"International Service Trips"
Students enrolled 785
School leader Walter Weller
Transportation options None
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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12685 Ulmerton Rd
Largo, FL 33774

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(727) 596-4342
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4 stars
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April 27, 2014
IRCS is a great school. My family's experience has been with the middle school and high school. The teachers are excellent and are very knowledgeable in their given subject area. The sports and fine arts programs are first class. Each year high school students are offered an opportunity to do a mission trip. It really makes a difference in a young person's life. The school leadership is very approachable and makes decisions on what is best for the community.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2014
I am a proud parent of an Indian Rocks Christian Middle School student. This is our second year there and I can't imagine my daughter being at any other local school. The teachers go out of their way to make learning fun and are always available for any extra help if needed. The campus is gorgeous and there is an extra curricular activity for every interest from bowling to football. The student body is kind and respectful to each other & staff. Most importantly, my child is safe in an enviroment that is secure.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2014
Indian Rocks Christian School (IRCS) is an outstanding school that offers rigorous academics, athletics, arts, music, etc., superimposed upon a bible-based curriculum. This is a rare jewel in Pinellas County, especially in this day and age when God is stealthily being removed from the classroom. History reveals that early intellectual education that led up to (Ivy League level) was primarily bible-based & other academic subjects were built upon this foundation. IRCS has many graduates that have gone many highly competitive colleges as well as into the Ivy League-- IRCS recognizes that education and character building starts at home with parents/caregivers who are intentional about their children's academics & spirituality, the direction of their lives after college, and their impact and influence in society and the world. IRCS offers a Christian-based, scientific-factual-responsible education that not only prepares students for college and careers. it prepares them for life and beyond. All that is academic, scientific, artistic, creative, and athletic, is just a derivative of the biblical -- Just ask God.

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2014
Unfortunately, this school puts the priority on the "bible" vs. any actual needed education. If you really want your kids to go out into the real world and try to get a job while stating that Noah had dinosaurs on the ark, then this may be the school for you! Just don't expect your child to get into an Ivy-league school or gain any sort of scientific-factual-repsonsible education. They graduate from IRCS and go directly to fast food service.

- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2013
IRCS has been my home now for 15 years and my husband and I have never given thought to belonging anywhere else before. There is comfort in knowing that the staff you teach along side each day genuinely cares about each other. And their love and concern is for both staff and students alike. Our two children have attended IRCS since kindergarten and I believe it is because of the staff that we have continued to raise them here. I believe in IRCS and will continue to support the goals and direction that our administration has for our school. There is assurance in knowing God has a plan for my family and that IRCS is a part of it!

- submitted by a teacher
November 20, 2013
Our daughter has been at IRCS for 13 years and we have never regretted our choice to make the sacrifice to send her there. We are extremely satisfied with the education she has received and feel it has prepared her well for college. Dee Bates, the MS/HS guidance counselor, has always made herself available to help our daughter make informed decisions regarding class selection, dual enrollment choices and college prep tests. Additionally, and most importantly, the administrators and teachers have always made us feel that our daughter's future matters.

- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2013
My three children have attended Indian Rocks since pre-school and thrive in academics, sprirtually and personally. My son just graduated and did not want to go to another school when given the chance. He liked how he was challenged both academically and spiritually by the teachers and coaches. All three of my kids feel safe and comfortable - they actually WANT TO ATTEND SCHOOL. They thrive because the teachers really do care about them and that goes a long way. My oldest daughter did try public school one year and regretted it for many reasons and missed the teachers and coaches. She is back again at IRCS, happy and is thriving and planning for college. I would not have them go anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2013
I graduated several years ago. I am thankful to the Lord that I was blessed to be able to attend this school. Wonderful teachers.

- submitted by a community member
November 20, 2013
We Love IRCS! Here's why... Our three children have attended IRCS since kindergarten. Our son is a senior this year, one daughter a freshman and the youngest now in middle school. IRCS has prepared our son for college in many ways; Duel credit college courses, AP and honors classes, SAT/ACT prep class, practice ACT's/ SAT's and a challenging academic course track. He has excelled in athletics as well and will participate in track and cross country in college. He has had the opportunity to serve in countries around the world through our school's mission program every year in high school. The best part of it all is that my children are in a Christian environment with teachers, coaches and staff that really care about every child. I know my son is prepared for his future education and my daughters will be too. Yes, I have sent my children to only one school their entire lives, but I didn't do it with blinders on. I have explored other educational options like the IB program, magnet programs and high school collegiate programs, but I always come back to this... my kids love their school. That speaks volumes to me.

