Amazing! The school knows how to make kids enjoy learning and have excellence in all they do. They provide opportunities for various sports, academic competitions and have amazing school dances. The last 2 were a father/daughter dance and then a "Dance of the Decades" for the MS/HS. Love this school! My child is definitely staying.
Wow! I read a lot of the negative posts on here. It is true, the school has been through a lot, but it has made the school a stronger place. Most business's have growing pains! It important to find the right fit to lead the school. I am very happy with the school. I know God has some amazing things in store for it.
My 2 children have attended LKNC since the school opened its doors 5 years ago. Each year gets better. Everybody - the Head of School, principal, teachers, staff, board members, students, and parents are very friendly and truly love the students.The school is Christ-centered and academically challenging. The school is located right off of Main Street in the quaint town of Davidson. 2 blocks from Davidson College. The school building is approximately 70 years old so it doesn't have all of the fancy bells & whistles of some schools; however, the class rooms are large in square feet and small in student class size. The average class has 12 students. I love the small class size. It allows the teachers to truly give each student one-on-one attention. The teachers are willing to go above and beyond to help any child who they see is falling behind. The communication between teachers and parents is great. The school board is amazing. The school uses an online site (Renweb) so grades, calendars, school notices and events are always at parents' fingertips. The school is amazing. Parents & kids are "normal" .. not snoody or stuck up like some private schools.
We love Lake Norman Christian! I have 2 kids at LKNC (in 5th & 7th grades). This is our 2nd year here and we have enrolled for next year. My kids were excelling in CMS (in the Talent Development Program) and they are being challenged academically here. More importantly, their spiritual growth has been amazing. Every teacher is passionate about teaching and cares very deeply about the students. I cannot imagine sending my children to any other school after experiencing what a truly Christ-centered education offers them.
This is our first year at LKNC after switching from another private christian school. Our kids are thriving academically and spiritually and are really benefiting from the smaller class size. Very happy with our decision.
New to the area, my children first attended a different christian school where they lost their love for school and were a number. Lake Norman Christian cares. My children are enjoying school, truly learning (not just memorizing), benefiting from smaller classes and developing their characters in a christian environment. This school has amazing teachers.
Excellent teachers, strong academics. Our children are very happy. I agree with the previous post, it is worth your time to go and see.
This is our first year at Lake Norman Christian. We spent a lot of time evaluating private schools in the area. We have been very happy so far with our decision. The administration and teachers are nurturing and warm. My daughter is loves the school and is doing well academically. I agree with the post below, it would be worth your time to visit the school to see if it's a great educational option for you. It has been for us.
We made the decision to leave CMS last year after another dismal year. Our first year at Lake Norman Christian was a terrific experiece. My kids thrived academically, socially, and spiritually. They went from fearing school to thriving in school. If you are looking to an alternative to CMS and weren't lucky enough to win the charter school lottery, it's well worth your time to at least visit the school. The principal and teacher are outstanding.
LKNC staff have hearts of gold. The parents and students love the Lord. But the school is in serious financial trouble. All schools struggle in the first few years but how many have 4 administrators in the first 4 years of existence? This school is throwing good money after bad trying to dig itself out of a HUGE hole. Ephesians 4:25 Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.
This is our 3rd year at LKNC. Despite numerous changes, one thing remains the same; our children are receiving an awesome education from caring,Christ centered, individuals. All new schools go through tremendous changes in their first few years. Having faith, and being able to get past personal issues to the real core of the reason we are there has helped us to weather these changes. EDUCATION is the most important thing. Are my kids getting the best education right now? YES! YES! YES!! They have both thrived in the small environment and have uplifting and personal relationships with their teachers. A parent could not ask for more.
I love lake norman christian, it is a real school, it is not hidden behind large budgets or large athletic programs. Those who stand firm with their faith and not bash or ridicule others who have tough decisions to make are those who truly follow the teachings of Jesus Christ! I love Jesus and I love LKNC, because this school changed my daughters life, and gave her confidence that she never had. Praise LKNC and Jesus Christ (our lord and saviour), those who walk the hard path will truly be rewarded.
