"Celebrating 28 years of "Excellence in Education!""
Students enrolled 510
Hours 7:45 AM - 2:20 PM
School leader Andrew Mills
Transportation options Yes
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4595 Gender Rd
Canal Winchester, OH 43110

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(614) 837-1990
(614) 834-1276
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4 stars
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July 08, 2014
My experience as a parent at Harvest Prep has been outstanding. I currently have two children enrolled and one of them is enrolled in the PLATO online learning class and he has been named to the honor roll. Also, the guidance counselor has taken the time to meet with every 12th grader individually and has worked with them in ensuring their post-graduation plans are established and attained. This school has taken great strides in becoming a true preparatory school and I am grateful that God opened the doors for my children to attend HPS.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2014
I have three kids that attend H P S I don't have one bad thing to say about the school I love everything about the school from the teachers to the principles. Great School Great Choice

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2014
This school is really not doing well this year, or the last 4 years to be more accurate. If you are looking for a school, keep looking. From my daughter and son starting here, I have witnessed many things. First, the church is too in control of the day to day of the school. Second, when a teacher is absent, NO sub is called in, so they WILL be in a class of 50 others. They may as well not have school that day. Third, specials in the elementary are non-existent (art, music, gym? Yeah right). The ONLY good thing about this school is the caring teachers. They will form a great christian relationship with you, and are willing to always help. The problems come from the leadership within the church and schools. I find it hard to believe that the overall rating for this school is so high on here. PS, my friend told me on Facebook to come and look at the 'good reviews', that is why there are a few bad reviews in a row in such a short time. How can they improve? Hire 2 principles, one for elem, one for 7-12. Next, get the church out of the school. Then, hire an assit. principle to help. They will not be there in 5 years if it continues like this. I really hope they can turn it around.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2014
My daughter attended harvest Prep and she is better for it. She is now a Senior at The OSU and holds fast to her biblical teaching as well as her superior academic teaching. All schools have issues; I hope that Harvest Prep is able to rise above the criticisms and resolve the conflict for the sake of the children and the church/school.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2014
School is very poor. They don't try to handle issues they just kick your child out of the school. My son was 3 and had some minor behaviors. He is very upbeat and an all around boy. They said he was not ready. For this to be ran by a pastor with the come as you are rule of thumb I was very confused! When I would go to get my child I was not allowed to just go get him. They had to have him brought to me. This made me feel like they were hiding something. They wouldn't even let me deliver lunch money! Teachers very incompetent. Would not recommend.

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2014
I previously taught at this school and I would never send my children to Harvest Prep. The only reason I would consider sending them there would be if I lived in an awful area with an awful school. The specials are sub par. There are no library or computer classes, and the rest of the specials are lacking. The administration does not run the school well and problems are rarely handled. There are only two intervention specialists in the whole school (k-12) and the staff/school is not equipped to handle any students with any level of special education students. Also, the staff is treated poorly.

- submitted by a teacher
October 28, 2013
I believe in Pastor Rod Parsley and his amazing ministry; I just don't believe he has any ideal of the lack of caliber of the many employees. I have witnessed first hand for two years teachers that have to continue to tell me they are in charge of a classroom rather than just being in charge. I have received school communication that is grammatically incorrect, listened to teachers speak using non-standard English and watched in dismay as children are labeled as "trouble" when in reality they are advanced and need more academic stimulation. I believe this school was created to fulfill a might vision and purpose; however, until each staff member lines up with that cause, the school will not fulfill what it's purpose is. This is my 3rd attempt with this school and if you have children that are behind and struggling below grade level-- then this may be a great option. If you have an advanced and highly intelligent child that needs academic stimulation; seek another option. From Pre-k through high school, HPS has not been able to provide the needed academic enrichment.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2013
My daughter has been going to HPS for 4years. And she has grew spiritual as well educationally. Even thought EVERY schools has issues. I wouldn't have my daughter anywhere else in Ohio. And am very blessed to have the option to do so.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2013
I have a son and daughter enrolled in HPS for 2 years now. Last year was the beginning of success for my son, now in 6th grade. He used to despise school and his grades were below his ability. HPS exemplifies christianity while making sure students are successful academically. HPS definitely supports students being well rounded. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the school and staff!

