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Evangel Christian School

Private | PK-12 | 500 students

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Posted April 18, 2009

Welcome to Evangel Christian School. We are a Christ-Centered, Multi-Cultural, Learning Community. Our staff and student population represent over 45 countries. Evangel is chartered and registered by the Board of Regents of the State of New York. We provide a loving, safe, learning environment in the heart of the New York City. Let me fill you in on some of the many wonderful things that are happening at Evangel *Activities and Programs for Gifted Students: *ACSI Contests: Math Olympics, Spelling Bee, Creative Writing, Speech Meet, and Art Contest *National Honor Society for Elementary, Middle and High School *Elementary School: Dance, Art, Drama, Chorus Music, Computer, Hands-on Science Experiments, Hands-on Math Curriculum *MS/HS: Dance, Art, Worship Band, Home Ec., Photography, Newspaper, Self Defense, Painting, Drawing, Art etc. *High School: Evangel offers up to 23 College Credits, taught at Evangel, through the College Now Program at Nyack College. Students receive a College Transcript from Nyack College. *Longevity of teachers: Evangel employs 40+ teachers and 10 teacher's assistants. Last school year, 2007-2008, we only hired 3 new teachers out of 43. At least 1/4 of our teachers have been at Evangel 10 years or more. *Consistency and Learning: Our Elementary and Middle School students combined - consistently perform above average on the Stanford Achievement Tests given each Spring. This is a test that compares our students to students around the nation. In the 2007-2008 school year, 100% of our High School Graduates received a Regents Diploma and all of our seniors are accepted to Institutes of Higher Learning. *Sports: We belong to the PSAA Sports League and offer volleyball, basketball and track to our students. *Students with Special Needs: For those students with or without IEP s we offer Resource Room assistance, a Reading Lab, Search-n-Teach and our Discovery Program. *We are approved by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement to issue I-20 s to International Students. *Parents and Students, of all grades, are able to access their grades, and quiz/test and HW scores online using Ed-line. *Evangel is a unique, Christ-centered school, and we count it a privilege to be able to serve our community, parents and students. *We welcome you to visit our website at www.evangelchristianschool.org and we would love to have you come and give you a tour of our school and show you the many exciting things that are happening at Evangel.

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Posted Wednesday, September 10, 2014

I am a parent and I have both of my children in this school. I have one in Prek and one in Kindergarten. This is their second school year at the school. My first year experience has been very rewarding. Girls participated in everything from Christmas shows to Science fair. Even from prek children are taught its just not playing all day. They actually learn. As for me it was and will always be important for my children to have a strong faith in God. So this is one of the reasons I selected this school and thus far it has not failed me. My children have learned plenty and speak freely open their faith. It is just awesome. Teachers were great last year Prek teachers are awesome especially prek-4 she is the best!! This year my oldest is in kindergarten and she loves her teacher. My little one is with the best prek4 teacher so she is learning well. I am looking forward to a new rewarding school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2013

I am a grandparent i have two grand-children at evangel christian school for several years, my experience has been wonderful,teacher,s and staff are very kind and loving, they are learning the bible, reading and math skills have improve 100%. I thank god for this school for there christian education and for other aspects of education. And i must add is very safe! amen


Posted August 29, 2013

My children have been at ECS 7 years or so. If you want a school where everyone will know your child by name. A place where your child will be respected and cared about. A place where as a parent you are acknowledged and heard. You should check out ECS -- that is what I have experienced there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2013

Evangel Christian School has been a bright light here in Long Island City for almost 30 years. Kids travel from all over the 5 boroughs to attend this dynamic school. A safe place where students can build life long friendships - with both fellow students and their teachers. Thousands have come through our doors over the years and I have seen many changed lives. I have seen parents cry tears of gratitude for the help they have received for their children. I have seen our wonderful staff cry with both the students and their parents, and walk with them through life's most difficult circumstances. The staff is awesome - concerned not only about their education, but also about the emotional and spiritual well being of each student. In most schools you will find students running to get out of the building at the end of the school day; but here at Evangel they don't want to leave - you almost have to throw them out! Quite a few have come back after college and were employed as teachers here at Evangel. And you will never find favoritism here - each student is unique and special - and each celebrated for who they are and encouraged to find God's awesome purpose for their lives!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 1, 2013

This school caused us a lot of stress. They have a lot of problems with communication and the teachers are not friendly. My son is 4 years old. He was born on January 2009 and was supposed to go to Pre K-3, but they put him in Pre K-4. Two weeks before the graduation, we received the invitation. A few days later, the teacher told us that he was not going to graduate. I went to the office & they said they were going to investigate it and call me. Nobody called me or told me anything until the day before the graduation, when I went to the office and complained. At 10AM, I got a phone call from administration saying that Mrs. Marco said that he was going to graduate. The same day at 3PM, I got a card from the asst. teacher saying that she loves my son and she was feeling so bad because he was NOT graduating. We were so exhausted and confused that we ended up not going to the graduation. They made a lot of mistakes including NOT putting a picture of my son in the yearbook!!! When we asked why he wasn t in the yearbook, they said they forgot. The principal never even called me or emailed me. They never apologized for all the trouble. We would never recommend this school for anybody.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2010

I'm a parent who had both my daughters attend Evangel Christian School from Kindergarten to High School. They've both graduated from Evangel High - my youngest in 2009. It was a sacrifice for us but it was well worth it! The teachers and administrative staff were caring and my daughters had some great relationships with teachers over the years. I could go to work in peace knowing that they were in a caring, supportive, safe environment where they knew them by face and name. It was important to me that the girls go to a school that cared about academic excellence as well as the spiritual component of their lives. My girls developed their artisitc gifts at Evangel also. Moreover, I wanted a school that reinforced my Christian values at home and at church and I got it. Seriously, this is faith based learning at it's best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

