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.
My child's homeroom and PE teachers for the years we have been at PCA has been loving christian people and educated my child well. Outside of the class home room is a different story some elementary specialty teachers and the principal don't show the same christian character tracts as you would want from a 'Christian' school. The homeroom teachers are a 5-star rating but the high tuition and some of the other staff rating of a 2-star rating brings PCA average to a 3-star rated private school.
All they care about is money! My child had special needs and we were promised help that we never recieved! There are to many clicks among the teachers and kids. You can get this type of education for free in public school so why pay big bucks for a envirment that is not Christan like.
I love this school, only because of the security that it gives me knowing he is in a Christian based school. But unfortunately it is very expensive. I am a single mother and with no help from the father. I wish PCA would offer some sort of assistance for my 4 yr old. It really gets difficult paying tuition and being able to pay my bills. Cost is the only reason why i am currently looking for another school. Over all great school.
We are very pleased with PCA. My oldest is in his 4th year at A & M in the Computer Engineering Program. He started in PreK and finished at PCA. He was prepared for college and even had over 30 units of college credit. If you want to do well in any subject there is an opportunity for it - especially Math, English & Science. The school has made significant - positive changes over the last two years, particularly in fine arts. Last year (2007-2008) had the highest retention rate in the school's history. We appreciated the balance of Christian foundation and challenging curriculum.
My husband and I have two children at PCA one just finished kindergarten and the other 1st grade. We have been extremely pleased with both the quality of the education as well as the caring and nurturing of the teachers. We have been at Pantego for 2 years now and can't foresee any reason we would move them elsewhere.
I was disappointed in PCA. My child attended PCA for several years. If you are not an athlete, you don't fit in. I feel teachers are hired based on merely being a christian rather than being a quality christian educator. My child began to suffer academically when he entered high school. I expressed my concern frequently, but no additional help wasoffered to him. I even offered to pay for additional tutoring. Teachers often berated the students and this was acceptable behavior. I regret sending my child to this school. I wish I would have forced him to go to another private school in the area.
I graduated from Pantego. I went there for 12 years and never considered leaving. The teachers at Pantego are wonderful. The size of the school really promotes community. I knew all of the teachers and felt like they genuinely cared about me. The teachers have so much passion for their subjects. I loved getting involved in the athletic program at Pantego. I know at a public school I would have had to choose one sport, but at Pantego I was able to do everything. I think the new prinicpal is doing great things for the school!
My daughter is in Pre-K this year at Pantego. I have been very pleased with Mrs. Frazier. She is very nurturing to these little ones. She has made the transition from private sitter to classroom so smooth for my daughter. I love the family atmosphere at Pantego. It is my goal for both of my daughters to get their education at Pantego even though I teach at a public school. Pantego has so much more to offer. We love it!
Our two children have graduated from PCA and both had a wonderful experience due to their longlasting friendships with both students and teachers. Because of PCA's high quality of education both were accepted into fine Christian colleges. The Fine Arts and Sports programs have grown so much in the past 10 years and provided hours of fun family time for us. We recommend our school to you!
Pantego Christian Academy has an excellent academic program. Our family has been very happy there. We agree that they also have made great strides in their Fine Arts programs. The Secondary Principal, Dave Emler, is very approachable and bends over backwards to help students achieve their goals. He has the highest integrity. There is something for everyone at PCA. It is true that there is a huge emphasis on sports but that is because the teams have been so successful. Coach Hohulin, Coach McBroom and Coach Cushing are all very godly men. Don't mistake their strong leadership for a lack of leadership in our fine principal. They are a team and work together with our teachers and staff to make an excellent school. Come check us out!
This school DOES NOT WORK WELL WITH GIFTED STUDENTS! If your child is of average intelligence, they will do great! The school is built for the masses, however, if your child is gifted, go elsewhere!
Outstanding Christ-centered education! We have had our kids at PCA for 12 years now and feel that it is one of the best decisions we have ever made. Godly leadership in the administration, outstanding teachers and a great athletic program.
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