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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
'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.'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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