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999 Spinning Rd
Dayton, OH 45431

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(937) 252-5400
(937) 258-4099
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Amount of homework: Too much
September 21, 2015
Teacher doesn't explain material just give homework and expect you to learn on your own.

- submitted by a student
Develops respect: Disagree
September 21, 2015
I was bullied met with principle often but nothing was ever done to stop it...

- submitted by a student

September 10, 2015
My children attended East Dayton Christian School for several years. I found the teachers for the most part to be excellent. My children were well prepared for high school and even reported that they used what they learned at EDCS in college. They both look back on their years at EDCS with fond memories. Several teachers made an impact on their lives that they will never forget.

- submitted by a parent
Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
September 10, 2015
My children received a great education for the nine years they attended the school. For the teachers to be very effective, it takes effort from the student themselves and support from the family.

- submitted by a parent
Amount of homework: Just right
September 10, 2015
Of course that depends on the specific subject and the specific teacher. At times the load was too heavy and other times it was just right.

- submitted by a parent
Teacher effectiveness: Ineffective
August 03, 2015
The don't teach at this school. They send stacks of homework home to 2nd graders and make the parents teach the children.

- submitted by a parent

May 27, 2015
I've read some of the previous reviews and all I can say is that things have certainly changed since then! My kids have gone to East Dayton for several years and I honestly couldn't be much happier with our experience there. I have children that have special needs and we as a family have been given assistance with helping them achieve success. The administration has always been proactive in partnering with us. No school is perfect. There are a few teachers that seem a little unfriendly but when approached about helping my children, they were more than willing to help. We love that our kids are attending a school that loves Jesus and shows grace as He would. We highly recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent

May 19, 2015
EDCS is an awesome place....What more could one ask for wit a faith based, great moral teaching school. My child gets to grow academically while getting to build her relationship with God. I am so thankful for all that the school does for the students. We are there to stay!

- submitted by a parent

February 04, 2015
Our children have been at EDCS for several years. Early on we were fairly pleased. We soon learned that EDCS is not all that they claim to be. They do not have the ability, training or resources to teach children with any type of learning challenges. Reading intervention does not exist at this school. Their answer to everything is private tutoring and/or to charge your family additional fees on top of the tuition so that your child can receive intervention services. Classes sometimes have less than 15 children to a classroom yet last year the teachers were requesting parents to volunteer to grade seat work for the children. Papers were graded incorrectly so this was stopped. The teachers complain that the academic requirements give them zero extra time to spend with the children that need a little extra assistance. What on earth would these teachers do if they taught in a classroom with 30 children? We are completely dissatisfied with the school and their lack of resources, training and method of teaching our future leaders.

- submitted by a parent

April 28, 2014
They are so behind public school kids academically. On my first day of public school I was so lost. It was so weird to have freedom. At EDCS I never got help from the principal with problems like bullying. I had too much homework and now I have none. Glad I switched and I never want to go back.

- submitted by a community member

April 11, 2014
Administrators seem legalistic/ follow the letter more than the spirit of the law. Not very adaptable to parent and student input....academically, not very good that one teacher covers all of one subject for 4 or 5 grades-- if that teacher is inferior, the child will have 4-5 years with that subject poorly taught...

- submitted by a parent

November 07, 2012
Initially, we thought this was a great school because the christian and/or Biblical principles were consistent with what our child is taught at home and at church. However, after being there for several years, we realized our child was not getting the level of "teaching" considering we were paying tuition. The administration is also rather closed minded in they way things are done. We feel that our child is getting a much better education and experience(s) in public school. The teachers actually teach instead of pushing tons of papers. Our other child will not be attending this school.

