I never thought that I would keep my children in a private setting after junior kindergarten. But, how could we leave this school when it fulfills every one of my boys' needs? Both of my boys, now part of the elementary program, beg to go to school every day. They come home passionate about learning, eager to share the events of the day. Having taught in two nationally recognized public school districts, I can say with confidence that my boys are getting the academic building blocks that they need for life long success. Not only that, but they are getting the spiritual and social guidance that is necessary to fully prepare them for the world. I am grateful for CCS - so grateful that my family is changing course and planning to keep both of our boys at CCS through 6th grade!
Second to none. Our three very different learners are excelling at CCS. A love of learning from a Christian perspective was our initial goal when we enrolled our first child. What we have found is so much more than we ever imagined. Our children are growing in their knowledge of God; they have a joy for learning and reading; and they are loved well by teachers called to this work. Most importantly, I can't say enough about how the teachers have met the individual learning differences of our children. Every step of the way, they have pushed with my child that needs an extra challenge...and they have supported with another that needs small modifications. It's hard to express in writing how grateful we are for this school. The community is incredible too. We have developed friendships that we know will last a lifetime. The greatest testimony is listening to my children tell neighborhood friends and family members about how much they love their school!
A true community of people who are passionate about Jesus and excellent education. I have worked in several high quality schools (public and private), but I've seen nothing like the commitment to excellence in this school. Full of quality instructional strategies that are the best in research-based practices, teachers guide students of all abilities to achieving high standards of 21st century education. I also appreciate the leadership and professional development opportunities.
I am deeply grateful to work in this school community. Racial diversity and integration is a personal passion of mine, and I am blessed to work at a school that not only fosters these values but does so in such an authentic way. The teachers, the parents, the students - we all understand the special gift of diversity CCS has, and we hope to further it even more. A third of our student body is made up of children of color -- I hope this percentage grows and grows and grows in the years to come.
We have been a part of this school community for the last seven years. Our three children are very different in personality and learning style. We have found Central Christian School to be a place where all three of them can (and do) thrive. I am most impressed with the way the teachers engage with the children. They know them, love them and strive to teach them well.
CCS is grace-based, yet still rigorous in a truly integrated way. After 7 years at the school, my kids truly think and learn, not recite facts. My boys have such different learning styles and needs on different ends of the spectrum, and CCS has met their needs all along the way. This school is unmatched in St. Louis.
This school is lacking differentiation. They look good on paper, but the teachers are not equipped to teach to all levels of a child. If you want a rigorous, challenging academic school that is very homework driven and teaches to that one super smart child only, this is the school for you! Otherwise it would be beneficial to you to look elsewhere or you will be wasting your time and your child's education and happiness. We were very disappointed in this school in how my kids were taught.
CCS is a very thoughtful school that strives to educate each child according to the way that he/she has been created. It is a rich, diverse educational environment with dedicated teachers and excellent technological resources. It is also a great value for the tuition.
Couldn't be happier with this school -- strong academic program fully integrated with sound Biblical teaching, as well as a delightful community of parents and teachers. Day to day, what I enjoy about CCS is how much my children LOVE to go to school there, the individual attention they receive, and, by extension, how much they are loving learning! There is enthusiasm at CCS and a sense that this school is going great places with elementary education.
an outstanding Christian elementary school.... strong academics, quality teachers and headmaster, producing children with character.
Central Christian School offers a challenging academic environment coupled with sound Biblical teaching. The administration and teaching staff strive toward excellence in educating the students, while at the same time nurturing their spirit to learn. The children are taught and loved for who they are and it shows in their smiling faces as they show up each day for school. I have and will continue to recommend Central Christian School to friends and family.
My kids love going to school every day. I am shocked each year how well my kid's teachers know them and care for them. They are challenged and loved and surrounded by a variety of people, not all one social class. Another unique aspect of the school is that they find where a child thrives and encourages the child in that gift.
We have two boys and one daughter at the school, each with different learning styles and gifts. Not only have the teachers met their specific needs- they have managed to individualize their learning while weaving it into the larger classroom. In addition to preparing our children academically, CCS teachers and staff are training them to be men and women of God with a servant's heart, discerning spirit and love for others. We wouldn't have our children anywhere else.
The school offers little differentiation for various learning styles. This school doesn't understand how to educate boys.
This school offers incredible diversity and excellent community. The 3k and JK program is phenomenal and without reproach. The administration lacks positive guidance, therefore they are currently experiencing extreme turnover in their faculty, which is never a good indicator for overall success. The curriculum is behind like previously mentioned, and the faculty has not properly trained to differentiate for students.
The Christian atmosphere and diversity are great, however, the curriculum is very behind and without structure.
Central Christian School is a wonderful school, because it offers a very challenging curriculum in a loving Christian environment.
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