We have five children who attend Faith and couldn't be happier with our choice! This will be our fifth year at the school. Faith is a wonderful, protected, Christian environment for your child to grow in spiritually and intellectually. We have had great experiences in the elementary and high school but middle school is where Faith truly shines. The teachers, administration, and support staff are awesome! They have been there for many years with little turnover because they love what they do, the people they work with, and the impact they make in our children's lives. If you are considering the school, go for a visit. The campus is always welcoming for visitors and you can meet our fabulous admission director and learn more about the school and decide for yourself if Faith is a good fit for your child! Regarding the negative comments: Cliques? a few, but the majority are sweet welcoming families, two fundraisers a year at Faith both optional, none of my children have been in athletics and they fit in just fine, service hours are the same as public HS, my daughter loves Faith. If anything, I would say the girls get more awards and hold more leadership positions than boys!
This is an extremely marginal High School. The attrition from the High School recently is alarming. Of the upcoming 2015 class, there were 92 freshman and 29 (30 %) of those kids left over the last 3 years! Many previously longtime Faith families are now sending their younger children to other schools. We felt it lacked genuine leadership. The administration is seen as out of touch by many of the High school students and parents.The quality of the education has suffered greatly due to the departure of excellent teachers,staff and coaches.
I have a son that attends Faith. It is such a refreshing feeling sending my son to a school where I know he will be surrounded by like minded children whose parents have the same values in parenting that we do. The school does a great job at integrating Christian biblical values into the curriculum as well as challenging the students academically and creatively. I am excited that my son is given the opportunity in the classroom to learn the material in a very creative and unique way that has given him a desire to continue to learn. As a public school teacher myself, I know that in public school that does not happen due to the emphasis on state testing. Faith is filled with a great genuine staff that really cares for the students and their success. I have been thoroughly impressed with our experience and am looking forward to more in the future.
Sending our children to Faith is one of the best decisions our family has ever made. Faith is a wonderful school with staff members who love Jesus and love their students. The best word that comes to mind is genuine - everyone from the administration to the teachers to the students and families. Of course no place is perfect but I am honestly shocked my the negative reviews of Faith. Our family will forever be grateful for our time at this school!
Huge disappointment. We had hoped for the tuition our children would receive rigorous academics, they did not. Why pay for a curriculum similar to area public schools? Aside from the inferior academics to say this school is "cliquish" with parents/students is an understatement, the focus on athletics is too heavy, much heavier than it is on following Christ or the curriculum. If you love fundraising for your school than this is the place for you! If you want an excellent, rigorous, challenging, education for your children in a Christian environment where TRUE CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP is taught then you need to research area private Christian schools who truly cater to both. Again, what a wasted year for our students, one we will never get back.
We have 2 kids at Faith and simply love this school! The heart of the school is true and the aim to ensure the staff and teachers all have a correct biblical worldview in order to help develop students that are authentic Christian leaders. Our kids have participated in and benefited from excellent academic, sports, and arts programs and we have found a place that not only embraces and loves on our kids, but welcomes parents as well. This community is like no other we've been a part of. We thank God for Faith!
We appreciate Grapevine Faith holding true to their mission statement: developing and graduating authentic, Christian leaders. Our two children thrive in this atmosphere and have had so many opportunities to use their talents for God! We are thankful for the wonderful people who surround our children daily and point them to Christ at every turn.
If you are going to enroll your children here, be prepared to slog for this school, from the relentless fundraising to the so called "service hours". Sadly, the academics is subpar and most of the parents clannish and preoccupied with the dog and pony show that engulfs the athletic frenzy in this institution. I am all for athletics,but with a balanced perspective. Authentic Christian leaders? I beg to defer. The best decision I made was to remove my children from this toxic, self righteous, self serving,and academically inept environment.
Our children have been poured into, challenged and loved at Faith! It has been a wonderful experience. The Faith family is a community of love and support. A personal relationship with Christ is encouraged and nurtured. The academics continue to grow in rigor and challenge. Our students are building leadership and critical thinking skills that will help them in their college and adult years.
Beware especially if you have a daughter. They do NOT walk the talk! Girls are not their top priority. The boys rule. The administration believes they should only deal with the fathers and they really don't care to hear what a woman has to say. Believe me our family has given thousands of dollars to this school & until we were faced with a situation that involved some answers from the administration we did not realize they actually are too busy with their traveling & speaking events to deal with what is taking place in their own school. No female should feel like she cannot speak up because a man is the one chosen by God to be the one in charge. Young girls need to realize that they have a voice & the mother's of these girls need to be heard by all!!!!
