West Gate Christian School is by far one of the best private schools in Tampa. My daughter is going into her third year at West Gate and she loves it! Her academic level is outstanding. She knows more than her older cousins who attend public schools. Parents look no further; this is the school for your children!!
Two of my children attend this school and every teacher there knows and loves my kids. They use the best program A Beka learning system and small class sizes are great. The Pre-K3 teacher was so loving and patient with both my children. They teach reading and writing early while allowing my kids to have fun and be kids. This is the best most cost effective Christian School you will find in Tampa.
My son is in K4 and my daughter is in K3. We are so happy our children are in a loving place. When I say loving I mean LOVING. It is such a positive place with great values and teachings of God and the word. The teachers do not judge! They do not care what your denomination is. They just want to love and nurture your child. In addition we could not be more pleased academically. My son is already reading a few words and attempting to pronounce signs, cereal boxes, etc. Were not even in kindergarten yet! I have also heard from another parent that her daughter was writting cursive in the first grade. After seeing the education my children are getting, I believe it. When I was growing up I can not remeber reading that early or learning cursive till the thrid grade. Love the staff, love the teachers. Brother Raymond really hold his staff accountable and it shows.
My daughter began attending West Gate Christian School in the K-4 VPK program. She is now in the 1st grade. I was so impressed with this school beyond words from day one!! The highly-trained teachers and staff really care about each and every student and their continuing education. My daughter simply loves this school!! I could not ask for more!! I am constantly bragging about WGCS to friends, coworkers, neighbors, family, anyone who will listen!! This school is such a wonderful, enriching learning environment geared towards cultivating our children's impressionable young minds. I would definitely recommend WGCS to anyone who feels their child's education is a priority. The class sizes are very small, so every student is guaranteed the individualized attention they need. The inspiring Christian-based curriculum is taught well-above "average" for the respective grade-level compared to any public school and the students' test scores prove they are learning about two grades ahead of the curve. Also, the teachers and staff are extremely involved with the school activities and parents are encouraged to participate as well. We are so blessed to have such an amazing school in this area!!
My daughter is in the K-4 program, and I am amazed at how much she is learning. The quality of education is astounding. Her teacher (highly qualified) is very supportive of my daughter and constantly gives me feedback on how she is doing. School has a very friendly and engaging staff. I absolutely recommend this school.
my son is in k-4 at West Gate and I love it! He is growing so much academically and spiritually. I'm very happy with this school
WGCS has been a great place for my children to grow and learn. The new administration has really stepped the school up, and I am extremely pleased with the direction the school is going. I am glad that my children are receiving Bible instruction every day. If you are not comfortable with your child learning the Bible and being taught that Christ is "the way, the truth, and the life", then WGCS won't be for you.
I am a friend and a relative to students of West Gate Christian Prep School and also of parents who have enrolled their children in WGCPS. I am thankful that I can say these ones who have been effected in any way by this school, have been effected for the better! The teachers hold their children to a very high standard and the respect they ask for at school is often repeated at home/public. The students who've attended for any period of time look, act, and ARE sharp young people as a result of the parents, teachers, and leadership of West Gate Baptist Church. Christian education is an excellent choice, but West Gate Christian Prep School is THE choice if you want your child to learn and be loved. Thanks West Gate Christian Prep School and members for your testimony to an outsider looking in!
My daughter will graduate this year from West Gate Christian School and has been there since K-4, we also have a son there that is now in 5th grade. My husband and I have been very pleased with the school and how caring the staff are to all the children. Academically they have done really well and for that we are grateful to the school. West Gate Christian School is the way to go academically and morally.
It is an excellent school in it's academy curriculum and Christian s values. My two sons have been in West Gate Christian School for 10 and 8 years and they are both in the 98 and 100% in the SAT.
