We recently visited LCCS as we're debating about where to enroll our son. Upon pulling up I was surprised at how run down the buildings and grounds looked, the local public school looked nicer. Next was the poor behavior of the middle school boys that no one corrected, I wonder about their influence on the elementary kids walking by. Lastly we were unimpressed with the admin. staff. My son's b-day is 1 day behind the cut-off so we've homeschooled and he's on track with the rest of the kids his age had he been born 12 hours sooner. When asked about placement testing the admin. gal said it didn't matter how they tested he wouldn't place him in his proper class but push him back a year. We walked out then. They obviously aren't concerned with the best interests of their students and their abilities if they won't even take the time to properly evaluate an incoming student.
Can't say enough about LCCS to convey how blessed we feel to be part of this incredible family. In our seven years at the school our sons have had many more opportunities than they would have in a larger setting. Students are able to participate in so many more activities than would be acceptable in a public school. The Fine Arts program is well known and the quality of the productions is amazing. The Athletics program is competive and has an ever growing list of accomplishments. While no place is absolutely perfect, it is evident how much these teachers and administrators love the students and will go the extra mile to help them in any circumstance. Middle School teams, High School houses, and Biblical integration are all key components of an LCCS education. Many students are involved in the YMCA Youth and Government program. It provides a great way for the kids to gain experience in speaking and debate, and the school's history on both the district and state levels is impressive. Our children have experience at public schools in one of the areas top districts, as well as at another private school, and we can't imagine being anywhere other than LCCS.
Our son was in 2nd grade when we realized he needed more than he was getting in his current public school. We researched and found Ft. Worth's "best kept secret" in LCCS. It was a exactly what he needed in terms a full service education with affordable tuition! He rose to meet the academic & behavioral expectations of the outstanding faculty and administration. He participates in award winning Fine Arts and Athletics. Our daughter has now followed suit. We are a part of the LCCS family and have never looked back. Exceptional!
We love LCCS!! It is more than just a place for your child to learn academically. It is a great christian environment with everything to offer. Wonderful athletic program and state of the art Fine Arts department. Wouldn't want my children to be any other place!
LCCS was a wonderful school for our family. I have three children, all adults now that attended and their lives were greatly impacted by LCCS. the alumni of LCCS tell the story...they are doctors, lawyers, missionaries, pastors, accountants, teachers, men and women serving our country in the Armed Forces and Moms and Dads. If I were to choose a school today, I would choose Lake Country Christian School again. Thank you to the Administration and School Board that continue to hold up the standard of the mission statement. To educate, equip and encourage Christian leaders to fulfill their God-given purpose and impact their culture.
LCCS is a wonderful school. Our children have been able to experience so much. They have had the ability to try all types of activities. This has help make them well rounded. They have also been able to experience true support from other students as well as the teachers when life throws you a curve. The academics are excellent. Our oldest child is in her first semester at The University of Texas at Austin and has earned honors in the McCombs business school.
LCCS is a fantastic school! One of my kids started in sixth grade and the other in high school. All I can say is I wish they both started at LCCS in Kindergarten! The Christian Worldview is presented in every subject and kids are nurtured in their Christian walks by the teachers, admin, and fellow students. I can only imagine how strong my kids' faith would be if I had avoided public school in elementary! The academics are very rigorous and prepare students for entrance into excellent universities. The amount of scholarship money won by relatively small graduating classes is staggering! The teachers and staff are loving and nurturing; but also hold students to the standards that my family wants for our own children spiritually, behavioraly and accademically. I am so glad the Holy Spirit brought our family to Lake Country Christian School!
LCCS seems more concerned with pleasing their wealthier families with multiple children who have been with them since pre-K than in preparing students for college. Students/parents/teachers not at all welcoming to students joining in HS. A complaint from one of their benefactor families against a new student and they're presumed guilty.
We were disappointed in the academics offered. Their "talented and gifted program" was good but cost a great deal more to participate in it. Even though our child made straight As every year at LCCS, when they took the standardized tests to see how they ranked against the National average, they only scored in the middle. Very disappointing. Biblical views are not woven into each subject; mostly just chapel. Their "Bible" class was a handout that they read and colored but it was not explained by the teacher. Several students were not good influences and even though the school says a parent must be a Christian, regularly attend church and have a pastor's letter, we know many did not meet this criteria and it reflected in their character. Because of the financial issues the school is having, the school is looking run down and teachers had to take pay cuts. This reflected in their motivation in the classroom. Our children will be attending a different Christian school next year that has a solid reputation of academic excellence and college preparation and integrates a Biblical worldview into each subject. We hope that LCCS will find it's way in these trying times.
Lake Country equips students to excel in academics, athletics, and the arts. The teachers are committed to providing students an exceptional learning environment that fosters academic success in all students. LCCS students attend high-ranking colleges and universities in Texas and throughout the nation. As an alumnus, I can attest to the school's ability to prepare students for college and beyond with high classroom standards and an ever-increasing number of AP courses. Lake Country is a place where your student can succeed.
