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Clinton Christian School

Private | PK-12 | 330 students

Quality Education with a strong Christ Driven Foundation
 
 

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $232,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,620.

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Posted October 8, 2014

This is my first year at CCS with my 5 year old first grader. I choose this school for the main reason that my homeschooler would be placed in the grade that she performed in and not the grade that her age dictated. I was also impressed with the welcoming nature I received during the orientation and interviewing process. Everything appeared quiet organized, structured and of high standards. I also like the fact that transportaion provides door to door service. I was taken aback by many of the reviews which I asked Principal Williams and her addressed very appropriately. They have hired a new Vice Principal for the elementary grades which will free Principle Williams to focus on the High School students. I do feel there is an atmosphere of "cliches" and favorites but as I am new and do not know any families it is hard to judge. So far, I do love the quality of the curriculum and the openness of having parental involvement and resolving issues. I hope this continues as the year progresses. Believe it or not, our only negative about the school is that they have lunch in the gym which requires a short walk to an adjoning building!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2014

One thing I can say is that the Teachers are good and they care but they have been quitting left and right. The school itself is very sub par,t that is probably the reason why they never post their test scores unfortunately if you are in P.G. County there aren't very many good choices for education. This is slightly above the public school system. I can't wait til this year is over so I can take my kids out of this school. I shouldn't have to pay this amount of money for an private education that is not even on par with public schools in other counties.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2014

Clinton Christian School is an AWESOME school! I am so thankful our children attended CCS. I really can't say enough about the teachers and the school has a family atmosphere. The students receive a biblical foundation and a strong education. The class sizes are small, with most classes having an average of 15! I love the enrichment opportunities for the students. My last child just graduated and received a full scholarship! Teachers here prepare them for college and for life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2014

This is a great school June Smith k-4 teacher is the best make sure your child goes to her. She is very warm and caring and treats the children like they are her own. she has a very clean and easy to learn structure way when teaching.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2013

Leader of the Pack! I have had my children here for 11 years. The school has gone through some leadership transitions, but the one constant are the certified teachers with degrees, the school accreditation, and the family atmosphere. The administration is now stable and implementing new technology, renovating the campus, class rooms and adding more electives for the students to choose from. They have small class sizes, 20 or less in each room. The school also offers 6 AP classes in which my child can receive college credits. My child is now in high school and on track to graduate with several scholarships. Clinton Christian has a 100% graduation rate and 100% acceptance rate in to colleges across the country. I would recommend this school to anyone looking for a quality yet affordable education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2013

Don't waste your money like I did !!!Sad that you have to pay so much money for a school this bad! Was A good school in the beginning but once they got the new principal went downhill fast!! multiple Teachers quitting at the same time. constant financial trouble . Parents begging other parents not to leave because so many parents are taking their kids out of this sub par school. taking my kids out was the best thing I ever did, wish I had done it sooner.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2013

My son attended this school K4-1st. School was good when he first started. A lot of turnover at this school with a new "principal" that wasn't in a postion to actually lead. School has finance issues as well. Biggest problems are fees are higher than competition and class sizes are comparable to public school (very large). CCS is not as technologically advanced as public school (ie - cannot post grades and homework online). During last school year, there were times when school felt unsafe. Overall, I would say the school is below average.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2012

I really love this school. This is my son's second year and he is in 1st grade. His teachers have been excellent and very communicative. The principal is very approachable and so is the staff. He stands out every morning and evening and greets the kids. My son loves the school and he is learning so much there. I would HIGHLY recommend CCS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2012

This is my children's 3rd year at CCS. The first year was excellent, we had come from another christian school that was awful. My second year was little more chaotic, there was an administrative transition taking place so i decided to give them time to adjust. This third year is starting off like the second year ended, poor communication between school and parents and the costs are not comparative to the service that we receive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2011

I son has received a quality education at this school but the school administration needs to be trained on how too deal with students. The school is in transition and the leadership (principal) needs to make himself more available to parents. The tuition is too costly compared to other private Christian Schools in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2011

This a very good school , very nice students helped me feel like i was at home a safe , trusting place. It wasn't my first choice but it wasn't a bad one either . it gave me a chance to start fresh . and the teachers are very nice .


