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Chapel Field Christian High School

Private | 9-12 | 118 students


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Posted June 5, 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

Posted 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

Posted February 4, 2014

Chapel Field's special ed is very good. They really care about the students and the tea hers are always willing to give extra time to help the students that are really struggling

Posted 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.

Posted 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.

Posted January 9, 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

Posted January 9, 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

Posted January 7, 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.
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Posted 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

Posted 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.
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Posted 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
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Posted 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

Posted November 1, 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

Posted August 9, 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

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted June 9, 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

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 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

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Ethnicity This school State average
White 75% 52%
Hispanic 13% 21%
Asian 6% N/A
Black 6% 21%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 6%
Two or more races 0% N/A
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