Our six grandchildren have attended Belleview the past three years. They range in grade from kindergarten to high school. They enjoy both their classmates and teachers. What we appreciate most is the godly, warm and caring atmosphere. We also appreciate the many special classes they may attend including music, art, computer, PE, language and a proactive reading program. OUr high schooler is also in the Broadway production being performed this spring. Several of our children have participated in the sports program. Overall, the school is well-rounded and and exciting for our children. The academics are superior, yet there are considerations for our granddaughter who has some learning difficulties. We feel blessed to have our children here at this school.
The administration at this school is horrible. They don't bother to tell you when you enroll your child that they do not provide any meals, that you must bring in snack at least twice a month (for the entire class), and they are closed more than they are open (including the daycare). There is no reduction in rates for the full weeks that they are closed at Christmas and the last week of summer. Tuition is charged on a monthly basis, and good luck getting a refund should you try to withdraw your child before the month is up. I will say, however, that the teachers we dealt with in the Pre-Kindergarten classes were wonderful! I only wish that the administration would follow the example of these wonderful teachers and practice what they preach.
My daughter attended Belleview from K4-4th grade. With the new administration came catch phrases such as 'trouble maker' and unhealthy competition between students.
I am a current parent at Belleview Christian School. I have four children enrolled - all of whom have been through the Kindergarden program. Belleview has a wonderful art program for all elementary students. Homework has been a part of every student's education at Belleview. The time it takes depends upon the student's ability to manage time during the day. All four of my kids have averaged from 15 minutes to about an hour. This has varied from child to child and from day to day. Yes, Belleview did experience some difficult changes last year, but the grace and love that I have come to appreciate is still very much a part of Belleview.
Two of our children attended Belleview during the 2006/2007 school year. As much as we have tried to communicate effectively with the administration, we will be dis-enrolling our children for the 2007/2008 year. Most of the teachers that have had an impact on the lives of our children have been wonderful.. especially the early-childhood-educators. But with the schizm between the church and the school, the change in leadership at the school and the administration that is in place, I would not recommend this educational environment to anyone that would ever ask the question, 'Is there an art program?' or 'Is it normal for a kindergarden student to have well over an hour of homework multiple nights per week?' The list goes on. If you ask, you will immediately be labeled as 'difficult.'
Although my children (K-5 and 3rd grade) have had wonderful teachers, experiences, and leadership, there was a major change in administration this past year which ushered in an avalanche of unfortunate changes. If you are looking for a Christian school which operates with grace and love, this is not the school for you.
I am a former teacher at Belleview. My experience was that this school had a lot of loving people and students, but the administration was extremely tight fisted with their money so teachers' resources were very limited. I probably spent $300 per year on stuff for my own classroom. I never had an aid, I did recess/lunch for my class every day, and I graded all my class' papers as well as teach those children with learning problems. Like I said, the teachers, principal, and administration were very nice people with good intentions. It is a great community spirit and the student body was a positive group, I just think the teachers needed more resources to be more effective.
My daughter was in public school through 9th grade. Hanging out with the wrong kids and having trouble with school I started searching for a new enviroment. Wow! what a difference private school has made. You have smaller classes and the teachers love the students. With Belleview and their Christian teachings the kids get a lot of support, encouragement, love and understanding. They do what is needed to help the kids succeed not fail. My daughter went from drinking, smoking cigerettes, smoking pot, getting into fights and poor grades to a completely changed young lady. She is on the honor roll and given up the life style of reckless living. She is a wonderful young women and has made me proud. The transition wasn't easy but the school saw that my daughter just needed some structure and guidence. Belleview is a positive and caring environment and the kids enjoy the attention they receive. Because it's small you know everyone and everyone know's you so you are held accountable for what you say and do. You don't fall between the cracks which seems to happen in public school if you are not an A student. I can't tell you how this school has not only changed my daughter's life but our lives together. We've become closer and communicate much better as a result of the changes and choices she's made. She is very happy and looking forward to college with great pride in herself for overcoming some difficult teen years in public school. We love Belleview and appreciate all the staff. I would highly recommend the school.
Overall the school is really good. Full of great teachers and staff. The school is really good at teaching the average kid and helping the kids excel.
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