My child has attend Granger Christian school for 7 years and will continue through high school. Granger Christian fits our religious beliefs and is very strong in its biblical tradition; there is chapel and prayer, and bible class. The academics are outstanding, and the teachers are very caring and excellent. My child plays sports and the coaches are wonderful and the athletic programs are wonderful; my child may not have had the opportunities to play at a much larger school. My husband and I are very pleased with Granger Christian School.
I have two children at GCS. They each have attended since kindergarten. I like the atmosphere of the school, and I am pleased with the overall acdemic program. Overall, the teachers are very good to excellent. I like that when contact the school support staff about an issue, it is always addressed. The sports program is not very big; there are pros and cons to that, but I do like that my children have been able to play sports. If they had been at a public school or a much larger school, then they probably would not have had the same opportunity. In addition to a good academic program, the school is providing a good faith-based environment. My oldest has been attending GCS for nine years, and I am happy with the decision we made.
This school has been an excellent choice for my son. We tried public schools; they failed him miserably. While I am not 100% happy with the current state of the school and the lack of a permanent administrator, I feel that they will find an administrator and the minor things that I dislike are likely to change in the future. Overall, this school is the best choice for our family and there is no way we would ever consider public school again!
Granger Christian School is a great choice for our family. Every faculty member that I have come into contact with is dedicated and kind. My child is thriving in his class and his academic progress is more advanced than other children his age who are in public school. Parental involvement is high. The student/teacher ratio is excellent. I do wish that there were no uniforms. However, it makes getting dressed in the mornings less stressful and helps to form a sense of community, which I appreciate. We have been more than pleased with our decision to partner with GCS.
I am a parent of a Kindergarten student at GCS. My daughter has been able to read since she was three and we have previously had difficulty with challenging her in other settings. At GCS, she is able to thrive. All of the kids in her class are all bright and polite and are very advanced in their abilities. My daughter is able to take piano lessons at the school and this has only increased her interest in music. Parents seem to be very involved and participation is always welcomed by the school administration. I must admit that I am shocked at the negative comments because my child has progressed even further in her abilities since being at the school. We have been very invested in her education, always looking for opportunities for her to grow and GCS was a great fit for her. Every parent has to make these decisions for themselves but we chose GCS after conducting careful research and are happy with our decision.
We have 2 children enrolled at GCS and love it!! The teachers are excellent, understanding and creative. The students are taught not only at a higher level than local schools but, it's all based on the Word of God. I do wish that the school at more extra curricular activities and options but, I believe these will be coming in the next few years. In order to have those "extras", you need enough students and coaches. We have had at least one child enrolled in GCS for 4 years now and it has been a wonderful experience all 4 years.
As a parent of 2 children at GCS, I find the negative reviews below to be very disturbing. We have been at GCS for 4 years and can not imagine our children going to any other school in this area. For those who said there is no comparison to the public schools, that is 100% false. GCS is by far, above and beyond any public school in the area: SB, Mishawaka or PHM. There is also NO morality form that the children have to sign. All girls have equal rights to play sports, there is an amazing art, music, P.E., science program available. GCS is in the process of becoming fully accredited, they have started the process of having laptops available to all students and staff members, and parent involvement is critical to the staff as well. GCS does not cater to only Christians. All are welcome. I highly recomment GCS.
We have been able to compare apples to apples at the high school level having had students at GCS and Local Public Schools, there is no comparison. Our child agrees that it is more like being in middle school. Deadlines are extended, and coursework is not at the same level. There are those students that need a lot of hand holding still as a high schooler just to graduate. This school would be good for someone with a child that cannot preform at the expectations of traditional schools: i/e Penn, St. Joe or Marian.
This school does not only educate the kids, but it helps prepare them for the future- to be successful, Christian leaders. I am so impressed with the administration and staff to be willing to do 'whatever it takes' to make sure each child gets what they need. They have great compassion for what they do, and for each child! This school has helped my children to grow into great adults! Thank you!
I can not say enough good things about this school. The teachers, administration, and staff are all willing to go the extra mile. Even if they do not have a class that would benefit even one child, then they are willing to suppliment that by looking elsewhere for those resource (i.e. taking an Italian foreign language online).
