School leader Robert Andrews
Type Religious

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4200 Southwest 89th Avenue
Miami, FL 33165

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4 stars
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June 19, 2014
I attended this school for high school and seriously it was horrible. I recently graduated college and I must say this school did not prepare me at all for college. I'm not stupid or anything my GPA was high when I graduate but it wasnt because of the education, it was cause I was paying. I lost hope in private schools honestly I would send my child to a public school before sending them here. Honestly go somewhere else

- submitted by a community member
February 11, 2014
This is a great school and I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a school with a loving, safe and nurturing environment along with excellent teachers and curriculum. My son as been at FCS since the third grade. He is now in middle school and I have absolutely no complaint and nor does he.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2013
This "school" lacks quality teachers, athletics are a joke, the academic courses are not challenging, assigns an overload of homework, and does not prepare well for SAT, ACT, or college. Does not teach you how to think on ones own. Focuses way to much on Christianity and I felt the books were opinionated to only one certain way of thinking instead of exploring the different religions and philosophies that exist in the world. Middle school did not prepare me for high school at all and I struggled immensely for awhile. While I was attending FCS I had a 3.7 gpa. I left to another school and I quickly found myself behind compared to my classmates and I finished the year with a 2.9 gpa. The tuition is overpriced and NOT worth the "education" you receive. My recommendation is to look elsewhere

- submitted by a community member
July 24, 2013
My son just graduated from FCS and my daughter graduated 4 years ago. I thank God for the excellent academics, teachers, and staff at FCS. Both of my kids got accepted to every school they applied for, both qualified for FULL Bright Futures Scholoarships, both had very high SAT scores and both got full ride scholarships. I cannot say enough good things about the school.

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2013
This school could be better if only we had better staff and teachers. Also I should be getting paid more for putting up with student and their parents. You may be wondering why I am writing this, but I am just feed up. The board members don't want me to go. Why, I don't know.

- submitted by a teacher
May 31, 2013
My kids have been students at FCS since K3. One is heading to the main campus next year and to tell you the truth.... I'm a bit concerned. I used to think my kids would graduate from this school but now I'm not so sure. In comparing FCS to another Christian school, FCS lacks a strong curriculum, choice of electives as well as sports. The classroom sizes are too large, the student ratio was 25 to 1,,, 30+ in some grades. Not to mention that the property needs major repairs. On the other hand, The teachers and staff my kids have had , have been both encouraging and nurturing and a real family bond forms with others parents. I think the administration needs to be more pro-active in pushing the school into the 21st century and adhering to the worldly problems are kids will no doubt face. I love this school and I hope good changes come before more students leave.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2013
My children have been at this school since preschool. One is now entering high school and the other is entering middle school. My older child was invited to take the SAT by Duke University because he tested in the top 10% of the nation on his 6th grade Stanford Achievement Test and will be entering high school with his Algebra I credit already completed. While the school is not perfect, I am very happy with my children's progress. The sports and fine arts programs are great. Aside from having an award winning band and choir department, there is also a musical theater production put on by the school approximately every other year and at least 1 play a year. For a "smallish" school, I think that is pretty impressive! On the down side, the class sizes should be smaller in middle and high school. I would also love to see more of a variety of elective course offerings. Like any school there are a few bad seeds on the faculty and I would love to see the administration be more proactive in getting rid of those few teachers that leave a bit to be desired.

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2013
As with any school you will find that there are issues. I have 2 children that have been there since 4K and one is in college now. She is well prepared and received an above average education. To call this school the worst is a bit of an exaggeration. They have superior band, art, and choir programs. Their drama program has really flourished and they put on amazing plays every year. Their yearbook has also won many awards. So as far as electives go they put out the best. In elementary my children received an excellent foundation. Class size has never been an issue for my children. The student body as a whole is small and everyone knows my kids by name. Obviously the negative comments here are written by an angry parent who had a bad experience. Both of my children have had an overall good experience and a good education.

