As a current student at New Testament Christian School, my goal for this review is to try my best to sum up all that NTCS has meant to me in the years I have gone there. NTCS has been a home, a family, a spiritual place of growth, a safe haven, and somewhere where I know I am genuinely loved and cared for by teachers, staff, and students. The faculty encourages students to love God and love each other. A quick example of this is a few years ago some of the girls started an encouragement board in our bathroom, where we have a "take what you need, leave what you want" policy and we write encouraging verses and comments on flash cards and hang them up. This year I have gotten permission to set up a board like this outside of the bathroom, for everyone to be involved in. This is only a tiny glimpse of what goes on behind our doors and there is so much more to see. There are constantly service opportunities for parents and students. On top of this amazing love, NTCS has provided me with an outstanding education.Our teachers are highly qualified and are dedicated to working with students in our individual way of learning. There is so much more to see, come check us out!
My daughter loves going to school.She has developed friends from k-12 as all the kids seem to really like each other.The older kids really are great role models for the younger children.There are lots of after school offerings to partake in.The teachers here really care for the families here,and if someone is ill,prayers are always said.I can not say enough good things about the school.Families looking for a great education should look at New Testament as a great choice.
My child get to do things at this school that he would not get to do at a large school. This school gives my child great opportunities to try things. It builds his confidence!
This school is empowering. It is a supportive and nurturing environment from qualified Christian teachers that truly care for each child. They can be caught every morning in a back classroom, starting their day in prayer for their students. I have personally benefited by attending grades 7-12. I transferred here after attending a Catholic school and quite simply, there is no comparison. I went on to attend college and achieve a career. I was very well prepared in my education, values and morals. The school has made many positive changes since I attended. I choose to send my greatest blessing, my child, to this school because I want her to experience the joy, the safety, the blessing and the empowerment that this school is.
My granddaughter attended NTCS until May of her third grade. She needed to leave the school because she had been bullied in second and third grade. The school administration were made aware numerous times. Her bag lunch was thrown to the floor and jumped on, her uniform was cut with scissors. The explanation we received was that they were kids and were together since preschool and they saw it as sibling conflicts. I find this unacceptable! The academics at the school were excellent, but that does not cancel out the damage bulling does. The tension and fright my grandaughter lived through ended her at Childrens Hospital with stomach issues, not to mention the psychological issues. If you enroll your child please believe what they say . Don't feel like we did that this would not happen or be allowed at a Christian School! Judy Davis.
My son recently graduated from NTCS after completing 13 years at NTCS (he started in Kindergarten). He was well-prepared for college upon graduation. While in high school, he took advantage of the honors classes and dual enrollment program to propel him into college. He received a full scholarship to UMass where he is studying Business/Finance. The small class sizes, the dedicated caring staff really made a great impact on his life (and ours as a family). He has grown in his relationship with Christ and can defend his faith. He enjoyed participating in Soccer and Baseball. Participating in the science/academic fair each year while in junior and senior high school gave him confidence in public speaking . The teachers were not just teachers but became close friends. Our children spend six to eight hours a day with their teachers. It''s comforting to know that my child was spending his time with people who have the same values as me and will reinforce what is taught at home. Looking past the small building and limited extracurricular activities we found the perfect fit for not only our student, but our family. We love NTCS!
Unfortunately, the school does not adhere to Christian values, and has no expectations that the students or staff behave any differently from any other school. The academics only focus on getting the work done and passing a test. Real learning and understanding by students is not a priority.
Military Families: If you want a caring, supportive,challenging environment for your student, this is it. My daughter attended NTCS from grades 1-12.The love and dedication shown by teachers there every year was amazing. But the real impact on our family was the support and care shown to us during my husband's deployments to Iraq. Their acts of kindness and concern are too many to mention here but touched our family forever. The staff willingly stepped in as the "third parent" for our family during this time which included those tough early teen years. I knew that my daughter had many adults that she could rely on. I was confident that they would counsel her and support her in a way consistent with our family values. In her senior year, duty called my husband again and he could not attend her graduation. Once again the school stepped in providing a video recording of the ceremony that we sent overseas to him. They also included a special mention of him and his unit during the ceremony that didn't leave a dry eye with anyone This is a school that cares not only for the student, but for the family as a whole.That is something you will not find readily at any other school.
I highly recommend NTCS to any parent looking for loving staff, and high quality academics! The senior class was stellar! Such leaders and so many of them received academic scholarships and awards! One quarter of the seniors received a full ride! This parent has not had one qualm about sending any of my children there from their first day of kindergarten through their high school years! The principal, teachers, advisors and even custodial staff are all invested in seeing children succeed academically and grow spiritually. They are dedicated, hard working and really, genuinely care about the kids. Amazing opportunities including chapel band, J-term classes that offer music, art, and integrate literature with other academic areas. They have unique field trips, including one where kids stayed at a Coast Guard station on the Cape for a week, as well as an overnight trip to the Museum of Science that I've never seen offered in any other place! The upperclassmen take their jobs as role models seriously, encouraging the younger kids. There is no place I'd rather see my children learn and grow-from the staff, as well as the other students! NTCS IS WELL worth the investment !
