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PK-12
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Chesapeake, VA
Students enrolled: 663

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1217 Centerville Turnpike North
Chesapeake, VA 23320

(757) 479-9598
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December 12, 2014
Our 3 children have attended Atlantic Shores for many years now and have received an excellent education. Two of them have graduated and gone on to successful college careers, the third will be taking Dual Enrollment college level classes soon. They have received a well-rounded, Biblical education, with their faith being integrated into every aspect of their lives. The teachers invest in and challenge each student and strive to bring out the best in every child. When there are problems, they are handled with discretion and sensitivity. No school is perfect; the math and science classes at the high school level could be a little stronger, but overall the academic program is excellent. The fine arts and athletic programs are also strong. Our family highly recommends Atlantic Shores Christian School!

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2014
Atlantic Shores is one of a kind. My 3 children have blossomed and grown academically, spiritually and emotionally from their time at Atlantic Shores. As a parent, I know that every day my children are being loved and taught from a Biblical perspective. They are exposed to multiple opportunities daily to learn in Specialty classes from experienced educators. Every teacher invests in the lives of my children and the joy of the Lord fills the school. Atlantic Shores values excellent education, Christ centered learning and family relationships. They are excellent communicators and value parental participation. I am blessed to be secure in the fact that my children are gaining more than an education, they are growing in character. Atlantic Shores is an amazing school.

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2014
I have four children that span in ages with two who have completed college and two in middle school. Atlantic Shores has done an amazing job with partnering with us as parents with the goal to build Christian character and providing an environment for our children to thrive academically to their fullest potential. The teachers sincerely care about each of our children's success. It says a lot when our kids love coming to school each day. Teachers and Administration are always available and open to discuss questions and concerns. We are super blessed to have a local school that strives for excellence in every way. You cannot find a better, more well rounded CHRISTIAN school in the Tidewater area.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2014
We put our three younger kids at Shores this year and have been so thrilled. We have been to different private schools, public school and even home schooled. This is our "home" and the kids are very happy and thriving. What we appreciate the most about Atlantic Shores is the leadership. We have experienced a humility, vision and strength in the leadership that is not seen at all Christian schools. It is a truly positive learning environment where the teachers and staff genuinely care about all the kids. There is strong discipline without the legalism. The academics are challenging, and the school accommodates different levels of learning. For example, our kids are able to take duel enrollment college courses while at Shores. We are also very happy with the proactive college planning that Shores does. They have great athletics too. Two of our kids are in varsity sports and have really enjoyed it, done well and most importantly continued to grow in their Christian character. We would highly recommend Atlantic Shores.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2014
Atlantic Shores Christian's elementary provides a loving Christian environment that will help your child develop a solid Christian foundation. We were very happy in grades 4-6. Once our child transferred to the secondary campus it was a different experience. The behavioral problems which surface with "preteens" and "teens" are not dealt with appropriately. Discipline is far too lenient. The school is expanding so the need to keep enrollment high is probably will not serve families well. The school is not highly selective in the admissions process; if you can afford the extremely affordable tuition, and the child has no documented severe behavioral or criminial behavior in their background, you're in. At the high school level the academic rigor will not prepare most kids for top tier colleges, but is a more a prep school for Liberty University. We had planned to transition into public schools after the 8th grade, but with all of the factors above including a very bad experience my daughter had where discipline was not administered appropriately, we made the transition after 7th grade. In math and science, the curriculum is quite a bit behind the public schools of chesapeake.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2014
My daughter attended this school last year and we liked the school. There are a few cons I would say about this school though. The tuition is extremely high and when you apply for financial aid, they barely give you enough off to even consider it financial aid. Also they are constantly charging you for stuff. They took pictures several times, created crafts and did other activities and for all the money we paid in tuition I didn't realize we'd be spending a whole lot more throughout the school year. The worst was the Kindergarten graduation, they sent an email saying you could pay $300 to reserve the front row. They are money hungry at this school for sure. The class sizes are pretty big, there were 22 children in my daughters class so I didn't feel like my daughter got the attention she would get if she went to a private school with smaller classes. Lastly, they are teaching common core math which is what public schools are learning and I think that curriculum is horrible. I felt that for all the money we paid in tuition, the curriculum would be different. Overall, if you have money to spend and can afford it, this is a good school.

