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Gresham, OR
Students enrolled: 296

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Po Box 2128
Gresham, OR 97030

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(503) 661-5632
(503) 907-5827
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May 21, 2014
The year started out good but after a couple disagreements with staff my kids were nervous about returning.. They could improve in being respectful to parents.. The talk with most of us parents that are leaving this year is that if you have money or are with the 'in' crowd you'll be treated great. If not you won't be given the time of day by the principals. Most of the teachers are really good through. As long as you don't have any problems in the year it's a decent school. We wouldn't go back.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2014
This school has given our kids an amazing start to their education! Im so glad we were able to start them there at 3 years old (in preschool) and now they are so ahead of other kids their age who go to public school. The school is so well organized and I love how secure their pickup/drop off procedure is. We love that our kids' friends are like-minded christians and class sizes are small (around 15 kids). The teachers are so friendly and always willing to talk with you about your child's progress. Parent involvement is VERY encouraged. We are thrilled that our 5 year old is reading, doing basic math, telling time, sign language (alphabet, colors and family members) and some spanish. Our kids always look forward to school each week and NEVER dread going. On top of all that, this school has given them a positive outlook on learning!

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2014
Our experience at the Phonics Phactory was very negative. It felt very clique-y among both families and staff. So many of the staff were related (principal who was also the owner married to preschool teacher, who also employed their daughter and daughter in law...), so there was no real neutral party to listen to concerns or to give unbiased feedback. Since the couple who built the school also worked there, I don't believe that they were effective at separating business from the needs of the students. It felt like a business and interactions with Mr. Mayer were extremely awkward and unfriendly. We found there to be a lot of hidden fees beyond the cost of tuition that made it less affordable than it originally appeared. Yes, the class sizes were small, but that didn't translate to our child receiving a lot of attention or care and concern. Our experience (and we tried it for more than one year) felt more like a business transaction than the fostering of academic, moral, and spiritual growth in our child. It is even more apparent now that we have moved on to a school where the caring and concern for the children is so evident, with true Godly people and families.

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2013
Excellent school, focused on learning, and self direction. It does require parental help and input. Small class sizes lend to one on one attention. The preschool is outstanding. With teachers who care about their students and their success.

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2013
Our son started going to school at Phonics Phactory in 2006 as a preschooler. He recieved one on one instruction every day. He learned about God, honesty, and values. He was pushed to his true potential, and really loved his teachers, but most of all, he had fun learning! He is now a fifth grader at this school and is excelling in every subject. The founders of this school truly care about the children and they instill life skills. Our family truly loves this school!

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2013
Our three children have developed a love for learning through Phonics Phactory. Our first child attended a different Preschool and the experience was as if he was being babysat, not taught. At Phonics Phactory our children began learning tools for success in the classroom and for life!

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2013
We love this school. Our children have loved every one of their teachers. They not only give them a fabulous education, but prepare them for life. I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2013
This was my sons first school experience and from the start we had problems with him acting out almost as if he was the class clown. The more we disciplined him at home the worse the behavior was at school and he was asked to leave. I never imagined that they would give up on a five year old, they even recommend medical treatment! Worse than that they ruined my child's disposition on school, his feelings are hurt and he doesn't want to go to preschool again.

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2012
Great school. Great staff. I just wish that I had found them earlier. I homeschool three of my four kids for six years before enrolling at Phonics Phactory. I am a christian, my husband is not. I have found this to be a great place and a very welcoming environment for all of us. The time we spent here has been well worth every penny and the results prove it.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2012
I'm a student at MMU, the Middle University part of Phonics Phactory. I went to Phonics Phactory in Preschool-First grade and loved it, my family moved and the budget got tight so I transferred into a public school from Second grade-Sixth. The difference is unbleievable. Phonics Phactory has the ability to provide a strong faith-centered foundation and the teachers are awesome. And of course the 3 day weeks makes it all the better. The workload can get overwhelming IF you don't know how to manage it, but they do provide the skills to learn how to do this as well. I love it.

- submitted by a community member
April 22, 2011
Outstanding academics! Unique approach to learning, allowing the parents a significant level of involvement but still allowing for a structured school environment. Love that the children are also taught Greatness Phactors that apply manners/morals to everyday life. Phonics Phactory Christian School gives children keys to their foundation for success in academics AND life - which seems to be rare anymore.

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2011
Very disappointed in the lack of communication. You better be part of their inner circle or you will be cast aside. Children are not the priority. They seem burned out. There are many better schools on the Eastside and ones that won't shove their beliefs down your throat.

- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2010
Truly the best private school on the Eastside! Excellent leadership, communication and focus on education. They are very reasonably priced for a private school, especially for how much your child will gain. Our daughter's self esteem soared and her confidence increased! We started her in Kindergarten and moved and she went to public school for one year. Talk about a nightmare! I mean the public school class had 32 children and one very stressed out teacher. Compare to her class at the Phonics Phactory has 15 students (3rd grade!) and 1 very happy and educated teacher! The uniforms are great because it eliminates the need to compete w/ wardrobe and what is cool or popular. Instead the focus is on learning! We could not recommend a better or more thought out school!

