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Alpharetta, GA
Students enrolled: 777
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2765 Bethany Bend
Alpharetta, GA 30004

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(770) 754-5738
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November 05, 2014
When my wife died of cancer, I had three elementary school chidden to educate. Though we had been home schooling, King's Ridge told me that we were not acceptable to them. So, they are probably a mother centric school rather than Christian.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2014
This is our 7th year at KRCS. With 3 different children who all have different personalities, and different academic strengths and weaknesses, we feel very fortunate to have found a school that is a great fit for all of them and for us. All of our children are getting what they need. Whether it is extra support in one subject or challenge work in another, opportunities to play sports or perform in school plays, they are all encouraged to thrive with their God-given gifts and obstacles. The teachers truly partner with families to provide a warm, personal environment in which the students can be successful.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2014
Our son has been at KRCS for 9 years. Once we got involved, this school became like our home away from home (even to our children that aren't students there and to visiting grandparents) We enjoy volunteering and going to sporting events, plays and community activities. Alumni and old students enjoy coming back for fellowship and are often seen at the football games. There is a "5th quarter" food and music for all the high school students to have a safe place to get together after varsity home games. There is a Christian Life Associate for the boys and for the girls, mission trips, chapel and small groups. The entire high school goes on a rafting trip together the first week of school, and the seniors leave from there for a weekend retreat. The senior year is filled with so many special traditions. The faculty and staff sincerely seem to invest in the students and love them. I really can't say enough great things about this school/high school! I wouldn't want my sons to graduate from anywhere else!

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2014
Starting our 4th year at King's Ridge and we couldn't be happier. As lower school parents, King's Ridge has far exceeded our expectations academically, spiritually and socially. My kids are excited to go to school each morning. The academics are challenging yet fair. I love the new math curriculum, and I am thrilled about the brand new Science Lab and dedicated Science teacher. But most importantly, my children are known and loved every day at school. We look forward to watching our children grow at King's Ridge!

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2014
Incredible school that is making huge strides. Like all schools we have had some drama and that is expected with changes. We needed the changes and they made some waves but as an involved parent I can say we are headed in a great direction K-12. I love our new and old leadership. Decision makers who fit KR and will take us where we need to go. We are growing fast and are stepping things up all over our wonderful school. Go Tigers!

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2014
I have had a son at KRCS from elementary through high school. Overall, he still loves his school and it has been a wonderful place for our whole family (2 brothers who are not students there at this time) to enjoy fellowship with other families. Although he has another year left, there is no doubt he is ready for life and college. Every KRCS graduate I talk to tells me that they were well prepared and wouldnt change where they went to high school. The caring teachers and coaches/being a part of several sports teams has been my sons favorite part of school. I couldnt ask for more Godly men that are his high school coaches... They love the players as if they were their own and make a difference in their lives. Although it will be a stretch for us financially, we cant wait to enroll our other son(s) to have the Christian education/athletic experiences their older brother has had.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2014
KRCS is a great school with unbelievable teachers. No school is perfect but I can not imagine a school that is any better at accomplishing their mission than KRCS. We are part of the community and have loved it since moving form another local school. Christian is not just in the name of the school. They are a mission driven school and we are proud to call is home.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2014
We love KRCS. We moved our children two years ago and have had a wonderful experience. Great teachers, great leadership and great families! We wouldn't change a thing.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2014
Our family has been part of the KRCS community for 5 years starting with our youngest in Kindergarten. We currently have 3 children enrolled @ the school. My husband & I, & our children, cannot say enough wonderful things about KRCS! It is a place we call home! It is a perfect fit for our family in terms of size, christian environment, academics, the family & community "feeling", parent & teacher involvement, etc. It is a growing school which, actually, is one of the many reasons why we chose to apply.For us, helping to build & shape a school was important! Is KRCS perfect? Absolutely not-none of us are! It is a growing school & with that comes change, trial & error, mistakes, etc. The administration does listen to its parents & makes positive changes where necessary! Our family is there for the long haul, & we truly believe we are getting every pennies worth. KRCS focuses not only on academics, but the "whole" child. And yes, this is part of their marketing materials, but please know, it is true!Focusing on the "whole" child is very clear & evident with each and EVERYONE in the KRCS community.Our children will be well educated, well spoken, & responsible adults when they graduate.

- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2014
My children have been at KRCS since Kindergarten and we are there to stay!! We went to KR so our children would get an excellent college prep education (GA public school standards are very low), and what we didn't anticipate was the strength of the community and the many wonderful families we are now "doing life" with. It's small enough so your child won't get lost, yet large enough to have the full blown school experience (important in high school).

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2014
Kings Ridge was a disappointment for us. I realize that some posting here like the school and everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but for us, Kings Ridge did not live up to our expectations. The school itself is beautiful, however our experience was the opposite. I won't go into great detail here, I'll just say that what was promised was not was delivered for our child. Although the administration listened to our concerns, we got the feeling it was merely lip service as nothing was ever done to address our complaints. In addition, we felt pressured to contribute more money aside from the tuition which to us appeared to be a sign of financial instability. We have decided not to re-enroll for next year.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2014
We have had a wonderful experience at KRCS! I have a child in the lower school and another in the middle school. I love the fact that my children are known! The teachers truly know my kids and are available at any time to address any concerns I may have. My expectations have been exceeded in so many areas! The teachers my son has had in the lower school have been outstanding! He has gone from a shy, uncertain child, to one who is a leader in his classroom. He feels confident and knows he is loved by his teachers! The icing on the cake for us is that he is growing in his Christian faith and exhibits characteristics that any parent would be proud of their child possessing! My daughter has had a wonderful experience in middle school, which is quite the opposite many of my friends have had in the public schools. She has a learning disability and her teachers have gone above and beyond to help accommodate her and have given her strategies to become successful in and out of the classroom! All of her teachers are loving and truly care about her. I have received e-mails and phone calls from multiple teachers and it warms my heart knowing she is in a school like KRCS!

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2014
King's Ridge is a school where children are learning to become responsible young adults who will attend college. The staff prepare them with academics and great study habits, and teach them to respect adults with simple life skills that take them beyond KR.The teachers know my kids and my kids know them. They want to help them build a future not just get them to college. Unfortunately, there have been bumps along the way since KR is still somewhat young and growing. But KR is growing fast. And it is growing with great people. I want my kids to grow up and be known among seasoned, wise people. The other day, my kids mentioned one of their friends wanting to go to a bigger school to disappear in the crowd. I said, I could see how that might be inviting, can't you? They all three (ages 12+ - extrovert, introvert, artsy, sports, etc) chimed together "No! - We WANT to be known! - We WANT people to know who we are." Honestly, I was a little floored that all three thought it was that important. On further thought, I m glad they want to be respected and loved in a school where they are learning to become a responsible young adult-something that is easily overlooked in today s society.

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2014
My child has gone to Kings Ridge Christian School since they were in the grocery store on Main St. I have looked at the mean-spirited reviews regarding the school and I am just shaking my head at the ignorance. This school has been extremely supportive and loving to my child during an extremely difficult period of his life and, in my opinion, this is what makes this school so exceptional. They truly love and care about their children! isn't this where you would want your child to go to school? As far as their academics are concerned, I personally know graduates who have excelled in college because of the dedicated teachers and rigourous program the students are exposed to on a daily basis.

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2014
My daughter started attending King's Ridge in 1st grade and is now finishing 4th. She loves going to school and is very involved in the extra activities the school offers. She has always had a love of learning, and this is reinforced every day by her wonderful teachers and the atmosphere of the school. We love the Christian environment - she knows that her teachers and friends really care about her because there are opportunities to show it through prayer and character boosting activities. She is doing very well academically and we love the curriculum, but the main reason she goes to King's Ridge is because they take the time to care. I have volunteered for afterschool activities for years and always find the staff (and especially the Principal) to be very encouraging, to the students and to me! It is a sacrifice financially for our family to send her there, but is well worth the money. I am an educator myself, and am confident that King's Ridge is the best choice for my daughter's education.

