It's always best to rate a school based on experiences, but it must be remembered that often, reviews are very probably the result of a student who has been hurt by his or her own misbehaviors or lack of discipline. A private school does not have to accept ANY student, and can dismiss one too, if that student fails to comply with school policy. AND it may choose its own 'private' policies to uphold. Thus far, those policies conform to God's Word. Thank you, OC!
I was a former student of OC. I went there from pre-school through middle school. I am now at a public highschool. OC is very behind in the academics. I am now extremely behind the other students at my new school because OC had bad academics and no motivation. They support sports very much. This is not a problem but the problem is that there drama program is very weak. My new highschool has equal amounts of support for each program. OC students are far from christian. They are all very much confident in themselves and put down others if they don't have as much money as them, etc. All that should matter is if we have been saved by the blood of Jesus Christ. So many teachers told me how public school is the worst. Actually it's not that bad. Since I've left I've matured a lot more, my confidence has grown a lot more, and most importantly I've grown stronger with Christ. I say this because they treat religion like an academic, they forced so much religion on me I hated the thought of Christianity. I have nothing against OC I still miss all my friends that were good to me but I do NOT miss the abuse I had to endore.
I loved this school! The friends that I made there are still my friends today!Not to many people can say that the people they met in kindergarten are still close to them today! I loved school as a young child and loved all my years through high school! The teachers there wonderful (some are better than others) but all in all they do there best to help you succeed! I graduated with a 3.8 GPA and went on to a 4 year university and never felt like I was academically behind. I graduated from college with a 3.6 GPA! I think OC does a good job at developing the basics of reading, writing, and math. There teaching styles may be a little old fashioned (at least when I was there) but what is wrong with going back to way schools used to run..none of this No Kid Left Behind nonsense. If you don't know the basics how can you advance to learning the more complicated stuff? I believe education is a team effort between teachers and parents, this is the same belief I have with raising christian leaders, it takes a team to raise a good christian leader it takes the church, parents and as many christian role models as possible! OC has many wonderful role models for your children to be surrounded by!
I am a student at OCHS and have been a student since middle school. The Middle school campus was the best and alot of fun, however, the high school is not satisfactory, and that is being generous. The kids have no bounderies or discipline and the teachers do not have a good enough understanding of the curriculum that they are teaching. They are very young teachers and even the students have crushes on their teachers because they are so friendly. The highschoolers are not welcoming and are very superficial and fake, claiming to be Christians when their actions say otherwise. Sex, drugs, and drinking alcohol are just a few of the things these kids are involved in. The teachers cannot control their students and classroom environment, but contribute to the chaos. If you are trying to figure out where to send your kid for highschool, any public school would be better than OCHS. OC claims to be a Christian school, but does not actually have Christian principles.
Our older daughter has done well and is now a Soph. We do regard the Christian Values as a huge priority. However, my two younger sons have had a different experience. We've had problems with new teachers not controlling the classroom and Pre-K and Kinder teachers not preparing our kids for 1st grade and beyond. Example, six weeks before school was over the Pre-K teacher said our son should stay back. This after saying all year he was doing fine. We now pay for private tutoring and private school. Unfortunately, you don't know how your child is doing until it's too late. I am seriously considering transferring them to charter school to get caught up. I am a Christian, not a teacher. Values I can teach, math, science not so much.
We have enjoyed being a part of ontario Christian Elementary and homeschool program. I love the school grounds, and we felt very safe there. The office staff is great with the children and with their concerns. The administrative staff were attentive to my needs as well. OC has a strong Christian foundation which is a priority for my family. Academically, it's not their strong point. Although, OC does offer, spanish, computers, p.e., art, and they have a well stocked library for the kids to enjoy. If it's a Christian environment you seek, then you have found the right place.
This school is a wonderful school, and I feel better knowing that my child is in the hands of people that are working very hardt o create strong Christian leaders. I believe that we as parents are responsible for being a part of the culture and atmosphere, of the schools our children attend. OC does a wonderful job of inviting my husband and I in, and helping us to feel like part of a community. My child has blossomed and seem to be shining brighter every day.
