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All Saints' Carden Academy5
Posted January 04, 2015
- a parent
We couldn't ask for a more nurturing or stimulating environment for our three kids. Each classroom is staffed by qualified, amazing teachers who truly love their jobs. At drop-off each morning, a teacher is present to welcome us, and at pick-up, each teacher personally greets the parents of the children in their class. We receive weekly email communication from each teacher regarding homework assignments, curriculum and enrichment information. And each of our kids are (at least) an entire grade level advanced in both reading and math. In addition, ASCA's gardening, Spanish, etiquette, art, choir, band, and other extra-curricular activities make this school, hands down, the most comprehensive, challenging, fantastic education available for grade school children in at least 50 miles radius.
My child loves this school and wanted to attend everyday. The teachers are sharp, kind, and honestly care about their students. The teachers also go above and beyond in their efforts. It is true that ASCA's approach is educating the whole child: math, science, art, drama, music, philanthropy, reading, creative writing, playtime, field trips, discipline, rewards, compassion, and self-awareness - the school is a one-stop great place to learn.
This school is a hidden gem! We were so lucky to have been told about ASCA. The teachers and staff are very caring and truly want to make it a great learning environment for each child. The curriculum is very thorough and several enrichment activities are offered to give the students a well-rounded education. We couldn't be happier with this school!
All Saints Carden Academy is a wonderful example of bridging the gap between academics and enrichment in a small class room setting. I love the personal touch the teachers are allowed to give to each student as they grow within their class each year. With a maximum class size of 15, each student is able to have individual attention to strengthen their weaknesses, but also encouraging their strengths. By far the most wonderful thing about Carden is the love and care for each child that is inexplicably apparent in every teacher and staff member. Its a special place that I am thankful to have for my child.
My daughter went from a bad situation to this school. She went from not wanting to go to school and fighting me to talking about and looking forward to school again. The staff are amazing and truly care about the children. I highly recommend this school for any child.
I have two children at this school and they look forward to attending school each day. My children are excelling in their studies, and they enjoy the enhanced curriculum, which includes Spanish, French, gardening, and sign language. I really love having them go to this school, but more importantly, they enjoying going and they are learning so much more than they were in California public schools. The staff is friendly and have always worked with me when I have had a concern or question. While there are not any activities considered 'extracurricular,' they have many field trips that enrich their educational experience, and have so many additional classes (listed above) that I don't notice the absence. I highly recommend this school.
Excellent education--my second grader is reading at the fifth grade level and doing third grade math. The science curriclum is the best I've ever seen at the elementary school level. I also love the exposure to art, French, music, computers, cooking, drama, and sign language. My children know that the staff and faculty really care about them and special emphasis is placed on doing their 'personal best.' Parental involvment is strongly encouraged--through work parties, recess duty, classroom parties, and field trips--which shows the students that their parents value education.