My son attends Ventura Missionary school. This is his second year and I am hoping that it will be his last. The teachers he has had so far are awesome! As far as academics go I am very pleased with the school. The reason we are trying to leave, and by that I mean by doing the school of choice or even moving to be able to attend a better public school......is due to the parents. I have never experienced such coldness, and stuffiness in my life. I have been there for two years and I can count on one hand how many parents have actually said hi or smiled back at me me when I wave or try to say hi.......most of them are women and I know they are clicky, and can be extremely jealous but these woman are ridiculous. It breaks my heart that we spend so much money to give our son the best education possible and we, and by that I should say I feel so unwanted being there, so since that is the case I will take my money else where, these parents there are really missing out, and ruining the reputation of that school....sounds very "Christian" right? Saddens me deeply.......the teachers on the other hand, and this is just my experience from 1st and 2nd grade have been amazing!
My children attend Ventura Missionary School. This school has been a complete blessing in our lives! We love the caring faculty, the focus on the Arts, and particularly the Christian way of life the school offers with Bible lessons every day and throughout the day, across the curriculum. All of the teachers are credentialed, and select the grade level curriculum which is based on CA STATE STANDARDS (not Common Core). Although the curriculum is riguous, my children are learning, engaged, and very happy! We are thankful for this school and plan to remain at VMS for many years. If you are a parent looking for an exceptional school, I recommend Ventura Missionary School.
I have loved Ventura Missionary for 5 years. Sadly this school CHOSE to adopt the Common Core standards. The math is terrible! Kids are not understanding it and either are the parents because of Common Core. They use Singapore Math which fits in the gudlines of CC. The books they use are the same that the public school uses. No mention of God in anything but the bible. Today I asked my child if the teacher spoke about the bible or told a story about the bible or even discussed the bible verse. She said, "No she just made us write the bible verse down and that was it." So all day there was no mention about God or the bible all day. Why are we paying alot of money and sending our kids to a Christian school if God is not mentioned but a few times through out the week? If they are going to learn and be using the same curriculum and follow the same standards as public school, then don't spend your hard earned money. They are loosing alot of families and they are mostly going to College Heights Christian School, which follow a God based curriculum. I know of 5 that have left or are leaving the end of this year because they don't want any part of common core, including my family.
Very good school. I have two daughters who have attended this school since preschool. The thing I like is that every teacher they have had so far truly loves them and is glad to see them. My daughters love it here. The academics are pretty rigorous but I feel they will help prepare them for their future. They have great art, Spanish, and music programs. The few things I wish would be different is that they would have a playground available for 4th graders and up, also a grassy area for kids to play on. I also think since we pay that our voices should be heard a little more. Finally, my daughters have struggled a little with making friends, I think because it is such a small atmosphere with some exclusive parents.
We're new to VMS and so far we can't say anything but we noticed that our daughter is happy and eager to go to school every morning. She's willing to be challenge and enjoing her new school. We also like that the teacher give specifics to make it easier for the kids (and for the parents too) to do their homework. The teacher is teaching the kids how to be independent and always try their best to do their school/home work. We like that they offered extra curriculum to the students to make it fun for their learning. We're looking forward for more years in VMS and thank you for welcoming our daughter.
There is nothing but positive things I can say about this school. It's so refreshing after being in the public school system with oversides classrooms and low standards for years. The programs here are amazing which include art, spanish, computers, music, etc. The teachers are very caring and if your child is behind they will spend the special attention needed to get your child caught up. Coming from public school we were a little behind. Even though my kids were in GATE and got straight A's in public school we were still behind. This school is very academic and they really hold each child to very high standards. Mrs. Baker also is one of the best leaders I have ever met. This is certainly her calling! We couldn't be happier!
There is not a single thing I dont like about this school. My daughter is doing so well & I have the teachers to thank for it. THey are caring & spend a great amount of time with each student. When there is an issue of any sort thye make sure that you are aware of it right aware. THey kids are all kind & friendly with not a worry of a bully. THe office staff makes sure they get your name & try to remember you to call you by name when they see you next. 2 thumbs up all around!
We have two children. Our home at Ventura Missionary School is in it's 7th year. Our oldest child is in high school now and was able to excell in advanced placement classes right out of VMS. Strengths are language arts, math and spanish. Our younger child is excelling in math and bible. The point I want to make is that the teachers are wonderful and will go above and beyond to help our children succeed. There are teachers offering tutoring after school, once or twice a week. Especially if a child is struggling, or is catching up from being out sick. Yes, there could be homework on weekends, depending on a bookreport, class project, or what sports or activities your child is in. The principal is smart and a strong leader, yet a tender heart and a good listener with all the students. The receptionist and office staff are warm, friendly, and ready to help. Parents can be active on campus or on field trips, outdoor education, and PTF (Parent, Teacher, Fellowship). Ventura Missionary School has been a blessing to our family.
I have 2 children that attend this school and I can't imagine them being anywhere else. The teachers are caring, professional, and all are credentialed. They truly care about each child; spiritually, academically, and socially. My children have been very well prepared in all academic subjects, scoring at least two grade levels above their current grade on standardized tests. They thoroughly enjoy the art, music, computer, and spanish programs. The Day School principal is outstanding. She always has the best interests of the students, staff, and parents in mind. It has been money very well spent!!!
I have 3 children in this school and it has been the most wonderful experience. The Day School Principal is sincere and caring. She bends over backwards to give the student the benifit of the doubt when it comes to disciplinary actions. She is open to meet with all parents about any comment, concern, or question. All the Day School teachers are credentialed which is extremly rare for Private Schools. The teachers treat the students as individuals who try to meet the student's personal needs. They genuinly care about children. This school has weekly art, music, computer, spanish classes and a library. One of the best parental choices we ever made!
K-3 low english,grammar kids are unprepared for 4th & 5th. Yes the teachers are great, the curriculum does not give them freedom for bending. A lot of paper pushing, homework through weekends should be expected, losing time with family. Middle School teachers are awesome, low math, english is in the middle score. Principal is inconsistent in giving out consequences. Unfortunately,not a warm outgoing type either. Office greeter, judgmental best to be on good side or not good for you.
My Daughter is here and she is amazing.Teachers encourage Kids not only to be good students but good people.
The Best School! The Teachers are beyond great. The parent involvement is outstanding. The bond and respect the children have with the teachers and staff is amazing. It's like one big family. The level of education is wonderful. Having the opportunity to educate my children with a strong moral backing and a love for our community, music and the arts is a blessing.
VMS was a wonderful experience for my children. Teachers were organized, communicated well, and delivered qualilty lessons. Fourth grade becomes a challenge with the amount of curriculum covered. Amount of homework given can be a shock, however the teachers do a great job at teaching responsibility. Wonderful music and art program for elementary students. Level of parent involvement is outstanding. My family was sad to leave...we moved out of the area.
I have a very happy third grader who is in her second year at VMS. She is challenged and thriving and there is a consistant positive and encouraging environment at this school. She tests at the high school level and continues to be challenged at her grade level because of ongoing tasks that continously keep her thinking. I am very pleased with this school and her continued achievement there.
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