Redeemer Lutheran School

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My children have attended Redeemer Lutheran School for the past six years and we have been very happy there. This school is like family and the teachers care about their students. My oldest child attended public school before we enrolled at Redeemer. The difference between the public school and Redeemer is day and night. At Redeemer the children had PE everyday, are taught Spanish, have Science enrichment class (Fun!), have Chapel every week - and Pray at the beginning of each day! The office staff and nurses are great! My children have attended preschool, elementary, and now middle school at Redeemer and we love it! I just wish that it went all the way through High School! I read some negative reviews about how Redeemer handles ADHD kids and I disagree, my oldest child has ADHD and we have not had any issues. This school is a good, Christian, loving environment and I highly recommend this school.

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My children have attended Redeemer Lutheran School for the past six years and we have been very happy there. This school is like family and the teachers care about their students. My oldest child attended public school before we enrolled at Redeemer. The difference between the public school and Redeemer is day and night. At Redeemer the children had PE everyday, are taught Spanish, have Science enrichment class (Fun!), have Chapel every week - and Pray at the beginning of each day! The office staff and nurses are great! My children have attended preschool, elementary, and now middle school at Redeemer and we love it! I just wish that it went all the way through High School! I read some negative reviews about how Redeemer handles ADHD kids and I disagree, my oldest child has ADHD and we have not had any issues. This school is a good, Christian, loving environment and I highly recommend this school.

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My child has attended RLS for many years. He has had his share of ups and downs. I am a professional in the public education system, and I hold credentials for both classroom teaching and administration. I have my child in a private school for many reasons. I really want him to be around Christian people. I want him to be in an environment where there is more learning going on than behavior intervention, TAKS prep or babysitting. I wanted and environment of like-minded staff, families and peers for my child.

My son had an amazing experiences in grades k-1 and 3-4. His second grade teacher explicitly stated that she felt that my son should be in therapy and that he needed to medicated. I wanted to ask her why she was displacing her lack of her own self-worth onto my child (I have since heard this same teacher having the same problems with certain children...she is quite the opposite of a Christian teacher).

The education is up to par for students who have typical learning styles. The teachers are definitely not ready to teach to students with exceptional learning needs (highly intelligent/gifted children, and children with other needs like ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, and sensory development differences). This is a private school, so training for students with these needs is obviously not a priority, but, with the population of students in this school, the need for more GT/SpEd-trained teachers is very apparent.

I have noticed that some of the teachers are very much interested in teaching and learning, and some are definitely daily role models for good Christian people. Others are not. Most of the parents are very open and kind, except for those who view private school as a place for elitests. NOT a good idea to have that as a personal value when sending your child to the school with the least-expensive tuition in Austin.

Some bullying issues have not been addressed until after many, many attempts to have the situation evaluated. Some problems with consistent responses to student problems (bullying, fighting, un-Christian values), but that is a standard set forth by the role models in charge (administration). It might be nice to get some new blood in the system.

Overall, this is a better place than most of the public schools in Austin. You are getting what you are paying for.

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★★★☆☆

My child has attended RLS for many years. He has had his share of ups and downs. I am a professional in the public education system, and I hold credentials for both classroom teaching and administration. I have my child in a private school for many reasons. I really want him to be around Christian people. I want him to be in an environment where there is more learning going on than behavior intervention, TAKS prep or babysitting. I wanted and environment of like-minded staff, families and peers for my child.

My son had an amazing experiences in grades k-1 and 3-4. His second grade teacher explicitly stated that she felt that my son should be in therapy and that he needed to medicated. I wanted to ask her why she was displacing her lack of her own self-worth onto my child (I have since heard this same teacher having the same problems with certain children...she is quite the opposite of a Christian teacher).

The education is up to par for students who have typical learning styles. The teachers are definitely not ready to teach to students with exceptional learning needs (highly intelligent/gifted children, and children with other needs like ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, and sensory development differences). This is a private school, so training for students with these needs is obviously not a priority, but, with the population of students in this school, the need for more GT/SpEd-trained teachers is very apparent.

I have noticed that some of the teachers are very much interested in teaching and learning, and some are definitely daily role models for good Christian people. Others are not. Most of the parents are very open and kind, except for those who view private school as a place for elitests. NOT a good idea to have that as a personal value when sending your child to the school with the least-expensive tuition in Austin.

Some bullying issues have not been addressed until after many, many attempts to have the situation evaluated. Some problems with consistent responses to student problems (bullying, fighting, un-Christian values), but that is a standard set forth by the role models in charge (administration). It might be nice to get some new blood in the system.

