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North Christian School

Private | K-5 | 80 students

Academic Excellence and Christian Education

 

Living in Parkersburg

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $97,300. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $640.

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 8 ratings
2013:
Based on 3 ratings
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13 reviews of this school


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Posted September 4, 2014

My children have attended the school, beginning in the preschool division. I currently have students at both levels (preschool and elementary). I cannot imagine them getting the Christian values, academic excellence or overall atmosphere anywhere else that matches or even comes close to North Christian School. The mission is to help students "to develop strong Christ-like character and academic excellence in a safe Christian environment" and this is so true in many aspects. My children have grown so much in their walk with Jesus while attending North. Their level of learning has been raised because of the excellent structure of education. I am thankful for the opportunity to send my children to North Christian School! We are honored to represent the church and school proudly!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2014

As a parent of two children in the school, I couldn't be more pleased with North Christian School. The biblical teaching, academic quality, and the administration's tireless investment makes NCS an school I feel blessed beyond belief to have influencing, educating, and growing my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2014

I'm thrilled with the education that my kids have received at North and continue to receive each day. They have attended North since they were babies in the nursery (when it was the Early Learning Center). One is now in the elem. school and the other is in PreK. My oldest was reading way before I could've imagined... something I credit to an amazing Kindergarten teacher. The PreK classes have been wonderful as well. The PreK program added specials (Spanish, PE class, etc.) last year. The teachers and staff truly love these children! Not only are they learning so much, but they are being encouraged in their Christian walk. Despite their young age, they know God loves them so much, that Jesus died for them, and they've accepted Jesus as their Lord in Savior... priceless. This of course wasn't something just taught at school, but it's another place they could encouraged in their faith. The PTO is just one example of lots of parents and teachers working together to do fun things for the students and their family, as well as, showing appreciation for our teachers and staff. I feel so blessed my children have the opportunity to attend NCS. I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2014

My son attended this school. I took him to another school mid-year. This school does not have a Christian attitude. The administration of church and school need replaced. The principal in particular!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2014

North Christian School reflects its mission every day: to help students develop strong Christ-like character and academic excellence in a safe, Christian environment. NCS teaches the traditional academics of public schools with the added emphasis on a Christian education and developing the character that reflects it. There are many extra curricular activities available, a highly credentialed and loving Christian staff, a secure facility with the latest in technology integration, strong level of parent involvement and higher than the national average scores on standardized tests.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 29, 2014

The school promotes a safe and nurteruing enviroment for all children. The education there is far above the schools around with children who won the state science fair for West Virginia to mention just one of the many achievements of the children. There milestones could not have been reached without the dedication of the staff and teachers.


Posted April 29, 2014

North Christian School is awesome! The teachers are wonderful and they really care about the students. The students are taught their academics as well as the Word of God.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2014

My child has attended North since he was an infant starting in their daycare, graduating from the Pre-K program and now in the school. I love that my child is receiving his elementary education in a wholesome Christian environment by teachers who truly love all of the students. The student to teacher ratio is another awesome aspect, no student gets left behind. I can't say enough about this great school!! Stop in for a tour and just like I was, you'll be glad you did!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2013

My kids will not be going here next year. All staff I met need to get a reality check. The movie Amityville comes to mind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2013

This school leaves a lot to be desired! 14 kids to 1 teacher.. and no teachers aids. This school has poor leadership-- poor. They are not guided by county/state laws and march to the beat of their own drum.. while that is fantastic in many ways--- the drawbacks to the liberties this school takes outweigh the positive. The PTA is ran by the same 5 people (teachers) who do not welcome new parents to the club. Take your children elsewhere!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2013

The bible teaches patience and understanding-- these are values this school is missing. Leadship is jugmental and closed minded. Save your money go elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2010

we love this school my daughters love it the teachers are great and the principal they learn so much
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2007

Wonderful school, leadership from supporting church NPBC, staff and environment.
—Submitted by a staff


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 92%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black 1% 5%
Hispanic 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Susan Naylor Principal
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Baptist
Associations
  • ACSI
Fax number
  • (304) 428-3231

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Project-based
  • Standards-based
  • Teacher-run
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Intervention
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • None
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Guitar Club
  • Quiz Bowl
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • NCS has an active Parent Organization that hosts the annual carnival, field day and other special school wide activities
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


10 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
12
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
12

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$3000 - $4000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Wood County Schools secondary schools
College preparation / awareness offered
None
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3109 Emerson Avenue
Parkersburg, WV 26104
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Phone: (304) 485-0241

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