- submitted by a parent

July 07, 2011
My son went to EDCS from 4th grade to 8th grade. The junior high math program needs revamping along with the teachers. Majority of students are not ready for high school math. Teachers have prayer and devotion every morning but still do not like to speak to parents in the hallway. Administration only wants the parents to do fundraising without any input. High school students are intermingled with elementary students and treated the same. No junior high proms. No recognition for 8th grade students other than a 30 second congrats at the tail end of the end of year awards ceremony. More emphasis put on the upcoming senior class that will be graduating 2012 than the 8th grade graduates. Teachers need to be instructed how to be fair to all students. If your child is going to stay at EDCS until 12th grade, fine. However, if they are going to go somewhere else for high school, they will not be able to relate to the other kids because they will not know what to do when they are allowed some freedoms. Hopefully for 2011-2012 year, with the new PTO, parents will now have a voice. Before now, EDCS did not want to listen to the parents only receive money. Would not recommend.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
December 16, 2009
I love the curriculum and most of the staff are great. My kids have grown up in the school and we have had a few minor problems. The fundraising does get old but I know it happens at every private school. They have big plans for the school, but due to space limitations I don't know how possible those plans are. I wish the administrators didn't let there politics seep out into some of the decisions they have made that reflect in a very negative light. Not every Christian is a Conservative and they need to remember this when dealing with a very diverse student body. I will not say they are racist, but some of the decisions made in the past may be viewed as such, which is very unfortunate, because the staff for the most part genuinely care about the students. Great value for the quality of education.

- submitted by a parent

October 17, 2008
My child attended EDCS. The school is always asking for money for El Salvador (principle's home). The teachers and administration requires diversity training. The curriculum is good. The afterschool program is overseen by people who obviously have no child development and education experience. Child care has no tutoring, or structure, and it doesn't allow the kids to have fun.

- submitted by a parent

October 02, 2008
Terrible school with racist closed minded nasty teachers and staff. The principal/pastor is a very rude man.

- submitted by a parent

August 07, 2008
East Dayton is a wonderful school that is loving and caring. My daughter has had a wonderful experience there. The school seems to be evolving, growing and changing every year, for the better. Academically, I could not ask for more. The school does have a very strict discipline policy but I think that is a reason they are able to get through so much material and jump ahead of public school. It does cost money to send your child to any private school but, compared to other schools in the area, it's very reasonably priced, affordable and worth every penny! And their before and after school care is very reasonably priced.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
June 20, 2008
A very disappointing experience with this school. The learning success of our student was very poor and the Christian values low. (This is a Christian school). It's a kind of 'Do as I say, not as I do' rhetoric. The studies are intense, challenging, and competitive, but in bad spirit. It's accelerated learning program is not accurate. The school community is very poor. The easy access to the curriculum is abused by many parents and this behaviour is not stifled by administration and teachers. The math and english program was not successfully implemented by the teachers to ensure a good quality education was achieved in the end. The result was deterioration of my childs success. Would never recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent

February 12, 2008
A very nice small school environment. Teachers are VERY involved and my child loves going everyday. The work she brings home is excellent and well rounded. She is reading already at only 1/2 way through Kindergarden. Could use more extra curriculars for the older kids. Safty has never been a concern.

- submitted by a parent

November 13, 2007
Our son is a graduate of East Dayton Christian School, and we know we made the right decision by sending him there! He received a first-rate education and he developed a strong moral foundation as a result. While the extracurricular programs are limited (primarily due to financial constraints), he and his friends were never without options to keep them entertained. The computer lab is top-notch, the teachers feel a personal commitment to the students and their parents, and the administration takes a strong stand on issues of safety and integrity. As parents who consider spiritual and academic growth to be priorities, East Dayton Christian School gets our vote!

- submitted by a teacher

August 19, 2007
From a students perspective for going there for 9 years, I will tell you my thoughts. All the way up to 5th grade everything was great. But when you get to 5-8th grade everybody treats you way differently. They are more strict, don't care about you as much, and they are just all around meaner. You get in trouble for every single thing you do. The teachers really just seem to not care. My advice, dont come to this school in the 5-6 and junior high! p.s. They do not have good activities for you to do. And they dont really care about the activities either.

- submitted by a student
no rating
August 14, 2007
Great school. Offers diversity and a well executed cirriculum. My child went to a Beavercreek public school and switched to EDCS and although EDCS is more demanding she refused an offer to switch back. The teachers demanded more so she exceled and made the honor roll all six quarters of the school year. Parents are involved and certain behavior is not accepted, which leads to a more pleasant learning environment for all the students. This school is a blessing and instills/reinforces Christian values and just plain common decency. Better yet, they pre-order all school supplies by grade and have them delivered to the school before the first week of school. So every child has the exact same items based upon the teachers preference and no more school supply shopping!

- submitted by a parent

January 11, 2007
Academic wise, it's the greatest. The school don't have much extra curiculum, but it's an excellent school. Very strict, but we like it. My kids have been attending this school since kinder.

- submitted by a parent

June 10, 2006
Small classes- teachers care about the students , spend extra time with individuals, discipine is loving , but firm .Basic instruction with high level expected . Also offers a fine music program , arts and theatre .Highly recommend !

