My son is entering his second year at New Vistas, and he has improved in both his reading and math skills. Although the environment is very academic oriented, it is operated in a very nurturing and loving way, so that kids become confident in their abilities. I highly recommend New Vistas to other parents who are looking to have their kids challenged and nurtured all rolled into one.
This is a great school for academics. My son went to preschool here for the 2nd year of preschool and he learned by leaps and bounds. he even learned to read! The environment is highly structured and the teachers well experienced. They teach a grade level ahead - so in the 2nd year of preschool, they completed the KG curriculum. I like that it is private but nonsectarian. The only downside is that there are no extracurriculars.
My son is a current student at New Vistas and has made unbelievable progress since he started in August. Teachers are excellent. One thing I like about this school is that they let kids be aware of all current events sometimes I myself won't remember/ know. Teachers were always there to answer you. I am so happy that my son loves going to school.
we love this school! i now have a preschooler going here along with a child entering 4th grade. from the office staff to teachers to aides, the staff is phenomenal and very loving. This school is definately all academia though with a lot parenteral involvement.
New Vistas has a motto 'A little out of the way, a lot out of the ordinary.' and boy is that accurate. I rate New Vistas as exceptional, loving and successful.
This school is best.we are very happy that our daughter goes there.Mrs elias and dr jordon are the best.some teachers are the best . we reall y appreciate some teachers.very friendly place and its feels that you are with your own family.
As a parent of a current New Vistas Student and of an alumni student, I cannot praise New Vista enough.The supportive teachers they have chosen made being at New Vistas is like being part of a family. I found the administrators and teachers all had my two childrens' best interest at heart. The work load was always manageable, and the couple times my older child felt overwhelmed the teachers adjusted to meet personal needs. That is what is amazing about this school, they curtail the challenge level to each child's needs and abilities. I must say looking back over the years my now 14 year old child learned the foundations of accountability and responsibility from the teachers at New Vistas. These foundations have been an integral part of success in a challenging honors curriculum. If you want your child to find success in higher academics this is the place to begin!
As a parent of a first grade student, I can tell you that my child is working well above a typical first grader and well above the state standards! New Vistas Academy has outstanding teachers who know and love their students very much. My child absolutely loves coming to school every day. They have groups for math and language and whole class for other subjects. The teacher makes learning fun by completing awesome projects with writing, demonstration speeches, famous persons reports, and more. My child has learned so much about other countries and their culture. Her reading is so far above what other first graders are doing and she is working at a third grade math level. Her homework is review of concepts that have already been mastered and is age appropriate. If excellence in academics is your goal, this is the place!
As a father of two children currently attending New Vistas, I am impressed with the level of work that they are doing. Their writing and math programs are incredible and our older child who graduated and now attends Chandler Prep Academy has validated for us that New Vistas prepares students for jr. high and high school very well. Our older son has outperformed his peers on the AIMS test and I know it is a result of the excellent beginning he got to his education at New Vistas. Our two younger children are working above grade level and we couldn't be happier. This school has been a blessing for our family!
I have two children at New Vistas. I find the teachers to be extremely willing to work with each of my children. My older child is going into the upper grades next year and I am looking forward to even more success. She is confident in her abilities even though she is not at the top of her class. She is able to work at her true potential. I am thankful to the staff and teachers of New Vistas for providing such a safe and loving environment. I would not have my kids at any other school.
Our 4 year old made incredible progress at New Vistas. She went from not close to reading to reading very well in less than one year. I have to admit I was worried about whether this school was going to be worth the price. I was also concerned about my child being able to keep pace with the other students. Our experience is our child's teacher is very skilled at her craft and has a way of helping children understand concepts at an early age. I have been extremely happy with the progress and see our child improving on a regular basis. It's true there is homework daily. It typically takes about 30 min to complete. I believe it helps our child retain what they learned earlier in class so I have no problems taking the time with my child. Expensive but a great school.
This school definitely has shortage of good quality teachers.They put a lot of burden on students as well as parents.Most of the students are performing way below than az standards in all subject areas reflecting poor performance of teachers.Tuition is outrageous and the outcome is overburden,frustration and lack of self confidence.
If you want your child's self confidence level to run all time low then this is the school to go to.They give out loads and loads of homework that a child doesn't have any time to enjoy any other activity in life,even the weekends are packed with homeworks and projects.The irony is teachers never explain any part of homework that is being sent home.It is parent's responsibilty to sit with their child everyday and spend four or five hours explaining their homework.I've seen teachers not taking any interest in student's progress.I wonder if they are qualified to be the teachers.If you want to enroll your child in this school,make sure you have five hours everyday to educate your child,forget about any vacation or extracurricular activities.You'd rather homeschool your child and see a far better results.From my personal experience I suggest everyone out there that this school is not worth the price.
I will not recommend this school to anybody.They have groupings within thier classrooms and only the top group students who are only few in number are getting benefitted from this school.I've seen kids performing worst than any public school.They give out homework on the subjects that have never been explained in the class and way beyond student's capability that creates nothing but frustration for student as well as for parents.All the classrooms are small and congested with 23 or 24 students per classroom.It doesn't even look like a private school,lacking library,cafeteria and playground.The students have to eat outside in extremely hot summers of Arizona.They keep on increasing the tuition but provide no facility to students.The quality of teachers is on decline.Most of the teachers are there so they can keep their own children in school and stay close to them.Certainly not worth all that money that they are charging.
My son attends preschool at New Vistas and has made unbelievable progress since he started in August. I was concerned that an academically based program would be too much for him, be he has responded very well. The teacher keeps me aware of where he is at and what areas I can help him with. At this age, his work is not graded so it is all about learning without worrying about passing or failing. I am so happy I gave the school a chance and think that it is worth the money.
I am a New Vista's alumni. I am the person that I am today because of New Vista's. I was taught there to take pride in being the best that I can be; not only as a student, but as a person. I appreciate everything that New Vista's gave me. I'm a college grad and, much of my success, I credit New Vista's. I have introduced so many students to New Vista's and all of the familes who I've introduced feel the same.
Both of my kids have been attending New Vista's since they were 2 1/2 yrs of age. I never thought they would advance so quickly. It is very expensive but well worth the investment!
The school offers an excellent foundation. With our country's educational system in trouble, as it compares to other countries, this school prepares their students to compete globally. The diversity of the school is an additional bonus. The sky is the limit for their students, literally.
This has been a great school for us so far. They push the kids to their potential. One drawback is not much extra curricular activities like not many field trips and involvement in my opinion. otherwise a great school!
This has been a wonderful school for my 2 children. The small class sizes and grouping for certain subjects make each child able to work at their own pace without feeling rushed. The One-On-One Reading program is exeptional in teaching the younger children to read and helping all the children focus on comprehending the stories. This school works with reaching each child's potention. If one child learns the material fast, there is no need to keep him/her back. The students move at their own pace. My daughter's kindergarten class had 13 kids! My other child's kingdergarten class had 16 kids! Plus, there is always an aide in the room. So, 2 adults per classroom (the maximum class size is 18 kids!) The class sizes are small to promote as much individual attention as possible. I highly recommend this school to anyone who is searching for a great academic environment.
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