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Fort Worth Christian School

Private | PK-12 | 880 students

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Posted October 3, 2014

Our experience at FWC has been nothing short of a disappointment. The leadership, both administration and principals, are lacking in compassion, direction and discipline. The principal of the elem. school is so judgmental toward the parents and the students, that the atmosphere in the school is cold, uncomfortable and disconnected. The elem. school has gone through multiple principals, and the quality each new principal continues to decline. The enrollment in down due to increased tuition and internal problems; both of which are a result of the president. Bullying is ongoing and never addressed. There is little or no joy in the halls of the elem. school. My students feel as if they are being judged, daily, by the stern and unkind looks from the elem. principal. There is no interview process at FCW, like there are at other private schools, so the population of students is not well balanced. Kind families leave and problem families reign high at FWC. The unity within the students is frayed, the teachers appear frustrated, and the principal portrays someone that has his own agenda. If you are looking for a family, loving and kind atmosphere, I suggest you look else where.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2014

We have been so happy at FWC! It has truly been a blessing to our family. The academics are challenging, the teacher's care about their students and other families have become 'family'. The school is large enough to have numerous activities (sports, music, art), but small enough that most students can participate and the make the team. The Christian values and education will carry over into college and life. FWC has certainly been a great fit!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2014

We toured the school, and the employee that showed us around was nice. She would stop along the tour and speak to current families and let the family promote the school to us. The school seemed like a friendly and accepting place. After we enrolled and became a part of their "family" everything changed. There are so many problems in the elementary school, beginning with the principal, teachers and students. If you have to speak to the principal for any reason, you have to pray 10 minutes first, then you get a sermon about how God is in control of everything, and the issues are never resolved. The students are beat down so badly that they never build self confidence. There are multiple behavioral problems within the school that are never addressed. The quality of teachers at the middle school is diminishing because the new principal is a micromanager. The president of the school does nothing but ask for money, walk around observing, and makes the parents feel as if they are being judged. If you want a school that offers a fun, happy, and joyful place to learn, look elsewhere. We left and are sorry we ever drank the FWC koolaid. Don't subject your family to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2014

This is the start of our 6th year at FWC and we love it. With any school there are pros and cons but the pros definitely out way the cons. I have seen my children blossom socially and academically. They are challenged everyday with the school work but I wouldn't want it any other way. There is an extra- curricular activity for every child to be involved in. From sports to music they should be able to find their niche. I feel as if it is truly a Christian family at FWC and I love that my children get to praise God everyday!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2014

FWC is a great environment for kids of all ages. They work really hard to meet the student needs and engage the families in academic, spiritual, and social growth.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 23, 2014

FWC has been perfect for our family. The elementary teachers are experienced, christian people, who have great ideas and use the ipads as a great tool to teach the class. We are so pleased with the low teacher/child ratio (low compared to other private and definitely public) and love the learning lab they have for students with learning differences. The middle school has given us so much peace with the attention to any character issues, and the effort of the teachers to make a difference in our child's life. Athletics is excellent, with amazing coaches. Our child has so many friends and loves it. Very impressed with MacBook with ilearn to help them keep up with assignments and well as parent info for us. The high school not only offered academic choices for our child, but helped him prepare and apply for the college he wanted. The athletic program was absolutely life changing for our son, as the athletic director provides many opportunities for character building on and off the field, and really sees the big picture. The coaches are some of my sons best friends, and they helped him get the athletic scholarship he wanted. We plan on staying here until all our children graduate!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2014

FWC was the great disappointment of our family. Please do not struggle financially to send your kids there, it is not worth it!! We sought out FWC for a small town, Christian, higher education school environment for our child. However, we found there were so many clicks at the school it was difficult to make friends and there were issues with bullies that administration refused to address because of favoritism (alumni or teachers kids/friends). We found that our concerns were literally ignored or snubbed by Elementary teachers, administration at all levels of the school. It got to the point we were counting the days in joy of leaving the school. Since we've left we've found another Christian education In the area without the clicks, without the bullies, with teachers and administrators that if you have a concern it is addressed immediately with even better education opportunities we're thankful we left FWC. So parents beware as you read these reviews there are several that are not happy at the school but they stay there because they want a Christian environment for their kids but there are other options out there. Please seek them out before you settle on FWC Elementary especially!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2013

