I almost cried when reading some of the reviews on here! I am a single mother of 2 kids that now attend FCS. I can tell you that this school has been a great blessing to me and my children. After home schooling for 7 years, I had to find a school that would help my children grow and learn in a Christ centered atmosphere. My children walked into school and instantly became part of a family! The teachers all got together with me and had a group meeting on what they could do to help me and my kids. They prayed before and after the meeting. The principle took quick action in helping my son through a rough time in his life, where I felt even my church had let me down. The bible teacher has reached out to my son and made a huge difference in his life on and off campus. I have gone to almost all the football games and I can tell you I have seen where our coaches have taught more than just the game but how to be the better man on the field as well. I love the school and feel blessed to have the honor of calling FCS home. They aren't about money, but they need it to keep the doors open. Respect, discipline, love and Jesus are taught at this school and I recommend this FCS. GO WARRIORS!
I have a Grandchild that has attended FCS since Kindergarten (Daycare as well). Her learning skills are very astonishing! I have had no bad experiences with any teachers and Staff and was shocked when reading reviews! Several were way off base, but one that stood out was way far from the truth......My Grandchild has been through a different teacher each grade (just like any other school) I have not experienced any great amount of turnovers! (?) At the beginning of the school year, I have always been greeted with a prayful Teacher and one who prays with my child in times of trouble and for other students who maybe out sick. My Grandchilds prayer life is awesome and is way better then mines and often teaches me a new direction in prayer. I feel bad for parents who claim to have had a bad experience, so therefore I pray the Lord continues to look over you and your loved one, but I also pray you and your child never loose the Faith and trust in Gods Will! I am sure I speak for FCS, we pray for those troubled and continue to keep prayer over you and your family! GOD BLESS!
We have had two graduates from FCS and another currently in high school. This is the only school our three have ever attended - beginning in preschool. One of the things I treasure - and there are many - is the fact that great teachers continue to teach year after year and have taught all three of our children. These seasoned teachers are such a blessing - and you can "look forward to each year" knowing that those awesome teachers that you already trust and know are teaching with excellence - both academically as well as teaching about Christ in the classroom. - are in place. Our oldest two have thrived in college and were fully prepared. The spiritual climate at FCS is second to none - all of our kids were involved in ministry and are strong Christ followers. We thank the LORD for FCS and its staff!
My son has been attending FCS since Pre-K. The teachers and staff have helped him grow into a bright, caring, well developed young man. We love FCS!
I have 2 daughters that attend FCS and this is the second year we have had them there. As a military family we love this school and have from the very beginning. While my husband was deployed I received nothing but support and understanding. The teachers are very caring and you can see that they truly love their job. As I read through some of the negative reviews I saw some comments about the staff being too strict...really?!?!?! In my opinion, our world has become too relaxed when it comes to disciplining our children and thus the lack of respect and reverence young people have towards their elders. I applaud FCS for sticking to their morals and values and maintaining a level of discipline that my kids also have at home. Public schools (especially in Fayetteville) just do not measure up to the quality of discipline AND education that my children are receiving at FCS. I actually taught 5th grade at one of the Cumberland County public schools and was mortified at what was ALLOWED to happen. I am a huge believer in FCS and I do think I am getting my monies worth there.
Our children had attended two other private schools before we came to FCS and the difference is between night and day. Our boys have blossomed and we all love the positive atmosphere there. There is a lot of camaraderie and everyone is treated equally (as opposed to one of the previous schools they attended where there was a lot of cliques both among parents and students). Here we have a sense of belonging and feel like we are a part of something greater than ourselves. Aside from the positive social atmosphere the spiritual atmosphere is also excellent. The school emphasizes both academics and character, and the school has a great athletics/sports program. The music curriculum is also top performing. The staff and administration work together as a team, and parents are involved in all aspects and levels of the school's life. Tuition is affordable. One more thing we love is the many avenues made available to students to be involved in causes greater than themselves -- missions, volunteering, etc.
After attending public schools in Cumberland County for one year, we searched all private school options in Fayetteville. FCS is warm, friendly, and inviting compared to other Christian schools in town. The kids have been challenged academically and spiritually nurtured. We have been at FCS for four years now and feel it is a perfect fit. The staff believes in building character, the athletic program is great, kids are expected to behave and learn and issues are dealt with in a professional and Godly manner. Please visit the FCS campus and see for yourself!
