We love Almondale. My son has been there for a bit over a year now. He had a really hard time in a traditional school setting. He was extremely anxious and unhappy every day at his previous school. He loves going to school now. On weekends and holidays he counts the days until he can return to school. They teach in an untraditional way so if a more traditional education is what you're looking for then it might not be the place for you. But if you want a school that will encourage your child in whatever they're interested in and help them feel included, confident and part of a wonderful community of kind children and teachers, then it's a great place for that. The teachers care deeply about the kids and have the time and opportunity to be really creative with their lessons. We are so happy we found the school.
Our family loves Almondale Academy! It's a place where kids learn in a calm, engaging and peaceful environment. Cliques and bullying are not tolerated--it is an inclusive and safe environment. The teachers are passionate educators who lead and mentor their students. The curriculum is well-rounded and challenging. My son is excited and loves to get up in the morning to go each day. We highly recommend.
The teachers don't follow through with the students or parents. They act very interested and caring but just don't follow through. They take kids with problems but have no training in how to deal with them and don't seem to be interested in learning.
This school is poorly ran, they don't seem to know what they are doing, the teachers are not certified, and they don't have much of a curriculum. It's a shame! It is such a quaint little school and a lovely atmosphere, the education just wasn't there.
Not sure why there are only 4 stars... every review comments on the excellence of the school, grounds and staff. If there was ever anything negative to report, that went down the road with the teachers who weren't asked to return. This is an amazing place for not only the students, but their parents. You know they are receiving an amazing education, you know they are safe on the quaint farm grounds and you know this is one of the best experiences they will have in their lifetime. The well rounded curriculum is always at the forefront. Music, Art, P.E., Latin, and Virtues are just some of the new classes now being offered. The adoring faces of the children when the owners are on the grounds speak for themselves. Parents are encouraged to participate in educational field trips.
Excellent school. The teacher is very knowledgeable and is able to give a lot of personal help to each student. The curriculum that I was was great and I could tell she really cares about her students. My only concern is lack of peer models for my daughters age. There were 3 3rd graders, a 4th grader, and a kindergartener with no promise as to how many 1st graders there will be next year. This will be a very hard decision for us as parents to make.
The individualized attention each student gets makes a huge difference to the students. The classrooms provide an atmosphere that helps promote learning and respect among the students. Just two weeks into this current school year I can already tell this is going to be quite an amazing year for all of the children!
I'm so glad we found this school! This is such great place! The staff really cares about the kids and you can tell. The children are all very comfortable with their classmates and the teachers/staff. The campus grounds are filled with all sorts of fun as well as an occasional peacock (which are friendly and used to the kids). I know that our family will be here for quite some time! If you're looking for a great school with small classes and quality teachers this is the place!