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Katheirne Buerkle

Why did you choose HCS for your child?

My main and initial reason was the smaller and more reasonable class sizes as compared to local public schools. 


What do you love most about HCS?

1) community. The families at HCS will prove to be lifelong friends.
2) love and respect. The children here are treated only with love and respect (and I mean EVERY child)
3) they are taught more than academics. They are rewarded for characteristics such as kindness, helping others and overall character. My son’s first grade teacher sponsors a child, and each student is given an option to contribute $1/month towards his needs.
4) God is everywhere and not forgotten. My younger son attends a secular preschool, and he one day asked “mom? Why do we never talk about God at school?”  My older son immediately said “well that’s not true, yes we do!!!” I explained that in some schools the teachers aren’t allowed to mention God, and we chose one that does allow it. 


What is one word that best describes the school? Tell us why you chose that word.


As mentioned above, the families here at the school form a supportive and genuine community. The teachers show immense respect to each student. A former HCS teacher I spoke with one time told me, “I never been heard any teacher speak badly of any student ever in the teachers lounge. You hear that ALL the time in public schools”   It’s a (godly) culture engrained in the school that shows how the students are treated. 


How is HCS partnering with you in helping your child grow spiritually?

Not only is there a weekly chapel, but the teachers and administration lead by prayer and in faith. The kids see it and it’s just engrained in their day and lives. 


In what ways have you seen your child grow and develop as a result of their experience at HCS?

My child is the happiest 1st grader!!!! He bounces out of school most days saying “mom, it was a GREAT day”.  He wasn’t the most confident coming into kindergarten, but he is coming more and more into his own every day. I love that he brings God into every day conversation; “mom, do you know what water spouts are?  I think they take things to heaven”. 


How is HCS preparing your child for high school and college?

My oldest is only in 1st grade, so it’s yet to be seen, but I will say that I am thrilled at how literate he is. He is always writing, reading, and making random signs and comics at home. 


What would you tell another parent to encourage them to consider enrolling their child at HCS?


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