirit week not just focused for high school students. I believe this helps with the younger students getting involved with the school activities while they are young. I see in the future it will only make them more involved as the years go by. I couldn't be more pleased with Northwest and can't see my kids going to another school.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2013
Northwest Christian School has impressed me in a number of ways. The teachers are certified by ACSI and the Arizona Department of Education. Each of the teachers and staff members my children interacted with truly cared about them. My children have been prayed for, prayed with and encouraged. Academically each of my children was challenged at their level of need. My three kids came in three flavors. One needed academic support and another needed academic challenge. We found both at NCS. Socially my children found their niche in athletics and fine arts. We have continually been blessed to be a part of NCS.

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2013
This school is amazing! We have been so impressed with the impact that NCS has had on our high school daughter! She has had so many opportunities to be involved in activities, sports, and service projects. The staff truly care for her and for us as a family--they have supported her, inspired her, and encouraged her to love the Lord with all of her heart, mind, and soul. They have prayed for us as a family and even sent us a hand-written card in the mail encouraging us. We are so blessed for this school as it has been a life-changing experience for our daughter and for us. I would strongly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2013
In 2011, after exclusively homeschooling for 10 years, I put all five of my daughters at NCS. For the 2013-2014 school year I will have two juniors, one 7th grader, one 2nd grader, and one preschooler. We have experienced Mom's Day Out (birth to age 3+), elementary school, middle school and high school at Northwest Christian. What I have found is a sensitive, attentive, loving group of administrators, principals, staff and teachers and a student body that is welcoming and cares about new incoming students (you should see all of the new student activities in the summer and then there is high school camp - amazing). My five girls all have multiple good close friends and are involved in the school like crazy. The staff loves the kids and the academics are amazing. Chapel service each Wednesday is so important as their faith is fed whrough worship. Something's not right. We're having trouble contacting our servers. We're going to keep trying.

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2013
My family is at NCS now, we have three high schoolers, and honestly, I cannot imagine them anywhere else! At critical ages, fifth and eighth grade, we were blessed to have found this school. From an elementary teacher helping us identify learning disabilities, to a principal referring us to a private therapist, to high school math, chemistry, english and Senior bible teachers who are instilling passions in addition to knowledge in our child are irreplaceable! Hands down, NCS doesn't compare! Are there cliques? Yes, are there teachers who don't call my child their favorite? Yes, but show me a school where you won't find these things? Is there a strong sports focus here, Yes. And there are staff members who aren't sports focused, who will sponsor a new club like photography. In reality, the staff are real people with real talent, passion, and love for kids and Christ at NCS, they're also human, they will make mistakes and sin. Nowhere else would my husband and I allow our kids to walk out their high school years, what an incredible God-send NCS has been!

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2013
We came from a Catholic School, to high school at Northwest Christian. I've watched teammates run back and run with the slower runners, encouraging them across the finish line & athletes hand out notes of encouragement to teammates. One family had a party for the whole frosh class so everyone could meet each other. Another family sent invitations to the whole high school for a birthday party. The students and teachers do try hard to be good Christians. While sitting on campus on a warm day I've had the superintendent offer to get me a bottle of water - I felt like I was a guest in his home. I have always been treated warmly by all staff and students. My children knew no one when they came to NCS & now feel blessed to be there. Their PSATs were above average so I feel good about the education. There are several extraordinary teachers (a shout out to MJ, Mr. Southall and Mr. Frigaard). I would recommend NCS to anyone who wants a good solid Christian education.

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2013
My kids have been at NCS for four years - they are now in PreK and 2nd grade. There are positives and negatives to any school. Don't expect to come to NCS and have your child be insulated from cliques and the normal ins-and-outs of growing up. What I see is a genuine desire for the teachers to get the kids engaged in learning and to incorporate both their academic learning with their spiritual growth. My kids are both doing well, enjoying their teachers and friends and learning how to navigate their worlds in a great environment.

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2012
School has exceeded our expectations for spiritual growth, athletics, arts and academics. Best education possible in AZ for the money. Negative reviews are normally from families that weren't a good fit to begin and had academic and discipline concerns. Strong sense of community and teachers and leadership are rock solid. Very happy all around and I'm a picky former home school mom.

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2012
My kids have attended NCS since 2003. I absolutely love this school for the teachers, the academics, & the spiritual guidance my kids experience. Yes, there are issues that come up that we have had to deal with, but not anything differently than I believe my kids would experience at ANY other school. The difference I believe comes from the leadership who have a heart for Christ & a heart to make a difference in children's lives when it comes to their spiritual walk. I wholly recommend NCS!