Exceptional in all areas! From Athletics to Fine Arts to Academics. My child is challenged in every area, and has opportunity to try out everything! He discovered his musical talent because of the band program. He has excelled athletically because he isn't competing with 600 other students, so he actually gets an opportunity to play, all sports... soccer, football, baseball, basketball whatever. Academically, he is testing on levels 4 grades higher than his grade level. Spiritually, he prays regularly, is disciplined with biblical correction and love and encouragement. Public school simply can't compare. As for the price and financial management, this is 2011. The price is well in line with other private schools and offers as much or more. And the finances are managed quite well. If you are expecting tuition to pay for your childs education then you shouldn't look to private schools anywhere. Love LCCS. God is alive and well in that place. Teachers and staff love the students and the mission is regularly reviewed. Can;t say enough good things.
We love LCCS! Our oldest has been at the school for 9 years. The teachers have been wonderful. They have an unbelievable Fine Arts/Athletics facility! LCCS students rank among the best academically....their chess team competes at the national level - how cool! Definitely one of the top private schools in the metroplex!
As parents, it is our duty to equip our children with the tools necessary for them to succeed as Christian adults. LCCS truly partners with us to ensure our kids are mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally ready for their journey. LCCS has blessed us in so many ways. God's Love freely flows from the entire staff as soon as you enter the building.
Students grow in fun and productive ways through group/class retreats, field trips, local missions, international mission trips, academic competitions, sports, and fine arts. Middle school trips to Austin, San Antonio, Virginia, Washington D.C., and New York City provided greater understanding of historic events, new cultural experiences, and opportunities to show God's love in new environments and situations. Our high schooler has found those trips provided a helpful background when he became involved in Texas Youth and Government. Attending the NASA trip with our fifth grader gave me an opportunity to see how God, fun, and learning, are all interwoven seamlessly by the teachers. Once, on a middle school retreat, a camp staff member shared that, although they host many public and Christian schools, it was Lake Country students they looked forward to each year. They felt our students arrived with a heart for serving others, ready to do any service project without complaint. What a testimony to the character of these students and the examples set by the faculty and staff!
I have taught in the public school system for 12 years. I have always believed in great public school education. I have recently changed my entire outlook on the public school systems after sending my children ( 6th and 8th grade) to Lake Country Christian School. I am impressed with the leadership, the academics, the Christian values, and the integrity of this school. My children are academically challenged. Both have always made easy A's in public school, now they are working for their grades. I am amazed to see the changes in my children as they are becoming great leaders. Lake Country Christian School is a hidden treasure that is worth finding!
As a recent alumnus of the school, I can attest to the quality of the education. I was more than adequately prepared for the top-tier university I now attend. The leadership is great; they understand that discipline is necessary, but they do know how to have fun. The amount and level of AP courses offered is more than adequate; most of my class received a significant amount of credit, getting a head start education-wise. The arts department, all things considered, is good, creating the sort of environment that allows students to excel in any number of things. I know of students who were in a band, played football, and performed in theatre, all while maintaining an excellent GPA. One last note: the great student-teacher ratio allows students to communicate and discuss openly with the teachers, something that is necessary to a proper education.
I graduated from Lake Country in the Spring of 2009. The school prepared me for the rigorous college load that I have now. The AP Courses offered provide the necessary course loads and great instruction by teachers who are passionate about education. The classes are geared toward the AP Exams, thus preparing students along the way for the test that is to come. Both of my AP courses transferred into college credit which saved me both time and money. The class counts are low, the teachers are accessible for extra help, and the social atmosphere is great. Though the school is limited in athletics offered some seasons, the academics are worth it.
I attended LCCS from 4th grade through graduation in 2001. The main weakness of the school was the academic program. The instructors of some of the classes did not have adequate knowledge of the subjects and were not able to answer questions outside of the textbook. Even worse was the lack of competition from my classmates. Very little was demanded of them, so they did not take their coursework seriously. This became very apparent to me during my first year at a competitive university. Several of my classmates at LCCS dropped out of college or attended community colleges. The student population could have benefited from comprehensive reproductive education. About a year after graduation, a significant proportion of my female classmates had had unplanned pregnancies. This is what happens when your school only teaches you that birth control does not work. It failed them when they encountered the real world.
This school is wonderful! My oldest has attended for 11 years. In addition, I have 2 middle school age children who have been there 8+ years. I am convinced this is the best Middle School program you'll ever find. The school leadership has created an innovative way to integrate 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students into teams that work together throughout the school year. The 6th graders quickly become friends with 8th graders (almost unheard of!!!). They are accepted and encouraged as they meet together in chapel each week, in the lunch room and on special community service projects throughout the school year. The 8th graders are recognized by all as the leaders of their teams. They get immediate respect and are challenged to live up to their leadership roles. This gives many children who are not natural born leaders a chance to develop their own leadership style.
Not worth the tuition. The "gifted" program is additional money and almost everyone is accepted. The multi child discount is very small, so the total cost of LCCS is higher than most area schools if you have more than one child. My kids are bored here. We are staying because they have made great friends, but I wish we had started somewhere else.
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