Two weeks into this school year, and it is a total mess. I thought choosing a private school means better service. Having regrets about choosing this school over two other schools. I should have listened to others and ask more questions.
New administration and AD in high school. Seem like terrific choices. AD got back to me asap. New principal friendly and out going. Kids really like them both. Me too. They actually have years of experience for their positions. WOW!! Refreshing. School still not perfect, but headed in the right direction. Church board I hope has gotten some backbone, and I hope holding employees accountible.. High school was great educationally last year for my child. Looks terrefic again. One thing that has been tolerated is the rude, disrespectful behavior of some students toward teachers. Those parents need to be held accountable and their child expelled if actions not changed. That would happen once in my classroom, and either the student would be gone, or I would. Onward and upward King's Way Christian Schools. A happier parent. I gave 4 stars, but very easily can give 5 for many teachers, employees, etc.
Wow. Why did I come back to this school when my friends are not there any more and it feels different. Not the same school. #dooverplease #wasteoftime #gotburned
This summer has been the worst ever. Disorganized and confusing. My child does not have a complete schedule, and the school has not hired all the teachers yet! We have been left in the dark but now it's too late to change schools. I feel like we are wasting our hard earned money for this school.
This past year we had major issues with the elementary principal and lack of support (likes to take the easy way out and not make tough decisions). Our child will not attend this school for the upcoming year. It's not worth the money we pay for. We can save our money and have an extra $200,000 for our child to attend a Christian college down the road.
When I heard from one of the parents that the church pastors have made 8 top administrator changes in the past 8 years, I knew that we did not want to stay beyond our short time there. I have worked as a company executive, and I can see that the problem is not with the school but with the church. From what I have also heard, the church board is not doing anything to correct the mismanagement of its pastors. I typically look into these matters with greater skepticism but my own children have told me disturbing things, particularly about the middle school. I seriously doubt the church cares and wants to listen to parents. So much for customer service; my children deserve better so we have moved on.
My entire family has been extremely disappointed with the school in the past few months. We are not well informed of next year's classes and teachers. Half a dozen teachers have left the high school since June. Other staff are being moved around like pawns. Emails from the church that are unprofessional and tactless invade our sense of trust in the people running that place. Friends in the elementary and middle school are also not happy with the lack of respect for parents from the principals. We thought the school was moving in a wholesome direction in the past two years with good leadership that is now gone. We recommended the school to our friends. Now we are ashamed that the school bears the word "Christian" and do not want to be a part of it.
I am giving this school a generous average of 3 stars. We have attended King's Way for 8 very long years. Most of the teachers love theses kids with their whole hearts and really know them by the end of year. The school is struggling with some major growing pains. Middle school is not immune. The administration hired unqualified teachers that could not manage the kids and therefore created a turnover rate similar to fast food. There is also the pure fact that there is zero communication until it is absolutely necessary. I would say if you are bent on private school, start when they are young and then leave after elementary. Dont waste time, money, or energy on the middle school or above.
Kings Way has had unusually high staff turnover this year. Over half of my child's teachers we're let go or left. Now they have terminated someone else. The school academically is not challenging. The students are allowed bully and tease others (not very Christian like). This school was very disappointing in all aspects. Public schools offer more challenging classes, diversity and staff consistency!
Horrible school for my young kindergartner ! They do not have enough supervision on the students that are bad.The school needs more teachers supervising the children in the lunch room and on the recess. The children didn't have enough time to eat and the kids that are bad ran the cafeteria! The children's recess was horrible while the two so-called teachers watching the kids talked to each other while children were misbehaving. I just regret not coming sooner to see how they run things. My child does not want to return next year and I don't blame him. I would not recommend this school!
