47 Parent Reviews for Indian Rocks Christian School
IRCS has been my home now for 15 years and my husband and I have never given thought to belonging anywhere else before. There is comfort in knowing that the staff you teach along side each day genuinely cares about each other. And their love and concern is for both staff and students alike. Our two children
... Read more have attended IRCS since kindergarten and I believe it is because of the staff that we have continued to raise them here. I believe in IRCS and will continue to support the goals and direction that our administration has for our school. There is assurance in knowing God has a plan for my family and that IRCS is a part of it! Read less
Posted by a teacher on 11/23/13
Our daughter has been at IRCS for 13 years and we have never regretted our choice to make the sacrifice to send her there. We are extremely satisfied with the education she has received and feel it has prepared her well for college. Dee Bates, the MS/HS guidance counselor, has always made herself available
... Read more to help our daughter make informed decisions regarding class selection, dual enrollment choices and college prep tests. Additionally, and most importantly, the administrators and teachers have always made us feel that our daughter's future matters. Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/20/13
My three children have attended Indian Rocks since pre-school and thrive in academics, sprirtually and personally. My son just graduated and did not want to go to another school when given the chance. He liked how he was challenged both academically and spiritually by the teachers and coaches. All
... Read more three of my kids feel safe and comfortable - they actually WANT TO ATTEND SCHOOL. They thrive because the teachers really do care about them and that goes a long way. My oldest daughter did try public school one year and regretted it for many reasons and missed the teachers and coaches. She is back again at IRCS, happy and is thriving and planning for college. I would not have them go anywhere else. Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/20/13
I graduated several years ago. I am thankful to the Lord that I was blessed to be able to attend this school. Wonderful teachers.
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Posted by a other on 11/20/13
We Love IRCS! Here's why... Our three children have attended IRCS since kindergarten. Our son is a senior this year, one daughter a freshman and the youngest now in middle school. IRCS has prepared our son for college in many ways; Duel credit college courses, AP and honors classes, SAT/ACT prep class,
... Read more practice ACT's/ SAT's and a challenging academic course track. He has excelled in athletics as well and will participate in track and cross country in college. He has had the opportunity to serve in countries around the world through our school's mission program every year in high school. The best part of it all is that my children are in a Christian environment with teachers, coaches and staff that really care about every child. I know my son is prepared for his future education and my daughters will be too. Yes, I have sent my children to only one school their entire lives, but I didn't do it with blinders on. I have explored other educational options like the IB program, magnet programs and high school collegiate programs, but I always come back to this... my kids love their school. That speaks volumes to me. Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/20/13
I LOVE IRCS! My kids went here from Kindergarten through graduation. The teachers and staff are wonderful, smart and very caring. There is something for everyone whether in the Arts department, sports, media, etc. When my son was at a University he thanked me for sending him to IRCS because it really
... Read more prepared him for college. There is a diversity of students that attend. It doesn't matter what your race or religious background is you are made to feel welcomed and loved. You are taught straight from the bible not by religion, fair and equal. For HS they offer a lot of dual credit and AP classes. The Elementary school is wonderful! I always felt that my children we very safe and secure. All the teachers really care about the students! The discipline is pretty strict which I appreciate. When you spend this much money you don't want disruption in your classes. If you want an awesome education and wonderful friends for your children this is the place to be! If you have problems with your child this is not a place for them to be "straightened out"! The teachers are busy teaching and the students won't put up with it! Even though it was a sacrifice to send our kids here it was worth! Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/14/13
If you are looking for a quality education for your child, this is NOT the place. While I fully support a private school with a Christ centered curriculum, the blatant denial of even basic science there makes your head spin. People, your children have to go on to the REAL WORLD after leaving this
... Read more school. Being taught that Evolution isn't real and than Dinosaurs were on the Ark and THAT is real is beyond stupid. A person can actually have faith without being led down the path of utter STUPIDITY and denial of the basics of science. Very surprised to see that they actually agree that the world is round. Teach your kids faith at home and send your children to REAL schools for REAL educations, not to places like this. Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/01/13
My daughter has attended IRCS since VPK and she is in 1st grade now. Instead of helping her in areas she struggled in, they are asking her not to come back to the school. Are you serious? This is what you do to a child that is struggling instead of helping them. Do not recommend this school! They are
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Posted by a parent on 05/23/13
If you attend the church and you are committed to the specific theology, this school may be for you. If you do not get excited about the church, and do not have teachers (who must attend the church) as friends, you probably can do better elsewhere. The pricetag is high for a school that sends most
... Read more of its college bound students to SPC. Preferential treatment is rampant. This is also so in the public schools, but you can experience that for free in those schools. I see a lot of positive interaction between teachers and parents, but that is very selective and is not an across the board event. For a Christian school that costs $9000 per year with less than superior teachers, I don't think you get what you pay for academically or spiritually. You do however get a safe environment relative to the public schools and the opportunity for extracurricular participation in your child's field of interest regardless of skill level based on the school's relatively small size. The school may be for you, but it may not. If I had it to do over again, I would not send my kids here because the Christian example in general and academic aptitude of the teachers is lacking for the price paid. Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/10/13
We could not be happier with our choice for our daughter's school. IRCS has a caring staff and a challenging curriculum that is preparing our daughter for college, and helping her grow in her Christian walk. The school has great lines of communication with teachers & staff. They are easily approachable
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Largo schools — Indian Rocks Christian School is located at 12685 Ulmerton Rd, Largo FL 33774. 12685 Ulmerton Rd is in the 33774 ZIP code in Largo, FL Indian Rocks Christian School is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 12.
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