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K-5
Public charter
San Diego, CA
Students enrolled: 500
 

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3035 Ash Street
San Diego, CA 92102

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June 23, 2014
My son has just graduated from Albert Einstein Academies Middle School. He started there when the school moved to the South Park location. He was a part of the German Immersion program up through the 8th grade and then we shifted him to Spanish in 8th grade to prep him for Spanish in High School. The transition was remarkably easy for him. Throughout his school experience we feel he had support from his teachers and from administration. Most of his teachers have been excellent and really worked with us to help him thrive. As we look back on all the years at Albert Einstein... I have to say that it was a great place of learning for our son. We have to thank Albert Einstein for preparing our son for High School. Overall, it's been a wonderful experience for us and, most importantly, for our son.

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2014
The instructional model is for students to spend one week in English, then one in German. This has worked very well for our son's language skills and consequently he understands and speaks German quite well. However, given that the kids are going back and forth between teachers and languages, it is important that they have consistency in other aspects of the classroom. Unfortunately, we have found that there can be a wide variation in the quality of teachers and their respective teaching styles within a cohort, and consequently the kids may have a very good week in one class, then a horrible one the next. Kind of like having Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde for teachers. We appreciate the focus on academics, but it is our assessment that their is little effort to see the kids as unique individuals and help them find their potential. I fear that Einstein's focus on conformity and rules produces well-educated children who are unable to think for themselves. Elementary school is a place for children to learn, grow, and understand the world around them. Above all, it must be a nurturing place. Sadly, Einstein's principals and teachers seem to have forgotten this.

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2014
Both of our kids have been at AEA since Kindergartner. They are now in 2d and 6th grade. AEA has so far offered our kids a strong curriculum that embraces an increasingly complex, global environment for a world that requires an increasingly diverse range of skills, languages and perspectives. This cannot be achieved without a team of very dedicated teachers and staff.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2013
Parents should know a few things we didn't upon entering our children into this school: 1. there is no social-emotional program, kids are not taught how to problem solve and show empathy. 2. there is a stoplight (colors, stars, etc) system used in the classrooms beginning in 1st grade; this publicly shames each child into conforming to the teacher's rules (if you get a bully teacher- and they exist here- you're in trouble) 3. The amount of homework increases ridiculously starting very young. If you're ok with the above, then by all means send your child here. I give it the one star because it's in a hip neighborhood and kids do learn another language??!

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2013
I have two children going to the school. One is in 5th and the other in the 7th grade. They have been at this school since Kindergarten. I feel very lucky and blessed to have found such a wonderful school. The teachers are kind and supportive, the Principals are approachable and professional. The only draw back is the campus is a bit crowded now due to having to wait on the middle school campus becoming ready for the middle schoolers to move over there. I feel like my children are getting a great education. This is probably one of the best schools in San Diego County, maybe even Southern California. Just my opinion.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2013
I really dislike this school. Let me just say this, my son graduated kindergarten not knowing how to write his ABC's. His a very smart kid by natural talent but what he is suppose to be thought in class was obviously not implemented right or he just fell through the cracks of the system. I don't recommend this school, if it wasn't because he already started here and his comfortable with the lay back atmosphere I would take him out.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2012
It really is a great school because they offer great programs like art, PE, music and so much more. Love the uniforms its like a Private school theme. Have 3 children attending here now, and they love it, struggling a little maybe its the language differences, but hopefully will pull through with the help of the LOVELY TEACHERS!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2011
I have 2 children at this school. This is an amazingly great place. I often feel like I am treated like a client - and this is a public school! The academics and programs are outstanding. The teachers are warm and friendly. Principal Vaughn is so personable and makes time to get to know families. We have experienced the torture of the outside schools, so we know this is elementary school nirvana we are experiencing at Einstein Academy.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2011
This school is amazing. Great teachers, and great parent community. What I like, art, PE, music,language and uniforms! The music teacher is incredible. The energy the school has is outstanding. We are so grateful to be a part of the Einstein community!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 15, 2010
My son (2nd grade) loves to go to this school everyday.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
I love it because it's a great school, has great teachers and staff, everyone is positive and helpful, has a great curriculum, and my son loves it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
We have a wonderful loving and caring staff, my children experience, du to the IB program different cultures. They are receiving a great education and on top of it will learn German, What else can you ask for