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2013
I LOVE IRCS! My kids went here from Kindergarten through graduation. The teachers and staff are wonderful, smart and very caring. There is something for everyone whether in the Arts department, sports, media, etc. When my son was at a University he thanked me for sending him to IRCS because it really prepared him for college. There is a diversity of students that attend. It doesn't matter what your race or religious background is you are made to feel welcomed and loved. You are taught straight from the bible not by religion, fair and equal. For HS they offer a lot of dual credit and AP classes. The Elementary school is wonderful! I always felt that my children we very safe and secure. All the teachers really care about the students! The discipline is pretty strict which I appreciate. When you spend this much money you don't want disruption in your classes. If you want an awesome education and wonderful friends for your children this is the place to be! If you have problems with your child this is not a place for them to be "straightened out"! The teachers are busy teaching and the students won't put up with it! Even though it was a sacrifice to send our kids here it was worth!

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2013
My daughter has attended IRCS since VPK and she is in 1st grade now. Instead of helping her in areas she struggled in, they are asking her not to come back to the school. Are you serious? This is what you do to a child that is struggling instead of helping them. Do not recommend this school! They are all about money!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2013
If you attend the church and you are committed to the specific theology, this school may be for you. If you do not get excited about the church, and do not have teachers (who must attend the church) as friends, you probably can do better elsewhere. The pricetag is high for a school that sends most of its college bound students to SPC. Preferential treatment is rampant. This is also so in the public schools, but you can experience that for free in those schools. I see a lot of positive interaction between teachers and parents, but that is very selective and is not an across the board event. For a Christian school that costs $9000 per year with less than superior teachers, I don't think you get what you pay for academically or spiritually. You do however get a safe environment relative to the public schools and the opportunity for extracurricular participation in your child's field of interest regardless of skill level based on the school's relatively small size. The school may be for you, but it may not. If I had it to do over again, I would not send my kids here because the Christian example in general and academic aptitude of the teachers is lacking for the price paid.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2012
We could not be happier with our choice for our daughter's school. IRCS has a caring staff and a challenging curriculum that is preparing our daughter for college, and helping her grow in her Christian walk. The school has great lines of communication with teachers & staff. They are easily approachable & respond quickly. Top-notch value for what we are investing in our child's future

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2012
This is our family's second year at IRCS and our kids and my wife and I love the education they are recieving! My wife is a teacher, and I'm a pastor, so we've been around education, and Christians education, for over twenty years. The kids at IRCS are revieving a great education in a godly environment. The administration and the teachers not only have outstanding qualifications, but they also care about the kids. All three of our kids, grades 7, 8 and 12, are also involved in sports and band. Their leaders and coaches do a wonderful job instilling character values through these activities. Bottom line, we are so blessed that our children can go to IRCS!

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2012
We love IRCS! The kids are recieving a great education. They offer AP, advanced classes and dual enrollment for highschoolers. The teachers are very helpful and do a great job of preparing our students for college. Additionally they are purposeful in teaching students to serve the community and the Lord through service learning projects. While in highschool they take out one week a school year to take students on missions trips. Students can stay in the country or go out of the country on these trips. We love the well rounded education our students are receiving here at IRCS.

- submitted by a parent
July 03, 2012
Ive been attending IRCS since Kindergarten and I graduate in 2 years. I have really begun to appretiate what makes this school different. The teachers, coaches and teachers/coaches are definately the best. They put in so much more than what they are paid for and I now know they truly love their jobs. As far as the students go, you get out what you put in. If you come, dont have preconcieved notions about Christians. Unfortunatly some parents think IRCS is a school to send their kids who dont want to put in any effort towards acedemics. Those parents think IRCS is a school that will "straighten out" their kids. Please, send your troubled kids to CCC or Faragut, if they need discipline. If you want a great Christian education with the best coaches and teachers, send them here

- submitted by a community member
March 16, 2012
IRCS is an awesome school! The teachers and staff are caring, supportive and encouraging. The facilities are secure,and the technology used in and out of the classroom is state of the art. The coursework is challenging and the variety of courses offered is numerous; including dual credit, honors and AP courses. The students can participate and excel in any number of extracurricular activities. Our twin girls have grown in their relationship with the Lord and enjoy the school mission trips offered to the high school students. The investment in our girls' education at IRCS has been worth every penny!

