"We are best known for quality Christian education."
Students enrolled 22
Hours Varies by Grade - Varies by Grade
School leader Milton Threadcraft, Phd
Transportation options None
Type Religious
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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10850 Old Saint Augustine Road
Jacksonville, FL 32257

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(904) 493-5453
(904) 880-3251
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Map of Christ's Church Academy address.

4 stars
Based on 85 ratings

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March 21, 2014
This school is a breath of fresh air! I love the curriculum, teachers, administrators, coaches - what a difference between public school and private - I love that my child has an opportunity to play any and try out for a new sport and play... GO PRIVATE!

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2013
My children have attended CCA for 6 years. We are very pleased with the school. The academics are challenging, there is a healthy emphasis on sports, science, and the importance of giving back to the community, and above all our children are being raised in faith. The teachers are loving towards the children and care about them individually.

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2013
I have been a part of the ministry of Christ's Church for over 20 years. I remember when this school first start and always wanted it to be the school for my child when he was born. He has been a student at CCA for the last 2 years. He loves it and we do to because of the loving staff and volunteers. All the students at CCA are like a big family with the older students helping the younger ones to learn and serve Christ.

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2013
I have been a part of CCA for the last 15 years. Both of my children attended the school and my daughter will be graduating next year from CCA. There have been numerous changes over the years, some for the better and some for the "not so good"-just like all schools go though at one point. Some comments below complain about the school being too hard but they need to realize that CCA is a college prep school which is preparing all students for college, so it is going to be academically challenging. As for the building, the school has added a "buzz in" security system, newly remodeled auditorium/sound system, and an updated kitchen which serves healthy hot meals daily. The teachers are "top notch" educators which produce well-rounded students. Many changes have taken place in administration, but this year the best is yet to come. Dr. Madison Nichols, who has taught the last 14 years at CCA, will be taking over as the leader of CCA. She is wonderful and has incredible ideas for the school. But what is best about her is that she experienced the highs and lows that the school has gone though and she won't make those mistakes again. Dr. Nichols is loved and respected by all.

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2013
CCA has been great for our son... he has grown spiritually, learned a lot academically and is appreciating the arts and social interaction. Our second son will attend CCA this fall and we plan on sending all three of our children there!

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2013
We have been blessed by CCA. Our son began having some trouble with reading and the school was so quick to identify the problem, and helped us get set up with tutoring. Th classroom teacher and guidance counselor work hand in hand to ensure his success. We are so grateful! Our daughter is thriving and excelling. The fast paced environment and challenging curriculum keep her interested in school. Can't wait to see what the future will hold for my kids! Right now, I know CCA is setting them on the right path!

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2013
CCA has been a huge Blessing for both of my children. Their academics, athletics, and arts programs are all top notch. Both of my kids have grown in their musical abilities and enjoyed being actively involved in athletics. The teachers at CCA are loving and dedicated and have helped my two different learners both be successful in their academics. My children love school and love the fact that they can be involved in so many activities. Things such as Student Leadership Institute, Clubs, Athletics, Praise Team, Discipleship, Football, Soccer, Cheer, Volleyball, and Student Government. CCA is like a big family and we are so Blessed to be a part of it. I am confident in my children's academics as well as love the fact it is all centered in a Christian environment. After being a part of CCA for over fifteen years I can honestly say it deserves a much higher rating than five stars and believe the word needs to get out about this wonderful gem right in the middle of the Mandarin Community.

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2013
We love CCA! We have been members of the CCA family for over six years and every year we love it more. The administration and staff take the time to really know each student and their family. Academics are challenging and God's love is taught. Teachers do whatever it takes to help students succeed. Students have the opportunity to explore academics, arts and athletics in a safe and secure environment where every effort is acknowledged. When you walk in the doors you feel the difference at CCA. It's not an ordinary Christian school. Come your the school and see the difference.

