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Po Box 1238
Seffner, FL 33583

(813) 684-2754
(813) 684-0051
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August 20, 2015
This is a really great school. I feel that the teachers are highly qualified and know my children are learning. However, Some things could use improvement for example they are still teaching cursive and should replace that with typing. They need to be more rigorous with essay writing in earlier grades and do more work on computers. The curriculum is rigorous but needs the above mentioned add ons. These teachers and staff really care about these kids and treat them as their own. The student teacher ratio is excellent in most classes. Other classes are getting to big and they need to add a class to some grades to keep it at 10 or below. I believe they max at 16 which is too much in my opinion. They are open and honest. The lady in the front who handles the accounting does need a little polishing.. She is not very articulate and uses slang. She does not sound professional. Its not a good look for the office. I will say the positives far outweigh the negatives. It is a well rounded education with a small student teacher ratio in most cases. The drama and music programs are excellent. The most important thing for us is that they are getting a Christian education. I believe this school is true to Christian values and it is a safe and nurturing environment for the children. They are strong in the faith. They are strong academically. I would choose this school over any public school. There is room for improvement but overall I would say it is a great school.

- submitted by a parent
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August 20, 2015
This is a really great school. I feel that the teachers are highly qualified and know my children are learning. However, Some things could use improvement for example they are still teaching cursive and should replace that with typing. They need to be more rigorous with essay writing in earlier grades and do more work on computers. The curriculum is rigorous but needs the above mentioned add ons. These teachers and staff really care about these kids and treat them as their own. The student teacher ratio is excellent in most classes. Other classes are getting to big and they need to add a class to some grades to keep it at 10 or below. I believe they max at 16 which is too much in my opinion. They are open and honest. The lady in the front who handles the accounting does need a little polishing.. She is not very articulate and uses slang. She does not sound professional. Its not a good look for the office. I will say the positives far outweigh the negatives. It is a well rounded education with a small student teacher ratio in most cases. The drama and music programs are excellent. The most important thing for us is that they are getting a Christian education. I believe this school is true to Christian values and it is a safe and nurturing environment for the children. They are strong in the faith. They are strong academically. I would choose this school over any public school. There is room for improvement but overall I would say it is a great school.

- submitted by a parent

May 18, 2015
My daughters have had a phenomenal year at this school. Their teachers truly care about the kids and go above and beyond for the kids. My kids love going to school and come home excited about what they're learning. Most importantly, they are developing excellent character from what is taught at the school.

- submitted by a parent

May 06, 2015
This school is excellent. The staff is very supportive, helpful and communicative. They listen to parents and even send out a survey for parents to fill out so they can get feedback on how to make the school better, very few schools do that.

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May 06, 2015
I have three children that attend. We love the atmosphere there. My kids really like the fact the classes are small making it easier to learn. The staff has always been so helpful and very loving with my kids. My oldest has been there for 10 years.

- submitted by a parent

April 30, 2015
This is a school of the arts but there are hardly enough programs to qualify. They have dance...ok. The band and music classes are terrible. I'm not sure if all the teachers, music, Spanish and faculty, have the proper credentials for what they are doing. They recycle teachers. The music/drama programs are just ok. There are no sports, no gym, just PE. The principal is a Jack of all trades, she is substitute teacher, band director, front desk rep, etc. She's awesome but she should concentrate on her role as Principal. The financial department is run by a woman with no credentials to do so. She is rude and will not work with parents when there is a financial issue. She was the last straw for me. My daughter's 2nd grade teacher left before Christmas. She was an EXCELLENT teacher! Since she left, they put a young girl in charge of the class and she has lost all control. She grades unjustly and my daughter started having serious problems with other children due to the lack of attention they are getting. The teacher is overwhelmed and clearly cannot handle what a private school is expected to deliver.

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June 12, 2011
This school has one of the highest education program in the tampa bay area. The students are well prepared for the next grades achievements.

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December 09, 2010
I can't say enough good things about this school. We came from public and will never go back. The teachers and staff are concerned for the students and are so warm and loving. My kids are in the 5th & 7th grade and couldn't be happier. Happy kids learn better and I know they are getting the education they deserve. I love, love, love this school. I highly recommend it.

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no rating
April 29, 2010
My grandchildren have been attending NJCA for many years, spread over five kids and more than eight years of association with this school. The administration is totally concerned with the quality of the children's education and they are nutured as well. My granddaughter is in first grade and they have her reading on a third grade level as do most of the kids in her class. They begin writing cursive in K4 and by lst grade their manuscript looks better than the parents. Hillsborough County public schools cannot even begin to measure up. Tuition is kept low by parental involvement and fundraisers. Safety has always been my biggest concern given the violence in todays society. I feel totally confident that my grandchildren are safe from the outsiders and that the quality of the teachers hand-picked by the principal will always be the best she can find & she has 3 there.

- submitted by a parent

January 26, 2010
My children attended NJ for four years before they had to experience public school. They learned absolutely nothing and refused to let my first grader use his cursive. When tested by the public school they found him reading at fourth grade level. Also, my kindergartener had no discipline at public and was allowed to do what she wanted when she wanted. At NJ she is thriving academically and very well behaved. She is reading at wonderful!!! I love NJ and will do anything to keep them thee.

