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1827 Back Creek Church Road
Charlotte, NC 28213

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January 19, 2015
BCCA is an answer to our prayers. Back Creek provides small group and individualized attention. Students are respectful and respected, I enjoy walking on campus and seeing the smiling faces of the students. Communication between us and our child's teacher has been great. Our emails are always answered in a timely manner and if we need to talk one-on-one our child's teacher always makes time for us and our concerns. I would hightly recommend Back Creek to any parent.

- submitted by a parent

January 14, 2015
I would put the education my children receive from this school up against those of any other school. The teachers are experienced and very nurturing and come along side the parent in helping instill a Christian worldview.

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January 13, 2015
We have had a great experience with our children at Back Creek. The teachers are excellent, highly qualified and one can tell that they truly enjoy being around children.

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December 09, 2014
I ll keep this as to the point as possible. Good Things: Good First Impression Bad Things: A mixed bag of sorts; disorganized, constant miscommunication and poor leadership. Not a well-managed organization that one might expect from a private school. Very disappointed. The well-established charters have more to offer from a curriculum perspective. My child will be moving on at the conclusion of the next session.

- submitted by a parent

November 18, 2014
BCCA is absolutely the best school and work environment that I've experienced compared to other schools where I have taught in the past. From working here, I have seen first hand how the teachers LOVE their students, pray for them, and challenge them academically. I count it as a privilege to work here with amazing faculty who love God with all their heart, mind, and soul. The administration is proactive in teacher training opportunities and spend a lot of time planning and implementing staff development sessions. Because our world is constantly changing, curriculum is consistently reviewed and checked for any needed updates. All curriculum is developed using a biblical worldview. The students, while not perfect, love and support each other.

- submitted by a teacher

October 24, 2014
My child graduated 8th grade at BCCA. He has flourished at his extremely academic high school because of the educational foundation he received at the academy. Also, he can defend his faith and think critically to form a logical conclusion when confronted with opposing worldviews. He is excited about learning because the teachers at this school encouraged and model becoming life long learners. The teachers made the time and took the effort to get to know him and to demonstrate their love for him. I could not have asked for a better experience and I am greatly appreciative of all the staff and faculty for shaping him into the young man he is today.

- submitted by a parent

September 11, 2014
Overall, truly an awful experience. First impressions were good but school lacks organization and forward thinkers. Moved on after one year to another private institution. Would not recommend.

- submitted by a parent

August 22, 2014
Pros: Christian Values, well intended Cons: Very limited resources across the board, substandard facilities, questionable staff turnover, understaffed, staff training is minimal pertaining to scope, method and strategy for learning, limited/dated technology, ill-equipped to address any unforeseen circumstances out of the ordinary. Do your research before committing. Make be right fit for some. Spend the extra money and explore higher tier opportunities.

- submitted by a community member

June 26, 2013
This is a school where your child is treated as an image bearer of Christ. Students are held to high standards inside and outside the classroom. As a parent of a lower school student, I appreciate the daily recess and do not mind the little technology, we have enough of that at home! What the school does has is used intentionally to supplement the curriculum. The class sizes are lower than public school, and often parent volunteers or part time assistants are used to pull smaller groups. The athletic department is trying hard to grow and involve all middle schoolers!

- submitted by a parent

June 05, 2013
Please do your research before you decide to put your child in this school. Many children that leave this school have to be tutored to catch up with other private school peers in the same grade level. They say all the right things to make you think they care about your child and your child's education but the actions by administrators and teachers show you the truth. Beware of wolves in sheep's clothing...

- submitted by a parent

May 03, 2013
In response to parent review March 25: Classrooms are highly efficient which is made even more so because of the wonderful parents who love volunteering with their child's class, vs viewing it as a chore. It's great because I know the parents of my son's classmates and know he gets extra attention if he needs it. I don't particularly care where that help is coming from... Music & Arts teachers may have left for whatever reason, but this school is traditional-style, meaning arts&crafts time can stay in pre-k and summer camp. Yes, I love the cutesy collages my kid likes to do, but honestly I put more importance on math and reading/writing skills. No more spanish is no big deal. Honestly, an elementary education in foreign language does not mean "proficient". No computer or technology? Good. Too much electronics and gadgets at home and elsewhere anyway. I'm sure my teaching skills are sufficient enough in explaining the basics of Google when research projects come into play. ALL teachers are great and "what they have" is way more than most have, and everything they need. Never been to CMS, huh? My son has flourished here academically and socially. Love BCCA!