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2012
Well after reading the past reviews I feel it is my responsibility to write my own. After 11 years and 3 children ranging from 3rd to 9th grades at NCS we will be leaving this year. ( I type with tears in my eyes) Our reasons for leaving are completely financial! The past 2 years have been extremely difficult and we can no longer continue. However I would like to share our experience. While this school is not perfect I would like you to show me a school that is! We have had our problems with the social ladder. Yes there are cliques and snobby kids but do you think this will not be the case in a public school? The teachers at NSC love the kids and love the lord! NCS offers good academics with a strong emphasis on Christian values. Your kids will leave this school with a great education and a strong belief in the lord, what else could you ask for? Yes, there might be bumps along the road but I am 100% confident in saying this school is the best option.any child, even the "unpopular" one would be lucky to receiver their education here. Not being able to continue at NCS is heart breaking for my family. I am so thankful for the years we had there and deeply sadden it is over!

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2012
My daughter has attended Northwest Christian School for 3 years. We have been beyond blessed by the excellent teachers, the strong academics and the vision of the leadership there. We are moving to be closer to the school. We are so grateful for NCS.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2012
My child has had a lot of issues this year. The school lacks warmth and compassion. If you love gossip and cliques this is a great school for you. We will be looking else where!

- submitted by a parent
February 29, 2012
Ok, so we attended Freshman night last night and were blown away. We are lifers at NCS but it was our first chance to visit with high schools teachers. Wow! After a wonderful experience in elementary and middle school for my daughter, my husband and I didn't think it could get better. Well, apparently we were wrong! These teachers love Jesus and it is clear that they love their jobs, their school, and their students. I AM SO THANKFUL. The teachers imfluence in the life of my daughter has been amazing and I can't say enough. It's been challengeing to sacrrifice financially but SO WORTH IT. Also, I appreciate Micehlle Reddy on the leadership team for working with us to understand tax credits , financial aid programs, etc. She's very, very supporting and encouraging. She's helped us to understand that we can afford private, Christian education. And, there really isn't a better value for eudcation in the vally in terms of finance and opportunityies.

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2012
For my family, what identified NCS as our top choice in educating our child was spiritual climate. All other factors--rigorous academics, outstanding athletics (Inness and James, what a duo!), and arts--are definitely strong but at the end of the day, it's spiritual tone set by leadership and teachers that sets this school apart. Service opportunities, discipleship, 'real' Bible classes, chapels, etc. are things that are impacting my son the most. I mean we're seeing real spiritual growth and development of compassionate character that we link back directly to the investment being made in him by our teachers. In the final anaylysis, is there anything else that really matters? Thank you, NCS!

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2012
What I love best about NCS is the fact that there are so many opportunities. Whether your child loves academics, arts, or athletics, I've found all three here...with strong spiritual foundations! Two kids--one loves athletics, the other arts...and both have found a home. My husband and I are happy because of the strong academic rigor and spiritual emphasis. Plus, top notch educators who love the Lord! In short, NCS equals opportuntiy and community.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2011
Ok, I have read all these posts from the parents point of view but come on lets see some students perspectives! Im a sophomore attending NCS, and the first thing that i noticed was that everyone knew everyone. I mean you would look at a nerdy kid and think, "oh ok hes not very popular", but everyone is excepted. Now the teachers where very helpful. I admit not all teachers can be like MJ aka "Mister johnson" who is one of the most engaging teachers i have ever met in my entire school career. Also the schools Counselor Mrs.Kurns was a total DELIGHT! She helped me pick out classes, and provided me with roads that i didn't think i could take. I have been to prep schools to charter school and guess what. This school by far has been the most welcoming, and most educating school out of all them. I would recommend this from a students point of view not a parent. I don't see any parents attending school so why should they judge so harshly?

- submitted by a community member
September 09, 2011
The parents that are posting negative comments, just STOP! I have been sending my kids to this school since 3rd grade and they love it. My child in high school comes home telling me how he prayed before every class, and how the people actually cared. All the teachers at the school talk confidently and strongly against atheism and love to talk about Christianity. I was very amazed to see how go was so prevalent in this school. Also come on, your telling me that those reviews below are even real??

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2011
I have been a parent at NCS since 2000. Changes that have been made have been questionable in the 2010/11 school year. Teacher are mostly great, but disheartened with what is going on. Christ does not seem to be first here.

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2011
The school seems to have taken a turn for the worse in the past several years. My children have attened NCS since 2002. I initially was drawn to the school due to its Christian perspective on education and the idea that this perspective was reflected through the teachers and administration. However, the NCS staff as a whole lacks warmth, compassion, and other elements that should portray Christianity. A lot of gossip and cliques exist on campus. Apart from the school name, one would never associate this school with being Christian.

- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2010
I am very dissapointed with the middle school 6th-8th grade. Starting from the top the Superintendent, Principle, and many of the middle school faculty are not the solid foundation needed before the crucial steps before high school. You are better off home schooling or sending you children elswhere.

