Well lets just say the school is horrible in all types of ways to start off with. 1. The dean of students are in no way helpful to the students at all. They hop onto social medias and stalk the students down, print off the "proof" when it comes time to deal with an altercation and then proceed to give punish on an issue that didn't even occur in school. 2. The front office middle school and high school tend to carry a smile on their face, but when it comes to sharing information and helping people they act very agitated and annoyed, even though their jobs is to help people understand exactly whats going on in the school. 3. When it comes to teaching, the teachers know what they are doing.the real problem is the head staff. They can not run the school in a very efficient way considering they like to drop and bring teachers in very short time periods. 4. The school pretty much wraps all the kids in bubble wrap( theoretically speaking). The kids never really get to learn or know about what is going on in a bigger environment where rules/religion aren't used to control a mass. 5. Curriculum wise, it is just a mess. I recently took my child to a public school and she was falling behind
I hate this school. I am now in a public school and as soon as I entered into it I found my self falling behind in math, english, science, etc. The things that the public school kids new about the subjects, I didnt know. May I mention that I was a straight A student in Bradshaw, but an A in Bradshaw is like a C in a public school. I've spent most of my life at Bradshaw, but now me and my parents see that it was just a complete waste of time at Bradshaw. My mom has had problems with the front desk, and so has my cousins mom. The front office dont even dare to try and help you, they rather give you a quick "yes or no" answer and then send you off your way. My cousin has also left the school. They are unnecessarily strict when it comes to discipline and it doesn't even seem like they care to fix the problem, but that they rather just give demerits, and punishments because its the easy way out. They take money from people, but in all of my years at Bradshaw I have hardly seen a thing improve except for the building of a highschool and a gym. At the rate they are going, they might as well of left that out because in NO way possible can they run a school and keep people happy. Nuff said
My son attended Bradshaw for two years and we had issues right away. Teaching and administrative staff know nothing about early childhood development. They recommend special needs testing to any child that doesn't "fit in" with the way these untrained teachers feel kids should act. Heaven forbid your 4 year old like to run around. FAR FAR too much teaching staff turn over. The good teachers leave and they replace them with new people who have no idea what they are doing. I have removed my child from the school for a more positive school with a trained staff.
This school is different than from any other school you'll ever send your child to. First of all, it's sheltering. It shelters you from the outside world. Your child will soon be behind in academics because they provide low classes that don't challenge you. The teachers are terrible. The only GOOD teachers are the two math teachers, and one english teacher. The rest are just awful. They've hired many subs before, all without knowing anything of the subject, for months on end, just so they would "teach" the class. The demerit system is awful, and the Dean of the school? Don't even get me started. This school is just, awful. They degrade people who are different. They don't allow you to be yourself, if you are getting in the way of their authority. If you seem to be different, they put a magnifying glass on you and use the, "Well you have to do this or you get expelled." They wouldn't even let a teacher be homosexual, so he felt the immense pressure and awkwardness to leave. The students, are great, to an extent. This is a sheltering, terrible school. You will be judged. They will shove religion down your throat until you choke. They trick you, deceive you. There's no winning.
This is a great school. My children (now in the 2nd & 3rd grades) have attended since Pre-school. The school continues to focus on academic excellence with a foundation that started at Pre-school. They are a Biblical based Christian school that includes weekly Bible memory verses in addition to all other regular curriculum subjects. The Parent Teacher Fellowship works with the school administration to address issues, suggestions, and future goals of the school in the same way that a PTA would. This is a private school that is growing and as such may have a few growing pains. With that said, the school is truly striving to be a school that offers it s students the best environment and opportunity to excel academically, grow in their faith, and be prepared to face challenges as they move forward. Bulling is not tolerated but our kids are also being taught to work through their issues with each other in a respectful, caring, and Christ like manner. I would recommend this school to anyone that is seeking a more family-involved approach to their children s education. It is well worth the tuition, which is lower than most private schools.