West Gate Christian Preparatory School is a wonderful school. My student has attended West Gate for 9 years, since K-5, and plans to be a graduate of WGCPS. West Gate is a superb school, providing Christian based accredited academics. The professional Christian faculty and staff are dedicated to providing the highest quality Christian education and leadership to the students in academics, fine arts, sports and spiritual growth. West Gate s nurturing environment continues to enable my student to strive and perform well in academics, to care for others and to grow spiritually. I highly recommend sending your students to West Gate Christian Preparatory School.
I have a child that is in her third year at West Gate Christian Preparatory School. I have two children that have spent a combined 26 years and have graduated from Christian schools. I say this to demonstrate that I have extensive experience in Christian education. My wife is also a Teacher in a Christian school (unfortunately a different school) . The teachers at West Gate have demonstrated great sacrifice to provide our children with excellent academic and doctrinal instruction. The Bible tells us to bring up our children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4). This is why I have chosen to send my child to West Gate. A previous reviewer mentioned that 'thinking outside the box' was discouraged. I suspect that this is a reference to opinions that are contrary to the word of God and for this I am grateful.
Being part of West Gate has been a great blessing for my 4 kids. Academics are excellent. Our kids excel in every subject. We feel that they are getting well prepared for college. The spiritual teaching is outstanding. Their discipline and doctrine has helped keep our kids grounded in the truth of the Word of God. Bringing them to West Gate has been one of our best decisions.
The academics at West Gate are outstanding. The school scores very high on standardized tests. The teachers are well qualified, professional and caring. The atmosphere is protective and positive. If you are opposed to good rules designed to protect students from bad influences and from their own wrong desires, this school is not for you. Character development is just as important as academic success at West Gate. The principal is top notch. I highly recommend West Gate Christian School to those committed to a high quality Christian education.
westgate christian is a private school with a christian emphasis i am happy to say that choosing this school was an excellent choice, the staff has been truly the type of people i would without any hesitation want to have a daily involvement in my children's lives, i have 3 children there and i recommendation this school. i hope that after rading this review that if you are looking for a school for your child, call and schedule a tour, you will not regret this decision.
My children have been at West Gate for 3 years. I am extremely happy with the school, teachers, and administration. The administration is very accessible and open to suggestion. My husband and I plan on keeping our children at WGCS for the duration of their education. I was recruited to the school by another very happy parent and will continue to recommend this school to other parents.
My child has been at westgate since k4 and will graduate tnext week. I would not have my child in any other school environment. Not only do the children get Gods word but they get the best education and they are shown love by this administration. From the janitors to the pastor, to the teachers and the principle. They love the students and the students love them. A quick reminder of this was when my child complained about how hard a teacher was and i made the mistake of agreeing, he then said ya but i like her and she is really smart. The principle is amazing. What other school could your child attend that your child forgets lunch and the principle drives them to wendys to get something to eat. yes they run a tight ship but my child begged me not to ever take him out.
My children attending this school for three years and I have to say I was not happy. They got a new principle and everything went down hill from there. The teachers are very unprofessional they do not know how to communicate with the kids they were always yelling and intimidating the children. That doesn't seem to be very CHRISTIAN if you ask me....and for those who say how wonderful it is you must belong to that church and drink a lot of kool-aid....because the school is losing students left and right so it can't be that great...If you are looking for a school with NO parent involvement and everything has to be there way no questions asked then this is the right school for you...For all the parents who really interested make sure you do all your homework and show up at different times. GOOD LUCK!!!
No, I did not owe any money to the school and I am not in any way trying to get 'back' at the administration. I am simply rating the school as I see it. I feel that the children aren't given the opportunity to think outside of the box. Everyone and everything is expected to be the exact same. Otherwise you are a 'problem.' My child, as a matter of fact, didn't have many behavioral infractions at all. He/she just was very unhappy because he/she felt like he/she was constantly being scorned for each and everything he/she did. There is a lot of negative reinforcement at this school. There needs to be more positive reinforcement at this school.
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