Parent Testimonials

Kelli, PCA Mom:

I’ve attended several Christian Schools growing up and I consider Parkview the BEST! The teachers and faculty love the children as their own and it’s a wonderful Christ like environment. I’m proud of all the growth my children have had and the Godly influence these teachers have made on their lives.

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Pastor Jordan, PCA Dad:

One thing that stands out to me when I think of PCA is the heart behind what takes place each day in the classroom.

We’ve seen firsthand in the faculty and staff a genuine love for Jesus and the students that really makes PCA a special place to learn.

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Sam, PCA Dad:

One word, AWESOME!!! Over the past three years, PCA has been a great experience for my family. The love for Christ is evident right when you walk in the doors. The families, staff, and especially the teachers devote their time to educate our children, but even more so pray and teach the Word to every child.

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Meet the Planks:

Say hi to Brett and Theresa Plank. They have a son in first grade and a daughter in kindergarten at Parkview Christian Academy. We recently sat down with them and asked about their experiences at Parkview. The resulting dialogue is below. Thanks Brett and Theresa, we greatly appreciate your family!

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How long have you lived in the area?

My wife and I have lived in Yorkville our whole lives, we grew up here and went to school here.

What drew your family to Parkview?

The full day preschool and full day kindergarten initially drew our family to Parkview.

What keeps your family at Parkview?

The loving and caring way the teachers go about teaching the children keeps our family at Parkview. The feeling of security we have when dropping our children off there, knowing they will be safe is the biggest reason we keep attending Parkview.

What’s a memorable moment for your family tied to Parkview?

The daddy daughter dance was one of the most memorable moments of my (Brett’s) lifetime. My wife organized the dance and did a great job, my daughter and I really enjoyed ourselves.

If you could summarize Parkview in three words, what would they be?

Faith, family, and friends!

What would you say to someone on the fence about Christian education?

When our family originally started going to Parkview we went there for the full day preschool, eventually we fell in love with the school and now cannot picture our kids going anywhere else. If you are on the fence about a Christian school like Parkview, speak with some of the parents that go there. I think that’s the best way to get a feel for what it is all about.

What do your kids love about Parkview?

Without a doubt our kids love their teachers.

As a side note, Brett recently helped with Parkview’s new roof. Here are some pics of him up top. Thanks Brett!

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Brett has also served in the Army. So, please thank him for his service the next time you see him.

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Meet the Reillys:

Say hi to Aaron and Sue Reilly. They have a son in preschool and a daughter in 3rd grade at Parkview Christian Academy. We recently sat down with them and asked about their experiences at Parkview. The resulting dialogue is below. Thanks Aaron and Sue, we greatly appreciate your family and all you do for Parkview.

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How long have you lived in the area?

We both grew up in the country in central Illinois and met at the University of Illinois. We first lived in Aurora for 6 years when we got married and moved to Bristol in 2007.

What drew your family to Parkview?

Full day kindergarten was the reason we started at Parkview 4 years ago. Since I’m a working mom, I was researching daycare options to compliment half day kindergarten in the Yorkville school system. I wasn’t finding anything where I felt 100% confident in sending my daughter and a friend told me about Parkview. So, we enrolled our daughter and that’s when I say ‘we fell in love with the school’.

What keeps your family at Parkview?

Our intention was to send our daughter to full day kindergarten and then transition to the public school system. About 2 weeks into kindergarten at Parkview, we fell in love with the character of the school, the history of the building, the loving / caring nature of each teacher, the amazing atmosphere nurtured at Parkview — that a 5th grader interacts / encourages and cares about a kindergartner and vice versa. From the janitor, secretaries, and teachers to Ms. Benson, you can feel the love, respect, and caring attitude from each individual.

What’s a memorable moment for your family tied to Parkview?

We love all the special activities: History Fair, Science Fair — those were always our favorites — to see all the students from various classes interact with the younger children and seeing our younger child being able to participate in a school event that included all the grade levels.

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If you could summarize Parkview in three words, what would they be?

God-honoring, encouraging, and sound-education.

What would you say to someone on the fence about Christian education?

You must first decide as a family what is best for your family and your children. Each child has been created differently with different needs. I would encourage any child / family considering Christian education to observe a classroom for a day — I think you will see the difference. Education from a Christian perspective is quite different than a worldly perspective and there’s no amount of money that can take the place of a solid Christian foundation to grow your children to be world leaders.

What do your kids love about Parkview?

3rd grade daughter: Math and Mrs. Dudding!
4 year old son preschooler: My friends and when Mrs. Johnson gives me big hugs!

As a side note, Sue is a professional photographer and owner of A Focused Lens. She often has a camera around her neck. If you’re looking for a photographer, please visit her Facebook Page. She’s the best!

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Senior Scott Welling & His Family:

Say hi to Scott Welling, he’s a senior at Parkview Christian Academy. We recently sat down with his mom, Sarah, and asked a few questions. Our dialogue is captured below. Thanks to both and congrats to Scott and the entire Class of 2014!

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How long have you lived in the area?

Since 2006.

What drew your family to Parkview?

The opportunity for a Christian education, a smaller school, and a caring and involved staff.

What keeps your family at Parkview?

See above! We love the staff, the school environment, and the faith.

What’s a memorable moment for your family tied to Parkview?

Marching in the 4th of July parade. Scott and my husband, Michael, joined in; it was fun! Also, the “Taste Of…” night was fabulous!

If you could summarize Parkview in three words, what would they be?

Intentional, Christ-centered, welcoming.

What would you say to someone on the fence about Christian education?

Trust it! It’s a much more complete and meaningful education than one can get from public schools; with generations of children growing up feeling uber-entitled, a Christian education develops critical thinkers who care about others and have a desire to give back in all areas of life.

What does Scott love about Parkview?

Ms. Benson (superintendent) and all the teachers.

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