We love FWC!!! Great education, wonderful staff, and a great community of Christ loving people!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2013

This school is truly a Christ-centered community where every child is loved and valued, taught excellence in and out of the classroom, and empowered by a biblical worldview for a lifetime of faith and service. Having children in all three buildings, I can confidently say the staff is passionate about their work and deeply loves each child and wants to help them be their very best. The Cardinal Community is family oriented and not only do my children have friends at FWC, but we as parents, have friends there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2013

Our 3 children transferred from another private school and began attending FWC 3 years ago. We have been extremely pleased with all aspects of FWC that involves educating children. The academic level is exactly what students need in preparing them for the next level -- College. The main reason we choose private school education is not only for academics, but for the Christian influence in our children's daily lives. FWC has done an amazing job teaching biblical truths and challenging my children to live a life honoring Christ in all that they do. We appreciate the atmosphere at FWC that promotes moral behavior.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2013

My son has been at FWC for 7 years starting in K. I really appreciate the education that he receives here but there are some downsides. Yes the teachers do play favorites with some students,primarily the students of faculty. The elementary school has diminished in quality significantly over the past several years and has had 3 principles since we've been here. The current principal is just as bad as the last one as he ignores the parents concerns. The middle school has been great thus far and he is really enjoying it. As far as my major concerns go here they are: 1) Tuition has increased EVERY single year we have been here. 2) They always have their hand in your wallet,milking you for everyt possible thing they can,whether shirts that you can purchase and wear on special days instead of uniforms, being very pushy for funds to finance the fine arts building and soliciting money from the grandparents who they have on file in order to send out grandparents day invitations. 3) They always have their hand in your wallet (yes I repeated it) At the end of the day I will continue to put up with this behavior because I feel that the quality of education he receives here is second to none>
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2013

FWC is great! I absolutely love my school and I am so thankful I am a cardinal!


Posted July 15, 2013

We left FWC for about a year now and have no regrets leaving the school. While at FWC we experienced bullies in students and in teachers, teachers had obvious favoritism for certain students, The education was average definitely, not worth what we had to pay, Multiple 1st and 2nd parents were encouraged place the students on ADHD medications to improve grades. Per the principal, when the students get older they will "thank you' for putting them on the drugs (of course they denied this was to make the teachers job easier.) The punishment of having to walk the playground infront of their peers or not recieving treats when others kids received them was degrading for small things like not putting your penicl down exactly when the teacher said so. There was no resolve when you voiced concerns because the teachers and principal think they're always right, even if the child ends up with an injury or was missing in class, without the teacher even noticing due to lack of supervision. My only regret is that we did take our kids out of FWC sooner.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2013

I praise the middle school. However, the quality of education, teachers, and leadership at the elem. has declined terribly. Do not buy a backpack for your child or the teacher may "prefer" a different kind so you'll be out more $ for a new one, be ready for your child be be humiliated by the teacher infront of the class to tears, as a parent be ready to be scolded by the teacher in the pick up line, be ready because the principal isn't a student or parent advocate just a teacher advocate that is more of a politically correct side stepper (If you voice a grievance it will either be ignored, snubbed, or not addressed), be ready for your child to walk laps around the playground as punishment infront of the other kids on the playground for small things like forgetting to put their name of their paper. (I even saw one little girl who had leg surgery, sutures, and cast made to walk around the playground!) Lastly if you're moving your child to the elementary from public (especially 4-5th grade) be prepared to spend literally hours each night on homework which affects your family life. Lastly DO NOT pay all the tuition upfront or it's lost if you want to pull your child out sooner.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2012

I kind of like going here. It's fun, but if u aren't lively or u don't fit in with the popular kids, ur pretty much stuck, because if u leave to a public school re-learning everything will drive u insane. If u aren't athletic u feel extremely left out. It gets better as the grades get higher; I recommend coming in, at the very lowest, 6th grade. The only great part is that there is always someone there to help, usually with the same, or a worse situation in school and personal life. And in klubhouse everyone is a great friend, but mostly because there is nothing better to do. Oh, and don't join in fifth.


