My family has been blessed to be a part of the FCS family for 16 years and we are still there. My son graduated in 2005 and my daughter is in junior high. I have never had a concern that has not been addressed, and dealt with. I have not always agreed with everyone or everything, but I know the actions that were taken we done in the best interest of the student, and the school. The faculty and staff at FCS serve from the heart and with the heart of Christ.
I recommended FCS to all of our military friends that are moving to the Fayetteville area. I recommend it because I know they will not find another school that cares about their students and their families like FCS will. I love the fact that the teachers and staff do not hesitate to share a scripture, pray with you or give you a moment of time to listen to your concerns. Our teachers and administrators genuinely care about our students. They not only want our students to excel academically, but they want them to be the Godly men and women that they are being called to be. We moved our oldest daughter to FCS in her seventh grade year. It s the best decision we have ever made. On a retreat with the girls of her class, she accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. She came back from this retreat on fire for God and forever changed. She is now a junior in college majoring in Biology/Foreign Missions. This school offers many opportunities for your children to serve others in their community and through missions opportunities. FCS has been a huge blessing to our family.
Having had 2 boys graduate from FCS, I can say I highly recommend this school to any family. As a matter of fact, I recommended my granddaughter start in kindergarten there. It was the best decision that could have been made - caring, loving staff, qualified teachers, & Christ-centered education to name a few.
Excellent school with great academics, teachers and Christian values. We made the right decision in choosing this school for our children.
I notice a theme to the negative reviews here...."My kid did something wrong and the headmaster backed up the teacher". My child has also had to receive punishment at FCS. I was called personally to keep me informed. I requested a meeting to receive more details and the headmaster was very accomodating. We discussed the situation, the headmaster explained things from the teacher's standpoint and gave me a chance to give the feedback from mine and my child's point of view. Once all the facts were out in the open it was clear to me that my child was in the wrong and I raised no further objections to his punishment. However,based on the tone of the conversation I know the headmaster would have modified or lifted the punishment if the teacher was wrong. Part of the problem in today's society is parents' blindness to their own kids mistakes and misbehaviours. A headmaster should back her teachers up, as long as she is open to listening to all sides of the issue, and I that is the case here. We have been at another Christian school in the area, and this school is far superior in terms of academics, athletics, and most importantly: seriving the Lord.
First of all I was a student at FCS. I attended from pre-k til I graduated. The school was very wonderful and very challenging for me because my mother also worked at the school. The school taughme so many things that now I can look back and say wow I am so glad I attended that school. I know that some people on here have complained about the turn over in teachers but people fail to realize that most of the staff including the headmaster at FCS were all associated with the military and therefore had to move with their husbands. The headmaster is a very kind and loving person. She always has her door open to any students and parents. Thank God for FCS. If I lived in fayetteville my daughter would attend there :)
As a former parent/teacher of FCS, I have to say thank you for 14 wonderful years. My daughter attended all the way from pre-k up until she graduated. She was not what I would call a "Favored" child of the staff, but she was loved. She would not have considered herself popular at all. She had some issues in the early HS years that were dealt with very appropriately by the staff. At FCS, parents are encouraged to be involved and I have found that the more you are involved, the more you are heard. My daughter is now a graduate of college and has credited much of her preparedness for college to FCS. She had many wonderful teachers along the way. They believed in her and saw her potential. There was a time when she thought she wanted to leave the school, but we as parents encouraged her to stick to it because we believed that the influence of her teachers would make a big difference. Now, our daughter tells us "Thank You" for the education she received. I also had the privilege of teaching at FCS for 13 years. I loved my job. I loved the children...they were always first. I love the parent/teacher interaction and involvement. Parents were always welcome. I loved teaching at FCS.
It is a great school. The teachers are nice. Excellent teaching. The teachers know you and what kind of person you are. They help you whenever you need help with the subject. They treat you with love and respect. The principal is friendly. You get to know her, she knows each of the kids that come to this school.
