My husband and I chose Rivergate when our oldest boy was ready to go to school because of the great things we heard about the 1st and 2nd grade teacher, Mr. Smith. We felt it was so important to start the early school years right and we thought it would be a good fit for our children. We were so right! We see the advantage of superior teaching! We feel very blessed to have this close knit community of teachers, students and families with the common goal of providing our children a Christian education. One thing I would like to see improved is a more comprehensive music program with properly trained choir and band/orchestra musicians. I realize budget is an issue so I am grateful for the opportunities they do provide. Overall, we are very pleased with Rivergate as a school.
We have been absolutely thrilled with Rivergate Adventist. The teachers and staff are fantastic. Small class sizes, lots of great activities and a very nurturing environment.
Rivergate Adventist Elementary. We are so pleased with this school. The parent involvement is phenomenal, and the teachers are amazing! It seems that everyone we come in contact with is loving and genuinely cares about the students at the school as well as their families. We feel very supported and cared for at this school. When comparing what our daughter has learned with other children her age that are at other schools, we are finding that our daughter is learning things that are way beyond what other kids are learning. We have been at another Adventist school before this one, and have found this one to be much more loving and supportive than the last one. There is not much that could be improved upon at Rivergate. The building is a bit old and could use some updating, but this is really not a big deal. The biggest thing my husband feel that could be improved is the PE program. It seems that the PE teacher is not up to date with current ways of teaching PE. Other than this, we absolutely love the school!
Sending my son to Rivergate was the best decision I could have made for him! He came last year in the 3rd grade and improved in every area. His attitude improved, he has straight A's, and he loves bible study! Ms. Smith is a fabulous teacher! I couldn'the be happier with River gate and intend to keep my son here all the way through=)
Rivergate is awesome in so many ways, the 1/2 and 4th grade teachers are a God send. We have had so many problems in the 5th grade, my daughter cried much of the year, and sadly may have to repeat that nightmare all over again. How can my child fail when paying this kind of money? Sorry, other than that I love it. Parent involvement is superior but I don't see enough going on with the Principal to give a review on him.
Rivergate Adventist is a christ centered school that lives what they advertise. As a parent of a second grader, I was amazed by the level of staff commitment and excellence of the instruction my son recieved while attending this year. Sharilyn Smith, the second-third grade teacher, was a godsend to my child. Anyone looking for an investment in their childs future, need look no farther. Rivergate Adventist a place where your child will be loved, instructed in academic excellence, and have fun. God Bless!!!
We just completed our third year at Rivergate. It's a great school with a down-home, safe, and efficient vibe; nice community of attending families. Sports and curriculum seem solid. Could use some updating with technology programs and the literature/ arts.
I love this school for my kids, I have 2 kids attending it. Harray for Mr Smith, grade 1&2 teacher!! He is the best teacher-- God Bless!
I love all the teachers, and appreciate how much of their time they give to the children. I do agree with one of the other parents about the office staff. Sometimes great and other times not so great. Depends on the day I guess. I do love all of them though. The principal seems to care for the overall progress of the school and deals fairly when their is an incident to respond to.
I wish the teachers/facualty/staff cared if a child was leaving/having problems. I had a child with a problem, we pulled him out of the school. Not one call, letter or nod of the head from anyone regarding the situation. Comings and goings seem to not be cared about. This came full circle, when we attend Camp Meeting and my child saw old friends and faculty. Not one person said they wished he was back. WWJD! It made me sad to know he felt unwanted in a christian setting. Our other child is very happy and healthy at Rivergate. Grades are high and attitude is great. Just a differant personality from our other child.
The pre-school at Rivergate is amazing, full of learning and fun. The pre-school teachers are very friendly. The prices are very reasonable, especially considering the level of care my child received. The teacher is leaving this year, but I'm sure the quality of the program will stay. However I did not have as good of an experience when dealing with the administration at the School, I felt it was unorganized, and I was treated rudely.
This school has been extraordinary for my children. The school provides a structured, safe and loving environment. The staff (from the front office to the teachers to the latchkey staff) have shown a sincere dedication to ensuring a healthy opportunity for my children to grow academically, emotionally and spiritually. The students are offered healthy, vegetarian meals that are prepared daily. I have complete confidence in and appreciation for the staff at Rivergate.
The leadership at this school has major problems. The office personal need to learn better PR. I was always treated with rudeness and disrespect from the school secretary. The 2, 3, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th grade teachers are wonderful and true examples of true Christianity.
This school is exactly what we were looking for. It is small and offers more than larger schools. THe 4th grade teacher is FABULOUS, she cares and actually hugs the students and gets excited about teaching. I appreciate the cleanliness also.
The school would benefit from a different leadership than is currently in place. However, parental involvement is outstanding. When my daughters attended, safety was never an issue, but use of funding was questionable.
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