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Christ The King Catholic School

Private | PK-8 | 296 students

We are best known for specialized education program.

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $107,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $910.

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Posted July 29, 2014

My child has gone to CTK since forth grade. At first we loved it teachers were great and students were loving. After the second year it started to turn. Half of the kids are gone and so are the best teachers. The school lacks a good math program and teachers will only teach from the book. I have decided to pull my child out. I recommand testing into the gifted programs for public schools or private school. JUST NOT CTK
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2014

Christ The King School is one of the best school I have ever sent my two girls too! The teachers are caring and are willing to give one on one when neeeded. The technology is outstanding and they also can now speak spanish thanks to the wonderful teachers at CTK!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2014

At Christ the King the Principal truly lives the values that they teach. She cares about the students and CTK family. The front office staff is so helpful and kind. There are some amazing teachers. I couldn't get my daughter to be motivated about reading and Mrs. Petti worked wonders with her and we are so grateful for how much she helped her. I loved the fact that they had a video production room in the school, with green screen and all. :) We miss CTK and all of our friends there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2013

If you liked the drama of high school cliques, you'll love being a Mom at CTK. Academic: Our child was a 2nd grader and did LITTLE math. Only reading was emphasized and the teachers may or may not have degrees/certifications as they are private and do not have to adhere to state law. Our son has ADHD and they did not work well with him. They didn't begin basic math until after Christmas. When we transferred to our new school, he was so far behind and is now failing math in 3rd grade. Child Care: One price, regardless of how much you use the aftercare services, if you can use them at all. They did not have enough staff and we were on a waiting list to use aftercare, which never opened up. My husband and I work and Wednesdays, school dismisses at 2:10pm. A lot is expected of the parents. You will have to volunteer a lot, including nights at a Bingo Hall throughout the year. It is so overwhelming. Glad to have been transferred from Norfolk base as public schools are not an option in this town, with many unaccredited, which could be the reason Catholic schools survive in Norfolk. They're really one of the only options. Sad, really.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2013

My child was brand new to CTK for the 2012/2013 school year. We were so excited to be at the school! We joined the PTO, participated in fundraisers, and worked bingo. The art and music teachers there were awesome. Unfortunately, there really is a disconnect at CTK. If your kids have been going to CTK since Pre-K, you are likely to be very happy. If you have not been a part of this community for an extended period of time, you may find yourself out of the information loop. The faculty, staff and PTO really do forget that some families are new to the school! Sadly, issues for our family included a tuition miscalculation that was never straightened out, being subjected to part time faculty that did not adequately teach (2 tests all year, really?) and an ineffectual Principal who really didn't direct the teaching staff. However, my biggest complaint was the poor communication between myself, the school and my child's teachers. Given that I was looking for a more intimate, private religious education, CTK certainly fell way below my expectations. It was so disappointing for us. After all, who wants to move their child from school to school? However, we did not return for Fall 2013.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2013

I have 2 children in Christ the King school. They have both been here since pre-k and I would not have it any other way. The school is a wonderful place to learn and to grow. The staff cares about the children and the parents are not only friendly, but they volunteer for the other activities like scouts and soccer. School was never like this when I was a kid. There is a good mix of fun in with the learning so that the children do not lose interest. We are a happy family who help each other. Come check us out. There are always parents in the common area having coffee or chatting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2012

My son attended Kindergarten at CTK and is now a rising 1st grader. We love this school. CTK has such a welcoming and comfortable environment. From teachers to staff, it's obvious that they care about students and their families. The teachers do such a wonderful job. My son was reading simple stories and writing short journal entries before mid-year; his handwriting, coloring, and drawing skills improved by leaps and bounds, and his math skills actually amazed me. I couldn't be more pleased with the quality of education that he is receiving. Their science and technology is top-notch, the library is well stocked, art and music are still present here! We aren't Catholic, but my son enjoyed the weekly mass--so that's really saying something. And yes, there is fundraising--quite a bit of it--but it's worth it. This school is worth every penny we pay and then some.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2012

I can't wait for my 3rd child to be old enough to join his brother and sister! We've been at Christ the King for four wonderful years now. The faculty, staff, and families have embraced us from from the first moment we walked in the door. I come from a small town, and being at CTK reminds me of that feeling I had back home. My children's friends always say hello to me in the halls (Hello, Mrs. X!) and I enjoy seeing all of the families grow. The sense of community is continued through the school's volunteering. All parents chip in 30 hours per family each year. Many families go above and beyond with more hours, but the small 30 hour requirement has huge positive impacts. The students also engage in helping others, through volunteering and the Peer Mediation program. I love the media program, hands-on science lab, library, and after-school sports and enrichment programs. But my favorite thing about CTK is the Peacemaker tradition. Each month, a child from each class is awarded a Peacemaker pin. The award is independent of academics, but focuses on positive personality traits - helping others, listening, doing all they can do to be an ambassador of peace.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2012