My children are enrolled in the elementary program, and both have excelled academically, socially, personally & spiritually. After fighting the public school administration and watching my children fall through the cracks of "meeting grade level", our family has been thrilled with the caring focus of the entire staff, from aids, teachers, office staff and administration. Teachers made themselves available for meetings, after school tutoring, even attending sporting & social events on their own time. Even as money gets tighter, the benefit to my children makes this a priority for our family. We are not employed by the school, and I have not seen evidence to support many of the claims I have read about. Parent envolvement is welcome, and the focus is the kids, and helping them reach their full potential.
I agree with some other postings that the administration is lacking. I'm sure the headmaster does not even know my children's names and would barely be bothered to come out of the office all year. Multiple levels of conflict exist, many of them about money. Very high teacher turnover. The school seems to be stuck in a rut, once having plans to build, and now barely able to pay bills leaving the facilities wanting. I'm happy my family is moving on. Like all schools, there are positives and negatives, but for the same amount of money there are many other (seemingly better, more stable) options in Fayetteville.
Very dissapointed of this school, enrolled my child with great expectations but now I am just so sad about the decision of enrolling my child there. As parent you are not expected to question the teachers, lots of unruly children, teachers don't care about all being in the same level, if your child if left behind that's it, conflict between parents, teacher, principal. Agree with other reviews that the school only concern is money.
FCS is a great choice for both academic and Christian education. It offers a warm, inviting environment for students to develop into the men and women that God is calling them to be. There is an epectation for students to live a life that exemplifies Christ on and off campus. This is fully addressed in the student handbook and enforced by the staff. I would expect nothing less from a Christian school. As both a parent and staff member of FCS since 2001, I find a few of these write ups disturbing to say the least. As in all schools problems exist, BUT if the problem is never brought to the attention of the appropriate people, then it can not be addressed. AND some issues need to be dealt with at multiple levels...There is an open door policy at FCS and parents concern, complaints, and suggestions are always
I attended FCS from 2nd grade through 7th. it is a great school in terms of academics, extracurriculars, and parental involvement. However, many of my peers, including myself, felt that many of the "school rules" were way too strict. Let the students live a little and be kids. Several of the punishment methods were quite severe and unjustly delivered. Yes, it is a private Christian school, but the administration could let up on their iron fists.
The staff is rude,my daughter and her teacher were constanly,having conflict and the principle is rude.
My experience with this school is not pleasant. The administration care more about gossip than the reality. There are not for the children, just for the money and the apperience of a christian school. If your child is behave as they expected, he/she is out. There no christianity on their action. They just treat you like garbage and dipose of it.
Fayetteville Christian School is a wonderful school. In this school my son matured and grew in a loving Christian environment. All of the teachers that my son had the two years that he attended there were awesome, especially his kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Sunshine. We left this great school because we had to move to Monterey, CA. We are to return to fayetteville and my children will return to FCS.
My daughter attended FCS since K, shes now in the 6th grade. We've had 1 bad experience with a teacher there. The issue was taking away points from a test grade as a form of disipline. We went to the principal w/this matter, the principal stated she backs up her teachers a 100%. That is the only time we have had a problem there (the teaher is no longer w/FCS). The good teachers there out weigh the bad. FCS has Powerschool, its a great tool to monitor grades. Most parents dont know about their kids grades til its too late. We get updates not always up to date but we get them. I never had a problem with emailing teachers and getting a response. They want parents to be more involved.
This school has leadership issues. Parents are not expected to question teachers. The teachers do not return emails or phone calls for the most part and teachers are never wrong even if it takes 3 or 4 months to report grades on power school. If you don't work at the school your child will be left out. I would not recommend this school to anyone.
This school is only concerned about money. They do not inform parent about anything one would say is important. Some teacher's do not return phone nor emails unless you call the principal. I say to myself I am paying for this monthly and they still did not call me after I had phone them. Grades are not current on Powerschool and they seem like they care. The school is all family operated. The teachers bring their children and other family members. If you are not part of the circle you are left out. All instructor know what you have said to one other. Our time at this school was very stressful we had more support at a public school than at the private school we paid monthly to attend.
I have two granddaughters attending this school, and I as well as both of them, love it. They not only get a Christian education, but are involved in a variety of sports and other extra curricular activities...
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