I have a chid who is on her third year at WCA and while I started with some trepdation, I can only echo the sentiments of the "not so happy other rating"; "Please, just come and visit". It is one of the best school experiences I have ever had. The administration is attentive, the teachers are well prepared, experienced, loving, kind, firm and caring. Mrs. Bowers, (kindergarten) was my child's first favorite teacher and then Ms. Gore (first grade) and now her new favorite, Mrs. Ramsey (second grade). She can be a bit reserved and so dreads moving up each year, but then ultimately exclaims that she just loves her new grade. If your heart is with Christ, or you just want a solid foundation with a basic moral compass being instilled in your child, than WCA, is certainly the right place. Just one last thought, I would much rather my child be in a school where she is loved, seen as an individual, and given proper instruction (superior), then have to deal with the attitudes, bullying, bad language etc. of the alternative. This environment makes my job as a parent, Simply Enjoyable! Bless you WCA! Thank You God for christian character!
My son is a new student at Wake Christian and loves it so much. We have attended two other private schools in Raleigh and to us nothing has been better than Wake Christian. I wished I would have put him in Wake Christian a long time ago. The teachers I just can't say enough about. My son is soaring academically and he just loves learning so much this year. He is getting homework done a head of time and this shows me how much he loves the environment at Wake Christian. I would recommend it to all my friends and family. We are having a great year. I know there are many more blessing to come to this school for the good they do with the students.
My children have been going to this school for over 7 years, and I am very impressed with the administration and staff. I know that my children are cared for and loved, as well as taught on a highly academic level. I've personally witnessed teachers taking time to pray with children, as well as seen senior administration pick up trash or fill in wherever needed. I recall many upgrades done in the past few years to the buildings, grounds and technology department to bring them current. It is a well-established, spiritually growing, and academically challenging school that I am proud to send my children to each day. I can't imagine them going anywhere else!
This is a very safe place for a child to learn and grow. The teachers care about your child and their success. The administration in my experience is very responsive and puts the students first. I never have had an issue with the buildings being older. They are all very well kept and clean. It is hard to name a campus that is more beautiful in the fall season. The Wake Christian families are all very familiar with each other from an active campus life. Not only is the education top notch, so are the values that they teach.
I would like to tell you about our experience at Wake Christian Academy. Both of my children attended Wake from early middle school to graduation. Being a public school teacher myself, I know the opportunities in public and private education and I could not have been more pleased with what Wake Christian had to offer. It was a balanced Christian environment, with caring, qualified teachers. Not only did they offer all the major sports but also a top notch music program. The AP classes prepared them very well for college. I highly recommend Wake Christian Academy!
As an alumni and a parent of 2 alumni, as well as many other family members we have all come out of WCA prepared for college. I believe the number of doctors, lawyers, and especially the number of alumni in Christian service would show that WCA is doing its job in preparing and educating students. No, the school is not for everyone, but to say the classes are out of control, when I personally know of children who have been dismissed from attending the school for bad behavior in the classroom, seems rather extreme.
Wake Christian Academy is a great school. My husband and I have only been pleased with the Christian worldview the teachers proclaim. The academics are above par, which can be seen in the annual test scores. Students who graduate are accepted at many of the top colleges and universities. I am proud to be a WCA parent and to have our daughter enrolled in their program.
Wake Christian is an AWESOME school! Both of my children have attended since kindergarten and love it. We gave them a choice to attend public school and they chose to stay at WCA. No school is perfect, not even WCA, but the comments here are extreme. Our experience has been a good one. There is always room for improvement, but I don't understand trashing the school's reputation by saying it's 'horrible.' This year's class has students attending UNC (3 students accepted), NC State, Campbell University, Liberty University Appalachian State University and multiple others. Those universities would not have accepted those students if they were not prepared. WCA is not for everyone, but it is a great experience if you come in with the right attitude.
This is by far the worst school ever. All they do is baby the kids and the classes are way out of control. Much worse then public school. And as someone else said the roof leaks all the time and you would think that paying all the money you pay to go there they could afford a roof. And the whole building is falling apart. The walls have cracks in the everywhere. And they especially do NOT prepare you for the real world.
This is not a christian school at all. the building are terrible and the kids are not christian. if you think this is a good christian school then go and check it out for a day. the classes are out of control and the building is terrible the gym leaks when it rains. you would expect if you had to pay six grand a year they could afford a roof on the gym. but no the teachers are terrible and i dont believe in some of the teachings.
As an alumni of both WCA and UNC, I placed out of some courses thanks to AP exams, and while I wouldnt want a HS that was academically at the same level of college I felt prepared for college and gained valuable life lessons while at WCA. I felt my teachers cared not just about my academics, but me.
I was there from kindergarten all the way to Senior year, and let me tell you, this school is a joke. They do not prepare you whatsoever for the real world, and my first year of college has been very challenging because of that. They shelter kids way too much here. They don't prepare you educationally either. The math department here is the biggest joke I've ever seen, and even though multiple people have complained about it, they have done nothing about it. The teachers do not care at all, and sometimes are bigger bullies than the kids are. Everything was fine until I hit middle school. That's when I realized what this school was really about. If you have a lot of money and fit the mold of the typical preppy rich kid, you'll do fine. But if you're just an average kid like I was, prepare for the worst, or better yet, just get out of there. This school is not worth your money, trust me, I was there.
This school HORRIBLE. The kids get bullied even more than public school. i highly don't recommend it.
My daughter has attended k-11 and loves it. My grandson has attended k-4 and loves it. Christ-centered education and a family atmosphere.
Teachers wouldn't do anything to stop bullying and didn't help or support hardly any of the students.
Education, Discipline, and Faith. What more could you ask for when the mission of this school is to truly build Godly character thru every aspect of life. This is shown by the academic expectations, thru out reach, on the play ground, and just building long last friendships. Small community that supports one another. Older campus but they spend their money wisely. k-12 campus with sports, fine arts, high academics and so much more. Very Blessed to have this school in our lives.
I love this school. While growing up I attended schools in an area where the teachers didn't care. Bullying ran rampant and the programs were awful. I was very nervous for my son to start school. I was recommended to Wake Christian by fellow church members. My son could not have a better set of Kindergarten teachers. They have great patience and wonderful interaction with the children. They teach of the love of Jesus and have no tolerance for bullying. Your child feels loved and appreciated for being exactly who Christ made them to be. I couldn't ask for a better blessing. Nothing is more important to me than having my child be able to feel loved and cared about in his learning environment. He has excelled greatly because of this. Thank You Jesus!
I think Wake Christian Academy is the best school of all schools. The students get one on one if they need it. Thestaff and teachers ar the best.
As an alumni of WCA, I can proudly say that the lessons I've learned and taken with me through my college years have helped me to develop one thing that everyone should have: character.
We transferred our son to WCA last year. We regret not doing so earlier. He has learned so much and loves going to school now. The teachers first priority is the success of the student and they do what ever it takes to see it happen. We could not be happier!!
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