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2013
Terrible experience-glad it is over. We have been through many private schools large and small due to relocations associated with my husband's job. This school was by far the WORST experience we have ever had. I could not wait to get my children out of there. The elementary school was acceptable, I could have stomached a bit more time as it pertains to that aspect of the school. The middle school was a nightmare, unorganized and grossly overcrowded. If the teachers knew my child's first name that would have surprised me. The kids in middle/upper school run around that campus completely unsupervised. The academics are horrible considering you are paying for that education. My middle schooler was significantly behind when we moved to another school in another state. I still get angry when I think of the time and money wasted at this school. It was awful for us, worst school experience I have encountered hands down

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2013
Both of my sons graduated from Florida Christian School, and both have now graduated from college and are established in their careers. The school strives to offer a well-rounded program with great athletics, superior arts programs, and excellent academics. Best of all, my students loved going to Florida Christian and knew they were loved by all of the faculty.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2013
I am a student currently attending high school at Florida Christian, and have been attending this school since early elementary. Like many other reviews say, the elementary school provides a good foundation, but middle school and high school looking back now were lacking in quality teaching, not to mention the ridiculous increase in tuition. For every one good teacher per grade, the rest were mediocre in their methods. Most of the teachers seemed to have adopted this 'teach yourself' method, which is basically similar to throwing a student to the wolves. There is very little student/teacher interaction, making the experience seem much less personal. Some of the 'honors' classes are a joke, and the school also lacks in good elective classes (such as creative writing, etc.) and are very limited in their selection of honors and AP classes as well. Generally, there is a very reluctant and sort of bad vibe at the school. Personally, I don't think it's worth the amount of money that the school requires you to pay.

- submitted by a community member
May 21, 2012
I hate the fact that many of the Middle School teachers don't grade the children's homework or classwork. They rely on the students to grade them. Some of the teachers do not adequately explain the subject and do not give appropriate time to all students to understand. I went to public school in Hialeah and all the teachers took the time to make sure all of the students understand and if they didn't have time during class, they made sure to take time out of their schedules to continue teaching after school or during their off period. The school is good at filling much of the extra-curricular needs of the children and the band program is top-notch with teachers that actually care about the children's progress. Computer class is lacking during Elementary and Middle School and only offers 1 elective. And the tuition is out of hand. One bright spot this year was the Middle School pronciple which was involved with the students and was quick to resolve issues with teachers and other students. By the way, my son will be getting straight A's this 6th grade school year but often came home with little idea of how to do homework because the teachers would not adequately explain the lesson.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2012
TERRIBLE. I could not get my children out of there fast enough. To be fair-the elementary is ACCEPTABLE at times. The middle school is the WORST experience I have ever encountered. We are not new to the private school circuit. We have been to 4 different private school spanning 2 different states so we are not unseasoned in our private school expectations. FCS is the WORST school we have ever encountered. They have a HUGE student to teacher ratio. When I found out there were OVER 30 children in each middle school class I was dumbfounded. The teaching techniques are antiquated with a "teach yourself" mentality going on. The teachers in the middle school are non-responsive and non caring. I would not be surprised if they did not even know my child by name. Terrible...from the top down simply terrible. We are MUCH happier at our new school (and we left mid-year b/c it was such a horrendous experience). Do your research before investing in this school. Definately NOT worth the investment.

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2012
The pre-school and early elementary grades at Florida Christian offer a very strong foundation. I have not been thrilled with the teacher student ratios, I feel that the class size is far from optimal. The upper elementary and middle school is where I feel there is much to be desired. Again the class sizes are way too large to offer individualized and differentiated instruction. There is absolutely no emphasis on creative writing. If your child is not the average learner they will not be challenged nor remediated in anyway. The middle school teachers have been there for years and are quite set in there ways. The only strategy they offer to assist academically is tutoring. Although, I wouldn't trade the early elementary foundation at Florida Christian, the middle school has been a very negative experience. I am not willing to give the high school a chance. I wish I would have known what I know now prior to putting 2 children through this. I will not go through this with my 3rd. My advice is do your research and know that things are not always what they seem.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2012
way too many kids per class, per teacher! I was happy even with the 25 to 27 kids per teacher throughout elementary but not any more. There is now 32 kids in my child's class and the teachers just don't have the time to really assist every child. This is not what I expected; I am looking at other schools.

