This private school operations is below standards. The Administration is disorganized and very nonresponsive. Teachers do not conduct asssessment of the student skills or provide consistent feedback to parents. Grades are always entered late in the homework/grading system. It's difficult for parents to track their child's progress. If your child is struggling in any subject area, this is not the school for him/her. Their expectations for students are high but the teachers at the secondary lack the skills/technicques to reach the students.
Would not recommend . The Elementary part is solid , but the upper level part is below standards . There is no system of accountablity to measure student progress, and I seriously doubt the academic rigors of this instiution. I decided to switch my child back to a public school, and her teachers have indicated that she's below grade level. She was an "A" student for her three high school years at CCA
My child attended CCA for about a year. In that time, I learned that CCA does a great job positioning itself, and selling you exactly what you want to hear. Once you enroll your child, you quickly see the cracks in the system. Now, it s true that every school will have issues, and as a parent, you hope that you can partner with the school to make positive changes. Unfortunately, that was not my experience. Poor management of the pre-school and middle school; Bullying; Unmotivated teachers; teachers are unresponsive to genuine parental complaints; the teachers aren t equipped to practice differentiated learning. A teacher informed me that my son was too advanced and often bored in the class, but she had other kids who were so far behind that she couldn t dedicated the necessary time to challenge my son. The teacher was being honest but receiving no support. I also found out that the assistant teacher who was supposed to be hired to help the talented kids was never hired. Eight months in and nothing! When someone tells you that a school is good/great, ask them, compared to what?
Very dissatisfied with my sons kindergarten teacher! She was rude and yelled at the students. I have walked in unexpected to he and witnessed this myself along with my son telling me. She is also very uneducated and cannot SPELL! I have had to correct her on papers sent home several times. She would also mark correct answers wrong on my sons papers. Luckily would check his work daily. Kindergarten was a horrible experience there for him.
This will be my daughter's 4th year in elementary and my son's 1st year in high school at CCA. I have been very pleased with the curriculum and believe my daughter has learned alot about God and Christian behaviour. There is bullying in every school and while administration does have some part in dealing with it, it is ultimately the parents of a child who need to rectify it. The staff can be a flustered and come off as rude sometimes, but we all do when we are bogged down and overwhelmed. This may be a Christian school but if parents come in with an un-christian like attitude, then it is only fair to expect a somewhat lackluster response from the staff/teachers. Every situation is different and there may be circumstances for some, that were out of line by staff or teachers, but overall, it is a parents duty to keep your children from being unruly, bullying or being insubordinate.
i feel that the school raises the prices to much and if they call themselvs a christian school why is that they shwo favoritism. The school also focuses on getting more money from the kids than educating them. the school has about a handful of good teachers. Some of the stafff would treat the students unfairly based offf how much they liked them.
I have a child in Christ Chapel and have found it to be a very good school. I have spoken and had interaction with both the elementary and secondary principals and find them to be both articulate and intelligent. I have never been disappointed in bring my family to event involving the school. I even attended the graduation this year and was very pleased with the level of the event. I hope that people who look to these reviews do not go by what has been written here but will come and tour and experience Christ Chapel for themselves. I am very, very happy with the school.
We would not recommend this school to anyone. We do not believe that it is an "academy;" rather, it is a disorganized, poorly-managed, average school. It is not worth the rising tuition costs. My children went there for several years, and it had gotten progressively worse. It was embarrassing to bring family and friends to events and/or to talk with administration and staff (other than teachers). My college-educated family members were not very impressed... There are some good teachers, even a few great ones, but the administration (both for lower and upper grades) is very lacking. They are prideful and not very intelligent or articulate. There are too many chiefs and not enough indians. Also, our experience was that policies and discipline are not consistent. Prayers won't help an administration that is not focused on offering a solid, Godly, Christian education to our children.
I have read many of the recently written reviews by individuals who had a bad experience but I would like to differ with what is being said. I find that the teachers have all spent their summer working to enhance their educational experiences that they can share with their students, from Kindergarten to 12th grade. The administration follows what is written in the hand book but does look at major issues on an individual basis, as I would hope that they do. It seems that there are some people with issues that need prayer as all of these reviews have been written in the last two weeks. I would recommend Christ Chapel to anyone!
