Thank you to the members of our school community who have taken the time to comment on your experience. We read and appreciate each comment as it ultimately helps our students by strengthening the school program and assisting potential families as they seek a school for their child. The format of the Great Schools site does not permit schools to address specific comments, either positive or negative. There is a recent review below from a gentleman who was concerned that his children were not offered enrollment because of his status as a single father. We apologize for the confusion but this profile does not match any applicant family to the school nor does it align with our admission policy of enrolling students who can be served by the program. In fact, there are several families in the school community headed by single parents of both genders. King's Ridge Christian School is sometimes confused with another school in the area that has a similar name and perhaps this was the case here. If not, please feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience to discuss your concerns.
January 01, 2015
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Parent reporting on August 10 2015 about how KRCS is elitist, terrible and bad for the morale of ANY child is EXACTLY on the money. We couldn't have said it better ourselves. We UNFORTUNATELY stayed at KRCS for 4 years. We regret it and wish we had pulled our kid immediately after the first month of Kindergarten. For the tuition costs, the end result is that your child can graduate and end up in a mediocre college as the academics are not stellar either. One cannot even say that you are surrounded by an "educated elite" as most of the clique parents are really not that educated; just pretending to have lots of money and living way over their means; but this is exactly why it is a terrible environment as one cannot fight ignorance. Don't spend any money on a school as KRCS; your child will lose time, a chance at a good education and will be hurt for life. This is a terrible place and definitely defies every notion of Christianity.
Most teachers we observed were not qualified to teach their subject. For example, music teachers who scream all the time; Spanish teachers who don't really speak Spanish and constantly repeat the same lesson; math teachers who don't understand beyond certain examples of the material.
The homework is useless; it is all about dumb projects that parents have to finish as it is really not age appropriate. The homework; while it may be about the subject, it does not teach children to move to the next level. KRCS does not prepare anyone for College.
Teachers are not truly qualified; how could they teach anything to anyone. They are barely "bad" babysitters; especially in the grammar school level. They quietly exclude themselves when they see children behaving badly with each other; instead of encouraging them to behave kindly and learn how to tolerate each and learn to cooperate.
My child is expected to be respectful and when that doesn't happen he is corrected. I have seen it with other students too. Students know that their teachers really care about them and have great admiration for them. The chapel service also allows them to understand that as Christians we are challenged to respect and love others.
We have been a King's Ridge family since 1st grade. I am not sure how we could have found a better place to raise our child with teachers, staff and administration who truly care about the students. People sometimes think private schools have a reputation for snobby people but we have not found that to be true. Each year there are more new students and my child has learned to reach out and has made many friends. He has been taught and held accountable for how he treats others. This school does not tolerate bullying of any kind in our experience in lower and middle school, but we are also expected to bring forth concerns. I am not so naive to believe my child is right in every situation but I do know the people there have my child's best interest ultimately at heart. We are not a family that has so many extra funds that tuition comes without sacrifice and know other families who believe this investment will pay off for a lifetime. Any school will have some families that have more than others but that is the reality of life. If you have ever been involved with a non-profit you know that funding to build does not come without fundraising. We are asked to participate but not held to any hard-sell of an amount. Our participation allows the school to receive funding from other sources than families. The thing I love most is how my child is learning to become responsible and have a heart for others. His faith is growing each year. There is a day where the entire middle school went to serve together and mission trips where my son can understand how blessed he is to be in a place where he can help others. A chapel is held each week and the teachers and principal who really care about who is becoming makes me feel that my child is surrounded by people who share the same values I have for him. I am going to do all that I can so we can continue to make a way for my child to complete his high school education at King's Ridge. His academic preparation really allow him to learn. Each year the school makes improvements and to me this means there are people who are paying attention. This is a place that I can recommend to other families without hesitation. If you are looking for a place where you can be part of a community and for your child to develop their understanding of faith, have strong academics and not fall through the cracks, this is it!
The bullying and excluding of some students by other students is overwhelming prevalent and overlooked. Consequences for bad behavior and breaking rules are dependent upon the family's income or ability to pull off/conjure the perception of wealth. Materialistic culture created by parents that trickles down to their offspring.