My son has attended Liberty Christian School for the past three years. The Lower School was a very good experience for us. Once he moved to the Middle School, however, out entire experience soured. Some of the teachers are weak at best, and the principal backs his teachers to the end. Considerable favoritism is shown to the point of changing how tests will be graded, after the fact, to the favor of certain students. When I asked the principal to help with the issue, I was effectively told to mind my own business. If you can afford to buy the preferential treatment or have an athletically gifted child, you will probably love this school. The rest of us would rather take our students and money elsewhere. One last thing... beware of bait and switch with respect to course offerings. The website "needs to be updated" in their words.
In the last year and half, I have met around 16-18 students from Liberty in various places. The students ages were 8-18 years old. All I can is this....I would love when my boys grow up that they would have the same demeanor and presence about them as the students I ve met. In short, the kids I met were just great kids. Liberty s product speaks for themselves. Recently, I have enrolled my boys into Liberty and they are extremely organized and the teachers are incredibly insightful. After a month or so, I can completely tell how much better they have improved not only academically but by becoming more caring and nurturing of their brother. Best of all, we can have conversations of God and they learning fundamental values that hopeful carry them throughout their lives. Yes, private school is expensive and we as a family will be doing some serious sacrificing to make it work and not be as comfortable. However, when both of us as parents work a lot of hours and don t really have ideal family as back up. We really need the extra support and encouragement that Liberty seems to offer.
I was kind of blown away and bewildered by the negative reviews. This is our 7th year at Liberty each child has excelled academically and socially at this school. Out of the 14 different Liberty teachers my children have had, I have only had that happen once. It was my issue with the teacher not my child's. And even then the communication and interaction was there. I am not blind to think that every student and/or their parents who attends Liberty has an active relationship with God. But maybe instead of judging the behavior and attitude of others, we should work to lead by example. My children make me and my husband better Christians because of what they get from this school. Ultimately it is your decision on if your child should attend this school, but I have to wonder what the negative comments really stem from? Liberty has one of the highest re-enrollement % out there, and Ranked #1 of Texas's Private Schools last year. Values, spirituality, study habits, ect.. should all start at home Liberty Christian's job is to enforce and grow it.
I write a review for Liberty Christian(LCS) from an inside/factual perspective. A teacher and member of committees, my experience has given me much appreciation for the efforts and success of the school. My child attends LCS, where I would want no where else. Spiritually, every effort is given to preach the Word. However, we are not a church, we are a supplement, we are not and should not be the main spiritual source. Academically, our students score above average on benchmark and AP exams, reported by college board, not the school, so no manipulation. In regards to short failings, every effort internally is made to make a change. No one can change this overnight. Christians are often mistaken as being perfect. We are human, born in sin and need God's grace just like everyone else. LCS is big enough to offer whatever your child desires. But, small enough to give your child the opportunity to not be another face in the crowd. All social and/or favoritism accusation is not on LCS. Kids are kids no matter where you attend, getting plugged-in, is part of your child's responsibility. Our goal is to prepare the child for the path, not the path for the child. - Faithful teacher.
I was a student at Liberty Christian for 4 years and it was a good environment. They have improved over the years and my only complaint is there is a little favoritism. Other than that the school is great takes care to make sure that students learn at a steady pace and that the school is BULLY FREE. Liberty Christian overall is amazing.
Hate to poo poo the school BUT....I wish we had known the truth about Liberty. If you are looking for great academics or a real Christian environment, like we were, this probably isn't what you want. If you simply want to avoid public schools, it will work for you. Little to no teacher/parent interaction. Faculty/Administration consistently refuse to correct the multitude of internal problems. It's a safe,expensive, but safe mediocre school.
Our girls have really thrived academically and spiritually at Liberty. We are on our fourth year and both of our daughters have risen to the challenge of a rigorous curriculum. Liberty integrated 4MAT teaching a few years back, which educates the students according to various learning styles - it has been a hit with both kids and parents.The atmosphere at Liberty is joyful - they focus on preparing them academically for college, but even more importantly, they develop them into articulate leaders who are able to succeed in whichever field God leads them.
"i am just graduating form Liberty in may. and I for one can not believe what some of these parents and students have said. I would know better than ANYONE else on this site what Liberty is. first off, Liberty is like a second home to me" What an immature mindset to think that someone has had a different experience different than yours. Many families who began in Denton(including ours) and our finally saying "enough is enough". We are so relieved to be in a place where 4th graders are not texting boys, Christian mothers are covering their cleavages and talking about topics such as purity and modesty!
I am a sophomore at liberty, and it really is a great school. Everybody treats everybody with respect, the teachers are great for the most part, and I can leave my backpack out in the hallway without anything being taken. My only complaint is that they hand out too much homework, and I cannot do anything outside of school on weekdays. Bible, English, and science are the two classes where I actually do work in class, because I just take notes and quizzes in all my other classes.
Our family loves this school. We have been a Liberty family for six years now. The staff is wonderful and the environment is inclusive and Christ centered. The only negative I see is the stringent teaching methods. Children all learn differently and there is no teaching outside the box at Liberty. You either make the grades or not...no extra credit offered either. I would love to see development of different teaching methods instilled in the staff to assist all students and their respective natural methods of learning. Of course in saying that tuition would naturally go up. There are always pros and cons in every school but the pros definitely outweigh the cons at Liberty.
