Again, the affluent kids learn that their money will buy their way around. They don't need to work hard; Just pay their way to all kinds of privileges and recognition.
A handful of less affluent students will learn about determination and persistence because their parents will teach them to be real fighters and will not allow them to quit. That's where these students develop their grit --at home!
SOME students do develop a sense of compassion and caring but, again, it is mostly among the less affluent kids. The affluent ones learn that money will buy you a Lexus and make you the king and queen of the school. Let others do the hard work.
We have 2 kids there, 3rd grade and kindergarten. It is a wonderful environment where our children have enjoyed learning. The teachers are compassionate and are excellent Christian role models. We feel that the kids are safe there in the loving environment. There are opportunities for them to excel in reading with the AR program and programs such as math olympics, spelling bee and speech meet have helped stretched them. The dress code is strict, which we like. Have had no problems with bullying, which is not tolerated there. Glad also that it goes through high school. Highly recommend especially when the children are young and impressionable!
We pulled our child after attending CCS for three years. Our child was taught through worksheets and very little actual teaching. The admin actually stuck up for their teacher after we complained about unprofessional behaviors and emails. Our child attended a different school this year and needed special attention to items that were never even covered at this school. Very disappointed regarding the academics and staff.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this school! It has everything my high schoolers could ask for with a secure, "family" feel . The teachers really know their students and take time to help them grow academically, socially and spiritually. The fine arts department is rapidly growing along with the sports program. We are very happy here.
Very pleased with the academics, loving, nurturing environment, loving staff, and it all starts at the top! Wonderful, loving, involved principal! We look forward to our children growing up in Carmel Christian School! :0)