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PK-8
Private
Queens, NY
Students enrolled: 512

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171-10 Linden Boulevard
Queens, NY 11434

(718) 657-1676
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March 01, 2012
Never have i seen such A great school! i love this school! Really a great christian school!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2011
My son has been attending ACS for 3 years now. I find it to be a superb school, however the tuition is a bit over the top and it's about to go up. The school day could seem a bit long but compared to the kids in China...we're okay, and my son never complained. So overall, it's a great school, I love the director, the tuition is way to much, but I believe it's the cleaning school I've ever been in.

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2011
I work in the new york public school system and work closely with school administrators. I have even worked in some of the better public schools and I am not impressed. Like anywhere nothing is perfect. Allen has issues. However, parents need to communicate these issues with pta and with staff. Communication is key. My children take pride in themselves and their school. I can go to work with a peace of mind which is why I think most parents have their children at Allen as opposed to free education.

- submitted by a parent
July 11, 2010
I love this school. My niece attends this school form K - 3 and she is now going to 4th grade. My niece is on the Principal's list. This school encourages participation from all students. Your child learns to love themselves and be confident. My niece was tested with other grade level students from public and private schools and she was placed in an advanced class for summer camp. Parent involvement is crucial to any child's education. It cannot be done alone at school. I also love that they offer extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a community member
June 05, 2010
Listen concern parents, the teachers have a lot to deal with, they are underpaid and not appreciated. So what do you expect fom them a miracle.... If you want your kid and you to feel special, find another school. Or just deal with it.

- submitted by a community member
March 05, 2010
I believe that the intention of the ACS in the beginning years was to have an alternative to the Public School System that was obviously failing our students. Now, I believe that the school's focus is not on the children's development but on scoring and reputation. My child attended from K-1 and the foundation was rushed. They do not stay on a topic long enough for the child to grasp it /build on it. The classes are combined. Meaning that everyone regardless of academic level is in one class. That is truly not fair to the average to below average student. Presently, the ACS is for the elite student who can withstand the pressure of learning quickily with lots of work and has the home environment that can support it. ACS needs to make adjustments to it's curriculum that meet the needs of every student and not just the Elite.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2010
We have two children attending Allen and our experience with both children has been the same until this year. We have had some challenges in the sixth grade but we are confident that things will work themselves out because we have been proactive in getting the issues resolved. I read some of the comments from other parents and I can understand where some of them are coming from. Socialization is key in a child's development and I know that the school is trying to plan activities for that purpose. We would love to see more training for the teachers and have the latest educational materials available to them so that they can give our children the best. I also feel that some of the teachers could use some kind of interpersonal skills training. Lastly, this is a Christian school and the teachers need to exemplify that. There are some that don't.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
I love that they teach the children to love themselves and their neighbors. And they understand that they must do for others.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 18, 2009
My daughter has attended ACS since Pre-K 3 she is currently in 4th grade. I believe they have an excellent Pre-school program, second to none. There seems to be alot of politics in the grade school however, the principal is a loving caring woman. The teachers are very good at what they do but some have a tendency to show VERY obvious favoritism. The teachers need to communicate a little better with regards to HW. These children are in school with little to no socializing from 7:45 to 3:45, then spent the rest of their waking hours doing HW. Every parent I talk to complains about the same thing, kids are up until 10-11pm trying to complete the mountain of HW they receive every day. I completely understand and appreciate the efforts to push our children but they should be allowed some time to be children. The arts program is wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2009
This is a hard nut to crack. I believe the intent of the school is to push the students,(who are predominantly Afro-Americans) above average. Because most of us Afro-American parents understand that we and our children need to work twice as hard in America. My problem is , however, the manner in which the school goes about achieving this goal. The schools begins at 7:45 am and ends at 3:45 pm. Lets take a Monday for example of a fourth grader's schedule. The breaks alloted are from 10:05- 10:20am. Lunch is at 11:30am -12:15pm. During the first break the children are in the class sitting, no playing no true socialization taking place. During lunch children are sitting and eating. They are not allowed out of their seats to speak to friends not adjacent to them. copius class work is copied from the board. hw is past 1hr. kidsneedtobekids

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating December 23, 2008
I am very impressed with the school and the teachers. The teachers is the make up of the school. They care about the education of each child. Each child has different needs. No one child is the same and the teachers take that in consideration.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2008
I am the paernt of a new student, and I have found ACS to be a wonderful and nurturing institution. I pick up my son everyday, and this is one of the cleanest building in the area. The work is challenging and the day is long, but it is well worth. My son loves it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 17, 2008
i love allen all these things about not good school un sanitary cafeteria is a fals accusation the founder does come to the school occasional howere the principal does need to be more flexible and up to date however she iz not bad at her job but she can to do better i like my teachers well atleast some of them and the education there iz excellent i am in the eight grade learning ninth grade algebra by the time i got to highschool i would have completed mi forst year

