We have been at EHCA for 7 years after moving our oldest child here in 2nd grade from another independent school. We now have children in 8th, 4th and 2nd grades. Our experience has been amazing - our children are thriving academically and socially. The families here are kind, well-educated and involved and their children are the same - well-mannered and inclusive. From the minute we pull up to the school everyone knows our children and cares about them - Mrs. Miller opens our door and welcomes everyone and asks about their sporting events, Ms. Cynthia in the office greets everyone with a big "hello," and up and down the halls the teachers and parents are greeting one another by name. The teachers at EHCA all have at least Bachelors degrees, many with Masters (I saw another post that said they didn't which isn't true - it lists them right on the website). And the academics are excellent. We love that they have Spanish, PE, art and music in classrooms, not portables. While our children are good students, their test scores are outstanding and we believe that comes back to the teachers and curriculum. Our oldest child is doing high school Algebra in 8th grade and all 3 read far above grade level. At the middle school they have a science lab where they create chemical reactions (we've seen some weird stuff come home). And they've done circuits and robotics in 2nd grade. Aside from the outstanding education, we feel truly blessed to hear our children say "school is fun" - if they can't be with us those 7 hours every day, we want to know they're in a school where they are happy, safe, and feel cared about.
We moved to this school from another private school for the curriculum. Our son attends the middle school. It is an exciting place with very creative academics. Our son loves all the science experimentation and art, while he is pushed academically in language and math. I find the social studies refreshing as well, as it is very interactive. The school is a very safe environment. We love this place and I would choose it again.
We aren't Baptist and feel perfectly at home. The teachers are dedicated and I gather of mixed Christian denominations. Christian values and principles are taught, not preached. The kids appear well behaved. The teachers are quite accessible.
The middle school campus is especially appealing, having the feel of a miniature college campus, going from room to room and with a common area. It is laid out so nicely. The school is very well kept.
This school deserves a visit from any parents desiring competitive, creative academics in a nurturing environment.
Eastern Hill Christian Academy is an amazing school that has great Teachers and Principals. My children have been at the school since Pre-K and they are now in 7th and 4th grade. The Teachers work closely with the children and ensure they are grasping what they teach. The school utilizes RenWeb which is a website that contains information you need to know about the school, homework, grades, etc. The school teachers the children to be responsible for their actions, school supplies/books and homework and are given responsibility points for being responsible and take them away if they are not responsible. They have plenty of programs the children can join such as golf, basketball, volleyball, drama, etc. The middle school has groups of students who go out into the community to help those in need which is very rewarding to the children. The Pastor at the school is a such a wonderful person, he really helps the children to grow in their faith and learn how to deal with life's challenges. They have Advanced Reading/Math to help the children to excel. My daughter is a year ahead in math and 4 years ahead in reading. This is an outstanding school and I wish they had a HS.
Our son has been at Eastern Hills Christian Academy for two years and we all LOVE it! From the moment I walked through the doors for a tour, I knew this was a perfect place to raise our kids - welcoming, friendly, understanding, concerned about our worries, the most friendly, wonderful teachers I've seen anywhere. I would and do recommend Eastern Hills to anyone with school age kids.
Our daughter has attended Eastern Hills for four years. Our experience there has been superlative; she has been challenged academically, and has benefitted from the music and art programs. She had attended a different Christian-based kindergarten and preschool, and we were determined to send her to S.Y. Jackson, a great APS school in our school district, when she was to enter elementary. But as the time grew near, and after some soul-searching, we realized that staying within a Christian-school, and out of the secular APS, was what we absolutely had to do. Matters of discipline, respect for others, self-control, these were the issues ruling our decision, not so much the Christian-orientation, per se --though that was contributing factor. In the time since, we have been so very thankful we made the commitment to Eastern Hills. In sum, I highly recommend this school, and am perplexed by the negative comments found in a few of the other reviews. My family does not attend Eastern Hills Baptist, and we ve completely welcome and at home within the school s community.
Some advantages of Eastern Hills Christian School: 1- Excellent Leadership (Principal Miller knows every child by name) 2- Affordable Tuition (about $500 per student per month) 3- Before Care & After Care is safe/reliable and has good teacher to student ratios 4- Advanced Reading- My daughters read 2-3 grades beyond their level. This program promotes the joy of reading--and students can excel and are rewarded based on number of books read and comprehension with a pizza date with the principal. 5- Small class sizes- 12-16 students (kids get excellent attention) 6- Experienced teachers--low turnover 7- Spanish, Art, Music, and PE-these clases are a priority 8- The school is open to a wide array of Christian denominations A few things to consider: 1- The facility is nothing fancy, but adequate 2- The school is conservative theologically and politically. This plays out in science class. 3- The middle school decreases in size significantly after 6th grade. I give EHCA 5 stars. They care about kids and want to see them excel.