Overall, this is a better place than most of the public schools in Austin. You are getting what you are paying for.

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New administration needed immediately! Terrible at handling any importatant issues. Lies. Communication is bad. Not professional at all. I can not believe the things that were said to me as a parent. The principal has no accountability. Some teachers are good. But the bad ones are allowed to stay year after year.

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New administration needed immediately! Terrible at handling any importatant issues. Lies. Communication is bad. Not professional at all. I can not believe the things that were said to me as a parent. The principal has no accountability. Some teachers are good. But the bad ones are allowed to stay year after year.

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I have two children attending Redeemer Lutheran School. Both went through the entire pre-school program and are now in Elementary school. My husband and I could not be happier with our experience. The teachers really get to know your children. My kids are happy at school and I know they feel safe and loved. They are encouraged in so many different ways, and exposed to many things with a very "hands on" approach. Both are performing very well academically.

Is it perfect? No. But any issue we have ever brought to the attention of the principal or teachers has always been dealt with in a very caring and thoughtful manner and has been resolved to our satisfaction.

My kids are getting a quality education in a loving and nurturing environment. They are building friendships that I am certain will last a lifetime. They are learning what it means to be a good person, friend and Christian.

Redeemer is an extension of our family and I could not imagine them attending school anywhere else.

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★★★★★

I have two children attending Redeemer Lutheran School. Both went through the entire pre-school program and are now in Elementary school. My husband and I could not be happier with our experience. The teachers really get to know your children. My kids are happy at school and I know they feel safe and loved. They are encouraged in so many different ways, and exposed to many things with a very "hands on" approach. Both are performing very well academically.

Is it perfect? No. But any issue we have ever brought to the attention of the principal or teachers has always been dealt with in a very caring and thoughtful manner and has been resolved to our satisfaction.

My kids are getting a quality education in a loving and nurturing environment. They are building friendships that I am certain will last a lifetime. They are learning what it means to be a good person, friend and Christian.

Redeemer is an extension of our family and I could not imagine them attending school anywhere else.

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My son was enrolled in RLS for 4th and 5th grade. Fourth grade was okay with great teachers, but 5th grade was a nightmare. The parents, with the exception of couple, are the most unchristian people I have ever encountered. They smile and act welcoming, but that is the extent of it. I was never invited to socialize (except when they wanted something from me) with them; nor was my son. He has always had lots of friends, so I knew it wasn't him. I agree with the a previous reviewer that there are a couple of parents who run the school and the principal does their bidding.

If your child has brown skin, I do not recommend this school. Mine is bi-racial and I truely believe there is a lot of racism present from the parents, kids, teacher, and administration.

In addition, my son began have academic problems, which he had never had before in addition to more severe behavioral problems. It turns out, he is ADHD, which was easily reconized in 6th grade by public school teachers who actually cared enough to work with us. He even saw the counselor at RLS and she didn't even catch it! All of the signs were there, but the teachers couldn't be bothered or were so unqualified, they couldn't recongnize it. What is even more upsetting is that if you don't attend church at Redeemer, you pay a great deal more than member of the church and yet, they will not listen to you. Even more incredible, if you child needs help after school, you have to pay a tutoring fee! What a racket!

Our experience was very frustrating. On the upside, our son is now enrolled at Murchison Middle School and he loves it and is thriving. My advice if you are not a church member, save your money and look elsewhere.

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My son was enrolled in RLS for 4th and 5th grade. Fourth grade was okay with great teachers, but 5th grade was a nightmare. The parents, with the exception of couple, are the most unchristian people I have ever encountered. They smile and act welcoming, but that is the extent of it. I was never invited to socialize (except when they wanted something from me) with them; nor was my son. He has always had lots of friends, so I knew it wasn't him. I agree with the a previous reviewer that there are a couple of parents who run the school and the principal does their bidding.

If your child has brown skin, I do not recommend this school. Mine is bi-racial and I truely believe there is a lot of racism present from the parents, kids, teacher, and administration.

In addition, my son began have academic problems, which he had never had before in addition to more severe behavioral problems. It turns out, he is ADHD, which was easily reconized in 6th grade by public school teachers who actually cared enough to work with us. He even saw the counselor at RLS and she didn't even catch it! All of the signs were there, but the teachers couldn't be bothered or were so unqualified, they couldn't recongnize it. What is even more upsetting is that if you don't attend church at Redeemer, you pay a great deal more than member of the church and yet, they will not listen to you. Even more incredible, if you child needs help after school, you have to pay a tutoring fee! What a racket!