- submitted by a parent

February 01, 2013
We are guilty as charged. Latin replaced our Spanish program. We have hired volunteers that started as classroom moms. Call us and we will put you in contact with many of our parents who are also employees. Second, employees come and go. Our two part music program is curricular and music lessons. Sometimes music lesson teachers stop offering lessons. Our classroom music teachers are more stable unless they violate school policy. We have fired a music and an art teacher for violating school policies. CPU and technology education is consistent with developmental phase. We have iPads in 8th grade down to keyboarding in 4th, 5th and 6th grades. We always ask for money. We are privately funded and not publicly funded. We are Christian. During Christmas we banded together to help two parents save their home from foreclosure by raising a Christmas fund in the amount of $1,000 cash, $1,000 in grocery cards, $1,000 in clothes donations, and assorted other gifts and donations directly to the family. Finally, we spent $18,000 on playground equipment. This money was given by one family and earmarked for this purchase by the family.

- submitted by a teacher

March 25, 2012
Parents have to become teachers and volunteers for classroom to function. Spanish program dropped. Music & Arts teachers leaving. No Computer or Technology Education. No vision for future. School is always demanding money for this, that and the other. Most of the teachers are great, they do the best they can with what they have. Money spent on playground equipment rather than classroom improvements.

- submitted by a parent

August 09, 2010
Great, if your child doesn't have ADHD. The teachers label these children, as they have mine. Then, they get treated differently. They tried to push me to medicate my child. You'll enjoy it if your child doesn't have special needs, it isn't fair.

- submitted by a parent

December 08, 2009
My son started TK this year at BCCA. I have been incredibly impressed with the compassion and caring demonstrated by ALL of the staff as well as the information he is learning. I have noticed such a change in him already! The tuition is reasonable and I know my son is in a safe and loving environment. Can't beat it!

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October 06, 2009
Back Creek is a good foundational school for my child. My child has made many friends and is doing well with the curriculum.

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February 06, 2009
Back Creek Christian Academy is an excellent school for all grades. The school has great focus on academics as well as the teachings of Jesus Christ. The class sizes are small and the staff all operate on the same principles.

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December 03, 2007
I couldn't think of a better place for my child to begin her educational journey. The teachers are impressive, extremely caring and supportive. The classroom size is small, and my child really benefited from the one on one attention. The classical education emphasis is impressive. The tuition is extremely reasonable compared to other larger private schools in the area.

- submitted by a parent

December 11, 2006
School is about seven years old. New and growing rapidly. This is my children's second year at Back Creek. Strengths: Absolutely wonderful principal! Diverse, warm, capable teaching staff. Some great families, but some not as involved as other schools we've been part of. Active parent teacher fellowship, prayer group, opportunities to serve in cafeteria, library, etc. Reasonable cost. Biblically-based, Christ-centered, dynamic, and friendly!! Our middle schooler is thriving, thanks to the classical curriculum and teamwork among the middle school staff. The school's attitude toward making improvements is commendable. They consistently try to meet every student's need. Weaknesses: The one thing that drives me crazy is the lack of clear communication from the school. But they are trying! They are just going through growing pains. Back Creek is a great school! The classical curriculum is superb.

- submitted by a parent

September 12, 2006
BCCA is a good school. Most of the teachers are wonderful and we have been very happy with the academic programs and the sports programs that we have participated in. Several parents are very involved and help whenever the school needs them. More need to be involved. The principal seems to have more of a heart for the middle school than the lower elementary school.

- submitted by a teacher

November 27, 2005
This is a wonderful place for any child. I have never seen teachers and parents get so involved in your childs learning experience. The teachers and parents care for your child as if they were their own. Everyday you see parents on the campus praying, serving lunch and even tutoring. There is a weekly chapel held in the old sanctuary for all students with singing and praising God. There are weekly spelling tests and bible verse tests for all grades. This school offers soccer, chess, basketball, cheerleading, and violin lessons. Also every Christmas there is a bell recital held by the Middle School students. I can't say enough about the overall education your child will receive at this school.

- submitted by a parent
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November 23, 2005
I love the Christian classical education provided at Back Creek. There are two kindergarten classes with 13 students in each class. Both teachers work very closely together and the classes work like a family unite. My son has learned more in 61 days there than he would after an entire school year at the CMS public schools. I have been more than happy thus far.

- submitted by a parent

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Back Creek Christian Academy
1827 Back Creek Church Road, Charlotte, NC  28213
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