We have struggled for years with our 9th grader and the special ed program at a local charter school. He’s a bright kid…smart, curious, and eager to learn, and yet it’s like something just wasn’t clicking. He would spend hours on homework, still not complete it, and then still fail a test. We finally were able to place him in a private school due to a state scholarship program that provides funds when the public schools aren’t meeting the needs.
Faith was actually not our first choice…we didn’t even know much about it. But when our first choice suddenly closed it’s doors a month before school was supposed to start in 2014, we scrambled to find a new school. Faith not only accepted him with open arms, but within 2 weeks was giving us tools to help us figure out where the underlying problem was.
As it turned out, our son is dyslexic but nobody at the public or charter schools ever even tested him for it, nor would they recognize it as a specific need after diagnosis. Through additional testing, we were able to learn the best ways for him to learn and were given a list of ideas and tools to better teach him. We met with Faith administration and teachers with these lists and they not only accepted them, but were almost excited to learn how to better teach our son. They have since even invited a leading dyslexia expert in our community to talk to all the teachers during an in-service day. The combination of classroom “tweaks”, small class size, caring teachers and outside tutoring has not only caused our son to finally begin making progress with reading but has boosted his self esteem like we never expected.
I have no doubt that the caring atmosphere created by the students and staff are one of the top contributors of our son’s success. We moved our other two children there for the 2015 school year and could not be more grateful for this wonderful school!
-Drew B. on Google
This school is amazing! Small class sizes, personal interaction with each student, teachers and volunteers who genuinely care for their students, and much more!
-Tim C. on Facebook
This school is such a blessing in our life! My daughter continues to excel academically and spiritually and looks forward to going to school every day. The teachers and staff are like a second family for my daughter and I am so thankful for a school that I can trust sending my daughter to! We love it here!
-Jessica F. (parent of 2 FCS students for 10+ years)
Faith Christian school is the best school for international students. Faith was my first school in the US, and I was worried about whether I could adapt myself to a new environment such as new people, a new school, and place without family here. However, all the teachers and friends at Faith were a part of a family. They helped me with English improvement, American life, and also to have a stronger relationship with God! I really enjoyed the small class sizes, which allowed for a better relationship between teacher and student, and got me to know all the students. I could have stronger relationship with God through chapel and bible study. I will always be thankful for them. Faith is the best school ever!:)
-Minwha (former International Student)
The staff and teachers are truly dedicated to loving and taking care of each student. Helping students come to have a personal relationship with Christ is a top priority.
-Kathi K. (parent of HS student)
“Dear God, I thank you for FCS. You, God, made this school a wonderful place for your children to learn. I praise you God Almighty for all the teachers. Your teachers teach all the pupils about you. In Your Son’s name”
-Teresa H. (parent of 4 FCS students)
Check out these reviews from GreatSchools.org:
– Posted August 28, 2017
The school district we live in has many issues. Our son spent kindergarten in that district and it was disastrous. Ever since that year, our son has attended private school. Thanks to the Arizona STO programs, we are able to send our children to Faith. This has made a world of difference to my son. Instead of trying to survive school, he is in an environment where the teachers know him well, care about him, and guide him. The smaller student body makes a huge difference. He is not lost in a sea of nameless faces. He is an individual with a purpose and a place in a school family. My daughter has never attended our public schools. She does not know the cold cruelty her brother faced. She has always been in classes where the love of Christ is the model for behavior, and it shows. Both of our children are bright, service-oriented, loving children. The teachers at Faith care. Many of them have their own children in the school and so they have a personal interest in seeing the school succeed. If you want a big flashy school where image matters, this is not the school for you. If you want a safe, loving, ethical, and family-like atmosphere and also desire a school that sets high expectations and helps kids get there, choose Faith.
– Posted February 07, 2015
This is our first year and we came here after our previous and nontraditional school closed. The faculty and staff and students accepted my kiddos right in to the Faith family. One of my children needed extra help and his teacher has gone above and beyond to help him get up to speed. Faith is a big family with a great academic foundation and a focus on Christ. There are many subjects taught, a lot of educational and fun field trips, and many specials and activities. I wish we would have found this school years ago. I cannot say enough about it.
– Posted on Jun 19, 2012
My daughter LOVES Faith Christian School! She has been a part of the Faith family since Kindergarten and feels completely at home there. She has been given not only a strong academic foundation, but a strong spiritual foundation that has helped her grow in character and understanding of God’s word. The teachers and administrators work tirelessly to provide the most well-rounded education possible and they deeply care about the students. My daughter can be a handful, but the teachers are patient and compassionate, and know just the right balance of love and discipline. I am amazed at how much she has learned and at the quality of work she is able to produce. The small class sizes allow for her to get the attention she needs, but the whole student body interacts frequently which allows her to make a lot of friends. Tuition is affordable, especially with the Tuition Tax Credit program in Arizona, so everyone has the opportunity to be a part of this exciting program. I cannot speak more highly of the school and would encourage anyone to take a look.
– Posted on May 7, 2012
Our son will complete his first year at Faith Christian School this month. He has absolutely loved it and has grown both academically and spiritually through the guidance of his teacher. Next year we plan to send our daughter to Faith as well. With multiple developmental delays and a high risk for ADHD, she qualifies for special education in the public school. But with the small class sizes at Faith combined with their special education instruction and Christ-centered teaching, we feel she will be better served and have more success at this school. We are truly blessed to be part of the Faith Christian School family.
– Posted on Jun 30, 2011
Our daughter just completed her first year at Faith Christian.The teachers were encouraging and great to work with. She has some learning disabilities and had wonderful attention and help from the special needs teacher. We love the interaction between all of the staff and students. FCS has been a blessing to our family.
– Posted March 7, 2011
Our children have been at Faith for 4 years and we have been very satisfied at the level of education as well as the great love the teachers have for the kids. It is a wonderful place.
– Posted July 18, 2010
My sons have attended at Faith Christian for the past 7 years and we can’t stop thanking God for
the wonderful teachers and staff he’s brought into their lives. Faith strives to train up our children to become godly men and women. We are so excited about the new campus and what God is doing in the partnership with Christ Church. Praise God from whom all blessing flow!
– Posted April 22, 2010
The students are respectful which is so refreshing. The teachers are earnest about helping their students and are very accomodating with extra help as needed. The administration is professional and kind and efficient. Mr. Buckingham, the headmaster, is wise and seeks what is in the student’s best interest, which isn’t always the easiest. I found the school board to be fair when dealing with problem students.
-Submitted by a parent
– Posted January 30, 2009
I have been going to Faith since January 2008 . I came in in the middle of the school year, and they caught me up immediately with their curriculum . I was nervous about meeting friends but everyone comes up to you. Faith is like my second family everyone is amazing. And you learn about our Savior Jesus Christ.