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Springdale, AR
Students enrolled: 910

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1707 Johnson Road
Springdale, AR 72762

(479) 756-1140
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January 29, 2015
Very interesting reading the reviews below. I guess we all have our opinions, so here is mine. No school is perfect. Our family wanted a Christian environment with athletics as an option, we get this at Shiloh. Private school is a sacrifice for us but we willingly do it. For me, the tale of the tape is this: When your children graduate college and thank you for sending them to Shiloh it was worth it. When you are driving with your kids across the campus and they say, thank you for sending us here or I m so thankful to be able to come here .it s worth it. The public schools in NWA are good from what I hear, they offer a lot of options and new facilities (that we help pay for) and the athletics are top notch. They are also very crowded and the top 5% and bottom 5% seem to get all of the attention. 2,500 4,000+ children in any school is a BIG school. If going to a school that openly promotes the love of Christ, loves your kids, sends HS students on mission trips and participates in serving the community then you might be interested in Shiloh. For me, it s worth it.

- submitted by a parent

August 03, 2014
Really fantastic school. Nurturing environment. Our daughter was there from end if her Freshman year through graduation. Would highly recommend the school.

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May 01, 2014
I spent 12 years attending Shiloh. I couldn't wait to get out of there. It's very true (as others have stated here) that you are treated like you are nothing if you are not a member of the church and if you are "just" middle class. I attended Shiloh over ten years ago and it sounds like nothing has changed. The focus on football was absolutely ridiculous!!! Now that I am a parent, I cringe at the thought of ever sending my child to a school like this. Find a school that actually focuses on academics, not athletics!!!

- submitted by a community member

June 27, 2013
As parents we were torn when we moved here. We wanted our children to have the best possible education with a solid christian foundation. Shiloh boasts about their sports and their educational opportunites. And it's all true... that part is. But the downside is GLARING. Money RULES the school. If you are middle class, you don't matter. If you don't belong to that church, your opinions will fall on deaf ears. One of our daughters was actually told by one of her teachers that if she changed churches and went to Cross Church (the church associated with the school) she would be a better person! I didn't realize the choice her PARENTS made on the church the family attended was any of their business. All the teachers are required to be members of that church, as well as all the admin. The school is affordable, but if your child is involved in ANYTHING (to include the gifted programs which run about $350) be ready to shell out big bucks! We spent nearly $2K additional each year for our childrens activities. It is a great school if you have money and belong to the church... otherwise, go public. We did. Just took us 2 years to figure it all out.

- submitted by a parent

December 07, 2012
We enrolled our daughter at Shiloh because it was a smaller environment than her previous public school, and we thought that some level of religious education would be good for her. The people are good people. The teachers are nice enough, and my daughter easily transitioned to working with a group of very nice classmates. However, the teachers are far more passionate about spreading the message of Christianity than they are about education. Academically, the school is not challenging. The class offerings are very narrow compared to my daughter's previous junior high school. I seriously doubt that she can get as good an education at Shiloh as she would where she was. For a child struggling in a larger school environment, this may be a great alternative, as well as those looking for a very heavy emphasis on Christianity. If you are looking for outstanding curriculum and extracurricular opportunities, this is not the place to be.

- submitted by a parent

July 24, 2012
Our kids attended Shiloh for two years until we tired of voicing concerns to no avail. There are many qualities that make this an outstanding choice, but the athletic programs demand entirely too much focus. Canceling class for football, basketball and baseball tournaments demonstrates that sports are more important than scholastics. We were also disappointed in the lack of concern that the elementary principal had over minor bullying that our daughter was receiving. When your kids come home crying every day and the school chooses not to address the issue, it's time to leave.

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February 27, 2012
There are some improvements needed in several areas of the school. Hopefully it will start coming together soon.