Our experience was very frustrating. On the upside, our son is now enrolled at Murchison Middle School and he loves it and is thriving. My advice if you are not a church member, save your money and look elsewhere.

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I have had my two boys at Redeemer for the past 4 years and we have been very happy. The campus is full of happy staff members, teachers who love your children, and parents who care. The exceptional playground, daily religion classes, and strong academics combine to make Redeemer a great place for my boys and our family. Its a happy place, full of happy children learning how to be caring people in today's world. Isn't that what we want for our kiddo's?

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★★★★☆

I have had my two boys at Redeemer for the past 4 years and we have been very happy. The campus is full of happy staff members, teachers who love your children, and parents who care. The exceptional playground, daily religion classes, and strong academics combine to make Redeemer a great place for my boys and our family. Its a happy place, full of happy children learning how to be caring people in today's world. Isn't that what we want for our kiddo's?

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I have two children attending elementary school at Redeemer. We are very happy with our experience. We are encouraged by what our children are learning and how they are learning. We love the hands on science, the tree shaded playgrounds, the organic and locally sourced lunch program, the focus on Christian and moral character development, the challenging academics, and the loving atmosphere.

We have found the principal to be available and supportive, we enjoy the smaller size of the school as whole, we like that the older children mentor and read to the younger children and we like that our children are happy at Redeemer.

Some of my favorite experiences at Redeemer include my children telling me all about the xylophones and metallophones in music, my boys getting to see a hands on presentation about tarantulas in Texas (with living specimens), having ducks and rabbits on campus, the vegetable & herb gardens, activities like Third Grade Pioneer Day (where all the families in that grade got involved), field trips every year in every grade, closing Chapel every year when the eight graders speak to the school about their experiences and give their prayers and advice for the incoming eighth graders, . . . there are so many amazing things happening at Redeemer every day. I feel that my children are getting so much more than I could have imagined wanting for them and experiencing things that they never would have if they had not been a Redeemer.

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★★★★★

I have two children attending elementary school at Redeemer. We are very happy with our experience. We are encouraged by what our children are learning and how they are learning. We love the hands on science, the tree shaded playgrounds, the organic and locally sourced lunch program, the focus on Christian and moral character development, the challenging academics, and the loving atmosphere.

We have found the principal to be available and supportive, we enjoy the smaller size of the school as whole, we like that the older children mentor and read to the younger children and we like that our children are happy at Redeemer.

Some of my favorite experiences at Redeemer include my children telling me all about the xylophones and metallophones in music, my boys getting to see a hands on presentation about tarantulas in Texas (with living specimens), having ducks and rabbits on campus, the vegetable & herb gardens, activities like Third Grade Pioneer Day (where all the families in that grade got involved), field trips every year in every grade, closing Chapel every year when the eight graders speak to the school about their experiences and give their prayers and advice for the incoming eighth graders, . . . there are so many amazing things happening at Redeemer every day. I feel that my children are getting so much more than I could have imagined wanting for them and experiencing things that they never would have if they had not been a Redeemer.

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Overall experience at Redeemer was a let down. We were let down of a true Christian experience, a positive atmosphere, an educational experience, and a dedicated, and honest director. We had high hopes that our child would experience a wonderful year of quality education, but received utterly no feedback, rude and defense behavior from the director, and some teachers. If you have a child that has a learning disability, or is having a hard time adjusting to a new environment, I urge you to find another school. The school spends little time trying to evaluate, or encourage your child. My child was put on the back burner in the class. There was a bully that constantly hurt other children, and he was left unpunished, or counseled. I am sadden that the director would not help, and trying to cooperate, and find a solution. I found myself left into the arms or a dictatorship. Overall, my first experience in a Christian school atmosphere has left me wary, and have since left and enrolled my child in a Montessori school.

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Overall experience at Redeemer was a let down. We were let down of a true Christian experience, a positive atmosphere, an educational experience, and a dedicated, and honest director. We had high hopes that our child would experience a wonderful year of quality education, but received utterly no feedback, rude and defense behavior from the director, and some teachers. If you have a child that has a learning disability, or is having a hard time adjusting to a new environment, I urge you to find another school. The school spends little time trying to evaluate, or encourage your child. My child was put on the back burner in the class. There was a bully that constantly hurt other children, and he was left unpunished, or counseled. I am sadden that the director would not help, and trying to cooperate, and find a solution. I found myself left into the arms or a dictatorship. Overall, my first experience in a Christian school atmosphere has left me wary, and have since left and enrolled my child in a Montessori school.

