Faith Training Christian Academy
Leesville, LA 71446
About This School
In 2010, Faith Training Christian Academy had 12 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Louisiana average is 14 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
Student Ethnicity (2008)
Students Per Teacher (2010)
Faith Training Christian Academy Reviews
Very Expensive Education
I do like the idea that my children are getting a better education in a more safer environment, but literally at what cost? I guess if you want the best, you have to pay an "arm and a leg" for it! I have no problems with "better" education, the problem I have is the cost of this school! My children come home telling me that they have to bake something for a bake sale (and it's for a grade), which by the way, the bake sale is really not to help the school progress forward, but to send a teacher on a "much needed" vacation, and they NEVER did get a grade! Really? Plus the fact that the kids have to pay for almost everything, from books, to even allowing them to wear jeans on Thursday! You can't wear jeans unless you pay, PERIOD! It's constantly a "profit" racket even though they advertise themselves as a non-profit" school! I have 2 kids in this school, and although they seem to be getting somewhat of a good education, the price we pay each month is ridiculous! Especially in a POOR city/state! Some more expensive areas in other states don't charge as much as this "non-profit" school does! There was even one time when this school asked the kids to PAY for the teacher's breakfast each day for 1 whole month! Let the teacher's get their own breakfast! Families are struggling enough trying to do their best, making ends meet, making severe financial sacrifices, and does this school really care as a true CHRISTIAN would? Certainly not! And where DOES all the hard-earned parent's money go? Certainly not to school programs/activities or fixing up their area! There are only 2 sports programs, no fields that the kids can play/practice on, and they can't even fix the parking lot in and around their school! This is nothing more than a "front" for a non-profit school and should clearly be recognized as a profit school! As the Bible clearly states, "A wolf in sheep's clothing," truly as this school represents! Why not represent what the Bible says a Christian truly is? One that helps out their fellow man, or in this case, their fellow family, and quit charging families, whose only desire is to have their kids get a better education, an "arm and a leg" for education that should be open to all who wish to learn rather than what's in their parent's bank account! I am truly glad I receive Forbes magazine! In this particular issue, All the States were rated based on education, from best to worse, and guess where Louisiana placed? 2nd, and I don't mean 2nd BEST either! They were rated 2nd to LAST as the WORST state with the most high school drop-outs! Really can't wait to leave in a couple of months, after my kids graduate, so that I can give them the same quality education, allow them to wear jeans without paying for it, and at a much more LOWER price! I also don't have to worry about them being high school drop-outs either just because the teachers at this school are either too tired to help out a struggling student, have a headache, or really don't know what ADD/ADHD truly is and use excuses NOT to help out those students that refuse to be 2nd to last! (Yes parents, they really do this at this school!) So, if you want a safe environment and a "good" education for your kids, parents, send them here, but be ready to take out a 2nd mortgage on your home, if you have one), or qualify for financial loans! Either way, you will ALWAYS pay this school to deep-pocket" your hard-earned money with few little returns on your investment!
I do not recommend this school
I have children in Faith Training Christian Academy. Before putting my children in this school, I heard so many great things about it. I wish I knew then what I know now. If you have a child that never talks, never plays with friends, never gets out of his/her seat, never needs to go to the bathroom in the middle of class, a child you want to just cruise through school, if you want your junior high/high school student to not ever have homework, then yes, this school would be great for your child.
But if you want your child to get a real education, if you want your child to be challenged, if you have a child that can't sit perfectly still till the end of the school day, or even if you have a child that sometimes has a hard time with school work, a child that may need a little extra help, do not put your child in FTCA. Even though you pay good money, the teachers will not go the extra step to help. Instead they tell you they don't have time for your child. And this is supposed to be a Christian school? At least public schools do go the extra step to help those kids in need.
To anyone considering FTCA, I would seriously think twice about it. I pulled my kids and put them in public school and do you know they are way behind the other kids in their grade? I had to put them down a grade. So disappointed with FTCA.
I WISH I COULD RATE MORE THAN 5 STARS!!! FTCA HAS BEEN THE BIGGEST BLESSING WE HAVE RECIEVED WHILE LIVING IN LEESVILLE LA....THERE IS NOT ONE SINGLE THING BAD THAT WE CAN SAY BAD ABOUT THIS SCHOOL....OTHER THAN THE FACT THAT WE CANT PACK THEM UP AND TAKE THEM WITH US WHEN WE LEAVE!!!! THANK YOU FTCA FOR EVERYTHING! GOD BLESS!!!!!!!! I WOULD RECCOMEND FTCA TO ANYONE LOOKING FOR AN AWESOME, CLEAN, ALL AROUND WONDERFUL ENVIROMENT FOR THEIR CHILD TO LEARN ACEDEMICS AS WELL AS THE WORD OF GOD!!! A+++++++ SCHOOL!!!
My children have been going to this school since it has opened eight years ago. Every year has been a growing experience for this school. This is the only school I would place my children in. It is not perfect but who is. They strive to do their best. I have come to find out if there is a problem and you go to talk about it they will help the best they can. Sometimes they have been able to fix it and sometimes it was just my child that needed to get on board. The fee for the school is worth every penny. I have taught in the public school and I see what kids say and do there. I am just so grateful to have a strict school that believes in keeping kids safe and their minds healthy.
I do not care for this school because it is not state regulated. The teachers do not have to be certified to teach at this school. At times, many of the staff at this school do not act in the best interest of the students. My children have gone to this school and although I hear it "has" to be better then the public schools in the area, sometimes I questioned it myself. For the amount of money you pay to send a child to this school, the respect of the teachers and staff should be at near perfection. The busing system isn't that great either and you pay for the students to ride the bus if needed. They have unlimited fundraisers also, which after a while becomes a hassle. I highly would NOT recommend this school to others, but this is my opinion. It does not live up to the expectations I had for them in the beginning...It's a shame!