We have been at King's Way for years and love the school. The teachers are amazing and kind and they really care about what is best for the students. It's like a big family, and we support the superintendent of the past 2 years and the direction he is leading the school with integrity and godly wisdom. Our children have thrived but unfortunately we may pull our children from the school because of the church and lack of wise leadership. We know a former church employee who told us things about church leadership that we can't even mention here, it's that bad. We talked with teachers to get more information and they said the same thing about the church but some would not go into detail because they want to keep their jobs. Most of the teachers do not even attend that church because of what they know. I am a Christian, and I want my children to be in a place where they feel safe and where I know they are safe. I trust the teachers and administrators. But I do not trust that particular church. If this is a place where teachers work in fear under a dark cloud of the church, then I am not convinced that it is healthy for me or for my children. Looking for another local Christian school...
My colleagues and I agree that this school is a great place to work and a great school for our own children. It's had setbacks like all organizations do but things were really starting to turn around when they hired the new Superintendent. Now we are uneasy about everything moving forward.
My fellow teachers and I agree that our teaching staff is getting stronger at all grade levels. Our middle school has experienced some challenging times, but from what parents and students have told us, those teachers that are gone in the middle of the school year were not a good fit and did not respond well to parent concerns. Many of us on the teaching staff are happy with the changes in the faculty (but I think it could've gone better). There is a good reason why those teachers are no longer at King's Way, and common sense tells us why and, as a teacher, it is insulting when people make uninformed comments because great teachers are still at our school. We are not a perfect school but we are making so many improvements with our leadership team and change does not happen overnight. Our teaching team is happy to be at King's Way because we believe in our superintendent and principals because we are moving in the right direction spiritually and with academics and they listen to our hearts. What I hope is that we can all be on the same team and support one another the way Jesus wants us to.
So sad that this school has problems. Not small but BIG! What is sad is good teachers are leaving. What do you do as a parent my kids have friends there and the parents are great people who want the best for the kids.
Our kids absolutely love it at King's Way! We have had nothing but positive interactions with the leadership and staff. The Superintendent has been so encouraging as we have had to walk through some learning issues with our child. The academic support team has been amazing.
I have a daughter in the middle school, and she loves King's Way. She has good friends at the school that love and accept her. The principal and superintendent have been very supportive, and we believe the school is in the right direction. We were shocked by a handful of parents that have harrassed us over their personal issues and tried to pull us in a direction that we felt was not God-honoring. If these are the families that are leaving, then it's probably best for both them and the school. The way we were treated by those parents was not Christian. I am glad that the administrators stand up for what is right. We are excited about our daughter's future at King's Way.
Elem is great, but after that it's a huge down hill ride. Teachers being let go mid year. Teachers without teaching degrees or classroom management skills, church side not holding administration accountable and parents not having a voice. Folks, you can get all this in the public schools for free, don't bother paying for it at KW. Enrollment is down in the HS and next years numbers will show the disfunction of the new administration. My kids have been there for 9 years, and we are gone after this year. Just because the word "Christian" is in the school name, don't assume it flows around the entire building. Think twice before sending your kids here, ask around, get a handful of perspectives, look beyond the elem side. HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT and a lot of money that could have been put into our college accounts. Good luck.
We've been at Kings Way for 6 years, wonderful teachers, friendly & supportive atmosphere, kids thriving, not perfect but well worth it!
I pulled my daughter out for extreme bulling !!!!! I might add she is in the full day kindergarten..... They did NOTHING about it!!!! I am a very well read Christian and I am telling you they do NOT teach Christian behavior. The best thing I have ever done in mylife was taking my child out of kings way!!!!! I believe in my heart that this school is only about money.... Best of luck finding a school for your child. God Bless
King's Way is an amazing school. This year Middle School is starting a Student Government. They are planning a lot more student activities . The teachers are great. They help students learn more about the school standards, but more importantly about morals and how to be a good example. The leadership has been amazing, they have made new decisions that are best for the students growth. I love King's Way not only because of their education, but also because of the athletics program. The coaches provide time for your child to understand the sport and exceed in it. I love King's Way and everything about them. One Way His Way, Always King's Way.
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