STAY AS FAR AWAY AS YOU CAN!!! This school picks favorites. They are supposed to non-biased, but they not only pick favorite students, but also parents. If you are a parent separated from the other parent, look out, if you are not the chosen one, your rights WILL be violated. They don't care what the custody order says. According to their mission statement, they are " a Christian academy filled with leaders, faculty, and staff who are 'Called by Christ' to love and teach children and who are 'Committed to Proclaiming Christ through Education.' " Christians don't treat other Christians or ANYBODY the way I as a parent have been treated by this school. You can't trust any of them. If I was a faculty member, I'd be embarrassed to be associated with such a "Christian" environment. I wouldn't send my dog to this school.
I have experienced some VERY effective teachers and some not so effective. The teachers are more non-bias then the admin staff. The admin staff need to all find new jobs and that school needs to start over from the top-down.
An absolute blessing. Parents, you have choices so don't waste them. Berean provides a great education, dependable teachers and disciplined staff. Here teachers and the staff remain focused on a Biblical and healthy education for children. Unlike some schools, the teachers are caring, discipline lovingly and fairly, and are clearly in charge of the classroom and do not allow unruly children to ruin your child's ability to learn and function in the classroom. It has been a great experience for our kids to attend here and we are going to miss it. This school is a great choice, you will not regret it.
Berean Baptist Academy is an excellent school with high standards of education, a sincere focus on teaching a Christian worldview, and a balanced approach to discipline while also displaying Gods grace and mercy. The teachers are well educated, caring, and compassionate. A true desire to educate, nurture, instill critical thinking skills, and make Gods word come alive. They have weekly chapel for grades 1st-12th with a wide variety of preachers and speakers. The education is college prep and grades 1st-12th take yearly standardized testing by SAT. My children are graduates of BBA who went on to university and are now serving God and enjoying successful careers!
As alumni who is very familiar with the school, I must comment on the recent changes in Berean. The elementary school is adjusting as needs arise. In earlier posts, I noticed disapproval of moving chapel to the gym- I know that this was done to increase student safety because the chapel is on the other side of a busy road. K-5 no longer attends chapel until the second half of the year because experience has shown that they require a transition period to understand chapel. In the past 3 years, there has been a purposeful effort to minimize favoritism of any kind from the administrative level on down. I would highly recommend the elementary and jr. high programs, but I hesitate to recommend the high school as there are some issues that haven't been addressed. However, it is improving. Academics are a high priority, but the Gospel is of first importance. Bear that in mind when considering sending your children here for school.
This is a great Christian school but a lot has changed. The tuition has increased the last two years. The children in K-5 no longer attend chapel or learn to write in cursive. The lunch cost has increased but the quality of food being served has not. I have noticed a turn over rate for some grade level teachers. The preschool parking does not accommodate for the amount of students. I feel the students whom attend the church are shown more favor. It should be equal for all paying tuition!
I love this School...my kids started when they were 3 here...they started cursive writing at 3 and i think it was an excellent idea..a lot of people was impressed everytime they see my kids know how to write cursive. Mrs Green, Mrs Price, Ms Meads, Mrs Steven, Mrs Rahn,Ms Smith, Mrs Adams, Dr Wilson and most especially MR. Adam are great ! They are doing a great job! Mrs Mencer, Ms Nelson and other helper are wonderful helper in that school too!
This school really disappointed me this year. I dont know if it was because of the large class size or the teaching styles. No logos on bookbags, or anything, just dont get what that has to do with anything. The school stopped sending the kids to elementary chapel once a week, that was the main purpose of sending him to the school, now they have chapel in the gymn, no plays or anything. I would rate this school as maybe average but nothing great.