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PK-12
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West Palm Beach, FL
Students enrolled: 640
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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8350 Okeechobee Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33411

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(561) 798-9300
(561) 792-3073
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November 17, 2014
Very disappointed with the quality of a "private school" . Definatly not what I expected for a private Christian school. My daughter is 1st grade with 23 students and a part time assistant. The public school standards are 21 max per 1st grade class. Principal claims not enough money in budget for smaller class or fulltime assistant. This does not say much for a private school with poor budget. I will not have my children attend this school next year along with other families that feel the same.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2014
So far my son, who transferred from a private secular school in eleventh grade, has been happy at Berean. He likes his teachers and classmates, and is being academically challenged. As parents we love the Christian and loving environment as well as the well mannered children. We are thrilled that he's at Berean.

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2014
I Have been going to this school for 3 years and all i can say is its a great learning environment. Discipline and respect are highly valued and the christian character is constantly being taught. There is no bullying to my knowledge and teachers show love and respect to every student regardless of their ethnicity.

- submitted by a community member
May 24, 2014
Great School! Students and parents that get asked to leave will write bad reviews. Keep this in mind when choosing a school. Berean is as good as it gets.

- submitted by a community member
March 02, 2014
Great school! Very happy with the teachers and staff.;) My teens are very happy, wish we started a long time ago.

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2014
My child has been attending Berean Christian Preschool for the past 3 years. I must say the teachers truly are Christ-like. In addition to the amazing teaching, they take the time to be sure each child's need is met and truly love each one. I'm looking forward to next year as my child moves on to the elementary portion of the school. There is a family atmosphere at the school and I like the fact that staff remember and call the students by name.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2012
I picked Berean because they advertised as a christian school with a good academic record. Within a few months I realized what a big mistake that was. In general the 4 and 5 yr olds were treated like "little adults" not the children that they are. I was getting constant emails from the pre-k teacher that my daughter was looking at her classmates drawings instead of her own, sharing her snacks with other kids which is forbidden.Are these not typical behaviors of children ? I did not get a call though when they mistakenly left my child behind in her class by herself ,when all the others went to an event at another building, nor did I get a call or email to let me know that my child did not have a blanket for her cot at naptime for 5 consecutive days, because I made the mistake of not putting one in her cubby. It was my child that told me on the 5th day "i sleep cold everyday" . The teacher blamed her for not stating how cold she really was! They were punitive with the kids every chance and spent less time teaching nurturing. She "unlearned" her alphabet" while in attendance here, even though Berean's assessment indicated that she had mastered it. I am glad I took her out of there.

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2012
Good School, almost excellent, I don't have any complaints academically. My son which is autistic learned a lot thanks to their intensive program. After care hmm no the best. I heard some care givers yelling to little kids and intimidating them. Still my son loves this school way better than public in which he did not even want to get to the classroom. After he finished PRE-K he got his writing good enough and his reading too. They have good activities during the whole year and they try their best to make sure all kids learn. Thanks Berean

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2012
My children just finished their first year at Berean. I have one child in the elementary and two in the preschool. I am shocked at the reviews below. Our experience has been wonderful. My oldest child had one year in the public school system and it was miserable. The teachers are over worked and did not care about my child. Since entering Berean he has blossomed. His teacher truly cares about him and has pushed him beyond what I expected. The preschool staff is nurturing and loving. I love the communication from the school. I knew every week what was going on within each classroom. In the elementary school the students can participate in a wonderful arts program. The music teacher and art teacher are amazing!! If you want a school where your child will be nurtured (not just pushed to score high on testing) this is the school for you!

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2012
I ran into this site by accident and had to respond. I saw the last couple of reviews and was shocked. My children have been at Berean for the past 4 years. Preschool included. This reviews must have been written by very upset parents. Students are never left alone and they are caring and supportive. The director of the preschool is a Pastors wife and a lovely women. One review said "pushing their religion" . LOL Berean is a Christian School. Hello??? Christ based!! Sorry but some people want the care and love of a Christian school as long as they don't talk about Jesus! Go to Berean You will not regret it!!!!

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2011
Stay away.. very closed minded school... very bad experience here.... always feel like an outsider when I go there. wrote the administation and many others from the church about how they make others feel unwelcomed unless you are in their click... no responses... ask to meet with them.. no responses... left messages... no responses.... If you question any thing they do you will be marked and treated badly without warrant.....