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2014
Our children attend the lower school and we couldn't be happier. The whole school community is one big supportive family. Our kids are around people of great character and kind hearts, from teachers to peers to other families. Our kids are testing at several grade levels beyond their age, and are benefitting from the school's focus on the fundamentals. We did extensive diligence on our school options before enrolling our oldest in kindergarten and chose KR above even the other "prestige" Atlanta private schools because of the people. The academic preparation is great but, more importantly, the environment is nurturing. Love it.

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2014
When we joined King's Ridge, we joined a community of like-minded parents and teachers who prioritize the children in our lives. People in all roles commit their time and talent in so many ways. Despite living among some of the state's best public elementary schools, we think its worth the financial sacrifice to send our kids here because of the quality of the people. I once read research that, past a certain age, kids are influenced much more by their peers than by their parents. We want our kids to be among children from strong families, where behavior, hard work and character are emphasized. We've found that at King's Ridge.

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2014
Great teachers. They instill a love of learning and are so supportive of the students. None of the teaching to the test that Fulton County is famous for. King's Ridge teaches the basic life skills like organization, time management and personal responsibility. We've met hundreds of people in the school community and have yet to meet a bad apple. Sure there are requests for donations but that's universal to private schools. We love the school and wouldn't change a thing. Best decision we ever made.

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2014
This is our 5th year at KRCS. We came here to "try it out for a year" for our super-shy oldest child (for the smaller class size). We loved it and have never left. The academics are very good - at the beginning of 4th grade our child tested at a ninth grade level in math, and an eighth grade level in reading at an independent testing facility. I have our child tested every year to ensure things are going well, and I am never disappointed. We always get more than a year's worth of academic growth for a year of school. We are very happy.

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2014
I am a parent to two lower school children at KRCS. We started off in the public school system and quickly realized it was not where we wanted our children to be. Even after being part of the KRCS family for the third year now, I still feel the joy and this is worth every penny each time I step foot in the school. Is KRCS perfect? No, but neither are we. Only Christ can make that claim. What is essential to us is that our children look forward to going to school (which they do), that the faculty shows they genuinely care about my children (which they do), and that our children are able to express how much they love their Lord (which they do!). That is more important to me than the P s and Q s of the curriculum. There is no other school I would even consider sending our children to.

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2014
King's Ridge has many wonderful faculty and staff members. My child truly feels loved and respected by everyone that works at KRCS. She wakes up happy, excited about going to school and is always happy when she comes home. Her confidence has soared since she started in August. KRCS is a community that truly feels and expresses its joy, as well as its pain. When change occurs in a tight community, it is hard on everyone, even when the change is needed.

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2014
As surprised as I am by some of these reviews, I'm sure others can see, as well as I do, that someone has been upset by a decision and decided to vent their frustrations here. I am a parent of a current student and have a rising kindergartener and couldn't be happier with the school. It is a financial stretch for my family to send our children here but it is worth every penny. Not only is the staff caring AND qualified, the programs they use for reading and math are fantastic. Most children are reading well above grade level and my oldest, who has not always been the best math student, is truly growing in understanding with the new program. New is scary to some but this math program teaches a variety of ways to solve math problems to reach ALL learners. As for being a low ranking math program, I've yet to find that data. I love that my child is known by the teachers in the school. It is such a loving community. She is naturally shy but is being taught to shine. The curriculum, fine arts, special areas and athletics allow my daughter a variety of experiences so that she can find her passions and talents. The curriculum isn't inconsistent, it's consistently being improved.

