Teachers are great, but the environment is toxic. I almost cried when my daughter told me she felt like the world had been lifted off her shoulder when starting the new school year. She has increased self-confidence and self-esteem since leaving. She thought it was her fault the other students picked on her but has has no problems this year. TCCS is not the Christian environment I was expecting.
We love TCCS! Our kids have grown and been challenged both acamediczlly and more importantly spiritually. Watching what has happened the past couple years with such great quality families coming to the school has really reinforced our decision to stay here until our kids graduate. So impressed by the quality of the kids who graduate with their opportunities.
I went to this school from kindergarten to senior year (13 years) and played Football, Basketball, and Track and Field for the Eagles. After attending college I am proud to say that Tri-City Christian has prepared me immensely for college and provided me with skills and lessons I could apply to my life to keep me on the right path with my Christian faith. Also the Athletics get better and better every day winning more and more championships every-year due in part to the amazing Godly coaches i had the privelage of playing under. Also in response to the criticisims by some that our school is quote "Clique-y" and has "Bullying problems" after 13 years of being at the school I have not even once been victim to or even seen a hint of these but rather my senior class was always thanked for how much we welcomed younger kids and brought them up along side us. Most people that hold these complaints already have a predisposition towards Tri-City Christian for some unknown personal reason that is unrelated to the school. I could not have asked for a better Godly Christian Education than that I got of Tri-City Christian. ENROLL YOUR KIDS NOW they will thankyou later I promise :)
I have a child in sixth grade, and I am very impressed by the teachers' involvement and concern when the students do not act Christ like. The teachers are always offering to help the students academically and socially . They go above and beyond their job. My child came from another private school, and I am pleasantly surprised that the school work lis more challenging than the other school. I love the books, projects, and writing assignments. I appreciate the Bible teacher reinforcing our own family beliefs.
After reading the comments, I was amazed. This school has one of the highest tuitions and it is only going to go up under the current administration. I took my daughter out of this school because of the bullying. My daughter used to come home crying every day and administration did nothing to help her. People are leaving because there is a problem. Wrong person in charge.
We have 3 children at Tri-City. We just got out of chapel for our daughter. The Pastor talked about how Jesus is the bridge between death to life. The children sang and performed wonderfully. We feel The Spirit of community here. When one part of the body suffers, we suffer with them. When someone rejoices, we rejoice with them. Thank you, staff, for your continued commitment to HIM.
We are extremely pleased with the school. It really is the lowest priced private school in the area. We did alot of research and found the price to be very reasonable. The teachers are amazing. It was neat to see that 100 percent of the students last year ALL went to very good colleges. They have a great program to prepare our children for college, starting even at 7th grade to help the students and guide them to the right career. Thanks Tri City, we love you.
We have two children at tri city and are very happy. We love the new uniforms. We paid approx. $200 per child for the uniforms, less than what we pay for regular clothes at Justice. The teaching is Christ centered. Bullying is not tolerated. They assigned a family to us when we first started to make us feel at home. We are all family in Him.. I was so touched when a dad passed away last year and the whole school rallied around the family. Praise God for Prayer. By the way God hates those that cause division.
LOVE THIS SCHOOL!! My son graduated in 2011, and my daughter is finishing 12th grade this year. I am pleased with the way the admin handles parent issues, and understand that issues/requests must be prioritized. Admin has been wonderful in accomodating my daughter's special needs to the best that it can. Teachers are available for help, and all go the extra mile for the kids. Although many parents don''t understand the concept of running the school as a business (even though it's very Christian), I applaud the decision, as it is absolutely necessary in order to run "in the black." My daughter is thriving, despite the work-load, because she is challenged, surrounded by like-minded kids who really care for her, and known by her teachers who reach out to help her often. Some families have been displeased for different reasons, but I am convinced that this school is an excellent choice for any family that has determined that a Christ-loving environment is what they want.
We have 2 kids at TCCS, one on the elementary campus and one on the secondary campus. Our oldest attended another school when she was younger and we have been so happy with our decision to have both kids at the same place. There is an amazing presence of God's work at the school in the classrooms, activities, sports, and with the teachers. All you have to do is look at programs kids are offered, the missions they go on, and the impact they have in their communities, and it is clear what the focus is. Private school is an investment and when we see the quality of the kids who graduate each year, and relationships our family has with others at the school, we love the returns we have seen and look forward to many more.
Both of my children currently attend this school and will not be returning. This is not a christian based school and they do not enforce rules. They care more about the children having the outwear with the TCCS logo than they do about the serious bullying problem that is happening. For the 2012-2013 school year, they have raised the tuition yet again and are forcing the parents to purchase uniforms thru a specific company so they can get kick backs. They are very greedy and I would not recommend this school!
My son has been attending Tri City since his Kindergarten year. He is now in 7th grade. We are VERY happy! I read many comments on some of the difficult choices the school has had to make. I respect them! God calls us to be good financial stewards and as a result, yes, cuts had to be made. But I have NEVER had a teacher or leader at Tri City that did not show their love and support to my son. The encouragement and support has been amazing! Any teacher or coach my son has had shows their first priority - to Love his student as Christ does and to influence my son for for Christ. My son is excelling and becoming a Godly young man. I attribute a lot of this to the Godly influence he gets each day while at school. They say when you find a perfect school, church etc. leave! We'll ruin it... I keep hearing horror stories regarding the ungodly influence in the public school. I haven't seen any of it as of yet at Tri City! Thank you Lord for providing so miraculously for our boy to attend Tri City! Come, give it a peek, talk to parents and teachers & I'm sure you will find what we have!! May God bless you in your decision!
