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9-12
Private
Pine Bush, NY
Students enrolled: 118
 

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211 Fleury Road
Pine Bush, NY 12566

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(845) 778-1881
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February 10, 2015
This school has not prepared my child academically, majority of the teachers are not trained in early education and do not have techniques or teaching strategies.

- submitted by a parent

December 12, 2014
I graduated from this school not too long ago after attending for 6 years, & I tell anyone I can about the amazing experience I had at Chapel Field. I learned a lot in my classes & I believe it prepared me for college well. Not only is it a great place to grow academically, but I learned so much about interacting with others. Since Chapel Field is a smaller school, you get to know people well, & have to learn how to solve problems. I've found this extremely beneficial, because after being on my own I can see how quickly issues arise (at work or elsewhere) that become problems if you don't make them right. Most importantly, I grew spiritually in middle/high school. With friends & teachers who truly cared about/challenged me daily, I learned SO much about God & living out my Christian faith. I would not be where I am today without these principles, nor would I have learned so much about leadership or balancing life/school. I agree with another reviewer who put responsibility on the student-much of what I got out of my time as a student had to do with what I initiated, & I believe anyone who takes advantage of their opportunities to learn/grow at Chapel Field will reap the benefits.

- submitted by a community member

June 05, 2014
I've been attending Chapel Field for two years now and it has been a great experience. The school has taught me so much because the staff is extremely helpful and insightful. The moment you walk into the school it is an environment that is full of love and warmth. If you are looking at this school for your child, I highly suggest sending your child here. I was iffy when I came to attend the school for the first year, but as the year progressed I came to love the environment. Even if you're not sure that you want to send your child you should come and visit the school.

- submitted by a student

May 15, 2014
Transferred my son here mid year from public school. He is a high achiever and was tired of the kids in public school who did not care about learning. He is happy with the small class size and attention each student receives. They have lots of extracurriculars and sports. Music and Art are available. The curriculum is pretty rigorous and they expect more from your child here. They also stress self responsibility and there is a dress code. Subway and Salad Bar days are lots of fun along with dress down days. Fir the most part, teachers are caring and expect more from your kid here than in public school. So far we like to school very much and plan to stay here so long as our child proves to us that he deserves the privilege of a private school. He has some skin in the game too.

- submitted by a parent

January 15, 2014
I attended Chapel Field for seven years, from 2006-2013. I was deeply involved in many activities and groups at the school, because I loved my school very much. It was such a blessing to attend a school where faculty cared not only about my education, but about my character and my well being. By far my favorite thing about CF was the family-like environment. If a student was ever struggling, they were never without support and love, and in the midst of tragedies, students and teachers have come together and helped each other through the hardships at hand. I heard the word of God every day at CF, and I can see obvious spiritual growth that took place in my life as a result of my years there. I now attend a Bible college, and I know that Chapel Field has adequately prepared me academically for college, but even more significantly, has helped me develop a biblical worldview that I can now take into my adult life. I am disheartened to see some of these negative reviews. Of course Chapel Field has its flaws, but I can hardly imagine a school that doesn't. From the love and support shown, fun traditions, and solid, biblical teaching, Chapel Field truly is the advantage for a lifetime.

- submitted by a community member

January 10, 2014
This School is such a great school. It is undeniably Christian. As students, we are like family and the teachers care so much about us and it means a lot. The school is strict, but fair and I am completely okay with that. I would highly recommend this school to anyone and everyone. The recent tragedy, the death of aour gym teacher has proven that our School is a family and even the alumni came back to join the current students to sing while mourning. FIVE stars for a great school.

- submitted by a community member

January 09, 2014
Our children have attended both Chapel Field elementary and secondary schools and we highly recommend this school. Our children actually like going to school and have made wonderful friends. Their teachers are kind and attentive. They are involved in the music program, which is top knotch, and the sports programs. They are learning and being challenged academically while gaining so much more.