Posted March 9, 2010

As the parent of a 3rd grader, I have many concerns with the school. While I believe that the students receive a fairly good education, classrooms are extremely too big for a private school. Also, 3rd graders are pushed so hard in school & the schedule is so tight that there is not even time for them to go to the bathroom without missing an entire subject by the time they return. There is an over-abundance of homework for the students in the evenings. The school needs to realize that the students need to be socialized as well as educated, and they cannot spend all of their time in the evenings doing homework assignments. They need to extend the school year into June (as do most schools) & allow the students more time to comprehend the subject matter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2009

I attended CCS 3 years ago and I LOVED IT!!! There was so much involvemente parents and so much activity. I attended a homecoming game a year ago. I was so happy to see all my friends.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 12, 2008

My two children attended CCS. The school has good teachers in the elementary grades. The school charges lots of fees in addition to the tuition such as detention fees and aftercare fees when a child is involved in extracurricular activities. The school even has Saturday detentions with fees. The scchool has strict rules about how a parent can submit a complaint. The handbook also indicates that a student can be disenrolled if the parents are 'uncooperative'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2008

My child has been at CCS for 8 years. Although they have excellent teachers the discipline system at the shool is very wrong. It charges a parent 10 dollars a detention. And your child will get a detention for 1 missed assignment. I understand the schools strickness but this policy burdens the parent very much. The system should not be made to punish us parents but our children. Also for the life of me i dont know where all this money is going because I am sure for 1 hour a teacher shouldnt get paid close to 1500$. The school is starting to fall from its traditional valeus. Before they think of expanding they need to worry about the students their now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2008

We love the school, staff, student and parent community within CCS. My child is beginning the 1st grade and 3rd year at CCS, and I am so proud of her academic achievement at this stage. I feel as though we are a part of an extended family of good Christian people. Good structure, academic enrichment, and environment of loving people. We are truly blessed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2008

I am an advanced placement student at CCS. My experience is very different from the experiences described by the previous writers. My school is actively preparing the students for greatness. I am thankful for my Christian teachers and for my Christian education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 5, 2008

Im a former student of ccs and i went there for 6 years. This school i think was a little close minded. The teachers kids got special treatment ,they sometimes taught things half way for fear of being to 'vulgar'. My friends and i used joke about how public school at least had a cafateria! I remember running through the rain when the campus got flooded , They had classes in the basement were pieces of ceiling would fall off (no joke) Some of the teachers they hire are in rookies. My riend told me about a teacher who through things at the student. I haven't been there in over a year so maybe they changed but...my experience was maybe a b=
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 18, 2008

My son has been at CCS for 10 years and will graduate this year. This school has been a wonderful place for my son. The teachers and the administrator are very dedicated to the chilren. I am very grateful for everything CCS has done for my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2008

My children have been at CCS for 3 years and in the beginning I was excited about them being there. However, as other parents have stated, Mr. Crutchfield has run the school into the ground organization and financial wise. He has incorporated ridiculous fees and continues to add them on at will as the school year goes on. I applaud the school in teaching my children about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, however if the school wants to continue to strive for excellence, get a new administrator and stop the crazy fees.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 90% 35%
Two or more races 5% 4%
White 3% 42%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 12%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Grace Bretheren
Melwood Elementary
Wise SHS
Percentage of students going to 2-year college 2% (2012)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 95% (2012)
Percentage of students going to the military 1% (2012)
Percentage of students going directly into the workforce 1% (2012)
Colleges most students attend after graduation Hampton University
University of Maryland
PG Comm. College
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Security personnel
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Korean
Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Recycling club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Clubs
  • Dance club
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • French
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Korean
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Carlos Williams
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
  • www.clintonchristian.org
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
  • Extended/longer school day
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian
Fax number
  • (301) 599-9603

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Honors track
  • STEM
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Religious
  • Technology
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • French
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Music Prodcution/Engineering

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Security personnel
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Korean
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Dance club
  • National Honor Society
  • Recycling club
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Clinton Christian School is a Christ centered school that is edcuating the next generation of leaders. We offer a Christ Centered atomosphere, quality education, second to none performing arts program, and growing athletic program. Visit us today, where everyday is an open house at CCS!
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What are your chances?


8 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
330
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
400
Students typically come from these schools
Grace Bretheren
Melwood Elementary
Wise SHS

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$8000 - $10000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
Outside scholarships
Tuitionsolution.com

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
University of Maryland, College Park
Towson University
Bowie State University
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Students' post-graduation plans in 2012
2 year college - 2%
4 year college - 95%
Military - 1%
Workforce - 1%
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6707 Woodyard Rd
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
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Phone: (301) 599-9600

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