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PK-12
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Covington, LA
Students enrolled: 854
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70104 Wolverine Dr
Covington, LA 70433

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(985) 635-0400
(985) 892-2632
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December 12, 2014
My husband and I wouldn't have our kids at any school in the area other than Northlake. We didn't make this decision lightly. We take our stewardship of our kids for the short time that they are kids seriously. I'm a Northlake Alum, but my husband grew up going to other private schools in the same area, and we both agree that Northlake is the place for our kids. They are in classes ideally sized for close friendships and lots of teacher attention. They have been academically challenged but not overwhelmed. Most importantly, they have been loved with the love of Christ through their teachers. I'm so thankful that we have NCS!

- submitted by a parent
December 11, 2014
I would highly recommend Northlake Christian School to any family looking for a Christ-centered atmosphere where their children receive excellent education! Having graduated from NCS myself, I have experienced many years in the school family. My children have all attended since preschool and have grown up in the school. We absolutely love the environment and the fact that the teachers are dedicated and love the students placed in their care. The school has grown and changed over the years, but one thing remains the same: Jesus Christ is the center. Because of this, the school is dedicated to excellence in education, competitive athletics, and most importantly, the Word of God! I'm sad to read the negative reviews on this site and feel bad that they have not had the same experience that we have. Northlake is not perfect because no school is. However, it's home to us and we love it!

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2014
I would not recommend sending your child to this school, I am still in shock with the way the staff handles themselves. I have never seen school staff feel the need to gossip about children and treat kids so unfair. If a family donates financially or with gifts to the school their child is allowed to have many offenses with minimal punishment. But if you are just a regular family paying your tuition and do not play into the political games be prepared for unjust punishment. I have stories for days of the terrible things I have witnessed this school put children through. The men in charge at this school are purposely attempting to destroy the self esteem of young kids. I hope you all read this and maybe find it in your heart to STOP treating people this way and learn to treat people with respect. Yes you are managing children, but children should be treated with respect. I hope this saves future parents and children from having to deal with the heartache and disarray you have tried to cause our family, yes you read correctly you tried but did not succeed.

- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2014
NCS - Northlake Christian School If you don't attend a premier area church, life for your child will be hard at NCS... They administrative staff pre-judges everyone and once they form a general opinion then that's the label you wear! Furthermore, If you have Money and attend a premier area church, you can buy your way into any thing you want at NCS! Academics are poor and athletics is rigged... If your son does not play FOOTBALL then please spare him a great deal of grief and persecution! Plus the atmosphere has changed with all of the voucher kids going there merely to receive passing grades to play football. They tend to look the other way and have plenty of mercy available for the problematic (Bad Boy) voucher kids that play football... ANY OTHER SCHOOL in ST Tammany Parish is better than NCS... PERIOD!

- submitted by a teacher
September 04, 2013
Northlake Christian School is a great school. We recently moved from overseas and the school officials ensured that the admission process was painless; they were able to work with me from another continent! They also worked with us on transcribing records from British to American system. Upon our arrival, the leadership was so welcoming and supportive; went out of their way to ensure our kids settle in quickly. My kids love the school from the very first moment and every day, their overall assessment is - awesome! Finding a great school where there are core values and kids respect one another, I was told (before relocating to the US) can be very tasking but NCS made our experience a wonderful one for the kids and us the parents. Parents involvement is also very excellent.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2013
NCS is a wonderful school. Any school run by humans will have its downfalls, but the heart of NCS is good. The teachers love their students and love the Lord. They want what's best for them in the end. The staff and faculty are very unified and set a common goal for the good of the students. They work long days to do whatever needs to be done to help nurture the mind and spirit of their students. The "teacher" that posted before obviously didn't work on staff the year they posted that comment or they would have known better.

- submitted by a teacher
October 04, 2012
We've been associated with NCS since 2007. Our two children are now in college and performing quite well. We are very excited about the opportunities afforded them in college and attribute a large part of those opportunities to their experiences at NCS. We have found that the interaction that they, our children, and we were blessed to have with leadership and other parents at the school was more than we had hoped. Friends of ours just went there for a tour with the head of school, who introduced them to the principal, and then walked them through the building and classrooms. The school is experiencing record growth and the physical appearance (building, grounds) improves each year. Our friends comment echoed our experience. You can truly feel a calming presence of God when you drive on the campus that is only reaffirmed as you walk and observe the cleanliness and orderliness of the buildings and classrooms. Your children might get a better education from homeschooling, but they would miss out on the experience of Northlake.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2012
Notice the dates on the reviews. Do you really believe that, in the middle of summer, this many people spontaneously decided to review the school? No, yet another example of the manipulative practices at this school. The integrity of many good teachers is questioned when the board employs headmaster that lacks integrity and looks for short cuts.

