I have been an educator in private schools for 15 years. When I first visited CHFBS, I assumed that what I was hearing about its being "so great" was a lot of sales hype, but I was mistaken! It really lives up to its reputation. My daughter loves it there, and I am very impressed with the quality of teaching, and the real life-skills/leadership training that they put into their students.
My children and kinder and second grade. Homework amount is just right. Enough to reinforce learning and build good homework discipline but not so much that there is no time for family or play - two things that are also important to development.
Students are praised for effort as well as accomplishment. They are expected to produce solid results but they are never shamed into it. Rather they are encouraged and supported. This builds persistence and determination.
The children focus on character qualities throughout the year and receive honors for exemplifying those character traits. This school puts feet to its commitment to build character as well as academic excellence.
I have a child in second grade and one in kinder. This school is fabulous! Academically my children excel while the school integrates fun into learning. My children enjoy going to school and feel cared for by their teachers. This school also provides a solid Christian foundation that reinforces what we teach at home. This is a terrific place to send your children!