Posted January 6, 2014
The mission of Montrose Christian School is to shape a Christian worldview into students for the Glory of the God, for the good of humanity, and for the growth of each student. Our qualified, Christian faculty is dedicated to the growth and development of each child whom God has entrusted to us. We endeavor to nurture each child's physical, emotional, social, intellectual and spiritual development. At Montrose Christian School, it is our goal to equip students with the needed tools to find and fulfil God s design for their lives.
College counseling at the school is not strong. As a parent of an upper classman I have seen very little in terms of counseling for upper school. These are very critical years and I desperately need a counselor at the school, who is up in the latest career trends, willing to sponsor workshops, classes, focus groups, and special presentations that focus on job skills and personal development. Arrange job shadowing opportunities, work placements, and community-based learning programs to allow students to directly experience workplace situations. Advise students and parents on high school programs and academic curriculum, sponsoring workshops, classes, focus groups, and special presentations that focus on job skills and personal development. The communication I received from last school year 2012-2013 was very little with regards to any of the areas I mentioned above. MCS this is the one area that needs focus to maintain a strong upper class. The goals for the very important role at MCS need to be measurable in order to yield good results for the students. The new administration is working very hard to turn around things so I hope this is very helpful. God Bless.
My child has been with Montrose Christian for several years. He began attending in the Child Development Center. I am very pleased with the love and nurture that he receives at MCS. As Christian parents, the best part of having him at Montrose is knowing that his spirit is fed. He learns a new verse every week and is always excited to share the next Bible story with us. Academically, I am pleased with the approach of the school as well. Because he is ahead of his peers in reading, his teacher provides him with additional materials to help him keep learning at his own pace. I also love that his learning is hands-on. They do a range of experiments and special projects that they display for parents to see. He is enjoying school and learning so much. The work they do at Montrose is remarkable.
Excellent school in a warm multicultural community. Outstanding faculty and staff, challenging curriculum, nurturing and loving environment for all students. All around service provided is worth every penny invested. Come see for yourself and join the Montrose Family.
Thank God for Montrose! This is truly a uniquely multicultural school that celebrates the backgrounds of each student, parent, and staff member but also celebrates that we are all united in our desire to serve and glorify God in serving others. This is not the first Christian school I have taught in, but it is the best. Is it perfect? No, but the atmosphere is one of seeking to improve every year and be better than the year before not for the glory of the school but for the glory of God.
I am fairly new to the Montrose family and let me tell you, the parents at this school are fantastic. When I came to the school, I was welcomed in with open arms. This is the fourth Christian school I have taught in and these parents are second to none! I have never been in such a positive environment. They cheerfully give of their time and talents to support the school and students whether it is cooking a special Christmas breakfast for the students, selling food at the basketball games, or chaperoning field trips. I love teaching here!
I have been teaching at Montrose Christian School for 35 years. I am also a deacon and 42 year member of Montrose Baptist Church. I am convinced that Montrose currently has the strongest teaching staff we have ever had -- both academically and spiritually. We have had many wonderful teachers over the years, but we have somehow managed to keep improving every year. Under the leadership of Pastor Fentress, we will continue to remain rooted in the Word of God in all that we do.
THIS IS A WONDERFUL SCHOOL! Visit the school and you be the judge. The new administration team is doing a great job and there are positive changes.
The school used to be a great school. My daughter attended Montrose for seven years and these seven years I have seen this school going from bad to worse. I am very happy that my daughter no longer goes to Montrose.
Montrose Christian School is a GOOD SCHOOL!!!- All that is following Christ must stand the test of time. It meets all of a parents needs - before and after care, hot lunch, diverse student body, followers of Christ, the academic program is above standard, challenging and prepares your student, instill discipline, requires uniform, PTA, field trips, track, cheerleading, band, soccer, tennis, basdketball, chess club, debate team, softball, chorus, fall and spring plays
I agree with some of the negative and positive feedback. In the end, parents: when choosing a school for your child please do your homework. Being able to hand pick your child's learning environment (as opposed to attending public school) is such a blessing and a great opportunity to find the right fit. Montrose provides a diverse student body and an intimate setting for the children to learn as it is a small school. At Montrose you have to be an involved parent and, in my opinion, learning starts in the home. Send your kids to school prepared and set the expectation for learning before they walk out the door. I love Montrose and I just want people to remember that every school is not going to be the right fit and Montrose can be the perfect fit for you as it is for our children.
