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Fort Worth Christian School1
Posted October 03, 2014
- a parent
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.