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West Pioneer Academy5
Posted March 02, 2015
- a parent
My child in the 1st/2nd classroom and it is amazing! It is so nice to see that there are several different groupings within each subject. At our old school every child was in the same curriculum for every subject and this led to boredom and behavior problems. I volunteer in the classroom and am always impressed by the classroom management. It is obvious that working with so many groups takes a lot of preparation and as a result, my child is now a full grade level ahead. The foundational skills that they are teaching at WPA are going to prepare my child for a bright future!
I currently have 3 of my children enrolled at West Pioneer Academy, a preschooler, a kindergartener and a 7th grader. I can't say how impressed I am at the level of education all 3 of them are receiving! They all love attending school each and every day and it makes it so much easier to know that my children are having fun while they learn, which is more than I can say for the traditional public schools. The teachers are always going above and beyond to accommodate my children's learning needs and communicate my children's progress on a regular basis. My 7th grader had attended a public school last year and was an advanced learner...she was forced to learn at the level of all the other students in her class. At West Pioneer Academy she is able to learn at her fullest potential!! I am so pleased with everything this school has offered to my children and look forward to them attending for years to come!
This school started out well when they had just a few kids at inception - however they seem to have really gone down hill in the last year. The communication is spotty and rude, my son is in a class where one underpaid and overworked teacher is expected to teach 4 levels of students - there is just too much going on in the class. Also, I was very rudely informed by the administrator of this school that the after-school teachers are not to be expected to contact me if something serious and or dangerous happens with my son, because they don't have the bandwidth. This is unacceptable to me.
My daughter has been going to WPA since it opened. I am continually impressed with the quality of education she receives. Whether it was explaining a venn diagram in Kindgarten or doing multiplication concepts in first grade, she is always given new and exciting things to learn. WPA has small classes which really allows the teachers to spend more time with kids and specialize the curriculum for all learners. I would highly recommend West Pioneer Academy.
My daughter has only been at West Pioneer Academy for a month now and I know this is the school for us. We recently made the switch from another private school because this school offers individual learning so every child can learn without being behind in a subject or kept from going ahead. My daughter had an active IEP for her speech since she was in pre-k. Now being in second grade she still needs a little one on one and this school can provide that to her and all their students because of their small class sizes.
If you are looking for more than public education for your child, take a look at West Pioneer Academy (WPA). My son has attended WPA since it opened in June 2012 and we are very pleased with the quality of his education in 3rd and now 4th grade. WPA offers small classes, great teachers, before and after school care, organic gardening, a horse on campus, art class, music class, and optional music lessons and it s all onsite! Ms. Lesley keeps my son challenged in the classroom and keeps things interesting on top of it. How many other 4th grade kids get to dissect a squid? Check out their website, call for a tour, and find out how reasonable the rates can be for private school!
My son has attended West Pioneer Academy since it opened. The teachers are AWESOME and so encouraging! Mrs. Soto is so sweet and she always takes time to make sure that her students are learning, enjoying what they are doing and providing multiple opportunities to assist her students. My son was very behind in math coming into West Pioneer and in a short amount of time she brought him right back up to speed! If you're looking for a great school that fosters quality academics and will encourage your child, West Pioneer is DEFINATELY the place to be! I can't say enough good about this school! Mr. B. the music teacher totally ROCKS and the horse arena, garden, and grounds are all part of the charm that this school offers! I'm so grateful to have my son at West Pioneer. Finally a school that exhibits everything we were looking for and more!