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PK-12
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Mount Dora, FL
Students enrolled: 550
Before care: Yes
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301 W 13th Avenue
Mount Dora, FL 32757

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(352) 383-2155
(352) 383-0098
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December 11, 2014
I wrote a previous review and gave the school 4 stars, now with the many improvements and the great year my child has had, I'm adjusting it to 5. This school has a lot of opportunity for the kids to be involved including athletics, drama and clubs. The level of opportunity for its size is outstanding and the staff and faculty/sponsors/coaches really facilitate the children's opportunity by adjusting practices or allowing absences for the children to do more than one activity at a time. Some kids this year are in Beta, Drama, school sports and band -- and while they're stretched, the school does do well to accommodate their schedules. Academics keep getting better as well. My child has become a motivated student and enjoys her classes. Many of the classes offer tutoring after school as well. Great environment, great school.

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2014
I'm a sophomore this year and have been at this school since 7th grade. During the beginning of this year they were telling us that this would be our best year. They weren't lying. I can tell how much work they put into this. iPads for students. New science building, building for each subject, new types of chapel, surveys, new rules that are no where near as strict, and there are probably more I didn't say yet. I love it here. It really is an excellent school. This is why I'm going to stay until I graduate in 2017.

- submitted by a student
September 18, 2014
Our children have attended Christian Home and Bible since they were in Pre-School. The kids have cultivated life long friendships with their peers at the school and they think fondly of their current and past teachers. The kids are now in 7th and 11th. Our 11th grader decided she wanted to dual enroll and try the public school route. Switching schools has made me love Christian Home and Bible even more. We have been forced to navigate her future on our own now after we left. Our daughter has transitioned well and is advanced in her classes and we are thankful to MDB for that. The children at Christian Home and Bible are respectful and polite. This is evident at all school sporting events where kids from other schools are in attendance. On this site I have read that children have been bullied. I have never experienced that at Christian Home and Bible and if I have ever had to step in on an issue, the staff was quick to respond and took appropriate action. We are members of a different church, and do not feel that our children are slighted in any way because of that. I am thankful to still have involvement at the school as our son still attends there and is very happy.

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2014
Waiting to see what happens this year! If you are not part of the Church of Christ your child will be treated differently, waiting to see if it changes. Maybe with the new headmaster 2014-2015 will lead the school in a positive direction.

- submitted by a community member
April 01, 2014
The choices for schools in and around Mount Dora are limited; fortunately, CHBS provides a small-school K-12 environment with decent academics where students are sheltered from the bullying, drugs, and gang issues so prevalent in area public schools. Unfortunately, the academic quality suffers because CHBS hires only Church of Christ teachers and pays them poorly; however, the teachers do cover basics adequately. For $8,000 per year, I'd like academics to be stronger, particularly in AP-level advanced math, science and computer classes; however, I'd also rather provide my child adequate academics taught in a safe environment where personal values come first than in a politically-correct public institution with lots of resources but where bullying and drugs are commonplace. In the 8 years we've been here, my child is very happy at CHBS.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2014
The school is not as good as it looks. A lot of people there are flat out ugly. Some of them are pretty, but have an ugly and evil personality. The teachers are annoying and mean. And the school is SO sexist. Definitely NOT worth the money!!!!

- submitted by a community member
December 18, 2013
Our children have attended MDB for quite a few years now. In past years, I think MDB has been a good choice for us. This year has been a year we will never forget. They had some switch up in administration, and it has made a world of difference. The headmaster is fully engaged in the students' lives and is transparent and authentic. When we had some concerns at the start of year, he heard us out and met the challenge head on, and the results have been astronomical! Overall moral on campus is better than it has ever been. They seek our opinions and value our feedback. I feel like we have a solid partnership with this school and are getting a great value for our tuition dollars. I am glad we decided to stick it out another year.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2013
Christian Home and Bible is a wonderful school ! Our son has been attending here for 3 years and the progress he is making is nothing less than amazing ! The teachers and staff truly love these kids and go above and beyond to make sure the kids are prepared for the next chapter of their precious lives. Our son loves going to school ! We are very thankful to be a part of such of Christian school family.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2013
This school is the best school ever you will get your money's worth realy fast!!!!! You should see how grate the school is!!!!!! They have drama, band and a ton more. Grate school wish I could give it 1 thousand stars!!!!!

