Thank you so much Mrs. McWright for all that you do. You are great with making the students feel comfortable asking questions in class when they don't understand something. You are always willing to take the extra time. You are a great encourager and a wonderful teacher !!
NCS has high expectations from their students as well as their teachers. Our son was really struggling in a particular area in class. I received an email from the teacher informing me of his struggles. She wanted us as well as our son,to know that she was proud of his work ethic and determination. She stated that she knew he was working really hard and didn't want him to give up. That she knew with a little extra help, he would get it. With that encouragement from his teacher, he was even more determined to do his best, because she believed in him.
Every year, the school has a day set aside for community service. I think it's wonderful that they include all the school grades, not just the upper level. I love that they encourage students to take time out to help others and no matter how old or young you are, you can make a difference.
Over all, we have had a great experience at NCS. Our oldest child is in his third year at NCS, and our second child is in their second year. After our oldest completed his first year, our daughter asked if she could go ahead and attend NCS the next year. She stated that she wanted to be in the same learning atmosphere as her brother. After her first week at NCS, she stated that she didn't want to go back to her old school, that she loved NCS!!
We are starting our second year at NCS and could not be more pleased. All three of our children are known and loved by faculty and staff. They are challenged and pushed to work hard everyday. NCS may not have the newest facilities in town, however, I challenge you to find another school that will be more supportive during the most formative years.
Our kindergartener is loving school. She is learning through play and small group instruction. Teachers in other grades are already taking an interest in her and she is looking forward to chapel tomorrow morning. It feels good to know that the teachers build her up and model what it looks like to be a light for God everyday.
The schools policies create a big problem amongst parents and students alike. For example their cell phone policy is outrageous, first time offense (having it out in class) constitutes a 5 day confiscation of the phone. If it's on a Friday they keep it OVER the weekend until the next Thursday, they bear no sympathy for anyone who tries to retrieve the phone. If I was a young parent this would be an automatic NO for me.
Overall we're very pleased with NCS. It's the big picture you must consider in addition to, this is a CHRISTIAN school. Some attend because this is a more affordable private (as compared to others in the area) or because the public system is so awful. Still, the focus here is on growing strong Christians and that's very evident in our child's behavior. Like in public school during the 2013-14 year we experienced a not-so pleasant environment. Yes NCS has disruptive children, some average teachers and probably not the best facilities in Nashville but again, it's the big picture which we support. Their athletic department is VERY strong and evident in the college recruiting efforts. I would tend to believe some who've had difficult experiences either (a) didn't research the school, (b) don't value a Christian school or (c) would probably have issues no matter where they attend. We've enrolled in again for Middle School and looking forward to being apart of the NCS family and growing along with them.
This is our second year at NCS. I have a student in High School and in Middle School. Nashville Christian has given our children an opportunity to learn and grow not just in an academic setting, but spiritually, athletically, and through extra-curricular activities. We have seen first hand how teachers at NCS invest in our children s lives. The teachers, staff and coaches have all been supportive, encouraging, available, understanding and kind. I believe Nashville Christian will help prepare my kids for college and most importantly give them a foundation for helping and serving others.