I actually go back and forth between just right and not enough. My child can get a lot finished at school and doesn't usually have a lot left in the evening. I can see where some might say on some nights there is to much but a lot of homework is what wasn't finished in class (don't get me wrong, they have homework that is only worked on at home but it can add up with classwork that wasn't completed in class)
My oldest will soon be in his 4th year at CCA and I have another that will be starting kindergarten in the fall. We are grateful for everything CCA has offered to our oldest over the last 3 years. Having come from the public school system I am so thankful that we found CCA that has challenged my son academically more than I feel he would have ever received had he stayed in his other school. We have been pleased with the teachers, the staff, the parents and the students. Every school is going to have its pros and it's cons and everyone has a different experience. The one thing that I regret about CCA is that we didn't do our research sooner and my son lost 2 years in the public school we are zoned for.
At first, I was excited about this school for my child and after what I've experienced, I would not recommend this school to a friend or a family member. I am glad I took out my child. Not every experience is the same so think really hard before choosing this school and make sure you pay close attention to your child on a daily basis. Thank you and this is a very honest review.
My son is an entering kindergartner at Christ Classical Academy. He never went to preschool and I assumed that he may be a little behind for the first few months of school as a result. This has not been the case! After just 4 weeks of school he is already academically surpassing his peers in other schools who had attended preschool. I am so blown away by his progress and his excitement for learning. Not only is he excelling in academics, he is also growing leaps and bounds spiritually and displaying new Christ-like character traits to those around him. I cannot express my gratitude enough to the tremendous teachers, staff and parents that give so much of themselves investing in our precious kids. Thank you Christ Classical Academy!
The level of homework given at CCA is appropriate for the grade level and maturity of its students and rigor of the curriculum. Even in Kindergarten, kids are given homework to supplement classroom instruction - and form a basis of expectation for future years. The homework assignments are also helpful in informing parents about the material being taught to our children.
CCA develops honesty, integrity and fairness in its students through direct engagement with both the children enrolled in the school and their parents. Much of the work in developing these character traits builds upon our efforts in the home. The teachers and staff work closely with parents and send reports home daily about the attitudes, behaviors and effort displayed by our child. Through these reports and regular interaction with our child’s teacher, we are able to collaborate to best support the development of our child. Further, the Christian influence maintained at CCA offers a guide for the development of these traits.
The process of researching for a school for our 4 year-old daughter took quite some time as we had somewhat homeschooled her for the first years of her life and, as educators, we had very high expectations. After visiting various schools, we decided to enroll our daughter at Christ Classical Academy.
Our child’s time at Christ Classical Academy has been very positive and reaffirms that we made the right choice for her. This is her first year in Pre-K4 and her first experience in a classroom setting. She has thrived in the nurturing and caring environment that CCA offers. The small class sizes, engaged teachers and staff and individualized approach to the curriculum provide the best learning environment for our child.
The small class size allows our teacher to meet the students where they are and adapt portions of the day to aid each child in developing foundational skills and emotional control. Instruction is both group-based and individualized to support students’ transition to school and help them grow as young learners.
Our daughter’s teacher is such a blessing in our lives. She has helped our daughter to develop emotionally and cognitively this year. She has formed a wonderful bond with our daughter based on trust and respect. Her approach with our daughter is balanced: direct, firm and encouraging. She takes the same approach with each child in the class. The result is a structured learning environment that our child enjoys and excels in.
The teachers and staff at CCA supplement our teaching and discipline at home. They work closely with us – sending home daily communication about our daughter’s work progress and behavior. They’ve been so supportive of our family and daughter during this year of transition to school. Our daughter missing her teachers and friends during weekends and holidays is a testament to the environment fostered at CCA.
We have truly appreciated the teaching, structure and support provided by CCA for our child. We look forward to our future in this wonderful school.