I have been a parent at Liberty Christian for 5 years now. Our experience with LIberty has been incredible. I can only speak to the ECE and lower school, but the teachers are nurturing, loving and focused on the best education for our kids. I believe there will be issues in any school you attend, but this school focuses on raising kids that are prepared spiritually and academically to face the world's challenges when they graduate. If every graduate of Liberty leaves and goes on to college prepared to live their lives to glorify God, then Liberty has done its job. I have had some issues at LIberty but always find the teachers and administration open for suggestions and eager to help. I consider liberty an extended part of our family and love it here. I would recommend it to anyone seeking a Christian Education for their children.
My oldest started at 3 &will be in 5th grade next year.She consistently ranks in the top 95% nationally and is already enjoying academic recognition from Duke UniversityTIP and has placed in an academic comp. Every teacher she's had has loved both Jesus and my girl.She knows who she is in Christ and avoids the small clique who gossip. One incident this yr when a not-so-nice staff kid passed out party invitations to some of the girls, right in front of the uninvited girls(against the rules). She was empowered to never do that. Some favoritism with staff kids in yr.book,but they corrected this year and every child was included. LCS is not a denomination, and hasNEVER claimed to be accepting of anything other than Jesus as Lord and Savior with Salvation being found in none other.While I believe LCS has not wavered in its mission to instill Kingdom principles in its students,I've met more moms who would rather talk about their square footage than what God is doing in their lives. Modesty discussions have come up in carpool based on the clothing of moms that would cause an adolescent boy to look twice. But God's truth is being shared and He is still in the heart-changing business!
My child started Liberty "Christian" as a 3 yr old and finally by the 4th grade we couldn't take it any more. The stats are twisted around to show the school as a favorite. ie. "Our school ranks the highest in the state". The kids are manipulated to get to the parents. ie. If your parents do/give this, you'll get wear jeans, etc. When we were told we didn't support the school because we didn't contribute $$$$$ above and beyond the 11K tuition was the last straw. There is alot of favoritism and cliques. Anything but Christian in my book. We left in the 5th grade for to a better school and my straight A student was behind in two subjects. There are tons of better schools in the area for the money. Don't be drawn in by "keeping up with the Joneses".
The staff and faculty ONLY like and favor students who fit into their "box". Unless you are an evangelical christian, OR if you have a child who is a GREAT athlete...DO NOT send your child to this school! Honestly, our treatment has been pathetic, and we are not even easily offended. This is exactly what is wrong with this country and human beings, as a whole!
My children attended Liberty for four years (middle and high school years). It took a few years to uncover the truth which is - the quality of the classes varies greatly depending on the teachers. Favoritism is alive and active in the classrooms and on the sports fields - the only ones who would claim it is not are those receiving the favoritism. Our choice to trust our children with the leadership at this school is the single biggest parenting mistake we have made (so far).
This is our child's 2nd year here at Liberty. (middle school) Liberty has been fantastic - with a positive, supportive, nurturing atmosphere. It is true that athletics are an intergral part of Liberty. At the MS level, it is obvious that all children are included if they want - which is a wonderful experience for them. As full time working parents that do not live near Liberty, the drive for us is difficult . We do not get to volunteer at the school due to our schedules and therefore do not know the other parents very well. Even so,we will happily and enthusiastically continue to send our child to Liberty and we feel very blessed to have found it !!
My son attended Liberty for 4 years and it was not worth the money. The teachers, while kind, are not as competent as our local suburb public schools. The school is in constant fund raising mode and athletics is clearly the primary focus. I would simply go somewhere else if you are going to spend $$$ on private education.
There are some great teachers and caring staff here and some wonderful students. Unfortunately there is a bad problem here with cliques and nothing is done to stop it. There was much more unity and acceptance of others in public school. This is something that needs to be addressed by the staff. It is hurting many of the students who deserve to have a good school experience.
I am going to be a Senior at Liberty next school year. I came in 6th grade, and I thank God he brought me hear. Is liberty hard? Yes. Do students look up to athletes? Yes. Do some kids have a hard time at first fitting in? Yes. But the most important question is "Is liberty a school that Glorifies the Lord, and promotes Christ above all else?" Yes. Its easy for those (FEW) who didn't enjoy their Liberty experience to bash the school, saying that "my kid had no friends," "teacher's were too hard on my kid," and "my kid wasn't treated fairly" but in reality, Liberty is not to blame for that. If your child didn't have many friends, its was not Liberty's fault. No high school is perfect. Liberty is one who strives to please the Lord above all else, and I count it as a second home.
i am just graduating form Liberty in may. and I for one can not believe what some of these parents and students have said. I would know better than ANYONE else on this site what Liberty is. first off, Liberty is like a second home to me. everyone there is so welcoming and I know for a fact that if you try to fit it, you will. I see it everyday where a kid gets brought into a group and meets new people. the ones who dont like it here are the ones who dont try to make friends. And another thing that really makes me upset is the statement that there is favoritism for faculty kids and athletes. Im related to the principle in fact along with a few teachers and a coach. Trust me, there is no favoritism here. Plus, almost every student graduates and goes to college.
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