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2013
The CCA family has been part of our lives for the past 15 years and this school has been a blessing in more ways than I can ever express. My children not only thrived academically and socially, but their spiritual character has also grown and strengthened beyond measure. You can feel the difference the moment you walk through the doors! Thank you to each and every faculty and staff member, parent and student who believes in CCA's mission...you really are making a difference in the lives of our children.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2013
We are very happy to be a part of CCA for 5 years so far. I can't say enough about the dedication and commitment of the faculty and staff. The teachers are caring and have nurtured our child not only academically, but spiritually as well. There are many opportunities for every child to be involved: book clubs, sports teams (all the kids LOVE going to the home football games!), music (band, Jazz ensemble, choir, Orff), drama, art, many student clubs, National Honor Society, MANY service projects in the community, missions trips, etc etc etc. We LOVE that our school helps kids succeed in the classroom, on the field, on the stage, in life. There are high expectations and the curriculum is college-prep. That said, teachers offer extra help before/after class and truly want to see their students excel. I've seen it many times. There's even on-site tutoring if needed. And we love that the CCA family is just that - a family.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2012
I am the longest standing student at MCS/CCA! I have been there through Pre-K and I am graduating this year. I could not recommend a better place to send your child. It is a great environment for everyone! The education is top of the line. The teachers work with students one on one. Thanks to them I have gotten into all the colleges that I wanted to! You cant go wrong with sending your son or daughter to this school. Take it from someone who has been there for 13 years!

- submitted by a community member
April 09, 2012
Our son has been in this school for 2 years and for our family it is time to explore a different school in the area. We haven't found it to be the best yet.

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2012
Christ s Church Academy has been such a blessing to our family. Our child has attended CCA since Kindergarten and will be beginning High School next year! My .how time flies! The environment at CCA is not only loving and kind, but academically challenging. Thanks to CCA, there is no doubt in our minds that our child will be prepared academically, morally and spiritually for whatever God has planned for his life. You won t go wrong choosing CCA for your child s education!

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2012
Wow... last year Laura Bush visited Christ's Church Academy and in in a few weeks CCA will host an event with TIM TEBOW!!! Not only is the education top notch, but the enrichment my children are receiving from such highly esteemed public figures is PRICELESS. Any school can give tests and hand out grades, but I have found that CCA exposes my children (and family) to oppertunities they would otherwise never have. I have a 4th grader and a 6th grader. I find that the teachers challenge them to achieve thier best and the academics have proven to be much more challenging that I expected. I love that the Christian aspect is not "controlling", but is excellent in equipping my boys with character and integrity. The music and arts programs are awesome. My son get's to play in gets to play guitar with the worship band every Monday. I could not ask for a more well rounded experiance for my children and family.

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2012
I am a parent at CCA and I have two children who attend the school. They are currently in middle school and high school. We have been a part of the CCA team since kindergarten. I view CCA teachers, administration, students, and families as one big team. We have enjoyed every minute of our time at CCA and have loved working alongside my children's teachers as a support to wonderful programs. I thank God every day for CCA, the teachers, and the administration for the impact they have had on my children. I am also grateful for the Godly teachers and the way they love our Precious Heavenly Father, their students and their jobs. They have grown academically and spiritually to be wonderful disciples of Christ. My family has been trully BLESSED in our time at CCA

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2012
I have a son in High School who has been here since Kindergarten and will graduate from here also. Every step of the way, our family has been blessed due to the caring administration, teachers, and other families attending MCS/CCA. There have been hurdles to overcome, but without a doubt, God has always had his hands around this school and those who attend here. I have never had a conflict that wasn't able to be resolved in a loving, caring manner. It has been my policy to pray hard for direction in all circumstances. At times it's me that has to change and other times, "things" get changed. Our family has always felt loved here.

