We have been a part of CHFBS for 3 years now. I have had children in every area (elementary, intermediate, middle school and high school). Of the many Christian schools my children have attended (due to relocation, not dissatisfaction), I can honestly say that CHFBS stands out above the rest. Strong academics, competitive sports, and most importantly, a Christ centered education are provided here. EVERY faculty and staff member exhibit this standard daily. I have always felt heard, appreciated and loved, and my children have felt the same, no exceptions. I cannot recommend this school enough!
First and foremost, Christ is being known at Castle Hills First Baptist School, so He gets all the Glory, biblically speaking. Academically, there is an emphasis on high achievement as well as doing your best by loving, caring, well adjusted, and needless to say, high ranking teachers and staff who love the Lord and are willing to go the "extra mile" for a student to achieve their endeavors. Let us not forget, the hardworking godly grandfather, father, son, brother, uncle, hence superintendent Mr. Michael Pinkston who runs rampant with his passionate personality and sincere devotion to such a Christian institution. It is truly a wonderful experience we have encountered to be under such leadership that Mr. "P" displays. If you are considering CHFBS, you will not be disappointed. And the student body are very welcoming. It's truly a family here at CHFBS. Soli Deo Gloria!
This is absolutely a top-notch school. The teachers are caring leaders that look for the best in the students. We are beyond pleased with this school and its caring, educational environment.
My daughter, who is now in the 6th grade has attended Castle Hills First Baptist School since Kindergarten. I have found that this school cares about our children. They care about their faith, their education and their overall well being. I have and will continue to recommend this school to others in the San Antonio area.
Castle Hills First Baptist has a first-rate school, with excellent students, faculty, leadership and facilities. The school prepared me for my future, and my wife and I have now entrusted the school with helping us teach our second grade daughter (with other kids to follow). If you're interested in teaching your children a Biblical worldview, then look no further. This is the place.
Our family is very happy with the school. The administration and staff are very helpful and involved. The principal is always involved in the current events of the school. The Christian environment is encouraging and develops a solid foundation.
Since the classes at Castle Hills are not as large as public school classes, students like me are able to learn easier with their teachers. While I was at public school it was difficult for me to understand math. However, after my family and I decided moving to a smaller school to test it out not only did I find Christ but I also gained an experience no public school can provide. Furthermore, The athletic program is great and the only flaw I see in it is that there is no soccer team. Other than that the school football team is great as well as our other sports.
Castle Hills First Baptist School feels like one large loving family. Together, with our parents, we are helping to raise a generation of men and women who love God with all their heart, soul and strength.
This school has completely prepared my high school student for college. She has been taught a solid biblical worldview, how to think and clearly communicate her thoughts and passions and how to be an effective servant leader. The opportunities to participate in student council, drama, choir, band, National Honor Society, Robotics, the Academy of Excellence and Leadership Development, ministry teams, worship teams, prayer groups, chapel services, mission trips, athletics, and the interaction with the highly qualified faculty staff has been invaluable. The faculty and staff care deeply for her academic learning as well as her character. The students display a unity that is uncommon and highly valued by each of the students and their families. The strong parent invovlement speaks highly for the quality of the programs and well as the administrative faculty. The Class of 2013 had 80% of the graduates receiving college scholarships. This school has been a tremendous blessing to our entire family.
This school teaches nothing relevant to the 21st century. Your child will be inundated with terrible worksheets and bible verse memorization. The Christian textbooks are so slanted and completely inauthentic, leaving out major themes. This outdated curriculum won't prepare your child for college, nor will it impress any college admissions inside or outside of Texas so forget scholarships. You can take your child to Sunday school and get a more comprehensive bible education. You're better off going to public school and placing the extra money in your 401k.
We are in our fourth year at CHFBS. When my daughter's school closed mid-year due to financial issues, we interviewed several different private, Christian schools. It was the unashamed love for Jesus Christ and the school's big plans to excell even further academcially that solidified our decision. The administration, teachers and students welcomed my daughter and now four years later we are still amazed at the love, care and education we are direct recipients of. The superintendent's energy and goals know no bounds and we are excited to see what our partnership with CHFBS brings in the next five years!
