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All three of my children received a solid Spiritual and Academic foundation from Cedar Grove Christian Academy. We thank the Lord for the outstanding teachers, loving atmosphere and excellent program that has all been a part of the Academy years. They are now all on to high school and college and have been the foundation needed to excel.
April 21, 2015

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Amount of homework: Disagree


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The homework is not challenging for the grade level.



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This school has teachers who are very discouraging towards African American children who are intelligent. There is a subtle and also not so subtle stressing for them to be average. The school is not academically up to par with other schools that I have visited in the Philadelphia area. Yes they stress the Christian faith but many of the staff are not Christ-like in manner. In addition although they stress Christ, being ahead academically must also be the focus. It appears that many of the teachers and teachers assistants have been there for years and are just moving along mechanically and that is not acceptable when dealing with kids. Lastly the jealous racial overtones when the teachers are questioned by the parents is unacceptable.




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Experienced some racist situations last year... New school year has started already experiencing the same thing. If your child is smart be prepared for the teachers to try to discourage them. You will definitely have to be your child's advocate here. For this to be a Christian school I would hope to see that lifestyle exemplified...If there were better public schools in the area my child would not go here. Thankfully my child KNOWS she can excel and nobody, as long as Christ is in her life, will be able to make her believe differently...everything else about the school is average.

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All three of my children received a solid Spiritual and Academic foundation from Cedar Grove Christian Academy. We thank the Lord for the outstanding teachers, loving atmosphere and excellent program that has all been a part of the Academy years. They are now all on to high school and college and have been the foundation needed to excel.
Posted April 21, 2015



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Both of my children started here in nursery school. They have both since graduated and went on to two of the best schools in the city (4 years apart). They loved this school, we all did. The adults genuinely loved the kids, even the office ladies knew each child by name and the parents. I can not say enough good things about this school, its teachers and its administration. It is a family atmosphere, everyone knows everybody name. The teachers know mostly every child in the school by name. I would venture to say that this one of the best private schools in the city if not the state. My kids often go back to visit and say hello. Very warm memories in regards to Cedar Grove. If I ever come across a large sum of money, CGCA will definitely get a nice donation.




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Academically sound, spiritually growing, great sports program, Various outlets for students involved in the fine arts. - Pre-school through 8th grade.



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My son has been attending CedarGrove since pre-k, he has been doing so well. The teachers are very imformative about the cirriculum, the school is very spiritual, the children are well mannered. My son will be entering the 3rd grade in Sept. he is well prepare for the grade. The entire staff starting at the office is professionally pleasant, they have no problem helping you. So far all of his teachers from pre-k thru 2nd grade has been great. I pray that he will continue to have great teachers.



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My son is coming to the end of his first year at Cedar Grove and it has been a wonderful year. He should have been in 2nd grade this year but coming from a public school there were some basic reading skills he was lacking that were made apparent when he was tested at the beginning of the year. I can definitely say that he has grown in leaps and bounds academically. His teacher is so encouraging and willing to assist in anything we need. And for the first time since he began daycare and school my son tells me how much he loves the school and his teachers. Whats more is two of his teachers were my mentors at a christian camp when I was in high school. It is also amazing to see the teachers pray with the students and over the loudspeakers every morning. The environment is very peaceful also and the kids are great. We did have some issues with behavior on the bus. But once they addressed it there have been no more problems. All in all I think Cedar Grove offers a great spiritual foundation and they have a caring staff that are genuinely concerned about the educational developement of the kids.




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This is a wonderful Christian school and my son loves it there. However, I believe that the faculty needs to add more updated tools and resources to their curriculum. My son has attended the school for four years and is presently in Middle school and I am not happy with his knowledge base of significant historical events, current political and economical events in our country and a broader perspective of different cultures and their backgrounds although the school contains a diverse group of students from multi ethnic backgrounds. Although the school provides a great Christian foundation for their students and offer a wide variety of extracurricular activities, it needs to take a serious look at revising its academic cirriculum to better prepare its students to compete against other students in our communities and nation.



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Oh!!!!! I love this school!!!! The teachers are wonderful the students are so fun and loving!!!! I've been in Cedar Grove for 9 years and I'm in 8th grade. I will miss everyone at Cedar Grove and I HIGHLY recommend this school to all God-loving students in Philadelphia!

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