August 10, 2015
Initially upon enrolling our child at KRCS in Kindergarten, we were very optimistic that we had found a school home where our child could thrive and grow academically, socially, and spiritually all the way through high school graduation. Disappointedly, over the next 6 years, KRCS increasingly failed/harmed our child in all of these areas while soliciting and pursuing big $ to build impressive buildings on the campus grounds.
Admittedly, the campus grounds of KRCS are truly beautiful and impressive; however once we started "looking behind the facade" and actually experienced the environment and culture of KRCS, the school grew to be more and more of a disappointment. The culture and environment of KRCS feels much more like a snobby, exclusive country club than it does a "Christian" school.
In the time our child attended KRCS we saw the "Christian" environment and values of the school become increasingly compromised and disregarded with every $ they tried to raise for their building campaign.
Other issues that caused us to flee KRCS: lack of true leadership; some teachers that gossip regularly about parents and literally have described students as "spoiled brats"; groups of KRCS parents overheard out in public gossiping and complaining about the school, teachers, staff, other parents not a part of their clique, and even worse - about students; "disjointed" and less than stellar academic programs, parents who are permitted to buy favoritism and influence in order to dictate the direction of the school; ever increasing prevalence of bullying that many parents have complained about while the school either looks the other way, denies its existence, gives the appearance of concern, and/or makes grandeous promises of change, but really makes no real concerted effort to create or implement an action plan for any real change - this outcome is essentially the same at every level of leadership, even up to the headmasters; too many students inflicting "self harm" (cutting, etc) to try to cope with anxiety and/or depression caused by trying to survive the KRCS social atmosphere of bullying, meanness and elitism; no exit interviews given to families who in the past have brought issues to their attention and/or expressed disappointment with their child's experience at KRCS.
Looking for a true Christian school with strong academics? Look elsewhere, not found here!
- submitted by a parent