As an alumni and back as current employee Castle Hills First Baptist School has been a huge part of my life. I attended the school from Pre school to 12th grade. I am so thankful for the consistent Christian Education and the relationships that were built along the way. The school has trust God through highs and lows, and it is great to be back now working with the students and the wonderful administration.
We have invested our lives into this school (and church;) community because we see God working through the amazing people He has placed there. Mr. Pinkston works tirelessly to improve on every detail imaginable, but more importantly to make every child there know they are loved. Mrs. Jacobs, the elementary principal, is a wonderful encourager and on top of everything! From the administration to the teachers to the custodial staff, CHFBS is blessed with top-notch individuals. Our first grade daughter has benefitted greatly from an atmosphere that nurtures and challenges at the same time!
Our daughter started 8th grade this year after being home schooled for the elementary grades. Our family has been warmly welcomed by both students and teachers. We have been especially pleased with the strong leadership of the superintendent whose desire is to bring exceptional teachers on staff in order to offer a quality education as well as inspire the students to live their lives in dedication to the Lord Jesus. We couldn't be more pleased and give God the glory for His leading us to Castle Hills.
My daughter has attended CHFBS since 1st grade she is in the 10th grade now. It has been a blessing to watch her grow academically and spiritually. The class sizes are small and makes for personal one on one with the teachers.Extra curricular activities are small but growing and my daughter is in NHS, Student Council and many other clubs. My daughter has excelled at CHFBS. Both my husband and I are very pleased with CHFBS.
As a grandparent, it makes my heart rejoice as I listen to my granddaughter singing Christain songs around the house. She started her education in public school and I did not see a happy child. She dreaded going to school. Then she transferred over to Castle Hills First Baptist and the happy child that I had known returned. She was absent for a day and truly missed seeing her teacher. I am thankful for the individual attention that she receives. She is interacting in a school situation that has excellent teachers and strong leadership in the administration. I appreciate that she is being challenged academically and strives to do her best. Castle Hills First Baptist School is giving my granddaughter the education that she needs not only for today but for the rest of her life.
We thank GOD for CHFBS! Our daughter graduated two years ago from Castle Hills and son is now a junior in their High School. We have always been treated as family and we so value the legacy of Faith that has been instilled within our children, because of their education here.
I highly recommend this school. I drive to school glad to be a teacher here. I think the atmosphere is one of caring. We are able to expess the love of Christ and treat everyone with respect. I have found the academics to be strong. The students are considerate and well behaved, and I have found parent support to be high.
This is our second year at CHFBS and LOVE IT! Mr. Pinkston and staff are amazing, care for your children like no other school, and put Christ in center of the kids lives every day. Our daughter had 2 major surgeries in 4 month span. The superintendent called and prayed over our daughter for each surgery and afterwards. Pls tell me which school you know that that the superintendent calls and prayers over his/her students...hmmm? Every single member of the staff has been amazingly helpful during our first 2 years and have become our very dear family. Growing the kids in maturity of their walk with Christ is the core being of this school and the staff - they walk the walk every day!
We personally have had 2 children graduate from CHFBS, and now 'the second generation' is enrolled in 1st grade. She just relocated from out of state, and has been embraced with open arms by the students and the faculty. She LOVES going to school, and is already reading at a 3rd grade level, b/c of the teacher's strong emphasis on outside reading. We are anticipating nothing but growth in all areas of the school- academics, sports, music, languages, computer-- because of the great vision being implemented by CHFBS's charismatic and passionate new Superintendent! Also, the security of our children is a TOP priority with a good system of supervision in place. Best of all, a vital relationship with the Living God is embodied by the staff, so God is glorified in the classroom and on the field. That is in itself worth the cost of a private education and we feel it is a worthy investment, physically, emotionally and spiritually attending this school. Soli Deo Gloria.
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