My kids were looking forward to see his friends during the new school year. We were very disappointed and shock about the amount of kids that are not returning this year. It really got us thinking. When we started a few years ago we heard the same thing (unhappy parents) and now we are living it....now we are keeping our eyes and hears open to see what's really going on here.
Some nights are longer than others but rarely are a science lab, an English paper, and a pre-calculus study guide all due on the same day with one day notice. Wednesdays are a lighter night so students can attend youth groups. Older high school students have study hall and elementary students have homework club as an option after school which is helpful for parents that cannot pick their children up until after 4pm.
Character development and Biblical truths are a strong focus at Cambridge. Students across all grades are held to high standard in this area. The school really practices Matthew 18 when it comes to all conflict resolution.
Our oldest started Cambridge in middle school and will be graduating next year. We also have a child in the elementary school. With 11 AP choices, many honors courses, and numerous teachers with advanced degrees, I know my daughter is extremely prepared and has a wide variety of choices for college in and out of state. The elementary school is very focused on how individual children learn. It offers so many enrichment opportunities within school and after school. My younger daughter is in 3rd grade and does volleyball intramurals, cooking club, and Bible Bowl competition. They have Adventures in Engineering Club and STEM clubs starting in Kindergarten. What I love most is the family atmosphere, approachability from all staff, and Biblical truth woven into everything from academics to after school sports. Our football team went to the State Championship this year and the whole school was involved. The school used the opportunity to not just build community within our whole school but also used our Christian school story to witness on a statewide stage. We are blessed to be a part of CCS.
The teachers for Little Lambs Daycare through high school love these kids and love to teach - even the students that can be a challenge. That is the culture here. They will not coddle or enable a child which I appreciate. They hold the children responsible for homework starting in Kindergarten. I believe my children are learning in a very effective environment from very competent teachers.