My son is attending Barnabas Christian Academy and I am proud of that. My son is now in the eight grade. Since enrolled in BCA my son is no longer that shy person. My son is now able to interact with his peers, and no longer afraid to express himself. Every school has issues with bullying. Yes my son was picked on when he arrived at BCA, but it was not ignored. The administration did not turn a blind eye and my son was not victimized. Situation was address and we no longer have a problem. I would also like to address the fact that they do have security system. Everyone will have problems / issues with any school. No school is prefect and if you find a perfect school I would like to know where they are. I agree you should read reviews to get a baseline, but each parent should visit the school to see for themselves. Always remember there are always three sides to a story. Parent / school / and the truth. Love BCA!!!!
Bullying is a pervasive problem and the Administration is in denial! Bullies are not held accountable for their bad behavior and victims are made to feel that it is their fault. Teacher's tell victims to 'ignore' it or to 'stop being a tattle tale". For a "Christian" school the teachers and administration turn a blind eye to children being tormented and targeted on a daily basis and when confronted they simply victimize the victim by pointing out all of the things the victim does wrong or does to bring it on themselves.
I graduated from this school a year ago. I at first hated it....the rules, the standers, and the whole thing. But as the year went on I learn to enjoy it. The leadership skills I learn there help me now. I am now in the military and put in positions of leadership that without the training I got at BCA I may not be where I am.
This is a horrible school! The administration is condescending and militant about collecting tuition money and they care very little about the students. They have NO security for the school and they have at risk teens enrolled at the school which they put in leadership roles to help tend to the younger elementary aged children, when it is extremely obvious that these teens have social, mental and emotional problems and could go off at any moment. I took my elementary aged child out of the school after 4 days after witnessing no adult supervision when children go to the bathrooms that they share with teenagers, when there was no adult supervision at lunch, after I personally stood and held the door open for five minutes in my son's classroom, waiting for his teacher to turn around and notice that her classroom door was open and anybody could have been standing there doing anything and she would have not noticed until it was too late. The academic program is Bob Jones cirrculumn but the teachers are lacking in teaching and social skills. For example, with my son's teacher did not even have the children tell each other their names so they could get to know one another .
A dedicated and resourceful staff that makes time for each child as an individual. A concern for student learning versus an overriding concern for standardized tests.
The student who wrote the review on June 25, 2012 made 10 errors in spelling and grammar, if I counted correctly. Perhaps that is a reflection of the learning ability of this 12th grader, rather than of the effectiveness of the teachers and curriculum, but it is worth noting.
I'm a BCA student. Im a Senior this year 2012-2013 and i can tell you that some of these comments are true but these parents fail to included that this school has a great academic program and loving and caring teachers.I had the opportunity that most kids in Middle School and High School don't get i got to know the teacher and they're great. Im in trying make BCA a great place.
This school has really gone down this past year in the Middle School & High School Dept. A lot of parents pulled their children out this year and are now going to other private schools or public school. If you do plan on going here make sure you understand that this school charges you $10.00 for each detention and the demerits accumulate quickly as they double up. Also, the teachers do not inform the student that they received a demerit so you must be committed to check online to see the infraction. Make sure you note the dates of infraction for your records so that there are no misunderstandings and everyone is held accountable. There is one particular teacher that was moved up from Elementary grade to the High School Dept. that most parents were not pleased with. These concerns were presented to the principal at the beginning of the school year and I also raised concern over this. Although the principal is very nice, she did not correct the problems with this teacher who lost papers and had poor record keeping. I would recommend this school for Elementary children but I would look elsewhere for Middle & High School children if this problem has not been changed.
This is our 2nd year at BCA and our boys LOVE the school! It is a very small school with wonderful caring teachers. My 7th grader who has never enjoyed school before told me that he now enjoys going to school! Music to a parent's ears! Thank you BCA!!
Again, the new sports program has made the school even better. In addition to the fine arts taught, the academics are top. My child selected to go to this school, and we as parents are proud and pleased of this choice.
New extracurricular programs like football and volleyball make BCA even better this year (2008)! Teachers and administration really care about student success.
The school upholds Christian values. Wonderful arts program. They counsel students and parents. Individualized instruction.
Not worth the trouble the adminstration will give you if they don't agree with anything you do at your own house.
The school has wonderful fine arts programs that all students participate in. The classes are small and there is lots of individual attention from teachers.
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