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Santa Clara, CA
Students enrolled: 230

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941 Clyde Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95054

(408) 988-8883
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Map of North Valley Baptist School address.
Teacher effectiveness: Very ineffective
September 21, 2015
I believe most teachers were inept, and simply follow a lesson plan created for them. They assign homework, they give tests, they grade them, they take attendance. There were a few exceptions such as the Math and English teachers at various times. It's really dependent on whomever the school can convince to take the job. These teachers are not paid professionals. They are probably paid less than public school teachers, and if trained at all, they are trained at unaccredited Bible Colleges. Occasionally, they may employ a teacher formally trained at a public university but none of them will have a formal teaching credential recognized by any public institution of significance. Keep in mind that I often had only 8-10 students in my grade level from junior high on. Because of this, teachers will often teach two grades in the same classroom; dividing their attention between the two grades. Notice how many teachers they have on staff. The religious curriculum taught at NVBS cherry-picks science and history that doesn't conflict with church doctrine. Sometimes it simply skews the truth by explaining it through a religious perspective. As stated on their website, "The goal of North Valley Baptist High School is to develop Christian leaders by teaching every subject from a Christ-centered worldview." Translation: We decide what is good for your child to know, not you, not any academic standard. Arrogant? To do this they use special textbooks approved by the church. This leaves your children woefully ignorant of many things. These textbook are by no means cutting edge and would be considered a joke by many public school teachers. Teachers at college prep schools would be insulted if they had to teach these curriculums. Before sending your student here, visit the NVBS website. You will not find any information about these teachers credentials, where they were educated or the level of their education. Also note, there is no accreditation prominently posted on any of their documentation. So basically, your child learns whatever the school feels like teaching him. Notice how tightly NVBS and NVBC control what you see and don't see on their websites. There is almost no historical photos or references of the school; nothing by which to make an informed decision based on measurable results or independent reviews. Why risk your child's future?

- submitted by a community member
Amount of homework: Don't know
September 20, 2015
Cant say. It's been many years since I was there. I can say, they assigned too much when considering all the required activities and church commitments expected of NVBS students and families. Many nights, there just was not enough time to get it all done. Especially, on Wednesday night church services.

- submitted by a community member
Develops grit: Neutral
September 20, 2015
Perhaps through its sports teams and the quality of coaching some inexperienced church member or teacher has at the time. To my knowledge, this school never paid for experienced coaches. That said, the act of going to sport practices and games builds persistence and grit. In many ways this type of school will either develop your determination to survive, and the grit with which to accomplish said survival, or it will break your child's spirit.

- submitted by a community member

February 18, 2013
if you want your kids to have a chance at a career in the sciences, you must not send them to this school. They do not teach the scientific method as it is practiced in science. And student who attends this school will need years of remedial science education to undo the damage done at this school.

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North Valley Baptist School
941 Clyde Avenue, Santa Clara, CA  95054
(408) 988-8883
Last modified North Valley Baptist School is a Private school that serves grades K-12
North Valley Baptist School Rating: 1 out of 5 based on 4 reviews. Top