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.
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.
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.
My children have gone here since preschool and we LOVE IT. The teachers really care about the students and their families.
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.
This school has not only equipped my children for college but most importantly, for life. Their focus is on the character of the child.
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.
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!
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!!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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