- submitted by a community member
August 24, 2013
This people are not Christians, you can see a price on Internet and other when you go to the school and ask for information. Be aware of these fake Christians. They just want your money.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2013
As an alum who's about to graduate from college, I have a few things to say about MDB: 1) The school is excellent for elective courses. Art, band, drama, musical theater, and sports are all on par at MDB. 2) I was not adequately prepared for college level english. I took AP English at MDB and barely passed the AP exam; struggled throughout my college writing course. 3) I was not adequately prepared for college level math. I was in "honors" pre-calculus and on the track to take calculus as a senior at MDB. Ended up taking College Algebra and Math for Liberal Arts Majors and struggled. 4) The school is Church of Christ. I learned a lot about my personal beliefs, which do not align with theirs. It was not encouraged to support opposite beliefs. Example: wearing Obama shirt when he won the election in 2008 earned me the scorn of many a teacher and fellow student. 5) They are very flexible with students taking Florida Virtual classes to exapand/catch up on courses. I loved having a dedicated online class period time for FLVS. I was able to add AP credits that were not available at MDB, and take extra classes that I was interested in. As an alum, I hope you find this helpful.

- submitted by a community member
January 06, 2013
My child attended school here for one and a half years until I removed him from school there. My child first came to this school a Christian but came away not a Christian do to the kind of in your face up tight and not what I would call Christian students and parents that go here. The office staff and most of the teachers are nice and easy to deal with. But some of the teachers are very up tight, don't know all of what they are teaching, and feel sort of an entitlement to be employed here. I would not recommend this school to anyone coming from an enjoyable public school life.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2012
I pulled my son from a quality Christian Private school due to lack of after school activities, and I thought I had found the right school, boy was this a huge waste of money. The after school activities are there, but the academics are terrible. My child is a high achiever, and this school claimed they would meet or exceed his needs. After repeated efforts to resolve the matter with teachers and so on it never happened. Communication is terrible, academics terrible, and there are bullies without a doubt. Stealing is another major issue. The property is beautiful, but the rest is not at all worth the money, time and more importantly your child's education. I moved him not to his old school, but another a charter school actually, and he is back to straight A's and high test scores again.

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2012
My son attended MDB for 5 years. I did not realize how much he suffered academically until I transferred him to a public school. His writing skills especially were way below par. If you are not part of the Church of Christ your child will be treated differently. This especially shows up on award day. If you complain to administration, they turn a blind eye and allow your child to be treated differently/poorly from coaches as well as teachers and other staff members.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2012
We selected CH&BS for our child because they met and exceeded our expectations on academics, extracurricular activities, faculty communication, and most important of all, the spiritual emphasis they put into every class and activity. Our child has grown spiritually mature and has learned to STUDY the Bible. We couldn't ask for more.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2012
This spring the school sponsored a mission trip to Panama. What a fantastic experience. The lessons learned will last a lifetime.

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2012
CH&BS is a great school offering excellent christian principles. Our family is truly blessed to be part of such a wonderful school in our community!

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2012
We have been at CH&BS for ten years. It has been a great experience. Administration is very easy to talk with, teachers are invested in the kids, and parents are welcomed to get involved in all school activities. Great value for our dollar.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2012
The day I called for information, I asked the principal what my child would get in return for the tuition- she jumped down my throat, out of control! Now, I know why the defensive attitude: what we get in return, academically, is not up to par, and very warped "Christianity" i.e. not Christian at all!

