"We are best known for education of the whole person."
Students enrolled 725
Hours 8:05 AM - 3:10 AM
School leader Dr. Michael L. Mosley
Transportation options Yes

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2101 Partin Drive North
Niceville, FL 32578

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(850) 678-7358
(850) 729-2511
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5 stars
Based on 30 ratings

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November 09, 2014
Our grandson transferred to RBCS K-5B class earlier this year. He has drastically improved on his reading skills, is learning cursive writing, and just as importantly has developed more self-confidence and an eagerness to learn!

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2014
I love this school! My child started in K5 last year and is in 1st grade this year. We love the christian environment, the bible studies and the one on one attention my son gets.I was very worried as I didn't care for any of the public schools and the moment I walked into Rocky bayou I knew this was the perfect school for him. The attention, communication and service from the school and the staff is amazing. The Destin campus is a blessing to us Destin locals!

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2014
My husband and I have worked at RBCS since we graduated from college and have been doubly blessed to have had all six of our children attend RBCS from kindergarten through high school graduation. Thanks to their RBCS education, followed by college and grad schools, the first four children are all blessed with great careers in engineering, law, science and banking, respectively. Our last two children are still in college, studying to be a nurse (practitioner) and a high school volleyball coach/physical education instructor. All of our children's teachers and coaches at RBCS helped to make them the successful citizens/students that they are today. The academics prepared them for college and career, but the mentoring, character building and leadership training prepared them for life, both in and beyond their schools and jobs. We thank God for Rocky Bayou Christian School, not only for our own six children, but also for the thousands of students we have been blessed to teach, mentor, and train in Christian character. (Typically all of our staff contribute to our Annual Fund, so I do look forward to a capital campaign soon for some more buildings, especially our own "cafetorium".)

- submitted by a teacher
September 15, 2014
I have 4 girls, 3 of which attend Rocky....We are coming from a homeschool environment to a Public School for 5 months and this school is an answer to prayer! I trust every teacher at the Destin Campus. Each teacher that represents the grade my girls are in have shown the love for not only the class, but for my individual child. Their love for Christ pours in the classroom, out of the classroom, into the hall right and right out the door! It is AMAZING. The next best thing to Homeschooling! I am soooooo happy!

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2014
Our family loves Rocky Bayou Christian School. My child attends the Destin Campus and would couldn't be more blessed with such an amazing school. The teachers are wonderful at teaching each child with their individual needs. My child loves going to school and is always eager to learn more makes me confident that we are at the right school.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2014
I love that Rocky has a Destin elementary campus. The facilities are great and the smaller school feeling gives my girls the opportunity to know all of the kids in the school, from K5 to 6th grade! My girls' teachers do a fantastic job presenting everything with a biblical worldview and a customized touch to meet their individualized needs. The parent community is exceptional and unbelievable!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2014
I am thrilled that RBCS has a campus in Destin too!!! I have two sons there who absolutely LOVE their school!! We are so blessed with the faculty. They are truly dedicated and don't just teach the test like the public schools, but actually teach their students to master the concepts. The teachers push their students to reach their full potential and challenge them academically. I love the smaller class size and the fact that my boys are getting a Christian worldview in ALL subjects. I also LOVE the fact that we have Music and put on programs at Christmas and the end of the year. It is amazing to see and it teaches the children how to speak in front of an audience and build their confidence. The students also have the opportunity to participate in Spelling Bees and Art competitions. Nothing makes me more secure in my decision to put my children at Rocky than when I pick them up everyday the first words out of their mouths are, "why didn't you come late? We didn't want to go home yet!" Then I ask them how their day was and they both say with great enthusiasm, "It was AWESOME!!!" I

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2014
This is our 2nd year at RBCS Destin. My daughter loves going to school it and I love the what she is learning. We can tell that the teachers and staff have a passion for what they do. Plus, RBCS was awarded the honor of being listed at one of the TOP 50 PRIVATE SCHOOLS IN THE UNUTED STATES IN 2014.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2014
We love RBCS. It's staff loves our children and help guide them in the way they should go. They are here to assist parents in the education of their children to help mold each student into what God has for them to be. All of my children's needs are able to be met. We have a daughter with special needs and they teach her in ways she can learn. With the educational therapy and occupational therapy on campus, she has made great progress. They push her but not to the point of frustration. My other children are in the regular track and their teachers are always seeing their potential and trying to help them reach it. Sometimes that means doing it a little differently. They are always available to help them when they need it. My children come home with smiles and singing. They are loved by the school and we love the school too!

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2014
Rocky Bayou Christian School is the school that educates your whole child. Body, through our great athletic department, mind, through our challenging yet accommodating curriculum, and most importantly your child's soul, through our integrated Biblical worldview basis. The education "Bang for your Buck" is here. No other school even attempts to do what Rocky Bayou Christian School accomplishes with grace.

