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.
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.
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.
I have had my children in this school for 8 years. Their have been some changes in administration but for the last 1 1/2 it has been consistant. The one thing that hasn't changed is the QUALITY OF EDCUATION. It is second to none. the teachers are caring and my children are learning far above the average student in PG County. I would recommend this school to any parent who wants a quality education in a REAL Christian environment.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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!
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.
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=
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.
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.
CCS is a superb Christian School. As a CCS faculty member, I am proud to announce that our graduates are well prepared to enter the finest institutions of higher learning. Prince George's County is blessed to have such a wonderful educational alternative to public schooling.
My child attends CCS. I expected a lot more, acdemically from the school. The work my child brings home does not seem to be much different than what is being taught in the public school sector. We moved here from another state were my child attended a private, christan school. It may not be fair to compare the two as equal, but her previous school, although about the same size, was far less expensive; but more importantly, it instilled solid morales and values in my child. I do not see similar results at all with CCS. As a matter of fact, I see very little christian character building. I agree with all the parents that say parental involvement is not encourage. My child's teacher seems very petty when it comes to enforcing discpline. I don't foresee us returning next yr.
As you read over the upcoming reviews, keep an open mind. So many GOOD changes have happened since the end of the 2006 school year that you won't hear about. Upset reviews are wrtten from parents that didn't read the guidlines or their child couldn't act correctly and continued to get in trouble. As things change, there are struggles at times; this is to be expected. Several problematic students have left over the last two years, creating a MUCH better learning enviornment. Sports may be limited, but that is due to lack of interest; not options. In PG County, CCS is a great choice. It's not an easy mission field... for new parents and students: go visit. It is a medium sized private school, so try not to compare it to a larger one or one with public funds... -Great Job CCS!
I am a high school student at CCS. I enjoy the challenging academic coursework especially the AP Courses.
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