- submitted by a parent

January 09, 2014
I am a current student at Chapel Field, and I personally love this school. The teachers are firm but they also care for the students on a personal level. I have gone to this school since 4th grade and I have enjoyed it ever since. The students are more like a family than a school and i love that. I have learned so much in the classes and i love the teachers. There is a strong christian presence in the school and the teachers will always be open about their faith. I would highly recommend Chapel Field to any family who is looking for a great school to send their kids to an amazing private school

- submitted by a community member

January 07, 2013
My daughter has attended the Elementary school for three years now and we love it. We transferred her in from our local public school because we were shocked at the overall behavior of children and the teachers inability to do anything about it. This was not an isolated incident but many. CF is a small school which does as much as possible with what they have. I must disagree with several post in that the teachers do not care about the children. I have seen great compassion shown to children time and time again. The class sizes are small so children get all the attention they need in learning. I have discussed academics with friends who have children in the school district and they are stunned at how far advanced CF's curriculum is compared to their children who barely get homework. I laugh at the comment "Money is their main concern". Just in the last few years several children have been asked to leave over continuous behavior issues. This is definitely not a school which turns the other way in regards to behavior. Like I mentioned earlier, it is a small school so this requires some adjustments but overall we are very happy with the school.

- submitted by a parent

December 24, 2012
This school doesn't deserve your money!! They don't live up to their character at all. The minority are very few and ar treated very unfairly. I have never heard anything good from the staff there all you here is the negative. Your child there is just basically on their own. Their punishments are way too harsh!! Money is their main concern not the teaching of a Christian lifestyle.

- submitted by a parent

April 26, 2012
It is to my surprise that this school obtained an accredidation. Several courses are offered without an actual instructor and work is merely submitted independently for grading. Grades are given for locker checks and averaged into the GPA. Not a traditional school with solid academics that would properly prepare students for college. To no surprise students are unable to get into the best colleges in the U.S.

- submitted by a parent

October 21, 2011
I send my 3 children to school there. This is there second year. I have a elementary, middle,and high school student. I do agree there is confusion and teachers get back to you 3-4 days later but, its a great school. My two daughters are doing great. They have nice friends and they come from different back grounds. That's part of life. My son loves the elementary. He does get a lot of homework but, it will pay off in the end. My Oldest daughter has been able to witness to some of her friends that are not quite as far in there walk with the LORD. They ask her questions about her faith. My middle school student never was excepted at her other school and now she fits in with her new friends. The school could use some extra attention in the Math department in the high school. They have teachers that know how to do Math but they don't know how to teach it. They have been teaching too long and think everyone should know how to do it. Overall the school has been good for my children. Coram Deo

- submitted by a parent

October 22, 2010
I sent my child because I wanted the spiritual aspect, but I'm very disappointed in the school. Communication is very difficult, the teachers just don't get back to you. The school seems very disorganized, always losing paperwork (& tests!) There is definitely favoritism, some kids get detentions for the same offense another will not. The language & behavior of the kids doesn't reflect the Christlike standard the school tries to instill. The facility is not the greatest & the lunch food is all microwave trash(except one day a week when parents prepare) Academics are tough & average kids seem not to be able to keep up.All in all, my child' experience hasn't been good. We're looking into another school.

- submitted by a parent

November 01, 2009
Great school... it's funny reading some of the negative comments... Chapel Field is far from perfect, but they strive to be the best than they can be and I appreciate all that they do for my students. The Principal and Vice Principal (who are not related at all unlike one of the previous reviews stated) make a good pair as they both have their own ways with administration. I just thank God for schools like this one.

- submitted by a parent

August 09, 2009
Chapel Field is the best school i've ever attended. The teachers are great and i learn alot. I've also made amazing friends and my walk with God has deffinitly inmproved since i have started attending Chapel Field. There is no better school to be at than this one.

- submitted by a student

July 12, 2009
My daughter has gain confidence since attending Chapel Field Christian School. This will be her 3rd year. She learned so much about God's love and accepted the Lord as her Savior. Growing up in a christian home and attending Chapel Field allowed her to always put God first in her life.

- submitted by a parent

July 11, 2009
some pros: >as a student i appreciate the Godly environment this school has provided for me. >now im not the brightest bulb in the bunch (i would consider my grades slightly above average) but the academics are challenging. >they will prepare you for the road ahead. >because its a small school you know everyone; feels like a big family. some cons: >sports are a major focus. (those on varsity are favored over jv or modified by the principal) >you can get in trouble for the smallest of things (and even if it wasnt intentional or a huge misunderstanding forget about defending yourself. the teachers/principal wont listen. as a student i dont feel trusted) >whatever you send the school (especially if its an important document) make a copy of it to keep for yourself (ex: physicals are constantly lost which will result in having to schedule another.)