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2011
I agree with some of the most recent reviews in many ways. For a christian school, when walking through the halls I have noticed bullying type behavior among the students in middle school. It is a family atmosphere but only if you are part of that family and inner circle. Teachers do not respond to emails in a timely manner. If you voice a concern, you (and your child) suffers. Typical private school parental involvement - some are fantastic, incredible people, but most are snooty and far from christian. Academically there is not much difference, other than music and bible. The administration and office staff are outstanding, unfortunately (some) of the teachers and (most) of the parents are simply not.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2011
If you are wanting to see how the children and families interact on campus? Would you like to see how teachers really act with the students outside the classroom? Come to MDB Varsity Football Game September 30th and from 4p-7p the parents and teachers will serve a wonderful Fried Chicken Supper in the Dining Hall (very reasonably priced meal), you will not go away hungry.... eat in or take out You can talk to students, and families....come watch football, see coaches in action, enjoy

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2011
If you're looking for a school that: 1. Supports achievement, 2. Has strong partnerships among parents, teachers and students, 3. Challenges it's students, 4. And has high quality and committed teachers, I would highly recommend Christian Home & Bible School. My involvment with the school as a parent spans the past 15 years and overall I have been very happy; not only with the Christian education my children have received, but with the character building traits & skills they heard everyday in Bible and chapel. My kids always wanted to go to school and were very involved in extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2011
This school was not at all what I had expected for my child. Being a christian school, I hoped for a good quality of life for my kid. Instead, there was a lot of bullying... which made me question, if these kids were really christian at all. I was surprised by how little consideration the basketball coaches had for their players. It was really disheartening. Academics left a lot to be desired. I would not recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2011
I agree with the last reviewer. Very very true, if your not a member of the church, you are treated totally different, the teachers and administration dont give you the time of day. The teachers I believe are just very average or below, that dont communicate with you, even if you email them, they will not respond. You have to go to the top, even then no results. There is thief going on too..my son got his ipod stolen last year, no one came clean. So, its about the same as public school.But, the price of 8000.00 year tuition.

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2011
As a non Church of Christ member, It seems to be a great school when visiting and the Administration is really great at making you think that this school will be the best choice for your child. However, the truth is that the education and extra curricular activities are not any better than public school and classroom behavior. In fact, their are poor teachers and because of there relationship to school, they get looked over.The teachers are all members of the church and most of their children go to the school and are accommodated first before any other denomination that attends this school. Be sure to just really compare First.

- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2010
Our family has been blessed to have attended Christian Home & Bible School for the past eight years. Two of our daughters graduated from the school, and my son attend through his Sophomore year when we had to relocate to Texas. I was extremely impressed with how well the teachers really knew my children and took an interest in their lives. I loved the way they supported and encouraged them in all of their extra curricular activities. My daughters were well prepared academically for college. My son who transferred to a strong academic private school in Texas last August received a 4.0 last grading period. We also loved the fine arts programs. The drama performances were outstanding, a great place for my son to shine in his creative talents. The daily time of praise (chapel) was a blessing to my children. CH&BS is a great school!