- submitted by a teacher

May 12, 2006
My daughter attended EDCS for Kindergarten and First grades. She loved the school and teachers. I loved the balance of spiritual and academic learning as well as the structure my daughter needed to keep her focused.

- submitted by a parent

January 03, 2006
My children have been attending EDCS for several years. Overall, its a great school with a very aggressive curriculum. Parent involvement is key. It is expensive and there are many funding raisdrs to contend with. There are some strict policies regarding the school uniform make up but nothing that can't be lived with. Consideration should be given to the working parents when scheduling so many meeting, services, parties or programs. Often times, its just too difficult to attend short of upsetting the children.

- submitted by a parent

December 12, 2005
Our DD attended here for 1st grade. It is a very well-run school with an excellent curriculum. The staff is very organized and teachers are loving. The school is very strict and their rules may be too harsh for some parents (no corporal punishment, though). I recommend this school and would send my DD back if we still lived there!

- submitted by a parent

August 19, 2005
My child is entering the 7th grade. He started Kindergarten at EDCS. Overall I am pleased with the curriculum. My son has excelled accademically but his social abilities are stagnate. I feel they need to be a little more compassionate towards the kids and stop demanding more money from us. It is very expensive to attend and we should not have to pay for all the extras. Give us a break.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 05, 2005
East Dayton Christian is a school wear, the programs offered ie music, sports, are geared toward parents who are school workers, military employees, or homemakers. Other working parents have a difficult time with the schedule for after school activities. Most parents involved, if not all, are parents whos work task falls in one of the above mentioned catagories. Some of those parents, due to their unfriendly, uncaring attitude, should not be working with children. Administration is aware of this and does nothing to change it. The Administration needs to clean house.

- submitted by a parent

April 23, 2005
Teachers are loving and caring. Curriculum is challenging. Not enough extras. Principal allows too much interferrence from parents. Teachers are treated with little or no respect by administration. Students are not held accountable for there behavior or studies. This is not the atmosphere I would expect from a Christian school. My children are going elsewhere next year. Disappointed Parent

- submitted by a parent

November 12, 2004
I went to EDCS for 9 years. I grew up there and if someone needs to hear a review why not from a students perspective. I loved it there. I went from EDCS to a public high school and I am greatful for the education and values I learned from EDCS. It is an amazing school and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a school who cares not only for your education but for the well being of your child and family.

- submitted by a student

July 12, 2004
East Dayton has been a light in the darkness. Living within Dayton city school limits, it was tough to find a school that excelled. Dayton didn't have it, so we were forced to look for private education. After looking into 4 schools, we knew instantly that this was the one! ABEKA resources provide a solid foundation. My oldest daugher is 2 grades ahead of her peers in public school! The teachers are kind, thoughtful. The school works as a team. I love the Christian programs, sense of missions and raising awareness for needy people. The Bible classes are excellent and as a result, my children have learned scripture each week that I can honestly say probably wouldn't have happened at home.

- submitted by a parent

June 17, 2004
My children attend EDCS. It has been a wonderful experience. The school is very dedicated to ensure that none of their students slip through the cracks. The education, christian affirmation and moral instruction are a great relief to today concepts of education. Here a child has true value and is shown the respect that our society has forgotten. I thank God for the opportunity that this school provides.

- submitted by a parent

February 23, 2004
I think East Dayton Christian is a alrigt school, but some changes need to be made, as in all school, there is no perfect school. Pray for EDC. My son attended for 6 years. He don't seem to be no farther ahead of the public schools. I thought there would be a difference. The only difference is the Word of God being mention, and now we pray at home with our child before he goes to public school each day.

- submitted by a parent

February 21, 2004
I love that this school wears uniforms. The student body has a great mix of ethnic backgrounds. Great ABEKA curriculum. Our family was blessed with this school. Teresa Visser

- submitted by a parent
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Our students receive an excellent foundation is all academic areas. In addition to a Spanish and Friench teacher for high school, students learn the Rosetta Spanish/French program in the computer lab in 6th - 8th grades. Technology classes are offered in Visual Design, Web design. Water Robotics program through Sinclair Community College is offered at EDCS.

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East Dayton Christian School
999 Spinning Rd, Dayton, OH  45431
(937) 252-5400
Last modified East Dayton Christian School is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
East Dayton Christian School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 55 reviews. Top