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2012
TOO MANY KIDS...My middle schooler has a 31 to 1 student to teacher ratio and my elementary schooler has a 25 to 1 student to teacher ratio. I can achieve that in public school. With tuition steadily rising and the class size gradually increasing, I would look to spend my money elsewhere where there are less kids in each classroom. My children will not return to FCS, I feel as though it is a waste of money. Pay just a bit more for other local private schools...at least your investment will be worth while...and for those who spout safety....please be aware that the middle school students run rampant after school and my child was assaulted with scissors in a classroom.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2011
My children have attended FCS since Prek3 and have to say that the academics and spiritual needs of my children have not only been met but exceeded any of my expectations. My children are working above grade level and are assuming all of their responsibilities very well. The school is wonderful in many ways.The staff and administration is also very supportive and loving towards the children.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2011
Both my children attend Florida Christian and I could not be happier. The academic expectations are set very high. My daughter is working at a grade level above and my son is beginning the reading process in Prek4. Once they reach 2nd grade they begin using Accelerated Reader, which is a great way for their comprehension skills to strengthen even further. The school is amazing and not only do they provide academic excellence but the Christian and spiritual growth I have seen in my children is wonderful!

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2011
Both of my children started this school this year. We moved from another private school in the area. I was a bit hesitant at first, worried that the religious aspects of this school would hinder their academic needs. Quite the contrary-I am surprisingly impressed with this school. My child is learning in K5 what my older child was learning in second grade at his previous school. On the flip side-comming from another private school-my middle schooler had a hard time keeping up with FCS academics at first, but the staff has been so supportive and with hard work he has found his groove. I actually highly recommend this school-and I was a harsh skeptic in the beginning.

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2011
My daughter has been at Florida Christain since she started High School. Prior to that she had been at another Private Christan school in Dade since she was in pre-K. The best choice I have ever made was to place my daugher in FCS. This school let's the kids be themselves and not be in fear of every move that they make, yet are deciplined when need be and are treated with respect. The administration is ready to listen or to respond right away by email if need be. My daughter is now graduating with honors and going to Florida State all thanks to of course her hard work but with the leadership of Florida Christian. By the way this year the tuition did not go up because FCS understands the economic problem we are all facing. I truly believe in this school and when I have grandchildren I'm sure my daughter would choose to have them attend there as well.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2011
If you are looking strickly into a Christian education this is the school for you. Academics are weak and students are not prepared for college. Not enough honor or advance classes are offered. More is put into school spirit and religion than education. BEWARE

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2010
Both of my sons graduated from FCS. They received a great education that prepared them for college. The teachers are very interested in the students academically and spiritually. Great leadership from the administration.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 07, 2010
Love florida Christian, my kids have been there for four years, It is a great school with caring teachers, It is like a big family !!!

- submitted by a parent
November 27, 2009
I have two sons attending this school... The oldest is a Senior. The kids are for the most part represented well by their families. The school staff is professional and take their jobs seriously. Activities are great, including a good variety of sports programs, although expensive and competitive.

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2009
it is an excellent school...two of my sons graduated already in 2004 and 2006....I have one more son graduated in 2011...my oldest son started went he was 3 years old in pre k-3...I have been very please with Mr. Andrews and Mr. Arnold....it has been a blessing through all these years and a peace of mind the care received to my children...my husband and I thank the Lord for the oportunity of being to supply to send my three sons to Florida Christian School. Cary Argilagos Orbis

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- submitted by a student
July 05, 2009
I Have My Son In FCS For The Last Three Years I very happy with the results with the teachers the staff for me FCS is one of the best school in Dade County .

