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.
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.
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....
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Great school. Great teachers. Great Curriculum. I love Florida Christian!
Great school, lots of great teachers and programs. Good sports teams.
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.
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.
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