Horrible! The parents are quick to judge others and make a point to make parents of new students extremely uncomfortable. Teachers spread their opinions of the students and families and administration does absolutely nothing about it. Also, be prepared to be fined if yoy are unable to work a required "volunteer"BINGO session. This is an affordable school, but you get what you pay for.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2011

Two of our children attended the school for three years (in grades kindergarten to fourth) until we left due to a military move. I miss the school so much that I had to come back and sing it's praises! First, it is a very caring and loving environment that strives to reach children at all levels from special education to high achievers. My children were challenged and received a reasonable amount of homework. There is an emphasis on positive reinforcement in their discipline that creates kids who want to be good. Very military friendly and the PTO works hard to make the school better. Every school day and event begins with prayer and the children attend mass each week -- a great spiritual foundation. I hope we get transferred back some day!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

Christ the King School has the most wonderful parents and students in the entire world. They are make our jobs as administrators and teachers a true labor of love. With their support and the incredible quality of education offered, you can't lose! Come see what we are all about.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 13, 2010

Christ the King Catholic School provides not only a great education but a great balance between love and discipline! We have been there for 6 years and love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

I love the Catholic School Education, the teachers are very loving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

When you walk into this school, you have a sense of family, love, and a true sense that the school administration will do everything to help your child achieve success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2010

I am exceptionally disappointed at the down turn Christ the King has taken. It used to have a great sense of community which focused it efforts on the betterment of our young citizens. Now, it's all about upping enrollment, which is already more than satisfactory and raising more money via activities like auctions, Bingo and selling ridiculous products. It's painfully obvious that the focus of the school's management has shifted from the students best interest to the almighty dollar. The shining stars at the school continue to be a handful of fabulous teachers. While a lot have left, a few greats remain. Sadly, the school that my children have grown to know and love is no longer. It is with a heavy heart that I will tell them that this will be our final year here if things do not change.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

We had planned to enroll in public school but decided to visit private schools too for backup. Starting with Catholic schools, I checked out the newest school in the area first. The facilities were nice but I didn't get the sense of community and family I was looking for. The moment I walked into CTK Unannounced), I was captivated. I encountered a friendly and informative director of development, who gave me a tour. I was amazed at the happy faces in the hall. They held doors for each other, greeted us respectfully, and looked generally happy to be there. I was then blown away by the technology awards, 'underwater' science lab, inviting reading area, and top-notch computer lab. I then met with the principal; her commitment to fostering students' DESIRE to learn was unquestionable. Independent test scores show that it's working. We've been there two years now and couldn't be happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2009

I have three children at CTK this year. Ms. Cotton was one of the reasons we chose this school so I was disappointed to learn she had moved on. However, I am very impressed with the new principal, Mrs. Chatham. She really listens to parents and students. She definitely loves what she does and I believe the school is going to flourish under her leadership and vision. Academic programs are being expanded and I believe CTK will be able compete with many of the more expensive private school options in our area. This along with the family feel and Christian values makes for a wonderful combination.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2009

We came to this school last year as veterans of 2 other Catholic schools. This is the best by far. Our children, in elementary school, are doing extremely well. The cirriculum is challenging (especially the 4th grade as they are expected to be more independent in getting ready for middle school) but there is also an emphasis on being a peacemaker and doing good to others. There are many opportunities for positive reinforcement from the teachers and principal. They have recently begun an accelerated reading program and they have a great science lab, library and broadcast studio that the students utilize. There is also a dedicated health care clinic staffed by an RN and parents, many of whom are also RNs. It really is very welcoming here. If I had one complaint, it would be that sometimes the communication between school and home isn't as thorough as it could be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2009

the classes are better suited for those that are not expected to do well with peer groups or those that cannot connect with others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2008

There's not a day that goes by that my children, a seventh grader and Preschooler (Pre-K), don't look forward to going to school. Christ the King provides a wonderful environment for learning, as well as focusing on character growth as an individual. Having a child in both the middle school and preschool, I can attest to the school having a superb and rigorous academic program from Pre-K on up to middle school. When you walk inside the doors of this school, you can immediately tell that it is some place VERY special. We are so grateful to be a part of this wonderful community.
—Submitted by a parent


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  • NCEA National winner: Innovations in Technology (2008)
  • SMART Technology Super School (2009)
  • NCEA National winner: Innovations in Technology (2006)

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  • Speech and language impairments

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  • Roman catholic
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  • Autism
  • Hearing impairments
  • Other health impairments
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Foreign languages taught
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  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Track
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  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Soccer
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
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  • The sense of community you will feel as you walk through our doors is incredible! Christ the King School feels very much like a large family because that is what we are - an extension of your child's loving community dedicated to their success. We develop individual learning profiles for each student because we understand that every child learns in their own special way. We celebrate every child, every day. Join us!
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Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School
Norfolk Christian High School
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3401 Tidewater Drive
Norfolk, VA 23509
Phone: (757) 625-4951

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