July 01, 2015
Hypocrisy, lack of fairness and sensitivity towards it's students and teachers, prejudicial attitudes, do not set good examples for it's students, nor does it teach them to be honest, responsible, caring Christians. The behavior of administrators fosters a negative, stressful atmosphere in which those who are not part of their "upper club" , favorites, or high donors, are not treated as well or with the same respect that they would like to be treated with. (If you are part of their "upper club", it is pretty smooth sailing and everything is wonderful.) Over the last couple of years the school has caused beloved teachers both in the upper and lower school to leave. They are often misrepresented after they leave, despite all of their hard work and years of dedication. Where is the example of loyalty and honor? What are our student's learning when they see this? What do they carry with them as an impression of what leadership really means? How will this affect other aspects of their lives, friendships and commitments? The new teachers are not "better teachers" or "better Christians". While they may be fine, they are for a great part, less expensive, less experienced, younger. The school has had to find ways to cut costs and reduce some of it's programs, especially after they built an enormous, showy upper school. The school has declined especially in it's Christian focus. The over- competitive atmosphere and hyper focus on appearances has caused the supportive, loyal, family, Christian, learning environment to diminish. Let's pray for the school and it's administrators. May they do some honest soul searching as to the real purpose of a Christian school so that they truly serve many of the wonderful students and families they are entrusted with.
- submitted by a parent