"The Academy values academics and deep learning, which seems pretty rare these days. My children are growing intellectually by leaps and bounds and are eagerly learning about the world around them. The teachers respect the students and strive to get them to be thinkers, not parrots. Children get to participate in lots of discussions.
One of the things that struck me the most is the positive social environment. Here it is like a big family, even between the parents and staff members. Everyone is warm and welcoming, and children of different ages are encouraged to intermingle and even learn from each other. Bullying of any kind is strictly not tolerated and kids can feel safe and healthy in this learning environment. Everyone is very kind to each other."
Education Is Revered and There Is a Culture of Respect
"For us the Academy was it! The school embodies the values we hold dear – encouraging curiosity encouraging hard work and grit, that learning is fun and independent thinking is a life skill, as is finding solutions through creative and iterative problem-solving. The school community believes that children are capable of a lot and that being challenged appropriately is the way to grow and therefore the way to go. Teaching tends to be Socratic- Kids are taught to wonder, question, experiment and figure things out all the while building on the knowledge they have. Education is revered and there is a culture of respect."
We Could Not Be Happier
"After looking at all the pros and cons of the various schools, we chose to send our son to the Academy and could not be happier. One major advantage of the Academy is the small class sizes, with 12 kids per class in elementary school and 15 in middle school. We are very impressed with what our son has learned during his first year in Kindergarten."