The school is more athletic focused than anything else. The head of school studied at University of Phoenix, enough said. For 15k a year, you deserve a more qualified head of school. He is all about self promotion of athletics and himself.
I am a current parent at this school. With two who have already graduated. I am shocked by some of the negative reviews. I'm thinking it was a very unhappy employee who was let go who had their children there. No place is perfect. And anywhere you go you have the same kinds of kids who go through the same issues. The difference is we are a praying school. Not perfect by any means. But we learn from our mistakes. And so do our kids. Lots and lots of grace!! It is truly like a family atmosphere.
My daughter graduated from here went to UF and then on to UCF for her masters. She had an excellent education along with growing as a Christian. The most important thing for our children is their relationship with Christ and this school has shown that this is first and foremost as well!
Like I said ups and downs everywhere you go but I can honestly say this school has gone above and beyond to love us and our children!!!
Mrs. Gerrard has taught both our children. She is amazing and has a gift for teaching and caring for her students. Mrs. Fisher taught one of our children. We were fortunate enough to have her twice, as she moved to another grade level. She really encouraged a love of reading and was an exceptional English teacher. Mrs. Coney is the Upper School Principal, what an amazing lady. She really mentored our oldest son and still talks to him and many, many alumni. Mr. Grabill was my son's spiritual mentor and Coach Shears coached my son in Middle School Football and did an amazing job mentoring him. Mr. Stenberg encouraged my son's love of music. So many people have poured into our children. It is too many to list.
Mr. Valdez is the Lower School Principal and Mrs. Coney is the Upper School Principal. You can't get two leaders who are more fair or principled. They don't tolerate disrespect. When you take a tour, talk to parents that are walking around. They will tell you about the school and what it means to them.