- submitted by a student
no rating
June 09, 2009
8/10 for academics (not the best), 10/10 for sports, 9/10 for discipline (kids are suspended for little things and they can't make up any missed homework and test on that day), 8/10 admin, 8/10 for principal/asst principal (father and son), no coordination, one says no and one says yes - don't waste your money!

- submitted by a parent

May 28, 2009
Thank you Chapel Field for making my daughter feel so loved ,safe and accepted.This is her first year and all I can say is she is happy there and so are we.. Keep up the great work of the Lord!! a wonderful, godlike atmosphere where there is structure ,(rules), academics,sports,music but most of all the true sense of being a 'family'!! may God continue to bless you all for all your kind deeds.I would like to address those that put such negative and unfair reviews. You tell me, what type of person would willingly develop 100 acres of his own land to build a school worshiping God?????? He is called an 'angel'!!!!! :) amen ...

- submitted by a parent

May 20, 2009
As a parent, the discipline standards are high, but need to be -to prepare students to be able to function on their own. This preparation motivates students to be able to function on their own, without holding their hands or coddling them to make them 'feel good' because it's what the parents want. Holding them accountable now, only prepares them for college and the workforce. I have seen public school students who 'scrape by' and behave disrespectfully towards authority figures. They are the ones who drop out of college or wind up on the unemployment lines. Sports are important -yes, but so is team building, and interacting with other people under differing conditions. Christian principles are enforced throughout the program. The comments about the leadership of the school are most likely made by the parents of those students who have been dismissed due to disciplinary actions. My kids love the school.

- submitted by a parent

May 20, 2009
I have 4 children at Chapel Field. I am delighted with the curriculum and environment. Two of my students are gifted and CF has challenged them. Another has some difficulties and the school has been able to help him be his best. Most of all, I am grateful for the 'standards based' environment. I hear complaints from students that things are too strict, but it simply means their poor behavior won't be tolerated. These are usually kids who are used to getiing away with things. Coach, the president, is not the 'owner,' but as founder he has poured a great deal of himself into this school for the love of the kids. I have never felt the school was focused on money - nobody's getting rich - but it takes a lot to run a school without state money. KUDOS! to CF all grade levels.

- submitted by a parent

May 20, 2009
As a parent of two children who have attended Chapel Field I am graitful for the fact that there are set rules and they are enforced. This school has given many children a chance who were not accepted anywhere else. My children loved this school and the staff there, the principal (Coach) knows all the kids, and gives them all a fair chance.This is a place where GOD is upheld and the rules are the rules.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 20, 2009
I have been blessed by chapel field both as a teacher (in the past) and as a parent (now)... The family environment, the Christian principles that are both taught and practiced, the music and sports programs, the dedicated faculty - have all made this a positive experience for me and my children...

- submitted by a parent

May 19, 2009
I absolutely love this school. I have been going to Chapel Field for 2 years now and i think it is the best. It has such an amazing Christian family environment. I have defiantly grown in my Christian walk while attending this school. Everyone is very warm and welcoming and makes you feel right at home. There are so many great teachers here that actually care about you, want to see you do well and want to see your growth in Christ. I feel so blessed for the opportunity to go here and would defiantly recommended it to anyone.

- submitted by a student

April 13, 2009
i go to this school an i love it its awsum...an the sports program is good...an it frendly an its lik a family

- submitted by a student

March 28, 2009
This school is the worst. It's too strict, the teachers are rude, and the principal is a basically a taskmaster. You get suspended for every little thing you do. There is too much work that is time consuming and barely teaches you anything. Don't waste your time on this school, just go somewhere else!

- submitted by a student

August 03, 2008
This is the worst school I have ever seen as far as academics and proper administration is concerned. The principal/owner is more concerned with money than teaching and promoting true christian character. I have never seen a more incompetently run school on all levels. They cancel classes at the drop of a hat, there's no way they could have the 180 school days as required by NYS. Don't waste your money!!

