Bullying is rampant at Second Baptist School. The administration is aware and intentionally indifferent. Any student who complains of bullying receives retribution and not compassion nor correction. The school is an embarrassment to its stated Christian faith.
Our child is extremely happy at this high school. The students are welcoming and confident. God is a center of conversation every day. Administration and teachers are genuinely caring and the counselor goes above and beyond for each student. The school spirit is contagious. The curriculum is challenging and facilitating, while paving the way so everyone can reach his or her potential toward success.
There is little diversity, barely any. Unless you are white, republican, conservative, wealthy, and have attended SBS your whole life (families know each other), you will not fit in. I was miserable. The bible classes are fear inducing, and a waste of time. I encountered two bohemian, artsy teachers during my time at Second, one quit and the other was mocked endlessly for being a vegetarian. Awful environment, and a waste of money. Poor education.
Second Baptist School strives to do the will of God and seek excellence in ALL that they do! We are so amazed by the thoughtfulness and dedication that goes into every single event and decision at SBS. The Administration is visible and approachable, the Faculty and Staff are professionals, and the best part is, they do everything with kindness and love! Communication is amazing! From Athletics to Fine Arts, parental support/education, devotionals for Moms and Dads, after school activities, Chess Club before school, Boy Scouts, and the AMAZING student centered learning, we have found our forever school! Thank you SBS, we appreciate ALL that you do. I encourage interested families to visit Second Baptist School... you will not be disappointed.
We just started the school this year 2014. We have a child in kindergarten, and another in Pre-k. So far, We are extremely happy with EVERYTHING about the school. When we recently attended a meeting for the kindergarten class, the teacher went over the curriculum for the year, very very impressive!! The staff has always been very nice and helpful. First day of school went like this, walking into school, there was a police officer directing walking traffic, my heart leaped, with all the craziness that goes on in today's world, it was nice to see an armed police officer (they also have armed security) We then had convocation, student body and parents gathered in the church, the head of the school spoke to the students about, God, Maturity, responsibility, respect, reputation, leadership, choices, character, and so on, and so on... In the end, the entire staff held hands, and made a circle around the students and prayed. It was very moving!! If you are looking for a school, instills values, teaches Christianity and how to apply in ones daily life, as well as an excellent advanced curriculum, then I would highly recommend Second Baptist!
If your child is a good student, they will not challenge or support their learning because they are not important. No matter how much money you donate. There are occasional teachers in the lower school who understand excellence. However, there is no communication between parents and teachers after elementary school. They do not even have scheduled conferences. Maybe for elementary, but not for middle or high school.