PCA has been our home for nearly five years. We just finished the Christmas Season w/ class parties and gift giving; I can confirm a very active Christian atmosphere is alive and well at PCA! It is very obvious the children love their teachers and the teachers love their students. My wife and I moved our child to PCA for kindergarten and I have been sold on the product offering since day one. The school offers an academic challenge that our child wakes up to each morning ready to tackle. PCA offers just the right amount of homework, studying, and fun activities for students and parents alike. The students are proud of the school and what the school brings towards helping them achieve their goals. PCA has been blessed with many fantastic teachers and administrators being part of the halls. We are blessed to be a part of the PCA family.
We have been at PCA for two years and couldn't be happier with our choice! (We even drive from Dallas everyday to attend.) All the teachers, leadership, and everyone we've come in contact with, including the custodians, have been been so nice and beyond helpful. Between the nurturing yet structured environment to the challenging curriculum, our child feels loved, safe, inspired and is learning above his grade level...we are truly blessed to have found PCA!
We are continually impressed with the curriculum, staff, and overall atmosphere of PCA. I have never experienced such a supportive and caring teacher/parent relation as it is here. The phonics curriculum is the best around, weekly chapels are very meaningful, and every special musical program has been a blessing to our family. Come see how God can bless your family too at PCA.
I have had my kids at PCA for three years. I started them both when my girl was in 2nd grade and my boy was in 6th grade. I can tell you it was the best decision that my husband and I have ever made. The entire staff has bought into the 'Distinctively Christian' education model. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you take a look at PCA.
My students have attended PCA for several years. The first year you are there everything is great, but then the longer you are there the more you will encounter daily situations from the administration level down that will make you question why the word Christian is in the title. YOU will as a parent will have to continually email the teachers asking them to update the online grading system because if you are not proactive weekly, your student will be given a 0 for assignments that you know have been done and turned in and yet the teacher has misplaced or lost,yet the student gets the 0. This happens in JR. high and High school classes and has been made known by multiple parents to administration but nothing is done to fix it . They have an awesome basketball ,volleyball, soccer coaches, however their baseball and football programs are constantly in TERMOIL and does not look out for the interest of the student. The administration operates on a cover up and delay technique: it is easier for them to cover up a situation and hope it will just disappear then to try and make things right or deal with issues. This review is TRUTHFUL. At one time we loved PCA to.
Our son has attended public school since kindergarten. Every year we have had good experiences, and we are thankful for the teachers and administrators who have invested in his education and development. But as he entered Jr. High, we began to pray about attending PCA. It was important to us that he not just obtain a good experience, but rather a Godly experience. I can say with without hesitation that from day one our son has encountered Godly coaches, teachers, administrators, students, parents, band directors, and counselors. He has thrived both academically. Athletically, and musically. Our son has even been given a Godly response and rich counsel when he has made a less than wise choice in the classroom and on the field of play. We are extremely grateful that God has answered our prayer in the manner in which He has by using PCA. We plan on sending our two younger children to PCA in upcoming years.
Pantego Christian Academy is a joke! They are so far behind in so many areas. They are over priced for the education they offer. They do not have a cafeteria yet they try to promote healthy eating-- kinda hard to do with no cafeteria to prepare fresh food, each day. They are way behind in technology. The administration staff changes before the school year is over Depending on who you are, there are different sets of rules for different families. In the lower grades, there is way too much bullying that is allowed & not addressed. The middle school/ jr high is behind in technology as well. There are so many better schools out there- think hard before you spend your money here!
My daughter is a graduating from PCA and will attend Baylor next fall. Last week, we met with the head of Baylor's Medical school. As the professor was describing what they were looking for in their candidates, It dawned on me that he was describing the vision of Pantego Christian Academy. For the last 13 years, my children have had real world/problem based learning opportunities.This had prepared them to think critically and succeed in any academic setting. My children have been mentored by incredible men and women who love the Lord, and truly care about their students.From Kindergarten through 12th grade- the PCA teachers and staff are the BEST! Servant-Leadership Opportunities, competitive academics and sports- PCA offers it all!
