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Northcreek Academy

Private | K-8 | 390 students

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $520,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,760.

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Posted August 15, 2013

My children attended from preschool through 8th grade. I could not imagine having gone to any other school. More importantly than the high bar set for academics, is the high bar set for walking with the Lord. These students come out of 8th grade ready to face the challenges that life will present every day. The teachers and staff are dedicated to making this place very special. Principal Steele is an amazingly Godly man; he is gifted in adminstration, and the way he loves the Lord, the school mission, and the famlies is phenomenal.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 28, 2013

We feel extremely fortunate that our child is in this school. The principal is a truly caring and gifted leader, and is very responsive to parental questions. The teachers are of high quality and care about students as individuals. My daughter has been going here for 4 years and loves it.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 4, 2011

Excellent school, outstanding environment. We are so blessed to be a part of NorthCreek Academy. This Christian school boasts of God's love and provision and the teachers, staff, administration, buildings and grounds team, and families model this to the children which is so important. The curriculum is challenging and offers variety and interest. Homework is not overwhelming. Teachers set high but achievable goals and the school offers support when needed as do all the teachers. From the incredibly humble principal who seeks wisdom and strength from the Lord to every person working in the school, this place nurtures, loves, and truly cares about each child and knows them by name. We won't want to leave after eighth grade!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 17, 2010

Love Love Love the school and teachers! I couldn't have asked for anything son is thriving and loves going to school. The staff is great and loves the kids and the Lord!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 22, 2010

Honored to have my 3 kids at NCA. The fact that this is a great school starts at the top, with NCA being a NorthCreek Church ministry, with a principle that truly loves and knows the names of each student and parent, with teachers who genuinly care for their students, and students who are taught to love each other. I highly recommend NorthCreek Academy and Preschool to any parent looking for an escape from the eroding public school system.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 27, 2010

My son just graduated from 8th grade, having attended North Creek since preschool. It is true that the students are given homework, however it is not any more than is expected in a good education. My son spent 2 hours a day on home work. We worked with him on some of his projects and I can see how a parent that is not interested in participating in their child's academic growth may want to send them to a public school. The most dominate theme is that the schools faculty and staff provide an inclusive caring atmosphere for every student. I helped with the 5th grade overnight civil war enactment to Mt. Diablo and I was amazed how all the kids treated each other with respect and there was no divisive teasing. This school has provided an amazing education and a loving example of character. Worth far more than money!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 26, 2010

Excellent school! Overarching love for the Word of God. Teachers love the kids, curriculum interesting and challenging, involved and loving Principal, and high standards tempered with grace. Focus on public speaking from Preschool on up, kindness expected and rewarded, fun projects and field trips. Can't say enough good things!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 9, 2009

NorthCreek Academy provides a well rounded, highly academic and caring environment where teachers and parents participate together in the education of children. It is a stellar place to enroll your child for a classical education.
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Posted June 25, 2009

Looks stronger from outside appearance than the reality. I found students need to fit 'in the box' not much tolerance for extra questions, whether accelerated or behind. Not a bad place, but a bit too much of a 'mill' for a private school.
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Posted June 1, 2009

The teachers, students and principal are friendly. The homework load is too much. They only allow 2 minutes between classes for Jr. High. Students frantically running to next class so they won't get a detention. Legalistic when your sick, late or on vacation trying to make up work load. Little grace and compassion w/ homework. I won't send my others kids here.
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Posted December 31, 2008

North Creek is a WONDERFUL school! The teachers and staff are all amazing, dedicated, and love what they do. My children are thriving there! The academics are excellent, as well as the extra activities and things that make school fun! I have nothing negative to say about this school. And in response to another reviewer... they don't let just anyone attend. You must sign a statement of belief that you agree with the basic Christian beliefs that they represent. I think the preschool is open to anyone, but to get into the academy, you must agree with their beliefs. I don't know where the other reviewer go their information.
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Posted December 22, 2008

north creek academy is the best school your child will ever go to ! my child has gone since pre-school ,and now she is in 6th grade !
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Posted November 18, 2008

Excellent school, teachers and staff! The only negative is that they let anyone attend. There are other Christians schools where one parent has to be a believer and requires a Pastor's letter.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 3, 2008

NorthCreek is an excellent school with terrific teachers. Latin, music and art curriculum for all grades!
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Posted May 19, 2008

My children have attended NorthCreek Academy since opening day. I don't know of any academic institution that's perfect, but this one is pretty wonderful! If you want your children in a school where the staff really loves the Lord and the students, and you want your children to have a well-rounded, solid curriculum, this is the school for you! Anyone can have a bad day or a bad week (apparently the case for another reviewer), but since our family has been with NorthCreek for 9 years I can tell you that the small bumps we've encountered have been far outweighed by the blessings experienced at NorthCreek Academy.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 20, 2006

This looks like a nice school but it is unsupervised and has horrible education level. I pulled my child out in a week.
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Posted November 30, 2005

I cannot speak highly enough about Northcreek academy & pre-school. My son has flourished and I am so impressed by teacher-parent involvement, community impact, and academic quality
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2303 Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Phone: (925) 954-6322


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