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Rocklin, CA
Students enrolled: 372

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6532 Turnstone Way
Rocklin, CA 95765

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(916) 632-6580
(916) 784-3034
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September 02, 2013
This a great school, with amazing parent support. Teachers are supportive and encouraging. Curriculum is great, they still have art and music programs for the kids, where as many schools don't offer that anymore. it would be nice if we had our own facility instead of sharing a school site, but it never seems to be an issue.

- submitted by a parent

August 25, 2013
Rocklin Academy has been a fabulous elementary school experience for my children. The curriculum is rich and the teachers are enthusiastic about their job and make learning fun. There is also a great sense of community. I have always felt like a partner in my children's academic experience. I feel very fortunate to have my children at this school.

- submitted by a parent

June 13, 2013
This was a great school under the leadership of its founder, Dr. Dave Patterson. Since the loss of Dr. Patterson, due to a misguided board, the school is going downhill. It is now run by the principal, Robin Stout, whose motto is "THE TEACHER IS ALWAYS RIGHT." Her disrespect for parents and students alike is astonishing. She supports even the most outrageous behavior of teachers, and universally denies the simplest requests of parents trying to help their children. She is ruining a great school. I had been unaware of her behavior until one of my children became a special needs child. She has done absolutely everything in her power to ensure that this innocent child's needs are NOT met, even to the point of breaking California law and refusing to provide services required by state law.

- submitted by a parent

December 16, 2010
.We can only speak from experience, but our 2 children have excelled beyond our expectations in the past 3 years they have attended Rocklin Academy. The teachers are wonderful! Communication is frequent and informative. The school teaches such a rich curriculum that goes beyond what is taught in the local public schools.... and Rocklin schools are excellent. The teachers teach accountability and responsibility in the classroom; therefore, our kids are recognizing this. My husband and I are extremely happy with our decision to send our children to R.A. They not only enjoy learning from these fabulous teachers but they also have shown daily how important it is(to them) to do well. Love, love this school and praise the teachers for the tough job they have as they are educating our children and our future!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 26, 2009
I have to agree with the previous posting in response to the Feb. 5, 2009 posting. That person does not know what they are talking about. Rocklin Academy uses a random lottery system and does not choose only the top students. My daughter was lucky enough to get chosen in the lottery and started Kindergarten there. Due to personal decisions, we only had her in pre-school for about 3-months. She had no academic history or any type of testing, so how did Rocklin Academy choose her based on performance? Obviously, they didn t. That person is the reason so many public schools, especially in California, are so bad. Too many people are unwilling to support new and innovative ways to educate our children, and when a school does succeed, they criticize and try to bring the school down. Rocklin Academy is a great school with excellent results. They set high standards and expectations for the students with the belief that every student can and should succeed.

- submitted by a parent

February 25, 2009
This school accepts students via a lottery system. Selection is random, siblings do get preference if an older sibling attends the school. The post on Feb 5, 2009 is not accurate. Do research and get factual information on the Rocklin Academy website or call the school. This school is fantastic. My child was accepted via the lottery and it has been wonderful.

- submitted by a parent

June 22, 2007
This school is outstanding! The required parent involvement and the love for teaching that the teachers and staff have make for a remarkable learning environment for all the children. I can't say enough about the school and it's extraordinary standards!

- submitted by a parent

May 07, 2006
I love this school. My children have attended many types of schools including private, international and regular public schools. This has been the most positive learning environment we have ever had the opportunity to attend. The curriculum is rich and full. Overseas it is commonplace to teach second languages from a young age because it is developmentally appropriate. It is wonderful to see this implemented with Spanish being taught to all students. Music and art are taught with greater depth through the Core Art and Core Music programs adding to the usual Art Docent program seen in traditional public school classrooms. Best of all, the management of the math program to accomodate the different level needs of all the students has made a tremendous difference for so many children, both high achieving and those that struggle with mathmatics. A great community!

- submitted by a parent

September 19, 2005
This is a great school and we feel so lucky to have gained admission (although it's a tuition-free charter school there is a waiting list.) Great teachers deliver a dense, challenging curriculum that keeps the students engaged. There are no bored kids at this school! Although there are not a lot of extracurricular activities, even this is changing as drama, newspaper and other programs are being added.

- submitted by a parent

September 04, 2005
i think this school is great!

- submitted by a student
no rating
August 18, 2005
We have 3 students currently enrolled. R.A. is incredibly good at teaching to the student's level, in fact, the first week of school is spent assessing each child to their particluar level in math, reading and writing. Math is taught at the same time school-wide, enabling each student to physically be in the appropriate math classroom for their level. Reading and writing is broken up by level within the classroom. Intervention is done for children that are below. This school is able to challenge and motivate like no other school I've ever heard of. The communication lines are completely open; teachers and administrators readily provide their e-mail and home phone numbers. This is a school by choice and it is clear by the visable family support and committment to their child's learning and success! Music, Art, Science, Spanish, Computers,Robotics, Drama, School Newspaper, Science Fair, Age of Sail, Sly Park, and more!

- submitted by a parent

August 02, 2005
This is truly a superior school. They cover the full gama of academics. The Core Knowledge program provides for a complete educational experience without gaps or repetition. The staff are friendly and professional. Parents are encouraged to be a team member of the school and their child's education. Music, art and p.e. are part of the curriculum. They are beginning to offer extracurricular activities as well. I highly recommend this school. The only downfall is often times there is a waiting list to enroll!

- submitted by a teacher

April 14, 2005
This school is wonderful. It has a small school environment and every child is an individual and not placed based on grade but ability. I highly recommend this school to anyone!

- submitted by a parent

December 09, 2004
What a great alternative to public school. Academic Standards are above all expectations. The Core Knowledge books 'What your Second Grader Should Know' is a great way for parents to know exactly what curriculum is being taught. The Spanish as a second language focus is a great bonus. Our Family feels very fortunate to be a part of such a great opportunity for our child.

- submitted by a parent

May 04, 2004
My child has excelled at Rocklin Academy. It is the perfect academic program. My child started out in the public school by our home, however he has improved 110% since attending Rocklin Academy. He could very well be one of the children who is left behind if it weren't for the caring faculty and parent volunteers at the school.

- submitted by a parent

April 27, 2004
Great scholl. The other public schools in Rocklin are not as dedicated to education as Rocklin Academy. Each child receives individualized attention from the teachers, administration, and the countless parent volunteers. A welcoming environment that promotes a sequenced based learning program. No student is left behind. The intimate atmosphere of this delightful school can not be achieved in other public schools. I love it, and wish I could have attended.

- submitted by a parent

October 16, 2003
This is a great school, can't say enough about!

- submitted by a parent

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Rocklin Academy
6532 Turnstone Way, Rocklin, CA  95765
(916) 632-6580
Last modified Rocklin Academy is a Charter school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Rocklin Academy Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top