After pulling my children out for a variety of reasons and placing them in our zoned public schools, they were a year behind academically. They went from"A" students to struggling in school now. I don't know what kind of curriculum they use, but they can't compare to rigor of what my children are experiencing now. They have been bragging about use of tech, but they are still years behind. They have a difficult time keeping teachers, losing handfuls every year. You are paying top dollar to send your children here, yet all they do is beg for money year round. The glowing reviews you read below were in response to the negatives ones that they had removed by greatschools and were made by staff, whose children all go to the school. This school has the same problems as public schools when it comes to the "stuff" kids get into if you know what I mean. Leadership has no clue what is going on and think they have created this Utopia, and it couldn't be further from the truth. Save your money and do your homework before sending your child here. Make sure the school you go to has a solid experienced teaching staff. Make sure that administration welcomes your concerns and questions, and won't hold it against you when you do question things. They do not have an open door policy by any means. We have seen discipline and bullying is also an issue, with very little consequence.
CCS has been the best decision we made for our sons. After homeschooling them through 8th grade we wanted them to have the "high school experience." We wanted them to have a challenging academic education with a biblical worldview. We wanted them to be a part of a school where they could be themselves and be encouraged to succeed in anything they attempted. They have achieved academic excellence and have been rewarded for it. They are involved in sports, the music program, and are being developed as leaders in their classes. The most important thing is that God is first. The things we teach them at home carries over into school. Their character and their love for others matters here. They have the opportunity to lead worship and small group bible studies as part of their school week. The friendships they have made here will last them a lifetime. CCS is more than a school, it is a family. I am grateful to be a part of such a wonderful place.
Here are a few facts about CCS:
1.CCS is academically excellent. We have earned state, regional and national accreditation. Our curriculum follows best practices and implements an Engaged Learning curriculum. Of our 52 2014 graduates, we had 1 National Merit Scholar (a CCS “Lifer” educated at Cambridge since age 3), over 30 AP Scholars and 100% acceptance to their college of choice, receiving over $3.5 million in scholarships. We offer weekly instruction in Spanish, Library Science, Music and PE with Technology instruction beginning in Pre-K.
2.CCS has a Championship Athletic program. Thirteen students-athletes were named to All-State teams, two coaches were named Coaches of the Year and our CCS Athletic Program was named the #1 2014-2015 FHSAA Academic Team State Champion for Class 2A, honoring our achievement in academics as well as athletics.
3.CCS focuses on spiritual development and maturity. Our students regularly serve at Trinity Café for the homeless, adopt underprivileged families in the Sulphur Springs community, attend mission trips throughout South America and run a Sports Camp for Hope Children’s Home.
4.CCS Fine Arts Department performs in yearly Broadway musicals and has drama, choir, ensemble, band and art departments that participate in yearly competitions and shows.
5.Integration of current technology is a priority in all programs. This year we will see handheld Student Response Systems for preschool-3rd grade, iPad and HP Stream Laptop carts for 4th through 6th grades, laptop carts for 7th and 8th grades and a fully functional Bring Your Own Device program in Upper School.
6.Recent Parent Survey boasts an over 90% satisfaction in the school, the Head of School, administration and overall educational experience.
7.Enrollment has increased by nearly 10% percent over the last two years and re-enrollment rate is 90%.
8.CCS has a thriving International program. Many of our international students have come to know Christ during their time at CCS and have created strong bonds with families that continue long past their visit with us. The number of international students amount to only 2% percent of our overall growth.
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Great marketing department, 3 glowing reviews posted on the same day!! What a coincidence. This used to be a great school. New headmaster has brought problems with him. They lost 80% of their high and middle school teachers last year. He has added family members to the payroll to compensate. They have 10 teacher jobs posted on the website for this year, so I guess more are leaving. To make up for the people leaving, they are importing students from Asia. They did recruit a great basketball team however.
if you want your child to learn everything about the lord and the bible than this is the school for them. if you want your child to learn anything else than I would find another school. The curriculum in this school is Awful. Children in this school lack technology/computers and we live in 2015. Most children in this school aren't reading until 2nd grade. This school is SO FAR behind academically. It was beautiful seeing the lord touch my childrens heart on a daily basis but we can do that at home and with our church. I really need my children to learn what they are suppose to be learning in school. -lower school parent
As a current Cambridge Christian parent, it is hard to believe that the prior reviewer is at the same school. The biggest challenge the school currently faces is where to put everybody due to the addition of new programs and growth in enrollment. We increased by 50 students in the high school this year, only 15 of which were international students, which have added greatly to our culture. Our teachers (overall) are younger than a year ago, which has been a welcome change! Cambridge is not an IB school, so I certainly hope we aren't preparing our students for IB exams! The WiFi challenges that existed at the beginning of the year have been completely resolved. The staff at this school loves my children and disciplines them (and others) when appropriate. More importantly, they disciple my kids, for which I am eternally grateful! If you are looking for a perfect school, Cambridge is not the place for you. However, if you are looking for excellence, come on! We are thrilled to be here.
I have been a parent at Cambridge Christian School for 15 years! I can honestly say that Cambridge has joined with me in my efforts to grow my son into the wonderful young man he is today. This school is truly an extension of my family. In fact, I've been thinking about how my life as a parent will be impacted now that my son is graduating and I won't be a daily part of life here. I am going to miss this community intensely. My son has been offered scholarships due to his academic achievements and will be attending an honors program at his college of choice. The AP courses and the spiritual integrity of the teachers here have paved the way for his future success. Any parent would be blessed to have the experience that our family has had here.