- submitted by a student
October 16, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating September 29, 2008
I believe that Allen Christian school could be much better. the facilities are good, and the environment the children enjoy. However I believe it is time that the principal retire. It is clear that she is not up to date with the times, needs and changes of the present climate of education. They are extremely inflexible. Due to this nature they are not demanding of their staff. it makes no sense to pay tuition and not get the value.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 14, 2008
I think that Allen Christian School have too many politics going on. And the founder need to visit the school and attend PTA meeting to know whats going on at the school, if things do not change this will be my kids last year there. I spent too much money to put up with their nonsense. School need proper management>

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 27, 2008
I didn't like the school at all the principal needs to learn how to handle things and the cafateria is not clean.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 19, 2008
i love allen because they are a great school and they push us beyond the llimit and i love they activities, like girl scout and the dance classes

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2008
My son attending Allen Christian from K-4, it has a good acedemic program, however, the principal needs to learn tact and how to be professional.

- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2007
I am an Allen Christian School and I feel that it is an excellent school

- submitted by a student
November 09, 2007
I feel that Allen has an excellent pre-school, however, I'm not confident in grades 1-8. There is a low level of courtesy and sometimes professionalism by the some of the faculty, as well as the principal.

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2007
I am a retired teacher; my last school was Allen Christian School. What a wonderful environment! 'Nurturing' is the best word to describe the zeitgeist of this school.

- submitted by a teacher
August 01, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2007
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- submitted by a student
December 18, 2006
While I agree that this school has a sound academic foundation, it boggles the mind to see the lack of professionalism of the administrative staff. The manner in which they treat parents and other visitors is substandard and creates uneasiness. This includes the principal. On a brighter note the teachers seem to display mutual respect and should probably provide some turn-key training for the administrators on developing good communication skills.

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2005
I love the allen christian school. My daughter has completed the pre-k4 program. After one year she is a beginning reader! wow. I was told that if I ever put her in public school that I should have her tested so that she can be put in the appropriate grade because at the end of pre-k she was on a kindergarten level. She is now starting kindergarten and all I can say is that the kids are really pushed to their highest potential. I attended the beginning of the year orientation night and the kindergarten curriculum floored me. By the end of the year, my child will be at a second grade level. This year, at the tender age of 5, she will begin to do book reports and oral presentations.... What a great start and confidence builder this year will be. I highly recommend the school - no complaints here.

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2005
The kindergarten class was excellent for my daughter. By the time she graduated, she was reading on 1st grade level in some areas and 2nd grade level in others. The parents were very involved and interested in their childrens' education. They have fundraisers and attend the class trips with their children. She attended their afterschool program. I believe the grades beginning with 1st grade can take music classes after school.

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2005
There is a strong pre-school program at Allen. I would say one of the best. Once you get beyond pre-school there is a decline in the strength of the program.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2005
I especially like their kindegarten class. My 5 year old is excelling. The elementary school has enough extracurricular activities to keep the kids excited.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2005
My daughter attended Allen Christian School from the fifth through eighth grades. She excelled at her academic pursuits, eventually winning a scholarship to a fine High School. As a hands-on, involved parent, I was a frequent visitor to the school during and after regular school hours. I found her teachers to be engaging, caring and committed to the pursuit of academic excellence. I discovered that the overall sense of commitment evident in faculty, staff and administrators springs directly from the head, founders Rev. Drs. Flake. Principal, Ms. Linda Morant, is as fiercely dedicated to the process of education as she is to the care of the students who have been laid to her charge. A thriving music department and frequent trips to events and places of interest ensure that students are exposed to culturally-enriching experiences. Overall, ACS provides a safe learning environment for students and a safe haven for parents.

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2004
Allen Christian has a wonderful program for the children and I was impressed by the information my daughter learned. However, I did have a problem with the leadership. I feel the leadership could be more professional when dealing with parents on all issues.

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2004
My child has been a student at ACS since pre-school, and we are very pleased with the school. His vocabulary, and critical thinking skills, are impressive to say the least! The social exposure that the children receive is one that every parent should want for their child(ren).

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
I have found that this school adheres to its motto of creeds of wanting to expand the curriculum of African-American students to one that is more on par with students of other ethnic and economic categories. The students are really challenged and motivated to excel. What my first grade students do at Allen is equivalent to the academia of grade three in the public schools. The environment is also one that's rare: a wholesome Christian environment with genuine behaviorial guidlines following after the teachings of Christ. I wouldn't trade this school for anything!

- submitted by a teacher
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Allen Christian School
171-10 Linden Boulevard, Queens, NY  11434
(718) 657-1676
Last modified Allen Christian School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Allen Christian School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 39 reviews. Top