Sent two there K4-5th grade. They were overjoyed to be "set free" with new school start for junior high. For kids who aren't raised in the HP church itself you may want to consider another school. The indigenous church kids can be very clique-ish and often downright cruel. My personal experience with a couple of the parents and teachers were reflective of the children's behavior. As a Christian I thought I was doing the right thing. Now I just feel guilty for sending my kids there. Now that they are older I hear about past incidents. It makes me very upset even now. The subject only came up because we considered attending church there as a family. Yes people can be cruel everywhere even at Hampton Park.
Hampton Park Christian School is a private high school in Greenville. The principal of Hampton Park Christian School is Dr. Chris Barney, who can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. 441 students attend Hampton Park Christian School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. The student to teacher ratio at Hampton Park Christian School is 21:1. Bob Jones Academy is one of the nearest high schools.
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We have two children at Hampton Park. My wife and I both grew up assuming that places like Hampton park were full of religious (but not Christ-following) snobs. Maybe that was true at some time in the distant past but it is not true today. We have experienced that under the current leadership Hampton park is focused on being academically challenging relevant to today's culture and accepting of real people with real flaws. They do not have an "ivory tower" mentality at all - but instead take great care to get involved in the lives of their students at a real heart-level. The staff models strong Christian ethics but not as squeaky-clean prudes; rather as people who have been changed by God and are very grateful for it though still being perfected in love. My son is now in high school there and has attended since kindergarten. His conflicts have been normal but his sense of urgency to deal with conflict and "make things right" has been heightened by the example the staff sets for him. Hampton Park expects parents to be parents. They help as parents raise their kids but they do not try to "fix" the kids for the parents. Education begins at home - and they get that
Our son went to this school a bit over a year. He was terribly bullied and we were told that it was his own fault. In other words if he didn't "fit in " then he deserved to be bullied. We removed him immediately after the last incident which involved him being shoved and pushed around by a bunch of boys encircling him (I saw it happen). I couldn't ever recommend that anyone send a child here. These fundamentalist religious schools are simply not safe.
As a parent of children who are currently enrolled in HPCS I can say that I have been very very pleased with how well this school is run. The teachers are qualified in their fields and the administration seeks to follow a biblical model of discipleship. HP seeks to develop students not robots who only follow rules and don't think for themselves. I'd encourage any parent who desires an excellent education for their children to check this place out. We are thrilled with our choice.
Sent our first grader here in hopes of a nurturing and positive Christian environment. Teacher was rude and wasn't willing to give extra help when needed. Rude to both my wife and I. Called my first grader lazy to his face. Withdrew from school and got penalized $500. This school is joke from the administration to the teachers. Nothing but a big business. Christian School? Yeah right. They will nickel and dime you for everything. Don't let these people fool you. Save your money and send your kids to public school. At least their teachers will be somewhat caring and compassionate. Teach them Bible verses at home and save $400/month.
After having our two sons graduate from HPCS in the 90s we are now overjoyed to see the same Biblical standards and caring faculty now influencing our grandchildren. Many of the faculty and leadership of the school have been there for many years so it greatly contributes to the steadfastness and consistency of this ministry.
As an alumni of the school and a parent with kids in high school and elementary school I will say the following. Upon leaving school I tested out of 36 hours of college work using C.L.E.P. tests. I wrote a thank you note to my teachers for preparing me. My public school friends couldn't figure out how I passed all those tests. I responded that I learned most of the answers while in high school. That was in the late eighties and early nineties. As you can imagine I am thrilled that my children are able to experience some of the same teachers and learning experiences that I went through. I encourage my oldest child by reminding her that the hard academic standards and testing will prepare her and allow her to thrive and succeed in college because she will not be overwhelmed. Happy 40th HPCS !!!
Hmpton Park is a fine school. I've had 2 children go all the way through K - 12. I anticipate 2 more graduating from there in the next 4 years and 1 just graduated from Kindergarten. After recently experiencing a reduction in enrollment due to the economy the Administration has redoubled their efforts to make every improvement possible in order to better compete with other Christian Education alternatives. As a result HPCS is going from a good option to a great option.
What happened to a great school? Kids in 1st thru 6th will get a great education. Once they hit Junior and Sr. High things start to change. Once had a caring administration. Was told if I didn't like the direction of the school we could find another option for our children. So we did.
Your child will receive a great education at HPCS. The reason I gave an average rating is because of how students are treated. If you want your child not have an opinion and to be treated unfairly if you do not fit their mold then this is a good choice. Their attitude is that the teacher/admin./coaches are always correct so do not question their decisions. They also have a very pious attitude. If we had to choose again we would choose a different school.
FANTASTIC! Is the word that comes to mind in describing HPCS faculty staff and pastoral staff. All are interested in your children on a personal level as well as academic level that makes all the difference. Always a contender in state music fine arts and sports competitions. High school kids consistently receive academic or sports scholarships so not left out because of private school. Unlike public schools parents are encouraged to have an active role in the school. My wife and I were chaperones on 6th grade trip and had more fun than kids. We have three kids in HPCS and our fourth will be in next year. We absolutely love the atomosphere on the campus.
What an awesome school both from academic and ethical position. Have children in fifth and eighth grades and would rate it as one of the best in the country.