This school has been a wonderful asset to my children. They know how to commit to help bring the full potential out of the kids. The teachers are wonderful and are willing to go the extra mile to help the kids learn and be successful adults. The administration is willing to face the tough issues and make the right decisions for the benefit of the kids. I am so thankful my kids have the opportunity to be in this school.
We have had our kids at GCS for 7 years. During this time there have been many changes however not always good ones. More problems are occurring especially discipline issues. These are not being handled effectively and it is impacting the teachers ability to educate the students. Entire classes are being punished for an individual's behavior. Students are being asked to report anything and everything, this is creating animosity. The school is not large enough to offer internal advanced curriculum and the administration is not willing to consider alternatives that would challenge these students. The teachers are the glue that is holding this school together but they don't get enough recognition. Our children will be attending another school.
Very disappointed with this school. We have 3 kids who have attended over the last 8 years and have seen changes that have not been positive. Academically they are unable to provide or even consider advanced classes even if they are offered on line or through a college. When approaching the administration with suggestions or concerns you are belittled or not taken seriously. Everything comes down to money but the tuition keeps going up. There is no music program, limited physical education and art classes. Limited extracurricular sports. The teachers really care about the kids but are having problems with students which the administration will not handle effectively. Initially we felt our kids would complete their education at Granger but they will not be returning next year.
As a student with an 'insider' perspective,I have to say that in all my 8 years at GCS(from Kindergarten on)I love my school.I feel personally that the curriculum is challenging yet understandable,that the teachers are incredible,the sports program is great(my soccer team went undefeated last year),and that the school is totally on track with the Bible.I have made many friends,and my parents are involved quite a bit.Our electives are great,and I heard that we are in the 98 percentile.I would personally say that GCS is a great school that any kid is lucky to be a part of.
We have three children enrolled in GCS and prior to this year we were very pleased with the school. However, the new administration has created an invisible wall between teaching staff and parents. Parents lack the ability to gain information regarding homework, weekly or even biweekly performance, etc. The administration spends a great deal of time in backpedal mode, revising previously stated policy, from dress code to curriculum requirements. There is no homework hotline, the web page is not kept updated, and the teachers are ineffective in providing information to parents due to their being buried in administrative paperwork. In short, GCS needs to review/revise its policies regarding communication, parental involvement, and curriculum. One of the disturbing aspects of the school is the impression that female students and athletes are not as important as their male counterparts. This is a mentality that is destructive in education.
Granger Christian School offers a curriculum which concentrates on what a college or univerity wants to see: knowledge of core subjects. GCS could offer more 'fluff' courses (PHM Schools comes to mind!), but most colleges would prefer to see a strong performance on SAT and ACT tests. Granger Christian can offer each student the coursework necessary to outperform many of their peers in this area. As a parent, I also appreciate the unrelenting devotion and honest concern that each teacher has shown toward my children. While individual effort is a factor in student performance, this is a school where no child is ever left behind. We live in PHM, tried it, and came away disappointed after just one quarter.
This school is amazing! At Granger I am surrounded by my peers and friends that constantly encourage me to follow God. My teachers pray for me daily and go beyond their duty to help me when I struggle. I have been a student at Granger since early elementary and I would not think of attending another school. Granger Christian is my home. I know I would not be able to find a better school. I believe Granger is great because the teachers, staff members, and students care about obeying God and maintaining a healthy personal relationship with Him.
Upon enrolling at Granger Christian each child is required to sign a morality form. If the child commits what they believe to be a morally wrong act, the school can take steps to expell your child. This school has wonderful teachers and a great education system. But, it only caters to Christians and apparently non-sinners. They use uniforms and other dress codes rigidly, but student rebellion issues are low - perhaps because each student that would rebel would also suddenly leave the school. They do not tolerate non-Christians for long unless you and/or your child are willing to convert. Overall, I would not suggest this for anyone.
If you are searching for a school that has everything for your child, THIS IS IT!!! The people here are wonderful and the works are great!! This is a must see school!! Come take a look for yourself!!!
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