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2011
BCS is one of the best private schools in Palm Beach County!! My children began attending Berean in 2002 and my last child just graduated in May, 2011. The experience has been wonderful! My children thrived as they were taught by loving, caring, and attentive teachers. There is a warm family atmosphere that exists at BCS from the Lead Administrator on down. The level of education has been excellent. My children are excelling in college and actually find some of their college classes to be less challenging than some classes they took at BCS. I highly recommend this school!!

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2011
This school is the worst private school in Palm Beach County. I had a preschooler that was here I pulled my child from this school as quick as possible. The head master is not approachable or friendly when I needed to talk to him about a preschool teacher. The teacher and the assistant teachers were not doing there job and watching the children. There were children unattended when I went in the classroom. They had slipped out of sight. Horrible staff. Plus doesn't help that they are constantly trying to push their religion on you. Was super appalled by the lack of professionalism. If you love your children do not risk their safety.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2011
Berean is a Christ lead school, starting with the headmaster at the top, and it is filtered down to all teachers and staff! You could not ask for a more nurturing/caring and safe setting for your children. I have two very different children,and they both thrive at Berean. The academic program is good and constantly being looked at, not because of major problems, but for pro-active ways to make it even better for our children. They can meet the needs of the more advanced student as well as the needs of the "regular" paced student. I can assure you this is a fact. Regardless of where your student is at academically or socially, the teachers and staff are here for YOUR children in more ways that I could ever comment. You are not just a parent/student here, but part of a family. The character of our children is held in high standards at BCS. Frankly, with the world as it is today, we welcome the character building (and expectations) that BCS provides for our children. They not only welcome parent involvment, but parent input as well. The teachers and administration are truly here for you and your family. Berean is one of those "best kept secrets".

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2011
I love working at Berean Christian School. We pray for each other and our families. We really care about the kids at Berean and are encouraged to show it. Our best advertising is word of mouth. That's because we have great families that share their experiences at Berean with their friends, family and neighbors. Teachers go through constant training to keep up with the newest educational tools and techniques. We keep our parents current with RenWeb School Management System. Grade books, announcements documents and even accounting are live for all parents to see. Most importantly we are Christ followers. We love praising and worshiping Him every day. Come by to visit and see what you think about Berean. :) www.bcsbulldogs.org

- submitted by a teacher
April 06, 2011
We chose BCS to avoid the public school system. Just to look at the overall performance for SATs and College acceptance you may see that they are currently not doing much better than the public system; However, we are convinced we made the right choice. I have 2 kids at Berean, and they began at the pre-school level, they are now in K5 and 2nd grade. My kids WILL NOT use words like hate, shut-up or looser, such words are NOT allowed. Please go to the sporting events, it mortifies me that other schools would cheer or jeer with profanity, you will not hear that from BCS attendees. Compared to family and friends, my children are reading at a better level, they have a well rounded vocabulary. I've also heard of problems with teachers in particular, not the school in general, those who have had problems have a great principal that will listen and act on your concerns. We hope to be able to continue affording this school until our kids reach the 12th grade. To know that our children are in a safe and instructive environment is well worth the cost of tuition. They are very strict with discipline, and that was the main issue why we chose this school, we saw it as a plus.

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2011
My son attended Berean Christian School for 12 years. Our experience there was one of warmth, acceptance and A GREAT FEELING OF FAMILY. From day one I felt my son was safe and never worried about his care. The teachers truly care about your kids. The school's first emphasis is on your childs relationship with our awesome God. The second is academic. My son left the school well rounded not only academically but with a sense of self worth and a knowledge that he has a GOD given pupose for his life. He applied to 6 colleges in and out of state and has been accepted by all 6. I still to this day know how blessed my son was to attend this great school.

