This school is getting progressively worse every year. At first, it was decent, there some good teachers, but many of them are inexperienced. There are some really good teachers at this school but every school year they fire the teachers in order to replace them with cheaper alternatives, and like I mentioned earlier, a lot of these teachers aren't experienced, actually, these teachers literally just came out of college and is their first year teaching, you'd expect to have more experienced teachers in a college preparatory school. The math and science department is very good, but it's not drastically better from a public school's education. The English department, it really changes every year because of having a different teacher every year, so it really depends on when you plan to attend your child, but in general, it's average. The students joke around, but they don't really bully anyone. And finally, the international program, I can't really talk much about it as I'm not an international student, but a previous review mentioned something about students going to the office and getting a donut to eat as their breakfast, I can confirm this, but this year there aren't any donuts in the office. So take all of this into consideration before spending over $10,000 to attend this school.
My boys have been attending Ribet Academy for the past 5 years and we have been very happy with the education that they have received. They have small class sizes and have received one on one attention from their teachers every year. The teachers are very accessible and keep you posted on assignments and progress from the elementary level to middle school. Grades and assignments are also posted online so it's easy to stay connected as a parent. They also have activities to offer such as music, art, and spanish which is included in the curriculum for Elementary. Middle school also offers a variety of electives. Both boys have flourished at this school and have made lots of friends. Would recommend this school.
I have seen first hand from the preschool level up to elementary, teachers getting involved when issues come up. Since there is a small class size teachers are able to address hurt feeling and talk it through.
Ribet has provided great quality education than our local public school, plus specific teachers for art, music, PE, computers, library, Spanish,& student support etc. So far, my child has enjoyed every one of her teachers through the years. Online access to grades, & communications makes it easier to keep on top of what's going on at school. Plenty of field trips & special fun days has kept my child loving school. I believe that Ribet has been a great match for my child.
Overall, my family and I love this school. My sister is an alumni who graduated from the high school two years ago and went on to UC Davis. Ribet prepared her for the rigorous academic structure that was ahead. Additionally my daughter attending Ribet for several years and was on too sad to leave, but was accepted to a performing arts dance school that Ribet's diverse dance program strengthened her for. Lastly, my son has been attending the Red Barn pre-school since he was 2 1/2 years old, we absolutely love this school and considering that my kids often spent more than 9 hours a day here it is an extension of home to us. The teachers and management staff are open to communicating and coordinating with parents to best meet each child's needs. They are consistent in there learning programs, while still managing to include fun filled activities that my children have LOVED participating in. Most importantly, I love that it is a pre-k through high school program that my child can grow into, it really takes the guess work out of having to look into different school; its an all-in-one school that stands above the rest.
It was a great experience that we have with Ribet and my child loves it there. The school have a good curriculum, and good students. What I really like with Ribet is they see potentials in every student and they help them to be great with their strong suit.
Now my son will be on 8th grade and he loves Ribet, students, teacher and staff members. It's a great school that focus student to their study, sports and other academia that will prepare them to higher education.
When my son transfer to Ribet in 2013 as a 6th grader, it was so warmth as soon as you step into the property and we were welcomed by a teacher and a student and tour us to the school and meet the whole staff.