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2013
I have 3 children that have attended HPS and it has been a great experience. My oldest son graduated in 2008, passed all the state test and attended an Ivy League College (Heidelberg University) in which he graduated. My daughter, who played on the 2010/2011 girls basketball state championship team; also graduated and attends college, she was a head of her other peers in english. Harvest Prep is a wonderful school for kids to attend and receive a christian education. The atmosphere is christian and the teachers really care about the students. The education is of great quality. I would not send my kids any where else. Hats off to Pastor Parsley for hearing the voice of the Lord and being obedient.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2013
I believe that if you want a school that is going to help your child, do yourself a favor and enroll at Harvest Preparatory.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2013
My son attends this school and I am so happy that even at the kindergarten level, he gets spanish, music, chapel, and computer lab weekly. The parent teacher communication is excellent and I would not send my child ANYWHERE else! There is nothing that my son is missing out on. They are ahead of the game!!

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2013
I gave this school 5 stars because my daughter has been attending for the past 2 years and has had some of the greatest teachers that I'll ever know. She has learned so much being there including Spanish in Kindergarden and the phonics program they have set up is awesome. My 5 year old can read above her education level and I enjoy the extracirricular activities they have set-up for the children during the school year and after school. The Christian based atmosphere is wonderfully given through the staff through enstiling worship and faith in God and Jesus Christ. My daughter teaches me things about the Lord that I my self never knew.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2013
We are glad that we chose to send our child to HPS. Our child has attended HPS since Kindergarten and is currently in Second Grade. Along with getting an excellent education, our child is learning to be a spiritual servant of God Almighty! Our child's teachers are attentive and readily work with students and parents. We receive daily reports of our child's work and behavior. The leadership is caring and structured. HPS is involved with the community and places a strong emphasis on giving/helping others. HPS provides many extracurricular opportunities for their students - band, sports, clubs, and community outreach. Go Warriors!

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2013
My son began at HPS at 3yrs old in the Pre-K program and is currently in kindergarten! We have had a great experience here and God willing he will continue here through 12th grade graduation. The staff has been exceptionally wonderful to me and my family. I have been able to have direct contact with my childs teachers, which I truly love because I am a very active parent. We love HPS, and you and your family will too! I encourage you to visit the school, tour, and most importantly pray about it and see where the Lord directs you.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2013
We are blessed to have our child in this school. Wonderful, caring teachers. Always there to help in any way the can. Excellent education. :)

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2013
This school was the last option for our son which is a Junior this year. His previous school was bias towards certain cultures and the teachers showed no encouragement nor compassion for what he and us as his parents were going through!. I will not list the name of the school, but; our sons previous school made him and us miserable. Harvest Prep has given our son his confience back and he is excelling in his classes. We love this school so much that myself (mom) wish I could re-enroll in high school so I could get the academic and spiritiual experience that I myself was not influenced with when I was growing up. In our opinion if their is a child that is attending public school, and the parents are not pleased with their children's outcome then I would encourage them to seek Harvest Prep. The administration, teachers and financial aid office are caring and compassionate in your child's learning and walking in a Christian lifestyle. We love it there and I wish I would have made the move a year sooner!

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2013
My oldest daughter went her when she was 3 and 4 an we moved away. She is now 13 and I have a 6 year old. This is our first year back at HPS and I love it!! My kids love going to school and the environment is wonderful for spiritual growth as well as educational growth. The year has just begun and my 8th grader as done awesome. She hand my first grader has made honor roll and I am so proud. They want to come to school and don't want to miss a day. I have gotten to know the staff and I can say I love them. My kids are involved in many school activities and I giving HPS nothing but accolades on how they work with the students as well as the family's that walk through the doors.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2013
My school is Harvest Prep. They have a great school with excellent teachers. I would agree with most of you that the past for HPS has been bad. But not as bad as everyone thinks. But a lot of things have changed in the past 3 years. And you really wouldn't know of the improvements and changes that have occurred and made HPS better unless you are inside, or willing to listen and be open minded to the truth. They graduate 95% of the students and 92% of them graduate from college. That's impressive facts. The administration there is really student friendly and have helped in the change for a better future and a school that kids want to come to. Mr. Dennis and Mr. Mills is exactly what the school needs and what the students love. I hope they never leave or get fired. The discipline has improved and the education has taken a serious turn to where they are definitely ready for college. And, it's a Christian base school. Not over doing it, but enough to allow the kids to make a decision on their faith and trust in God