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2010
NCS is a good school from K-5, Middle school / Jr High is very poor. They teachers at the lower grade do a great job, however, above 5th grade you see a rapid decline. The admin is rediculous in their ways and they always say they "pray about it". Yea right... This school is a joke and as many other people have said (especially the students) there are many FAKE people here with their own agendas. Go ahead and send your kids here up to 5th grade and then ship them over to Scottsdale Christian or any other school after that.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2010
The teachers, at least the one my son has doesn't seem to care very much about the students. She is too busy with other things to concentrate on teaching. My son is another number here and tuition check. We pay too much money to NCS for an average education and an apathetic teacher. We might move him to another school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
My children have gone here since preschool and we LOVE IT. The teachers really care about the students and their families.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2010
Our son started 3 year old preschool this year and he loves it! Their focus on character, values and spiritual growth is priceless. I am so happy we found a place that follows strict positive dicipline guidelines that really work for our son. they truely care about the 'heart' of your child. God truely led us to this school and we hope he can continue through high school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
This school has not only equipped my children for college but most importantly, for life. Their focus is on the character of the child.

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2009
We have been with NCS for about 6 years. The cost is definantly a lot to grab on a monthly basis, but my children thrive with Bibical education and a warm enviroment. I have been secure with the NCS standards and discipline in the elementry years. I do feel the school lacks smiling and helpful administrative staff. I would love to see more security on the campus and a security gaurd around the premises as we are on a busy area in Phoenix . For the most part, I am satisfied with the education that NCS provides.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 03, 2008
Our three children are also 'lifers' at NCS. Two have graduated, and the 'baby' is about to graduate. I cannot imagine what we would have done without Northwest during the last 21 years. They have helped us to raise three very grounded (in the Word) young adults. They are not perfect, by any means, but the foundation was laid by the teachers, coaches and staff at NCS on how to live their lives based on biblical principles. The financial struggle that we faced has more than paid for itself when we look at the eternal benefits for our family. Thank you to all of the teachers and administrators at NCS!

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2008
Our children ae lifers at NCS with two having already graduated and a third in a few years. NCS has been an awesome school for our children; they are christian leaders active in Church and the community. NCS prepared them for a world that does not always view Christians in a positive light and they have been able to weather the 'strom' and keep a positive walk with God!! What an awesome place!!

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2008
My family is new to AZ. Our two children have been involved with Christian education since preschool. One trand we have seen is that something gets sacraficed along the way. Either the academics are excellent and the biblical-teaching takes a back seat OR the biblical-teaching is excellent and the academics take a back seat. As parents we have found that NCS has the best of both worlds. The academics are high and the focus on biblical-teaching is outstanding. Our children have responded great to the students and teachers as both have welcome them warmly. My 13 year old daughter made two comments: I feel like I have been here my whole life and the kids are so much nicer than my old school. We are right where we need to be. THANK YOU NCS!

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2008
We love NCS - I thank God every morning as I drop my son of for school that He has blessed us with the opportunity to send my son to a school with great academics, teachers who show love, patience and kindness to the children, and an administration that strives to give the kids the best spiritual and academic eduction possible! I wish I could give them more start to make up for some of the low reviews that people have put on here.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2008
Overall, the academics are solid and the daily Bible studies are a plus. However with that said, there are some serious downsides to this school. There is a serious problem with bullyingthat is often swept under the carppet. Some of the staff can be judmental and so favorites.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2008
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- submitted by a student
February 20, 2008
I have been going to this school ever since i was in the first grade. The elementary side of the school has great teachers who always love to help you and are very good with children. The people in the office are very rude now i must admit, but the guidance councilor is very kind and so are a few other people that haveers are a bit rude. I am a sophomore at this High School and I have been thinking of leaving since last school year. The students here are quite rude and though it's not all of thre fake. They just put on a Christian face when the teachers are watching. Also some of the teachers play favorites. It's no better than a public school really.

- submitted by a student
January 05, 2008
NCS High is average! The teachers favor just a little bit and the office staff lacks helpfulness and is very rude! But other than that it is a great school

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2007
NCS elementary has performed average. However NCS High School has many flaws. Unfortunately there is a great deal of favoritism amongst teacher and students. Disrespect is an issue NCS has yet to correct. The administration is weak as well. The office staff is rude and lacks helpfulness. Many of the teachers are top notch in elementary, but in the high school most teacher quality is low. In HS the majority of kids run uncontrollably. Bible classes throughout have been outstanding.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2007
My daughter just completed her 2nd year (1st grade) at NWC. I'm a single mom and it's all I can do to manage the tuition, but I'll continue to do what it takes. The relationship she's building with Christ is priceless. The teachers are phenomenal and great examples to her. The academics are fantastic as well. Overall I have had all positive experiences with all folks at this school. We're all human, so like anywhere, you are going to to disagree or clash from time to time - just because it's a Christian school, or there is a tuition involved, doesn't mean it's going to be flawless - that's not how God made us!

