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Fremont Christian School5
Posted April 15, 2015
- a parent
We have 1 child in elementary and 2 in high school. We like the rigorous academic program, the excellent fine arts program and competitive sports. The teachers can be intense, but they are challenging in a positive way. The campus always looks good and we appreciate the safe environment with a full time security guard. Very diverse community that cares about our kids.
Both my son and daughter go to Fremont Christian School. Raising kids in today's world is a daunting task. We both have to work extended hours sometimes and it is comforting to know that the outstanding staff at FCS is watching our kids. The teachers and staff at FCS are a very caring and knowledgeable bunch. They all go thru extensive childcare training including, child safety/CPR. Its such a relief to know that not only do my kids receive top notch education, moral and ethical direction and a well rounded education, they are getting it from folks that have their own kids enrolled in the same programs. Talk about having skin in the game. Quite literally. All in all, we are fortunate to have found FCS. Our kids love it there and are genuinely excited to go to school each and every day. Thank you Fremont Christian School for all your efforts in help raise our kids to become good, caring, educated and compassionate individuals.
My daughter is in preschool. She loves loves loves going to school. Every morning she looks forward to it. The teachers and staff are always friendly and welcoming. English is not our primary language at home, so she started school with ZERO knowledge in English. It's been 5 months and now she can communicate her needs to the teachers in English in complete sentence, and the teachers are always patient. If you have contact with any 2 - 2.5 year old kids that don't speak English, you will know how much effort it requires. When I see her runs to her teachers, I can tell how much she loves them and how much they love her. Knowing that she is in a safe and loving place is very important to me.
Both of my kids love this school. Teachers are helpful and go extra miles to help the kid to grow. It's hard to find a school that teachers care and not just collecting their paychecks. Great school that I won't regret to pay "higher" than average tuition.
(Continued) Bottom line, my kid had a great, caring experience at FCS. She formed was able to form personal relationships with her teachers, she was never bullied and if there were any social or behavior issues with other kids, they were promptly addressed by the staff. You won't see that kind of personal, hands-on attention at public schools.
I am not totally agree with the review below. Yes, they have way too many not so good international students. However, the students don't cheat that often because they don't care about their grades. The high school is terrible, they have very limited number of classes offered to the students. Any Fremont public high school (except JFK) is better than FCS. With the price you pay to send your kids to FCS, you may want to consider other public or private high schools. One good thing about FCS high school is that your kids will learn how to study with limit guidelines (college style) from the teachers because majority of the teachers don't know how to teach. Yes, almost all teachers are not certified teachers. However, they are Christian.
This school is bad. Sure, they teach moral values, but they waste their time teaching stuff that people don't need in the real world. Many of the teachers are bad and unhelpful and the administration is incredibly rude to their students. They also accept way too many foreign students who often get expelled for bad behavior such as cheating. This school won't help you if you're looking for a Christian school, or a school where you'll find nice, caring people. Just because it's branded a "Christian school" does not make it any better than a public school. If you live in Fremont, go to Mission San Jose, Irvington, American, Washington, or John F. Kennedy. You will be much more satisfied.
Note to parents: to compare a school, you need to compare the quality of the teachers and academic achievement of the students. Ask for the teacher profiles and see how many of them have college degrees and teach related topic in the school. Good schools have their teacher profiles posted on their websites. Also, ask them how many students enrolled to UCB last several years and compare the data with other schools. Don't be fool by the data how many students admit to which school (good students can be admitted to multiple top schools) . Also, I heard that they will have the athletic director teach physic next school year. Words from other people are not reliable. Good luck.
My daughter is a junior in high school. She has struggled with writing and speaking in front of groups, but she has made tremendous improvents over the last couple of years. The school has theatrical productions each year where the students get very involved in all aspects of the production. No leading roles to date, but she now has the confidence to be in the productions and boldly speak her lines. Also, the STEM program is most impressive--there is even an International Space Station Research class where students can design and build their own experiments that are tested by real astronauts in space! We got to meet an astronaut that works at NASA Ames Research at the ISS Launch Party held right on the Fremont Christian campus last March. Where else can you send a high school student that can work on real research conducted on the International Space Station??? We think very highly of FCS and recommend it to others looking for an excellent school.
This is a great school! I attended since 4th grade and graduated from the high school. The best thing about the school are the teachers -- they really care. Because the school is relatively small, all the teachers got to know all the students, and they actually listen to the students!. Fine Arts (music & theater) are amazing and the academic preparation allowed me to be accepted to every university that I applied to. Sports teams are improving and I hear they are getting a Football Team next year! Go Warriors!