They have shown alot of love and compassion to my son and he has been there since kindergarten through 12th grade
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

The teachers really care about each student and are also the type of role model I like my child seeing. Great standards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2009

This is an EXCELLENT school. The teachers are all very helpful. The curriculum has its serious points and its fun times. Its a very well rounded place to be and very safe.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 28, 2009

What has kept me working at Evangel for the last 24 years is that I know that God has a calling upon my life to minister at this school. This is where I have also grown not only in my profession but also spiritually as well as emotionally. God has proven his faithfulness over and over again through out these past 24 years. Both of my children attended Evangel and also attended private high school. They both graduated from college without having to take out a single loan. My son, completed his BA in 2001 and my daughter completed her Associates degree from a local Junior college in 2003. Another aspect that I appreciate about working at Evangel is that not only has Evangel been a safe haven for our children, but it s also a safe place for the staff as well. It s wonderful working in a place where everyone cares for one another, especially the administrators who are also sensitive to your personal needs. Our last staff development work day 4/20, exhibit this. We were partnered to assist each other to retouch the bulletin boards and classrooms. Even though it was a long day,(8-5 PM), we all worked tirelessly to get the task done without complaining. I m unsure if this is possible elsewhere.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 26, 2009

I have been a teacher at Evangel Christian School since 1995. The reason I first interviewed at Evangel is still the reason I continue to work here today. When I first came to interview here I discovered a school very much like the christian HS I grew up in. At Evangel I experience a family enviroment where experienced staff help new teachers learn to teach, where parents and teachers can meet together to work out a learning plan for their child/student. Evangel helped me to fulfill my dream of becoming just like my favorite HS teacher. I, too, was a basketball coach and math/science teacher. My fellow teachers & the administration has helped me to grow in my profession as well as my walk with God. It has truly been a blessing to watch students who I taught in 4th grade grow up and mature and go on to college.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 27, 2009

As a parent of Evangel Christian School students I want to say that ECS has been a blessing for our family. Our children range from elementary, middle to high school. Evangel has given a great amount of support to our children both academically and spiritually. The staff has lived out the biblical principals of loving your neighbor as yourself. They genuinely care about the students and their progress. As parents, it was important for our children not only to attend a school that believes in Christian values but upholds them. Thank you Evangel!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2009

I cannot express how much of a blessing that this school has been to my children. teachers are caring and are always willing to spend the time to help the children.. Where do you see teachers taking no lunch or even staying after school to take the time to make sure that the student understands and is able to continue in their subject. When you arrive to evangel christian school you are greeted with such love. the office staff is there and willing to help you in any area possible. My children are in Middle School and High School and cannot see themselves at any other school but Evangel.. The Forensics class has been a blessing where they have been able to attend different clases at John Jay College. I beleive Evangel is a blessing to so many and continues to bless our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2009

Evangel Christian School has been a blessing to my family. My daughter has been attending Evangel since PreK3 and this year she will graduate from high school she has learned so much academically as well as spiritully. My son has been attending Evangel since PreK3 and is now in middle school. If your looking for an inexpensive school with a loving staff and qualified teachers this is the school for you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2008

If you have a gifted or above average child, this is not the right school. Curriculum is not challenging. Not enough stimulation for A students. High teacher turnover - no consistency in teaching and learning. To all of you Christians out there...pls pray for this school - that it will live up to its mission statement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2008

I am currently attending evangel, as a matter of fact i am in computer class writing this report. But other than that, its a pretty good school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2008

I'm an ex-evangel student but the time i spent there was awesome! you really feel a part of this big family (and it was hard for me to leave) the education is at it's highest peak- all you need is enough determination to push through. The sports is very good- basketball, volleyball, track & field and a good selection of afterschool sports clubs. The electives feature a wide range of funn!! lol..I loved it here! go eagless!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 30, 2008

I cannot say enough of the leadership in this school, they take the time to meet with you and actually care for your child. Mrs. Marko & Mrs. Perez are bothe loving and caring people who are willing to take and go the extra mile for the children as well as their staff and always for the parents. Evangel has truly turned around for the best. I love evangel
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2008

I use to attend Evangel Christian School and I loved it there. The school definetly has that family feeling and the teachers really care about and want to see you succeed in life. It has great academics program. Also they have a great sports team. Lets go Eagles!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 12, 2008

Evangel Christian School has been great for our son. We believe ECS aims for high educational and Christian standards. The teachers and staff genuinely care about the students and their progress. As parents, it was important for our son to attend a school that believes in Christian values. We found this in Evangel Christian School. We have seen our son grow in his knowledge and understanding of the Bible. ECS has not only blessed our son, but we have been blessed as well. As a family, we have accepted Christ as our Savior and currently attend Evangel Church.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 58% 21%
Black 22% 21%
Asian 11% N/A
White 6% 52%
Two or more races 3% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 2-year college 4% (2013)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 94% (2013)
Percentage of students going directly into the workforce 2% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation Suny
Cuny
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Security personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Music teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Dance teacher(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
College counselor(s)
Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Carolyn Marko
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian (Fundamental)
Associations
  • ACSI
Fax number
  • (718) 937-1613

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Independent Study
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • None
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
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What are your chances?


10 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
150
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
150

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$5000 - $7000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Suny
Cuny
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
2 year college - 4%
4 year college - 94%
Workforce - 2%
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39-21 Crescent St
Long Island City, NY 11101
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Phone: (718) 937-9600

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