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2007
Northwest Christian School would do better to remember that parents pay them a lot of money to educate their children. We are paying customers after all, and we should be treated with respect. The quality of customer service by the office administration is sub par. They are never very friendly or helpful. The school greatly lacks in discipline, and are not capable in addressing issues such as bullying. Safety is another concern here at NCS. Just because it is Christian school it does not mean it is going to be a wonderful environment for your child. With NCS, it is just the opposite. Shop around, even a public school would do better for no fee at all.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2007
We have been at NCS for 5 years. We have three children currently enrolled. Overall, we are very happy. pros: high academic standards, caring teachers, some really great families, homecoming and teacher appreciation are wonderful times of cameradie schoolwide . cons: administration is aloof, communication is poor (an informal, weekly or monthly school newsletter would be nice), a lot of 'cliquish' parents and children, staff could do more to promote school spirit, chapel could be a more reverent experience if spent in church chapel rather than school gym. All schools have pros and cons but overall, NCS has been a blessing to our family!

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2007
Our daughter has attended the high school and is graduating 2007. We enrolled her as a student who knew no one! Her mentoring group was such a great support system for her. She came out of her shell and in the past four years participated in sports, student goverment, choir, missions. These are all areas that she never felt she could achieve before. In her words, 'I have never felt that any students or teachers looked down on me or treated me with disrespect!' Thank you NCS for helping us to raise such a Godly young lady!

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2007
Great Academic School. School is very weak in athletics and extra curricular activities. Not many clubs to choose from. Many of the parents are very judgemental and look down on others that aren't the perfect Christian.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2006
NCS is a great christian school with teachers who genuinely care about their kids. Their academic performance is above average. For a Christian school it also has a variety of extra curricular activities and sports.

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2006
Parental involovement and quality of education are very high here. The extracurricular activities are modest.

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2006
NCS is an incredible school. The curriculum challanges the students and each student is expected to uphold their grades as well as their moral characters. My children have done very well and each child has been treated as an individual with different gifts. My only concern is that there is not a lot of help for students with challanges in certain subjects. However, the teachers are more than willing to work with me to help my child along.

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
September 10, 2005
Good school. Somewhat fundamentalist.. But recommended.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2005
Great school, teachers are very involved and caring. Programs are good for a school of this size. Class sizes are small.

- submitted by a parent
July 04, 2005
The finest decision my wife and I ever made was to enroll all three of our children at NCS. THe teaching staff genuinely care about our children's Spiritual and Academic growth. Only at NCS did a qualified teacher and staff recognize my son's learning disability, one that had been over-looked,ignored and dismissed as 'lazy' or 'under-acheiving' by the public school system. The Teacher and Principal assisted us in the proper way to address his situation. Since then, we have seen our timid and otherwise academically insecure child soar above expectations. We are highly impressed with the caring and skillful academic structure of this school. Pulling our children from public school was the best academic gift we could bestow upon them.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2005
My child goes to the small Peoria Campus, which has its own staff and principal. I think the education aspect is wonderful. The Ratios are low. The teachers care immensely about their students. I wish the main campus did more for the satelite campus. They treat it like an afterthought. This makes some parents feel uneasy. I sometimes wonder about what message is being sent to their kids and friends of their kids.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2005
NCS offers a great Christian environment for students and parents alike. The teachers are wonderful and genuinly care for each student. The academics is first rate, and students excel. Parents are kept informed and are always welcome.

- submitted by a former student
April 25, 2005
Every teacher from Preschool through 4th grade (that's the grade my child is currently in) has been outstanding!

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2005
This school has a very good academic program and is ahead of most public schools.

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2005
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February 17, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2004
I am very thankful my 2nd grader was accepted at NWCS. She is excelling in reading and math and spelling. One issue I do have since I have a preschooler in the school also is that NWCS strongly discourages the entrance of 5 year olds into kindergarten. They prefer waiting until age 6.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2004
This school stands for Christ. My kids attend Northwest and I could not imagine them anywhere else. The example they have in these teachers who care and nurture them in the thing of the Lord, I am thankful for such a place.

- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2003
My Son has gone to NCCS for the last 10 years. I have had nothing but good things to say. The teachers truly care for the students, and the admistration is great! I have no regrets, and plan on watching my son graduate form here. This school has more than 2 acredidations.

- submitted by a parent
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Northwest Christian School
16401 N 43rd Ave, Phoenix, AZ  85053
(602) 978-5134
Last modified Northwest Christian School is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Northwest Christian School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 74 reviews. Top