October 03, 2015
My overall stance, is that if you love your child, absolutely do not send them here, or to any boarding school, whatever you do. It's funny visiting their website now, after having gone to college and understanding how schools market themselves. A young child who is uprooted out of their home is not going to care one bit about sports or programs or clubs. No, a child is going to feel strange, and not really understand what is going on and why they are torn away from their normal home life. I don't remember even once considering student clubs or sports, or ever even having this advertised to me. I was more concerned with just surviving, and trying to understand my new surroundings and new structures that I was forced into.
I can honestly and certainly say that my experience at oneida baptist institute absolutely had no positive impact on my life. However, it did have a significantly harmful effect on my life, which includes great psychological and physicological traume from being abused by other students, being forced into a new environment, and being treated like a slave or a criminal, at an early age.
Worse, if your child is not a bad child, they will be surrounded by criminal children since the majority of children here are bad children who are here because they have committed many criminal acts or were just bad and evil children.
If you love your child, do not be under any illusions that this place is going to help them grow or mature. This place is likely to cause irreparable psychological and emotional damage and even trauma, that will still effect them decades later. If they struggle socially, they are also likely to be abused by other children which will cause further harm and even be a danger to their physical wellbeing. Please, loving parents, do not send your child here. If your child is difficult, the worst thing you can do is send them away. What they need most right now is your love and security of knowing they will always have a home. I cry right now as I am reminded that I have nowhere to call home, and no one to call parents, since I am now an orphan. Please, don't let happen to your child what happened to me. Do not send your child away to boarding school, especially not here.
- submitted by a parent