My son attends Grand Avenue Christian School. He is in the Pre-K. I chose this school because of its student/teacher ratio and its commitment to integrating Christian values and principles. The teachers are caring and provide a safe environment for the children. I really appreciate that they take the time to deal with active boys. The principal is very active with the preschool and knows all the students by name. I am praying that my son will be able to continue at this school wherever they relocate.
Parent response overwhelmingly positive - As principal of GACS, I have received glowing reviews about our staff and school program. The teacher criticized in the 1-26-11 review recently lost her husband of 59 years and had excruciating back surgery. I am in constant contact with her, and she is responding to my feedback. All staff and current school families understand and appreciate her caring treatment of the students.
I was really glad when my child started pre-k at this school the teachers were great and very patient. unfortunately i cant say the same thing about the kindergarten class. I find it very discouraging to have my child constantly being put down or talked about negatively. It is heart breaking to see this going on at a christian school.
I am very involved at Grand Avenue and would like to say that my son is safe and has excelled while there. I am a single mom with little time to spend concerned about his wellbeing. I trust the teachers there and know that they have the students' best interest at the forefront of the programs there. It is a great school, a real family environment. The only thing I can think of that would make Grand a better private school is if more parents were involved.
The teachers are very skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child. They know every kid's favorite activities and hobbies, and at the same time they are very consistent with the homework and the curriculum. Not more than ten students per teacher in almost every grade.