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1920 Barberry Drive
Springfield, IL 62704

(217) 546-2159
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February 18, 2015
We switched our kids here because the public schools were not good. The Principal is new, and she is on top of everything. The kids well being is a priority in this school which is nice. They care about the kids. The school work is balanced, and challenging. There isn't a foreign language- but surprisingly most schools here don't have it like other states. They do have a music program (blows the public schools "ukulele" program out of the water). The kids play REAL gym games- unlike the "Tony Little" gym teachers at the public school. My kids actually like gym class again. They use Edline so you can keep track of grades and homework easily. The Principal has been great. So far so good!

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April 16, 2014
We have been so happy with Christ the King School! My daughter graduated a few years ago and she was well prepared for High School. My youngest attends the preschool program and loves it! The students practice their faith daily and learn to walk with Jesus. My youngest said it best, " I love Christ The King , the teachers are nice"

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April 14, 2014
Excellent teacher-student ratio; Advanced academics; very current technology; faith based and morally upstanding school; caring compassionate environment.

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April 14, 2014
I am a graduate of Christ the King, and now my son attends the school. I couldn't be happier with CTK, both as a student and as a parent of a student. The environment is safe, positive and encouraging, and it feels like a second home. The other families are wonderful, and all of the parents are so involved and caring. If you are considering this school, I wouldn't look anywhere else - it is fantastic! The academics are challenging and interesting, and the teachers prepare students above and beyond for high school and college. I had absolutely no trouble transitioning to both high school and college, thanks to the phenomenal education I received at CTK.

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February 02, 2014
I have gone to Christ the King since I was in PreK. I would not change the education I got at that school for any other school in the world. The faculty and staff were wonderful, respectful people who encouraged students to do their best. The school offers challenges for above-average kids and wonderful resource teachers for the struggling students. It's a bit expensive, but the money is worth it for the great education. The school has great extra-curricular programs as well. I participated in cross country and volleyball, scholastic bowl, math counts, mission club, and the school choir. Homework is slim if you use your time wisely. The 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders participate in a math and history fair, presented at the third quarter open house. Based on these projects, you can tell that the teachers are doing a great job encouraging the students. This is a great school and it prepares your kids for high school. The only shaky thing about the school is the principal. But she isn't involved enough to make a huge difference. Overall, I think this is a great school. I could and have made a whole essay on this topic. If you send your kids to this school, you will not regret it.

- submitted by a community member

December 01, 2010
Christ the King is an excellent school. Strong in academics and extra-curricula activities. Would not send my kids to any other school.

- submitted by a parent

March 10, 2010
Have two in the school. Works very well for those that are average or slightly above. Not sure kids are challenged if they are above average or get help if below average. Dedicated staff. Weak principal. Nice families. Have not experienced that it is all about money at all.

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October 21, 2009
christ the king school is so amazing it has great academics and it realy shows great faith the teachers are great and all the other reviews are completly wrong there are no cliques no gossip they truley give you your moneys worth!

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October 19, 2009
I am the parent of two straight A students. Both of my students attended Christ the King school and were very happy there. My son was involved in the scouting program and my daughter was on the softball team as well as the scholastic bowl team. I think CTK is an excellent school even though it is rather expensive.

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July 10, 2009
Christ the King is an excellent choice if you have the means and don't mind spending what I think is a tremendous amount of money for a mediocre education and although members of the parish get a small break it is still quite costly. The curriculum is questionable as is some of the teaching staff. However for the most part the teachers,staff and current principal are all very pleasant and the volunteer support from the parents is second to none. But unless you just want your child/children to only learn how nice the staff of a school can be than I say go for it this school is for you. Besides that; and I hate having to say it, but this school does not prepare their students for highschool at all and I do speak from experience. Please for the sake your childs future education pass on this school!

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November 26, 2008
this school is horrible, the education is extremly poor, my daughter recently changed schools and is so glad that she did. the emphasis at christ the king is on MONEY, and you only 'fit in' if you spend money on the school. the school is a disaster. dont go there.

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November 18, 2008
very very poor. we moved to springfield this year, and my son flunked half of his classes in the first and second quarters. we switched to a different catholic school (ironically, the rival) , and he did amazing. he is now at the top of his class, and while he rarley hung out with the other kids at CTK, he joined the blessed sacrament basketball team and has become close friends with all of his team mates. this school has done a much better job in preparing the kids for highschool, and i am very happy we switched DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO CTK! you will regret it. there, they emphesise cliques and popularity, and dont seem to care about grades AT ALL or real friends.

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February 03, 2008
Excellent school that prepares students well for high school and college. Challenges students to be organized and responsible for their actions. Good extracurricular programs and support from the parent families.

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October 27, 2006
This was not a good school for my daughter. The teachers are not supportive and did not respond to her needs. The teachers feel no obligation to respond to parent concerns and communication with the teachers was very difficult. Support staff are poor quality. Individaul needs are not addressed. My repeated attempts to contact the staff and teachers met with no success. She has blossomed in public school and is currently on the Honor Roll and involved in IMSA Science and the highest level math class in 6th grad. I can not in good conscience recommend this school to anyone.

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May 31, 2006
Excellence education for all students. Extracurricular activities are nearly limitless. Average class size is around 25-30 with two classes for each grade level. Parent involvement varies by the student, but overall is great. Does a great job of preparing the students for high school.

- submitted by a student
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Christ The King
1920 Barberry Drive, Springfield, IL  62704
(217) 546-2159
Last modified Christ The King is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Christ The King Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top