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2009
My grand daughter loves the school. The teachers are great and when I visit the school everyone is like family to each other.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 06, 2009
It brings happiness plus learning for our grandaughter.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 01, 2009
I love the caliber of teachers and quality of teaching; I love that my son is being exposed to different cultures and languages; I love that my son is being taught to be a good global citizen; I love how involved the parents are I love that my child is surrounded by other children of like minds

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 01, 2009
I think that the teachers are great and very nurturing and allow students to feel comfortable expressing themselves and they encourage independent thinkers. I also love the diversity of the school and that the students are aware and accepting of different cultures because it is discussed in the learning environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2009
Best teachers in San Diego County...more dedicated than any teachers I have ever known

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2009
EVERYTHING-From the wonderful, dedicated staff to the great parents and students. We are truely a community that works together and plays together.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2009
Great place, awesome teachers!

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2009
I have been with AEA since it's second year as a school. I especially love my teachers.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 26, 2009
Everyone really cares, the teachers all go the extra mile every time!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2009
AEACS was one of my best choices I made regarding schools. My three kids, one in elementary, one in middle and the oldest went on to High School are Einstein Academy students. They are very happy there and love their teachers. Each of them has the chance to excell to their abilities. Einstein Academy is the best!!! Thank you

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2009
I love the German immersion program! The teachers are fantastic and everyone is enthusiastic about working there.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2009
I really love aeacs for a lot of reasons.Here are just a few: the involvement of the parents gives ity a feel of a private school without the expense,the principals are exceptional people for both elementary and middle school, the teachers are whole hearted available and passionate about this programm and the kids , all in all you can feel a heart there.There is much more to rave about Albert Einstein Academies and these are advantages all kids will have that have to do with the future opportunities for the kids.But that has to do for now.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2009
Albert Einstien Academy is a wonderful school with an wesome german program

- submitted by a community member
September 22, 2009
I love Albert Einstein Academy. It is filled with teachers who really care and make a difference in our children's lives. My children have been at the school for the past 5 years and they love it. The possibility of having dual German language immersion and also being in an IB school is just a fabulous opportunity for my children. They are socially and academically well balanced. I'm proud and relieved that my children can express their international heritage and be global citizens, which is also very much encouraged and supported at Albert Einstein Academies. Despite all the awesome programs offered, the icing on the cake for me is the expanding PE program. That is simply wonderful that the children are introduced to sports and fitness at a young age which is a vital element in staying balanced. Thanks Albert Einstein Academies and keep up the good work!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
I love Einstien Academy because it teaches all the academic basics with good citizenship. It gives my second grade granddaughter the opportunity to learn her ancestral language and my middle-school grandson a place to learn and grow in a friendly, supportive environment, without a lot of destructive peer pressure.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
We have great teachers staff and parents who really put in the extra effort for our kids !!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
I love AEACs because my children are learning German, they already know Spanish, and of course English. Another thing that I like it, is that the school is very close to us and the children can go until 8th grade.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2009
Because the staff, the studens and the parents are the perfect combination for an excellent environment to learn.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
Albert Einstein Academy Charter School is one of only two school in the country that offers the IB Certified language immersion program in German. Not only are they an accomplished organization that provides a higher level of education, they are also accessible by all students in the San Diego School District. Because they are a charter school, it allows student of all level and backgrounds access to attend. This is great because this higher level of education is not limited to a students financial status or social status. The school has an active exchange program and intership program that brings in German intern teachers from Germany to spend a semester or school year working at the school teaching the German and tutoring students in German as well. Most of the German Teachers are natives of Germany. The students have also been actively learning Spanish. The school promotes good morals and respect among students and has a well established structure of conflict resolution. By having a strict uniform policy, they allow student to focus on education and not what the latest styles are. Despite the demanding curriculum, AEACS students rank among the top students in the state level testing. With the decline in education funding, I really appreciate AEACS and how they encourage parents and students to get involved with the structure of the programs and activities in the school. For any parent who wants their child to be challenged and get a head start on learning about different cultures and languages, it is a great school for their 'Little Einstein' to attend.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
I like the emphasis on learning a 2nd, and in some cases, a 3rd language from an early age.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
the classes are very good organized, i love that my daughter is learning German with no difficulty. teachers are great!