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2011
I discovered BCS in 1998 and we are still actively involved. All five of my children have attended. (can you imagine how much tuition I've paid!) That alone should tell you something. Three of my kids have graduated now, and I hope I can afford to get the last two thru to graduation. I recommend you attend a school function like a basketball game, or graduation, or a night when the elementary is doing a music program. This will give you a good glimpse of the school in action with parents there as well. I served as class mom for many years and helped when I could at different functions. This gives a great opportunity to get to know the people. The school is excellent in all respects. The leadership is fair and balanced and they dont treat one person better than another for any reason. Even if you're a favorite volunteer or donate the most cash, your child will still be expected to follow the rules and have respect for the school and carry the school name with pride. This is to the health of the body. It's a fun place to be and your kids will love it. Get involved to get the most out of it!

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 24, 2008
I have attened Berean eversince i was in the K5, and now im only a few weeks into my senior year. I will tell the truth, I've had some ups and downs. I love it there and honestly don't know another school in our area that could keep up with the acedemics provided. Over the past 12 years Berean has gone through many changes for the better. Every school has their problems but they have good intentions, great motives, and a booming sports program.

- submitted by a student
no rating July 08, 2008
I came BCS thinking my child would receive an excellent education and all that comes with a child being enrolled in a private christian-based school-not! I am so disappointed in BCS. After comparing notes of other public schools with BCS, I have come to conclusion that I am paying private school price for a pulic school education. I will say one thing, my child has learned more about the bible. I feel that some of the teachers treat some parents and.or kids like they do not belong at BCS. How could that be? This is not a free education; it is been paid for but yet you are treated like it is free. Some teachers are not courteous to you and also some of the parents but yet this is a christian based school. The teachers say negative things about the kids very openly, too many issues.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2008
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February 06, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2008
The school does have cliques and alot of rules but if you just listen to the teachers you will do fine here.Its fun especially retreat for middle/high school. The teachers really care about you not just school wise but you can go to them with any type of problem.There has been alot of changes in the last year or two but most of them are for the better.

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October 10, 2007
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September 25, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2007
Fortunately, administration from elementary to secondary to headmaster has all changed for the 2007-2008 school year. A more intensive passion for excellence has been urged among the teachers and students at BCS. Many favorable changes have occurred in the past few months. I'm excited to see how the school is improving and keeping their focus on spiritual and academic growth.

- submitted by a staff
June 30, 2007
I have 2 boys attending BCS. We are thrilled with every aspect of the school, and the families attending.

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2007
I currently have two boys attending BCS. I find the teachers my children have had so far are exceptional. There is a lot of one and one. Teachers have always been happy and willing to carve out time to discuss my kids progress, needs and their overall well being. There are issues at BCS as in any other school, some of the discipline I don't always agree with. However in this day and age I would rather have there discipline than non at all. There are definitely clicks, & issues, however the overall education my boys are getting is wonderful. As long as I am able my boys will always be Bulldogs. Don't just take my word. Check it out for your self. Academics, excellent, discipline is strict, but look at the world we are living in. It is definitely needed. God speed-Always a Bulldog.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2007
All 3 of my children are in Berean Christian School and I am extremely happy with the spiritual training, academics, sports and leadership skills they are learning. All of these are done in a loving and caring environment. The staff are very accessible and are genuinely interested in my children as individuals. My two oldest children graduated from a public school where they had good AP academics but lacked in all other areas. And I never had the accessibility to staff or felt they genuinely cared about my children. I recommend this school to anyone who is seeking a Christian based education with strong emphasis on academics and personal growth.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2007
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- submitted by a student
May 04, 2007
My son has attended Berean for several years and we love it. He is getting an excellent, college-preparatory education. There is a variety of elective classes and extra-curricular activities to choose from, and since it's a smaller school the kids can join and excel in more than just one activity at a time. The administrators and teachers are very good, and they really care about the students - lots of individual attention. The school's discipline policy is fair and, unlike at many other schools, actually enforced. I've observed that the students who can't handle the school's discipline policy are usually products of parents who aren't doing their job training and disciplining the kids at home in the first place. Parental involvement and responsibility are always encouraged at Berean. Most important of all, my child is getting spiritual instruction about the Bible and living for Christ. We love BCS!

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2007
I'm the parent of 2 children who attend Berean. I can't say enough about this school! My children have attended since K2, and will remain at Berean until they graduate! The teachers are always giving 110% of themselves. Academics far exceed what is offered elsewhere. Children are encouraged to succeed, disciplined with positive reenforcement, and parent participation is strongly encouraged. This is a team effort, and I can't think of better people to be on my team! We feel like the teachers/staff are part of our extended family. The staff truly love the children. The sports program is tailored for each level (elementary, middle, high), and is ran very efficient. Most importantly, my children are taught the Lord's word. The staff at Berean are some of the most Godly people I have met. You will not be disappointed with Berean. It is a blessing to be a bulldog!

