A teacher at this school with a degree in Biology will be enlisted to teach additional classes unrelated to their specialty such as Economics or Psychology. Teachers are unqualified to teach multiple subjects. Discipline is virtually nonexistent. Bullying and drugs are constant issues which are not addressed. Student body consists of tight cliques of Christian students who have been at the school for many years. If your child's beliefs don't align, prepare for alienation. Staff consists of unqualified parents. My son's needs were not addressed, but the school was happy to call me regarding tuition payment. STAY AWAY!
I posted a review yesterday. It did not violate the terms of service, but this website chose to delete my review. Therefore I have lost all faith in this website. They are not allowing parents like me to tell the truth about schools when it is not good news. I will keep this short. If your child is on a McKay scholarship, I would advise to look elsewhere. You will not get any consideration for your child's situation.
Oldsmar Christian is by far the best school. The class sizes are small so each child gets lots of attention from a caring, loving, nurturing teacher. Going to school shouldn't be stressful and at Oldsmar Christian it isn't. My son never really enjoyed school, that is, until he went to Oldsmar Christian. Now, he loves going. I highly recommend this school, especially to someone that is fed up with the rigmarole of public school and is looking for a fantastic Christan- based education.
Be careful not to go by what a bitter parent has to say about this school. Discipline is crucial to the well-being of a child. If writing Bible verses feels like cruel and unusual punishment for children, we have to fear the type of adults they'll grow up to be! If you are looking for a school that will allow children to do whatever they please, take them to the nearest public school. If you are looking for a school to help train up your child in the ways of the Lord, OCS is for you. As for the comments made about the quality of teaching, talk to graduates of OCS who are amazing their college professors with their advanced knowledge... which they attained at OCS. As the parent of a high school graduate of OCS, I can also tell you that parents have complete access to their child's grades at all times. They also truly care about the well being and future of their students. No place is perfect, but I would choose OCS again in a heartbeat.
This used to be a fairly good school, but the quality of teaching & facilities is rapidly diminishing. Kids are having more & more trouble actually learning. The current teachers are demerit-crazy at this school. I know children with physical problems that make it difficult for them to write so many demerits, but the teachers and office staff don't seem to care. I agree with the statement someone else made about their brand of discipline and the extremes they take it to inspire rebellion more than change.
My son is finishing up his first year of kindergarten at OCS, and his teacher this year was my kindergarten teacher 25 years ago. I attended OCS from kindergarten until I graduated high school. This is a prime example of why this school is such a gem...it's more than a school, it's a family. If you are looking for the latest technological advancements or multi-million dollar facilities, this may not be your first choice in schools. But if your top priorities are that your child's education be rooted in Biblical principles, that they be nurtured in a loving environment with small class sizes and one-on-one attention in a family atmosphere, then you don't need to look any further than OCS.
My son has been attending OCS for 2 years an my family and I are very pleased. The teachers are very nice and are concerned about him. I love the coach because hes not only interested in the team playing and winning, but he is also concerned about their education.OCS is a home away from home. Anyone interested in a Christian School, OCS is the place to be.
My son has been attending OCS for 2 years now and i could not be happier, the staff is wonderful and the school is a wonderful environment, compared to these schools nowadays where the kids all they do is hang out, i think the disciplanary actions are good and the mentoring as well, my son will continue at ocs until he graduates HS.
I am a student at OCS, and have been for 10 years. The school is a wonderful school. The staff there are excellent. The teachers are wonderful and care very much for every single one of the students. OCS has a great sports program, our golf team has been undefeated and our Varsity Basketball has succeded very greatly and still is. There are a few flaws to our school, it is a run down school, a lot of the money and time goes to uneccessary things, and some other things, but over all that stuff it is a great school.
I'm currently a student, and I have been attending OCS for 5 years. Like what the other reviews say OCS' strongest quality is teacher student interaction. I'm also very involved in there sports programs. I love playing for them, but alot of time, money, and effort goes to specific unneeded areas. But all in all an ok school with pretty good discipline.
My son has attended Oldsmar Christian for 3years. The interaction between the teachers and the students is wonderful. I would recommend this school to those who want to focus on the family. Close knit, kindness and caring teachers are what make this school awesome!!
My daughter has finished K-4 and K-5 at Oldsmar and I have to say that I am thrilled with what she has learned. All the kids are well mannered and the staff is wonderful. The only place where communication lacks is in the office. That is one place that could be improved upon. I read all the other reviews and the one that mentioned that all money goes into the sports program bothered me. My daughter is not yet involved in the sports program but all of it's money is made from gymnastics classes, cookie and book sales through out the year. The tution is only $4000 per year and that includes your books and registration fee. The school is not modern but they focus on education they do their best. I would like to see foreign language get introduced at an earlier age. Excellent FAMILY school.
Only attended the past 2 years and we won't be going back. No discipline in the class rooms, Upper grade students are not respectful. Teachers aren't accredited. Lacks comminication with parents, parents don't have a clue what children are doing. No agendas for assignments. Too many students being tutored for a fee, money is going somewhere. I believe they need to spend more timeon accademics rather then sports. No art, Music is limited. Computers are limited. 1 field trip a year. Children are not thriving. We are out of here.
Decent academic program, and very good student teacher intereaction. Some of the staff members in the office need to learn better disciplinary skills. Perhaps a different method that would inspire change, and not rebellion.
This school is good when it comes to academics. The teachers are very supportive. The school offers a gymnastics class that my children enjoyed. The school offers no early spanish and not any art classes. I am somewhat concerned with the safety. It seems they pour all their money into sports and none in improving the school facility.
My daughter attended for 3 years and we were very pleased with her academic achievements. The teachers are highly skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child.
My daughter is in her first year in the Kindergarten class. She loves it & the teachers there are amazing.
This school is a great school for one on one learning and the Boys basketball program is wonderful. The school is strict in certain areas, but only in needed areas. This school has changed the lives of many people.
I have had 2 students graduate from Oldsmar Christian, and I have one in the 9th grade in 2004-2005. Teachers are unmatched in Tampa Bay area for active involvement in the students life. The school has one of the best Basketball programs in the State of Florida, currently ranked 7th in all classes, and the school rallies around their team. Their is no better high school in Florida for student, parent and administration particiaption in an athletic program!
After two years of attending (5 and 6 grade), I can attest to the classroom quality. The teachers care for each student's individual progress. The teaching staff is their #1 asset. There is lack of communication from the administration however. I can only recall two meetings (one each year) where I've seen the principle. From my view, OCS method of communication is not effective enough to penetrate to all parents (i.e., flyers provided to children that often times do not make it home). Other than sports events, I often feel that I am in the dark in regards to what the administration is doing to improve the teaching quality, elective classes, safety and school facilities. I would suggest a website and quarterly PTA meetings to augment the efforts of the teaching staff and complement the quality of teaching already provided.
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