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2012
I have two children that attend CCA. This is our 9th year at the school. Our entire family is extremely involved in many areas: academics, athletics, fine arts and volunteer opportunities. I truly love the school and cannot count all of the blessings that my children have received by attending CCA. I so appreciate the fact that teachers are praying for my kids and are giving them a solid Christ centered education. And the administrators and leaders of the school are simply the best. I am so thankful for and proud of CCA!!

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2012
My children have been at this school since Kindergarten, and we love it dearly. The school has undergone a lot of change in the last year or so, but all indicators have it moving very quickly in a wonderful direction. The dedication to teaching all things with Christ at the center is stronger than ever, the programing continues to improve, and the teachers are amazing. No school is perfect, and there is always room for improvement, but God is good, all the time, at CCA.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2012
My first grader is enjoying his second year at CCA. He continues to thrive in his school work - through the assistance of his teacher and teacher's assistant - who both work full-time in the classroom. When we were looking for a school, we were looking for a Christ-centered experience and high standards in academics. CCA has proven excellent in each area. We just enrolled our daughter for Kindergarten and can't wait to see her flourish at CCA as well. We are grateful for those who are teaching and those who are leading this school.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2012
This school has been a part of our family for seven years now, and our children have thrived both spiritually and academically in this nurturing environment. While it is true that past administrators have been disappointing, present leadership has the school back on track, bolstering a staff of teachers who walk out their Christian faith and who are devoted to the students. We live in St. Johns County but choose to make the commute to CCA for this investment in our kids.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2011
My son has been at Christ's Church Academy (formerly known as Mandarin Christian School) since Kindergarten and he is now in the Eighth grade. I have been more than pleased in the education he is receiving. The teachers are well qualified and interested in being where they are. They certainly are not making what public school teachers are making and yet they show more care and concern than I have seen from many public school teachers (and I worked for the public school system). I like that the school is small and the students are known by all teachers whether or not they are in that teacher's class. Sure, there are some minor problems that are being worked out. I don't believe there is a school anywhere that is perfect. Overall, the school is well worth the money and the personalized attention! GO EAGLES!

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2011
We have been at MCS/CCA for 4 years now. Yesterday was our 1st day of school for the 2011/2012 school year. My youngest child came home yesterday hating school. We have a new school this year. However, it isn't for the students to enjoy. There can be no pictures on the walls or windows in the classrooms and resource rooms. No snacks in the classrooms. However, the teachers ate in front of the kids inside the classrooms yesterday!! My husband & I left orientation with our jaws open. The new Mr. Coffey was less than friendly. I don't think he smiled once while on stage threating the parents with saw horses -not resolutions. Definately was not warm and welcoming! Big drop in enrollment this year, so their solution is to pack the kids into classes and get rid of teachers. We have no kitchen this year. But rather than raise $ for a kitchen, the funds will go to an already existing auditorium. Every year it seems to get worse. Huge administration changes EVERY YEAR for the past 4 years. We are searching for another school for next school year already. Walls, carpet & lighting look nice but children can't enjoy the environment!

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2011
My daughter was at MCS for one year, and we left in favor of an top-rated public school. The academics are fine and the staff is nice...but I was disappointed in the lack of emphasis on biblical values. My child was bullied several times during the year, and the staff did nothing. I have friends who are still at MCS, and their kids also experience it. I was also put off by the continual nickel-and-diming mentality, and the snobby attitudes of the "wealthier" students. I found myself wondering why we continue to pay a hefty tuition for something I didn't feel we were getting. We are very happy we made the switch; it just wasn't for us.

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2011
We were so impressed with our first year at MCS. Our daughter's teacher went above and beyond in helping her excel during the school year. I felt safe bringing her there everyday and I knew she was in great hands. It may not have all the bells and whistles (but it certainly has much more going for it than the public schools these days!) as some of the other pricier schools, but if you value a genuine Christian, family-like atmoshphere, then this is the place for you.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2011
My son just finished kindergarten at MCS. I was very pleased with everything about the school. Academic excellence was stressed by Ms. Chambers & assistent. If we don't move from this area, he will attend next year.

