We love Mt Calvary Lutheran School. The academic program is impressive. The staff and administration provide a pro-gram that is seamless and focused. Learning is taught in an environment that promotes critical thinking across the educational spectrum. the children are taught Christian character values, self reliance, accountability, time management skills, and research skills in addition to the academic program. the skills my daughters learn at Mt Calvary Lutheran School were immediately recognized by their high school teaches and are in force today in their lives. Two Valedictorians and one Salutatorian. You can't do that at a unified school district.
Under no circumstances should someone send their child to this school. While the pre-school is a wonderful and loving environment, the elementary and Jr. High-school is staffed with burnt out staff who lack the knowledge to adequately compete with the nearby public schools. The small class environment is not by design, it is due to dwindling enrollment and loosing students as a result of the poor climate on the campus, the lack of any form of significant school based after school activities, lack of effective sports program and outdated academic techniques. Management is poorly run by a principal who needs to retire and should certainly not be teaching in the classroom as her use of shaming students is abusive and not conducive to a good learning environment.
My two children have been a part of the Mt. Calvary Lutheran School family for four years now. I cannot praise the school enough for their academic excellence. Both of my children are in advanced mathematics classes and we anticipate our 8th grader completing Algebra II by the end of 8th grade! The close parental involvement and caring teachers make all the difference. I would recommend our campus to any parent who is looking for a Christian based, strong academic program, that focuses on each individual child's learning abilities.
I have a child that attended this preschool. And was planning to have my older child attend K-8. The administrator and principal should be ashamed to call themselves Christians. They couldn't even be upfront to us about our child. We did not appreciate the disparate treatment. Send your kids elsewhere. I am glad I found a better school.
I have one child who completed preschool and now is in kinder and another child in preschool finishing his last year. Our family loves the school. One main reason we LOVE the school is because my husband and I both feel safe and secure when we drop our kids off everyday and that means the world to us. Another reason is the education the kids are receiveing is amazing. We really love and had a great experience with all the staff in preschool, kindergarten, and school admisitration.
I have two children attending this school and could not be happier. As with any school, teacher, or staff, there are bound to be personality conflicts, differences of opinion or an occasional occurrence that will offend someone. Bottom line is that my children are getting much more than just a quality education. I enjoy that the children from different grades interact with and know each other by name. Being able to start team sports in 5th grade and compete against other schools in volleyball, basketball, flag football, and track are all great opportunities for the kids to grow. There is a very strong feeling of community between the students, parents and staff at this school. I imagine that if you are the type of parent that sends your child to after school and weekend school on top of their standard schooling, you may well have a different opinion of your experience. But, if you enjoy being part of your child's life and desire that they have a safe and loving environment where everyone, staff and parents, will go out of their way for your child, Mt. Calvary is the place for you.
Mt. Calvary pre-school is a decent choice overall, however I do believe that the teachers should be better skilled in how to handle involved concerned parents questions. Sometimes they tend to be on the defense which may come off as not as forthcoming when they really should be an open book where our children are concerned as it relates to their educational and emotional development. It can be a little frustrating when I ask the teachers a question, then they refer me to someone else who refers you back to them....to make a long story short, communication could use a some improvement as well. The other thing I've noticed is that they are not real good about getting back to you on things they don't know, I hate to feel like a hound just to to get needed answers,but this is usually the case. I just want them to do what they say they will do....so I hope this constructive criticism helps both readers and school director and teachers. I'm glad to see more parents speaking out rather favorable or not, the pre-school has the potential to be 4 stars or more, but they definitely have to listen to the concerns of the parents because if it doesn't work for us, it doesn't work for our family
I have had the opportunity to have been at the preschool for both the old and new director and i must say that i do agree with older posts. They director here is lacking in the knowledge of the position. However i do not agree with the post regarding the teachers. These ladies are some of the best you'll find. They are very committed to the children as well as the work, they are very loving and caring. We toured a lot of places bigger/better before stopping at Mt. Calvary but were not impressed. This preschool possess a lot of potential and if you can look past the directors lack of knowledge/innovative thinking and get to know your child's teacher or all of the preschool teachers for that matter; you will truly be happy with the quality of education your child receives.
I am a parent and very happy with the preschool. What a SHAME to have someone say that the staff wrote the reviews and that the preschool is run down :( so negative maybe it is better that you try another school . Good Luck :)
I am a CURRENT parent of Mt Calvary Lutheran School. I have one child in the elementary school, one child currently in his third year of preschool, and one child who is scheduled to begin preschool in the fall and we are VERY pleased with the school as a whole. Now, seeing as how some parents on this website are bashing the preschool I think I should share my story and do my best to defend these girls. My husband and I had to pull my oldest son out of his previous preschool due to its lack of structure, lack of communication in regards to his progress, and lack of affection shown towards the children. We luckily came across Mt. Calvary Preschool who had all of these things and much more. After being highly impressed by an informative tour, we signed him up and have never regretted our choice to do so. Both of my sons absolutely LOVE the entire staff, as well as my 2 year old daughter who only sees them at drop off and pick up. These 7 women are extremely friendly, nurturing, and hard working, and I thank God every day that we found such a great school. Please consider that every family is different and just because 1 or 2 parents weren't pleased doesn't mean you won't be!