- submitted by a community member
September 12, 2014
I am an alumni parent with two students that graduated from Rocky Bayou Christian School. Both of my children (now 25 and 19) have had wonderful experiences in the colleges they attend. Over and over again they give RBCS the praise. Their professors have said their freshman work was like that of third and fourth year college students. What I have been most thankful for is the fact that RBCS partners along with parents teaching biblical world view and helping develop Christian character and skills necessary to fulfill God s calling in their lives. If you are looking for a biblical school that teaches God in every subject, look no further!

- submitted by a community member
September 12, 2014
Rocky Bayou Christian School is a wonderful school that has greatly impacted by children. The Faculty and Staff truly love the students and demonstrates God s love for all. Not only have my child experienced a wonderful and caring environment, but they have also grown to love school. They previously attended a public school and were failing. The extra attention from teachers and small class sizes have helped my children exceed academically. I feel truly blessed to have my child attend Rocky Bayou.

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2014
Rocky Bayou Christian School provides the best biblical education for my kids. I am thrilled with the high academic standards, the loving and qualified teachers, and the family atmosphere. I would not send my children to any other school since I have enrolled them at RBCS. It is making an eternal difference in the lives of my kids and in my life too. What a wonderful experience we are having!

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2014
My kids have been going here for four years now. They have learned so quickly, and learning things that public schools don't teach (cursive writing in kindergarten). Both come home enthusiastic about their classes, and ready to go back for more the next day. The teachers are hands on, and truly show they love their students. The school does need work on the grounds, but I have seen their future plan, and I can see God has a great plan for this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2014
I found Rocky Bayou's reviews on this website just today, and would like to make some counterarguments to the reviews giving one star ratings. First, one review says that Rocky Bayou is business or money focused rather than Christian based. Every school has a purpose. Do universities like Princeton, Yale, Harvard etc. that charge $50,000 annual tuition exist only to make money? Public schools get government funding. Private schools do not. In fact, the government spends more per child at a public school than parents at Rocky spend per child, yet Rocky receives no tax credit. Rocky receives only how much is needed to run the school and grow it. Second, a review said the school is poor academically. My children passed all the AP test with 4's and 5's. They scored over 700 on most of all the SAT and SAT subject tests. They couldn't have done it without some of the brilliant teachers at Rocky. In English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Bible etc. all are taught by excellent teachers. Through academic progress that started here, I have two sons doing very well in both Princeton and Northwestern University. This school provides a rigorous and challenging academic program.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2014
I have three children attending Rocky and they love it. It is laying a foundation so they will be able to stand firm in their convictions when they enter college. The teachers and staff are wonderful providing a solid education and a loving environment. Combine all of that with a great sports program and you have RBCS! I am so glad we chose this school.

- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2014
I agree with the other poster. This school doesn't feel like a school based on Gods teaching rsrather ran like a business. Not horrible yet if ur looking for a Christian school this isn't it.

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2014
My daughter transferred from Bluewater and has thrived at Rocky. They not only emphasize Christian principles but also have an outstanding academic program. She learned cursive writing in kindergarten - they aren't teaching that in public schools anymore. They take a lot more field trips than public school, the kids aren't given candy in class, and the teachers are very caring. Technologically, they're advancing, and using iPads and touchscreen whiteboards in class. They also don't subscribe to the Common Core teach-to-the-test nonsense that's in the public schools now. I'd love to hear solid facts behind the negative opinions of the previous reviewer, who says this is a bad school without saying why. I'd encourage parents to visit the school and research it themselves; I'd be surprised if they weren't highly impressed.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2013
This place is a scam. Unqualified staff, poor classroom conditions, a complete waste of money. The school hides behind what it calls it's "Christian" purpose. However , the only God these people worship is money. Everything about this place is for your money. Your kids will always be secondary. The "glowing" reviews are misleading and probably written by the staff. Do not waste your money or time at this place. If you are concerned about your kids education to NOT go here. Enroll them in Niceville High.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2013
Ou experience with Rocky has been far beyond our expectations. The school has brought out the best in our girls. It is probably the best thing we could provide our kids. The atmosphere, academics, opportunities, WOW!