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2010
Caring teachers on a daily basis. Academics are on target and challenging! Reassuring in the faith! Encouragement for students!

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2010
Huge improvements in such little time! Morale is way up in the past several weeks and families that were determined to leave under old leadership are already making their way back. I'm very proud of the MCS administration and the leadership at Christ's Church for making the right decisions. We are a family and we will work together for the good of our family. I know they will continue to seek God's will in all decisions, big and small. We have excellent teachers who know their curriculum and know God's word. It doesn't get much better than MCS! Thank you MCS for all you do for our family!

- submitted by a community member
February 03, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
December 30, 2009
This is my family's first year at MCS and we have fallen in love. I have never known teachers at schools we attended previously who were as helpful and accommodating as those at MCS. The concern they have for their students is genuine and they continually go above and beyond to ensure success. Dr. Threadcraft clearly has his finger on the pulse of the school. We feel as though we're part of a warm community when we arrive every day.

- submitted by a parent
December 30, 2009
I attended Mandarin Christian School from second to twelfth grade. I am in my first year of college and I could not feel more prepared. MCS helped me learn how to succeed in every environment. Not only did I get accepted to every college I applied to, but after my first semester in college, I earned straight A's! I know that if I had grown up in a different school, this would not have been possible. The teachers are great. Everytime I visit the school, all of my teachers ask how I am doing. They still care about their students well after they have graduated! It's a nurturing and challenging environment. As long as the student is ready for it, the teachers will help them. The school may have many flaws, but every school does. I am always thankful for the opportunities I have because of MCS.

- submitted by a student
December 10, 2009
Great School - Great Staff --- New families have remarked how this feels like the 'right' place to be. Proud to be an MCS family. Reading through some of the remarks below, grammar, punctuation and phrase would seem to indicate that the negative messages are likely coming from one or two individuals that collaberatively have an axe to grind... what fruit of the spirit can come from negative dialogue? I hope that any nay-sayers are blessed if they feel the need to move on.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2009
Change isn't always easy, but it is sometimes necessary for growth. Classic 'change model' behavior is clearly evident in some of the responses already posted. It's unfortunate that people look for negative without taking the time to understand facts. Our new headmaster has handled quite a bit of adversity with class and aplomb... I'm happy to have our kids challenged to grow and learn in a way that brings out the best in each child spiritually, physically, and mentally... It's a great environment that will bring out the best for our kids as future leaders. The staff IS awesome and energized... BTW - HOMEWORK IS A FACT OF LIFE AND HELPS TO ESTABLISH A GOOD WORK ETHIC. Thanks Again MCS -

- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2009
Best principals around! Awesome teachers! Aamzing staff! Wonderful Fine Arts and electives. Sports program is growing, not the best for those who are serious about playing at a college level. I think the leadership is weak in that area. Cafeteria not too bad, could be better but not much for Rosita to work with, definitely NOT her fault! She's amazing. Not crazy about the new head guy, could be the breaking point for us, honestly. The high school was pretty great last year, wonderful teachers, students seem much more out of control this year. Maybe if busniess office was on campus that would be seen? Great staffers! Trying to sound more positive and less negative but we aren't very happy this year. too much homework. Love the facilities guys! They are always willing to help! Great Christian leadership should be expected, feel they missed the boat as well.

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2009
Thanks to Dr Threadcraft enrollment is up, academic standards remains, the atheletic program has improved, the girls Volleyball team came in 2nd in the regionanl playoffs, the boys football programs JV/Varsity will finish high in district and conference ranking for the first time in MCS history (varsity team is 7-3). The Basketball team is projected to be a district leader and baseball is slated to win it all. I am excited about about my school, especially during these troubling times. MCS is my second family and i can do all things through christ (phil 4:13).

