We have had an incredibly positive experience at Beautiful Savior. I moved my son out of a charter school to this school during his Kindergarten year. I decided if I was paying for full day Kindergarten at a school with 28 kids in his class, I might as well pay about the same price for a school with only 10 kids in his class and an excellent teacher. The switch was a great decision. He is in 2nd grade now and my daughter is in 1st. We've stayed at this school because the teachers are first-rate: experienced, attentive, and going above-and-beyond what is asked of them for the students. They know my children very well and provide individual attention and targeted lessons based on my children's levels in each subject. The current teaching staff here is outstanding.
I also love that this school has affordable and quality after-care that is flexible with my needs. I'm not paying for the days I don't use it. Did I mention its affordable?
The after-school sports programs (basketball in fall and winter, indoor soccer in spring) for boys and girls is another reason we are happy at Beautiful Savior. Its been a great experience for my son and daughter.
The only concern with this school is its small size. Attendance has been lower the last couple of years but I've noticed its has started to pick up again and I feel confident that, with the excellent teaching staff they have right now, the school will continue to grow.
I think all the positive reviews are about the preschool. The middle school no longer exists and the elementary school is falling apart. The elementary school is poorly ran. They have lost eight teacher in three years. Last year the principal left without notice. Teachers are lazy, unmotivated, and harsh. Curriculum is severely outdated and technology class doesn't exist. My child was severely behind in reading when he left this school. It makes me sad and sick to my stomach that we wasted all of our time and money on this school. I would definitely think twice about sending your child to this school.
I have nothing but great things to say about BSLS. Both of my girls currently go here and I feel so blessed to have then attend here. My oldest has been going here for 3 years and teachers are just fantastic. They really do utilize individualized learning for the students and you don't see that at public school. The school also implements STEM- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math which is a plus. I can't believe how much both of my girls has excelled here. If there's any problems/concerns, the school tries to address it right away. They are very understanding of everything and it really is like a big family. I would highly recommend BSLS for any students and you will not be disappointed!!!
Beautiful Savior has been wonderful for my daughter. I love that she can learn about Jesus and not be afraid to show her Christian character whenever she is at school. She also has received an excellent education. She has, the past few years, received excellent scores on her Iowa Test of Basic Skills. I rated the principal leadership lower because the school is currently vacant for a principal. The interim principal is doing a great job with communicating between board members and parents and staff. He is also always visible before and after school.
My child has been at this school for a little while and I am happy about the experience. I have an exceptional child in some subjects, but not in others. My child has had the opportunity to move ahead. I like that this was done with care that my child did not seem overwhelmed or lose friends. I am actually really happy about the individualized support. I agree that there have been teacher changes, and my child was sad about it, but I have to say I have seen the positives of the changes. I am pleased that my child is joyful, confident, and feels loved. My child is happy and smiling. I trust the school understands that my child is number one with me. I expect a private Christian school to support my child and help me keep them happy about learning and growing. I like that my child is at this school at this time.
One of the new teachers they just hired is fabulous! One of the best teachers I have ever seen, She addresses different learning styles, gets the kids to understand and appreciate boring subjects like history and writing. My student who was getting As, Bs and Cs last year is now getting all As because of this new teacher. This school is going through a rough time with some teachers who left right before school started. As I understand, they are working to hire more staff. The negative comments are correct, and no school is perfect. However, there are so many great teachers at the school that I have not left and we have been going to school for many years. I believe that they are working to correct their problem areas.
BSLS is wonderful. I thank God everyday for sending us this school. My daughter, 11, was having learning and emotional problems at public school. Although I have always thought public school for elementary schools was a waste of money, I was deparate to try anything. This school has worked magic on my daughter. She went from not knowing multiplication tables to being introduced to rations, percentages. square roots etc. Her attitude is better. She does her hw without me chasing after her. They demand a lot but the school is still a warm and supportive place. Especially for middle school students, the structure, expectations and dedication of the staff is well worth the money.
My son is in preschool at this school and I can't say enough great things about this school. They really care about my children. The staff is smart, dedicated and committed to providing the best education for our children. I want my daughter to attend 6th grade but she wants the fancy big school thing. I felt that she would be very safe because the students are kind and welcoming. Can't say enough good things about BSL.