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.
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.
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!
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.
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
The only school out of 7 that I interviewed where the interviewee (i.e. amongst Principals and Directors) knew their schools Mission Statement.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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