- submitted by a community member

September 22, 2011
This is our second year. School is okay, but the facilities are FAR BELOW standard for a private school. Buildings are dilapidated and not properly heated or cooled and the roof leaks every time it rains. I feel they have too many employee's and give away too many free scholarships to enhance their football team. They just finished building another church for their son to pastor in Fayetteville. They now have three church locations with very LARGE budgets. But no new school. At the parent meeting they announced new(Apple) electronics. But my 9th grader said they still don't have them. Teachers are christians but not very nurturing to students in K-5. We moved here from highly rated public schools with top notch teachers and beautiful facilities to an expensive private school. And on top of that I still have to pay taxes to the public school in our district, which by the way has a new building less than 3 years old. I'm extremely disappointed they don't care enough about students and teachers to renovate "their" prized school. I know as a parent it's my decision to send them to private but after checking out some of the lowest scores in public schools in our area I had no choice.

- submitted by a parent

August 25, 2010
Great School. Worth every penny! My girls love going to school every day. If you are moving to Northwest Arkansas, I would recommend Shiloh without hesitation.

- submitted by a parent

August 25, 2010
Shiloh Christian School is the best thing that ever happened to our family. No school in the region, or even the state, can come close to the solid academic, athletic, and spiritual environment. It is most definitely the best kept secret in NW Arkansas. The teachers are incredible, the leadership and staff are easy to work with, and the statistics regarding academic testing and scores and college preparedness are amazing--not to mention that nearly 100% of seniors go on to college every year. We were skeptics at first, but once we enrolled our children and saw the change in their lives, we are skeptics no more. We only wish more people could forget what they think they know about the school and go try it for themselves. It has been more than a blessing to this family and worth every single cent.

- submitted by a teacher

January 07, 2009
We relocated from Little Rock and decided to enroll our son at Shiloh. We've made it to the halfway point and I can't say I'm impressed. He went from being an A/B student at his previous school to now barely passing 2 of his subjects. His attitude towards learning has turned so negative. He complains that he is picked on and called bad names (not what I would expect from a Christian school). His behavior has not been reflective of the Christian morals he is supposed to be learning either. He is sassy at home, defiant, rougher with his little brother, unforgiving, and territorial. I don't feel very included or informed about his educational or spiritual direction. While he doesn't hate going to school, I can tell that he is discouraged. I haven't decided yet if we will continue there next year or not.

- submitted by a parent

May 14, 2008
Shiloh is really not the place to send your child. Due to the fact of it being a school requiring a sum of money, there seems to be lots of cliques and immaturity dealing with situation with finances. With it being such a small school, it's easy to know everyone, probably one of the only good points. Shiloh is very opinionated, which it should be for being a private Christian education school. So, if you want your children to be schooled with a Christian education, send them to Shiloh. If you want a non-biased education, send them to a public school. :D

- submitted by a student

September 06, 2007
WOW! My son is in K4 at Shiloh and I am so pleased with this school already. Lots of ways to get involved and the curriculum is very impressive for this young and most importantly my son loves it.

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February 03, 2007
As a former Shiloh student and current public school teacher I feel I have a unique perspective on the school. As far as teachers go, I had the best. They truly cared about us students. I entered college much more prepared than many my age. But, had I been in public school and taken A.P. courses, I would have been just as prepared. I was at school on scholarship and would not have been able to attend otherwise. The tuition is even higher now. I used to say I would never send my child to Shiloh because it turned me off to church for quite a while and because of the rich/clique issues. It really messed with my head. As a teacher in public school I see things that really worry me. I have now changed my mind and will probably send my children to Shiloh. Never would have thought that.

- submitted by a student

November 01, 2006
The investment I made in my children's lives by sending them to Shiloh Christian School was the best investment I could ever make in them. The quality of the academics, the spiritual training and atmosphere, like peer groups, and the awesome athletic programs with Christian coaches made for the BEST school experience a parent could hope for their children. Also the counselors (for academic scholarships) and coaches (for various types of athletic scholarships) KNOW how to get the best scholarship offers. Almost every senior graduates with multiple scholarship offers of some kind. To God Be The Glory for speaking Shiloh into existence through the hearts of some godly members of First Baptist Church Springdale.