My grandson has been attending school at Bradshaw for almost 4 years. He is getting a real education, in that he's being taught how to think, not just how to take tests. The campus is very safe. As this is a private school, very little misbehavior is tolerated. The curriculum is Christian focused, but follows all State of CA Dept of Ed curriculum guidelines. It feels a little expensive every year I pay his tuition, but the payoff is his excitement about learning. I will do everything possible to keep him in this school.
We have been here since preschool, our daughter has thrived there and is now entering kindergarten. We have had some difficulties at school (who hasn't at any school?) But, we have had our concerns addressed immediately. There are a number of rules that are expressly stated in the handbook. Once again, it is a Christian school, biblically based and that comes with the truth that is the scriptures. We plan to stay through HS. In her classes, there have been a number of mixed race and other than white children, quite diverse population.
Not a good school. Very deceptive! DO NOT send your child here. If you do, you will be disappointed!
Terrible school. Very intolerant of anyone that is different. They also lack the ability to deal with anything that is remotely a challenge.
My 2nd grade daughter was really nervous about going to a new school and making new friends at her first year at BCS. It seemed as if all of the families were very close and knew each other quite well. I volunteered at many school events in the time we were there and I had no parent even attempt to speak to me. They only associated with each other, and their kids were the exact same way. My daughter was being bullied to the point where she'd fake being sick when recess came so she could go to the office and wouldn't have to face the other kids. My daughter was going to the front office nearly everyday because she was getting bullied, and the office administration did nothing but point fingers at me for allowing her to not deal with the bullies herself. All of this happened within two months, and we immediately decided that any public school would be better than this school that was claiming to preach God's word. As soon as she transferred to public school, she was EXTREMELY behind. My oldest daughter has friends who attend the middle school, and all of them are a much worse influence than any public school kids I've seen. Don't waste your money on BCS, you'll regret it.
This school has a warm and caring atmosphere. My two children have gone there since preschool. We have been very happy. The teachers respond to our concerns quickly if we have them. Many of our friends have kids that attend BCS and love it as well!
The teachers are wonderful. I had read other reviews about children that are struggling will not get help, I have to say I have 3 children attending the middle school and the teachers are going out of their way to help the one child that is struggling. ( Tutoring during lunch hours, after school tutoring) I love this school, the teachers are amazing. It's not perfect, but my children are happy and learning in a wonderful environment.
Not good for our student who was a preschooler. A horrible experience with the teaching staff. Sad and very disappointed in the preschool administration. All teachers should be trained in Diversity..,I will never ever recommend BCS to any parent! And when asked why? I will share my horrible experience regarding our student.! Parents be aware & listen to your children when they come home and tell you about their day at BCS!
Our son has attended Bradshaw ever since he was in pre-school. We love the school, the teachers and the administrators. We have found the staff to be loving and compassionate with the students, and very professional. I work for a school district, yet I choose to have my son at Bradshaw, where he is not only receiving an excellent academic education, but also receives Biblical teaching and has the Christian lifestyle modeled for him by his teachers. But parents need to remember that this is a Christian private school, and a key reason many parents choose Bradshaw is because they teach and affirm basic Christian doctrine as well as teach academics. So if parents or students live lifestyles or promote beliefs that conflict with those teachings, they should not be surprised when the school takes appropriate action. If a parent or student does not agree with the religious teachings at Bradshaw, it may be that this is not the school for you. Just don't try to make the school change to fit your beliefs, because it will not work. God willing, our son will stay at Bradshaw until he graduates high school!
I have sent two sons to Bradshaw Christian High School. The best thing about this school is the positive safe environment, which is why I gladly pay for a private school when public schools are free. The amount of homework greatly depends on how many college level courses they take and the speed of the individual student. I my case my second son took about 1/2 the time for the same class workload (10 versus 20 hours/week). Each student will have credit for about 6 college classes when done. The students were homeschooled before they entered, and I love how classmates and teachers reached out to them. I've seen great friendships form along racial and economic lines. Expect the students to hear a Christian message and be taught those values in most classes, which I think is a big plus. Teachers and coaches care about my kids. Even in this economy the school continues to grow. They do hold students accountable for their actions, another plus. If you as a parent spend time at a function, you will be impressed by how these young adults are kind and personable.
