Having had experience with public, charter and now private education I can honestly say that LKNC offers the best education opportunity around. Students are encouraged, loved and treated with respect. The learning environment fosters strong growth, self exploration and teamwork. Students are challenged and grades and test scores reflect true learning (A's are not handed out like candy bars). Students with learning challenges are treated like individuals not problems. My children have never been happier.
LKNC is an amazing school because they strive to provide a safe environment for students to learn. They go above and beyond to encourage the whole student seeing them as more than just their test scores or grades on a language assignment. The teachers, faculty and administration truly care about each student and know them all from k-12 by name. This school is a blessing to our family
My son transferred in from public schools in 8th grade. He was floundering and being bullied. He is in 10th grade and flourishing. The smaller class sizes coupled with a motivating and encouraging environment has made all the difference. He added an Honors class this year and is an aging his school career. I no longer have to constantly check on him. His progress has crept into his spiritual life and scouting. He is on the path to Eagle. I'm thankful to this hard working and dedicated staff.
Lake Norman Christian School is a one-of-a-kind school where every student matters. When we moved to the Charlotte area, we didn't know anyone here. We were welcomed with open arms and honestly feel like we have become a part of the LKNC family. My children have developed a relationship with their teachers! They love this school so much. God is working in this school. God is working through the students, teachers, staff, coaches, parents, and community.
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This school is such an amazing school. My son loves his teachers and students in his class. It is so much more than a school, it is a family. If you are looking for a school that will love your child and welcome them and your family, this is the school you have been looking for. Don't wait, check them out now!
Lake Norman Christian School claims to adopt a “College prep” eduction model, but teachers are expected to give out A’s like candy in order to keep everyone happy, which has compromised the quality of education they’ve received and led to several great teachers quitting. Student behavior is a continual problem at the school, since administration turns its head on student discipline and accountability. Also, not all administrators are qualified - some don’t have the proper ACSI certification and are hidden away as “administrative assistants” so as to not lose their accreditation. This models dishonesty at a place with a Christian label. A lot of this is happening because the school has been on the edge of closing since its start and leaders are afraid that families will leave thus shutting it down. But their actually encouraging families to leave out of their fear. The real reason has been in danger is poor leaders and poor money decisions. Here is a recent example. Over the summer the school hired four new teachers, then fired two of them three weeks later because there was never money to pay them. One was about to have a baby within days. Same reason, they fired an office person who just had a baby, along with her husband who was a core subject teacher at the school with no money to replace them. Keep looking if you want your child to attend a school where “Christian leadership” isn’t in name only.
My daughter began attending Lake Norman Christian School last year for ninth grade. Within the first week, she was already participating in sports - something she never could have done in the much larger public school she was slated to attend. She has made tremendous friends who encourage her to excel and have strong moral convictions. The small class sizes allow her to know her teachers - and her teachers know her! In fact, several of the teachers have even prayed with her when she approached them with her struggles. In addition, I love the new AP program and am impressed with the honors classes that are available. My daughter blossomed from a moody and withdrawn middle school student into a happy and thriving high schooler. I attribute the change to the positive experiences and culture she has found at LKNC.
This school has been a wonderful fit for my elementary-aged children. The small class size is perfect, as teachers really get know your child - strengths, weaknesses, etc. The environment is truly nurturing, as it should be for young children. My kids love going to school. I never hear..."when is it Friday?" or morning grumbling as I used to at our previous school. They are taught kindness, respect, and this is integrated into the academics. The facility is a bit older; however, I'm less concerned about how a building looks and more concerned about what's going on inside. If you are searching for a smaller school that will take the time to get to know your child, this is the place. When I drop my children off in the morning, I drive away feeling thankful they get to spend their day there.
This school has a nice infrastructure while it is not as big as most of the private / public schools in the area. The grounds are nicely maintained and they have labs for science, arts and IT. The IT program is really nice and focus in developing analytical skills on the students. However, the school is not a fit for students that have ADD, ADHD or anxiety issues. They claim they can handle it but just before enrollment (or after you enroll) they will tell you the student is not a fit and then you'll have to find another alternative. One parent even had the deposit taken and weeks before school they got a letter in the mail with the deposit back and a letter saying they would not accept the student anymore. I think if the school is not able to handle these students, they should be clear when parents inquire with them rather than wasting families time. Please be aware of that if you are considering this school.
Fantastic alternative to large public schools. Ideal for kids that need a smaller environment where they can be challenged with opportunities and rewarded with success from hard work and perseverance. In the last year, I have seen my son grow spiritually, in independent academic thought, athletically, in confidence, and overall hapiness. The instruction he receives from his teachers has far exceeded my expectations. The support from the Athletic Director and Coaches have brought exposure and invites to camps where he may have gone un-noticed in the past. The school truly brings a worldly biblical view that has helped my son understand how hard work and support can bring you to new hights.