This school has been such a Godsend for my kids. I have one in elementary and one in high school. My older child transferred from public school after 9th grade. I have never seen him so happy and well-adjusted--and in record time. The coaches in particular are devoted and they really love those kids and teach them so much more than sports. Those lessons will stay with them their entire lives. It has very literally changed my older child's life. My younger child has learned to apply God's word to his own life and relationships and it is priceless. The difference in his reading and writing skills from those of his public school peers is obvious. I can't say enough good things about BACS in this review. I only wish I had started them sooner.
I was privileged enough to be able to attend Bay Area Christian for all of high school. In my own opinion I gave the school a great rating, reasons for this conclusion could go on and on forever. To start, I attended not only another private school in the Houston area, but also was in the public school system. The comparison could not be further apart. Bay Area was the best school I ever attended, from the teachers to the office staff. There was a lot of love and great Christian values established as the foundation of the school. I was able to participate in many different sports and all the coaches were such a blessing to me. The values and work ethics the coaches established in me have paid off big time in my career. Its been 7 years since I've graduated, and am still thankful everyday about how much attending this school has benefitted me in a positive way.
The high school teachers don't teach, they give assignments and homework. The answer for everything is a detention. There is no love, mercy, or talking/working it out. The teachers also play favorites here. Sad place.
I am so overly ple.ased with this school i cannot begin to brag enough. This school has the best teachers and staff. To hear my children quote God's word is the most rewarding thing i could sk for in my life. I am so happy that i was given the oppurtunity to have my children here and keep them here. If you are considering a private school in the area this is the place to take them.
Bay Area Christian has been a Godsend for my family. Our daughter has done extremely well with the smaller class sizes and accelerated curriculum. It's not one of those Christian Schools that was just duct taped together overnight, but rather it is a well-established institution that offers a warm, Christian environment for my daughter's education. I use to be a firm believer that Christian Schools were a waste of time and money because of all the kids i knew attending them and how mmuch of a blow-off they were; this school is NOT that way. My daughter has homework nearly every day and the parents are very involved with the teachers. It's a sense of family. I have not experienced anything other than greatness thus far from this school and it is well worth the money.
My son has attended since 5th grade and now in 10th. Teachers were great up till you get to highschool. My son is dyslexic so has a little harder time than most and does not make the grades that I would like. I have tried to get help from a Beta student which was referred but no one ever would get back to me or help me so we could get extra tutoring. After all as much as I pay you would think we could get help. So if your kid has a hard time in school this school is very hard but good kids and well behaved and so much better than public I have to say. Just plan on a lot of work, and your kid will be smarter than being in public school. Public school is just to many bad kids and bad influence and prepare you for trouble in future.
I have been very upset about the gossip going on in the main office. Parents and students walking by can hear the slander of students and teachers. A group of secretaries were talking about a teacher where anyone can hear. I think the leadership of the school should put an end to this. It is not appropriate around students. I was hoping that a Christian school would have a positive environment, but we have not found that to be true. The body of Christ builds, it does not tear down or throw stones.
I have 2 children in BACS and have had no problems with the school or any teachers until this year! We selected to put our child in the 1/2 day K prgram, I feel this has been a waste of our time and money! She has learned some but I am NOT impressed with the teacher!!!!!! I love that they teach on Christian principles and will give the school another try but I feel this teacher is only here for one reason!!! I would recommend the schoold but would stay away from the 1/2 day program and the teacher!!
They make the education of children a partnership between school and home. There is truly an open door for information and they always make volunteers feel special. If there are any problems you are notified immediately and they seek the parents input into coming up with a solution. If you simply want to help your child suceed they are always willing to give you helpful advice and resources. Also, last but not least, they promote a positive environment for learning and growing.
No school is perfect, but BAC really works at being a well-rounded school. My child will do fine in college academically, but he is way ahead in the areas of Christian character and Christian worldview. To me, that is what counts in the long run.