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2014
Great school! Faculty and Administration are warm and inviting. We love the dual enrollment option for our children. Each of our kids have been a part of the fine arts program and love it! Athletically, our student-athletes are challenged and cared for. Couldn't ask for more!

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2013
The administration and office staff are organized, accessible, and encouraging to both parents and students. The administrator, Gary Carlson, is a visionary who has cast a multi-year plan, including acquiring additional land, and expansion of school and athletic facilities. The Dual Enrollment and Advanced Placement classes are wonderful under the guidance of Dr. Lyons. Our student now has college credit, while in high school and the GPA advantage to attend the college of choice. The academic faculty, for the most part, communicate class objectives clearly and are accessible to both parents and students.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2013
No school is perfect, but Shores is pretty close. Teachers who love and care for their students. They are willing to go the extra mile to help their students especially teachers at the middle and high school. I have been associated with this school for many, many years and it keeps getting better. You want your children to get a quality education, send them to Atlantic Shores Christian!

- submitted by a community member
June 03, 2013
I have one child graduating this year, and one promoting to the secondary campus as a 7th grader. This is the only school my two have ever known. The teachers have given them not only a great academic foundation but an amazingly strong spiritual one as well. My oldest will go off to college in the fall, and I am positive Atlantic Shores has prepared him in all aspects, not only to succeed in the classroom but also stand on the christian principles that we, along with the Shores' staff and faculty have taught him. I look forward to see what God has in store for ASCS in the future, and so blessed that my youngest will continue to develop the same qualities as his big brother.

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2013
Are you looking for an excellent Christian school? YOU WILL FIND THAT and SO MUCH MORE at Atlantic Shores Christian! The academics are challenging, preparing your student for the rigors of college course work. The athletics department molds children with Christian principles, while creating opportunities for them to shine. Coaches emphasize their strengths and push them to success both on and off the playing field. My student's friends encourage her through prayer and time together in the word, prompted further by the great spiritual team of leaders (teachers and chaplains) that are working together to bring the kids closer to the Lord. The students enjoy missions work, planning trips and activities for Community Service, and they have great Chapel services with a worship band and praise team. Our daughter enjoys Atlantic Shores because of who they expect her to be, she has risen to the challenge. It has been a great fit for our family.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2013
GREAT PLACE.....love the staff....very friendly and helpful. I feel welcome every time I come into the building. Would definitely recommend this school to anyone looking to send their child to a private school.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2013
Baseball program is way beyond unethical. Coaches are "horrible" head coach repeats this mantra to ALL the players. very degrading and abusive to the players. Lot of favoritism towards coaches family "friends," regardless of how many errors they make on the field....and if you play on his off season team (which you will pay a lot for) it might help... Stalks the kids if they talk to another coach and threatens them with no playing time. Coaches stayed in rooms with players when out of town. Lot fraternization and socializing--one coach went to prom with several players at another school. don't go here for baseball if you value your child's self esteem. Coach has "yelled" at parents individually on multiple occasions. Administration allows this abusive behavior and conduct.

- submitted by a community member
March 04, 2013
I love everything about Atlantic Shores! Their staff is friendly. Their administration is great. I have three children that attend Shores from ages 4-11. My children are loved and cared for all day long. They are shown the love of Jesus in all areas. I am so blessed to have my children at such an amazing school !

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2012
Overjoyed! That is how we would sum up our experience with Atlantic Shores! The teachers are such a blessing in our lives. They take time to fully communicate with the parent AND the student, providing spiritual and educational guidance and support. The Secondary Campus Guidance Department, Dr. Lyons and Mrs. Graham are incredible and such a benefit to the families they serve. They make it their personal goal to see our children succeed, while in school and in life. When selecting a Christian School, you want to know that your child is surrounded by believers who "walk the talk" and THEY DO! We have been blown away by the academic offerings and spiritual life programming. Mr. Peters, Mr. Glissman, and Mr. Jones are strengthening our childrens faith by giving them real life examples of Christ-in-us ways of living. They have open doors to address situations like bullying, friendships, parent-child disagreements, and how to deepen their spiritual walk. These men invest in our children and genuinely care about their spiritual grounding. We are so happy we came to Shores. The Lord has blessed our family in so many ways!

- submitted by a community member
June 12, 2012
I pick up a pk student 3 days a week from the after school program. The staff is very friendly and the student I pick up loves the people working there. He always brings home some sort of project or activity that was worked on. I have come away very impressed and thankful that this child is being brought up in a loving, christian atmosphere.