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The most important thing, the teachers loved my children and taught them about Christ.On the ugly side ... the school is under the dictatorship of a handful of families that rule the elusive "Board"... they can "bend the rules"(you however cannot) and a Principal that is seemingly useless and incompetent when it comes to real issues. Case in point , we fired the music teacher b/c "we could no longer afford a music teacher" BUT we hired 2 nurses. One competent and licensed, the other however, held NO active current license at the time , gave direct, unsupervised patient care and e-mailed parents with medical advise using the initials RN after her name. (This is impostership and this is a felony in the state of Texas) .The principal , business administrator and the "fake nurse" were made aware of this and rectified the situation by renaming the nurses office "the infirmary."I was personally harrassed by church minions to stop "'snooping in their business." Plainly , the "fake nurse " was a BOARD MEMBER that needed a job, she duped the Redeemer families for the school year and our tuition money went to her instead of an accredited music teacher. Shameless!!

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The most important thing, the teachers loved my children and taught them about Christ.On the ugly side ... the school is under the dictatorship of a handful of families that rule the elusive "Board"... they can "bend the rules"(you however cannot) and a Principal that is seemingly useless and incompetent when it comes to real issues. Case in point , we fired the music teacher b/c "we could no longer afford a music teacher" BUT we hired 2 nurses. One competent and licensed, the other however, held NO active current license at the time , gave direct, unsupervised patient care and e-mailed parents with medical advise using the initials RN after her name. (This is impostership and this is a felony in the state of Texas) .The principal , business administrator and the "fake nurse" were made aware of this and rectified the situation by renaming the nurses office "the infirmary."I was personally harrassed by church minions to stop "'snooping in their business." Plainly , the "fake nurse " was a BOARD MEMBER that needed a job, she duped the Redeemer families for the school year and our tuition money went to her instead of an accredited music teacher. Shameless!!

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I say this in prayerful hope for RLS - sent my children there for 3 semesters, removed them. They have weak academic standards and results are poor. They have some great teachers, yet have and retain some that are absolutely awful. Sadly, there are several public schools where if you transfer from Redeemer, your child will be behind, depending on grade. If you have special needs children (anything at all), forget about it. The faculty and administration do not hold themselves accountable, period. We left after many meetings with the staff and principals - they are very political and want to "look good", not "be good". You will be lucky to know who is even on the School Board, much less ever have a chance to meet/speak with one of them - or God forbid, become a member and seek to improve the leadership and results. The board is absent any christian leadership. The people all act very nice and friendly, but are absoutely worthless whenever there is any issue requiring a uneasy decision. We provided plenty of heartfelt and constructive feedback along the way and when we left - and heard nary a sound from anyone - they do not act like they care at all. Many of our friends have pulled their kids out of RLS since we pulled ours out a few years ago - some were tolerating RLS because of the weak public school district they lived in - they moved. We are very sad about this school as we are big supporters of Lutheran education.

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I say this in prayerful hope for RLS - sent my children there for 3 semesters, removed them. They have weak academic standards and results are poor. They have some great teachers, yet have and retain some that are absolutely awful. Sadly, there are several public schools where if you transfer from Redeemer, your child will be behind, depending on grade. If you have special needs children (anything at all), forget about it. The faculty and administration do not hold themselves accountable, period. We left after many meetings with the staff and principals - they are very political and want to "look good", not "be good". You will be lucky to know who is even on the School Board, much less ever have a chance to meet/speak with one of them - or God forbid, become a member and seek to improve the leadership and results. The board is absent any christian leadership. The people all act very nice and friendly, but are absoutely worthless whenever there is any issue requiring a uneasy decision. We provided plenty of heartfelt and constructive feedback along the way and when we left - and heard nary a sound from anyone - they do not act like they care at all. Many of our friends have pulled their kids out of RLS since we pulled ours out a few years ago - some were tolerating RLS because of the weak public school district they lived in - they moved. We are very sad about this school as we are big supporters of Lutheran education.

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This school is great for the above average student. My child attended there and was trying to overcome a divorce from an abusive step father and was newly diagnosed with ADHD and anxiety disorder. 1st grade with Ms. Landfried was WONDERFUL. WE LOVED HER. Some of the parents were a bit stuck up (as many are in other schools). His 2nd grade teacher was AWFUL and many many parents had complained about this woman. Granted his ADHD was hard to handle and we were ACTIVELY seeking help with medication and counseling for his anxiety. April 1st of 2008 - less than two months before the end of the school year - they said that he was no longer welcome to come back and their reasons were that they didn't have the resources to help him.