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2010
Our daughter has attended CHBS for the past three years. We have been very pleased with this school. When our daughter began in the PK-3 classroom, she was quiet and shy. Through opportunities provided at CHBS, she has blossomed into an outgoing little girl. She now sings, has been in a talent show, and plans to try out for drama. Academically, we are very happy with the growth we have seen in our daughters reading and math. She is reading above grade level and applies all the math skills learned into everyday life. The teachers at this school not only challenge your children, but love them. CHBS provides the social, spiritual, and academic foundation that we are looking for in a school.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2010
Our first child has been a student at CHBS for two years, plus a year at their preschool. We are planning to send our second child to preschool there as well. We have been very happy with the school. Great teachers for the most part, and the school leadership appears to be excellent. Our child has been challenged and is doing quite well, particularly in math. Having read all of the other ratings on this site, it seems that a consistent theme is the lack of discipline and the presence of bullying. Many of these ratings and comments were posted 3 or 4 years ago, so I'm not sure how valid they are any more. We have not yet experienced anything like that (but that could also be that we haven't been in the middle school either.) Overall, we have been very happy with the school and highly recommend it.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2010
My husband went to CH&BS from Kindergarten-12th grade. He loved every moment of education their. I guess you could say we are bringing a second generations of students to this school. We have 3 boys and they have attend CH&BS these past 7 years. They have all started out in their Pre-K program. We LOVE this school. Academically we are satisfied. We have found that any issues that we may have with the school they are willing to take time out to meet, listen and answer any questions. This school has such a family atmosphere. The staff and teachers truly love and care for each child and want my child to succeed. Our family is truly blessed to be apart of this school. We pray that one day in the far off future our grandkids can come to this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2010
I am a former public school teacher and my two daughters have attended CH&BS since PK3. The past six years there have been wonderful. They have both thrived academically and spiritually. My oldest daughter is gifted and has been reading well above her grade level sincePre K. Although CH&BS does not have a specific gifted program they have always gone above and beyond to meet her needs each year. My youngest is in Learning Adventures which is a program that combines K and 1 allowing students to be placed by ability rather than grade. Leaps made by these students are unbelievable, she is now reading 3 grade levels above her own. CH&BS has provided many valuable experiences including theatre, sports, public speaking, art shows, etc. CH&BS has become not only our school but part of our family,supporting us through my husband's battle with cancer. It is the place to be.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
My daughter went to this school for many, many years. Most days, she came home, crying. Our entire family has been a part of CH&BS history, yet somehow, this school has lost its touch over the years. Constant bullying is a major problem. Sure, there have been steps to fix it, and it exists in every school, but at CH&BS it is in its extreme. A teenage girl should not have to think that she needs to be pretty and popular to have a great life. I just wish that all parents could get a close-up look at this school's personality, without all its 'smoke and mirrors' and all the fronts it puts up in the local community. The school's values are wonderful, if only it would uphold them.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 15, 2010
My family has been part of CH&BS for 4 years now and we have enjoyed every expierence! My child is loving to learn, thanks to the dedicated teachers she has had so far! She has been on all A honor roll and increased her scored in all tests MAP, AR & etc.! I have a neice that is 1 grade higher in public school than my child and I have compared to make sure she would be on track (in public school) and she would be far beyond her grade level. The school has also had classes on bullying, which I attended too and they were AWESOME! It really meant a lot to the kids and I am sure they got the point. So all in all, CH&BS is exactly what we want for our child and you should check it out too!

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2010
CHBS is a great school. My 3 children attend (2 elementary, 1 preschool) and I feel they are getting a great education. Both children in elementary have had MAP testing scores increase at each evaluation and both also reading well above AR level. Many extracurricular activities offered, even at a elementary level. Principals and teachers very open to parent's concerns and truly care about the education, character development and well being of my children .

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February 04, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2009
I am a Senior at CHBS and have loved all 13 years that I have been here. The campus is amazing, and the teachers and students are even more amazing. I have numerous teachers who not only care about making me a better student, but also making me a better person. I play football, basketball and baseball at CH&BS. All of the sports programs here are dedicated to a winning tradition. Out of all of the fields, gyms, and stadiums I have been to, I can say with 100% certainty that no other school in the area has as great of fan support as we do! The overall comradory of the students at CH&BS is something I will never forget. It is an amazing place and I recommend it to anyone who's child is in search of a good education, close friendships, and great memories to last a lifetime.

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December 08, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2008
I am currenty attending CHBS and I love it, It's so easy to make friends and all the students accept everyone great. I really learn a lot in my classes and I like that every grade in secondary school has all four core classes available in honors. I also hope to be in the AP classes later in high school. I like that when there is a class they don't provide that you want to take that the counselor is always there to help you sign up for it online. Another thing is that my teachers are always there after school for if I need help understanding something. The new smartboards that they have are also cool too. They make my learning in math a lot more interactive. There are also like 33 sports to choose from all year long. So, there's never a dull moment.

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July 30, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2008
My children attended CH&BS for years. While we thought they were getting a good, balanced education , once they entered public high school, we found out how much they lacked. They were both always honor roll, scored well on the SAT's, in BETA, so we were shocked to realize they were actually behind their peers. The Christian environment is nice, but unless you are a member of the Church of Christ family, your children will not receive the same opportunities as the children whose parents belong to the Church of Christ. Plus, the COC doctrine is taught in Bible classes and the girls are not given the same academic opportunities as the boys. The boys are held in higher regard. The teachers are not exceptional, most are very average. That is because they only hire Church of Christ teachers and have a small pool to pull from.

