Kings Way is an excellent school! We are so pleased with the balance of good academics and biblical teaching.
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.
I rated this school 1 star for many reasons. I will not list my reasons because my post has been deleted. I do have positive things to say. We have had wonderful teachers from grade school to high school that I can count on one hand. Have meet good people at that school. For the negative side- the school has grown and problems have grown too. Before you make a decision check out other Christian private schools. The complaints from the reviews are true I have been here long enough to agree with them all. The reviews from people who are happy with the school might not have any real problems happen yet and thats great I wish nothing does happen. I truly wish the best for this school. I am registering my child into another Christian school next year. I was so impressed from that school who gave me straight and honest answers on the first visit.
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.
I asked my daughter what her favorite things about King's Way are and this is what she had to say. The school has a yummy and healthy lunch program. :-) The teachers have a caring classroom environment in the high school and really care about the students. They are always available to help students even after hours or at lunch time. The technology teacher is amazing! The sports program is good and the coaches want to win but it's more about building character and friendships with each other and the community. The vibe from the student body and staff is they are welcoming and encouraging to newcomers. The HIgh School Principal and staff have made this transition to a new school awesome! We are very pleased with King's Way! GO KNIGHTS!
We have two children that have been at Kings Way since they were 22 months old. Currently they are in Pre-school and Kindergarten. We absolutely love the school, administration and curriculum. Academically our children are leaps and bounds above their peers at other schools. Any time we have had any concerns they were immediately addressed and resolved to our satisfaction. The teachers make bible lessons fun and I find our children have gained an extensive knowledge of the bible through the school year. I find the other parents to be very involved in the classroom and the school provides many opportunities for families to get to know each other through bible studies for moms, family nights on Fridays, volunteering in the classrooms or the Watch DOGS (Dads of Great Students) program to keep the school safe and secure. I really am surprised by some of the recent comments. I have never heard any parent complain about any of the things mentioned in the parent reviews. I would recommend the school to all of my friends and family!
I went to respond to the last reviewer and when I did it deleted my previous review for some reason so I just wanted to say again that I agree completely that administration is a joke. They do not communicate and completely ignore parents concerns, but they hired a psychologist this year and she is awesome. If you decide to stay just give her a chance. She was extremely knowledgeable about my child's learning issues and helped us to understand her better actually. I was going to respond to the last reviewer (when it apparently deleted my posting), but I just wanted to say that this is my worry as well. We were going to stay but I don't think we will now. I am so thankful to have had the chance to work with the psychologist but administration is just too frustrating. It is not worth the constant aggravation so we will leave next year and pray for the best. I think she will help us anyway and hopefully we can continue with her IEP somewhere else. Arrogance and ignorance are abounding at the top.
One may think a small private Christian school is the way to go. Save your money. Pulling my two kids after this year. We've been there since pre-school.. The new administration is a joke. They do not address the real issues. Communication??? What's that? Follow through?? Not with this team. If you want the run around with getting answers this is the school for you. Check the credentials of some of the new hires. Inflated and misleading. I am very sad the church has decided to spend the money on the high school as enrollment is down this year and heading in the wrong direction with their leadership. Most of the elementary teachers and some of the middle and high school teacher are good, but that is not enough to keep us there. If you are considering KW dig a little deeper than the surface. By the time they figure out new leadership is a joke many will be gone. Good luck..
We used to be so proud to have our children attend King's Way and would tell everyone we knew what an extraordinary school it was. It pains is beyond words to say that this once illustrious Christian school now seems little better than a public school and that after much deliberation and rumination our children are not returning this year. While there are still some great staff and teachers, the school has declined overall to the extent that we would now discourage any friends of ours from church or elsewhere from considering King's Way.
Very dissatisfied with recent interactions with administration via learning center side. Erroneous fees throughout the school year, without clear and concise reasoning. When asked for specifics, they do nothing but throw basic and generalized answers at you. While very saddened that we won't be blessed with the loving and caring teachers the learning center does have, I am both dismayed and SHOCKED at the number of students not moving on to kindergarten. Kingsway use to be an elite school, now it has turned into nothing but a money hungry institution.
I just don't get these recent posts. My kids love King's Way, and one of them was targeted, bullied, harassed, and even hit by one particular classmate. So we did our part as parents and informed school leadership, and they took quick action and held the student accountable for his/her action. Our friends who are also King's Way parents believe their children are safe. The administrators also have their children at King's Way so it's hard to believe they would tolerate bullying. Not buying it. My children's friends and their parents think the teachers and administrators are doing a great job. It's sad that others don't feel the same way, and I'm not here to try to sway others. People have to make up their own mind, but my wife and I take the time and work with the school to arrive at solutions, and it works. We have tried several other private schools but are settled on King's Way.
The review of Jan. 4, 2013 is very accurate. We have a student in high school there. We have found the kids and parents to be great. . I have heard from other parents that the only reason they are there is because all of their kid's friends go there. They feel stuck there. If you are considering sending your children here, please ask the administration why they do not respond to parents professionally, with some good solutions, of problems not created by the parents, or kids. It looks like no-one holds anyone accountible at the higher levels. Some great teachers, programs, and good facilities, but also much more of a private school than a Christian school, particularly judging by the lack of true Biblical teachings, and the actions of some employees in leadership and influencial positions. We hear that parents would like to be more involved, but do not have the opportunities. Romans 8:28
This school is ok academically. The teachers seem to inflate the grades so that it looks like the kids have great scores but when it comes to MAP testing the results are different. For example your straight A student will score in the average range on a MAP test. If you have a problem with bullying, this school will do NOTHING to resolve the issue. The principal will go out of his way NOT to address any problems. Their anti-bullying rules in their handbook basically don't exist. If you are looking for a school with well behaved kids this is NOT it and the parents don't behave any better. If you don't mind your kid coming home with gum in her hair while being cussed at in Chapel than this is the school for you! Don't expect any help from the administration and you will do great there!
bad bad my son was almost killedin a fight there and the mangment did nothing
I'v been a student at KWCS from Pre-K through 8th grade and have found this school to be one of the best. The teachers create a personal relationship with each student and are willing to devote their personal time to helping others who need it. The learning environment is magnificent, and the teachers will present their knowledge to us in any way required. Though there has been some change in the administration, I believe that KWCS will remain a very strong school. My only concern is that KWCS doesn't offer a very good arts program (Theater, Photo, Band, Paint, Dance, Etc.), therefore causing me to have to change schools this year. I have transfered to the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics and have found it to be an equally good school, but still miss the Christ-centered classes & make frequent visits to KWCS to offer help and say hi to old teachers. If you/your child isn't intending a career in the arts, then KWCS is by far the best school (public or private)for you/your child to attend.
We're new to Kings Way as of Sep08; out of the 3 private christian schools we have attended, King's Way is by far the top. They have recruited the Best teachers and provide a wonderful Christian based higher education.
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