LWCS is by far the best and most accepting Christian school in the area. I attended LWCS through 8th grade, and only left because they did not have a high school at the time. The quality of education is extremely high, and in public high school I was not challanged with much new information until my Junior year. With the addition of a high school program, a new building, and boys and girls soccer (and soon basketball), LWCS is a growing school that will prepare your child for their future.
This school is not 'it'. They charge you for everything, if your child is gifted and talented, they treat you better, but there is no real scholastic challenge.
For the parents new to the area, or those just looking to switch...This is the 'IT' school in Jacksonville. There are a few other schools in the area that 'try' to compete, but they don't have the full package that LWCS does. The teachers and staff are high quality, the academics are great, and the parents were surprisingly normal. I say that because I was expecting a lot of stuck up attitudes, and I couldn't have been more wrong. The price may seem steep, but it is no doubt 100% worth it. The kids learn at an accelerated rate and have a blast while doing it. If you want the best, go with LWCS!
My son has attended this school for six years and I couldn't be happier about the Christian education he's received there. However, the pricipal is very hypocritical and unfair to children that are not in her little social clique, and 'bends the rules' for those who are. Because of her, my son will not be returning to this school next year.
We have only been in LWCS for approximately one month, and I could not be happier with everything. We only wish we had made this move much, much sooner. If you are looking for a good christian-based education for your child, this is the place to be. Even though we are new to this school, it doesn't take one very long to see the expressions of love and concern displayed each day for the children. We will be anxiously awaiting the begining of the next school year!
We have truly found the finest school in the area with LWCS. Each of our three children, ages 3, 10 and 11, receive the support they need to grow both academically and spiritually. As a teacher, I appreciate the structure and high expectations to be found here. There is also a true sense of community among the children. The administration and teachers show unwavering dedication to academics and Biblical principles in all that they do.
Living Water Christian School provides a good, Christian based education. Our son is in the 6th grade and has really enjoyed the small class size and attention he receives. He switches between two teachers, each one teaching different subjects. Both teachers teach both 5th and 6th grade subjects. There are approximately 33 kids in the 5th and 6th grades. The school is very good at keeping the Christian principles in all the subjects, not just Bible class. He has really enjoyed the school year. The curriculum follows the NC state standards and for the most part also follows the public school calendar. They do get out of school for summer break about 2 weeks earlier than public school. They started about one week earlier than public school.
LWCS has an outstanding staff. They are all very loving to the students and genuinely love the Lord. We have been very impressed with the curriculum which up until 5th grade is strictly Abeka, 6th grade is mainly Abeka but also some Bob Jones and Saxon Math. The 7-12th graders are using ACE at the moment. Piano lessons are offered during school hours, the classrooms are fairly small and they combine some classes for recess (break for older children) which is nice. I am a big advocate of children socializing with all ages, not just kids their own age. The principal is very aware of everything going on in the school and assists every teacher if there is a problem. Parents are encouraged to help out in the classroom. We have been very happy with it and will keep all our children there until we leave Jacksonville!
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