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2008
Christian Home and Bible School is wonderful! My child has been attending the school since Pre-K and will be going into 9th grade this Fall.The administration, teachers, librarians, and coaches are always there to encourage students and they offer support and guidance every step of the way! CH&BS provides a safe, strong academic, and Christian atmosphere. I feel blessed to have such a fabulous institution for my child to attend. We have been very happy with every aspect of this school!

- submitted by a parent
July 03, 2008
I was a student there for all of middle school and it was horrible! The teachers don't discipline and the basketball players can get away with anything! The students are very rude and there is a ton of bullying. I didn't enjoy middle school at all.

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April 18, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2008
I went there for all of middle school. It was horrible. For a Christian shool it was the worst. I know go to a public school cause i could not stand it there anymore and i have to say the children are nicer at the public school then they were there. At the public school they were disciplined for doing some thing wrong, were at CHBS there weren't. If you had been going there for awhile then you never got in trouble. The teachers and adminstrave would just over look it. As for students learning, please that has to be a joke! I had 7 classes a day and i would say that i only learned in about 2 of them, and i was never chanllenged. I never had to work for my grades. Now at the high school i am challenged i do a lot better.

- submitted by a student
March 23, 2008
When I first came to this school in elementary, I thought it was great. It was exactly what an elementary school should be. We were generally free to widen our decision-making skills and we were brought up in a very conservative manner. Then, everything changed in middle and high school. Even though the school claims to have a zero-tolerance outlook on bullying, there is plenty of it, mostly verbal. The students are just horrible. Despite the school's great morals, the students act anything but Christian. There are probably only about 30% of good people in the school. The lack of discipline is appalling. Should one person receive a one-hour detention for chewing gum when the person right next to her is verbally harrassing the guy in front of him and gets nothing? Plus, the academics are not good. Everything is smothered and spoonfed to us-not challenging at all.

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March 20, 2008
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January 30, 2008
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November 09, 2007
I have 3 kids at CHBS and this is their second and last year at the school. The campus is beautiful, most of the staff is courteous and helpful and the lower school has been a great expeirence for the most part. However, at the middle school level even bigger problems persist. It seems as though bullying is tolerated at a very high level at this school eventhough we were informed early on that there was a zero tolererance for this type of behavior. Sadly, we will be moving our children because of this.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2007
Fantastic school! Like a little college campus! Only thing that needs improvement is discipline!

- submitted by a student
April 13, 2007
Overall the school is a good school. Mimimum:It is difficult to make friends and have social contacts (both the students and the parents) if you are new to the area and/or school and are not part of the Church of Christ church. The middle school teachers can be immature and discipline appears to be at a minimum. Positives: Chapel every day, Small class sizes, overall positive atmosphere most of the time. Would recommend that you place your child in as many clubs/sports as possible to meet positive peers.

- submitted by a former student
February 27, 2006
I have 3 kids @CHBS. One is in elementary and 2 in middle school. They attended prep school prior to CHBS. @CHBS kids tend to come from a more diverse background (read that: some are troubled). My older kids tell me the teachers are actually much better teachers. They have a choice to stay @CHBS or to go back to the prep school. They actually are indifferent so inertia wins and they will go back to CHBS next year. If I have one criticism it is that the teachers let things go too far before discipline. 2 of my kids have done very well there (the elementary and the oldest child). My middle child struggled with the social aspects and trying to fit in. The principal/teachers are decent and very willing to work with parents. Its a good school. But (free advice) get kids to join club/sport to help with meeting appropriate peers.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2006
Wonderful School. Teachers are really willing to work with students to help them succeed.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2005
This is an absolutely outstanding school! We have two children (3rd and K), and attended the school two years now. Academically it rates in the top in Central FL, and the tuition is very reasonable. Highly recommended!

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May 07, 2004
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Christian Home & Bible School is an accredited private Christian school where students are provided opportunities in rigorous academics, competitive fine arts, and winning athletics. Each subject is taught with a Christian perspective and students learn to serve others through community service. Our goal is to prepare students for the collegiate environment, for the work place, and to look at the world through the eyes of the Lord.

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Christian Home And Bible School
301 W 13th Avenue, Mount Dora, FL  32757
(352) 383-2155
Last modified Christian Home And Bible School is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Christian Home And Bible School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 56 reviews. Top