AS a former student, graduate, and employee I would only like to say that I AM EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED WITH WHAT THIS SCHOOL HAS BECOME!!! I have been with this school/church since I was born and I feel like the administration is in all honesty (Insert random swear word) LACKING!!!!! Not the teachers but the other workers such as the office staff, kitchen crew, and janitorial services arent GETTING THE PAY THEY DESERVE OR THE (Insert random swear word) RESPECT THEY RIGHTFULLY DESERVE FOR DOING THE WORK THEY DO!. They clean up messes that aren't they're own and aren't thanked for a dang thing. And the some not all of the teachers prefer to ignore the questions that the students have because the questions are apparently WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY to difficult for them to manage.
My child has attended 3 different Christian Schools and has been at CCA for several years now. Compared to the 2 other schools we attended, CCA is excellent in facilities, and offers students much more than the traditional reading, writing, and arithmetic. Because of the education provided, my child is prepared for college, he has received a well rounded education including the opportunity to participate in H.S. sports and other extra curriculum activities.
(Former elementary, middle, and high school student of CCA) There is no accurate way to review this school that would stretch the gamut of its elementary, middle, and high school. Basically, it continually falls short as the grades get higher. The elementary school is drastically different and is under a different principal than the middle and high school is. The elementary school principal has been with the school since its founding, and knows a lot about education. The reading, writing, and other skills I learned in kindergarten from this school really shaped me as a student. On the other hand, my middle and high school experience was a completely different story. Half of the teachers are an utter joke. To this day, my friends and I are convinced that one of our language teachers of three years did not have a college degree. Where the science, math, and language departments are lacking, the English and History departments excel. All in all, the high school is too new to be expecting payments of thousands of dollars in exchange for "high class" education. I could go on about the lack of organization in the administration, but unfortunately, I've run out of space.
CCA is a school with an excellent elementary school program. As you get to the middle school and high school things begin to change. The discipline in the upper school is inconsistent and students are treated based on if the administration likes them or not. The administration is inconsistent in all they do and are known to change their stories when the pressure is put on them. All in all after 5th grade you should transfer your student to a different school.
This school is not what it use to be academicaly, and some Children are treated unfairly.
As an alumni who attended the preschool, elementary school, middle school, AND high school I can say that my final thoughts of the school are horrible and upsetting. I felt as if the administration were bully's and very intimidating. I never looked forward to going to school when I was in high school. I felt as if I was mistreated and abused. There was severe favoritism and very un-christlike administration. Punishments were handed out randomly and there was no set guideline of how a situation would be handled. Overall, this place is no place for a person who is looking to be in a safe environment when learning.
I had my both of my children at this school. Note : it is nothing close to an academy by any means. In fact, public school offers a better curriculum and more qualified teachers. The administration is an illusion. They have a principal. Much like the queen of England, only there as a figure head to maintain accreditation. They use a man as the overall administrator who was originally put in place to correct their financial disasters. This place has gone to "heck" in a hand basket over the last 4 years. What ashame.
When I went to this this school I felt like the teachers didnt even know what they were teaching. It was like they went to NOVA, and they gave out punishment for no good reason. The teachers wouldn't be completely fair and they would have favorites in the class. The administration was not very nice either. They would let some students get off with a warning and other students would get suspension. It was completely unfair to students. There was no part of school that I looked forward to.
This is one of the best schools I have ever seen! With a background in education myself, I have been very pleased with everything my children have learned at the school. The curriculum is very thorough. The teachers have been wonderful, not only to my two children that are enrolled but also at making an effort to speak to my toddler every time we go to the school. I was amazed at how well the teachers and principal knew my children after only a few weeks at the school! As long as we live in this area, we will definitely be sending all of our children to Christ Chapel Academy!
So far I have been please with the preschool but have mixed feelings of the school. My child loves her preschool teacher, as do I. The problem I've had with the school is bullying. It seems some of the kids that attend the school do not act very "Christian". The kindergarten teachers are wonderful, and have been very kind & loving toward my son.
My child goes to Christ Chapel Academy. However, I am praying and looking for real good Chrstian school in Woodbridge area. Christ Chapel Academy ??? Not really. I do not think they are strong in teaching God's word and practicing to what they read from God's word, They do not follow their dressing code, May God help that school.
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