Horrible school I made the mistake of having my kids there 2 years when we moved from Miami my kids went to private religious schools all their live talking about having a child who is now in his first year of high school . Barnabas teachers are not well prepare to teach or treat kids they think they are the kids parents they scream intimidate the kids and some of them even hit the kids because my son saw a teacher hitting a kid with a book on his head my kids also suffer bulling from other kids because they also registered kids that comes from other schools were they don't want them for bad behavior and even take knives to school I'm glad I made the decision of changing them from school my kids before they didn't want to go to school and now they love to go I read a review like this before registering the kids and the principal told me oh that was un upset parent that we had to suspend from school in my case my kids are well behaved kids and also honor roll and they now on 2 of the best schools in county barnabas called themselves Christian and they don't practice their christianism how they have to do it the kids feels there like if they on the army or boot camp where they can only answer yes mean be carful when choosing this school for our kids they are everything to us and we all work hard so they can be in good hands when we are not around them ..
Encouraging learning environment. Free tutoring available if needed after school. Rules and stucture play an integral part and keeps the students on track. The word of God is taught and values reflect this. This school is well adapted to change and the future is looking bright as enrollment increases. I would highly recommend this school.
It would be na ve of me to say that bullying does not happen at BCA. It happens at all schools and anywhere young people are gathered. Why? Because all of us in our hearts are bent towards doing what is wrong. There is no cure for bullying apart from the work of Jesus Christ in the heart of a young person, first for salvation and secondly for living in a way that is pleasing to God and productive for society. In I John 1:7 the Bible says, If we walk in the light as He(God) is in the light, we have fellowship one with another and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. That is one of the reasons BCA exists: to train young people to live in the light of Christ and avoid the darkness of the world around us. That being said, the staff and administration of BCA does not tolerate bullying. It is monitored carefully and dealt with appropriately. If you are someone that is looking at the school as an option for your children please know that your children will be cared for, prayed for, and that we will assist you as you strive to train them to walk in the light of Christ.
Our family is blessed with Barnabas Christian Academy's educational enrichment and embracement by caring teachers, staff and administration who are devoted to student's learning. BCA's strong Christian values and student commitment prepares students for college and community leadership. Thank you to everyone at BCA for providing this excellent educational program for our child!
This is not a good school. They turn a blind eye to bullying and even silently condone it if they personally don't care for the student. They want to pretend that it is a great school and that all of the students get along and care for one another, but that's not the case. Some of the teachers are as bad if not worse than the meanest bullies. All children should be treated fairly and should not dread going to school. They also have one approach to teaching and have no interest in adapting or modifying their approach if a student can't catch on or is falling behind. Nothing is ever their fault but they are more than willing to tell you and anyone else that will listen all of your child's failures and shortcomings.
To the comment about bullying. I have never seen or heard a teacher or a student bullying or being bullied. If that were the case my special need daughter and my son, for that matter, would not be attending. If anyone is worried about teasing or bullying that would be me. My daughter has a physically visible disability. I know exactly what it means to see you child being stared at, laughed at, called names and much more. The reality is that everywhere she goes she is at risk to be bullied by people who are cruel and unloving, scared at looking at something they do not understand. However, it is my job to teach her that she is not defined by people or their comments. She is only defined by God and herself. She will always have to deal with that because I cannot educate the entire world.
A wonderful school that I would recommend to anyone looking for an above standard Christian education. Teacher communication was excellent. If an issue arose during the day I would get an e-mail, call or text that day. It was encouraging to know the teachers were so involved with the students and families.
Not a good school. I don't know which is worse, the bullying by the students or the total and complete denial of the teachers. Perhaps the teachers think that bullying is a right of passage or perhaps if they don't like the student either, they condone the bullying by ignoring it. Either way, they should be the adults and they should protect every student and provide a safe learning environment. They have a high and mighty attitude and you can not reason with them. Once they make up their mind - forget it! They need to practice what they preach! You know, do unto others...
My school is Barnabas Christian Academy. My family has been involved with Barnabas for many years. I have recommended the school to friends and family. The staff is loving, giving and kind. They are like a city on a hill shining forth God's grace & mercy. They have a strong academic program that is taught by their well-qualified teachers.