Do not send your child to this school unless you are rich enough to pay for their success. Spend enough money and you can buy your child the leading role in a play or a starting position on a Varsity team. GIrls will never succeed at this school either. All emphasis is placed on males doing well. The education is very poor, especially in math and science. The administration is a joke and is nothing but a good 'ole boys club that play and travel together on "mission" trips. Bottom line, DON"T WASTE YOUR MONEY!!
Faith is a wonderful school. My child has grown spiritually as well as academically. She is surrounded by loving christian teachers in a warm, caring environment. I can't say enough great things about this school. We are so thankful to be a part of the Faith family.
Our daughter is a middle school student at Faith, and she thrives there in every way. She is a very academic student, and she is seen as a unique individual who is a hard worker and who loves school. She has never been bullied or even excluded at Faith, and that's saying something for any middle schooler at any school. The school does a great job of proactively teaching important issues early on, such as anti-bullying, cyber awareness, dressing appropriately, etc. Our daughter's teachers are positive role models who go above and beyond, and we love the family atmosphere.
I am a 15 year old girl, I attended Faith Christian School for 5 years and it was very hard for me. I am a very outgoing person and I love learning but I never fit in with any of the cliques. Despite their claim to not put up with bullying, I had almost no help whatsoever with the all of the girls that hurt me. and it wasn't an out loud bullying situation, it was quiet bullying. Where they would talk behind my back, look at me and avoid me all the time, and make fun of me. I do not regret going there because I can now relate to all of my friends at my new school because we all use to be bullied in some way, but trust me when I say your child has to fit in for him/her to have a good experience at this school. I have heard some people have a great experience there until middle school and high school which is what happened to me. We constantly had pep rally's and fundraisers all the time, and with 30+ kids in a class, I couldn't ever even as any questions if I didn't understand without feeling stupid. Make sure you are carful before you put your kid here.
Not a true preparatory school. Expectations not met regarding academics, no more rigorous than public school. There is a definite 'clique' in this school & they focus on football, cheerleading & fund-raising. If you want a true 'Christian' school with a rigorous syllabus then your better off at true prep schools not far away as the D/FW area has several highly rated schools unlike Faith.
Faith is a good school for students that fit in the Faith box . If your child can learn in a fast-paced, traditional setting, Faith may be a good fit for your child. Unfortunately, the school does not provide resources for students that may learn with a less traditional approach. From our personal experiences, the administration seems to have a holier than thou attitude when it comes to their approach with students that may think outside of the Faith box, which is troubling coming from a Christian school. In fact, we witnessed a more tolerant and caring attitude toward our child when attending secular schools. That being said, Faith has an excellent ability to integrate Biblical beliefs and values into all school subjects, which should be commended. Careful thought should be taken when deciding whether to enroll your child at Faith.
We were blessed to get into Faith when my son was starting 2nd grade. He is now in 6th. It has been a wonderful experience. It was like joining a big family where everyone is very loving and always ready to help. The education is top notch. He is challenged by the curriculum, but teachers are always willing to help, before or after school or even during their own lunch. I was concerned for my son this year starting junior high. It has been such a great experience for him. The junior high teachers know exactly what the pre-teens need. My son is not a sports kid, however he really enjoys being involved with the Creative Arts Department and all of their wonderful offerings. Our friends and family can't believe the quality of the productions that Faith produces. If sports is your child s interest, Faith has an excellent sports program also. I think you could look the world over and not find a better bunch of people that make up the teachers and staff of Faith Christian School. They not only talk the talk, but they walk the walk. They will walk right beside your child coaching and cheering them on every day.
In response to the April 19 2011 review, my child has gone to Fairh for six years now and not once has a class been cancelled or work not scheduled because of plays. My child has participated in plays and is expected to turn in his homework on time and complete. He had to turn in his work just like everybody else. Also, the musicals aren't a fundraiser for the school. Yes, they charge admittance for the musicals which is to cover the costs to put on the play. It's a good school and has problems just as every school does. If you are looking for perfection you won't find it here. This school is run by humans which we all know are flawed so there are going to be some issues. If you want no issues at all then homeschool your kids.
I have 3 kids at Faith and am so thankful for this school. It is actually more like a family! The staff from the principals to teachers to lunch workers love on these kids with a genuine heart of ministry! The academics are solid, the creative arts program is amazing, and the small size allows students to be involved in so many different things....lots of opportunities to develop and grow!
Emphasis on fundraising and promoting the school's image takes precedence over education here, with heavy recruitment of parents and students. We have seen classes cancelled and homework pushed back so students can practice their musicals and plays during class hours. (Musicals and plays produced to raise funds for the school). For those of us that actually have social lives and spiritual enrichment apart from school, it was particularly cumbersome having to sacrifice family time and be involved in school affairs during afterschool hours and weekends on a regular basis. To top it all, we researched and discovered that comparatively, the academics here is not at par, which is unfortunate, considering the high cost of tuition.
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