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PK-12
Private
Tacoma, WA
Students enrolled: 390

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2052 S 64th St
Tacoma, WA 98409

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(253) 475-7226
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July 28, 2014
We have been with New Hope since PK and then on to TBS Jr High and High School. 3 more years left and we are staying because they are committed to putting God first on all levels. Change is hard, but we ask for forgiveness, forgive, and move on trying to live for our King. Responsible accountable students. We are excited how God will impact South Sound Christian Schools the next 3 years.

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2014
We highly recommend TBS. Our child has been at TBS for 4 years. Having our child attend TBS has been one of the best decisions we've made as parents. While it is true that TBS had a tough year last year, I am excited that God is working on repairing relationships and spiritual growth of parents, staff, and students. We're excited about the new year, and new faces. We are trusting God that he will bring the staff that He wants to TBS and the families that He wants to TBS. We pray a special blessing on the staff, students, parents, and coaches that are not returning to TBS in the Fall. We also trust God to place them where He wants them, and we are thankful that they were a blessing to our family over the past 4 years.

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2014
While the post below is lengthy, what it doesn't say is that at least 50% of the faculty and staff have left due to the boards actions. The board has also not paid the faculty and staff their salaries as the district has no money. The faculty and staff have been promised these past wages at a future date. This district has no money, I would look elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2014
Late spring some teachers requested a review of actions taken by the board toward improving school growth. The board agreed to an outside review and committed to follow through on whatever was suggested..They subsequently did so by making changes advised from review.The board published pertinent information and held a number of meetings for parsing information and giving opportunity for comment from parents and faculty throughout the process. The actions under review were made to strengthen and improve enrollment/finances which were challenged in recent years. Response to faculty concerns/request of the review was exemplary, board members were gracious under scrutiny. They responded well to expressed concerns. Many parents within the TBS community recognize the importance of oversight for long term stability in order to serve students needs with excellence. Teachers moving on are wished well. Current TBS families, teachers (and new ones coming on board), staff and board members remain committed to providing a great education for current and future students.

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2014
This school WAS a great school until the board chairman took control of the school. Due to his leadership teachers, staff and families are leaving. He has let quality people go and uses his marketing guy to run interference for him. I would look at other schools.

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2014
I have two children currently in this school. My children love going to school and they love learning and this can be attributed to a great curriculum and great, attentive and caring teachers. Small classroom sizes mean great teacher-student interactions and relationships. The environment is encouraging, with classmates praying for each other, teachers praying for students, etc. It is very much like a close-knit family, with high school students volunteering in the elementary classrooms, etc. In addition to the strong curriculum, our children have been learning how to interact in a community (learning how to care for each other, to take responsibility and take action). In addition to the regular classes, the school offers great extra-curricular opportunities - sports, clubs, classes. The school facilities need some improvement but the school is making some improvements in this area. Tuition is very affordable, with discounts for multiple children. Before and after school care makes this doable for working families like ours. We are very fortunate to have had our kids enrolled at TBS for several years, starting with Pre-K.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2013
Tacoma Baptist offers a friendly, family-oriented, safe environment for children Pre-K - 12. The teachers are invested and show compassion and care to the students. Our kids love attending TBS and we feel fortunate to be able to send them there. The school focuses on discipleship and unity. My friends who have children who have graduated from TBS say their student was well prepared for college.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2013
I totally agree with the last review. My children were going to New Hope for 8 years then to TBS 1 year now. (cause new hope doesn't have a jr high campus) I can say that New Hope is a more family environment, better education. My son was bullied last year at TBS and I called and emailed several times about it. Come to find out the bully has been going to TBS for a long time and has a history of bullying and is favored by the school. This kid never got in trouble nor suspended, at the end of the year awards ceremony he even received a spiritual award and stuff REALLY!. I was upset. Academics is lower than other schools. Last school year my daughter told me about all her classmates (at least 10) pulled from TBS during the year and these were kids she has known for over 5 years. You can tell the school is in financial need by the way the cut back on things. I would like to see the school go to uniforms, most private schools wear uniforms. My children do love it but want to go back to New Hope. If I could afford another school I would. Hopefully our second year is better if not I will be looking for a new place. ;(

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2013
I've had a student in elementary TBS for 3 yrs now. It started great and I was very happy. I no longer feel this way. While the academics and Christian value are much better than the public schools, the school seems to be run by which ever parent has the most time to spend there. The children of these parents are becoming the chosen ones for any and all events. The paid administration is turning a blind eye to bullying, unless it involves specific children. The only complaint I have about the academics is that is seems to be a repeat of the same stuff each year. There needs to be strong leadership and this school seriously lacks it.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2012
Our family has been a part of TBS for thirteen years with three kids attending over the years. We have appreciated the Christian education and the spiritual growth, and the sports programs provided. The example of Christ in the lives of teachers and staff has been so powerful. I was also very glad that the school has an instructional support program which addresses learning struggles. My children have felt included and valued here. I am so thankful for this school in our area.