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2014
I understand that the parents who invest so much time and money want to believe that those of us who are disappointed in the school are simply disgruntled over a single decision or a personal issue. This is simply not the case. We recognize the strengths of KRCS. However, we have been continually let down by the school over the last 5 years. We tried to work with the teachers and staff and have been met with lip service but no substantial changes. Like other posters with young students, we loved the early years. It was only when we got further into the school that we saw the deficits, once the quality of the education became more important. If you want a beautiful building, a pleasant environment, and the prestige of going to private school but are not as concerned with innovative learning and technology, this school certainly works. No doubt there are angry parents who post here, but despite my concerns with the school, I am not angry, just disappointed that it didn't live up to the marketing. I want other parents to have the facts before spending this much money. The fact that there is such polarity in the posts here shows that there are real issues, not just venting parents.

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2014
I wanted to love this school but we are fed up and leaving. The problems that we experienced directly include inconsistent curriculum, lack of administrative leadership, certain teachers lacking effort and determination, excessive class parties, time wasted on non-educational video games during core subject times, a surprising number of defiant and disrespectful students from "Christian" homes, being asked for money by room moms, the parent association, and the school itself (beyond tuition, books, fees, uniforms), excessive parent-led activities, a lunchroom rule limiting trips for food which resulted in my child being denied a bottle of water, lack of forthcoming communication regarding assessment and placement in reading and math groups, having recess indoors on beautiful, sunny days to play video games, depending heavily on cartoon DVDs to teach Spanish, etc. At 15k plus for tuition, we expected more.

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2014
We have been at KRCS for several years and will not be re-enrolling. There are good things about the school, but it is no stronger academically than most of the public school programs in the area. It is a traditional education, with a focus on seated, written work and a worksheet-driven curriculum, which is challenging for young boys in particular. There is little attempt to incorporate hands-on learning activities. The OT who contracted at the school for a while attempted in vain to educate the teachers about the basic connection between movement and focus, but none of the teachers we've encountered were willing to implement any of the suggestions. There is no differentiation of content for high-performing students. The "specials" classes (Spanish, music, art) sound good but actually detract from the core curriculum, and there is a lot of time spent on non-academic activities. As a result of this and some less-than-effective teachers, parents have to take up a lot of slack at home, reinforcing lessons and re-teaching content, even to those children who are strong students. There is limited accountability for teachers and staff. Ultimately, it is not worth the cost of tuition.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2014
This is my son's first year at King's Ridge (9th grade) and we are all very happy there. Academically it is more challenging than the "award winning" south Forsyth schools and they actually care about my son (the person) and about teaching grammar and writing (Yeah!). Math is much better than how it is taught in public school and the Christian atmosphere is seen throughout (in a positive way). All I see if a few growing pains in becoming a top notch school and we couldn't be more excited to be a part of it. As for learning disabilities, I have a younger son with reading struggles and I would not consider sending him there, as I think they are only set up for slight reading struggles, not dyslexia, etc. but I don't know this for certain.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2014
I just would like to respond to a little of what was written below with some facts regarding King's Ridge Christian School. I am on staff with the school and would like to give a few details regarding the curriculum specialist, helping students with disabilities, the math program, and the principal. 1. The Curriculum Specialist has an undergraduate degree in finance and a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has taught 2nd and 5th grade and has 10 years teaching experience. 2. We have two reading specialists in our lower school who help all of our struggling readers. Struggling readers are pulled out for extra help every day. 3. Our new math program is one of the top rated math programs in the country and our test scores improved dramatically with our pilot classes last year. Here is a link to an independent research study on our math program. http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/projects/evaluation/math_curricula.asp 4. In my opinion, our principal is FABULOUS! Her focus is always, "What is best for students?" .

- submitted by a teacher
February 04, 2014
Fantastic school couldn't be happier with our decision. We enrolled our 6 year old boy in kindergarten at KRCS and have been more than satisfied. His sister will be joining him next year.

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2013
King's Ridge is exceptional in academics, the arts, and athletics. The goal is to help each child understand who they are, their purpose, and preparing them to impact this world. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve along side such caring and committed group of people.

- submitted by a teacher
November 08, 2013
My school is a safe environment for good students to have great experiences. KRCS is intentional about building the entire student as a well rounded individual. This place is much more than just a college preparatory environment.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2013
Incredible school, such a great place for kids to thrive with great academics. Go Tigers!

