PCA is an outstanding school. Coming from a public school with a very high amount of special needs this school is a breath of fresh air. The teachers are nuturing and caring. Both of our daughters teachers came to their music recitals and go the extra mile for the children. They feel that while the kids are in their class they are family. The academics is top notch. They have grade level but also advanced and excelerated classes for reading and math. I did not find that in public school! Comuter lab teaches even the youngest ones to type - a skill needed today. Extracurricular activites are great from jump roping to homework club. Instument lessons are right on campus, too. Parents are involved! You want to be at the school because it is so inviting. Our experience at this school has only been a postive one.
The school is nice in quality, however tuition is unreasonably high and the education is not nearly as good as it is played up to be. I have two children enrolled in the school; one in high school and one in the junior high. The lower school dress code is madenning, to be honest. However, some of the people are nice, and it is good to be in an envirnment where you know everyone's name.
I have three chilren at the school, one in the highschool, one in the junior high and one in the elementary. PCA has been such a blessing to our family. Our children have grown, academically, emotionally and spiritually. I would not have them anywhere else!
PCA is an amazing school. It is so wonderful to be able to drop off my child and know he is in a safe place where values taught at home are carried through at school. The after school programs are outstanding. My son swims, takes music lessons, karate and 'mad science' afterschool without the extra transportation on my part. The teachers truly care and most have advanced degrees. The school is constantly seeking to improve. As parents, we see the results of this and are well informed. I love to volunteer and feel so welcome at this school.
PCA does offer structure in the classroom which is needed in todays learning as well as God. But honestly the academic are no better then our Maine public schools if I had to compare. Chilxtracurricular which I am slowley finding out. To keep my two children in PCA is because of the religion aspect.
The academic programs are alright in quality, but quite limited in quantity. Music includes just the basic band and chorus, Art is only 1 class until highschool where the choices are a little more varied. Sports are interesting, including soccer, volleyball, basketball, tennis, track, cross-country, and ski-club. Unfortunately they exclude the major sports of football, cheerleading, lacross, field hockey, and many others. Extracurricular activities are also quite limited due to schools loss for money. Parents are somewhat involved as volunteers in the lower school (i.e. making copies for the lazy teachers) but once the children are in highschool the parents are barely ever seen.
This is a great school. My three kids attend, with the oldest in junior high. Expectations are high, but always with encouragement, support, and love. Most of all, kids are always reminded that God always loves and cares for them; they are never alone. Teacher/parent and school/parent communication is fantastic. Academic achievement is top-notch. check it out and compare it to public and other private schools!
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