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2013
My son has been going to this school for two years now, and from what I see it is a pretty good school. He's only in the first grade, so i don't know what might be the problem with the older students. I do however know that compared to our home school it excels. My son is learning a lot and loves this school. I think the problems I have with it are not being able to go to the classroom and having to wait in a single pickup lane for car riders. They say it's for security.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2012
One daughter has been attending Harvest Prep for 4 years and my other daughter and son for two years. I am well please with the school. The school has an on-line program where I am able to monitor her progress daily. The teachers and administrators are diligent to communicate via e-mail. Whenever problems have risen, as they do in all school, they have been addresses immediately. I am a very involved parent so knowing my childs progress and well-being is very important. Also, having them in a Christian enviroment has helped me tremendously. Just the other day, my son was doing his homework for bible class. It was to write a few verses about what the bible says about him. He said that he was God's handiworK. I cannot tell you what joy it brings to my heart. And by the way, I don't think I have mentioned that all three kids are in the honor roll. I would highly recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2012
This school has really lowered their standards. It was a great school before (years ago) however I would consider it average, if was a public school. I expected better for a private school, save your money or pick another Christian school.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2011
I am the new principal at HPS (started in Sep 2011). We are excited about the changes that are taking place at HPS. We are renewing our focus on superior quality academics and outstanding school culture. We are proud of our facilities and our Christian-centered environment. Our athletic teams are competitive but academic success comes first. We are a college preparatory school that believes that all students can learn. Please come and take a look to see if we can serve your children.

- submitted by a teacher
September 24, 2011
All my children have attended Harvest Prep and have had a quality education. They have gone on to college and excelled academically and spiritually.

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2010
this school has shown so much religious discrimination to us by denying admission for my child , just b'coz we both follow a different religion. just by saying that it is clear that this school is promoting the idea of religious discrimination in the mind of innocent , young kids, which would not be nice in their future

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no rating February 15, 2009
I agree with the fact that the school has lost it's foundation and due to greed it has put spirituality aside. The children that attends this school are not learning what they should be learning. The children are learning more about sex then about christainity. The school are doing away with activities in order to keep the monies they get from the state for themselves. they promissed so much and deliver so litter.

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September 17, 2008
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no rating January 21, 2008
I have two children that attend HPS and they love going to the school. They have a new principal that is wonderful. I highly recommend this school. You should take anew look at this school.

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August 09, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2007
I am a graduate of HPS. I was in attendance of this school for 9 consecutive years. I am now in college and I couldn't be more appreciative for the foundation of education and spirituality I received there as a child. No school is perfect. If there is I personally wouldn't want to go to one there because that's just not reality. Yet now that I am one foot closer into operating fully in the real world I see it was my training ground into becoming the best woman I can be! I would encourage anyone to enroll his or her child, right away!

- submitted by a community member
May 03, 2007
I would not recommend this school my Daughter has been going to HPS for 2 years and we have had problmes with bullys and the principle will do nothing about it. We will be taking her out of the school . There is also no spiritual teaching.

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April 06, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2005
Overall a great quality school. Of course there are some things you dont like about every school, but at least here your kids arent pounded with secular humanism. The kids get a good Christian education.

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2005
My child has attended HPS for 6 years. We have found it to be a school where children come first with a quality education at the forefront. The teachers and the atmosphere are phenomenal. while it is not the perfect Christian school, it is among the best in the Columbus area. The staff are friendly and always ready to assist you in any way. I would recommend this school to anyone looking for a Christian school that is college preparatory. I never question my daughter's safety or well-being while she is under their supervision.

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Harvest Preparatory School
4595 Gender Rd, Canal Winchester, OH  43110
(614) 837-1990
Last modified Harvest Preparatory School is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Harvest Preparatory School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 41 reviews.