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Clarksville Christian School5
Posted March 02, 2015
- a parent
This is our 2nd year at CCS and we love it! When we searched for a private school the most important thing that caught our attention about CCS is that ANY Christian is welcome and loved and the smaller classroom settings. The faculty and staff show care and concern with every child. PAC (Parent Action Commitee aka PTA) is an energetic group helping the school in several matters that include the book fair, box tops, decorating the halls to donating money for needed supplies and always welcomes extra hands. My child has blossomed in this school and enjoys going to school. The classrooms are small in numbers which will give your child a better chance for the one on one that they may need. No school is perfect but CCS works hard to be as close as possible.
We are in the middle of our 2nd year at this school. We were pleased last year (2 in elementary and 1 in pre-K) and were disappointed to hear that one of our teachers wasn't asked back. This was disappointing and confusing. I have yet to see if any of the suggestions I gave in the end of year survey are even being considered, which is also disappointing. The PTA is great and has great leadership, the front staff is wonderful and so far the teachers have been wonderful and very good with communication. So far we haven't seen any introduction of the Church of Christ doctrine, which I appreciate since we were told this was a non-denomination Christian School. I do not have any children with special needs, so I can't speak for that, but I have had a child needing accommodations and that have been very successful. With the options available in Clarksville, this is a great school.
I have two children and have been at Clarksville Christian for several years. We have seen the school grow and blossom from a small school with only a few grades to a school that serves the full spectrum from PreK through 12th grade. The faculty and staff are caring, and weave Christianity into all that they do. It is obvious that my children (and all students) are loved. Principal Binkley has an open-door policy, and the PTA group there is very active. We are excited about the new addition of upper school classrooms, gymnasium, and cafeteria. We are looking forward to another great year!
Not impressed at all with this school. We have been both at private Christian schools in the past and the public system, Clarksville Christian to us felt more as a public school with small classrooms. Bible classes were a part o the curriculum and the dress code were up to standards, however, the staff conduct when dealing with the children lacked Christian maturity.
We have been a member of the Clarksville Christian School family for several years and we love it! We have seen the school receive it's accreditation and hire the best teachers around. The school is small enough that I've gotten to know kids from all the grade levels, not just the ones in my kids class. The kids, teachers and administration are amazing! I would highly recommend this school to anyone looking for a solid Christian foundation for their children.
Clarksville Christian School is a great learning environment for my children. The class sizes are small, the atmosphere is loving, caring and God honoring. The students are friendly and welcoming. The teachers really care about their students and use many different techniques to help reach all the students in their classes. My children are teenagers and I have never seen a better group of teens than the ones at CCS, not even in our church. They offer clubs and sports that give students a chance to get involved with the school. We are proud to be part of the CCS family.
This school claims to be a non-discrimination school, but it is run in accordance with the Church of Christ. Girls are not allowed to pray at the school which if I would have known never would have sent my child there. There are a few good teachers there, but the bad ones are terrible. you are rolling the dice with this school.
Our son attended public school K-5 grade. He did well and made good grades. We did our homework on available options and chose to start his 6th grade year at Clarksville Christian School. We have not been disappointed. The principal, teachers, staff, and other parents know him by name...all teachers, not just his. We like that and he feels good about his school. We like to see his supply list and see that a Bible is required and expexted. All choices and decisions seem to have Christ written all over them. We do not attend Church of Christ, but we love the school. The school is Christian based, and all denominations seem to be represented. Our son is learning as a Christian and acting as a Christian. What else could you ask for in a young person's life?
CCS really cares about people! I am so happy that my child is taught from a Christian view and is encouraged to help and respect everyone. Again this year CCS is supporting The Well. Monthly food donations are collected and students help stock the pantry for those in need in Clarksville. I see Christ living in the students, faculty, and staff.
Don't be surprised if they tell you that they think your child might have adhd. I knew mine did not and so did his doctor. I was always very polite about it and did let them know that his doctor said he had no adhd and is very advanced. We left the school and went back into the public school system and he makes straight A's, never a disturbance, and in a program for gifted students. We are a Christian family and I normally would not leave a negative review but it was a difficult experience for us.