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2009
I have two children at FCS. We have been at FCS for five years now. We absolutely love it. The teachers are wonderful and really truly care about the students. There is alot of parent involvement. Parents are welcomed to attend class activites and there is a lot of open communication between the teachers and the parents. There are also many athletic activites to choose from. The only issue that I have had is that the extra curricular sports (like elem. baseball) are really over priced and the fees for them are raised significantly each year so that they are only affordable for the wealthier parents. Aside from that FCS is an excellent school, definitely one of the top schools in Miami.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2009
My daughter has attended FCS since prek-3 and I could not be happier. The academics along with the chrisitian values they set and the diverse activities they provide the students is just amazing! I am very impressed with the school and feel it has been the best decision I have ever made.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2009
I have 2 elementary children attending FCS that began this year and I couldn't be happier! FCS has impressed me in every area and has gone above and beyond my expectations. We are blessed to have our children attending this outstanding school.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2008
I am a parent of 2 at FCS and also a public school teacher. As far as private schools go, this school provides many of the diverse activities parents welcome: great sports, wonderful music, etc. with a better standard of discipline and morale than virtually any public school in the Miami-Dade area. Florida Christian's tuition is more expensive than some nearby private schools. But keep in mind they are SACS accredited and there is financial aid for qualifying applicants. This school is a true nonprofit and as such it is not affiliated with one church; it is a self sustaining school. If you are looking for a private school that offers your child a high quality education with Christian values, then you cannot go wrong with this school. The teachers care and the students succeed. The waiting list says it all....

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February 12, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2007
I attended Florida Christian for 9 years. I loved Florida Christian. Though it is overcrowded, I got a quality education. The school is big on sports, but not to the point where all they care about is sports, and not education. The tuition is a little pricey, and keeps going up each year though, that was the only bad thing about it. Overall, its a great school!

- submitted by a former student
June 12, 2007
Both of my sons have attended FCS since middle school. I'm very happy with the school, teachers and administration. However, it's not perfect. My younger son has had all kind of problems with his disciplinary conduct. Some of it I agree with, but some I disagree with, but at least I was able to communicate with the Principle and Dean about the issue with out an appointment. In other schools you need to schedule appointments and hope the administration is willing to listen. I truly appreciate all of there help and understand that they are trying to run the school as best as they can. The tuition does go up every year, but this is the case in most private schools. In fact FCS's tuition is below average compared to other private schools. Money is what brings in good qualified teachers and special programs, the more you pay the more you get. My older son left FCS last year. He really wanted to attend another private school, which I'm paying a higher tuition and force to make donations. Is this school any better than FCS? No, but he's happy. My younger son loves FCS and I hope he will be there until he graduates from High School.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2007
The school is absolutely all about making the most money off the parents. The elementary program is all rote memory. The middle school math and science programs are extremely weak. The high school is overcrowed and does not teach students how to think on their own. Again, rote memory tests. Look elsewhere!

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2007
My children have attended FCS since preK and I am most impressed with the school's extracurricular activities. Teacher quality varies depending on teacher assignment, allegedly by random selection. The children are provided a variety of extracurricular activities from which to choose, as financed by parents. Each year, the Administration is focused on acquisition of escalating tuition amounts while academic benefits remain the same. My three appear regularly on honor roll, enjoy extracurricular activities, and value the friends they've made over the years. If not for our blessed friends I probably would've gone elsewhere, as standards are simply not competitive with FCS own academic past or that of other comparably priced educational institutions.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2007
I have had two of my children attend Florida Christian School. The oldest which had been attending for 8 years, had been a great student all through those 8 years and in eighth grade started getting in trouble for stupid reasons. Florida Christians principals and deans need much improvement! Also, tuition has been a great issue for me a single mother who barely had the money for the school when I first put my kids in the school, and having them raise the tuition drastically every year was a big problem for me. I would have to say elementary is a good choice, but if you want your kids to be well taught to be a Christian then find another school.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2007
The teachers are great and I can't complaint of the academics, but more families are choosing to leave because the tuition is getting out of hand for middle class working families, and the staff is always unreachable.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2007
Florida christian is a very good school when it comes to academics, but I will agree with other parents reviews that the school only seems to care about the money and does not care to retain children who have been at this school for many years. The tuition continues to increase at a vey high level which is not possible for middleclass parents to send the children. The teachers are all very caring with the children and are all well educated, the principal and administration needs a lot of work. This school has become a popular choice and seems to be after money more than education.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2007
The Good: Florida Christian is a very good school. The teachers care very much about the students. They have very good sports and arts programs. It is an overall very good Christian education. Most parents are very involved. The Bad: High tuition prices, which keep going up every year. School Principals are very impersonal, seem more concerned with running the school as a money making business. It is unfortunate.

