They emphasize these traits more than the average school, but I moderate my review based on the fact that an academic institution cannot develop these qualities in a student--the school can only encourage them. A big problem in our society is the expectation for teachers to perform an act of moral alchemy on students that transforms their character rom lead to gold. But Christian Life School seizes every opportunity to emphasize caring, compassion and empathy
The GPA for this school says it all. Teachers care about the students and employ creative strategies and techniques to drive learning. Over the last 9 years, I have found both teaching staff and administration to be collaborative and engaged with us as parents. Class sizes also tend to be smaller, which accounts for some of the results. The extra curricular activities are strong and growing as well. Highly recommend this school
For elementary students, the homework given was minimal. We expected more given the academic focus of CLS. But they use their class time efficiently, allowing time for kids to be kids outside of school - sports, church activities, etc.
My child has never felt bullied or isolated in the 2 years he has been at CLS. He has friends of different races and economic statuses. Respect of adults is normative, and respect for our country is emphasized.
CLS is an excellent, Christ-centered school that teaches on mission. They are closely linked to the purposes of Journey Church, which cares about impacting the world for Christ. CLS is led by an excellent administrator and committed staff. The staff truly go over and above to invest personally in the development of the students. After two years here, we have been incredibly pleased with CLS, and we are enrolling our second child in this next year.
The teachers are very good at CLS. They adapt their teaching style to meet the needs of individual students. Our son is an advanced learner, and both of his teachers have made accommodations to promote his development without sacrificing their attention from the rest of the class.