I am extremely impressed with the education my children are receiving at Woodstream Christian Academy. This is an academy for students who are willing to work to develop critical thinking skills that can be applied to all areas of life. My children are challenged to grow not only academically, but also spiritually and socially. This is a school for parents who are committed to the "Process of Learning." I highly recommend WCA to families who are committed to classical Christian education.
There are only a few good things about this school. The only reason they are getting two stars from me instead of one is because I like some of the teachers there. Once you get to middle and high school here, WCA becomes absolutely abismal. Especially for the seniors, but the Deans leave the highschool students basically to their own devices. They don't help with fundraising, they are too strict on some things, and they have bad attitudes a lot of the time. I would not recommend this schoo at all unless your child is in 4th grade or below.
I would like to thank Dr. Ballard, Head of School, for the time she has spent encouraging and guiding me towards "Prayerful, Practical, and Patient" parenting. She is very busy; however, she would take time to return my calls and respond to my emails in a pleasant manner.
I would also like to thank Dr. Bailey, Senior Dean, for the time she spent helping my oldest child with the college application and college scholarship process. Honestly, other parents whose children were also 12th grade seniors were so stressed and worried; however, I was not. Dr. Bailey provided due dates and timelines that had to be followed. I commend her for such great guidance!
I want to thank Dean Ruffin, Dean of the Grammar School for being very responsive every time I had a question or needed clarity. She is leading well!
Last, but not least, I would like to thank Mrs. Wingfield and Mrs. Simmons, the Early Childhood Directors. They are very engaged and know every child. I have so much respect for them because of their wisdom from many years of experience working with young children. Thank you for encouraging me!
This is not a nurturing, loving, caring, Christian learning environment. The tutors have lied on children and administered undeserved demerits without reasonable explanation. The Dean of the upper school has turned children away from school and class with a smile. The attitudes of the tutors and Dean of the middle and upper school has been rude and nasty. The administration, i.e. Principal and Dean do not respond to emails or phone calls within a timely manner and serious concerns are grossly delayed. Serious incidents or concerns are not addressed until weeks and months later. There are better options for schools. Please continue searching for other options. Woodstream's middle and high school should be closed. They are not skilled or compassionate enough to educate children.