- submitted by a teacher
June 25, 2012
A truly excellent school. Our children have been there since preschool and have now been there over four years. They have always had wonderful, caring, and skilled teachers who know how to get the most out of them academically. In addition to the excellent academic record, NCS has an outstanding athletics department that we look forward to seeing our kids involved in when they get old enough. St. Tammany Parish has great schools (public and parochial) to choose from, but I highly recommend this Christ-centered school.

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2012
Sending my kids to Northlake Christian School is one of the best parenting choices we've ever made. Both of our boys started there in preschool. The oldest graduated in 2007, the youngest in 2010. They had ACT scores in the 30's. The oldest graduated from LSU in Mass Communications with a very strong GPA. The younger one is a sophomore there in Finance and doing well. My daughter has been there since Kindergarten, is going into 10th grade and doing very well also. So their academic success speaks for itself. However, their Christian character is what pleases me the most because that is the most important foundation to have in this life for success. And we know that's what pleases God the most. The school is like a big family. We all love and pray for each other and help each other when in need. They helped me when my oldest son broke his leg in preschool and they helped me when my daughter's lung collapsed last year. They are the best school family in the world. We love our school.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2012
If you're looking for a Christian school to nurture and guide your child, you've found it. Solid academic instruction coupled with sincere moral training is what you'll find at Northlake. Is it a perfect school with perfect kids, of course not. But, the majority of students and adults are there for all the right reasons.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2012
Our son started going to Northlake in preschool. Our plan was just to finish out preschool and go to public school. However, our son loved it so much and would come home telling us what he learned. I love it when out of the blue he mentions something about Jesus or starts singing a song he learned at school. So, we decided to keep him there. Our daughter is also in the daycare at Northlake. The teachers and faculty are awesome. They all know my kids by there name even if they aren't in there class. Plus, they all seem sincerely caring and kind. Best of all, they are all Christians. I feel very secure in knowing my kids are at Northlake.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2012
Northlake Christian School has been such a blessing from God to our family. We moved to the Northshore after Hurricane Katrina and was looking for a place to nuture and teach our two bright children. We initially put them in the public "gifted" program but moved them to NCS because there was little nuture, less discipline and a lot of things that young kids shouldn't have to deal with. Northlake has been a safe, Christ-centered environment that loves on my kids AND gives them correction when appropriate. We gained partners at school to reinforce what we taught them at home and church. The academics have been excellent and continue to improve. Our kids have taken multiple Honors classes and done well. Both also participate in athletics and love it. We would recommend NCS to anyone who wants their children to be well rounded in mind, body and spirit!

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2012
Great school! The teachers truly love our kids and want them to develop in their relationships with others and with Christ. Smartest move we ever made, I would recommend it highly to anyone!

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2012
We have been a family at NCS for 18 years now. I am so thankful that we found NCS. The teaching staff are encouraging and caring. The administration are fabulous. The coaching staff are awesome. It truly is a family atmosphere. And most importantly it is Christ centered.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2012
Our two children have just completed their first year at Northlake Christian and we could not be more satisfied, not one complaint! The faculty and staff have set a positive influence on our children's lives from day one.The teachers and staff moniter the children's progress on an individual basis and communicate with parents regularly. The older students that have been at Northlake Christian for several years are a reflection of the wonderful job being done at our school, they look after the younger kids as if it is their own siblings. This school is a wonderful place for our children to learn and grow.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2012
Northlake provides great opportunities for kids to grow academically, athletically and spiritually. They really offer the complete package with high academic standards in a Christian setting. A great school with a great staff.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2012
Great School. The teachers genuinely care about the the students. The school does its very best to make sure its students will succeed. Great school all around!

- submitted by a community member
November 27, 2011
My family has been affiliated with Northlake Christian for the last year - in preschool, elementary and secondary. We have had an incredible experience. Every teacher has loved our children, challenged them academically, and the teachers focus on Jesus first. I cannot recommend Northlake highly enough and I do!

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2011
The school is based completely off of politics not Christianity. Although the Bible curriculum is very informative, some of the teachers have different views than the students. This makes them seem judgmental with different religions and the personal lives of the students and families. Also the disciplinary actions go beyond what is stated in the rule book. For example: In the rulebook it states that the boys must have a certain hair length, but what is unsaid is the fact that after the hair is the right length, only certain hair styles are aloud. Although the teachers and administrators are aloud to spike their hair, the students aren't aloud to?

