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Our Redeemer Lutheran School1
Posted February 09, 2013
- a community member
As a former student I would not send my children to this school. If you are not a wealthy family who is capable of contributing to the school don't expect much. My family was not as well off as others and my school life was miserable. I hated classes,I hated my teachers and going to church and after school activities were the same they did not harbor a Christian attitude to everyone it was better than my option of Normandy but I could have done so much more if teachers believed in me and helped me. My confidence was shattered every year by a teacher who would make fun of the way you did or didn't do something. All in all if you want your child to learn a true Christian attitude choose a different Christian school.
I do not think chastising the student that had traded with another to do the free will offering was necessary. Children's feelings are valuable. She praised the one who had done track but chastised another in front of the whole audience. Maybe she thought it was cute but the child and her parents mostly likely did not. I do not believe it creates a Christian atmosphere and my cause a decline in enrollment. Lastly the students put a lot of time to perform why do they have so much homework on a night when they are expected to be at school?
Our Redeemer has been under new leadership since last school year. Since then,the school has made a complete (and positive) transformation! This has turned into the school we've wanted it to be for our kids. We couldn't be happier with the school!
I personally love Our Redeemer. My kids have gone there since preschool and they are now in 4th and 5th grade. I love the individual attention to each child and their concerns for the personal, religious, educational growth. This school is my back bone. The amount of support given is outstanding. My kids have more of a chance at a good education at Our Redeemer. I send them there because I know the staff cares and they will uphold good values and teach them to my children and keep them safe. My kids know they care. It's one big family as long as you let it be.
The leadership at this school leaves something to be desired. The students can 'get away' with anything they want with minimal/no recourse. They advertise scholarships are available, but when a church member family falls behind in tuition payments, they resort to sending nasty letters home. The lower grade teachers (K-4) are wonderful and very caring, but the middle school grade teachers are lacking.
My children have attended this school for over 6 years now and we are very pleased. The teachers and principal are great! We have a new computer & science lab, new playground equipment and most importantly, they are getting an excellent education. I feel that my kids are safe and are challenged with the projects that are assigned and in a Christian atmosphere!
Our redeemer has gotten a bad wrap in the past but is now and over the past few years, has been under new leadership. The principal has done a great turn around with the school and is at every function. Not only is he but his entire family is involved. They make it appoint to get to know you & your child personally. There has been so many wonderful changes with the school over the past few yeras. Beautiful murals painted in the classrooms (each one a different theme), a beautiful new computer & science lab. The children have art & science fairs, spelling bees, band, choir & hand bells. I also love the Christian atmosphere and the involvement with the church. If you want your kids to get a great education, good morals with a Christian backround, Our Redeemer is the school for you!
I attended this school and my child attends the school now. It has maintained it's high standards to education and also to prepare your children spiritually in God's word. The new computer and science labs are wonderful. The fact that they combined classes when enrollment was down, only shows their dedication to the students. They could have just closed the school. They kept it open and fought to get the improvements that they have accomplished this year. Children are taught general classes such as music, art, gym and religion as a group. Math, science etc. are taught to individual classes. Great school!
My child has been at this school for quite a number of years. They have done so many cutbacks due to no funds. They are also combining classes next year due to lack of enrollment and loss of current students. I believe a private school is the better choice, just not Our Redeemer.
I was baptized, confirmed, and married at this church. I went to this school from preschool through 8th grade. My daughters were baptized here, and have been attending since preschool. They are now in 2nd and 4th grades. I had the same preschool and eighth grade teachers they have now, which gives you an idea of the loyalty and love these teachers have for our children. I truly believe that this is the absolute best school for my children to have the highest level of education while learning the best Christian values. It is so clear that these teachers love the kids. I believe they teach using positive reinforcement instead of harsh discipline, unless absolutely necessary. My girls love the teachers they have had. I believe Our Redeemer is producing highly intelligent, compassionate, and well-rounded young adults with great Christian values. We wouldn't send our girls anywhere else. God Bless You,