Phillips Academy is a great school compared tothe previos school my son attended within the same school system..... Im pleased to see how Phillip challenges him to think more and hes more attentive to his school work than before... I am so pleased he has been able to attend!!!!!!!
I have attended phillips academy for a year and it has been a great experience.
I attend this school. I am going into the 8th grade and have been here for 2 years. We have the BEST principal in the world. He cares so much about our school, and us, the students, growing. They always have new ideas and plans for us to learn and accel in life. Yes, there is a workload, but you need to organize it. The students that get good grades, like me, do their homework, pay attention in class, and don't mess around in class or anywhere else. They say it is too much work, but it isn't if you space your time out and organize yourself. This is one of the best schools in the nation, as I say anyways. We always strive our best, and we are becoming International Bacheloreate World School. At least we are getting the tital of it. We already incorporate the values and views of IB. We have teams and clubs that dominate the district. I recommend parents take their students to this school if you want them to be world thinkers and well rounded in subjects and so forth. I love this school so much, and just because it is in Birmingham City, doesn't make it bad. This is school is the best, and if you don't go to this school you are missing out on a great education! Thanks!
My son is a pre-k student at Phillips and despite the workload being ridiculously heavy ,he loves it.I am pleased that he has learned so much but I fear that he hasn`t learned enough to pass their test into Kindergarten.I applaud the school for being advanced and challenging students to be the best of the best,but a 4 year old shouldn` t have homework and writing assignments.Great school but my advice to parents with kids entering Pre-K,get ready...you and your child will be burning the midnight oil doing assignments and homework.
I am currently a student at Phillips Academy. It has a great curriculum and is an overall great school, but can be overbearing with the workload in the middle school classes because they are all Pre-AP.
From sending my daughter to Phillips for 2.5 yrs, I believe that Phillips is likely the best of what BCS has to offer, but I don't believe that it is exceptional when compared to private options and out-of-district options. Weaknesses: -Large class sizes (20-22). -Lack of differentiation (on the upper end). -Insufficient time spent outdoors & having down time. Brain research clearly shows that trying to extend learning over significant lengths of time is counterproductive since intense focus for short periods of time is necessary for learning. -Quantity over quality with regards to student requirements. -High requirements during early years come at the risk that this school teaches students that school, & learning, are unpleasant. I can't help but think that if you've managed to teach a 5 year old how to read, but also that school sucks , then you've done more harm than good. -Parents need to be involved in the educational process and educated themselves, so that they can keep their kids on track & their kids' teachers on track! Strengths: Most of the teachers & staff are committed, hardworking, & caring. The students they have are bright, hardworking, & delightful kids.
I am a teacher at Phillips Academy. I must say, I have thoroughly enjoyed my years here. I truly love what I do on a daily basis. I strive to help my students to become all they can possibly be. I admire the entire staff at my school because everyone truly care about what they do and how it affects our students. To be a part of John Herbert Phillips Academy simply says ' You want to be a part of the best school in Alabama' a school where success is not an option.
Phillips Academy in the heart of Birmingham, Alabama is a very cultured school of excellent teachers who provide quality academic support, daily. Like the teachers, the principal is just awesome! Thumbs up! Quality verses quanity in all academic areas!
I love this school! There is so much to do there. My kids are in middle school and I couldn't be happier!
my kids love this school everyday they want to go to school and thats a first so i say best school in birmingham school system!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have twins at Phillips Academy. This in my opinion the best K-8 school in the system. My children also attended Christian. The work load is heavy. However, if our children are to compete with the top county and private schools and qualify for top scholarships this is what is needed. The teachers, students, parents and administration have created a culture of excellence. This school is wonderful.
i attend phillips academy and it is great there. i always tell my friends how great my school is. i brag on how much we do and how great our teachers are. i am proud to say i go phillps academy.
My son attends Phillips Academy. This was the schools first year and it was a wonderful year for my son. The staff is amazing and i would recommend this school for any parent/student that wants a excell in learning.
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