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2013
The high school teachers give students lower grades than other area schools. This creates a great disadvantage to KRCS students applying to college. The athletic department is obsessed with winning and brings in transfers to bolster the programs at the cost of the returning students who want to play. Not a very Christian environment.

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2013
We enrolled our child in kindergarten at King's Ridge for the 2012-13 school year. It has been a complete disappointment. We found the administration to be inexperienced and insensitive. Good marketing but not consistent with our experience.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2011
Our children have attended King's Ridge Christian School for the past 4 years. My ONLY regret is I didnt start them here in kindergarten. It has been a wonderful experience on EVERY level...teachers genuinely care about the success of the students both in and OUT of the classroom. They KNOW the students, my child is not lost in the crowd! Academics, Sports, Arts...are all great!

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2011
I have a 2nd grader and a kindergartener at KRCS and think that it is an excellent school that is worth every penny!! The academics, teachers, community, christian values . . . everything has exceeded our expectations.

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2010
We have three children enrolled in KRCS and are extremely happy with the curriculum, leadership, and the positive effect the school has had on our children.

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February 20, 2010
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no rating October 20, 2009
We are in our 3rd year at this school. Not only do we feel our children are getting a solid education, but the families are great and very supportive of each other.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 27, 2009
My children experienced a lack of consistency in the curriculum over a two- year period. This school is eletist with mainly very wealthy parents who have their own agendas.

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May 18, 2009
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- submitted by a student
April 19, 2009
We are just now ending our first year at KRCS, and our two daughters love it. We transfered from another Christian school due to a move, and found our daughters not skipping a beat either spiritually or academically. They were so welcomed with open arms that within a week they felt very much a part of the school, which is a compliment to not only the teachers and students, but also the administrative staff for creating this enviromment. Additionally, even though this is a smaller, yet growing school, they attack extra-curricular activities as if the school was much larger than it is. If there is a sport to play and interest in it, a team will be created. With the fine arts and music departments on board with this same attitude, this school will continue to grow and graduate well rounded kids prepared for college.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 09, 2009
Our family moved just to be closer to this woderful Christian School. My son has been at KRCS for a few years now. We were so pleased with excellent job the staff did transitioning the students into the middle school. We could not be happier with the teachers and their dedication to helping each child reach his/her potential. We are amazed at how much the athletic program has grown each year and how much fun it has been to be a part of! We love this school and hope for all three of our boys and grandchildren to be KRCS Students one day!

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no rating December 22, 2008
Our kids love KRCS and the Christian enviornment has allowed them to be true 8 and 9 year olds. In addition, our son who is a high achiever has been able to excel in this environment.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2008
Our family experienced several grade levels in the lower school. The school's growth has resulted in it's character and personality morphing into an elite group with minimal emphasis on Christian values. Curriculum is inconsistent and not always on grade level (either way above or below). Teachers point parents to costly tutors rather than offering adjunctive support.

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no rating August 10, 2008
Our experience has been very positive at Kings Ridge. We have two children who attend the lower school. Our questions and concerns have always been met with care and have been addressed quickly. As the school grows, the focus remains on christian values. Though we are not one of the schools' major financial supporters, our family is always treated like a cherished part of the community. We feel very blessed to have found such a wonderful school!

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April 30, 2008
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November 25, 2007
the best christain school with great teachers

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August 18, 2007
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Positive ROI with a strong 90% school-wide re-enrollment. Lower School reading equips students as independent readers. Math prepares students with a strong foundation of understanding concepts rather than rote computation. Biblically-integrated college prep curriculum. Active parent involvement in a Christian community. Student honor code, campus security, innovative technology instruction, project based learning, BYOD. Opportunities for co-curricular involvement, and mission trips.

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King's Ridge Christian School
2765 Bethany Bend, Alpharetta, GA  30004
(770) 754-5738
Last modified King's Ridge Christian School is a Private school that serves grades K-12
King's Ridge Christian School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 51 reviews. Top