- submitted by a student
November 11, 2009
I've never seen a school where not only can you not find the headmaster, his assistant is part time?!?! Not there at drop off or dismissal. Very nice lady but it makes no sense at all! Where is the school board? How many people applied for the headmaster position? Was this the best we could do? This man does not set the example of a godly man in his words or actions. I feel a tension in the air that was never there before. Staff look unhappy and are on edge. We won't be back. Sadly MCS made a huge mistake because I hear many families stating the same thing. the arrogance in the main leadership is apparent. I've been at MCS for years and was one of the biggest cheerleaders for them on here but now, I'm not comfortable with my kids there.

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2009
MCS has potential, but really missed the boat when they hired Dr. Threadcraft. He lacks spiritual leadership and it is quite obvious when he opens his mouth. We are hanging out one more year to see if the leadership opens their eyes and finds someone new. Next fall - if he stays, we leave.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2009
I have pulled all three of my children from MCS. We started in elementary school and when they made it to middle school to play sports this is when the disappointment set in. MCS has a long way to go before the athletic department is successful. I believe some changes in the administration would be a big help. I love this school and would like to see changes made to the athletic department. Then we probably would consider coming back.

- submitted by a parent
July 11, 2009
I moved my kids from public school to MCS for the academics not the sports program. MHS have a talent pool of about 750 athletes out of 3000 students. Only about 3% plays at the collegiate level. MCS have about 30 true student athletes to choose from out of 114 highschool studentsand those athletes play 2-3 sports. MCS has coaches that have played college, professional coached highschool and professional sports. This coming school year there will be athletes that transfer or return to MCS because of the improvement of the sports program. I read these reviews alot andmy suggestion is if you have a complaint about MCS, along with the complaint offer a suggestion to make it better.

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2009
I have 3 children who attend this school. My oldest son has been there for 7 years. The teachers love and pray for our kids every day. You will not find a more caring and attentive staff at any school, here or abroad. And I have complete and total faith in the administration and trust their decisions without question. From the moment you walk through the door, you feel like you belong. From my experience here, the only thing lacking are the sports programs/coaching.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2009
I was impressed with the steps our staff took when they held an all school yard sale just to raise money for financial aid to help keep families at our school during a hard financial time. Most schools would have used that money for their everyday budget, but our school cares about the families that attend and THAT is exactly why we're there. Factor in the high level curriculum and the Godly teachers, and you have a school that is second to none in the Jacksonville area.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2009
I pesonally love Mcs and would never want to go any where elese the teachers are very helpful and supportive and i feel that with this education i can go very far. I have friends in my grade that will be changing next year and what i want to know is why why why...........

- submitted by a student
January 28, 2009
I love this school. I can't imagine sending my kids anywhere else. GREAT teachers, great academics, great opportunities. While public schools are cutting fine arts and PE, MCS is expanding in those areas!!! So important for our kids...

- submitted by a parent
December 30, 2008
I thave 3 childen attending MCS. Two in the elementary school and one in middle school this year and high school next year. We have been part of MCS for 8 years and I could never imagine leaving. The most wonderful, loving, staff, and teachers around. High quality acedemics and postive Christian atomosphere is what makes MCS so special. I would not want my children any other place!

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2008
I was just reading the other reviews and noticed that someone wrote that marketing wasn't really doing anything and they saw nothing that screams MCS. I find that to be inaccurate as I see MCS ads and information all over Jacksonville. I've seen our ads in local newspapers on several occasions, as well as actual articles written about our school. This is the very reason I even found out about the school. I was just coming to this site to boast about the leadership and teachers of our school. As a fairly new family to MCS, one that has been to a total of 3 other schools before MCS, I can say that this is a special place. The leadership has evident hearts for Christ, and the teachers are phenomenal. I'm eager to see where our new Headmaster will take us.

