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Odenton Christian Academy

Private | PK-12 | 305 students


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Posted October 29, 2013

My daughter loves this school. It is a blessing to have her go to a school which is CHRIST centered. The teaching of the bible and the curriculum of this school are awesome. I teach my child to fear the Lord and respect others. This school is in line with my belief.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 21, 2013

This is the worst experience my daughter has ever had at any school. In the year that she was at this school, she unlearned everything she has learned in her previous year at another school. They spend so much time focusing on making a 4 year old write in cursive that they forget to teach the essentials. furthermore, my daughter keeps telling me that she wants to die and go to God. I don't think a 4 year old should want to die because someone tells her that she will go to God. Obviously they are not teaching Christianity in the right way suited for children her age.The staff is rude and can be very unpleasant at times. Although we are a Christian family, I think the fanaticism displayed by the teachers are ridiculous and overwhelming to a child who has not even come into her own. I will not recommend this school to any parent.
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Posted November 14, 2012

Horrible school..if you value your children find an alternative. My child is still calling herself a goat which is what one of the k-3 teachers repeated called her. Dangerous environment!
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Posted April 12, 2010

Love their K3 and K4 program. My child learned so much and we are very greatful. As for comments about them not letting kids be kids(3 and 4 year olds) I do not agree. I have one of those kids who is very outspoken, questions evrything, thinks he's the boss, and even though he may not have gotten a green slip everyday...when he did he was so proud of himself. Kids will be kids, but they cannot disrupt the education of those who want to learn. We knew that by sending our child to OCS that he would learn that there is a time to play and a time to learn. My child is well above his grade level and still has his personality. Just like there are laws we must follow when we're adults, there are rules you have to follow when your children.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 10, 2009

Education is great at this school, but the staff and teachers are too hard on younger kids. They need to realize that they are kids. Tuition is reasonable compared to many private schools.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 1, 2009

Too hard on 3-4year olds.
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Posted March 13, 2009

I transferred my child to OCS after one semester in Anne Arundel County Schools. I think AACS are great, but my child was bored and they did not move fast enough. OCS has challenged her from day one and she is very happy there.
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Posted March 3, 2009

5 stars for academics. 2 stars for understanding the developmental needs of 3 or 4 year old children. If your child follows your directions the first time you ask them and never questions you, then Odenton is a great place for your child.
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Posted August 22, 2008

The education at Odenton at this level surpasses those of the public school system and even some private schools. The education program from kindergarten through middle school is academically second to none. After the middle school level it is best to transfer to another high school program. Odenton is not physically or academically capable to educate high school children. In fact, the school s high school curriculum is not accredited by the state of Maryland.
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Posted July 31, 2008

This school is only good for tis kindergarden program but for elementary through 12 is the worst school i have ever seen
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Posted March 3, 2008

I praise the Lord for OCS. The staff is dedicated to bringing up your child in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. The smaller classes in the high school provide attention to detail that kids need at that age. Your child is more than just a number at OCS!
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Posted September 27, 2007

My daughter went to K3 and and is now in K4 here. She was writing her name at the end of K3. They push children to the next level academically, the teachers are encouraging and friendly and I would say there is more parent involvement here than public schools.
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Posted August 2, 2006

My son went to the K-3 program (2006). When he started he knew colors, shapes and letters, when he finished, he could spell three letters words, write (neatly). he could reconized words (sound them out) while reading books. He also memorized some bible verses and christian songs. They also taught social skills. It seems to me that the level of education that my son got in the K-3 program was more than what is taught in the K-5 program in normal public schools. I was very happy with the school.
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Posted October 7, 2005

The teachers are the most loving and caring I have ever seen. My children have attended OCS for eight years now and we couldn't be happier with the quality education we have received. Discipline is enforced with love. God's Word is key. Convenient to Ft. Meade, NSA, and Odenton Metro.
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Posted November 7, 2004

The teachers, staff, and director go above and beyond to provide a great learning atmosphere for the children. My daughter was in kindergarten last year and was reading on a second grade fifth month reading level according to the CAT 5 test. The intinate class settings provide for a great learning experience with a faith based education. My husband and I are very pleased and plan on sending our 2 year old there next year.
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Ethnicity This school State average
Black 43% 40%
White 33% 45%
Asian 16% N/A
Hispanic 8% 10%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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8410 Piney Orchard Pky
Odenton, MD 21113
Phone: (410) 674-5625


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