This school is really not doing well this year or the last 4 years to be more accurate. If you are looking for a school keep looking. From my daughter and son starting here I have witnessed many things. First the church is too in control of the day to day of the school. Second when a teacher is absent NO sub is called in so they WILL be in a class of 50 others. They may as well not have school that day. Third specials in the elementary are non-existent (art music gym? Yeah right). The ONLY good thing about this school is the caring teachers. They will form a great christian relationship with you and are willing to always help. The problems come from the leadership within the church and schools. I find it hard to believe that the overall rating for this school is so high on here. PS my friend told me on Facebook to come and look at the 'good reviews' that is why there are a few bad reviews in a row in such a short time. How can they improve? Hire 2 principles one for elem one for 7-12. Next get the church out of the school. Then hire an assit. principle to help. They will not be there in 5 years if it continues like this. I really hope they can turn it around.
Harvest Preparatory School is a private high school in Columbus. The principal of Harvest Preparatory School is Rev. Gary L. Johnston and can be contacted at JohnstonG@harvestprep.org. 460 children attend Harvest Preparatory School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. The student to teacher ratio at Harvest Preparatory School is 13:1. Independence High School is one of the nearest high schools.
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My daughter attended harvest Prep and she is better for it. She is now a Senior at The OSU and holds fast to her biblical teaching as well as her superior academic teaching. All schools have issues; I hope that Harvest Prep is able to rise above the criticisms and resolve the conflict for the sake of the children and the church/school.
School is very poor. They don't try to handle issues they just kick your child out of the school. My son was 3 and had some minor behaviors. He is very upbeat and an all around boy. They said he was not ready. For this to be ran by a pastor with the come as you are rule of thumb I was very confused! When I would go to get my child I was not allowed to just go get him. They had to have him brought to me. This made me feel like they were hiding something. They wouldn't even let me deliver lunch money! Teachers very incompetent. Would not recommend.
I previously taught at this school and I would never send my children to Harvest Prep. The only reason I would consider sending them there would be if I lived in an awful area with an awful school. The specials are sub par. There are no library or computer classes and the rest of the specials are lacking. The administration does not run the school well and problems are rarely handled. There are only two intervention specialists in the whole school (k-12) and the staff/school is not equipped to handle any students with any level of special education students. Also the staff is treated poorly.
I believe in Pastor Rod Parsley and his amazing ministry; I just don't believe he has any ideal of the lack of caliber of the many employees. I have witnessed first hand for two years teachers that have to continue to tell me they are in charge of a classroom rather than just being in charge. I have received school communication that is grammatically incorrect listened to teachers speak using non-standard English and watched in dismay as children are labeled as "trouble" when in reality they are advanced and need more academic stimulation. I believe this school was created to fulfill a might vision and purpose; however until each staff member lines up with that cause the school will not fulfill what it's purpose is. This is my 3rd attempt with this school and if you have children that are behind and struggling below grade level-- then this may be a great option. If you have an advanced and highly intelligent child that needs academic stimulation; seek another option. From Pre-k through high school HPS has not been able to provide the needed academic enrichment.
My son attends this school and I am so happy that even at the kindergarten level he gets spanish music chapel and computer lab weekly. The parent teacher communication is excellent and I would not send my child ANYWHERE else! There is nothing that my son is missing out on. They are ahead of the game!!
I have a son and daughter enrolled in HPS for 2 years now. Last year was the beginning of success for my son now in 6th grade. He used to despise school and his grades were below his ability. HPS exemplifies christianity while making sure students are successful academically. HPS definitely supports students being well rounded. LOVE LOVE LOVE the school and staff!
My daughter has been going to HPS for 4years. And she has grew spiritual as well educationally. Even thought EVERY schools has issues. I wouldn't have my daughter anywhere else in Ohio. And am very blessed to have the option to do so.
I have 3 children that have attended HPS and it has been a great experience. My oldest son graduated in 2008 passed all the state test and attended an Ivy League College (Heidelberg University) in which he graduated. My daughter who played on the 2010/2011 girls basketball state championship team; also graduated and attends college she was a head of her other peers in english. Harvest Prep is a wonderful school for kids to attend and receive a christian education. The atmosphere is christian and the teachers really care about the students. The education is of great quality. I would not send my kids any where else. Hats off to Pastor Parsley for hearing the voice of the Lord and being obedient.
I believe that if you want a school that is going to help your child do yourself a favor and enroll at Harvest Preparatory.
