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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Disagree (1 response)
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Too much (1 response)
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Academy, The
Grateful to: Student

Posted August 11, 2016
- a community member
There is no one in particular. None of the teachers really stood out that much.

Academy, The
Teacher effectiveness: Somewhat effective

Posted August 11, 2016
- a community member
Some of the teachers made a strong effort to help students, while others others didn't do that good of a job.


Academy, The
Amount of homework: Too much

Posted August 11, 2016
- a community member
The school piles on unnecessary homework. Students should be able to complete lots of the work during school hours, given that the class sizes are so small, but that doesn't happen.

Academy, The
Develops grit: Neutral

Posted August 11, 2016
- a community member
The school tried to develop persistence, grit, and determination in its students but it didn't always work.

Academy, The
Develops respect: Neutral

Posted August 11, 2016
- a community member
Some of the kids have a lot of respect for their fellow students and teachers, while others did not.


Academy, The
Develops empathy: Neutral

Posted August 11, 2016
- a community member
Some of the students are very kind and compassionate. On the other hand, some kids aren't very nice.

Academy, The
Develops honesty: Disagree

Posted August 11, 2016
- a community member
The teachers don't do a great job dealing with problems in the classroom, and the administration not helpful either.

Academy, The 1

Posted August 11, 2016
- a community member
Our child went to this school and it was not the best experience. The school is a bit dysfunctional and has been trying to rebuild over the past two years after being run by a family for many years. The school staff and teachers are entirely white (except for one teacher) and a lot of the classes have mostly boys. Some kids who have social problems or trouble following rules are being admitted, and that has affected kids who want to learn without a lot of distractions. The school also has a really small play area, and that made it very hard for kids to play without bumping into each other. Overall, the school has some promise, but has experienced a lot of student turnover over the past few years. The best private schools in the Bay Area are always filled and have waiting lists. This school always has openings.


Academy, The 5

Posted March 03, 2015
- a parent
Our daughter recently transferred from a Contra Costa School and within a few days we saw some amazing changes in her. First of all she sat upright when doing home work. Secondly, she shared with us and with excitement some of the work she performed during the day including science and music projects and finally she sang to us various verses of the Sound of Music. We hope with the current management, skilled Principle and wonderfully experienced first grade teacher for our daughter's continued great education.

Academy, The 5

Posted July 20, 2014
- a parent
My son has been at The Academy for two years. We are extremely happy with the school and the overwhelmingly positive experiences we've had so far. The teachers are fabulous. Ms. Crippen's (K) classes are fun and creative. Mrs. Labarca's (1) classes have more structure, more singing, and more international flavor--the students sing greeting songs every morning and they count numbers daily in 8 different languages! Due to the school's reputation and screening process, as well as self-selection by parents, the students tend to be academically oriented and motivated. This makes accelerated teaching possible. My son's classmates are all active, bright, and well-behaved. They have different talents and interests, yet all get along really well and are kind to each other, which makes every school day and birthday parties very enjoyable. In my opinion, The Academy offers the best environment and programs for academically-oriented, "gifted" kids in the area. Its academic atmosphere and accelerated, integrated curricula are unparalleled among peer schools. It provides an advanced yet balanced structure for educating an all-around scholar accompanied by intelligent and similar-aged peers.

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Academy, The
2722 Benvenue Avenue, Berkeley, CA  94705
(510) 549-0605
Last modified Academy, The is a Private school that serves grades K-5
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