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Oak Harbor Christian School

Private | PK-8 | 16 students

 

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Posted July 30, 2014

OHCS needs major improvement with bigotry, ignorance, leadership, and diversity awareness. When issues arise, principal sweeps it under the rug in hopes of disappearance. The teachers are friends with certain students only, therefore, those students with that preference do "no wrong." When issues about racial bullying come to the forefront, "kids will be kids" was the response. Don't waste your money on this school. Spend it to move your family to Anacortes for public education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2014

Fantastic school, with AMAZING Teachers, Staff and Principal!! Oak Harbor Christian provides a very loving and warm learning environment for every child. The teachers know the students and treat them with dignity and respect. As a parent, it is important for me to know who is teaching my child, and who other parents and children are. At Oak Harbor Christian, it is a family environment and there is ample opportunity to get to know everyone. Also, volunteering is encouraged and welcomed! My child attended the 'best' local public school in Oak Harbor, and I was overwhelmed with the callousness of the teachers and staff, lack of concern for the children's safety and well being mental and physical) , also this public school was concerned ONLY with common core academic achievements. As long as we are living in Oak Harbor my 3 children will attend here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2014

Oak Harbor Christian School needs some serious reform - this is reflected by the drop in enrollment. I witnessed bigoted behavior of a teacher telling racial jokes in front of one of the few black students. Although I was thrilled by the quality of my child's second grade teachers, not all teachers are credentialed. The principal lacks the necessary skills to make the school truly great. He is to busy trying to be buddy buddy with the students versus spending time creating a fine institution. Truly a disappointing experience - keep searching if you're looking for a top notch Christian education.
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Posted March 14, 2014

By far, the best education in the community. I have lived in more than a dozen states, and I have rarely seen the level of care and dedication resident in the staff and faculty of this school. I am a stingy reviewer, but feel comfortable with a five star review. I encourage prospective parents to compare test scores and to visit the school. Well worth the financial investment in the lives of your children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2014

My oldest child attended OHCS from kindergarten through 2nd grade and would have continued, but we were transferred out of the area. When we found out that we were being transferred back to Oak Harbor a couple years ago after a seven year absence, we immediately enrolled our other child in the middle school. We have been just as pleased with the school over the last couple years as we were the first time. Being a small school, students can get a lot of individualized attention from teachers. The teachers are passionate about their jobs, and their enthusiasm creates a very positive environment. In addition to the great environment, I feel that the education is superior to the local schools, preparing the kids exceptionally well to enter the local high school (because, sadly, OHCS does not have a high school). Great environment, great education, my only wish is that it be a little bigger for greater social interaction.
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Posted July 29, 2013

Mixing higher grades with lower grades. Great for the lower students, handicaps higher level students example Kinderfirst instesd of a kindergarden and first grade Teacher took things to personally, lacked professionalism from Teacher yelling at parents in hallways in front of other parents to classroom favortism. Ignoring parent requests to not sit child next to bully who distracts him during class on multiple occassions Principle allows and excuses bullying. We dealt with this for 2 years Parent involvement seems shunned. you have to schedule an appointment tue through thurs only to observe classroom of your child approved by the teacher
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2013

I sent both my children to this school from K-5th grade. I was so pleased that they received not only a solid academic foundation, but a strong understanding of God's word. The teachers not only taught the Bible, but they modeled Christ like character and prayed with and for the students. The small school size did not limit opportunities, but rather offered unique experiences such as a 5th grade class trip and quality field trips. They both also participated in music programs and had excellent instruction in art. I would definitely recommend checking out Oak Harbor Christian School.
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Posted April 25, 2013

i have had our kids attending this school since preschool. they are now in 4th & 2nd grade. the classes are small, which can be tough in certain social situations, but it also means, to me, that the kids are getting the attention they need to excel. the teachers we have had have been wonderfully kind, though firm, & gently encouraging. one of the benefits to a small school is that the staff is familiar with the families attending the school, and the kids are familiar with them as well. it feels very safe, and i like knowing that the staff supports us in our endeavors to raise the kids in a Christian manner. there is no hot lunch program, but there are various fundraisers throughout the year that then provide a hot lunch on one or two days a week. they have art & p.e. programs, though once a week. they also receive some computer instruction, again, once a week. there is a school library they visit once a week as well. we love this school, & plan to keep our kids there as long as we can afford to, until they reach high school. they receive great foundations in math, English, & reading. the last few valedictorians from the public high school have been former OHCS students.
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Posted May 22, 2012

Pros: -Small class size (10-12 kids) -Weekly school gathering Cons: -Weak administration; slow to respond & not open to change -No hot lunch program -Weak PE program (PE once a week, if that) -Each yr PE & Art are on the chopping block -No programs avail to help those kids who are struggling -80% + of staff lack teaching degrees -Weak PC program -Like any school public or private some teachers are better than others
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2008

This was a great school, I'm glad I attended 5-8th grade. I knew much more about math and english(science too) then some of the public school kids. It was a great experience.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 27, 2007

I think this school was amazing. Teachers were very kind and excited to teach the children in their class. I was hoping to get my daughter in there for kindergarden but the price tag a month was a little to much for a family with 1 income. If prices would have stayed lower this year I would have definatly put her in school there for another year.
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Posted February 21, 2007

I love this school! My daughter started this year and I have not had one complaint. The principal and all teachers are amazing and truly care for the kids. My daughter's curriculum is based on her needs and is different for every kid. I feel it's more of a small town school, rather than one that's run by people who aren't around. My daughter will definitely be attending as long as we live here.
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Posted April 11, 2006

Oak Harbor Christian School has been the best educational decision we have made. Our son has excelled in academics and on a personal level. The teachers go above and beyond to communicate and facilitate when necessary. My son is in kindergarten and reads on a first grade level. As a military family, we have been welcomed as though we were 'locals'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2004

I was a student at OHHS from 1990-2000 and I really took for granted the kind of education there. The elementary teachers were incredibly awsome and in middle school I learned very valuable skills that would help me in High School. The care the teachers put into the classroom is astounding and really shows Gods love for everyone. There aren't any put downs or ridicule made if a student doesn't get a question correct. The teachers also keep the classes very inviting for learning and easy to ask questions. I will send my kids there if I still live in Oak Harbor when I have them. It is a great institution that makes learning enjoyable and a lot of fun for both the kids and parents(my mom said that).
—Submitted by a former student


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Ethnicity This school State average
White 69% 60%
Two or more races 13% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 7%
Black 6% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 2%
Hispanic 2% 20%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Oak Harbor, WA 98277
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