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2007
Berean Christian does it right! This Christ centered school focuses on the 'whole' child. My child who is in 7th grade is a living testimony of all that is right in Christian Education. My child has been at BCS since Pre-K and is excelling in some many ways. The teachers at the school are truly dedicated and interested in teaching cutting edge academics even when it is difficult. Berean has established itself as an educator that will not bend to outside influences, but maintain quality that is stretching far beyond the normal realms of education. I plan to keep my child at Berean through high school, because they produce quality citizens and young adults that will make a difference in this world. My oldest daughter will be graduating this year and she has received a Florida bright futures scholarship, and I thank BCS for that!

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2007
My three children have attended Berean Christian School for the last 5 years and I am thrilled with the education and solid biblical training they are recieving! From the vigorous academics to the excellent after school programs and the family-like atmosphere on campus - I couldn't ask for more in a school. We are blessed to be a part of the Bulldog family!

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2007
'I think Berean has problems just like any school, but the main thing is they are putting effort in to bring honor and glory to God. There are many new teachers this year, who I've felt have been better for the school. They are pushing in the right direction with their academics, athletics, and spiritual growth. I feel parents can be to nitpicky about the silly things. I want my kids to be somewhere they may feel loved. I feel there is that environment at BCS.'

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2007
My daughter attended Berean's K5 program, which I found to be EXCELLENT. So much so that after experiencing public education, for a couple years, we returned both our children to Berean. To my dismay, curriculum, and teacher involvement, are now sub par. More disturbing, I find that their form of discipline is discouraging by any standards, and emphasis seems to be placed on the wrong things. The children are not allowed to be children. Everything little thing they do results in a card turn or a color change. In my opinion, this nit-picking could eventually lead to low self esteem because it is then deemed that they can't do anything right. The teachers don't seem to take the time to notify parents of academic issues until they are too late. And honestly, I'm just disappointed all the way around. My children will not be returning for the 2007-2008 school year.

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2007
Both of my children attended Berean Christian for 7 years.In the beginning the school was great with their academics.The last three years were not good at all. My daughter was valedictorian and was penalized for speaking her mind and standing up for underclassmen.My son was overlooked for academic excellent in his subject even though he took top honors for his 8th grade class. When administration found out he would not be returning his 9th grade year, they chose not to award him any subject honor because he was leaving the school. As for the review of there are no cliques, I don't know what this person has seen or heard. They do exist there.

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2007
I graduated from Berean in 2006, and time changes things. When I started there in sixth grade, I loved it. The teachers were great and academics were challenging. Time went on and administration changed. Academics became of poor quality and many teachers seemed to have a feigned relationship with God. The AP classes listed on the site here were taken online through Florida Virtual School, as Berean has none on site. I had to take 5 courses online with FLVS to prepare myself for college coursework at UM.

- submitted by a student
February 06, 2007
Would have been a great school if they had more supervision.

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2007
I had my 2 sons at Berean for two years and have since left. One in their elementary and in in high school. My family was extreamly disapointed with their program. Their accademic standards are set painfuly low. From what I can tell Berean is cutting corners by pushing their sports program.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2006
The academic programs are good for your students if they listen to the teachers. The teachers and students all have great character and there are no cliques or groups with hate there. The afterschool activities are quickly growing and help the children to get to know eachother

- submitted by a student
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BCS is a ministry of Grace Fellowship, an independent local church that has a heart for people of all nations. Berean Christian School is a college preparatory school that has been serving the western Palm Beach communities with excellence in education since 1964. Berean offers quality education with spiritual emphasis, a strong athletic program, and reasonable tuition. BCS has over 600 students ranging in age from our 2 year old preschoolers to our high school seniors. BCS is fully accredited by ACSI as well as Advanced Ed, is a member of Christian Schools of Palm Beach County, and FHSAA.

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Berean Christian School
8350 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL  33411
(561) 798-9300
Last modified Berean Christian School is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Berean Christian School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 41 reviews. Top