It s well known that a small group of ex-teachers and ex-families is leaving bad feedback because they re unhappy their friends are no longer in charge. It s false that 13 teachers left, & it s wrong to imply that the few who left were all unhappy some retired, moved, or left for other reasons. How
... Read more are potholes relevant to the quality of education? Tuition increased (google: inflation), but more classes & programs are offered now than last year new Bible classes, new after school activities, new drama classes, etc. There s no false advertising, and common sense says that there must have been good reasons to change principals. I agree with others asking how people not there could know what s going on now - please just move on with your lives. Honest feedback is helpful (we read reviews before enrolling here), but there seems to be an agenda to try to damage the school simply out of spite, so how does this help the students, families, and staff who love WCA? The current staff seem to be genuine Christian mentors for students, & our family is happy there - it's a great value in education. Something indeed was wrong at the school, but it's been exorcised. WCA has a bright future! Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/15/14
Jeremiah 7: Obey me, and I will be your God and you will be my people. Walk in obedience to all I command you, that it may go well with you. 24 But they did not listen or pay attention; instead, they followed the stubborn inclinations of their evil hearts. They went backward and not forward. 25 From
... Read more the time your ancestors left Egypt until now, day after day, again and again I sent you my servants the prophets. 26 But they did not listen to me or pay attention. They were stiff-necked and did more evil than their ancestors. 27 When you tell them all this, they will not listen to you; when you call to them, they will not answer. 28 Therefore say to them, This is the nation that has not obeyed the Lord its God or responded to correction. Truth has perished; it has vanished from their lips. This school broke my heart, and I pray daily for the children left there. I am not shocked that there are those who deem my leaving a blessing. That is unfortunately the prevailing attitude of some who cannot handle the truth. It is easier to smash the mirror than look in it. How sad. I will continue to pray for the students, and would encourage everyone reading this to do so. God reigns! Read less
Posted by a teacher on 08/30/14
I'm so sad to hear that people think it is a blessing that I left the school. It broke my heart so much to resign my position because I loved that place and all of those children. I poured my heart into service there. I just knew too much. I am not resistant to change- I just don't agree that "the ends
... Read more justify the means." A lot of lovely people were hurt along the way. I just decided to move on to where I could honor God. I am not going to dwell on this and I'm not "sour grapes" - why should I be?? Christ has rescued me from my sin and I am no better than any of the people on this review page. No need to be sour about the sweet mercy He has given me! These things are temporal and life after death is eternity. May God have mercy on us all. He will not stand for his name to blasphemed among the nations. I will pray for Wilson! 2 Corinthians 5:10 ESV For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil. Read less
Posted by a other on 08/29/14
It's funny how the positive reviewers keep calling out all of the negative comments as coming from former teachers and their friends. Um, hello, pot? You're black. Those comments come from the families of the board members who are being blasted. This site is for reviews, so they better learn to deal
... Read more with criticism. What school would consider 13 teachers leaving as a blessing? Their new slogan is "God is welcome here." How sad that God has to be invited into a place where he was supposed to be the foundation. The phrase "It's a God thing" shows the casualness with which they toss around spirituality. The first grade teacher with administrative experience? Why don't you ask those 13 teachers about her people skills? Or better yet, ask the students themselves, students who aren't related to board members. I think it's pretty telling that they are so busy trying to refute everything that has been said here. They are right, though. Go to Wilson. See for yourself. But be careful. The roof is falling in and there is a massive crack along the gym floor, so watch your step. That is, if you can make it past the parking lot with pot holes large enough to eat your car. Read less
Posted by a other on 08/28/14
Please do not listen to the negative reviews. They are merely a result of sour grapes due to a POSITIVE leadership change. If you are in doubt, contact the school and talk to Laura Erb. She is fantastic and is making the school better by bringing back the mission - a CHRISTIAN EDUCATION. Those who