The New Testament Christian School teaches--it does not brainwash. A family does not even have to be a Christian to have a child enrolled--this school focuses on each child, individually, and listens to the child as the unique individual they are. Upon graduation, you won't see cookie-cutter molded minds walking to get a standard diploma. Each child is understood for each gift they have, each child is allowed to spread their wings and grow and learn in a limitless learning environment--an environment where the children LEARN about themselves, LEARN the tools they need academically, LEARN from each other, and LEARN by being leaders who, then, teach others. The New Testament Christian School has a peaceful, nurturing environment (for all grade levels), where everyone isn't forced to "see" a world defined by others--it has an environment where each student SEES the world through their own eyes!
The 2008/2009 school has been a complete mess. Too many new teachers in the elementary grades have made for much confusion. The Administration tries to catch and correct problems, but is either too late or fails at correction. Church leadership has faltered since the departure of Pastor Locke. This parent of 2 in the lower grades is sadly looking for alternatives.
As a former student of New Testament, enrolled there K-12, I have no regrets at all about my education there. Although they may not have all of the extra curricular activities as offered at other schools, what the teachers and staff offer through their time and commitment to every student makes up for it. Every teacher on staff has a college degree, and are chosen because of their heart for Christ. They would stop class any day if a student needed someone to pray with or just cry to about whatever their struggling with. For me it was going to school with your family, where you were accepted for who you were and you were truly loved, not just another student number on an overwhelming list. I would wholeheartedly recommend this school and God has blessed me through my education there.
Both of my children attended NTCS for grades kindergarten through twelve. Not only were my children well prepared for the college environment, but more importantly, they were prepared for the important decisions of life. The moral values that were instilled in them have helped them to become well grounded adults. Sending our children to NTCS was the right decision for our family.
I go to NTCS and It's alright, I would have left a long long time ago, but I would miss my buds too much. Class sizes have dropped this year from20 to 13 and there aren't alot of New Students and the Teachers are sort of mean. (Not Mr Denault or Mr Todaro) They are really strict on uniforms like no sweatshirts (By the way its either hot or cold) The room smell like feet and they force religion on you. The school used to offer more activites too. I can't wait to graduate......Five more years. I don't recomend this school to anyone even though the elementry isn't that bad.
As a former student, I look back at New Testament Christian School as the best decision my parents ever made for me. The attention that I received with regard to academics and growth in Christ was amazing to say the least. These teachers are nothing if they don't love their students. The abundance of after school programs and classes outside of your core curriculum is not there and that is a downside, but this school more than makes up for it by caring for its students. The uniforms are a good idea as it normalizes the social atmosphere and forces kids to exercise their personality and not their taste in fashion in order to make friends. As a side note, I graduated NTCS, went on to Northeastern University, graduated as an engineer, now gainfully employed, and active in my church community. I wholeheartedly attribute all of this to God and NTCS.
Staff are there For the Love of Christ, and truly believe they are delivering a quality education.. Buyer Beware. Not accredited, most teachers do not have a college degree. Overcrowding in many grades. Test scores are low. Reconsider with a strong church program and homeschool or public school.
I graduated from ntcs in 2004,I was @ ntcs from 3-6th grade & 9th-12th grade. I really like the school b/c of the small class sizes. The teachers are their if you need help w/ your studies or just need to talk.When I attended ntcs you got to know everyone @ the school & its like their part of your family. I left ntcs for 2 year.I didn't like public school b/c i thought there were to many kids in the class & you didn't get alot of help if you needed like @ ntcs. Once I returned to ntcs I did better in school. When mr.Taylor decided to get uniforms I thought I was a great idea.With uniforms you don't have to worry about the latest trends. Uniforms help in the classroom b/c your not ditracted by what other students are wearing,I would even send my own kids to ntcs
i am a student i do not like the choice mr. taylor the principal has made to make us wear uniforms and no dress down days instead we get blue jeans day where we can only wear jeans but we HAVE to wear the uniform shirt. and we not not have very many after school activities.the classes are small and i like that but we have only 1 building and and another building for the luch room and 1-kindergarten rooms.we have a very small student body and the seniors are in charge of the prom(9-12 grades only.
I am impressed with the connection the teachers make with the students. My chrildren transfered from a public HS as average students and they are thriving as honor roll students. It has been a great year, the best choice they ever made.
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