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First United Methodist Christian School

Private | PK-8 | 263 students

Education with a Heart for Christ
 
 

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $74,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $910.

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5 stars

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2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
Based on 3 ratings
2012:
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2011:
Based on 3 ratings

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Posted January 10, 2014

THIS SCHOOL IS ALL ABOUT MONEY!!! EVERYONE JUDGES IF YOU DON'T GOT AS MUCH MONEY AS THE REST OF THE OTHER PARENTS THEY JUDGE!!! The Principal thinks she is better then everyone else. The only Teacher at that school who truly cares about the student's is Ms.Ann and Ms.Gail.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

My school has awesome teachers, they put their heart and soul into educating our kids. The teachers at FUMCS are passionate about teaching and preparing our children for their future. They go above and beyond the call of duty. I feel very confident knowing our daughter is being groomed by professionals with years of experience in teaching and living a righteous life. They lead by example and set the bar high not only in educating but ib ethical and morale character. I absolutely love the staff at this school and feel honored and privelaged to have them as my daughters educators and role models.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2013

First United Methodist Christian School is staffed by the best, most knowledgable, loving teachers ever! They meet each child at their level and give 150% all the time. They serve 2 year olds to 8th grade. The Academic and Christian education can not be beat!


Posted August 23, 2013

This is by far the best school in homestead. There is no words to express how loving teachers and school staff are. This is my daughter's third year and she is reading one year ahead of her grade. I defenetly will recommend this school to, every worry and picky parent out there. This school is Christian faith oriented and it truly shows when my daughter talks about the love of Jesus at home. It's a healthy, safe enviroment and excellent education!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2011

There is no other to compare it to. I personally made the grave mistake of choosing the wrong school. So I know from experience what a real solid, amazing school this is. Versus, a tragic disappoint for myself and my child. My children attended FUMCS from K-3 to Kindergarten. It was consistently a very well rounded yet amazing school. Then as my third child came along I had to make a different choice because of my work. After three weeks of seeing what else is out there, I came running back to FUMCS and did anything I could do to get my little one there. Do not ever pass up the opportunity for your children to attend this school. It lays the foundation to their educational future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2011

We love FUMCS! Both of our children started in pre-school (Beginners) and we have always felt a sense of home here. The open door policy is wonderful as well as the guidance we receive from falcalty & staff has been very helpful. Especially raising children in today's world. The Christian backing, and loving nature is so welcoming to our kids when dropping them at school we know they are in great hands & safe....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2011

My son attended VPK here. We were very happy with all aspects of the school. People (staff, parents, etc) are friendly. Would recommend to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2010

My daughter has been in this school since she was in K-4. She will be in 2nd grade in August and I can't wait! Tuition prices are not the lowest but definately not the highest in the area. The school is growing, they serve Beginners (2 1/2 yrs) thru 5th grade. They are adding a 6th grade next year and will be adding a grade every year until they are a full middle school. The welcoming family environment is simply wonderful. Their extracurricular activities include; sign language, choir, dance, computer classes, piano, guitar, & tutoring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2009

My children have been at the methodist since k3. My husband and I always discuss the price and if it is worth it. The teachers are great the Christian environment is great. The kids coming out of Kindergarten where fluent in reading. The small environment allows the children to get one on one teaching , which you will not find in any school in Dade county.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2008

My daughter has been FUMCS since she was in beginners at age 2.5 and is now in the 1st grade. We love this school, it's small and very family oriented. We have a wonderful staff of teachers, the majority of whom have been there more than five years, and the principal who joined the school last year '07. She is extremely involved in every aspect of FUMCS She is leading us to be the best pre and elementary school in our area. She is creative and progressive. Every classroom has at least 4 computers, and we also have a computer lab. She has established enrichment classes after school. The children love her and we hope to keep her and our awesome teachers around for a very long time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2008

I have had children at this school the last 2 years and have nothing negative to say. They have a great principal this year, who is very active and supportive of both staff and parents. Tuition is reasonable when compared to other local private schools. This past year they have had a full time pe and a full time spanish teacher (only mention this because of a previous review). The children get outside to play every day, which is very nice. And the academics are excellent- definitely giving my children a head start on their education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2008

This school is great for my Kindgergardner. The prices are too high and going up for 1st grade so she will not be returning but she has defientely learned to read and write in this school. Great for Kindergarden!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2007

My daughter went to this school for K-3 and K-4. We really loved the very small class sizes and the teachers are warm and loving. Although they changed Principal's two times (one each year), the teachers didn't miss a beat.....they are the heart of the school and work very hard. The music program is fabulous, although there are no real sports. P.E. is very limited and they don't have a consistent teacher in this area. My daughter missed learning Spanish the second year because they didn't have a Spanish teacher. The school doesn't have a cafeteria, so the children eat in the classrooms....yuk. The early years teachers WILL teach your kids to read. The Abeka method of teaching is great! I would recommend this school for the K-4 through 1st grade for sure.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 68% 44%
Hispanic 30% 24%
Asian 1% N/A
Black 1% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Farichild Challenge Award (2011)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • St. Judes Trike-A-Thon Sponsor (2012)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
  • Improv
Clubs
  • Drama club
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Honors track
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mercy Nyman
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 2 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Methodist
Associations
  • ACSI
Fax number
  • (786) 243-2512

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Honors track
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Drama
  • Improv
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Drama club
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Since 1953, our goal has been to provide the community with a quality Christian education under Christian leadership and a loving, supportive community for students, staff and families to enable students to excel intellectually, spiritually and socially. We pride ourselves with an open door policy where no appointments are necessary. Faculty, staff and principals are available to meet with parents in order to promote positive communitcation.
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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$3000 - $5000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
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622 North Krome Avenue
Homestead, FL 33030
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Phone: (305) 248-7992

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