PCA's curriculum is far above the AISD standards. My son is in the AIM program which is a program for students who are considered gfted & talented. They meet for an entire day with a GT teacher. We have been very impressed with the attention he gets. Also, PCA creates an environment for the kids which includes positive reinforcement. All the teachers know the students by name in all grade levels. Kids learn to respect their peers & encourage each other to excel in both academics & sports. We have been very impressed with PCA & what they stand for.
We have been memebers of the PCA family for seven years. We have two students at the school and are completely pleased with the quality of the education our children are receiveing. While quality academics are very important to us, having our children in a Christ-centered environment is even more important. We are so grateful that our children are receiving superior training in a Godly environment.
A reviewer shouldn't make less of another parent or student's review. There are SEVERAL reviews of bullying at this school. That's great if this was NOT your experience! I was disgusted as a parent of the amount of bullying that my child and several others endured at this school and we attended for years! Yes, bullying happens everywhere and kids are mean but I am amazed how the teachers and administrators at a Christian school handled (or refused to handle it). The only thing RIDICULOUS is how a lot of students there are treated and nothing is done about it. If it hasn't happend to your child, you just wait!
What a wonderful school PCA is. Our family has attended for a few years now, and could not be any happier with this school. It is a loving Christian enviroment. I have one in high school and one in elementary. Reading the last review, I disagree strongly, it's ridiculous. I have never heard or witnessed any bullying at PCA. The administration works with parents, when there are issues, I could never imagine them telling a parent who complaines to leave. We love it here, and highly recomend this school. Two Thumbs Up for this family!
I attended PCA for a few years and I was BULLIED the entire time! I would report it and nothing was ever done. My parents were told by other parents that all "complainers" need to leave so eventually we did when we saw that the administrators weren't going to handle the problem. The teachers are concerned and caring and Christ-like until you complain about one of their favorite students or a sports star. Then they (principal, teachers, students, etc) will turn the tables on you and the students will even lie on you. They at that point will force you out . If you are looking for a Christ like environment, I suggest Grace Prep. They practice what they preach and don't show the favoritism. The DO NOT allow bullying like PCA and I feel like an equal, not a "complainer" or an outcast because I didn't participate in a clique.
We transferred our oldest to Pantego last January. I cannot tell you the difference we have seen in him since the transfer. The loving, caring environment has been a blessing to our family. He has never felt bullied or excluded from any event. Just the opposite, in fact. We cannot be thankful enough for the grace this school has provided to our family. Our son strongly disliked going to school until the transfer. He now is ready and excited to go to school every day and looks forward to it. Not a bad attitude, coming from a High School freshman! We are so pleased with the transition and the blessings of the teachers and staff. I highly recommend PCA and look forward to the remaining High School years.
Pantego Christian Academy is an excellent school! My family has been a part of PCA for 12 years. The impact that the teachers have had on my children will last a lifetime. It is comforting to know that my children are not just receiving an excellent education, but are also being cared for by teachers who go above and beyond. The dedication of teachers and the level of parental involvement make it feel like family. Each year has been a blessing, as I see my children developing into everything God created them to be, thanks to PCA!
1. kids are mean. Public school or private school some kids are just mean. They call each other names and pick who they like and who they don't like. 2. Just because you pay tuition does not entitle your child to everything. Both of my children go to PCA. I love that I know if my child is having a bad day, his or her teacher will give them a hug. Kids need love. Children need comforting between 8AM and 4PM. God has graced PCA with wonderful loving christian teachers and staff. I am very blessed to have such wonderful children who are leaps and bounds beyond where their friends from public school are. And best of all they get to pray and learn about God.
Our children have attended PCA since Elementary and are both now in High School. We highly recommend this school! It is a true blessing to receive an excellent education in a Christlike environment. Our Senior who is now making applications to college meets/exceeds the acceptance requirements for any Public or Private school in the state and has many opportunities to receive scholarships. The academic enviornment is challenging and rigorus but well worth the benefit. Our children are being eqipped with the tools they need to defend their faith in Christ. We truly believe in the return on the investment at Pantego Christian Academy.