I am a parent of a student who has been attending this school since it started 3 years ago. I was actually asked by a school board member to write a favorable review on this site to boost the confidence in the school's online reputation. I in all honesty can not write a favorable review as I am dismayed over recent events that took place during this past school year & with the poor leadership of the school board & the administration who in my opinion have not been acting in a Christ Like Manner when letting staff members go or expelling a child 3 weeks before school let out. They didn't even let the parents know that they were bidding on the Davidson building that CMS was shutting the doors of until the very last day of the school year. The reason CMS shut the doors to Davidson building is due to the HIGH operating cost & the poor condition the building is in. I can't fathom just how LKNC thinks it is going to be able to pay the cost of getting the building up to safe standards, plus the overall operating cost to maintain it with the low enrollment they have at present time. We were trying to stay loyal to the school but this issue is the final straw and we will be moving on.
As a parent I am now also concerned with the future of LKNC. We were told school was having a carwash to raise money for supplies. We are not sure we have made the best decision for our children. The school has also lost the school board chairman and other members on the board, many sports are also being pulled. Asked questions and listen to the office hedge around the answers.
We have had a great 3 years at Lake Norman Christian and we still are committed to the school as the school is going through quite a bit of transition which I think is most likely common for most small start up schools and especially in this time of economic challenge. While there has been some communication issues where things coule have been more timely, I still feel the board and staff at Lake Norman Christian have a heart for the Lord and a desire to do what is right. The merger being called off was a good thing I believe and I think in all honesty for the school to grow into and excellent school some changes that were made recently were for teh best. For any prospective parent I think you need to tour the school and find out first hand what you think and where you feel God is leading you and your famikly. For me it has been imperative that my kids learn in a Christian environment where they are loved by their teachers and staff and that has always been th case and will continue to be so,
My children attended this school for 3 years. Now we are leaving to go to another Christian school in the area, one we never thought we would attend. I love the teachers, but feel with all the changes in administration and the poor decisions being made by the school board that the good teachers will probably not be happy and decide to leave too. Not merging with the Montessori school was a good decision. The merger was scaring away parents. Unfortunately the school board doesn't seem to be able to make good decisions anymore. They are constantly changing their minds and going against their word. They have failed miserably to communictae with the parents in a timely manner and that has driven many famiies away. Recently the parents found out through the local newspaper that the school was considering moving to a new location. The board had to scramble to send out the word after the fact. Which was also the case with letting the principal go. Most families found out on facebook instead of from the school. It just doesn't seem like the board and administration have it together.
Once LKNC gets through this current drama, things will be great. It was time for the principal to go (she was a better teacher than administrator), and we need to move on. Change is tough, but I think LKNC is headed in the right direction and it will continue to do so. Thank goodness someone had the sense to stop the merger with the Montessori school. We LOVE this school and can't wait to get back in the fall! My children are flourishing!
Now another change of an unstable school. Now the merger is NOT happening. Another lie that goes along with building a new school on the property that we do NOT have. What next, we are now down to 88 kids K-9th. Withdrew my kids last week.
All of our experiences have been positive. Not to say that this is perfect, but it certainly doesn't deserve the bashing its getting. This has been a new year for us and we were so blessed to have found this school. It has been a perfect match for our children's needs. Not only do they enjoy their school day, but their prayer life has matured beyond our hopes. Every teacher loves these kids! We will be going back next year!
LKNC is not LKNC anymore people. It is now LKNC in name only. To sum it up in one sentence. The school board pretty much sold out with the merger of Christian Montessori. Think about it...All the key LKNC leaders including a LOT of BOARD MEMBERS and founders of the school are already gone or are being let go at the end of this school year including the founding principle. My advice get out while you can...
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