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no rating
December 09, 2009
All of the teachers work so well together. We share ideas and give direction to those that need a hand in his/her class. Overall, the teachers at NJCA love what they do. I am so pleased to be a part of such a dynamic team. This is such a great year; the impact we're making is so evident in the lives of our students!

- submitted by a teacher

October 05, 2009
ya i went to this school for like 8 years and i just arrived in public school and i am struggling because of lack of knowledge and the public schools are 10 times better than this school so refrain from placing your child in this school

- submitted by a student

August 27, 2009
I found this school to be disorganized and non-communicative during the school year. Hopefully the 10th year of this school being open will be the charm.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 24, 2009
I can honestly say that NJCA, School of the Arts has been one of the best decisions I have made as a parent. Your child is not another 'student I.D. number' in a grade book, but a seed that is watered daily with the love these teachers bring each and every day. I am so satisfied with NJCA, because they're real people, doing God's work, partnering with me to raise up my children to serve the Lord. The education is awesome and the arts program can not be beat. The tuition is the lowest I've seen for what this school offers. Don't take my word for it and don't judge the school by a negative comment you might hear - talk to the principal and see her heart for the school. My kids are blessed to be apart of the NJCA family.

- submitted by a parent

July 20, 2009
My daughter attends NJCA. She learned a lot during her K5 curriculum. She learned to read, add, subtract, cursive writing, ballet, tell time along with various other Christian aspects. As a former teacher in public school, I appreciate a smaller class size which allows the teacher to better identify my daughter's learning needs. Overall, NJCA is a small private school that is striving to do its best for the student body. If you are looking for a fancy state of the art private school then NJCA isn't for your child. If you're looking for small class sizes, teachers that care, ABEKA curriculum, Christian foundation, dance, music and an affordable private school then NJCA is right for you. My daughter loves it!

- submitted by a parent

June 04, 2009
My son went there for almost 2 yrs for his pre-school. Now we have taken him out. The Parent in Participation [PIP] program was nothing, but meeting with the school for fund raising activities . [ Forcing every parent to sell chocolates was not healthy, to say the least.] The school authorities were very unprofessional in their approach. We are very happy to be out of that place forever!!!

- submitted by a parent

March 18, 2009
I have withdrawn my child from the school. Nothing very great about it to rave about! Every private school lets their pre-school kids to perform on stage, nothing surprising about that. They have the ABEKA curriculum and for a pre-school it is sufficient. If the parent is looking out for quality science and math programs, go somewhere else, even if you have to pay more.

- submitted by a parent

September 19, 2008
I recommend this school to everyone. It's nice & tha faculty is always there to help.

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no rating
March 28, 2008
I have had much experience with NJCA. My two kids go their and before them all my nieces and nephews. Our family has had a wonderful experience and our children have always been ahead of the public school curriculum. Working in the public school system, I have seen the difference in public and private school education, and the difference is huge. It's well worth it to pay the extra money and have them in a private school. The school is small and like a family. The teachers are very involved with their students academic progress.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 06, 2008
NJCA promotes parental involvement? As a parent of two former students it took nine months to receive any information from the staff and teachers regarding our children's academic progress. Thankfully, even though having to 'catch up' with the other students and back into the pubic school system they have been able to make the honor roll and are where they need to be academically and socially even after falling behind.

- submitted by a parent

January 24, 2008
As a granparent I appreciate New Jerusalem Christian Academy for the excellent education that my grandchildren are receiving. The teachers really care for their students and they promote the parents' invlovement.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
December 28, 2007
This school is a great school! I taught there for a year, and it was an experience that I will never forget. It not only helped me become a better educator, but a better christian. I love everyone there, and miss them very much!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating
December 25, 2007
Honestly, I cannot say I hold NJCA in a very high regard. The cirriculum is substandard and the staff is unprofessional to say the least. My utmost reccomendation is to look further if contemplating a private education for your child.

- submitted by a parent

September 18, 2006
Small Christian school, that teaches from the ABEKA curriculum. The school teaches Spanish, and over 85% of the students are native spanish speakers. Teachers keep you informed of students progress. School doesn't offer band, however has computer lab, spanish, library, and PE. I miss the sign lanquage classes. Tuition is reasonable, class size is small, safety is a priority, and the teachers are great. My son loves the food prepared in the cafeteria.

- submitted by a parent

November 29, 2005
The curriculum is ABECA and it s been wonderful! My kids have been writing in cursive since K-5 and have only gotten better. My children s reading, writing and math comprehension is outstanding compared to the public school curriculum. I have researched public schools and this school far outweighs what is being taught in the public schools. They also have very creative art teachers that teach the kids to use their imagination. Since my kids are only in first and second grade I can t say much for the extracurricular activities and sports. I know that the school is very involved in teaching the kids health and nutrition so they can perform well in P.E. The parents are encouraged to participate in the many school activities and they welcome parent volunteers in a day-to-day basis. The children s safety is always a priority and the learning environment is highly encouraged.

- submitted by a parent

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New Jerusalem Christian Academy
Po Box 1238, Seffner, FL  33583
(813) 684-2754
Last modified New Jerusalem Christian Academy is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
New Jerusalem Christian Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 42 reviews. Top