- submitted by a community member
April 28, 2012
Been at the school a few yrs. Really disappointed in the leadership. BULLYING is out of control; as in other write-ups in this file; among the students, teachers; selective targeting by administration once a kid is labeled. School is driving kids past their limits and have no mercy on putting them in such unhealthy positions. Another write up mentioned teachers write up a kid and never tell them why. It s true. Parents are often not consulted prior to action being taken. I have found teachers at the "Lower Campus" to have little control/supervision of classrooms. Kids allowed make fun of different kids and bully them even worse due to lack of oversight/supervision.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2012
As a mother of two sons who recently graduated, I can say they were well prepared for college! The dual enrollment program gives them access to freshman courses and a great understanding of what college will expect from them. I highly recommend Shores for preparing your child for college!

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2011
I love ASCS! The dual enrollment classes are wonderful in preparing students for college. The advanced classes at the elementary level really prepare students for honors, AP, and dual enrollment classes at the upper campus.

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2011
Our daughter had an excellent year at ASCS this past year. The quality of education was excellent, and she acquired an outstanding group of new friends. She was able to earn college credit for her AP Literature class. She was able to qualify for dual enrollment courses, so that at the end of her senior year, she will have earned 16 semester hours of college credit.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2011
As a seventh grader, my son is being challenged academically and also helped spiritually through great teacher support and student friendship. He has grown so much this year and his self esteem has soared because of the older students that mentor him and the teachers who take the time to listen and help him with his academics.

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2010
As a parent of ASCS graduates I have been thrilled with the spiritual impact the school has made on my children, and the impact it has had on the way they parent their own children. I have watched the school grow over the years, but not compromise in teaching and modeling a Biblical worldview in all areas. Top notch academics too!!

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2010
Atlantic Shores Christian School is a great school. We visited all of the Christian schools in the area before selecting ASCS. It is wonderful to have a school that is academically challenging and holds the students spiritually accountable without being legalistic. All of my kids have attended through high school. Two have graduated from ASCS and are now achieving at a very high level at two of the most challenging universities in the country. The teachers care about the students and challenge them to be the best they can be. It has made a hugh impact on my kids. Thank you ASCS.

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2010
My children have been going to Shores since K4. My eldest is at the upper campus and youngest the elementary. Both have had excellent experiences thus far. Spiritual and academic excellence drives everything they do at ASCS. Teachers and coaches are experienced and deliberate in their efforts to challenge, improve and (most importantly) love my kids. Atlantic Shores is awesome!

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2010
Horrible environment - horrible bullying. They do not teach kids to become independent. Parents are vindictive and hateful.

- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2010
Major problems at the high school. Our child has attended this school for many years and will not be returning this year due to many issues at the high school. Suppose to be a Christian school, but you would not know it by the actions of the students in the school, parking lot and school activities. Where are the teachers and administration when these things are going on?! The administration seems to have different standards and rules for their star athletes as compared to the rest of the student body. So if you have a star player go for it. Seen more love and repect shown to fellow students and teachers at public shools. Also they seem to have a difficult time retaining teachers. Many leave part way through the academic year. Save your money. There are better choices out there.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2010
I have been an ASCS parent for 8 yrs and was very satisfied until my son went to upper campus.This school is ridiculous! At a Christian school you would assume that the teachers would guide the children, pray with them when a child needs guidance, fill them with confidence and challenge them; NOT THE CASE HERE AT ASCS! The discipline here at ASCS is this: a teacher writes up a child; sends the slip to principal; child/parent receives this slip 2 days after incident. Keep in mind the teacher does not tell child that they are doing something wrong prior to being written up! How can a child learn if a teacher does not point out wrong doing? Wrong meaning gum chewing, running in hall, asking too many questions iin math!! Oh, and if your child needs any type of accomodatiions-resource accomodations are non existent!

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December 16, 2008
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so im a student and i love this school!! i have been going to ASCS sence preschool...its a blessing that i know im getting a great education, new relationships, and getting closer to God !

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Atlantic Shores Christian School
1217 Centerville Turnpike North, Chesapeake, VA  23320
(757) 479-9598
Last modified Atlantic Shores Christian School is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Atlantic Shores Christian School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top