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2013
My daughter attends RBCS-Destin campus. This is our first year at this school and we are pleased with the level of instruction she has received. The academics are strong and she loves her teachers. We are happy that she is eager to go to class each day and is learning so much. We recommend this school to anyone who is looking for a high-quality education.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2010
If your only criteria for a school is that it teaches a very conservative Christian worldview you will probably be very pleased. If you are concerned about academics you might want to look elsewhere. This school is behind the times in technology and pedagogy and they choose textbooks based on Christian rather than academic content. My child is gifted and this school did not meet her needs. I had meetings with the teacher and the principal and they could not or would not consider my concerns nor would they discuss ways in which changes could be made so my child could be properly placed and academically challenged. I cannot recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2010
Outstanding teachers, great cirriculum and Bible based principles. What else could you ask for from a private school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 06, 2009
Rocky Bayou Christian School is an amazing school. The faculty and staff not only say they love the students but show evidence of this fact by the time they spend outside of class with the kids. They truly seek to build healthy relationships with the students so they can help parents guide their child towards a Godly lifestyle. Another unique part of RBCS is the number of men teachers. My son was so excited after the first day of school when he exclaimed ' Mom, I only have 1 female teacher.' These men and women have even taken a pay cut this school year and are continuing to offer the same services as in the past. Rocky Bayou Christian School is a great school for learning, building character, and a biblical worldview.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
RBCS is a school dedicated to teaching all of God's children; whether that child learns by traditional methods or through specially designed therapy interventions. We are so blessed to be a part of this school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
there is no place like Rocky Bayou, godly christian teachers applying Gods word and teachings into everyday lessons that will improve our students reach for their highest goals.It's like a family atmosphere, every one knows your name, we all get along and there is great fellowship. our students graduate knowing that they will make it in college because of the preparations and lessons teachers give to them. Teachers are top notch and the administration are ones that listen first and act slowly to make things right.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
Rocky Bayou has an excellent Special Services program that strives to help students with disabilities meet their fullest potential.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 04, 2009
I love the fact that people of all denominations are able to come together for the educating of their children for their Godly future not just man's head knowledge. It is an education for the complete person.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
Rocky has teachers who care about their students and want them to be the best they can be in all they do not just academics.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 04, 2009
Because it teaches the Word of God and the wonderful acedemics we need!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
Rocky Bayou is the most wonderful school because we love each student. We reach each child where they are and push them to fulfill their God given purpose.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
Our school has an excellent academic program, a broad spectrum of sports and activities, and stresses leadership training. It prepares its students for college, careers, citizenship, and lfe. It seeks to give the students a biblical view of every subject, and of the world and life in general so that they will be motivated to glorify God and act rightly toward others.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating November 04, 2009
Rocky Bayou Christian School is a place where there is an amazing balance between strong teaching and a family-like community of love and respect. Students are encouraged to grow in all facets of their lives, with a look to the their future role in life.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
RBCS operates on a tight budget to keep tuition affordable, yet offers a full range of extra-curriculars, and our students regularly earn tens of thousands of dollars in college scholarships.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
Rocky is the best Christian school in the southeast.

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2008
Rocky Bayou Christian provides excellent biblical training, as well as, specialized teaching for my child with learning challenges.

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November 02, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating July 01, 2007
My son is in the Special Services Dept. of Rocky Bayou. We are blessed to have a school like RBCS in our area. Our son is learning more than ever and is successful. The staff is caring and wonderful! Students receive love, encouragment and terrific instruction. He has also grown spiritually. It shows what can be accomplished when God is allowed to be a part of education.

- submitted by a parent
December 31, 2006
This is the 2nd year my kids have gone to the FWB Campus and I am very pleased with the academic progress they have made. It also provides a caring, disciplined environment where kids learn morals, compassion, and work ethics as well as a great education. The academic expectations are high but it is done in a encouraging and caring way. Both my kids have special needs and are doing well because the teachers are very supportive and accommodating to their learning needs. The teachers truly love what they do and it shows with the parent/teacher and student/teacher interaction.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2006
Our son just started this year and we are absolutely amazed at the amout he has learned as a 5 year old! We love this school and are seeing first hand why people have given it such high marks!

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October 19, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2005
I have a child in the Academy at Rocky Bayou Christian. She is in all honors classes. Having spent school career at the same private catholic school we were uncertain as to where she would rank at a new school. The cirriculum is very challenging for new students but my child has done quite well. The students who have attended for years are familiar with what is expected of them and succeed. Their test scores are some of the highest in the area. We are pleased with RBCS!

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
RBCS is a wonderful school. My child has attended since 4 years of age. Students are given wonderful opportunities to learn not only about the bible, but how it relates to history, science, literature and much more. I find that my child has received a quality education. The attitudes of the students and the parental support are wonderful. In today's world, being a Christian can be a real challenge. This school provides your student with the basics they need to survive in the world. God Bless You!

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Weekly chapel services afford students worship and fellowship, while God’s Word is taught in Bible classes and is integrated into the curriculum for each subject area. Leadership Trek trains young people as Christian servant-leaders and forms the basis for a prefect-based Student Government Association. Students, alumni and faculty participate annually in mission trips to third world countries for multiple ministry adventures, including school devotions, street evangelism and construction work.

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Rocky Bayou Christian School
2101 Partin Drive North, Niceville, FL  32578
(850) 678-7358
Last modified Rocky Bayou Christian School is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Rocky Bayou Christian School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 43 reviews. Top