I used to go to this school when I was a child I have nightmares about it still. It has set me up with severe depression and social anxiety and I have problems trusting others due to the bullying from the posh cliques and biased teachers from this school. If you cares about your kid don't send them here because chances are they'll end up a mental disorder mess like myself.
Central College Christian Academy is a private elementary school in Westerville. The principal of Central College Christian Academy is Ms. Wendy L. Orlandi, who can be contacted at email@example.com. 120 students go to Central College Christian Academy and identify primarily as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. The ratio of students to teachers at Central College Christian Academy is 11:1. Central College Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
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This is a wonderful school! I couldn't be more pleased with the teachers staff and education my children receive here. I have a 2nd and K who love going to school. They are being educated in a loving and nurturing environment daily. I wish the outdoor playground was bigger and fenced in but it works. The principle cares so much for every little child there. So happy they are expanding! What an answered prayer this has been for our family.
Although I have not gone to the school yet I believe it looks fantastic! The students and staff were so nice and welcoming to me the day I shadowed. I believe it will be a great experience to be a part of a religious school that I believe has great education and much more extra curricular activities than other elementary/middle schools. I love the principal the teachers other staff and students! I can't wait to go back to school!
I love CCCA! My son is getting a Christian education and I've seen his faith grow by leaps these last few years. The academics are as good as the schools in my "blue-ribbon-for-excellence" school district. CCCA is blessed with talented teachers and church support so all of the "specials" are provided band strings art library wellness vocal choir drama Spanish. Not many private schools provide so many enrichment opportunities. In public schools these options are often bartering tools for passage of levies. An estimated 2-17% of our nation's children have a learning disability (ADHD dyslexia autism spectrum disorders etc.). The number of LD kids at CCCA seems to be at the lower end of the range. Pre-admission screening is done to ensure the student can be adequately served. I've not seen any of the severe behavioral issues I saw in my district's schools. The principal is kind and communicates well with parents. She knows all students by name and personality and is eager to make their school experiences positive. At dismissal many kids and parents stay and socialize a few minutes- a sign that most are very happy with CCCA!
The May 22 review is laced with hostility. I would urger you to ask the school about anything that has concerned you. I would say disenrollment from the school would speak louder than a petty review that includes a complaint about including special needs students. I'm not a dog person and it doesn't bother me. It is not just a house pet that comes to school. I believe it has special training to be in the school (just ask). I would say the emphasis on fine arts and extracurricular activities are an enhancement not a focus stealer from the academic success. To add the middle school I believe some of those activities are mandated and only serve to create a better school not cause "epic failure". While I agree you should be 100% vested in your child's education if you are not a principal or have never run a school you probably should be on the "sidelines" more than in the principal's office serving up suggestions...gifted or not. I don't know about the lockdown issue but if that is a concern I would say you should talk to the school and get the real answer not go by a random slanted review on a web site...and I get the irony of me posting advice on the same web site.
While once a wonderful place the current principal is seemingly on a misison to run it into the ground. Poor communication with parents including no notification of a LOCKDOWN occuring or the leaving of the Guidance Couselor. Also a dog is allowed to roam the halls at will and often leaves "presents" that remain not cleaned up for hours. The academic success that was once the hallmark of this school is in the process of epic failure with more and more emphesis on fine arts and other extra-cirricular activities and less concern over scientific mathematic and language arts. If your child is "above average" or "gifted" they will be ignored for the seemingly endless arrival of special needs children which while commendable for wanting to be inclusionary only seem to serve the purpose of accruing state and federal funding for the institution. Overall I am extrememly concerned over the direction my kid's school seems to be heading. Also if you are a parent who wants to be active in your child's education you had better be in 100% agreement with the principal's vision or you will be relegated to the sidelines.
I couldn't be happier with the education my children have received while attending CCCA. They do a great job of getting to know and relating to the kids on a personal level while also providing a structured environment that seems to let the kids get the most out of their day. I'm not sure if it's the school or just the fact my kids are getting older but it is really nice to have the kids excited to go to school each morning instead of fighting it. (They attended a different school last year).
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CCCA is an amazing school! I have been so pleased with the the leadership and nurturing my child has received. The teachers and Mr. Kimbal have went an extra mile to see that all of my childs needs are being met. What is even better is that you can tell they honestly care about your child. You will not be able to find a better school.
CCCA is a fantastic school! The curriculum is superb - teachers from New Albany district have even commented about how strong our curriculum is! CCCA teachers are incredible and the culture is highly supportive challenging each student in a positive and motivating way. Every child - K-5 receives weekly instruction in technology Spanish music art phys ed and Bible.
CCCA offers an outstanding curriculum. Which includes art music gym Spanish and bible teaching The staff is outstanding and the student to teacher ratio is desirable. The Christian based school has a perfect balance of high academic standards and a caring atmosphere.
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