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Christian Home And Bible School

Private | PK-12 | 550 students

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $146,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $840.

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted Saturday, September 13, 2014

My child has been at this school 5 years total and while I agree there were some issues a few years ago especially with quality of teaching staff, I feel that many of those issues are improving. Academics is definitely becoming a focal point and my child is challenged by the curriculum. The headmaster has made a difference and is very engaged in the children's lives. I know many reviews have referenced different treatment due to church membership but I've not experienced this. I think there maybe more preferential treatment due to parental involvement (the more involved as a parent you are, the more awards/accolades your child receives), it would be nice to have a more even playing field on that regard but my child has been able to participate or be part of any activity they want. My child is very happy at MDB.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.


Posted April 1, 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


Posted 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!!!!


Posted 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


Posted October 5, 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


Posted 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!!!!!


Posted 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


Posted May 6, 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.


Posted January 6, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted March 9, 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


Posted 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


Posted December 3, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 42%
Hispanic 4% 29%
Black 2% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Public Schools
Other Private Schools
Homeschool
Percentage of students going to 2-year college 0% (2013)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 90% (2013)
Percentage of students going to the military 2% (2013)
Percentage of students going to vocational programs 5% (2013)
Percentage of students going directly into the workforce 3% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation Harding University
University of South Florida
University of Central Florida
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Robotics club
  • Science club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Drama club
  • Marching band
  • Television/Radio News
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Dr. Brad Moser
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 2 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Church of Christ
Associations
  • NCSA
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (352) 383-0098

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Honors track
  • Virtual school
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • bowling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • bowling

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Best Buddies
  • Book/reading club
  • Community service
  • Drama club
  • Foreign language club: Spanish
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Marching band
  • Math club
  • National Honor Society
  • Robotics club
  • Science club
  • Student council/government
  • Television/Radio News
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • 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.
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


7 out of 10students were accepted for the 2014-2015 school year.


Students accepted for the 2014-2015 school year
100
Applications received for the 2014-2015 school year
150
Students typically come from these schools
Public Schools
Other Private Schools
Homeschool

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2014-2015 school year
$8000 - $10000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Harding University
University of South Florida
University of Central Florida
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
2 year college - 0%
4 year college - 90%
Military - 2%
Vocational - 5%
Workforce - 3%
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301 W 13th Avenue
Mount Dora, FL 32757
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Phone: (352) 383-2155

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