Our experience with CCS has been excellent. Our children are challenged and they really enjoy their classmates and teachers; this is a quality learning environment with emphasis on faith and character development. The leadership is solid and principled.
For new students is hard, not academically but socially for both parents and students. It seems the only want to socialize to get your money with fundraisers. My kid did not make one single friend that he can hang out after school. Academically, the do make the kids work, and but if your kid are in GT classes on an Exemplary Public School, then is about the same. Some Teachers are good, but others that have kids there are not too much into it. It seems they are just there to get the discount and don't put too much effort into it.There is a peaceful atmosphere for the kids. But they do not take constructive criticism very well, and at times are not honest with incident that happens with kids at school when they get hurt. Really is a nice school, but for the tuition we pay they should do a better job with new kids. Teacher tend to feel more comfortable with kids that have been there for awhile, like 1st grade or so. They do try to make money out of you with Tutoring that really you can do yourself at home, and maybe the kid might not needed if those teachers that are there for the discount make an extra effort for it. As a christian school, is hard to fit in.
I have been at Cypress Christian since KIndergarten, I will be going into the 9th grade next year and I wouldn't trade the last nine years for anything. Some people don't understand Cypress because they don't understand the purpose. The purpose of CCS isn't to be like a public school with Bible class. CCS is small, and we understand that. But, you can be friends with ANYONE. For example, when I walk in the hallways I wave at the seniors and they wave back at me! It is an overall friendly environment. But, just because it is a friendly place does not mean that it is perfect. Kids still go through struggles just as the teachers do. I think the most important thing at CCS is the spiritual part. Not only do I learn facts about the Bible, I learn life lessons and I think because of that, I have a very strong walk with God. The teachers are examples of what my walk with God should be like. I love this school and I never would even think about moving!!
I went to this school my entire life! I received an amazing education and am now working on my masters and will be going for my doctorate. The teachers love and care about the students. They have an amazing learning center from elementary all the way through high school. They help students who need any extra help in the classroom. Children with any form of disability. If there are ever any problems with students they are dealt with accordingly, no cheating, no bullying. I will send my children to this school, I know they will love it just as much as I did.
I went to this school and graduated from here. If I could, I would go back. This school helped me reach goals that I never thought possible. The Learning Center was amazing with awesome teachers who really care about the students. I would recommend this school to everyone, I made lifelong friends and we are still quite close today. This is the best school I was ever glad to be from.
I feel compelled to praise this school and especially their leadership and their commitment to academic excellence. Our family has attended 2 other Christian schools over the years, and this school has achieved the very difficult balance between spiritual authenticity and grace while offering challenging curriculum/academics. My children talk about how much they enjoy school incessantly, and more importantly, they are engaged in their coursework. They have a very diverse spectrum of extra-curricular offerings from sports teams to drama and debate clubs. There is something here to satisfy the interest of any student. The type of accolades our current graduates are receiving substantiates the direction our administration has pursued. I expect to see God working to continue to bless the efforts of the godly leaders of this school. CCS truly is the best kept secret in our area.
CCS is such a unique and special school because the faculty and staff are amazingly loving, nurturing, and go beyond what is expected. Rare is the school where you see teachers truly love your child and God so much that it just radiates! The curriculum is advanced, the class sizes are small, and there are so many ways for children to use their gifts from God. In elementary there are recreational soccer/ baseball teams and a running club. (Competitive teams start in 6th grade.) There are art competitions, spelling bees, science fairs, speech meets, drama and music productions, and more. I have not seen any bullying where the school we previously attended couldn't seem to get it under control. The children are taught to respect and love one another- it seems to be working. Our children moved in well after kindergarten, but were readily accepted and included with the other children. I've also been impressed with the individualized instruction- for example, three different spelling lists, different book groups etc. CCS is an amazing school. Clearly others agree, since enrollment has significantly increased again this year.
All I wanted for my child was to make one friend and to have an academically challenging year. I tried to get together with folks but went largely ignored all year. This was one of the saddest years of my child's education. There were few academic challenges and I felt very looked down on for not fitting the typical profile. I wish we could have made just one friend here - one friend makes all the difference in the world. Maybe next year will be better?