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2008
MCS offers a strong curriculum that is challenging for my son. In this society of 'teaching to the FCAT', crude behavior in the public schools, unqualified teachers whose tenure secure their jobs, we are blessed to have the opportunity for a real education. The public schools and many of the private schools in Jacksonville are just plain sad. The small class size is hard to beat and the teachers are like none I've seen before - caring, dedicated and competent. I recently read that it is not a requirement for private schools to ensure teacher certification, but after researching our own school, I found that all MCS teachers are certified and beyond! We love this school!

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November 26, 2008
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- submitted by a student
August 25, 2008
Striving for excellence, but not perfect. None of us are after all. Kingdom Education with commited hearts at the helm are steering this vessel. We are all works in progress.

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2008
We had a great year at MCS this year. My child's teacher was very involved and was helpful with a specific problem we dealt with at the beginning and middle of the year. After talking with friends who have children in public schools, I'm so glad we made a decision to send our child to a Christian School. The Fine Arts department is top-notch and has more options/variety than most other schools in this area. MCS - you're doing great!

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2008
I'm so thankful for a school with teachers and leaders who are grounded in God's word, and making it a priority to instill that on my children. After watching an incredibly special inaugural senior graduation last week, I have a renewed sense of excitement at the future my children have in this school. This is an awesome, God-centered school and my family couldn't be happier. Highly recommended!

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2008
Wow! What a great education my child is getting. My friends child transferred to public school after 8 years at MCS and says public school is way to easy. He is in all advance classes now.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2008
My daughter loves MCS. We have been very pleased with the teachers. While it is not perfect, it is a good school. I find it interesting that many of the parents that complained about the school have trouble writing sentences that are grammatical correct!

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2008
Thank God it is almost over. The school I once loved is falling apart at the seams. Elementary leadership is awesome but homework is overbearing! I'm tired of spanish being driven down our throats a well. Exercise please the kids need it daily! Healthy food is a must! my child got 7 nachos and had to ask for more, which they wanted me to pay for! defensive, non listening administration. Time to open the eyes up the school is drowing. The sports department is ran horribly! This school was top notch at one time and still can be but there's been a lot of damage! Lots to fix, morale is down and parents in the hallway aren't happy.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2008
I was so relieved when MCS added high school. The thought of sending my child to public high school was terrifying! Academically, other schools just don't compare. And the Fine Arts department has so much more to offer than I have seen elsewhere. I have also had the opportunity to see first hand the caring nature of the principal and dean, and I'm quite sure we would never get this kind of family atmosphere from most other schools. I love this school and so does my child.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2008
The school has really gone down hill in the past two years. i'll be withdrawling my children. the sports program (or lack there of) has coaches that never even played their sport, not smart or safe. kids scream the Lord's name in vain, not one adult intercedes. Biblical world view doesn't seem to be the quest more like your pocketbook. administration is unapprochable and takes ligitimat issues personally and defensively. they think we parents dont get it but we do get it. Too much homework, too tough schoolwork, no time for kids to be kids. 8 hours a day should be sufficient to learn. hours of useless homework. pushing way too hard way too fast on our youth. I want my kids to remember having fun growing up not always doing homework thee teachers aren't teaching. no wonder teen issues are on the rise they never have down time.

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2008
This is our first year at MCS and my son is in First grade. After such a bad time in the Duval county public schools for kindergarten we decided to make a change. His teacher is great and the elementary school principal has gone above and beyond for my son. My only complaint is that it is very expensive and with our second child entering kindergarten next year it will be very rough and I dont know if we can send them long term. I just wish a christian education was more affordable for a middle class family with 2 kids. and the second child discount of 135.00 for the year(13.50 per month) didnt really help when this school will be getting about 17,000 dollars from me next year with tuition and before and after care for my 2 kids. I think they need a better second child discount.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2008
MCS has great teachers for the most part, there are a few that never smile and always bite your head off or are gossiping about the students and other teachers in the halls. The AD is unapproachable and rude. The sports program is drowning and the heads of school need to get his heads out of the sand and start listening to what the parents and students want and need sense she won't. My girls have had more friends leave this school for this very reason. Favortism is so apparent with the softball program as I'm sure others. I mean can his daughter win the award every? Mine don't even play and would never for this school. You can't tell me the AD can't see that! teacher always sitting at desk and not teachig when I go. Curriculum is too hard for an average student. Don't build MCS they won't come.

