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735 North Glenn Avenue
Fresno, CA 93728

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(559) 497-8272
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Grateful to: Teacher
November 15, 2015
I'd like to thank Ms. Fawcett for being an awesome, caring first grade teacher !

- submitted by a community member
Teacher effectiveness: Effective
November 15, 2015
I am only familiar with the first grade teachers, who seem very effective. I've only met the art teacher, and the RSP teacher.

- submitted by a community member
Develops empathy: Agree
November 15, 2015
The teacher takes the time to talk with students who have disagreements with each other, and encourages supportive statements and behaviors.

- submitted by a community member

November 15, 2015
I volunteer in a first grade classroom. I'm pleased to note that they participate in hands-on science activities (growing from seeds, dissecting owl pellets,) and have Music instruction on a regular basis. The first grade class currently has 20 students, a very manageable number.

- submitted by a community member

May 15, 2015
Inconsistant!!! The staff is constantly changing! My kids started going there in 2012. I loved it the first year then every year after that I liked it less and less. I do not recomend this school!

- submitted by a parent

August 07, 2012
VASA was a great kindergarten experience for my son. He transferred in January from John Muir, and loves the school, other kids, and his teacher Mrs. Hipwood, is wonderful! We can't wait to see what 1st grade will bring!

- submitted by a parent

April 21, 2011
My daughter has been at Vasa for 3 years. The first year was great and she had a great teacher, but that teacher has left the school. The next year was TERRIBLE. She had two different teachers, both of whom were almost at the level of complete incompetence! This year has been pretty good, but due to the incompetence of the previous year's teachers, much of it has been devoted to catching up to where the students should have been at the end of LAST year. I would not recommend this school because the quality of the teachers is inconsistent, so there is no guarantee that your child will learn what they need for the next school year.

- submitted by a parent

November 22, 2009
this school is great for everyone. I love it i have been there for three years and it is a great for me

- submitted by a student
no rating
September 21, 2009
My 3 kids LOVE this school! Thier test scores have improved too! VASA teachers and staff are very committed and caring. My kids actually have fun at school!

- submitted by a parent

August 02, 2009
As a former parent of two VASA students I highly recommend this school. Mrs. Zamora, Mrs. Campbell and Mr. Hunter were all amazing and effective teachers, we miss them. Ms. Webb is the best art teacher ever. We miss you VASA and hope other children enjoy it as much as we did! Thanks for 2 great years.

- submitted by a parent

March 31, 2009
This school is what every school should be like. Excellent teachers who really care about students and are encouraged not to teach to the test. Instead they teach for the student. Students get exposed to Art, Science, Drama and Music. Lots of field trips. This is the way school should be.

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January 09, 2009
My daughter started VASA after Thanksgiving break in 08. Until then she had been falling behind and becoming more and more discouraged in a public first grade in the CUSD. After only 3 weeks at VASA I have seen such a change in her. She is excited about her day, excited about learning and no longer seems tired and defeated. The pace is much closer to what we learned to expect at our private Montessori preschool and kindergarten. I recommend this school and pray that upcoming state budget cuts won't hurt VASA!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
July 16, 2008
A great alternative in Fresno ! Small, innovative, great teachers and staff !

- submitted by a parent
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Valley Arts And Science Academy (Vasa)
735 North Glenn Avenue, Fresno, CA  93728
(559) 497-8272
Last modified Valley Arts And Science Academy (Vasa) is a Charter school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Valley Arts And Science Academy (Vasa) Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top