My kids love their teachers, their classes and the office staff at FCS. We were new to the area last year and attended a public school spring semester 2010. There I learned that if my children were not failing or causing trouble, the school just didn't have the time or resources to deal with them. Now my kids have had tutoring when necessary, and loads of encouragement from all of the staff. I was not sure that I wanted to pay for private school, but our experience at FCS changed my mind. I feel very blessed to have the opportunity for my kids to attend this school.
A comprehensive approach with the teacher, educational assistants, outside programs integrated into the classroom curriculum, i.e LIPS, Counseling, private musical instrument lessons, sports, dance and many more along with the principals at the different levels and the other teachers. My children receive a complete "community" approach which enables the varying gifts and expertise to be applied most effectively-unlike the "cookie cutter" state standardized approach in the public sector and other private schools, as well. As a working mother, my children would not have the privilege of accessing these many facets of educational and/or extracurricular activities that make school much more intrinsic for the student. Education is an expense regardless of public or private-you pay in some form or another; however, one must evaluate-"What is my child's education/future/college opportunities/character and community ownership worth?" We are on a very tight budget and we choose to make many sacrifices in order to accommodate and fully engage all possibilities presented for our children's future. God is good and he always seems to provide.
All of our children began attending Fayetteville Christian this school year. We have had an incredible experience! As parents of a first grader, fifth grader, and sixth grader, we have been delighted that all of our children have acclimated to the school so well and that the environment truly feels like a family. We know beyond a shadow of a doubt that Fayetteville Christian is Christ-centered and provides our children with an excellent education. We are excited about the years to come!
Fayetteville Christian School is amazing! Having spanned 10 years as a family with 4 children passing through it's hallways (2 graduated and 2 currently attending), FCS has continuously provided solid Academic excellence while nurturing and challenging students to walk out their faith in God daily. It is unfortunate to read a negative review concerning the office staff, as this has not been my experience. I have found the office to be friendly, personable and always willing to discuss any concerns I may have. We all need to remember that the Administrative offices have the responsibility of managing the ministry of FCS while maintaining the business side as well. A balancing act they perform quite well!
We came to FCS after a month in Harnett county public schools. This school is great. My sons are happy and have made friends quickly. We love that the boys are being challenged academically and spiritually. We know that they are being surrounded by children with the same values and character. The teachers are great, supportive, and we love the family feel of the school. The best decision we have made for our boys and we are thrilled to have them here.
I have children in elementary, junior high and high school at Fayetteville Christian School. Therefore, I can attest to all levels of the school. My elementary student is loved and nurtured in a positive supportive environment. My junior high student is growing her walk with Christ while learning to be responsible and accountable. My high school student is developing a Christian Worldview while received an impeccable education. As a parent, I have been welcomed and supported by the administration, staff, and teachers. If you are looking for a safe, compassionate, geunine Christian education then please tour FCS. I am certain that you will be as welcomed as we were.
GREAT SCHOOL!!! My child has been at FCS since the start of his 8th grade year. The day we went to tour the school, we knew it was the school for our son. There is not enough space or time to thank the entire staff for the values, education and most of all the love they have instilled in him. I know with out a "shawdow of doubt" that God has blessed us by allowing our child to attend FCS. If you are looking for a school that teaches values, character, sportsmanship, leadership, a well rounded curriculum, and the Word of God; then Fayetteville Christian School is the place to be. THANK YOU FCS FOR THE WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE MY CHILD AND FAMILY HAS HAD!!!!
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 attended FCS from pre-K through high school graduation. FCS gave me the base that I needed to enter the world of secular higher level academics with a firm Christian foundation. After I left FCS, I went on to earn my Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate. Now I am married with a child of my own and, unfortunately, I do not live in Fayetteville, so my child will not be able to attend FCS. When my husband and I talk about different possible schools for my daughter in this area, I am passionate about finding a Christian school for her to grow up in so that she can have the same type of experiences that I did. My greatest fear is that no school that we can find will ever measure up to the combination of academic excellence, caring and professional teachers/staff, athletic activities, and focus on the Lord. So far in my comparisons (I will disclaim that I am a planner and looking early, since my daughter is not school age yet), however, what I have not found anywhere else are the Senior Mission Trip, Spiritual Emphasis Week, and the strong academic scores. Other Christian schools have many similarities, but the absence of these important items makes my heart heavy.
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.
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