When we first moved to VA we looked for a school and this one stood out. Very small school with the average being 10 kids per class
AMAZING SCHOOL! My husband and I have had our child in this Academy for about two years now. We love the atmosphere and everyone (Parents and Teachers) really do care for our family. The academy is Military friendly and understands the struggles the parents and students can go through with the military lifestyle. Last year when my husband deployed, one of the teachers placed a map to track the parents on deployment so all the children can talk about it and realized that their friends are going through the same thing. We have never felt more welcome to be a part of something then I do here. It s one of the best decisions we have ever made for our child.
Both of my children have been attending OVCA for the past 4 years. I love the caring, nurturing environment that they are in daily and my daughter has progressed so much more than she ever did in the public education system. I would highly recommend this school to anyone looking for a Christ centered education for their children.
Selecting this school for our 2 1/2 year old was the best decision my husband and I ever made. After a month enrolled the school, I realized how glorified babysitting at a daycare was not a good option. The Pre-K program has taught her to listen, take direction, count, and identify letters, know all colors and shapes, it's amazing! The structure is actually the best part, children crave structure and our daughter shows it, I have not had any issues dropping her off in the morning, she loves it! The uniforms have been very easy for myself as well, I don't have to think about what she's going to wear each day and 5 uniforms are suitably for all seasons.
I have two little ones in the Pre-K program one in Pre-K 2 1/2 and one in Pre-K 4. My "baby" is counting everything, and recognizes almost all her letters and the years not even over!! My pre-K 4 year old CAN READ!!! I am not saying she can sit down and read a novel by any means BUT she can read simple books like "i like stars" she learns so much from her teacher i cant say enough!
My son 3 year old attended this school for about 2 months and my husband and I felt it wasn't a good fit for him. He was expected to sit down and do classwork but he wasn't ready for this type of structure. When we would pick him up we would get negative feedback from his teacher ("he had a terrible day" or "he was horrible"). The overall environment was nurturing and the other parents seemed to appreciate it. I had a hard time with my perceived lack of flexibility.
My view of OVCA is it's Christian school that is founded in family and community values. The PreK-3 program provides an introduction to daily school routines in a fun, supportive & caring way, as the students are introduced to the basics of learning. The PreK-4 program provides an academic education that makes learning fun & exciting as the students learn to read & write count, add & subtract along with experiencing basic science & art. The Kind. through 6th grades creat a challenging, yet rewarding academic program, where the students test out one to two grades advanced of their present class year.The school on a whole is involved in reclycling programs and various fund raisers.
i am a former student of ocean view christian academy and I highly reccomend this school to anyone who wants their child to have a good education and surround themselves with people who genuinelly care about you and your children.
As a previous teacher with 2 children that have been in the academy, I find that everyone is highly qualified and willing and able to go above and beyond the call of duty. Both of my children have tested on their achievement tests in the 90th percentile and above. Academics are a high priority at this school. Christ is number one in the heart of the teachers and the leadership. I would recommend this school to everyone.
My son is becoming a caring and responsible young man because of the "village" at OVCA. He has responded to the teachers and staff in a way that truly has blessed our whole family. Thank you OVCA for all you have done already. We are looking forward to next school year.
My child has attended OVCA for the past five years, and has blossomed since the very beginning. Compared to the education and support he received in public school, his growth both spiritually, educationally, and socially at OVCA has been amazing. The loving staff of teachers and volunteers has made OVCA as much a family as an excellent educational institution.
My children went to Ocean View Christian Academy for one year. If the military had not moved us from the area we would still be there. The education was top notch and the teaching staff and administration went far beyond what we expected of them. The teachers did an excellent job in the class room and both of my children were ahead of their classmates when they moved on to their next school. I would highly recommend this school to anyone looking for QUALITY CHRISTIAN EDUCATION. Compared to the larger private schools in the area, their prices were excellent., and I highly recommend you check them out!
I am a parent of two children attending OCVA. One is in Pre-K and the other in 6th grade. Both children have had excellent opportunities for growth and success provided by their teachers and administrators. Quoted from my 6th grader, "I like my school because of the small numbers and challenging curriculum. I am able to get the help I need if something is hard for me. I also like the activities we do. My teacher cares about us and about our success!" Quoted from my Pre-Kinder, "I like playing with my friends and all the fun stuff we do!" All-in-all I have to say we are pleased and continue to support OCVA.
I am a proud parent of an OVCA preK student. I boast to everyone about the quality of education my child has received. I have watched my child's skills, both social and educational blossom in this past year. We are excited for the next school year to begin. OVCA has wonderful teachers and staff alike that care not only about the student, but also about the parents and other family members. I am proud to be a member of the OVCA community.
Ocean View Christian Academy (OVCA) has been a blessing sent from God to our family. My grandson came to live with us when he was in the sixth grade; He is now completing the 11th grade this June. OVCA is a small family of caring people; the church members, pastors, Welcome Center volunteers, staff, former staff, teachers and former teachers have helped my grandson become successful academically, spiritually, and feel a part of this "extended family". Thanks to OVCA, my grandson scored Post Highschool (PST) on all of his recent Stanford Academic tests. He plans to go to college after next year, his senior year at OVCA.
I have had both of my children at the academy for over 5 years. I am very pleased with their education. The teachers are very qualified and have a very caring attitude toward the children. I have found that this attitude goes beyond the school hours. If a child is behind in a subject, many times they are willing to stay after school hours and tutor children in their work. I would recommend this school to any who wants a christian education for their child.
I am a parent who has had two children in this academy from preschool thru middle school. I have been very pleased with their academic achievement over the years. The A Beka curriculum is great and the concern and the care for the students by the teachers go far beyond what is required. It is also encouraging that even thru the economic downturn we have been experiencing the first priority is the education and well being of the student. I would not hesitate to recommend this school to anyone who wants academic excellence in a christian environment.
I used to be a teacher at Ocean View. They used to have a quality Christian education program with teachers who had a great deal of experience. As of last Friday because they only care about making the money notthe quality of education they laid off two teachers with over 30 years of experience teaching in Christian Schools. I was the first to go since I only had 20 years. Now the students are being taught by two people who haven't even completed their education degrees. Also chlidren with learning disablilties are getting left behind because there is no one to help them. If you are looking for quality Christian education this is not the school you should look at. This school is being run by administrators who only care about money and not your childs education!
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