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Harvest Preparatory School

Private | PK-12 | 460 students

College Preparatory Curriculum

 

Living in Canal Winchester

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $106,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $790.

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2013:
Based on 14 ratings
2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
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Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted January 9, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted March 5, 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


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 87% 77%
Hispanic 6% 3%
Asian 5% N/A
Black 3% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 2-year college 7% (2013)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 90% (2013)
Percentage of students going to the military 1% (2013)
Percentage of students going to vocational programs 1% (2013)
Percentage of students going directly into the workforce 1% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation Ohio State University
Capital University
Ohio Dominican U.
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Security personnel
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Cognitive disability
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Online classes in languages
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:45 am
School end time
  • 2:20 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Rev. Gary L. Johnston
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Website contact page
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Pentecostal
Associations
  • ACSI
Fax number
  • (614) 834-1276

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Honors track
  • Supports home-based learning
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Cognitive disability
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Online classes in languages
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • School psychologist
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Remediation
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Provided by public schools
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Fashion Club
  • National Honor Society
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Daily Bible classes. Weekly chapel services. Christianity integrated into all subject area.
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What are your chances?


8 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
75
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
90

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$4000 - $6000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
State scholarships

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Ohio State University
Capital University
Ohio Dominican U.
College preparation / awareness offered
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
SAT/ACT prep classes
College presentations or information sessions
College prep programs/courses during the year
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
2 year college - 7%
4 year college - 90%
Military - 1%
Vocational - 1%
Workforce - 1%
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4595 Gender Rd
Canal Winchester, OH 43110
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Phone: (614) 837-1990

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