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Rocky Bayou Christian School5
Posted March 16, 2015
- a parent
My kids love going to school everyday. Their teachers are super involved in their lives. One teacher recently came to a basketball game just to watch my child play. Academics are strong, and I love that this is not a church school. It's non denominational and i like the perspective that brings for my kids. Above all, the best part of RBCS is that my kids get to learn about God and are surrounded by people who try to be good examples. Definitely coming back for more next year!
Rocky Bayou Christian School has been a wonderful, loving experience for my children. They are challenged to excel academically while being taught a biblical worldview in their classes. One of my children receives therapy at school for her short term memory loss and that has been a huge help and boost to her confidence. This school has really dedicated faculty and staff and I love that when my kids come home they are singing songs about Jesus, know Bible verses, and just really being taught well and loved on by their teachers. The family feeling is great, the sense of community and desire to educate kids in a thoughtful and meaningful ways are evident. My kids love going to school at Rocky and even though it is not cheap we feel the value is both eternal and worth the sacrifices our family makes. I really do recommend this school for families who are interested in Christian education or have a child with special needs. We love it!
As a former teacher in other private schools around the country, I am very disappointed with this school. Some of the staff can be very rude at drop off and pick up. The curriculum is lacking and some teacher's are not very well educated even if they have the "credentials". We pay a ton of money in tuition and we are constantly being asked for more. If you donate to this school you are given special treatment. This is a poorly ran business that has money as the top priority rather than children. It is a beautiful campus and I know there are some good people there and some great teachers but the school is basically a poorly ran business that hides behinds a Christian label. There is no competition around here so they have no reason to be better. This is our last year at Rocky.
Many of the teachers are very unprofessional in things they say and do! I can't believe the principal lows such behavior out of an adult. It's one particular family, that works there, gets away with telling kids they don't like them, because the asst. Principal is the father of this family. It's unreal what goes on at that school; no one would believe it unless they had a student attending the school.
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!
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!
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".)
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!
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.
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!!!