Seeds of Faith Christian Academy
- Private, Christian (General)
- Indiana, PA
Seeds of Faith Christian Academy Reviews
Rating 3.55 out of 5 22 reviews
As a student that has recently graduated, I would highly suggesting sending your child here. It is a great school for working on both your education and your spiritual closeness. It is a small school, which makes it easier for students to work one on one with all their teachers and find mentoring in them. The high school does a mentoring program every year where they are paired up with one or two elementary students to guide them on their walk with God. High school mentors also do pen pal letters or stories back and forth. In years past the mentor program had high schoolers teaching math, chess, checkers, and other things. Seeds of Faith does participate in chorus, band and sports like; volleyball, soccer and basketball.
It is one of the absolute best schools in Indiana county. They are very Christ centered in their teachings, which is very good.
Its left up to teachers
I feel that it has really gone down hill.
As for sickness, there are precautions such as not being allowed to send your child to school of they have previously thrown up in the past 24 hours. As for safety regarding dating, students are not allowed to be alone with each other, and a proximity ban is known to happen if the boundaries are crossed. Boys and girls are not allowed to be co-ed; their locker rooms are separate, and while dating, the couple is not permitted to engage in physical contact (to avoid desires and to keep relationships light heated and fun.)
Band is my favorite part of the week. The director is encouraging, and he makes me strive to be a better musician!!
This school pushes you to do your ultimate best, and as a senior going into her ninth year at seeds, I can proudly say that I love this school, the people in it, and what it stands for. Truly a treasure.
ATTENTION! If your a parent looking into sending your child to seeds of faith, I strongly advise you to do so. ( I've voluntarily been at this school for nine years now, and I'm going into my senior year this fall.) I can assure you, that your child is in good hands. The teachers are incredible people- all with degrees in teaching, might I add- and the faculty has always been so very supportive, and gracious. I have learned so much from my high school experience, and it was at this place that I found my best friends. This school is filed with true, real, brilliant people. And I consider it a tremendous blessing to be able to not only go to this school, but be able to call it home. I love the atmosphere, and I am dreading the day I graduate, because it means I'll have to say goodbye to my favorite place on this earth. This school helped strengthen my faith in the Lord, and that's something I carry with me even after I get my diploma. Wherever I go after seeds, I know God is with me. :)
I enjoyed have my child there when he first went but when he moved I felt the school had lost its christian feeling.
They may know the information but do not know how to teach the students on the information.
what teachers just people with a job
I was physically attacked at my old school, and I moved to Seeds of Faith in the middle of the year. The school has been nothing but accepting of my academic needs. I was in Geometry in my seventh grade year at my old school, but I failed that because of lack of education there. Seeds of Faith examined me and put me in the correct math at my pace. The school cracks down on bullying and if there is an issue, a parent is notified immediately. The teachers all want what is best for you, and are willing to work at your pace. The teachers explain the Bible fairly well. The students are nothing but kind, caring individuals who accept you no matter what. We are like a tight knit family. Financial aid is a first come, first serve basis. The dress code is long, but is intended for modesty, to represent ourselves and the academy.
Overall, the teachers go above and beyond to see their students succeed and grow stronger in their faith. If a student is having problems in the classroom the teachers do their best to further explain and assist the student. There is not a single teacher that I find difficult to approach when needing assistance; they are very friendly and want what is best for each student. There are many differences between each student, but the teachers do an excellent job at bringing an individualized approach to each student during the generalized lectures. Some students are more advanced than others and are therefore placed in higher level courses so that each student is taking challenging classes based on their needs.
The school is separated by grade levels; the elementary school is held in a church and the high school is held in an office building down the street. Both the church and the office complex is in excellent condition because of the constant maintenance of the buildings and the respect that the student body has for the property of another. Because it is a small private school, it receives many supplies and furnishings by tuition fees and donations. There is an extreme amount of parent involvement within the school, whether it be volunteering at fundraiser dinners or hauling new furniture to the buildings. The school is a standardized testing site for the SAT twice throughout each school year. Busing to and from school is done by each individual public school district. The school does very well with accommodating to each of the students extracurricular activities, but due to the limited space and facilities withing the two school buildings, athletics are preformed in nearby gymnasiums that are rented throughout the athletic seasons.
The school has a no bullying tolerance; if an issue occurs, the student's parents are contacted and the student is disciplined by receiving prompt and fair admonition, correction, and restoration. All of the doors used to enter the school are locked and cannot be opened without a key or being unlocked by a staff member. Because of the small student body, it is much easier for teachers and other staff members to identify issues between students. The encouragement is to act as to how the Bible tells you to act, and therefore, problems due to mistreatment of another will not occur.
Seeds of Faith is a fairly new school, which means that new procedures are always occurring. If there is ever a problem between students and teachers it is addressed rather quickly. The school has been under a few principles, but each of them did their part in helping the school grow over the past several years. The academy is gracious when students act against the policies, but they will give punishment for such wrong actions in order to stop the problem from continuing. The dress code is fairly long, but it is only initiated so that students dress modestly and make good representations of the academy. Students are accepted without regard to race, gender, age, or qualified disability. The four aspects which ensure a safe and successful learning environment are: instruction, admonition, correction, and restoration.