Alma Heights has not only been an unforgettable experience in growing with my faith, but also in education. Alma Heights has given me the opportunity to have a student-teacher relationship in and out of my classes and always giving a helping hand to further my education. Although the school may be small, it has given me the chance to get to know the students and have a relationship with many of them.
We moved to Pacifica a little over a year ago and enrolled our two boys in the local public school. The people are great, but the schools are overcrowded (waiting lists for all of them), and there simply weren't enough teachers to actually educate the kids effectively. So we moved our kids to Alma Heights and wow - what a difference! The teachers are the most involved I have ever seen - with each and every student. The classes are small, so the kids get to know each other, and the whole environment is so pervasively caring, nurturing and encouraging that it's not hard to see why the kids love going there so much. My wife and I were sold the first time we heard our 7 year old say "I actually enjoy going to school now!". Never thought we'd hear that. Sold.
We could not be happier with Alma Heights! Our child began attending Alma Heights in 8th grade after previously attending all public schools. The change could not have been more dramatic. The academic and behavioral standards at Alma Heights are high. The small size of the school and classes allows each student to be known and cared for in a safe, supportive and Christian environment. There is plenty of room and support for students to try new things and develop confidence. For those who want a Christian education that is academically very solid, we highly recommend Alma Heights.
Teachers who really care, reasonable tuition, and bully/clique intolerant. I feel like my kids are getting a solid education intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. A rare hidden gem.
I have to say that Alma Heights is a God send! This is a WONDERFUL, small, Christian-based school. My daughter has attended since 9th grade, and I can honestly say, it is one of the best decisions we ever made! AHC offered a logic class in 9th grade. The teachers, as well as the principal, are professional in every way. They are always available for extra help, and every class is Christ-centered. God is the center of each and every class. I give this gem an A+++.
Two of my children attend this school. It is the best kept secret. I love the faculty, students and atmosphere. I am so glad I made the choice!!
A chill school with a variety of people & personalities. You get close to people 'cause the school is so small. The teachers really get to know you personally, which is always a plus. This school provides wonderful opportunities for one to experience a good education with a bunch of people who really care for & love you.
A wonderful Christian school that not only challenges students in academic excellence, but also provides a sound spiritual foundation. Even at the kindergarten level, students learn the meaning of character qualities as "diligence" and "initiative." Christian values that are taught at home are reinforced at school. Teachers pray for their students, and genuinely care about their progress. There's a sense of teamwork - the school and families, working together to equip the students for the future. Parents are invited to pray for the school and its programs once a week in the principal's office.
Teachers try to use creative approaches to make learning fun and memorable: eg, first graders go on a fossil dig and dissect an owl pellet; second graders produce their own product and stage a Market Day to learn economics.
Beyond the classroom, elementary students are challenged take part in events that stretch their skills: eg, Speech Meet to grow comfortable public speaking, Spring Concert for the musically inclined, and volunteer projects to serve their community.
All in all, a great place to learn in a caring, Christian environment.