- submitted by a parent

March 13, 2008
I left chapel field at the end of my tenth grade year. The sports program is amazing. Some of the teachers there i felt did not know what they were doing and simply gave us book work. The asst principle was one of the best things about the school. The students that go there are great and friends are easy to make. There are barely any problems with drugs and drinking. The owner and principle of the school goes by a vary strict policy of do as i say not as i do , and is sometimes vary unfair. My family was late on the last payment of last year and chapel field held on to my regents testing for almost a month before they would let me take it as punishment.

- submitted by a student

December 14, 2007
Putting our kids in Chapel Field Christian School is the best decision we have ever made. We thank God every day for the incredible blessing this school is to our family. I have seen first hand how some of their teachers and administration behave outside of school, and I am absolutely impressed with the pure, truly Christian love these individuals show people. These are people with a genuine, strong relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ. I truly believe my children could not be in better hands. I appreciate the school actually inforcing their rules, unlike public schools. Because of this, issues are dealt with in the early stages before they can ever grow to big problems, like the violence in our public schools. My kids are in a safe environment, where they have made friends with the nicest kids you could ever imagine. Thank you Lord for Chapel Field! -Lynn

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 22, 2007
Both my children attend Chapel Field. Small class size, and great learning enviroment with dedicated teachers, knowing each one starts their day out praying for the children makes Chapel Field stand out from other schools. Just looking around inside the main building with gives you a comfortable, warm feeling. As far as the acidemic aspect goes, Chapel Field is NYS regents school. With children who gratuate being well prepared for where ever they go next.

- submitted by a parent

September 26, 2007
I am an 2003 graduate! This school is amazing! The teachers, staff and principle have given me the tools and the structure i have needed to succeed in life. Chapel Field is an amazing school and I would recommend it to everyone in the upstate area.

- submitted by a student

September 04, 2007
I graduated from here and can tell you from experience that sports are way more important than the academics. If you play a sport, you're in! Just because it is 'christian' doesn't make it the best. It is sad how much emphasis is on sports, because they are too competitive. Sometimes, it is better to be kind than right and that is not the motto of CF. Check out ALL your options before you send your child here. However if sports are important to you, this is the place.

- submitted by a student

June 03, 2007
The teachers are very good, It is in a safe area. the discipline is too harsh for some of the students. The rule book seems to hold more value than the Holy Bible. Be very careful when choosing a private school. They are not always the best choice.

- submitted by a parent

May 17, 2007
First let me say that in this area of New York there are not a lot of choices. Chapel Field is not perfect, but no school is. Christians are not perfect either, for we all fall short of the glory of God. Sometimes, I think we judge according to our own understanding. Academically, I feel they are above average. After having experiences with public school, they are defintely a breath of fresh air. I wished they had more technology available. But todays young people are born computer savvy. Sports play a very important part of the overall experience there. And even the students who do not play encourage the ones who do. I pray for their continued success and that we grow as the body of Christ to encourage one another as Jesus is coming back for a unified body. Mother of 2 kids who love the Lord

- submitted by a parent

September 05, 2006
I am the parent of two children who attend Chapel Field. I am blessed and proud to say my children attend this school. I look at the teens today, and then see my children, who are living testimonies of Jesus Christ. They are living for God, not the world as most teens today do. Chapel Field teaches Gods Law, our example for a good honest life. Coach and Mom have given up so much for this school, If that is not a true example of Christ love, then what is? All children get and education some where, but it is the Christian education that makes them the responsible adults we desperately need in this sad world today. God Bless you Coach & Mom & Staff, we love you!

- submitted by a parent

May 27, 2005
It is a good school but they tend to concentrate too much on rules than more inportant things. The teachers really care about the students though.

- submitted by a student

September 21, 2004
This school lacks true Christian character. They are very legalistic and suffer from a lack of balance. They lack accountability because they aren't accountable to any association except to themselves (family operation). They appear spiritual, but deny the power thereof. They hold too many double standards and you can say their motto is do as I say, but not as I do. This school can be a step up from public school, especially for those students who need severe discipline. I would not recommend it for those who are gentle in spirit. The character and beliefs of some of the faculty and administration is highly questionable. Don't be deceived at your interview. They promise one thing but in the end they don't come thru.

- submitted by a parent

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Chapel Field Christian High School
211 Fleury Road, Pine Bush, NY  12566
(845) 778-1881
Last modified Chapel Field Christian High School is a Private school that serves grades 9-12
Chapel Field Christian High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 45 reviews. Top