Ontario Christian has a genuine feel for excelling students academically, as well as, growing them in a relationship with Jesus Christ. The staff, from the Principal, down to the Janitors, love what they do and do what they love, well!! I am constantly reminded, as I walk the halls of this school, as to why we send both of our children there. The atmosphere is warm, where everyone seems to be on the same page!
In my opinion, this is the best School in the area where you can bring your kid from pre k all the way to high school. Not to mention that your kids will receive a much needed Christian education. The academic program is rigorous and based on testing results the school grade is above all other schools. The campus is always clean and kids are just safe. Everyone is dedicated to the kids, most of all the principal Mr. Wiersma who always welcomes every kid every morning with a smile and incredibly knows them all by name. The tuition is well worth bringing your kids here.
I deeply appreciate the community that we joined at OCS. My daughter has been there three years and is thriving. Her love for Christ and Christian character is developing more each year. Regardless of the multitude of teacher personalities, each one we've encountered has shown love to our daughter and is approachable. I've been welcomed as a volunteer in the classroom and in special events. I assume some of the negativity is based on isolated student experiences which had a hard time with structure and ownership in the role he/she played in their time at OCS. Our family's experience with administration, staff, and other families makes us feel like we're plugged into the community of Christ.
Our daughter has been going to Ontario Christian since first grade (now in 5th). Ontario Christian has lived up to all that was promised and more. Academics are cutting edge with just the right balance of activities(music, band, art & Spanish). Their motto is Growing Christian Leaders, I think it should also say growing christian parents:) What I have witnessed in the past few years is my daughter truly becoming an example of Gods principals. Her love and knowledge of the Lord is such a testimony to her father and I. She often reminds us what the Lord requires of us! OC is an amazing school and we are blessed to be a part of it!!
I attended this school from 1st to 8th grade and am currently a senior at a public high school. OC was a place full of hypocrites; the students constantly berated others on their socioeconomic & racial status. And their minds were so constricted by what their parents & this school force-fed them; it's amazing how much I've grown as a young adult and a participant of society by leaving the school. In terms of my education, there is a clear disparity between this school, other private schools, and public schools. Although I was valedictorian, part of the GATE program, and a successful student at OC, my qualifications did not entirely carry on into high school because of the lack of preparation I received. And I cannot say this school is what "made me smart," rather it was how my parents and family raised me. The best thing I can say about OC is that it was the catalyst behind my desire to become a better person since the school provided examples of what NOT to be. If you want to burn your money, then send your child here. If you want to raise a close-minded child, please enroll them here. My friend and I both are extremely grateful for leaving OC as seen in her review.