Please no bad posts in response to me. Everyone has their opinion - good or bad. Mine is simply saying that if you're child is needing extra resources to help with a learning disability (which I realize adhd is not, but they told me they have zero resources should a child have a learning disability) this school will not benefit them. Public school will be best for this kind of child.. My son misses Jesus time, and I think that the timing of them kicking him out of school and how they handled it was HORRIBLE. He is now thriving in his public school with very VERY little complaints from his teacher.

However - it's a wonderful community for your "well-behaved" Christian family.

BTW...Sherri B. did make a point. Class size in my child public school right now is 17. Average class size at Redeemer was 25. It's not a bad thing, but usually a low teacher/student ratio is what parents want/expect a private school.

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This school is great for the above average student. My child attended there and was trying to overcome a divorce from an abusive step father and was newly diagnosed with ADHD and anxiety disorder. 1st grade with Ms. Landfried was WONDERFUL. WE LOVED HER. Some of the parents were a bit stuck up (as many are in other schools). His 2nd grade teacher was AWFUL and many many parents had complained about this woman. Granted his ADHD was hard to handle and we were ACTIVELY seeking help with medication and counseling for his anxiety. April 1st of 2008 - less than two months before the end of the school year - they said that he was no longer welcome to come back and their reasons were that they didn't have the resources to help him.

Please no bad posts in response to me. Everyone has their opinion - good or bad. Mine is simply saying that if you're child is needing extra resources to help with a learning disability (which I realize adhd is not, but they told me they have zero resources should a child have a learning disability) this school will not benefit them. Public school will be best for this kind of child.. My son misses Jesus time, and I think that the timing of them kicking him out of school and how they handled it was HORRIBLE. He is now thriving in his public school with very VERY little complaints from his teacher.

However - it's a wonderful community for your "well-behaved" Christian family.

BTW...Sherri B. did make a point. Class size in my child public school right now is 17. Average class size at Redeemer was 25. It's not a bad thing, but usually a low teacher/student ratio is what parents want/expect a private school.

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This school is great for grades k-2nd after 2nd the 3rd and 4th grade teachers are horrible the lay on to much homework they overload these kids to the point of cracking under pressure, they bring their self esteem down , the children have a page or more of memory if they should ever fail or forget to have something signed they make them sit alone at lunch detention. Some of these kids are good kids and we all forget things sometimes but this is a terrible rule. The bad kids are never punished by the principal nor the teachers if there is a problem, there is no direction here your lied to get you in the door and then you are ignored once your in. The class size is 22-25 kids which my child had in his class here we attended this school for 7 years and just went to a public school here in austin and we have a smaller class size and a much better experience here at our new school, I dont recommend this school and I felt like the truth needed to be told. You would be better off sending your child to public then here for grades 3rd and up.

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This school is great for grades k-2nd after 2nd the 3rd and 4th grade teachers are horrible the lay on to much homework they overload these kids to the point of cracking under pressure, they bring their self esteem down , the children have a page or more of memory if they should ever fail or forget to have something signed they make them sit alone at lunch detention. Some of these kids are good kids and we all forget things sometimes but this is a terrible rule. The bad kids are never punished by the principal nor the teachers if there is a problem, there is no direction here your lied to get you in the door and then you are ignored once your in. The class size is 22-25 kids which my child had in his class here we attended this school for 7 years and just went to a public school here in austin and we have a smaller class size and a much better experience here at our new school, I dont recommend this school and I felt like the truth needed to be told. You would be better off sending your child to public then here for grades 3rd and up.

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I was very impressed with the time my daughter spent at Redeemer's private school. I feel that she was given a wonderful education in the short time that we were there. I was always impressed with the teachers and their care of the children. My daugther truly misses this school and if we lived closer we would still be going there. The pricing for this private school are comparable to other schools and the private school my daughter attended after this one. The church itself is a little bit older but is kept up as best as it can be.

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I was very impressed with the time my daughter spent at Redeemer's private school. I feel that she was given a wonderful education in the short time that we were there. I was always impressed with the teachers and their care of the children. My daugther truly misses this school and if we lived closer we would still be going there. The pricing for this private school are comparable to other schools and the private school my daughter attended after this one. The church itself is a little bit older but is kept up as best as it can be.

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