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2008
Mandarin Christian School has been such a great experience for my child and my family. It is like a second home to us. MCS has such a caring staff and active parent organization. Thanks and keep up the great job.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 07, 2008
We have two children in the school. One in the upper school and one in the lower school. We love this place. What a great blend of Christian perspective, academic excellence, and extra-curricular activities. MCS is a safe and caring place and they really do want what is best for each child and family. We love to volunteer and be involved in our children's school and MCS allows us to be active participants in the education of our children. We highly recommend the school to our friends and those that are looking for a Christian school experience.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2007
MCS is a terrible horrible place. The tuition ends up being, like, 3 times more expenisve than they say too. Hidden costs galore! Academics are bad and so are the sports teams. My kids hate this place.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2007
The academics at Mandarin Christian have suffered greatly since the addition of the high school. While there are still some excellent teachers who really care about the students, many of the teachers could not care less. MCS lacks an actual lab, but offers classes centered around lab work. This is our ninth year at this school, and my 4 bright and athletic children will all be leaving very shortly.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2007
Mandarin Christian School was once a very loving environment where my children were very happy. However, we have been greatly disappointed by [the] administration. My children are no longer challenged, only miserable. The Upper School is of very poor quality. Mandarin Christian can once again become a great school, but to do so, it needs to listen to the needs of its families. Mandarin Christian is simply not worth your time.

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August 08, 2007
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May 01, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2007
My children are in 5th and 8th grade and have been MCS since Kindergarten. We absolutely love this school! The academics are strong as well as the sports and fine arts programs. The environment is supportive yet challenges the students to always do their best. The partnership between the administration, teachers, and parents is strong.

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2007
I have a child in the fifth grade at MCS and they have attended since kindergarten. The school management seems to be more concerned with making money and avoiding liability than educating the kids. My child won't be there next year.

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2006
I am a student at MCS and it is a great school. I am in 7th grade and my sister is in 5th grade. The teachers are great and help you when needed. They have a lot of patience. I love MCS

- submitted by a student
October 10, 2006
MCS is a very strong, Christian school. My daughter has attended MCS for 8 years. The school has a strong focus on Christ's teachings and academics including AP level courses. They offer a well rounded experience with solid academic programs, wonderful Fine Art programs and many Athletic teams. The Fine Art programs (Drama, Vocal, Band, Art, etc.) have been such a blessing to my daughter. MCS offers many clubs including National Junior Honor Society, Photography, Student Leadership Institute, etc. The teacher to student class size ratio allows for a situation where teachers are involved in the students daily success. Parents are encouraged to participate. If we have any disappointments with MCS it would be that many parents aren't involved and the student body is not as diverse (interests, culture, economic, etc.) as we would like.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2006
My children, now in 6th and 8th grades, have been at MCS since kindergarten. They have had only positive experiences and plan to stay through high school. The class sizes are small and the teachers are exceptionally kind and caring. Although rare, when there is any kind of problem, I am approached on a personal level by the faculty and my involvement is appreciated, as we work as a team to educate my children and resolve any issues. The academics at MCS are strong, my childen are challenged and will be well prepared for college. They also receive a well-rounded education, with art, music, Spanish and PE classes. I have researched many schools in the area, and simply could not find a better place for my children.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2006
My childen have been at MCS for many years, and this is the only school that they wish to attend. We have been very happy with the kind and caring faculty and staff. The academics are excellent. My children are challenged and will be well-prepared for college. We are also very happy with the number of athletic and club membership opportunities offered as MCS grows into a K-12 school. My children plan to stay through high school.

