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Nittany Christian School

Private | PK-8 | 74 students

We are best known for classical Christian education.

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $228,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $880.

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Posted January 1, 2014

I liked the school until the new principal came..he totally changed everything. We used to have really experienced teachers and then a bunch of them quit and he hired teachers that were young and fresh out of college which was not a very smart choice. Lots of teacher come and go at this school which is unfortunate. When I was in 6th and 7th grade one teacher accused me of many things I did not do. Also, she was harsh toward the other kids. She also did not teach Math very well. I basically had to teach myself Pre-Algebra and that did not go well. Things before the current principal were a lot better than they are now...


Posted February 24, 2011

My son attends here and loves to come to school each day! He jumps out of bed and is excited every day for school. The teachers are so loving and truly want the best for my son. It is amazing. We LOVE this school!
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Posted February 6, 2011

We moved to State College in part for their reputation of having an excellent public school system, then decided to enroll our children in Nittany Christian based on location, Christian values, and friends' recommendations. We've been impressed with the level of education, and more importantly the love and caring the staff shows to our children. It is also wonderful to watch them grow their love for Christ, and to have Him at the center of their lives. NCS has been an education beyond our expectations!
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Posted April 19, 2008

While this school offers great academic advantages and afterschool activities/sports it is only for the average, typical child. As this is a private school it does not have the resources to help special needs children. I know of multiplle parents at this school who were not advised to have their children tested until the later grades, when they should have been tested and diagnosed at much earlier time periods. While the school's 'we can help ever individual student in their own way' seems to be a nice thought, the reality is these kids didn't get the help they needed early enough. There are multiple teachers on staff who are fairly new to teaching and have some great ideas, but lack the experience needed to deal with problems as they arise. The principal is a good-hearted Christian, but often gives too much lead to the students in discipline issues.
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Posted August 1, 2007

My own children attend NCS in the lower grades and I can't say enough wonderful things about the individual student care and compassion shown at this school. NCS's music (shows for parents and friends throughout the year and weekly classes), fine art (annual art show and contest, weekly classes), sports (including fencing, track, soccer, and more) are offered through NCS every year to students who keep a minimum GPA. Parents of the PTF (Parent teacher fellowship) are in love with not only the students, but with the staff at NCS as well. They recognize the effort it takes to make sure each student is living to his/her fullest potential in the school, world, and Christian faith. I would recommend NCS!
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Posted April 23, 2004

My children attend Nittany Christian, and we are so happy with the school. It's a good feeling knowing that we are sending our children to a school with such a positive atmosphere. The teachers are so good at keeping in touch with parents. My sons love this school and wouldn't consider going anywhere else. If you desire a quality education in a christian environment, this is the place for you.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 74% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 18% 3%
Black 3% 15%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Hispanic 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Foreign languages spoken by school staff Korean
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Special education / special needs

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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Korean

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Anthony P. Wilson
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian
Associations
  • ACSI
Fax number
  • (814) 234-5632

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Latin

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Korean
Extra learning resources offered
  • Remediation
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer
  • Library
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Fencing
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Fencing
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Drama

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  • Yearbook
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  • Nittany Christian School is a Biblically-based Christian school with a great academic program. We provide a safe and nurturing environment where children are loved and where children learn. Our smaller classroom sizes allow for individual attention and support from our excellent faculty. We welcome and encourage family involvement.
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Grace Prep High School
State College Area School District
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1221 West Whitehall Road
State College, PA 16801
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Phone: (814) 234-5652

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