We are currently on our 8th year at BCS. My girls are in 5th and 7th grades, with academics above grade level. The teachers have been absolutely amazing! The homework has been fair. No complaints with the work. I agree with the other comments about the administration. There is A LOT of nepotism. They are narrow-minded. I'm a gay dad with a master's degree in education, yet unable to volunteer as a teacher or be involved in leadership because of my sexual orientation. I'm conservative and in a committed relationship, but because my partner is not female, and of course we don't have have the option to get married, we are excluded from being too involved. I stay because my kids are doing amazing. I love the fact that I've known the other parents all these years and, as my kidsapproach the dating years, I like the fact that I know the boys' families already. The tuition at BCS is cheaper than other schools. It's expensive, but it's a private school.
I'm a Father of two girls at this school. For one, our 2 year old, this is her first school or childcare experience. Our other Daughter is in one of the Kindergarden classes at this school. This is our first year at this school and it is only 2 months into the 2011 school year. I first want to disclaim that I have no ties or affiliations with this school and this review is real and uninfluenced (because I have read other school reviews that I was highly suspicious of both positive and negative). I'm very happy with the school class sizes. Our 2 year old daycare has as many as 3 teachers for less than 20 children. Kindergarden is less then 20 kids for the teacher. Maybe it's the uniforms but the kids just look better also. Theres no troubled looking kids (scraggily dressed, messy hair, unhappy etc). All kids have a smile and get along etc. My kids come home happy also. Flexibility is awesome, I can drop off my kids as early as 6:30 am and pick up as late as 6 pm. Fortunately we don't have to leave our kids 11.5 hours but it's a nice option and the cost is the same. Value is evident; daycare is cheaper here than most other locations we checked and potty training is included.
The school is a true example of how discrimination has taken over school systems. The student handbook states that the school is a non-discriminatory environment-- but excludes sexual orientation. Sexual orientation other than heterosexual is listed as an "immoral" act worthy of disciplinary action and/or being excused from attendance at Bradshaw Christian High School. My son was expelled from the school merely because he stated that homosexuals shouldn't be discriminated against-- and the expressing his opinion on this "immoral" action was enough to be expelled and excused from coming back. My son is not a homosexual but was merely expressing his opinion that HATE shouldn't be taught in the classroom.
We are starting our second year at BCS, and couldn't be happier to have our son out of the public school system. He was not be challenged in public schools, and was being bullied. Now, he's being challenged academically, treated with respect from the administration, teachers and his peers, and is in a safe, loving and welcoming environment. The sports programs are wonderful, there is a strong arts department, the text books are current, brand new, and there are enough for every student. Homework takes no more than an hour on an average night, and sometimes up to two hours. My son is bi-racial and I've never seen, heard or even been given the impression that there is any racism from anyone on the campus. I have no problem with the fundraisers since the money is used to improve the school, and I love being able to volunteer in many areas of the school. Enrolling my son at BCS was one of the best decisions, and I couldn't be happier with the education, and closer relationship with Jesus that he is getting. Roll, Pride, Roll!
We love BCS. Our child is in a quality enviornment with good morals and balance. Certainly the cost and constant fundraisers are tough but the investment is well worth it. Academically...pretty good but as an earlier post commented, if you are struggling there is little support. I think my child would be worse off in the EG public system although probably posting better grades. There is a lot of homework and lack of support for those struggling, the expectations are quite high however my child loves BCS and has made wonderful friendships. Another ealier post made comments about racism among the administrators; I have never hears anyone making racist remarks and it's a good thing I haven't. It's true, sometimes it feels like there is a click with the administrators (close-knit family/friends) but the heart of BCS is not them but the families that surround our children. I have never seen such a supportive network at this large scale. You should see how many families attend academic events in comparison to much larger schools. There is good and bad in everything but the balance scale still leaves me saying...we will too be a BCS alumni family. Go Pride!
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