These rating sites are an easy place to vent for people who have had a bad experience. No school is perfect, but I hear nothing but good things about Ontario Christian. Even in a recession, parents are working hard to make the necessary financial sacrifices to send their kids here. Although the ethnic information says 61% white, that is from 3-4 years ago. It is now over 50% ethnic minority. The school represents students from more than 250 different churches. The tie that binds the school together is an undying commitment from parents, teachers, board and administrators to their theme of Growing Christian Leaders. It is getting attention from around the country (and even around the world) as being a leader among Christian schools. Before you believe only the negative reviews (again, admittedly, no school is perfect), check the place out for yourself! Fine arts, technology, curriculum, sports, integration of faith...they have the whole package!
I'm telling you, it is true! Ontario Christian is far behind public school. No way would a public school child be behind at OC, unless they came from a horrible school district. Compared to any public school on "great schools" with a rating of 6 or higher, OC is far far behind. Sad to say, but even with CA schools having so many budget cuts. Most schools in good areas still offer PE, computers art and in most cases music. Seriously, with the money you would save not going to OC, you could put your child in private music classes, private computer classes and even get private lesson for a second language, and still have money left over. You would be better off moving to a good school district than wasting your money at OC.
This school is fantastic. My daughter has grown academically and spiritually. I'm not sure why someone says they are behind, the public school kids that transfer here are the ones who are behind. Ontario Christian uses public school curriculum (well, not for Bible!) and are on track. The students also have music, art, PE, etc. It is a great school with caring teachers and staff and the families are all very nice. I highly recommend it.
What a waste of money and my child's year. I thought by investing in a private school my child would not only be learning Christian values but have a excellent education. None of that is true! My child was behind when starting public school and we would have never known that because on track my OC standards. Not to mention we never felt the warm Christian atmosphere. The parents and teachers were cold and uncaring. Save your money and better your child's education by going somewhere else.
OC has given my son the most memorable times since Kindergarten. He will be graduating 8th grade. Staff sincerely cares.
I love OC! this is my first year as a freshmen and its great, the people and campus are my second home. :)
The school's staff and teachers really care about their students' well being, whether it be academic or spiritual. Any issues we have had at the school we have brought to the attention of either the teachers or the principal and they are discussed or resolved headon. I, as a parent, feel free to discuss or have access to any teacher or the principal and discuss anything. My children are ahead of the rest in academics and are closer to the Lord than I ever was at their age, which is something I totally admire and feel that we need more of nowadays! Go OC!
We have had 2 students attend Ontario Christian High School and go on to attend 4 year colleges. They were both prepared and thankful for their teachers at O.C. While no school is perfect we are very happy with the quality of all aspects, spiritual, academic, social of the school. I recommend the investment to all Christian parents.
I'm a freshman at ontario christian. Ive been here since 7th grade, and honestly its a good school, but its just not for me. The school is split between overly sheltered kids and kids who have no discipline at all. None of the students are really christians, or so it seems. The athletics will get you absoutley nowhere, being in the lowest division in all sports, and theres no school spirit at all.
Onterio Christian has proven to do nothing other than hold me back. I had a good time while attending, but after leaving with a high GPA and going to Chaffey College, I realized exactly how unprepared I was. It took almost a year to relearn the math that I was poorly taught. I paid good money to get into a nice private school, and it did nothing other than harming my academic prosperity
I've done a lot of research on several top notch catholic and christian high schools and even re-checked my so called 'high ranking' public high school,where everyone seems to want to transfer.(but can't get in) By research... I mean attending tours at each school,checking curriculum/Academics,looking at the matriculation,attending school sports events and talking with parents!We send our child to OC because it is the best choice with alot to offer.And believe me... I've done my homework! My son loves it there and so do we!
Seems like there's some confusion out there! I have three children who've graduated from OC. My oldest went on to Washington University in St. Louis (top 6 of most difficult schools to get into) and graduated summa cum laude (#1 in the class) in structural engineering. OC prepared him for that. These 'obscure Christian colleges' where the teachers come from happen to be ranked nationally. There is always room for improvement (many honors and AP classes have been added in the last 5 years) and OC is aware of that. Thanks OC for preparing my kids spiritually and academically for the next step!
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