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2012
I recommend Tacoma Baptist Schools, If you are looking for a school that truly teaches a bible based education, you need to visit TBS. My kids attended another Christian School prior to TBS, and I have found the biblical teaching is priority at TBS. Great teachers, coaches, and staff. Very reasonable tuition cost, priceless biblical education. Parent

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2012
I have recently enrolled my son in the Elementary School. He loves going to school on a daily basis. Even more so then in his past school. The teacher and office have been great in how they communicate with us as parents. We have taken advantage of the before and after school care program and it has been very beneficial as we balance our busy schedules.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2012
Agree with most recent posts. The school is changing, not positive. The drop in numbers is telling...especially troubling is exit of long-time families. Kids sportsmanship at athletic events rated -25 for this school year. Really? So many kids in sports and such a review is too bad.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2012
This school now having a tough go. The admin is disorganized and slow with communication. Academics are weaker in some areas(half of the kids in science ap course dropped out). Enrollment down. Not recommended at this time.

- submitted by a community member
October 20, 2010
The school has strong academics.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2010
Because of the consistently biblical instruction students receive from caring teachers.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 13, 2010
The kids are great. They sincerely are seeking God's will in their lives and it shows.

- submitted by a teacher
October 12, 2010
They have a well rounded program - God, academics, sports, the arts, caring faculty, great coaches.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 11, 2010
it teaches the Word of God

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 10, 2010
This school has it all---great teachers, students, sports & academics with a Christ-centered focus. We love it!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 10, 2010
The school values it what we love. God is always first.

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2010
Great cohesive spirit, fun learning atmosphere and a genuine care for teaching not only academics, but God's word. I highly recommend it. The teachers and staff are fantastic.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 10, 2010
It has provided a great foundation for my daughter to learn and grow spiritually.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2010
It is a great friendly environment that challenged me spiritually and mentally.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 09, 2010
T.B.S. is a Christian based school that gives my kids a Christian worldview,it has excellence in academics,sports, fine arts, and has teachers that are preparing my kids to become future leaders of America! I love that my kids have great Christian friends and influential Christian teachers. We LOVE our school!

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2010
An excellent school, great education, well rounded.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2010
Biblical worldview, teaching to the heart of the child, great academics

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2010
My daughter recieves one on one care that she would not get at a public school, when she has a problem in school her teacher will stop and help her with prayer. The education is far above the normal schools, the love is far above, and the people!

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2010
My son loves TBS; so do we - parents. TBS is a great community of children, teachers, and parents. The school is strong academically. It also upholds Biblical values assisting the children and teens to develop good moral character and strong ethics, which are gold nowadays. TBS joins the families in their kids' upbringing hoping to lay a solid foundation for their future lives.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2010
Great teachers, education and sports and music with God before all!th

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2010
I love TBS because it is a great place to have my children attend. It is a God-centered,Biblical based education, and I am very pleased to have my children there.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2010
I appreciate the Bible based curriculum taught by caring teachers that make each student feel important and loved. TBS is like a big family and you always look forward to seeing each other. TBS is a school with smaller class sizes, so you know your children are getting the attention they need, but well rounded with great academics, sports, music, drama and other extra curricular activities. I have homeschooled my children, had them in public school and in private school. I know that the private school experience at TBS is by far the best! They will be more than ready when they reach college.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2010
We love how inviting everyone is and the great level of communication. We always know what is going on in my daughter's class and how she is doing. Everyone responses quickly to any question or request. The academic program is great, supportive yet challenging. A great place a for a strong bible based education. My daughter can't wait to go to school everyday.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2010
Tacoma Baptist has been our school home since 2004. We've lived in many places and in most regions of the U.S in the past 20 years due to my husband's job. Tacoma Baptist is at the top of the list of the many schools we have been involved with. It prepared my son for the rigorous academics at the Airforce Academy. It has prepared my daughter for testing out of some of the prerequisites for a nursing program. This school cares about the individual needs of the family and for each student placed in its care. I can think of no better place for my youngest to attend. We love you TBS.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2010
Both TBS and New hope Christian schools have outstanding education programs. They are a faith based educational venue and do an outstanding job witht eh kids from all asspects. It is a matter of education vs. indoctrination, you decide...

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2010
I appreciate the high standards and Christian community it represents.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2010
My parents sacrificed worldly possession (new house, cars, vacations...you name it!) to have my siblings and me at TBS. It was worth it a hundred times over!!! I grew in the Lord, grew in knowledge, and grew in skill. I went from a shy girl who would never speak in public to a person who loves to speak in public and share God with others. In fact, I became a teacher! I also made amazing friendships that are still vibrant today, some 30+ years later. My 3 kids attend TBS now. Lord willing they will graduate from there. To us, there IS NO BETTER SCHOOL!

