We absolutely love CTKS. We have 3 children attending there and they all attended since prek. The school is dedicated to help parents raise well rounded, well mannered and well educated children with a strong sense of faith. CTKS is continuously looking to improve and this year they have introduced IPADS to the students. All Middle School Students have an individual IPAD and all 4th and 5th graders use a classroom set. Our children also love the variety of activities in and around the school. After school, they participate in Lego Robotics, a competitive team, scouts, science club and sports. There are also activities like music, drama club, dance etc. The families are wonderful and I would consider this a community and not just a school. When you come in, the office staff not only knows all of my children, but they also know me by name, and I am not the exception. EVERYONE has one goal and that is to do what is best for the children. We love it and will be here until the end of 8th grade.
This school is very dedicated to the success of the students. The tenents of the Catholic faith are intertwined throughout the school day so that the children learn to truly live the faith in their daily activities.
Our family has been very satisfied with Christ the King Catholic School. The children -we have four- are all very happy with their teachers and friends. The course work is challenging, which I would expect. Kids tend to perform at or near the level of expectation so challenging them in the early years builds a strong foundation for higher learning. This is reflected in Christ the King being awarded one of the 2010 Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence by the US DOE. To put that in perspective, there are about 120,000 elementary, middle and high schools in the US. 310 earned this award. Christ the King was one of only seven in Florida and the only one in north Florida. Parental involvement could improve. 80% of the volunteering is done by maybe 20% of the parents. Some feel that paying tuition satisfies their obligation. The school community, while strong, would benefit from more parents becoming involved.
Have 2 generations attending that school from Daycare to 3rd grade & loved all the care givers & teachers. Very caring & nurturing.
This is an excellent school which stresses academics and personal responsibility. I highly recommend it.
I have four children going to CTK and my oldest will graduate this year after attending since PreK4. This school is more than a great place for education; it is a solid community. The teachers and staff are there to help our children grow mentally and spiritually. The teachers are remarkable and I would recommend this school to anbody that asks.
I'm a student of Christ the King and I love it! I don't want to ever leave! Christ the King School is highly academic, and we won 2nd place in the Math Field last year! Only one point by Darnell Cookman (a magnet-school) and our school has 3 times less then they do! Im in the Middle School part and I love! We also get to learn a different language, Spanish. We get to see famous people, have a healthy food program, and we have a catholic schools week, which is SO much fun! You get so much love from the students, the faculty, and get a warm welcome from the church! It opens to all people, no matter who they are, where they are from, or their child(ren) 's(') acknowledgment. I NEVER want to graduate, I love it so much.
I love it! I'm a student. I never want to leave. They have a healthy cafeteria program, a catholic schools week, and a nice faculty. They even feature famous people there sometimes. I couldn't believe it!
As a graduate of Christ the King School and a parent of a child attending the school now, I know the value and quality of the education received at CK. What doesn't get conveyed adequately enough is the dedication of the faculty, staff, and parents at Christ the King. This is a wonderful, tight knit, interactive faith based community. The experienced faculty are a tremendous asset that is a rare find at any school these days. I would recommend CK to anyone and everyone that asks my advice.
This is a great school in both academics and teaching the faith. We made the switch from an A-rated public school last year and are so happy with Christ the King school. A Christian atmosphere makes a big difference!
We LOVE Christ the King! Our children have never been happier in a school. CTK is a wonderful community of parents, teachers and administrators. We are blessed to have found this school........it's the best kept secret in Jacksonville!
Both of my children currently attend and they LOVE it! The teachers are wonderful and always available. I can't wait until my third child is old enough to attend PK too! CTK challenges students academically while nurturing them spiritually. We have found our home!
CTK is the opposite of excellent. The school's staff is very bad ( exept elementary teachers) The thought of the school disgusts me
Both of my children attend CTK. Both were removed from public school and the difference is remarkable. All of the grades interact with each other and the children are very polite and supportive of each other. The teachers are very good. My oldest child had to do some catch-up early on in Math because she did not learn certain things in public school the other children were exposed to the year before. The Administration is excellent and you are treated like family at the school. Test scores are very high and the school competes above the academic standards of any magnet/private school in Jacksonville.
My experience was opposite from review of former parent dated 12/28/07. I am parent of two CTKS alumni. One of my sons has ADD. When we moved from the northeast my son with ADD was bullied by a classmate. We were informed by a teacher of the situaton and discussed the issue with the principal. She took prompt definative action holding the parent responsible for the action of their bully. Caring CTK teachers were sympatheic and gave extra personal time and effort to work with my ADD son to help deal with the bully and typical ADD learning difficulties. Both sons were fully prepared for academics at Bishop Kenny High School.
My child attended this school for 5 years. I removed my child because the school is unrealistic in regards to policy and procedures. They give your child 'silent lunch' after so many tardies and charge you money every chance they get. This school has a real problem with 'clicks' and 'bulling'. Yes, the new administration is better than the old...However, it still lacks true Christian morals, ethics and values. Our child is now attending another private school in Jacksonville. I wish I would have made the move sooner.
My children have attended CTKS for many years and I couldn't imagine them anywhere else. The teachers are not only tenured, but also deeply caring and spiritual. The parents are involved in making the school a success. The children are respectful, well mannered, and a joy to be around. The tuition may be a sacrifice, but one well worth making as a parent. We love CTKS and you will too!
My son has thrived at CTK, I would recommend this school to anyone moving to Jacksonville. I have also noticed the differences in interaction from public school kids versus CTK kids and the difference is astounding. Education is all we really leave to our kids without it they will not succeed in life and CTK gives that and more to them.
Christ the King Catholic School offers a wide variety of resources for students outside of the classroom. They have music, art, P.E., computer, spanish, library weekly. The school community is focused on high academics and spiritual growth for all the students. There are many opportunities for students to get involved within the school. There are sports teams, (basketball for boys and girls, volleyball girls, soccer for boys and girls, softball for boys and girls) cheerleading squad, student council, junior national honor society, ascending angels, math teams. The school has many teachers with a high level of tenure who enjoy working with the students and teaching organization skills.
CTKS is doing a fine job of teaching these young kids not only academics but good moral values. They also need to improve on Physical education.
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