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2007
My daughter has attended FCS since first grade and I am extremely pleased with her academic progress. Teachers truly care and expose the children to a variety of extracurricular activities. Children are taught the value of faith and truly bring that home.

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- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2006
I have few information regarding their Middle School and High School programs. However, my daughter has been in their Elementary School for two years now. I am very pleased with the Christian education, the teachers, and their curriculum! My daughter has learned so much and has developed great love for both God and school! It's an excellent school with classes that are a nice size, an atmosphere that is nurturing and warm, and teachers who teach well and discipline their students with love. Finally, and most importantly, my daughter is so much more advanced than students in the same grade level of Public Schools. I highly recommend it!

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- submitted by a former student
October 27, 2005
Florida Christian is an excellent school. Based on Biblical Principles, FCS is a great school with great academic achievements. Music programs include choir and band. All the basic sports have teams for both boys and girls (Football,Cheerleading,Basketball,Volleyball,Soccer, and etc.)The professors are excellent in their fields and are kind to their students. Personally, I love this school.

- submitted by a student
October 06, 2005
Major failure for me is its fundamentalist Christian slant. Primary mission is to proselytize, secondary is to educate. The good side is a very good music program, well-behaved kids and very strong emphasis on ethics. Verbal/english is good and much stronger than math and science. I would prefer a better math and science curriculum, but perhaps that's not possible for a religious school.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2005
Florida Christian is a nice school. They have nice teachers and staff. As for their academic programs,there is not as good as other schools. A lot of the teachers really don't seem teach the student's well. I have had many problems 'especially with math' for my child. I am only saying this for middle and high school. Elementary is excellent and I highly reccomend having your child there for those years. Middle and high, I am not too sure because it is the same teachers for most of the years. The students end up having trouble learning. Something elese is there music, and art programs are very limited. Although, athletics are excellent! The school is also overcrouded. Florida Christian has some good things and some bad things. That is my opinion.

- submitted by a student
September 14, 2005
Great school. Great teachers. Great Curriculum. I love Florida Christian!

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2005
Great school, lots of great teachers and programs. Good sports teams.

- submitted by a former student
September 13, 2005
My child finished Kendall Christian Elementary school and started middle school at FCS. It was a perfect fit. FCS had the Christ-centered environment and excellent academics that my child had at KCS; so the transition was very smooth.

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- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2005
My child initially started at FL Christian after a few months in an unamed public school. It was so much better than I'd hoped with my bar set high. The academics are rigorous, about 1 yr above state standards. God is interwoven everywhere in the curriculum & in school. The discipline is well-structured & consistent, not harsh. There's a great selection of extracurricular activities. Of course tutition is pricey as with all private but worth every penny. We, the parents are willingly so involved with school for all our children that even though it's a mid-size school, it truly feels as one big happy Christian Family.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2005
Academics have greatly improved over the past couople of years. Definitely a large amount of extra-curricular activities to choose from allowing your child to have a well-rounded education.

- submitted by a former student
December 22, 2004
FCS is a top quality Christian school, one of the best in the state. Academics have improved greatly over the past 10 years, and the spiritual foundation provided is excellent. The program offers a wide variety of opportunities for students of all ages.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2004
I believe FC is an exellent school. It has quality teachers, very good sports and other activities and their band program is excellent.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2004
My daughter has been a student since 2000. Florida Christian is a wonderful, professional school. Very nurturing. The teacher are extremely dedicated, knowledgeable, and full of ideas through God's ways.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
We have one son in college who thanks us for the great education he received at FCS. Another son is a senior this year and a daughter in 9th. This school is #1 in education! Thank you FCS!

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Florida Christian School
4200 Southwest 89th Avenue, Miami, FL  33165
(305) 226-8152
Last modified Florida Christian School is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Florida Christian School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 66 reviews. Top