- submitted by a community member
January 01, 2011
Northlake is constantly changing...and in my opinion has turned for the worse. Ever since the former head master left, the school has consistently made bad decisions. This school is built on politics more than on giving kids the spiritual guidance they need. Also, I think the employment at NCS is biased, especially in the sports program. The spiritual aspect of the school is falling. When Northlake falls, it will begin spiritually. I believe the downwards tumble of this school has started. The school will continue to fall unless the administration, staff, and faculty changes. You should question more about Northlake instead of falling into the stereotypical "Northlake is the best". Question yourselves, research, and really do some digging. There is an ample amount Northlake Covers up. More than any public school.

- submitted by a community member
November 12, 2010
It's unfortunate some families have a bad opinion of NCS. Our son attended NCS from 6-12 and we were very pleased with the school. As a dad I was fortunate to be able to assist one day a week and can personally vouch for the wonderful staff of high quality teachers who though underpaid considered their job a calling. And they do have a great athletic program that includes football (undefeated district champions), volleyball (state champions), baseball (back to back class 1A & 2A state champions), track, cross-country, softball, basketball, wrestling, weightlifting, swimming and some I've missed. But don't just take the word of people here. Visit NCS and see what it's about. It's a growing school with great facilities. And with NCS your child is somebody, not a body adrift in a large school.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2010
This school is amazing!!!!!!!!!! It is the best school academically and has great sports programs like football, soccer, basketball, volleyball, and baseball!!! They have amazing teachers that love their students and are willing to do anything for them!!! Everyone should go here!!! I promise it will be the time of your life!!!!

- submitted by a community member
July 27, 2010
My daughter has attended Mandevillie Public Schools since the fourth grade. She did wonderfully until she moved into high school. She had difficulty adjusting to the larger school. We moved her to NCS mid way through her freshmen year. She excelled! the teachers and administration were very anxious to help her adjust and they worked with her to ensure that she her classes were in sync and that she will qualify for topps. I am so happy with the decision that we made and so is my daughter.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
The teachers and faculty are genuinely interested in the 'whole' child. It's so nice to have your child's school stand behind you, as a parent, to help your child excel in every way.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
It not only places students at or near the top of their classes upon graduation, but, they provide the most well rounded education(spiritual, intellectual, physical) in southern Louisiana. The teachers usually are extremely qualified but most of the time working well below the average rate of pay for other area schools. Most of them view this as a calling, and, accept the fact that the school is tuition supported without any state or local subsidies. Everyone on staff there always puts the children first and makes sure they are well taken care of while learning. It is well worth the money spent!

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2009
This school's curriculum is very weak for a private school. I, too, also transferred my child from here to one of the Mandeville public high schools and was more impressed there. I know that I am one of many who have done so over the years as well. If you live in Mandeville, don't waste the money. The schools in the eastern part of Mandeville have exceptional academic quality and amazing teachers. I considered NCS a waste.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2009
NCS is a breath of Fresh when it comes to schools. The parents are very committed and involved, and the curriculm is outstanding. Not sure where a complaint or dissatisfaction would lie my First Grader is learning 5 grade work. We have many friends who go to other schools on the Northshore, and comparing apples to apples the NCS curriculm is far more advance. The responsibility and dedication the teachers show is incredible. The tuition is a little high but you cannot put a price tag on your children's education. I would not send my children anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2009
The curriculum is no where near as strong as it could be. I transferred my child to one of the public schools in Mandeville after going to NCS for two years and the curriculum there was much more challenging. The children at NCS also seem very socially awkward. I'm not just basing this on one or two children but dozens I have met (so I'm not trying to generalize, seems to be more the rule than the exception). NCS doesn't seem to offer the all-around education most parents seem to want for their children. I didn't have any particular bad experience, so I'm not just some angry parent. The school just wasn't up to par at all, especially when compared to some of the good public high schools in St. Tammany (don't know about Covington high though, since we lived in Mandeville). Don't waste your money.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 01, 2009
I COULDN'T SAY ENOUGH great things about NCS. My kids attended a private school in Metairie, and the 'religious' aspect of the school seemed more like an obligation than a way of life. When we moved to Covington, and discovered NCS, it was a breath of fresh air. I remember seeing high school students sitting underneath a tree having a bible study and I was so in awe of that. The atmosphere is completely genuine ... the 'real deal' if a Christ-centered environment is important to you. There has never been a moment for us, as a family, where we have wished that there is more that the school can offer to us in the way of academics, athletic programs and social programs. It is extremely 'rare' to hear that a family is having a bad experience at this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2008
Great school - loving Christian environment. Unlike previous reviewers, NCS HAS won state championships (volleyball won just last year) and baseball has been state runner up for several years. Soccer, basketball, swimming, tennis and probably more I'm not aware of have ALL made state playoffs. Also, there are MANY religions and churches represented at NCS. My children's friends all go to different churches and teachers/administration all attend different churches as well. Curriculum is strong - all you have to do is interview graduates who will tell you how prepared they were for college. This school is perfectly well rounded. Leaders are awesome Christian people who care deeply about every student. If your child is a trouble maker, partier, slacker, then perhaps this is not the school for him/her.