Pantego Christian Academy is not a stuffy or strict school. While there are certainly standards for decorum and respect, the atmosphere is really one of grace and encouragement to be your personal best. I feel like excellence is taught, encouraged and nurtured, but never demanded. Our children truly feel a mutual respect between student and teacher. When a child falls short, there's grace, understanding, encouragement and/or consequence, depending on the situation. But there's never shame, never an atmosphere of competition and our teachers are so real in who they are, and how they sometime struggle too. I really felt compelled to make sure I shared that with you, because it is a very important part of confidence building,and the overall extraordinary experience our three children have at Pantego. Thank you! Jeff and Erin Steed
If you are looking for a school where everyone plays by the same rules, this school is NOT it. Administrative leadership continues to be a problem. Weigh carefully what is important to you when looking at this school.
The school's staff and teachers really care about their students' well being, whether it be academic or spiritual. With the respective administrative changes I was a little hesitate this school year but very impressed by the leadership of the new assistant princple Mr. Price. Any issues we have had at the school we have brought to the attention of either the teachers or the principle and they are discussed or resolved headon. I, as a parent, feel free to discuss or have access to any teacher or the principle and discuss anything. My children are ahead of the rest in academics and are closer to the Lord than I ever was at their age, which is something I totally admire and feel that we need more of nowadays! Go PCA!
God is at the center of PCA Mansfield and you not only see it, you FEEL it. You FEEL it when you are welcomed at the door with a smile, you FEEL it when a prayer request form is in each room. You FEEL it on Wednesday mornings when you hear the students sing praises in worship. You FEEL it when your child is referred to as a SCHOLAR. From Ms. Robyn who greets us at the door to Ms. Heather the lunch lady, Mansfield PCA is a well oiled machine that will last a lifetime. We even have a teacher that was a student that came back! Ms. Robyn knows at the drop of a dime whether or not our son had to use his inhaler, Ms. Heather knows in a split second if our Kindergartener ate her whole sandwich or just half. The classroom teacher is working with us to help our second grader use his time more efficiently. They even have a tutor come in to help those who are struggling academically. The staff bends over backward to accommodate the families. But you would never hear it. PCA Mansfield has a staff of humble, God loving people that go about their business and Godly duty without bringing attention to themselves. At PCA Mansfield, I know that our family is safe, valued and respected.
The wonderful benefits of working at Pantego Christian Academy, and with our staff and students, hit me yesterday while visiting with some other teachers after church. I had lunch with some friends who teach at different schools around Arlington and Mansfield. As my friends sat and groaned at the thought of the approaching school year, and lamented the disrespect they get from their students, and the lack of support they feel from their administrators, I found myself sitting very quietly. I simply had nothing to add to the conversation. I wanted to boast about all of the joys of working with great kids who are honest, respectful and seeking God's heart. I wanted to share the camaraderie and support among fellow teachers, and the warmth and genuine interest taken by many of the administrators and school leaders. I couldn't find a single way to join the conversation without feeling like I was bragging. But the experience reminded me what a blessing it is to work for such an amazing, loving, supportive and high-standard school. Please check out PCA! We would love to share our love of learning and the Lord with any child!
Our kids have been attending this school for the last 8 years and we look forward to another great year. Parents that really care about their child's spiritual as well as academic growth will find a safe harbor here. The teachers in this school have multiple accreditation and are very caring and involved with each student, as well as being loving and fair. The school recently announced it is hiring a campus pastor to further invest in our childrens' spiritual growth and guidance. The teachers and staff in this school are already excellent Christian examples so this addition will really take the experience up a notch. We really enjoy the principals at all levels of the school and feel they set the tone for the way kids are treated, which is great! We are also excited to see the new Basketball Court and new additions to the high school when school starts back up. Last thought is that we really enjoy the other families we've gotten to know in the school. They are good, friendly, caring people and we are constantly amazed and grateful for how supportive of each other we are all able to be!
