LEARN WHAT PARENTS AND STUDENTS
SAY ABOUT THEIR EDEN EXPERIENCE
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.
Students in grades 1-6 tell us about the best part of their day at Eden.
I love Science because we do a lot of fun experiments and my teacher is really nice. It's great to be able to have fun while learning here.
Student in grade 5
My teachers are so nice and help me learn way better than I did at my old school. They help me understand better.
Student grade 6
I love Spanish because my Nana knows Spanish and I'm learning it!
Student grade 2
The best part is coming in my classroom and giving my teacher a really big hug. I love my teacher because she is kind, smart, funny, and loving.
Student grade 3
I like singing in Chapel.
Student in grade 1
I love Art at Eden. It's so fun to learn different techniques.
Student grade 5
The best part is getting to work with teachers that know how to help me if I'm struggling with something. Everyone here at Eden is so kind. I'm looking forward to another great year!
Student grade 3
My favorite part of the day is Bible class. I love how our school studies the Bible. Public schools can't and that's the reason I think Eden is special.
Student grade 4