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2012
We have three kids at IRCS and couldn't be happier. The school feels like an extension of our family. God is at the center of so much that they do. I am proud to see my kids growing in their relationship with the Lord and getting a quality education as well. The tuition is very reasonable compared to other Christian schools, the facilities are excellent and the teachers truly care about the kids. I look forward to my graduating for IRCS in the years to come.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2011
I am currently a student at Indian Rocks; The teachers are amazing and really love what they do. The students, on the other hand, are just plain mean. They are cliquey and not accepting at all. They both physically and mentally abuse younger classmates. The teachers talk about the problem but don't take any action. At Indian Rocks you will get "points" for almost anything like not getting something signed or being "unprepared" for class. If you are being beat up by another student then they fail to do anything. I do not recommend this school to anyone! I feel bad for all of the kids who have to go through the abuse that they receive at this school. We are looking to transfer schools.

- submitted by a community member
May 15, 2011
The staff and administration are just a phone call or email away, they always answer promptly. The academics are challenging and well-suited for each interest level. The fine arts program is excellent and the athletics program has numerous sports to choose from. The facilities are secure and very well maintained. I love that throughout the years, no matter what grades my children were in, they were on one campus. Christian character and valus are not only taught, but shown daily through the staff and administrators. Chapel services are wonderful. We love IRCS!!

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2011
We looked at private and public before choosing IRCS. Before moving here in Aug from PA, my son attended public school for 5 years and Catholic school for 4 years. He is enrolled in all honor classes and is excelling. They have Info-direct which connects the parents and students with the teachers DAILY. I would highly recommend the school!

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2010
My oldest graduated from IRCS and is doing extremely well in a private Christian University. Thank goodness for the availability of Dual Credit classes. He will graduate with a double major and two minors. I appreciate that the teachers and school leadership emphasize excellence and service.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 17, 2010
I like how they also offer night activities and do so in a responsible way, with thier "Spot". My daughter really enjoys it

- submitted by a community member
October 12, 2010
I loved being at this school unfortunitly I regret not coming to Indian Rocks Christian School earlier then I did but anyways it was the best 2 years of my life. It had some of the nicest teachers kind students it was so easy to make new friends. At first I was so shy it was hard to make friends but before I knew it everyone knew my name and I must say that I learned here at IRCS is helping today in college I learned a lot of new things it was great!

- submitted by a community member
April 13, 2010
We've been at Indian Rocks Christian School since pre-k 3. It is a wonderful school teaching biblical principals that apply to daily living. The teachers are fantastic and the staff is like family. I love the fact they teach in every subject how the Lord loves them unconditionally and that is also seen on campus through staff for my child! Go Indian Rocks Christian School!

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2010
I have been attending this school since 6th grade and i must say i spent the first 3 years hating it almost every day i went there i felt targeted by the teachers and i didnt feel comfortable because of the teachers constant scanning of me they were always looking at me to see if my hair was to long or if i forgot a belt or if my shirt was tucked in. it made me hate teachers and authority for the most part because i felt like a caged animal. But with that said now that i am older i do feel it was made me a great young man i have a strong christian belief and i stay away from many of life's hangups and addictions i get along with 'almost' all my teachers and i am treated with alot of respect.I now love everyday of the school week

- submitted by a student
October 15, 2009
I went to Indian Rocks for 2 years. I have to say at the beginning it was ok. By the middle of the school year i was getting in more trouble than in public schools. They say they are a great school at religion and everything else, i think i could of learned more about religion on my own. The teachers were not as great they didnt care about you; i didnt learn anything at all! They are strict but its for nothing. I dont like the education here. I wouldnt recommend this school to ANYONE!

- submitted by a student
October 15, 2009
the teachers are horrible they dont teach anything. i didnt learn anything while i was there!

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February 12, 2009
My children are former students at IRCS and i would like to say it is a fine school. I was however very disappointed in the staff. Indian Rock brags about having teacher sthat care about them when in reality they could care a less.

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December 14, 2008
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- submitted by a student
August 23, 2008
If you want to be prepared for college(besides spc) dont go here

- submitted by a student
March 11, 2008
IRCS is an outstanding school! I have 3 children. My oldest started at the school this year and I could not be happier! I pray the Lord keeps us in this area long enough for all 3 of them to go straight through high school in this school!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 05, 2008
i am a student in 6th grade this is a wonderful school they have friday night football games prep ralleys cheerleadering band choir art compuer and alot more i just got to say this is the best school ever!

- submitted by a student
May 22, 2007
I am pleased with Indian Rocks Christian School. My children are excelling in both art and sports. They are both on the honor roll as well. What really impresses me is the involvement of the teachers with the students. It is clear that they love the Lord and want to share that love with the kids. I would not want my children anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2007
IRCS is a fantastic school with loving teachers and a safe environment. My daughter has learned so many valuable lessons in Pre-K2. She likes to come home and tell me new Spanish words, show me sign language, sing songs about God, twirl like a ballerina and so much more. Parents can be involved in the class at a level comfortable to them. I only have great things to say about IRCS and the teachers!

