Caring guidance,academics, respect, friendship, faith, well planned and organized curriculum, loving environment, infrastructure, safe, welcoming, open communication. To name a few reasons why our son has found self confidence, happiness, achievement and the perfect fit in Orangewood Christian School.
We started at the school when my children were in 4th and 6th grade. We have been there for two years. I have been impressed by how well the kids are known. During conferences with the principal and teachers, they know these kids intimately. Know their personality, are interested if there is something going on that they should pray for or help the student through. When any issues between students arise, they are dealt with in such a caring way and resolved quickly. As far as extra curricular, both my daughters play sports and have enjoyed the experiences.
I was looking for a school for my child with not only a solid education but also a christian education. Orangewood has been a perfect fit for our family. I have been thankful for the partnership between teachers and administration to help provide my child with all he needs.
Orangewood is everything we were hoping for and more! I love that Christ is woven into every aspect of my child's day, from reading to math to praying for one another! The academics are top-notch, the entire staff is just amazing, and the students soar! My child has always been very shy but she is learning that she has nothing to be self-concious about at school and is now volunteering to recite scripture and read books in front of the class. They are taught that they are all precious in His sight and the confidence that they gain in that knowledge is priceless!
All you have to do is spend a little time in Orangewood's K-6th grade and you will notice that love flows freely here. The Bible is not merely mentioned but taught. While much is expected academically, students are provided with such thorough instruction, solid tools and heartfelt encouragement that they become successful without tons of stress. Creativity is embraced and sparks of giftedness are fanned into flames. Care has been taken to provide the right balance between seat work and wiggle time in each grade level. Our family has truly been blessed by the principal, teachers, support staff and even parent volunteers here!
Orangewood has teachers that care about their students. They take interest in what their students do by attending their games, art shows, plays, and programs. The teachers love Jesus and share that love with their students. OCS provides a great education and other opportunities in sports, art, drama, choir, band, photography, and community service projects for students to be involved. We have parents that volunteer a lot of their time in so many ways. We have a special group of parents that meet weekly to pray for our school, teachers, and students.
OCS is the best school - an outstanding, fun, well-rounded, Christian education!
Without exception, the teachers truly love what they do and it shows in their enthusiasm and willingness to teach each child, individually if necessary, and do whatever needs to be done to help every child succeed.
I would encourage anyone looking for a great school for their child to attend to schedule a tour of Orangewood Christian School. I enrolled my children when we moved here from Texas ten years ago. My daughter is now a sophomore at University of Florida and my son is in the 11th grade at OCS. Our experience with the administration and teacher's has overall been very positive. I do not believe you will find another school in the area where the staff has as much love and concern for the students as at OCS. Academics at OCS are top flight as are the fine arts departments. Boys and girls will find plenty of clubs and sports to choose from for extracurricular involvement.
We moved to Florida five years ago and put our kids in public school. We never felt welcome and Florida was never "home". Three years ago we found Orangewood. We chose it for its Christian atmosphere and academics which have exceeded our expectations. What we were not expecting but were so thankful to receive was a FAMILY, and Central Florida is now HOME.
The academics are top notch. The Christian education and values that OCS teaches are just an extension of what are girls have grown up with. It's nice to know that the Christian values we have taught them is reinforced at school and not denied or scoffed at. Our oldest daughter, who is senior, is in position for a college scholarship and we owe it all to OCS. Our youngest, a freshman, is also doing well. Orangewood is a well rounded school that provides high quality education at a fair price. It also has a superb Fine Arts program and a competative Athletic department. Orangewood Christian School growing, but, in the right direction. I give this school an A+ !
We found this school 5 years ago when we moved to FL. I couldn't wait to enroll my 4 year old in the pre-k program. She is now in 3rd grade and Orangewood Christian has lived up to our expectations and over-delivered in so many ways. It truly is a "family", academics are wonderful, the leadership is strong and Christ-focused and my daughter has without fail looked forward to going to school everyday. It is exceptional value for a private school. OCS is a great "all-rounder" - athletics, Fine Arts, academics and most importantly soul guidance - after all your soul lasts longer than your brain!
I love Orangewood Christian School because they have the best teachers and staff who really care about the kids. The curriculum really challenges the kids. It goes from K-12th grade. Orangewood is not ashamed to put Christ at the center of everything they d.
OCS is the best school! They look at each child as an individual and help that child succeed based on their needs. They love our children unconditionally and everything is based on God's Love and the Bible! Even in discipline, they base the discipline on the Bible. It is amazing!!!Our children can't wait to go to school each day and the teachers are dedicated beyond dedicated!!!!
This is definitely a 5 star school. The staff is well trained and the students excel in every field.
I have had 2 children attend Orangewood. They are very different academically. My daughter that graduated 4 years ago had been in a public elementary school and struggled academically. She had some learning disabilities that required just a little extra time from her teachers. The teachers at OCS consistantly give of their own time to help their students succeed. My daughter ended up graduating with honors and went on to attend college. My son, who is graduating this year, is very gifted academically. OCS challenged him with advanced classes and in high school AP and Dual enrollment classes. He was accepted to every college that he applied to, not only because of his outstanding academics but also because of all the extra curricular activites offered at Orangewood. Award winning sports and fine arts programs. If your looking for a great school that will prepare your child for life send them here.
I Do Not agree with the comment about OCS that it is a 'cult' like enviroment. It is a loving,caring,nuturing enviroment with teachers who genuinley care about your /our kids!
This school not only prepared me academically, but provided a community of believers to encourage me, pray for me, and guide me during my middle school and high school years. The relationships I built with students and teachers, I still maintain today. I felt the faculty wanted me to succeed and do well academically and athletically, but most importantly their goal was to point me to Christ.
Orangewood is a great school committed to Christian and family values. My children have received a great education as evidenced by their SAT scores. The family experience of a school this size cannot be minimized.
This school is a very closed, protective, cult-like environment, best suited for the kids and families that stay with the school from elementary school thru high school. Outsiders at later ages are considered potential threats to their way of life. The students, their parents and the faculty do no live in the real world. The academics are not even respectable. It is high priced baby sitting. However, If your older child has issues that require that they be treated like an elementary school student until they are 18, this is the appropriate place.
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