Posted March 4, 2012

Our child was lost in a sea at the public Texas elementary schools. We looked very hard at the local private schools and found fwc had the most positive student and parent feedback. We wanted a rigorous academic environment, good athletics, lots of science and technology, music, language and a strong fine arts program. We felt that the christian curriculum was a bonus for moral development. We've been beyond happy with the school. And for the first time in years our child seems very happy at school as well. The teachers truly care and know the children. They are not just another student. They know the strengths and struggles of the child and work to guide them into a successful student. We cannot speak high enough of our new school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2011

After researching several private schools in the area my husband and I chose Fort Worth Christian School for our family. We felt like FWC offered so much and would give our children every opportunity for them grow and learn while developing their special talents. My daughter started FWC last year as a kindergarten student. Her experience with Mrs. Owen, her teacher, was wonderful. It was evident from the start that Mrs. Owen loves every child and has a true gift for encouraging them right where they are. This year she has Mrs. Tackett in first grade and she is loving school! We are amazed at what she is learning. We are excited to see that even in the elementary school, technology is used and the students have iPads to research and enhance their classes. Along with Christian values taught in the classroom, chapel and Bible classes are helping her learn more about God and His great plan for her life. I enjoy learning Bible verses with her. This may sound like a commercial for FWC but we couldn t be happier! We look forward to our son starting kindergarten in 2013.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2011

We have been involved with FWC for 40+ years and words can not do justice to the many ways our family has been blessed. We have children in all three buildings and the love and attention that each of them receive is beyond what we could ever ask for. Each teacher takes a personal interest in each child and goes above and beyond any expectation that we could have. We have children involved in both athletics and fine arts and the support that each child receives from the school is incredible. There is a "small town" feeling you get when you are on the campus.....it takes away the "city" feeling we would experience in other places. Each child is held accountable for his/her actions, and for this we are grateful. My children have Bible classes everyday, and are given the opportunity to worship God each day they are in school. While we believe that our home should be the main source of spiritual guidance, FWC enhances our beliefs and teachings in a wonderful way. So many families have been effected in a positive way because of the influence of the teachers, staff, administrators, and other students. We would recommend FWC to any family that we have the opportunity to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2011

Thanks to our GREAT HS art teachers Ms. "Art" and Mrs. Crist: TAPPS District Art Competition (March 3, 2011) Overall FWC Art Team 1st TAPPS State Art Competition (March 25-26, 2011) Overall FWC Art Team 5th of 21 teams Choir The FWC High School Advanced Choir scored a 1 on their performance of Mozart's Placido E Il Mar at the TAPPS Region Competition at Pantego Christian on March 7. They advanced to the TAPPS State Competition on April 9. 2nd at Winter Park Music Festival in Colorado Three soloists advanced to State for scoring a perfect 1 The FWC Endeavour Literary Magazine highlights the amazing creativity of our FWC high school students, providing a forum for the publication of their visual and written art.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2011

Fort Worth Christian School has been a profound blessing for our entire family. The teaching staff is highly qualified, but what makes them stand out is the Christ-like manner in which they teach. Our children are loved, encouraged, and nourished through a Biblical perspective. They are valued and taught to value others. The friendships they have made at FWC are priceless! I thank God every day that our children have the opportunity to learn in an environment that fosters their spiritual growth, and that also offers numerous choices for development that are not strictly academic - community service, missions, art, music, class trips, sports & more! At FWC, the whole child is nurtured. Moving our kids to Fort Worth Christian is one of the best decisions we have ever made.
—Submitted by a parent


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Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • TCSIT State Academic winners (2008)
  • TAPPS District Academic Meet winners (2009)

Arts & music

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Music
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Performing and written arts
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Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track
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School start time
  • 8:00am
School end time
  • 3:10pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Dr. Don Hooper
Gender
  • Coed
Affiliation
  • Church of Christ
Associations
  • NCSA
Fax number
  • (817) 281-7063

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Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Latin
  • Spanish

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School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Gym
  • Library
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  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
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  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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School culture

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  • Uniforms
Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Parent teacher organization athletic booster club
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6200 Holiday Lane
Fort Worth, TX 76180
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