Rigorous Academics in a Supportive Environment"For what you were looking for – rigorous academics in a supportive environment I would look no further than the Academy. This is a small school in Elmwood which teaches children from kindergarten math, reading, science, social studies, French, music, art, and of course PE. The emphasis is on a growth mindset and the joy of learning. The school encourages creative and independent thinking. It is a diverse environment with financial aid possible. It has a wonderful after school teacher who the kids call ‘mama' who keeps the kids busy and happy while staying disciplined. They have summer camps. Our daughter is challenged at the right level and she loves going to school. In fact when we toured my husband and I wished we could go to school there too. And you know what, because of the sense of community within the school and because it’s small we kind of do!"