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2007
IRCS is a great school with many outstanding programs. Our children started attending in Pre-K and now into the middle and high schools. IRCS has helped shape the children academically, athletically, socially, and above all Spiritually. The administration and faculty are caring and helpful. The facilities are top quality and the extracurricular programs including sports, art and music keeps the students interested. We are blessed to have found such a school and encourage others to take a look for themselves.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2007
Indian Rocks Christian is by far the most exceptional school in this area. My 2 children spend their school days in a loving caring environment with excellent teachers and good leadership. There are awesome extracurricular activities as well as athletic programs. We have been at this school for 6 years and plan to remain there as long as the Lord allows. You would be doing your child a great injustice by not sending them to Indian Rocks Christian.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2007
Thank you IRCS for 15 fabulous years! I have 2 children that have gone through school here beginning in the 3 year old program. I can't believe my baby is graduating in a few more days. The teachers and staff have stood by your missions statement of giving each student and parents their genuine love and concern. Your teachers have gone above and beyond to prepare my children for college and the workforce. If i had to do it all over again They would be right at IRCS. Go eagles!

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2007
My kids love Indian Rocks! My 14 year old son was hesitant about attending and now he loves the school. As a freshman, he was involved in Golf, Soccer, and volunteering in Awana on Wednesday nights. He went on a mission trip to England this year and is excited to do more. When his grades were slipping, I spoke to the counselor and I received tons of help from the school to get him back on track. These are things you can't get from public school education. We will be coming back next year without question. Indian Rocks is awesome!

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2007
IRCS is an awesome, Christ-centered school. Our children had the privilege to attend while we lived in Florida and loved it! The academics are accredited by ACSI and are coupled with loving teachers who take a personal interest and want your kids to succeed. The enrichment, athletic and fine arts programs have a lot to offer. The environment is inviting and friendly, with many parents playing an active role in their children's education. The school is culturally diverse and equips your child to become a societal leader both morally and intellectually. Like anything else in life, your experience is what you make it! Ours was a good one!

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2007
I have 3 children who have attended since pre-school. They are now in the 4th grade, 9th and 11th grades. They are excelling in academics, sports, music, drama, math and getting a solid God centered education! The teachers all seem to care personally about each child as if they were their own. I would highly recommend this school to anyone looking and can't imagine how anyone could ever be disappointed in anyway with their decision.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2007
I have had children in IRCS for the last 9 years. We absolutely love our school, the teachers, and the administration. My children feel so loved and are thriving academically, socially, and spiritually!

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2007
My Daughter has been with IRCS since Pre-K2,now entering 6th grade. I have never felt so at peace knowing my daughter is getting the best Christian education tat is offered in our area. Each of the Teachers she has had has been wonderful. The school works very hard to keep tuition at the minimum. I could not ask for anything more. God has truly blessed this school, staff and my family.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2007
Awesome school! My daughter has been there from Pre-K2 through 5th grade, and what a great experience! IRCS is like family!

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March 18, 2007
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- submitted by a student
January 17, 2007
Indian Rocks is a wonderful school with great athletic programs, academics and gifted leaders. I have entrusted my three children from elementary through high school and have been very pleased with their progress. It is truly a special place. We would not consider having our children in any other school.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2007
I have not been very impressed with this school at all. My son has attended first and second grade here at IRCS, allthough we loved his second grade teacher everything else has been such a dissapointment. The extracaricular activities and the after school program are horrible. And out of all my years I have never felt so uncomfortable and discrimated in my life! The only plus to this school is the academic program is very good, but as far as teachers involvement and principals forget about it.

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September 15, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
July 21, 2004
IRCS is an outstanding Christian School. I have noticed the school climate change over the past several years and become a place where students feel safe and loved.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
IRCS is by far an exceptional school! I have two children at the school and I am very satisfied with the quality of education, teacher interaction, classroom size, safety of the campus is exceptional and student interaction with each other is phenomenial. Save your self the time of looking for other schools because IRCS is by far the best school in the area.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
This is my daughter's third year at IRCS and we are so happy with the quality of teachers and staff at this school. We wouldn't send her anywhere else!

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2003
IRCS is the best education you can give your child/children. A wonderful learning environment. The teachers/staff are superior and truly care.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
IRCS is the finest school. The staff is superior!

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Indian Rocks Christian School
12685 Ulmerton Rd, Largo, FL  33774
(727) 596-4342
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Indian Rocks Christian School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 56 reviews. Top