- submitted by a parent
December 08, 2007
As a long-term resident of this area, I've watched Northlake grow for 30 years. My two kids have been there for 11 years. I wouldn't send them anywhere else; the teachers' love my kids, the curriculum is strong and getting stronger, athletics are amazing, and jr hi Bible is worth the tuition costs all by itself.

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2007
I do not recommend this school unless you are a member of Church of the King. My child was challenged more academically in the St. Tammany Parish public schools then at NCS. In fact the students are not required to do science or social study projects. NCS also lacks diversity. The number of minority children attending this school does not correlate to the minority population of St. Tammany Parish.

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
May 31, 2006
Wow! What an excellent school! My son just graduated Pre-K and will be entering Kindergarten at Northlake Christian in the fall. I can t fully express how satisfied I am with this school. The teachers and staff are so dedicated. At the parent/teacher meeting at the beginning of the school year, all of the preschool teachers & staff were introduced. There were some new teachers/staff but most were there for 10+ years! My son s teacher is a parent s prayer answered. Talk about someone who is using God s gift! The school uses the A-Beka curricula. Here are just some of the things he learned/practiced this year: phonics (a-z) with word blends language development, math skills, beginner reading books, computer, writing, & bible stories, etc. I am looking forward <sigh> to his Kindergarten year with confidence! Choose Northlake Christian, you won t be disappointed!

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2006
We have three children at NCS and could not be more pleased. On the Southshore, they were all three in different schools and were miserable. The atmosphere at NCS is loving, supportive and most of all these students really care about one another and accept each other for who they are. In today's world, that is hard to find. The students are receiving an excellent education and learning some incredibly valuable life skills as well. Thank God for NCS!

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2006
This is an incredible school! Our son has learning disability and struggled in public school. Northlake has changed our lives. The NILD program has helped him learn better and the compassion of the teachers has made him actually enjoy school. Many extracurricular activities are available and the sports program is fast becoming one of the best in the state. I have found all of the teachers to be loving, well-educated, highly involved and caring towards both the students and parents. The staff including the headmaster and principals are wonderful and work hard to know all of the parents' and students' names. You could not go wrong with this top notch school.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2004
I have had my 5 children at NCS for the past 13 years. I have been absolutely pleased with their teachers. The school has high academic standards and yet a personal, caring, and family oriented environment. My children loved/love attending NCS. I was pleased with the discipline-it required accountability but was not rigid. I found everyone-administration, teaching faculty, support staff-to be warm, caring, and genuine. I would highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2004
I graduated from NCS in '86. I am thrilled to hear it has been growing and still continuing in its mission. My family and I are thankful for the year we spent at NCS. Though I graduated from a small class, I felt prepared to meet the challenges I faced at a large university (Baylor).

- submitted by a former student
February 23, 2004
I have three children at the school and it is by far the best school we have ever been in. The staff are incredible people. Everyone makes you feel like you are part of a real family.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2003
I have an 8th grade daughter at NCS. The class sizes are small, teacher and parental involvement is enthusiastic and positive. They work to stretch the kids. And in this small christian school, Junior and High School enrollment is growing - amazing. Their values are first class and they install first class life values. It's expensive, and we debate the value every year, but if I can use my money to help my daughter grow in this fashion, these are the first dollars I will spend.

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September 21, 2003
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September 04, 2003
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- submitted by a former student
August 25, 2003
This is my son's third year at NCS, he is a third grader. His confidence and positive attitude are evidence NCS has been and is a tremendous blessing for him. NCS continues to make improvements for achieving success and excellence of each child. NCS is well worth the effort and investment. I am thankful for NCS. Looking forward to another very busy year!

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2003
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Northlake Christian School
70104 Wolverine Dr, Covington, LA  70433
(985) 635-0400
Last modified Northlake Christian School is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Northlake Christian School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 47 reviews. Top