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SAY ABOUT THEIR EDEN EXPERIENCE
THE ROCHA FAMILY SHARES THEIR THOUGHTS ABOUT EDEN
Our family has proudly been a part of the Eden community for the past 9 years. We currently have five children enrolled: three in elementary grades and two at the upper campus. ECA staff and teachers have taken care to view each of our kids as a unique person, with unique talents and needs. Their individual academic success has been prayed over and considered at great length. Teachers involve us, the parents, as partners in academic decision making. We know our desires for our children are valued and our involvement in the classroom and work outside is appreciated. Every relationship and subject in our children's Eden education is impacted by the light of the Gospel, and nothing is more valuable.
Eden is often described as a family, and we wholeheartedly agree. Teachers and staff have written us letters and attended important family events outside of their working hours. It is not unusual for Eden families to attend sporting events and other after-school activities together. It truly is a close-knit community that extends beyond the school building.
We've seen the desire of Eden families to "do life" together and Eden sponsors many wholesome, family-friendly events to build community, foster friendships, and grow our bond inside and outside of school hours.
ECA also supports our surrounding community by leading their students to serve. From preschool on, children are taught the about the needs of their peers and others, and how to meet those needs through service. Last year, our elementary campus focused on a ministry to youth in foster care. Students filled bookbags, Easter baskets, and more, for local foster charities, praying over each child receiving the gifts.
In the past year Eden athletics have also flourished. Our children have previously been involved in soccer, baseball, basketball, and volleyball. Starting this year, Eden is offering co-ops in football, swim, and softball to name a few. We are excited to see how the athletic program continues to develop and grow at Eden.
DOUG AND SARAH MANGES TALK ABOUT 20+ YEARS AT EDEN
DOUG AND SARAH WITH THEIR CHILDREN, gABRIEL, 24; lYDIA, 23; aBIGAIL, 20; gIDEON, 18; eLIJAH, 16; mALACHI, 14
Why IS Eden Christian Academy a great experience for your family?
When we were first investigating educational choices as young parents we were interested in something more than just academics, even though academics were very important to us. As a former public school teacher, I (Sarah) was aware of the growing number of options becoming available on the educational landscape, and as leaders in student ministry, we knew our choice had to reinforce the values we were teaching their children at home. Of course, we were happy with the Eden’s exceptional academic ranking on the state and national levels, but we wanted something more than that; we knew our kids would need an environment that would allow for their spiritual formation and the opportunity to be exposed to strong, God-honoring leadership in all areas, not just at home and church. We believe Eden provides that in the classroom, on the playground, and even in extra-curricular activities.
WHAT would You SAY TO OTHER parents?
Nineteen years later, as we celebrate our fourth Eden graduate, we are even more committed to the Eden experience. The foundation children receive at Eden cannot be matched. Someone had told us long ago that we just had to visit the school and walk the halls. The difference is obvious. They were right. We Would encourage any parent to schedule a visit — Eden is worth it.
SEAN AND SUMMER DEAN TELL ABOUT THEIR EDEN EXPERIENCE
Sean, Summer, Mila, and Mason
WHAT KIND OF EXPERIENCE HAS EDEN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY BEEN FOR YOUR FAMILY?
Our family is truly blessed to have Eden in our lives. Both Mason and Mila attend the Berkeley Hills campus, and they have had a wonderful experience. They are so excited to tell us about their day, and that is important to us.
As parents, we have seen tremendous growth in our children’s academic preparedness and character. The teachers pour so much into them each and every day. With the guidance of the dedicated administrative team, and an infusion of beliefs we value, Eden is a choice we are extremely thankful and grateful for.
WHAT WOULD YOU TELL OTHER PARENTS ABOUT EDEN?
As Eden parents, each day you’ll feel as if you’ve left your children with a family member. The teachers are so compassionate, and their desire to help each child become the best student he or she can be is constantly evident. The school environment is positive and safe, and the teachers set clear expectations for behavior and academic achievement. Eden makes it easy to get involved with your child’s student experience, and to meet other like-minded families. Above all else, the core values woven into an Eden education offer an invaluable student experience.
CHRIS AND AMY WILLIAMS LOOKED FOR A CHRIST-CENTERED EDUCATION FOR THEIR CHILDREN
In a world where God is becoming obsolete and especially non-existent in the public schools, we desire a Christian-based education for our children. To us, it didn't matter that we live in a township whose public school lauds academic superiority. When we toured Eden, we knew academic excellence was evident, but most importantly, we could see their passion to assist us, as parents, in raising our children to make a difference for Christ in a Godless world. We made Eden our choice and are so thankful we did.
STEPHEN AND MELISSA FULLAM VALUE BIBLICAL INTEGRATION & ACADEMIC STANDARDS AT EDEN
Our first year at Eden was a true blessing! Our three daughters have flourished spiritually, academically, and socially here. They love Eden, their teachers, and the students. We, as parents, value the academic standards, the teacher and staff interaction, and the unapologetic teachings from the Word about our heavenly Father!
EDEN TEACHERS MADE THE DIFFERENCE FOR ALUMNA, LAUREN GRONBECK '16
The singular thing that set my Eden education apart was the teachers. Their love for the Lord and their students was evident in each and every interaction. My teachers were always going above and beyond what was required of them to ensure that myself and my fellow students felt the love of God.