- submitted by a parent

November 01, 2006
A great school and well worth the money. I was one of 5 brothers that attended the school and our family sacrificed a lot to go to Shiloh. The 3 or us that have graduated all received at least partial scholarships to college in areas that we were interested in. A student that works hard and applies theirself at Shiloh will do well in college. In my view it is an investment that is well worth it.

- submitted by a student

August 23, 2006
Shiloh provides such an enriching atmosphere for my children not only spiritually but academically. The secondary students were so welcoming to my oldest. They went out of their way to make sure he was at ease moving and interacting around campus.

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May 25, 2006
I feel Shiloh is a blessing to my family. I have 3 children attending. Their spiritual training and education reinforces what we teach in our own family. How awesome it is to have our childrens's teachers want them to not only be academically enriched but to also be spiritually enriched!

- submitted by a parent

July 26, 2005
My son has been in public school and one other private school prior to Shiloh. He has made very close friends and the school has been essential to his emotional and spiritual growth while providing an excellent education. I feel that parents all have the same hopes, expectations, morals and values for their children which in turn leads the kids to push each other in the right direction. No matter where your child goes to school, they are all going to go through some degree of 'teenagerhood'...kids are just kids! But at Shiloh, I feel that all parents have the same goals for their children and it shows!

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May 04, 2005
We sacrificed so much to get our child into Shiloh. We wanted him to have a good christian education. However, there are alot of parents sending their kid's there for other reasons. Status, politics and money play a big part of the school. My son has a passion for God, yet other students ridicule him for it and furthermore get away with it. Shiloh is not much better than most public schools. That's why they have a very high turnover rate. Also, if you were not born and raised here, you will be a victim of politics and get used to being shunned by the 'homegrown folks'.

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April 29, 2005
Shiloh has the reputation in the community of having a great athletics program, and I can't help but wonder if that affects those not involved in athletics negatively. I've heard great things about their football, but haven't heard one way or another about their academics, which is a shame.

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April 03, 2005
I attended Shiloh for 12 years. It received a wonderful education in a safe, christian environment. It is a definitely a place we will send our children.

- submitted by a student

March 01, 2005
In short the school was excellent. The environment was very safe. The teacher to student ratio was fantastic. I complained alot to get football into the school. It came a year or two after I left. But in short if you are poor don't go to the school, unless you can afford to cover the expenses (My scholarship didn't cover all expected expenses). It destroyed my life and chances for a good college education. In hindsight I wish I stayed in public school. Instead, lack of finances at Shiloh equaled educational suicide.

- submitted by a student

December 02, 2004
I do not support the attendance of your child to Shiloh Christian School. I find the environment hippocritical, enforcing Christian morals only to an extent. While the staff encourages, the students may remain apathetic. Shiloh has been a bad example in our community, and I refuse to support that. Even Shiloh shows favor toward sports programs, (as I'm informed) chartering for the football team. I suggest that you investigate this school carefully before you change your child's life by sending him/her to this school.

- submitted by a student

September 28, 2003
Very good school with dedicated staff. My child is ahead of her peers in the public school system.

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no rating
August 23, 2003
As a parent of a child who attended Shiloh for 13 years, I think it was a good investment in her educational experience. Also, we are Christians and our daughter was able to go to school where these morals and beleifs were inforced. I highly recommend this school to anyone seeking this type of enviroment for their child.

- submitted by a parent

August 10, 2003
Shiloh Christian School and First Baptist Church of Springdale have been one of the best things that has happened to me in my entire life. I have friends for a lifetime and learned priceless lessons about life at Shiloh

- submitted by a student

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Shiloh Christian School
1707 Johnson Road, Springdale, AR  72762
(479) 756-1140
Last modified Shiloh Christian School is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Shiloh Christian School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 36 reviews. Top