April 15, 2014
This is our first year at Bethany Christian School in Thousand Oaks, CA. It's more than exceeded our expectations, & we are very picky with our daughter since she's intelligent and needs to be challenged academically & creatively in order to be engaged. Even though it is her teacher's first year at this school she has been amazing in teaching not only the necessary Pre-K prep work (pre-reading, love of books; alphabet, colors, shapes, etc) they've covered the orchestra, piano, basic music theory, Bible stories, learned classic hymns & contemporary worship music, studied fish, insects, rocks/geology, geography-memorized all the Continents of the World, & so much more. The class ratio is 16 students to 2 loving, kind and passionate teachers. More than the academics has been the daily encouragement of loving God and loving others and showing it to 4 & 5 year-olds in a way that they grasp, and even embrace. My daughter's awareness of love, joy, kindness, gentleness, truthfulness and above all GRACE & forgiveness has grown immensely in her own heart as she's seen it modeled to her every day in class. Though there's excellent public schools in the area she'll stay at BCS.
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