... Read more were not happy with the change left and as a parent, losing these folks has been a blessing in disguise. The light is now shining on this school. The current teachers are so dedicated and loving. It is a wonderful place! After reading some of the negative reviews, ask yourself if their tone is indicative of a Christian? A loving, friendly, caring atmosphere centered on strong academics is what WCA is all about. The Bible warns us against gossip and says that we should seek the truth. It also tells us not to be deceived. With that said, you can either take the word of anonymous reviewers or take the time to come down and see with your own eyes that WCA is a wonderful place to educate your kids. Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/28/14
I am an alumni to Wilson Christian Academy. I have gone there since fifth grade, and the way things I went over the past few years has been bitter sweet. I loved the chapel and the bible Classes, to be safe to learn about God and be open about my faith. Some of the reviews I have been reading actually
... Read more sadden me. Schools change leadership when things arent going up to speed, its been a transition period just like any organization would be going through. The board is using its oversight to broaden its horizons and makes this school better than its ever been. I would suggest this place to anyone! Come get involved with what Gods doing!! Read less
Posted by a other on 08/27/14
I've had children at WCA for years. Without context, some recent reviews give the impression that this is a terrible school. Nothing could be further from the truth - Wilson is a great school, affordable, with a challenging curriculum, a safe environment, and has many programs and activities for all
... Read more ages. I don't always agree with the school board, but they've always answered my questions. The new principal has done great things in her short time on the job. She's also an administrator and an educator, which is a welcome change. The negative reviews seem to be from a few unhappy former teachers and their friends. Please don't be fooled by their comments - how could they have any idea what's going on now if they haven't been part of the school for months? I think the absence of some of these teachers will only make the school a better place. Isn't this review supposed to be about what's best for the students instead of airing personal complaints? Please ignore the nonsense of some other reviews. Bottom line: Is Wilson a perfect school? No. Does it offer a quality, affordable, Christian education that prepares your child for life after high school? Yes, without a doubt. Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/26/14
I attended Wilson Christian Academy for 14 years. I saw many teachers come and go, I was there through the change of the different school buildings and can honestly say that each year it only improved more than the last. Wilson Christian Academy offers small class sizes that in turn offers more one on
... Read more one learning time with the teachers. This I believe is a benefit of a private school. Wilson offers Advanced Placement classes which look very good on a college resume. I learned so much from my Bible classes. Looking back, I am so grateful for all of those who were so deeply involved in the school that were maybe not as visible at the time but I can see now made a major impact on my life at Wilson, my college studies and now my career. Read less
Posted by a other on 08/20/14
I am a parent of children currently attending WCA. There have been many changes in this school over the last few years. I like some of the changes I see and think this new direction will be really good! There are some fantastic teachers at this school. The administrator is a dedicated educator and already
... Read more has demonstrated previously missing leadership qualities. It is worth every penny that I pay to send my kids to this school. Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/20/14
I have 5 children that have graduated from Wilson Christian Academy and 4 currently in the middle school and elementary. Wilson has some of the most amazing, dedicated, kind, patient, loving teachers I have ever met. Teachers have visited my children in the hospital when they were seriously ill, teachers
... Read more have comforted my children who were experiencing separation anxiety, teachers have encouraged them to do their very best every day, teachers have taught and modeled integrity, and so much more. Wilson has a demanding curriculum-students achieve more than you would think is possible at that grade level. My first grader has been reading chapter books all summer, my son was able to skip 6th grade, etc. The small classes and interactive learning environments are amazing! In most classes,learning is taking place without the children even knowing it. There are Smart Boards in many classrooms-the students love this technology! The Bible is taught in the elementary classes and the upper level grades. God is welcome in the school. It is a school that is growing, changing and improving. Private education is costly, but what you get at Wilson is priceless. Read less
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West Mifflin schools — Wilson Christian Academy is located at 1900 Clairton Rd, West Mifflin PA 15122. 1900 Clairton Rd is in the 15122 ZIP code in West Mifflin, PA Wilson Christian Academy is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 12.
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