My children currently attend Tri City, we are happy in a lot of areas, but the constant increase in tuition, the inequitable enforcement of school rules and dress code and now the requirement of specific uniform companies has left us disenchanted. The cost is prohibitive if you have more than one child and want to be able to save for college and retirement.
We came to Tri City when our son was in 1st grade. I debated about it as my husband had not yet moved, and I would be in Encinitas during the day, leaving my sweet little boy here, a good 25 minute drive away from my office. What gave me the confidence to make this choice? The people. Yes...that is what makes Tri City strong. Sensible Christian people who make good decisions. Not perfect people, but good people. We saw this when the economy came crashing down and the administration had to right the financial boat of the school. Gut wrenching choices had to be made for the greater good and this was done. I have a business background and I knew what was at stake and I understood. Many parents didn't have that perspective and I cringed at their misunderstanding, and my heart hurts for them. The proof is in the pudding - however, the school adjusted to the "new normal". My son is now in 7th grade, and surprisingly has taken an unpredictable interest in athletics (he is a bookworm). The coaches are Godly men who are mentoring not only his athletic scholarship but his character and brotherhood with his team! Academically, Tri City is a college prep environment. Bravo, TCCS!
Qt one time, TCCS was a jewel of a school. I enrolled my son there due to excellent reviews. I WOULD NOT do that again. Teachers and administrators are not responsive to parent requests. If you choose to enroll your JH or HS student there expect to throw family life out the window. The homework load is overwhelming (and much of it is busy work). My child does not have time to attend church youth group, will have to quit his particular sport this year, has stayed home from school 2 days this year so far just to catch up on assignments and have enough time to prepare for tests. We had to cancel a planned Thanksgiving vacation because teachers assigned enough homework over the break that it was not worth paying high priced hotel fees to sit in and study. Although I asked for extensions, teachers responded with an absolute "no" ... one of them in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS. Tuition goes up every year and yet we are treated as a food trough instead of valued clients. The primary reason I chose TCCS was the 7-12 campus because I believe the less time a child moves schools, the better. I have a tough decision to make. Moving my child will break his heart; leaving him will break mine.
The review below "Private School with a cross" could not be farther from the truth. I'm sorry if the person had a bad experience and I hate to see another student leave, but we've been attending TCCS since 1997 and we LOVE IT! To have your children love their school and love learning about Christ is an amazing thing. The parents and teachers are amazing too. It's like one big family under God. The admin had to make some very tough choices (I would not want to be in their shoes) and had to cut some positions. The economy is bad and people can't afford private school and it is very sad because we've lost many wonderful people. We hope and pray things will turn around and we can start to grow again. The admin I feel is doing their best to save $ and keep tuition down. I can understand some people thinking TCCS spends too much on sports unless sports are important to your family. My son or daughter would not want to attend a school with no sports programs and neither would I and let me tell you TCCS has awesome sports programs! Great academics and a strong Christian environment!
We have over 21 years of experience with four children attending TCCS from K-12, our last now a Junior. Two have graduated to attend Cal Poly SLO. The first has graduated MS-Engineering with an MBA. The second studying Nutrition. The other daughter is finishing her degree in English at William and Mary after an AA at MiraCosta and a year at SDSU. Our final is a tri sport athlete and turning into an academic. We are extremely pleased with the outcome in our families. All four of our children look back and credit their success and character to a large part to their time at TCCS. The academics, environment of encouragement and accountability, biblical foundation, and quality friendships have been life changers. The athletic program instills real life training for the rigors of competition and life lessons that can be achieved in no other way. We have been "up close and personal" with parents and leadership, and have not been disappointed, nor will you. Dollars and time well invested in your children.
We've been at TCCS for over 10 years but will be leaving as TCCS has unfortunately become nothing more than a Private School with a cross. The pastor of the church no longer supports TCCS, no longer leads the worship, and has told us that the school and church have a mutual agreement to leave each other alone. The new leadership at TCCS has mismanaged funds in favor of sports at the expense of academics, has raised tuition many times and openly abused (verbally) both parents and staff. Many good teachers have been let go and enrollment has dropped to near 1/2 its peak before the new administration's arrival. This is NOT a coincidence nor a result of the current economy. It is too bad that the non-Christian elitist attitude of TCCS leadership has corrupted what was once the jewel of Christian education in North County.
Absolutely wonderful & dedicated teachers, the majority of support staff are good too. The administration & school board aren't as responsive to the needs of parents & students as they should be. This is so despite the many respectful & polite suggestions & complaints aired by parents at school board meetings. The superb teachers desire better support than they are getting from admin. This was once a great school, presently a cornucopia of issues & many new rules, strictly enforced, make it feel more like a military school than the wonderful Christian environment it was for so many wonderful years. We hope that it can turn things around for the sake of all concerned & will be praying that things will get better.
I have had my children here for 5 years and are having to make the change to another school due to the changes that are occurring at the school. The administration does not listen to the parents and make quick corrections. 5 years ago, the elementary campus had over 600 students and 3 classes per grade, now it is down to under 250 and 2 classes per grade. Tuition has gone up and the services provided has decreased dramatically. The library used to have a paid librarian, now it is run by parent volunteers. If you want your child to be safe during recess, this is not the place since most of the staff was let go last year and now they are relying on parent volunteers to keep things safe. The curriculum is at least a year behind other private schools in the area and if you have a child who is smart, they will be bored. School is geared more towards the middle to low student. If you are concerned about security, they just spent $60,000 to get a gate in front and cameras to watch the gate, not how I would have spent the $60K since many of the class portables have dry rot and will fall apart at any time. Love the teachers, just cannot tolerate paying more and getting less.
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