Everyday when I drive onto the campus I am thankful that my son attends this school. It has been a wonderful experience for us. The campus is cozy and peaceful, the school offers high quality teachers, and the student body consists of a great group of kids with involved, caring parents. The school is also growing and I think that's because it has so much to offer. Last year my child's teacher had more than 30 years of experience. This year his teacher has a master's degree so, educationally, we have found the school to be excellent in all respects. Our son has enjoyed the elementary school experience and is thriving. Every family has to find the right fit in a school and we have found that in Summit.
My family and I had reasonable expectations and unfortunately, we were very disappointed. My children had both good experiences and bad, however, many of their complaints were the inconsistencies from some of the teachers; allowing the favored students to get away with things while others were held accountable. My personal experience was, sadly, a negative one. One of my concerns was the complete lack of standards regarding conflict of interest among employees and those in leadership roles, including PTF (parent teacher fellowship, much like PTO/PTA), school board, etc., which leaves concerned parents feeling that there isn't a safe place to air grievances, offer constructive criticism or suggest ideas that could potentially improve the environment of the school. My advice to someone considering Summit Christian Academy would be to PRAY about it, visit and research every Christian school in your area and take your time. For those of us seeking a Christian education for our children, it's fair to expect a certain level of support, kindness, and compassion, which we found lacking at this school.
We started our child at SCA Mother's Day out program at St Luke's Church last year. The teacher we had was so loving and amazing with our daughter. We were so impressed with the staff at MDO, we decided to enroll our daughter into Pre-K at Summit Christian Academy main campus. What a blessing! Definitely one of the best choices we could've ever made for our little girl! The staff and parents feel like our extended family. Our daughter is learning everything from The Bible to Spanish and classes in between that have put daighter excited to learn about other countries and cultures. She couldn't be any more excited and so are we! Highly recommended!
We started our daughter at Summit 3 years ago in Kindergarten. We choose Summit for the welcoming, family feel of the school. The teachers are great and really show that they care for our kids. They really do go the extra mile for their students. We would not hesitate recommending Summit to anyone.
My daughter started Summit Christian Academy in 2012 as an eighth grader. The school advertises that the teachers will pour into the children with Christ-like teaching and I can speak from experience that this is totally true. But daughter came in a hurt, scared girl, but the love that has been lavished on her from the teachers and staff has literally brightened her up. The teachers have been so caring and loving toward my daughter, they not only pray for her but they have fun in the classroom! In addition, they have spent so many extra hours tutoring her to get her caught up from being in public schools all her life. I truly appreciate my daughter being at Summit, I am so thankful that God lead me there.
My oldest child has attended Summit Christian Academy since Day 1. We sent her there so that she could go to a school that loved and worshiped God and made Him a priority in the child's education. We found that at Summit. The teachers love and care for the kids in a way that you know they cannot get in the public school because it is faith based teaching. They have learned to put God first in their lives and everything else falls into place. Now all three of my kids are at the school and they have all developed a love for missionary work through the teaching at school. They are all receiving a first rate education and will be prepared after graduation.
Summit Christian Academy has played a huge role in the man our son has become. He is graduating next month after being at Summit since first grade, and the benefits are immeasurable. It's a small school with big vision and gets better every year. My son has taken 2 Advanced Placement exams scoring high enough to receive college credit and will be taking 5 more next month. Very few Christian schools offer that number of AP courses not to mention the outstanding results. The best part of his education, however, has been the Bible teaching and missions emphasis. He has had 3 godly men who have taught our son not what to think but how to think...how to reason and come to a logical conclusion about the things that matter most. Additionally, he has been on six impact (mission) trips that have not only impacted those being served but have taught him how to serve as Jesus did. He just came back from the senior trip to Romania a different young man. He's considering missions and wants to return to Romania as soon as possible. I don't know how you put a price on that. We've made sacrifices to have him at Summit, but we believe those treasures are stored in heaven.
As a parent, I have always considered Christian/parochial schools to have many benefits for my child that she could not receive elsewhere. She has been to several private christian schools because we move a lot because my husband is military. The higher tuition is always a downside but when I consider the guidance, christian counseling, teacher involvement and dedication to her on a personal level, to me you can't put a price on that type of educational environment. When I came to Summit Christian, I too was skeptical of the tuition, but after experiencing first hand what makes them worth it, I have never and will never regret my decision. This school has been a blessing to my family.
Favoritism by the teachers is rampant here. Avoid it unless you have a lot of time/money you can donate to the school.
Overall the school has been okay. The only thing that seems to happen is they ask for alot of money and the school supplies we provided for the general fund was not for the students but for the teachers.
My wild and crazy 5 yr old has been w/Summit for two years, heading into 1st grade soon. The teachers and staff are wonderful. They understand that he is young and have been very patient and loving in their ways of working with him. God has truely blessed my family by pointing me to SCA. My son has learned so much since starting with them. Couldn't ask for better!
What a child can learn when the curriculum doesn't center around a state mandated test is amazing! The environment is positive and safe for kids to be who God created them to be.
We have been at Summit over 3 years and love it! Quality academics, Christian environment, and partnering with parents make this a great school for both our children! They've made friends and we have too.
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