Whitesburg Christian Academy
Huntsville, AL 35802
About This School
In 2010, Whitesburg Christian Academy had 13 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Alabama average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Whitesburg Christian Academy Reviews
Wonderful Christian private school
My daughter began WCA in January 2013. It was the best decision we have ever made in the educational arena. She is being academically challenged and spiritually guided. We love the programs and family oriented activities such as the talent show, family night at Tate's Farm, and the Arts Showcase. It's a sacrifice to pay tuition for a private school, but it's been worth every dime.
Some reviews mention a financial commitment card. We have never seen or heard of this, so maybe that's something that happened before our arrival. ?
We've never been asked to donate money at all.
The most positive learning environment
My son has been challenged in Whitesburg Christian Academy both intellectually and spiritually. The teachers actually love and care for our kids. The upper high school teachers are especially supportive. They encourage the upper-school classmen to be servant leaders for the younger classmen. This school not only prepares our kids for college, but for life. My son graduates this year and is on his way to Samford. He has been able to independently do the work necessary- with plenty of proof-reading for essays to get them just right.
Some on this site have talked about money. It is not cheap, but I also can not put a $ value on knowing that my kid is ready with a strong foundation provided at home and in a wonderful school.
My daughter spent 11 years at Whitesburg Christian Academy. She graduated in 2013 and has developed into a well adjusted, responsible person. Her development is owed to the Christian education and one on one direction that she received from Whitesburg Christian Academy. I have two other children who I wished could have attended this school but at the time the school did not have a high school and both graduated from public school. It was a monthly monetary commitment that was well spent to allow my youngest daughter to attend this school
Whitesburg Christian Academy was a very big disappointment for us. Our child performed wonderfully at his previous school but we thought we would try Whitesburg Academy because of the sales pitch given at their open house. The problem was is that it didn't match the real school environment. My child's personality seemed to change for the worse the moment he arrived at the school. From the time you enroll at WCA, you are solicited in various ways for additional money. The $6500 tuition is the baseline. Parents are pressured to sign monthly commitment forms and the child’s grandparents will be contacted so they can be hit up for money. As far as the environment, in our case, the teacher was young and inexperienced and the classroom environment was very cold and dry. Whitesburg Christian Academy uses the Christian brand to sell their product but it is run more like a cold business.
As a parent of a child at WCA, I can say that your child will be taken care of as long as you sign financial commitment contracts and allow the school to contact the childs grandparents in order that they may be solicited for financial support. Yes, the school actually solicits from grandma so that Whitesburg Academy can build their own empire producing southern baptists to conquer the world. The $6500 tuition is a minimum. If you do not sign the financial commitment card, the parents will be called in to receive a high pressure sales routine and you will be guilted into signing it. If you don't sign, it will be obvious that they would have you go elsewhere. I understand the Southern Baptists insist on the Old Testament tithe although it is not for a New Covenant believer. But, I did not expect it from the school. Meaning, the $6500 tuition is just the minimum. As far as education, you can get the same education from a decent public school in a good neighborhood. The biggest problem we have with Whitesburg is the elitist attitude there. We were told that Whitesburg only wants children that exemplify leadership potential, even in 1st grade... Amazing! They brag that they are producing "leaders to transform the world for Christ". My impression is that they want to produce Southern Baptists to produce more Southern Baptists. Big difference.
We have been a part of the Whitesburg Christian Academy family for three years. Our children have thrived in the Christ-centered environment. The low student-teacher ratios have helped them excel in their academics and the love and encouragement they receive on a daily basis have helped them mature spiritually. They have been involved in extracurricular activites such as volleyball, basketball, and soccer, and have made some lifelong friends. The school is building a new facility as they are running out of space due to the growth of its student body. That alone, speaks volumes about the success of the academy. We would highly recommend Whitesburg Christian Academy!