My oldest daughter went her when she was 3 and 4 an we moved away. She is now 13 and I have a 6 year old. This is our first year back at HPS and I love it!! My kids love going to school and the environment is wonderful for spiritual growth as well as educational growth. The year has just begun and my 8th grader as done awesome. She hand my first grader has made honor roll and I am so proud. They want to come to school and don't want to miss a day. I have gotten to know the staff and I can say I love them. My kids are involved in many school activities and I giving HPS nothing but accolades on how they work with the students as well as the family's that walk through the doors.
We are glad that we chose to send our child to HPS. Our child has attended HPS since Kindergarten and is currently in Second Grade. Along with getting an excellent education our child is learning to be a spiritual servant of God Almighty! Our child's teachers are attentive and readily work with students and parents. We receive daily reports of our child's work and behavior. The leadership is caring and structured. HPS is involved with the community and places a strong emphasis on giving/helping others. HPS provides many extracurricular opportunities for their students - band sports clubs and community outreach. Go Warriors!
My son began at HPS at 3yrs old in the Pre-K program and is currently in kindergarten! We have had a great experience here and God willing he will continue here through 12th grade graduation. The staff has been exceptionally wonderful to me and my family. I have been able to have direct contact with my childs teachers which I truly love because I am a very active parent. We love HPS and you and your family will too! I encourage you to visit the school tour and most importantly pray about it and see where the Lord directs you.
This school was the last option for our son which is a Junior this year. His previous school was bias towards certain cultures and the teachers showed no encouragement nor compassion for what he and us as his parents were going through!. I will not list the name of the school but; our sons previous school made him and us miserable. Harvest Prep has given our son his confience back and he is excelling in his classes. We love this school so much that myself (mom) wish I could re-enroll in high school so I could get the academic and spiritiual experience that I myself was not influenced with when I was growing up. In our opinion if their is a child that is attending public school and the parents are not pleased with their children's outcome then I would encourage them to seek Harvest Prep. The administration teachers and financial aid office are caring and compassionate in your child's learning and walking in a Christian lifestyle. We love it there and I wish I would have made the move a year sooner!
I gave this school 5 stars because my daughter has been attending for the past 2 years and has had some of the greatest teachers that I'll ever know. She has learned so much being there including Spanish in Kindergarden and the phonics program they have set up is awesome. My 5 year old can read above her education level and I enjoy the extracirricular activities they have set-up for the children during the school year and after school. The Christian based atmosphere is wonderfully given through the staff through enstiling worship and faith in God and Jesus Christ. My daughter teaches me things about the Lord that I my self never knew.
My school is Harvest Prep. They have a great school with excellent teachers. I would agree with most of you that the past for HPS has been bad. But not as bad as everyone thinks. But a lot of things have changed in the past 3 years. And you really wouldn't know of the improvements and changes that have occurred and made HPS better unless you are inside or willing to listen and be open minded to the truth. They graduate 95% of the students and 92% of them graduate from college. That's impressive facts. The administration there is really student friendly and have helped in the change for a better future and a school that kids want to come to. Mr. Dennis and Mr. Mills is exactly what the school needs and what the students love. I hope they never leave or get fired. The discipline has improved and the education has taken a serious turn to where they are definitely ready for college. And it's a Christian base school. Not over doing it but enough to allow the kids to make a decision on their faith and trust in God
We are blessed to have our child in this school. Wonderful caring teachers. Always there to help in any way the can. Excellent education. )
My son has been going to this school for two years now and from what I see it is a pretty good school. He's only in the first grade so i don't know what might be the problem with the older students. I do however know that compared to our home school it excels. My son is learning a lot and loves this school. I think the problems I have with it are not being able to go to the classroom and having to wait in a single pickup lane for car riders. They say it's for security.
One daughter has been attending Harvest Prep for 4 years and my other daughter and son for two years. I am well please with the school. The school has an on-line program where I am able to monitor her progress daily. The teachers and administrators are diligent to communicate via e-mail. Whenever problems have risen as they do in all school they have been addresses immediately. I am a very involved parent so knowing my childs progress and well-being is very important. Also having them in a Christian enviroment has helped me tremendously. Just the other day my son was doing his homework for bible class. It was to write a few verses about what the bible says about him. He said that he was God's handiworK. I cannot tell you what joy it brings to my heart. And by the way I don't think I have mentioned that all three kids are in the honor roll. I would highly recommend this school to anyone.
This is and was a terrible experience for us for a number of reasons. There is a tremendous lack of quality education which the staff has made last on their list. The kids are not learning what they should be learning to prepare them for college. Too many distractions take place in the classroom. We wasted a tremendous amount of money here.
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