If you haven't experienced bullying at PCA, you will soon. All of the other posts that speak to bullying and favoritism are true. We sent our child to PCA for 6 years and finally left this year after 3 years of trying to get administration to do something about the mean kid problem. But, since some of these kids are teachers kids, not much can or will ever be done. And it is a stretch to leave the word "Christian" in the school's name. Sadly, there isn't much Christ-like behavior there anymore. The culture has changed in recent years from a family-oriented, Christian faith-based school to more of an elite private school. No thanks. If you are looking for a school where your families Christian values will be reinforced, KEEP LOOKING!
I spent one year as a teacher at Pantego and I can tell you it is not a place you want your child. There is favoritism all over the place, the kids are mean to each other like nothing I have seen before, there is no support for the teachers and there are many teachers teaching things they are not qualified or even interested in. Save your money, this school is not worth it.
This is my daughter's 3rd year at PCA. We transferred here from a public school in 1st grade. There are too many things for me to possibly list that are wonderful about this school. If this is a testimony for you, my husband was laid off last year and we agreed that we would rather lose our home than to pull her out of this school. It means that much to us. I'm bothered by the comments that money talks here. We sacrifice GREATLY to have her at this school, we are by no means rich and we have never been made to feel out of place or as if we don't belong. There are certainly wealthy families that are a part of PCA but for the most part they are middle-class families that have chosen to sacrifice to give their kids a Christian education. This school is our family.
As a student of Pantego for the last 8 years, I'd certainly recommend the school to friends. In my opinion, Jr. High is the weakest area of the school, but *most* of the high school teachers are incredible. It's worth a look whether you're interested in music, biology, or literature.
DO NOT ENROLL YOUR CHILDREN HERE! Kids are mean, teacheres pretend to care, bullying is not dealt with, and if you aren't one of the families that started in pre-k or earlier, your child will be left out. Most of the cheerleaders or lead parts in plays go to the teacher's kids or kids that have parents on the board. Not a fair place for regular kids. My daughter will not be returning next year and I heard that they school is losing quite a few of its families for the upcoming year.
This school has it all...strong academics, extra-curricular activities, and a dynamic fine arts department, all under the umbrella of a Christian worldview.
This is my son's first year at Pantego and we love it. The curriculum is tougher than public school, the teacher's are caring and compassionate, and the students are great too. I will definitely keep my son here until he graduates. The tuition amount is worth it here.
My son has attended for the last 2 years. He is currenty in 2nd grade. This school has been a fantastic experience for us all. We feel welcomed and comfortable here. They keep school interesting and fun for my son, and have even placed him in advanced spelling after they noticed he wasn't being challenged by the current 2nd grade spelling words. They have given him the special attention he needed to keep school challenging, and he loves it!
Our children have been at PCA for the last 10 years. Several things jump out as being special. 1. The size and intimacy of the campus allows for parents and students to get to know the faculty and staff on a personal way. 2. Having both a Christian World View and a challenging academic environment is preparing our kids for life with a solid foundation. 3. The breadth of the extra curricular activities allows our kids to be active in athletics, the arts, mission trips and investing in our local community through organizations like Mission Arlington. 4. We are very excited about the addition to the facilities over the years and are expecially excited about the new High School being build on the expanded site next to the current campus. 5. PCA is a family and our family's best friends and fun are rooted here. It's awesome!
It is sad in these times that this school doesn't pay attention to what is going on around them. They have raised tuition almost $900 a year per child, starting in the up coming 2010-2011 school year. No discount for families with more than one child. We are sad that our family will not be back next year. Advice to PCA: Full-time teacher's children should have full tuition paid as part of their benefits. Raise the money before starting building projects and putting the high cost on the families backs, that had no say in the matter. Do a better job at hiring speciality teachers. When there are programs, don't pick the same children for the lead parts. Give every child an equal chance to shine. We pray that PCA will return to the wonderful school they once were.
We have had children at PCA for the last 12 years. The school is uncompromising with incorporating a Christian worldview throughout the curriculum The academics are strong throughout the school, ranging from gifted and talented program in elementary to AP and dual-credit offerings in the high school. One element of a great school is the ability to analyze and address weaknesses, since every school has weaknesses. Throughout their recent growth, the school has taken, and continues to take, steps to continually improve every aspect of the experience at PCA. They have strong extracurricular activities to supplement the academics. I would recommend this school to anyone without hesitation.
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