My children have been attending this school since preschool. We often get asked why we continue to pay tuition for elementary school and we couldn't imagine our children in a more loving and academically- rich environment. The teachers are beyond comparison and you couldn't even dream of a better Kindergarten experience.
Our family relocated from another state in 2011. BVCS has gone above and beyond to accomodate our family and our daughter. We are blessed to be part of such an amazing and Christ centered school. Bobby Kirchner and Michelle Mott have always been stellar.
My son has attended BVCS since preschool and is now going into 5th grade. The quality of this school has beyond exceeded my expectations. The principal is always present and truly knows each and every student by name and has a personal relationship with them. The teaching staff has a vested interest in my child and are always willing to help above and beyond the job description. My son has been challenged academically, morally and spiritually every day of his education there. The staff continually strives to listen to parents and involve them in the decisions of what to improve on in our school. That is something you can't get at a public school! As parents we are encouraged to take a roll in how our child is educated. We have not had a single disappointment with a teacher or program in the 7 years of attendance there. I cannot imagine going anywhere else! New families are always welcomed and even set up with a current Big Valley family to help them get acclimated to the school. We highly recommend Big Valley Christian School!!!
Excellent school. I have two boys who attend Big Valley Christian School. The teachers are encouraging, well educated, and most of all, they challenge the kids academically! Most of the students are in the Accelerated Reading Program, some start as early as Kindergarten! Another positive note, most parents are very involved in their children's education at Big Valley...higher parent involvement means higher test scores. Plus, I like the fact that the elementary principle, Mrs. Mott is VERY hands on, detail oriented , and that she can be reached easily via email. Overall, I am very pleased with the school, and their academic enrichment programs...I couldn't ask for anything more!
We have three children that attend Big Valley and have at one time or another been in preschool, elementary, junior high and high school. Our children have grown and developed spiritually and have been challenged by the academic program as evidenced by test scores and benchmarks. We are thankful for the relationships that the teachers develop as they personally invest in our children. Our children have had an enriching school experience through clubs, sports and fine arts/drama. The climate of continual school improvement is evident and parents are encouraged to be involved.
BVCS is a great school. Our child has attended it for six years. The teachers each year have been great...both as educators and Christian role models. The school administration has worked hard to maintain a quality program during difficult economic times. Tuition increases have been very low the past three years. In terms of academics...our child consistently lands in the top 5% nationally each year thanks in large part to the excellent teachers at BVCS.
I honestly don't like this school. I want to leave it. There's a lot of drama at this school, and the teachers were to fast.
I couldn't stand this school. It wasn't the dress apparel that bothered me. It was the learning curriculum and the students that bothered me. Some of the teachers were way too fast for me to actually keep up with the other students. The drama at the school is unnecessary and hypocritical, if you ask me. Students don't treat each other as they should... I just didn't like this school.
My daughter has attended BGCS for 3 years now and we've had a wonderful experience each year. We've considered relocating out of the area but leaving Big Valley and finding something comparable I'm finding is a challenge. The increasing tuition is definitely a challenge with Big Valley, especially with another child entering Kindergarten soon, but we find the sacrifice for a Christ-centered education is worth it.
My two children have attended Big Valley for the lasts two years. The teachers are fabulous and I know my kids feel loved and encouraged. I couldn't ask for a better school. Big Valley is a place that will challenge your kids academically as well as spiritually!
Unfortunately, Big Valley has very poor leadership from the board and superintendent. Parents are not communicated with openly and honestly and information is not forthright. There are many 'secrets'. If you challenge them in any way, they do not deal with you. Emails are not returned promptly, usually not at all. Quality control of academics is hit and miss. Many teachers have been let go as enrollment is so low - not all due to tuition increase. Families are not happy.
Each time I walk through the hallways at this school, I see children and parents smiling and happy to be part of this community. Now that I am more involved, I know that the school board and administration make responsible fiscal decisions for the future of the school. It is too bad that tuition has risen with the struggling economy. May God bless this school.
I have 4 children that attend BVCS. So far the school is great. However, tution seems to go up 10-12% each year. I hope the school doesn't 'out price' the average family and it becomes an academy for the wealthy.
My daughter has attended Big Valley since 4th grade, my daughter is now a sophomore at Big Valley High School. My husband and I are blessed to have an intelligent, Christ centered daughter. I give some credit to the environment and academics she has had at Big Valley. It has been a hardship financially at times, but we feel the sacrifice is worth it. What are the alternatives, overcrowded public schools where the name of Christ can not be mentioned and the moral values are corrupt.
This school has been a blessing to out children. While it is not perfect (nothing is) it is a very quality education all the way around. Both of my children have excelled here and the spiritual emphasis is every bit as important as the academic. If you want your child to learn in a safe, morally relevant and academic environment, then this is a great school.
This school is amazing at every level. Coming from another Christian private school, I didn't realize how much my children were missing. This school offers quality education, programs, and staff.
We have been extremely pleased with BVCS. Having relocated from the Bay Area we searched extensively for the right fit and found it. The school has started a differential teaching program to meet the needs of children at all academic levels, including gifted students. The musical concerts have shown hard work on the part of both our director and each child. They sound beautiful together - 'Salute to America' was fantastic! This school offers excellent leadership in a Christian setting where respect and kindness are taught with the same emphasis and academics.
The minute I walked in the door at BVCS, I knew it was different. This school puts Christ first, as it should be. My children have had amazing teachers over the past 9 years and the administration is supportive in all aspects. If you want a school that is academic, but Christ centered, then BVCS is for you!
My children have attended this school for 5 years and overall, I have been very pleased. Unfortunately, the music and library programs have deteriorated over the last few years as the new high school has drawn staff from the elementary level. These growing pains seem to be resolving themselves slowly but surely. Parents are encouraged to be very involved.
We've had a great experience at this school. The staff is great and provide lots of wonderful learning experiences for the children. The Bible curriculum is terrific and my kids come home with lots of memorized Scriptures. The school administration has bent over backward to work with us in challenging our academically advanced kids. They really do care about each child. The one thing I have recommended to the school is to provide specific services for gifted children; they have responded very well and I have been told that there are plans for 2005-6 school year to implement some type of enrichment program.
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