Montrose Christian School, Rockville, MD Our child had some excellent teachers during time we were there. However the most recent headmaster is a controlling bully, who has no respect for the students, parents or teachers. The final straw came when I was 10mins late due to an accident. The so called After School Director was rude & reminded me that we needed to enroll for the program. It only clicked when I demanded to know where my child was & she was unable to tell me. We complained to the school & it was not resolved to our satisfaction. There are some very dedicated, caring teachers here, especially in the lower school. After that, they are only concerned with their cash cow of basketball. Do not expect support from the administration unless your ideas are in lock step with head. He claims to be a man of God, but he's one of the least Christian people I've ever met. It's a real shame, but this place has become a laughing stock. The dedication of lower school teachers is no longer enough. We left & haven't regretted out decision.
This is our 1st yr @ MCS & there r some good & not so good things. Good: christian values, some nice staff & teachers & my child likes it. Bad: uniforms expensive. Favoritism w/ bball players w/ some staff. 4 christain sch that's not good. Ldrshp doesn't address student/staff concern. There have been several complaints about same teachers 4 yrs. but nothing has been done. Some teachers don't seem qualified 2 teach subj, but they still teach. No follow up w/ emails - have 2 cont 2 email them. Some teachers don't use renweb 2 help parents keep up w/ asgnmts yet nobody makes em do it. Kids steal like crazy- strange 4 christian sch. But looks like we'll b bac nx yr. Mayb they'll read the reviews & address the concerns.
I have two kids going to this school and can't agree with the comments more. The school shows very little respect to parents. We, as parents, are not supposed to ask anything and the teacher seems to know very little about the school's administration too. When my sons (in different grades and classes) need to go to field trip, no one even knows when would they return until the morning that I dropped them off in school. It looks like to me no suggestion is welcome too when I made a causal comment about the classroom orientation. The officials heard it and just turned serious looking and said everything there is lawful. I wasn't really saying it's "unlawful" but I was just saying maybe the kids would like it better if something is organized in another way. Not too happy about the school honestly. I have heard so many good comments and recommandations before I came here and ever since the administration changes, the school is totally different from what I have heard.
I am praying for MCS to communicate better with parents about the changes in administration and course room curriculum better. My child has attended since 1st grade. The Christian values and the commitment to train our children to know God is still important to my family. Academics is a major component as well and I feel MCS will continue to make that a priority for the children that attend the school. There is no perfect school so I would suggest new parents to understand that a private school will require a commitment from you to make sure your child is in a learning environment that is best suited for your child's learning style and family values.
This is the 2nd year that my son is in this school. The school administration is the worst ever. No communication at all and no respect to teachers and parents. Besides the 20% increase in tuition last year, 99% of activities (some are supposed to be church activities) involves some kind of fees now (and it was not like this before). There are teacher leaving the school every single month. And my son (and other kids) are being put to other ages classroom every once a while. Many new teachers don't even have experience and half of the time in the school this year, my son is doing nothing at school. Very disappointed. And my son is going to another school this fall.
The aministration has very little respect for the parents. Little or no information was given to the parents intime before they where hit by the media while picking up thier kids. No warning,,nothing. Fees at the school are not transparent. So while there is an open house I am praying potential parents look at this website and read all the feed back. What you will find are consistent compliants about lack of communication. You pay for the private school experience but the adminstration does not partner with parents. Several of the middle school families are migrating out for 2012-2013 school year. What MSC will not do is ask why or even have an exit interview.
I am an alumni of Montrose and my daughter started going to Montrose this year. Although there have been changes in the administration and the student body demographics over the years, Montrose Christian School still has the same heart. The love and respect of the teachers for their pupils remains steadfast. The goal of Christian education in our society today remains foremost important to the administration. Thank you, Montrose Christian School, for letting me drop my daugther off every day, knowing that she will be educated and edified by Christian teachers and administrators who genuinely care about her.
9th Grade was our first year attending Montrose, I loved it! I tell all my friends about this wonderful God Sent to me school. Small school and big HEARTS!
I am a little confused. All of these comments refer to the "new" administration. Are you talking about the one that just left or the pastorial office that will complete the take over in the fall? Why haven't we been notified about the change?
Our family has been affiliated with Montrose Christian School for the last 17 years (or more). The school has sustained many blows, and the Lord continues to protect the children (old and new). The new administration seems committed to the spiritual and educational growth of the students. They foster love and command excellence in the work of the students. My prayer is that they will continue to grow and obtain additional educational resources to improve the quality of education received on all levels. Many blessings to the MCS staff and students. This school is far from perfect, but name one school (private and public) that is perfect. My prayers will remain with the school's administration, teachers, parents, and students.
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