1st year at PCA/Elementary. Overall, a WONDERFUL school. Love the small groups of kids/caring atmosphere. They truly teach the kids good study habits & great values. So nice to be able to pray in school. A few small suggestions that upper level management needs to pay attention to: 1.)As a paying parent, we should have more of a say academically. Surveys, feedback, suggestions, ideas.. 2.)How about a yearbook in the school colors?! 3.)Favoritism was slightly apparent during the school year but even more revealing in the memories video made at the end of school. 4.)For the high price of tuition, upper level management should not rely on the parents to supply everything when it comes to parties/events/supplies/snacks. 5.)Why no "show & tell"? 6.)Upper level mgt. needs to always ensure PCA students are doing at least as good and preferably better academically than public schools yet at the same time think of creative ways not to overwhelm them. 7.)Why no recycling bins beside the trash cans? None of these things were dealkillers to us, just made us question the decisions of upper level management. Love the school, just think there are some improvements that could be made.
My son is enjoying being apart of the PCA Panthers! He has met plenty of friends that he talks about dearly everyday. He loves all of his teachers and the rigor he's getting in his academics. Trey is also apart of the band. He stated to me that he has a new favorite subject this year which is Bible. He comes home everyday holding bible study with me. He enjoys all of his subjects. However, he had to get use to the Spelling content because he was accustom to taking a spelling test on vocabulary words. In Essence, Trey has adjusted well to PCA and enjoys coming to school everyday. Thanks so much for what you all do.
My son is in his first year at PCA starting with 7th grade. He spent his elementary days at our local public school so we were a bit apprehensive about the transition. He seems to be adjusting just fine, has made friends and has done really better than we even expected with his grades. We are enjoying the constant communication and feedback from the teachers and staff at PCA and the ease with which information is readily available. We are very happy that we chose PCA and that Brooks has adapted so well. I think that is a testament to all of the staff at PCA that tney have made this such an easy transition.
We have had one child graduate and currently have a child attending high schooll at PCA. Our experience has been overwhelmingly positive for both children, in academics and in the focus on each child's spiritual development and unique personality. Academics throughout the Academy are strong and continually improving. With the one-to-one tablet program and growing focus on innovative teaching, my child (and his friends) are far more engaged in, and responsible for, their education than ever before. The academics prepare them to succeed at select colleges. More importantly, I am very grateful to have an educational partner in PCA that is as focused and interested with my children's spiritual development as we are. The Bible courses, integration of biblical worldview in every subject, chapel, and mentoring by coaches, teachers and older students have all contributed dramatically to our kids' spiritual development and ability to defend their faith intellectually and logically. I can find great academics at several schools in the area but I cannot find another school that combines the academics, technology, athletics/extracurricular and Christian worldview as successfully as PCA.
My boys have attended the Mansfield PCA campus since it opened, and I can't imagine sending them anywhere else. The school is like a family, the staff is amazing, and my children are getting an education and learning about God every day! The class sizes are small which gives my children the opportunity to get one on one attention. They are ahead of the National average in all subjects and their knowledge of the Bible is awesome! I love this school!!
We love Pantego Christian Academy and the evident influence its Christian-based curriculum already has on our child. This summer during Vacation Bible Camp, a worship leader discussed John 3:16, then asked any of the kids if they knew it. Our 7 year old raised her hand and went up on the stage in front of 800 other kids and 400 adults and recited all of John 3:16. It was part of her Bible curriculum during first grade, so we knew she knew it. What we didn't know was she also felt so comfortable with both the verse and its meaning, she could easily grab a microphone and recite it in front of more than 1000 people. We love the parents, children and teachers in this school and the continuity between our values at home and their values at school. We encourage any family seeking a highly academic, Christian based school "family" to take a tour at PCA. Ask lots of questions and meet the people who will influence your children. You may be surprised at how strongly you're drawn to this school after you learn more about it.
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