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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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