- submitted by a staff
October 04, 2006
This was a great school for my child. My son attended MCS from 4th grade through 8th grade. He then attended Douglas Anderson. He was fully prepared academically, but more importantly, he was prepared spiritually. He was exposed to a great deal at DA but was able to handle it because of his years at MCS.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2006
Mandarin christian is not all its cracked up to be. My child suffered so much at the hands of the students who were taunting her and saying terrible things to her there that if you are thinking of sending your children there i strongly advise you not to.The middle school principal really does nothing to solve the problem at hand and the kids there hardly have a christian attitude.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2006
Strong academics. Strong extracurricular activities. Love the Christian education. Parents can somewhat be involved. This school is pretty expensive and they nickle and dime you all the time. They are very strict with group punishment instead of individual punishment therefore if your child is good he or she will be group punished a lot. Other than that though we love the smaller environment. Overall a great school.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2006
This is the most awesome school. My daughter has had nothing but positive experiences here. The class size is small, the teachers wonderful and caring.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2006
Mandarin Christian School provides a wonderful opportunity or children to receive a quality education in a nurturing environment. The staff truly cares about each child and their individual acamdemic and social needs.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2006
Very good school, good teachers, and students are nice.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2006
MCS is a friendly place, where discipline is a priority. Teachers are well prepared, compassionate, and eager to teach. Now expanded into High School, MCS is a quality school with sports, computer lab, fine arts, and extra-curricular activities for all ages. They are celebrating their 11th year, and have a very positive history, including several accreditations that usually take longer to achieve. This is a serious school for serious students, but also a fun place for children to grow up.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2006
Nice Christian school. My daughter loved it in K and 1st Grade. She had excellent teachers for both years. They had music, art and Spanish class on a rotational schedule. Parents were very encouraged (but not strong-armed) to participate, and we always did. I did encounter one teacher that I felt was unqualified to control and truly teach children, but thankfully she did not teach my child! It has been a couple of years since we attended there. When we were there, security was not tight enough on campus - especially for the classes in portables. I was concerned about that. Things have probably changed by now...

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2005
Parental Involvement is exceptional. Terrific atmosphere. Excellent academic program combined with students who are actually under control and ready to learn has made MCS a wonderful experience for our family for 4 years now.

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2005
We have been very pleased with the level of academics. The staff is very attentive and involved with the children. Their resources cover all areas. Parents are vey involved and the entire morale of the school reflects this.

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June 27, 2005
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June 27, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2005
The Mother's Morning Out program is a huge asset and wonderful program. The only gripe about the school is the cost. The tuition is enough to take out a second mortgage.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2005
MCS has been a wonderful school so far. The teachers really show an interest in every childs success and they take the time to make sure that each child is reaching his/her potential. It truly is the best of all worlds as MCs provides art, foreign languages and sports. They compete with other area private schools and have attained a great reputation in athletics. Parents are very involved at MCS. The prental involvement is out of want and not need as the school likes volunteers but does not need them to run efficiently. The category of teachers has also been quite impressive with most of them having masters in the field that they teach.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2005
I have been at MCS since Kindergarten and I'm graduating this year(2005). I have enjoyed this school thourughly. It has great teachers and has good sports teams. Our GIRLS BASKETBALL won 53 straight games over the past 3 years. The education I have gotten here has enabled anouther student and myself to go to Stanton college prep's international baceloriate program(IB) which is a rigerous liberal arts study program. MCS has been a great experiance for me and I loved it.

- submitted by a student
September 15, 2004
My son just began his first year at MCS as a 3rd grader. Though the grade itself is quite a step up as far as academic challenges, the school and teacher are wonderful. We feel confident that we will keep him at this school indefinately and our daughter will join him in a couple of years. We feel very lucky to have been able to get him in. Such an incredible breath of fresh air after having been in the Public system since Kindergarten.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2004
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