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2010
The Phonics Phactory has provided a great education for our children. The teachers are well qualified and provide a nurturing as well as challenging academic environment. We have learned to manage our time well to complete the homework, and that is a valuable life skill for each of us to have. We appreciate the excellent education our children are receiving at the Phonics Phactory.

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2009
This is my sons first year at Phonics Phactory. I am very impressed thus far. I love the small community feel of the school and I think the parental involvement is great! My son and I love his teacher as well and he is learning so much!

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2009
I think Phonics Phactory is a great alternative for a Christian. The people here are amazing, and I wish I didn't have to leave this year. I've gone here all my life. Because of this school, Middle school is my favorite time of my life. The teachers are the best! It may be expensive, but it's WORTH IT. You learn stuff here that you will NEVER forget. EVER.

- submitted by a student
October 07, 2009
Contray to what they advertise, Phonics Phactory is not very affordable. Especially now with all of the home school co-ops and charter schools that are super cheap or free! If you break down the cost by days and hours in the classroom, plus add in the cost of the required 'designer' labeled uniform, you are better off paying slightly more for a five day a week school.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2009
I think this school places too much pressure on the students and their parents. If your child is normal and learns at a normal learning pace, then this school is not for you. The school claims their program is two years ahead of public school. What is the point of pushing your child to be ahead by two years?

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November 17, 2008
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August 25, 2008
This school is not for everyone, but we love it! We have a two boys going into second and fourth grade. They have went since preschool. They have excelled academically and have learned respect, discipline, and the good results of working hard. They've went to the M&M (memory madness) Bible class after school and have learned a lot from this. They are happy here and so are we.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2008
Phonics Phactory is committed to quality education at an affordable price. My kids are in 4th grade and PreK. It is a great fit for our family. By spending three days per week at school and two days per week in homeschool activites I feel we get the best of both worlds. If you are looking for quality Christain education Phonics Phactory with deliver.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2008
My son is still young but his attitude has had a drastic improvement. He loves his teacher and his school. He is still young, so when he comes home and knows the sound of his letters at the age of three that blows me away. I do have to say that the last two comments are a little harsh and there has to be more to these stories than what is written. I have NEVER felt anything but warmth taking my son and dropping him off. I do believe that they are a bit costly even for pre-school but thing could be worse, he could be in public school. I have no idea how I will feel when my son reaches 1st grade, but for now he is happy, expensive or not his happiness is all that matters to me.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2008
My family has been a part of the Phonics Phactory from the beginning, it makes us so hurt to see the direction that they have chosen to take. A very black and white way of learning, and a cold feeling from the staff. We have chosen to move on. Good luck!

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March 05, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2008
We left the school because they are so focused on the money end of things (since buying their own building) that the focus on the kids/families is on the back burner. We went there for several year with three of our children. I believe they are great for preschool and even kindergarten---but older than that it's so expensive, they try to run out every day families who simply want a good education and safe experience for their children. They have a high teacher/staff turnover----that says alot and it's not good. It's tough because kids get so attached----and then you sign them up again and the teachers are gone! Each year there are new rules and new expenses---it's simply not fair!! It's sad!

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2008
All four of my kids go here. They range in age from pre-school to 5th grade. I absolutely love all of the teachers, and my kids adore them as well. The students are taught at an accelerated rate and are significantly ahead of their peers outside the school. The class sizes are low so each student gets one on one attention. I would highly recommend this school to anyone who wants an excellent education for their children.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2008
I love that this is a christian school with solid biblical values. My granddaughter will not have to be exposed to issues that I am not ready for her to be introduced to. Love the staff and the academics are awesome.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2008
I disagree, my son is in the 4th grade at the phonics phactory. i do not see the leadership is apparent and the head of the skill is letting the overall aspects go by the way side. This could be a great school but at the current time I feel it is being misinterpeted by leadership. If considering this school be prepared it may not be want is represented.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2007
I am so glad to of found such a wonderful school for my child. The academics are approx. 2 grade levels above public education and my child can speak Spanish and reads at the age of 5.

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2006
The school has a very family oriented environment. Parents are expected to take an active role in learning. I love this! Parents showing an active role in their education is so encouraging to children. Yes it is time comsuming and I do work full time, but what better way to spend you free time than helping in your childs education. I love the administrators of the school and how much they care for every students education! Teachers go above and beyond! My daughter is way ahead of other children her age because she loves to learn and comes home excited every day!

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Mondays and Fridays are homeschool days for reinforcement teaching with work that is assigned by the teacher. This is required work time and does require parent involvement.


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The Phonics Phactory
Po Box 2128, Gresham, OR  97030
(503) 661-5632
Last modified The Phonics Phactory is a Private school that serves grades PK-9
The Phonics Phactory Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top