Overall, the teachers are effective. Their challenge lies in being effective to all students and not just the majority. Our students are diverse and require a diverse set of teaching techniques. The teachers that are most effective are the ones who teach "outside the box" when necessary to reach a "wondering" mind.
Homework varies from grade to grade. Students often have class time to start and possibly finish the assignments - offering the opportunity to get assistance from the teacher instead of requiring the parent to reach in to their brain data base to recall the algebraic equations, history lessons, science facts or grammatical rules they may have long forgotten.
CCA still encourages students to use manners. Holding the door open for others, using "excuse me", "thank you", "you're welcome", "yes mam/sir" etc... Students are encouraged to "leave it cleaner" than they found it - encouraging respect for their area and facility.
CCA encourages students to love and encourage one another. To watch the children interact with one another brings a smile - you can't sit and watch them on the playground without smiling. Are there overactive flailing arms at times? Absolutely - but isn't that normal in a bunch of kids.
Cumberland Christian Academy is Christ centered - seriously - look at our name 10 letters before Christ and 10 letters following. We are not perfect, but we strive for excellence. Our students range from 3 years of age to 12th grade and are a diverse and wonderful group of students. They are normal and often bring or experience the normal issues that any student at any school (public or private) would have. Our academics are strong, our sports program is excellent, but our focus is on the student's heart, soul and mind. Mistakes are treated as teachable opportunities with consequences for the choices made - both good and bad. My children grew up at CCA and I hope my grandchildren will have the same opportunity. Overall - CCA is an excellent investment in your child's future!
My son attend Cumberland this year for Pre-K 3. Ms. Whitaker was awesome, very caring yet structured to make sure your child has fun, but learns the essentials needed for a strong foundation for education. The class size is perfect and your child will receive all the basics plus more. Including Spanish, bible lessons, and music.
I was at church recently where the children's minister asked if anyone could name all the books of the Bible. My daughter was the only child that raised her hand. She then sang a wonderful song she had learned at school naming all the books of the Bible. Cumberland has not only taught her a love for science and math, but also for the Bible and worship.