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2010
Tacoma Baptist has been a wonderful place for our 4 children. Our oldest graduated and is doing well in an honors program at a top Chrisitan university. She was well prepared academically and spiritually to move on to college. All of our kids have enjoyed playing sports, being involved in student leadership and many other activities. The teachers and coaches all are very caring and do their jobs with excellence. Every class is taught from a biblical worldview and the kids are encouraged in their faith daily. We wouldn't have our kids anywhere else!

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2010
Tacoma Baptist School has been a huge blessing in our lives as a family and I find that the administration, staff and faculty are extremely approachable. I am deeply grateful that the core values, standards and life lessons that we hope to model and teach in our own home are being carried over and are consistent with what our children receive here at TBS! What a privilege it is to be a part of this "family"!

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2010
TBS has been a super experience for my children! I have one graduate, and 3 children still attending TBS. The decisions that my graduate is making in his life prove that his education was grounded in the Bible! He loves the Lord, and is living each day and making choices that prove that every day! Thank you TBS!

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2010
This school has had a profound effect on my life! I attended TBS in high school even though I wanted to be in the public school, my parents forced me and I was changed here. My focus returned to my faith in Christ and I excelled in academics and sports. I was well prepared for life and college from the Biblical foundation that the staff at TBS helped establish and build in me and I have continued in that direction. I went to teach in the public schools, but found myself continually discouraged since I could not share with students the one thing that could help them - Jesus. The opportunity opened up to teach at TBS and I took it. I love it here and I see students lives impacted on a daily basis as they are are challenged in all areas of life from faith to academics to sports!

- submitted by a teacher
September 27, 2010
Tacoma Baptist High School has been in existence for 50+ years. My children graduated from the school and received an excellent education from caring professionals who presented everything they taught from a Christian worldview. Both have now successfully completed a college education. I have been a teacher and parent at the school for many years. What a privilege to work with great staff and committed parents. The kids are great, too!

- submitted by a teacher
January 25, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating June 17, 2009
I love tacoma baptist school. It has a great sports team and even went to state.You learn a lot of great things and all the teachers are nice. But the number one thing is they teach you about God and lead you in His footsteps. I love God and I want to serve Him in every way. People out there you should send your child to tacoma baptist schools for a good eduacation and a strong faith in God

- submitted by a student
June 09, 2009
I attended the Tacoma Baptist Campus for six years (Middle/High). I have to say it was truly a blessing to be able to go there and have the teachers I did. The teachers make all the difference at that school. To put it simply, they want to teach you how to learn (not just pass a test) and genuinely want you to succeed. Every school has its own set of issues, TBS definitely had theirs (mostly in their administration), but overall it is a wonderful school. I am in college now and have found myself very well prepared for the courses I took my freshman year (4.0 baby!). I highly recommend TBS!

- submitted by a student
January 19, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating January 03, 2009
Tacoma Baptis is the worst school to send your child to ever. If you want to punish your child, or if you don't want a good education for your child send them to TBS. No school can be worse than this school not even Federal Way High School. Atleast they have security to make sure everything is fine. At TBS you need security to make sure that everything they tell you is true. I was looking forward to going to TBS, but I was let down big time. I graduated with a 4.0 and straight A's, but that was no use in the real world. It's useless to pay tution and go here. TBS is very hypocritical. The loving Christian atmosphere so far from the truth. It does not prepare you for the real worlk at all. If you don't want your child to succeed go ahead send them to TBS.

- submitted by a student
January 03, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating January 28, 2008
South Sound Christian Schools is an excellent school district wehre they personally care for my children. They put their emphasis on academics and spiritual growth and I feel like my kids are truly in a safer place. I give it 5 stars.

- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2007
This school is awesome. Excellant staff. Great results.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2007
Tacoma Baptist School is the most hypocritical Christian institution I have ever been a part of. I attended from elementary through high school and hated every minute. It didn't prepare me for life in the real world and the loving Christian atmosphere was a joke.

- submitted by a former student
December 24, 2006
Tacoma Baptist is the absolute worst school you can ever send your child to. I attended this school from 1998-2003 and can positively say that it is the worst private school in Pierce County! Do not send your children there!

- submitted by a former student
November 04, 2005
TBS is a great school full of very loving and passionate people who want the very best for the students who attend the school.

- submitted by a student
September 22, 2004
I go to Tacoma Baptist and its great! The teachers really want to help you and teach you more about God through the bible. I am in the highschool, this is my second year and just recently they finished remodling the lunchroom and are working on the library. The althetics are great, and the school work is challenging at times but they really try to not give you more than you can handle. The dress code is no big deal its rather laid back in my opinion.It is a smaller school, about 50 per class. I recommend that you check out the website.

- submitted by a student
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Tacoma Baptist Schools
2052 S 64th St, Tacoma, WA  98409
(253) 475-7226
Last modified Tacoma Baptist Schools is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Tacoma Baptist Schools Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 56 reviews. Top