This is a rigorous school best for very conservative, evangelical Christians. If you do not conform to that, this school may be a struggle for your family. Many families in this area do, which is a reason this school is successful. The director is a great fundraiser, which resulted in a beautiful building on the far edge of town. As a mainstream Christian parent, the Bible class focus was unfamiliar & emphasized arcane, odd points. Science teaches both sides of evolution, but there is a 'right' way. A teacher advocated no kissing before marriage in class. 3 hours of rather dull homework nightly, 5-7+ hours on weekends is typical for middle school, so little family time. Most boys & girls are in school sports. Those who aren't may be ostracized. Kids enroll because everyone makes sports teams. Teachers & admin. are caring, interested, but more detached than they know. Once a week tutoring, but teachers don't make sure kids keep up w/ fast pace. Band is good, other arts limited. Nothing for learning disabilities. Bad for kids who cannot sit still for hours. Be careful before enrolling. The positive vibe here will only work if you truly believe in the school worldview.
I would disagree with a previous reviewer who said that the quality of the education declines in upper school. My daughter attended CCA last year in 9th grade before we had to move for work. There is not one aspect of CCA that I found lacking - everything from the Christ-centered education, people, students, faculty, curriculum, community, etc. are all top notch. Everyone I met was down to earth and really strove to walk the walk too. My daughter grew immensely both academically and spiritually, which spilled over into our everyday family life which has never been better. CCA was by far the best school she ever attended and would recommend it 100% to anyone considering a Christian school.
I have had two students attend the high school program. One has gone onto college where she has excelled due to the academic excellence she was taught at CCA. Her senior class at CCA scored an average of 5 points higher than the average public school students on their ACTS. We have found the teachers always more than willing to give extra help when needed with the advanced cirriculum. My kids are not only ready academically for college but also have a firm spiritual foundation that will help them in all areas of life. All three of my children at CCA say that they want to be school teachers. I think this speaks to the great mentoring relationships that they experienced at CCA.
The lower school teachers and principal are exceptional. However, the quality of teaching declines when you reach upper school. Also, the amount of homework can be daunting. The school is very strict and rigid. I would rate the lower school four and a half stars and the upper school one star.
One of the wonderful things about CCA is that everyone truely cares and loves your child. Their focus is building your childs foundation to be a good and faith driven individual. C.C.A. depends on God to move in the hearts of donors to provide the finances that public schools receive through tax dollars. This is such a powerful thing in that CCA has managed to grow in such a way on donation and faith!
CCA is a great school with teachers and administration who TRULY care about the acadmic, as well as the spiritual development of the children who attend. They are great partners to have in the development of our children. We feel SOOOO blessed to have a school like CCA for our children to attend.
CCA provides the one on one interaction the kids need. Teachers are dedicated to providing students with a loving and nurturing environment.
The low student teacher ratio promotes academic excellence. My children look forward to daily homework!
I love the teachers, the curriculum and how happy my child is every day learning in this environment!
Conerstone has simply been the very best experience for our two sons. The staff's commitment to growing the kids hearts and minds is beyond any of my expectations.
This is an excellent school. The teachers are committed to Christ and to academic excellence. These teachers really love their students and it shows. All three of my children have grown and exceeded my exceptations in character, their relationships with Christ and in academics. I would definitely recommend this school to anyone who is serious about getting a good education in a Christ-centered environment!
This school is a great envirment for all children and I love that they teach the Bible to children everyday (in all grades).
This school has to be the best school in the city of Bloomington. My three children attend this school and they all like love it. The school is academically outstanding. I recommend it to any parent who wants the best education for his kids and is able to sacrifice his budget for a great education.
This school is great. There are great teachers and the staff has a passion for God. The teachers look out for the kids and do whatever they can to help them in there studies and spiritual life. The school is friendly and the students love the school. The students get along great and unity is present. This school is a A+. If you want your child to get a great education and grow spiritaully in a safe eviorment send them to Cornerstone Christian.
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