15 Parent Reviews for Whitinsville Christian School
I have two children in the elementary school. The things I love about WCS are the personal touches, relationships, and involvement for parents and for students. The open communication with teachers, administration, and even playground helpers keeps me feeling connected to my children and the experience
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Posted by a parent on 02/18/13
Horrible! The kids were always talking so I couldn't focus in class. Most of the teachers were mean and if u were late to class, they would stand at the door and say "your late". And the reason I was late was because I was new and I didn't get a tour. Gym class was horrible. They were too competitive
... Read more and would yell at you if you weren't fast enough. The principal (mrs. dykstra) was very nice. And a fiew of the teachers were very nice though. But over all, the school was too big and too packed and horrible. DONT GO HERE!!! Read less
Posted by a other on 02/11/13
An amazing school with a dedicated high school principal and student involved environment. This christian school works hard to provide for every students needs and push their students to reach their highest potential.
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Posted by a other on 02/10/13
What I like about Whitinsville Christian School is that teachers are involved in attending events in the community. It shows they care about our children not only as their students, but also whole beings. Oftentimes, as parents, we hear it is said that high school sports are more about bonding and being
... Read more part of a team than actually playing the sport. Well, this year s WCS varsity volleyball team clearly drove that point home. Starting on day one of the season, these teammates, selected a cause to support - Breast Cancer Awareness. This emphasis did not in any way distract them from playing volleyball! They played well and they played hard, improving their skills and teamwork, but what was equally impressive to watch was the growing maturity of the girls off the court. Although each girl carefully chose a Bible verse for her team jersey, the phrase For God s Glory was displayed on all of them, with a focus on thanking God for wins, as well as for losses. WCS has strong academics, arts, music and sports and my husband and I feel extremely blessed to be part of this vibrant and God-seeking community. Read less
Posted by a parent on 02/05/13
Hated every moment here. Ruined my childhood. There were a few teachers that could be singled out as helpful, but even the best teachers were completely lacking in cosmopolitan knowledge and universal wisdom, completed blinded by a narrow US-Specific Evangelical worldview that rendered them incapable
... Read more of anybody who didn't see the world through their pinhole spectrum. Although suicidally depressed during my final years here, I was never helped by any of the teachers, who had no idea how to handle a well-intentioned student whose mind had broadened beyond the scope of teacher's born, raised, and indoctrinated in Christian Reformed Theology (ie Myth, and very boring Myth with little relevance to the reality of the physical and incorporeal world around us). I came into my first years here very bright-eyed and in love with nature and the world, being brought up well by very loving parents. I left here depressed, empty, and scarred. The school had inherited a child of endless fascination with the world, and almost completely destroyed that child. Did I mention I didn't like it here? Read less
Posted by a other on 12/20/12
I am a graduate of WCS. I was there from 6th grade to 12th grade. I am now a parent of a student in WCS. WCS is a school and a community. There is an assumption that parents will be involved in their children's education and the process of pushing them to excel. Keeps us on our toes but I think this
... Read more is a healthy objective. They push kids harder now than they did when I attended but even still I was more than prepared for my education at a private university. I had multiple classmates that were able to take AP courses at other schools in order to test out of some college courses. I was able to test out of courses without taking any AP courses. I have never known students to leave the school to pursue a higher academic standard, although I can't rule out that possibility. Every student that I know that left the school left for other reasons not related to academics. My son is now in the elementary school and the academic level there so far excels beyond the local public schools there is no comparison. I can't speak directly to the current high school education but I can say they have many more resources than what was available when I attended. Great school, great community! Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/08/11
This is a good school for the average student, Need help for you child this is not the place to be! Have a student who should be pushed to do more, teachers are happy to let that go.
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Posted by a parent on 05/05/11
There's a lot to love at WCS, but the high school academics are not great. Too small to offer honors classes in most of the core academics, so highly motivated students find themselves stuck with poor teachers in some classes, and apathetic classmates in most classes. I have seen many top students
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Posted by a parent on 04/05/09
Excellent academics, music, sports, drama, etc. All taught by caring, Christian teachers who teach and model responsible Christian living. As a former student, I had a very positive experience. My choice of four stars instead of five is due to the fact that WCS offers very little opportunity for their
... Read more students to take AP exams, and test out of college classes. While I felt that the classes I took at WCS were more than enough to prepare me to test out of basic English, history, etc, I had no opportunity to take the AP exams in any of those subjects. Perhaps this is something they can work on in the future. Read less
Posted by a other on 03/01/09
WCS is an outstanding institution! It combines academic excellence with a Christian environment second to none. My children have had an amazing experience. They were very prepared for college and have grown in their faith. The extracurricular activities are top notch as is the art and music programs.
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Whitinsville schools — Whitinsville Christian School is located at 279 Linwood Ave, Whitinsville MA 01588. 279 Linwood Ave is in the 01588 ZIP code in Whitinsville, MA Whitinsville Christian School is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 12.
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