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
It grew out of a parent initiative to a wonderful community that embraces diversity and fosters transcultural learning

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
I have never met so many dedicated and well educated teachers!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
The school managed to accomplish a great balance between nurturing environment and academic rigor. The best in San Diego for sure!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Albert Einstein Academy School is like a private school. We have the most dedicated and involved parents and staff of any school that I have been involved with. I have watched as the school has evolved and grown and during that time there have been some difficult and sometimes course changing decisions that have to be made. They have always made the right choices even when it involved a harder path. There is a culture of caring and understanding in this school that comes from the top and carries through the staff to the students. I cannot recommend this school highly enough.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
The IB focus in the middle school makes for a well rounded curriculum. The administration & teaching staff are dedicated and put the students first.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
Albert Einstein Academy was an answer to a prayer for us. Our neighborhood had the very wost school in all of San Diego, and we actually had considered moving out of our beautiful historic neighborhood because of this. Thankfully, Albert Einstein moved into a facility just 6 blocks from our home the very year our daughter started kindergarten! Just before that point, we had been planning to drive all the way across town to bring our child to a Spanish emersion school. Einstein is a German emersion school, so now our children (two now), learn German. We are thrilled that our kids are learning a second language and being exposed to other cutures, and we could not be happier with and prouder of our school. Our kids learn so much, and so do we! All of the families are extremely involved with the school and participate in most of the activities. It's a pleasure to help out on campus, because we know it's the least we can do to support the excellent education our children are getting FOR FREE!: )

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
The German language immersion system is excellent! My grandson loves his teachers and his attitude towards school has improved since he is attending Albert Einstein Academy. Improvements in his German skills are already apparent after 3 weeks. The leaders of AEA have been very active to obtain a decent location, in spite of financial and political obstacles.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 21, 2009
Parent teacher involvement is excellent! Teachers are one of a kind!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Albert Einstein academy has wonderful teachers and a fantastic curriculum. My nephew attends and he has learned so much and he is very excited to learn. Hooray for AEA!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
I love the immersion program, the highly skilled and motivated teachers, the parent's commitment to school and students, the multi cultural focus, and building of social/environmental conscience into our future leaders at an early state.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Einstein has the most dedicated teachers! The German component adds the challenge that my sons need.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
A wonderful educational community where teachers truly commit to the students and families. Excellence is standard and academic success is a given for all students. One of the best academic institutions unparalleled in its quality.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
I love Einstein Academy because they are dedicated to providing excellent education to the children. The students get to go on great field trips (such as to the zoo, the theatre, Balboa Park, etc.) Which enhances their learning on a particular subject. The teachers are so wonderful and really care about the success of the students. Of course, I love that my daughter is learning a second language. I am very impressed at her german speaking and reading ability over the 2 years she has attended Einstein.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
I love their IB program and the way the kids learn. The teachers are never too lazy to come up with new innovative ideas to motivate the kids' studies.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Einstein is better than standard schools because they have the ability to provide and inovative curriculum.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
Every time I'm on campus, I feel the difference at the school. The atmosphere is filled with this love of learning about and preserving our planet, while the students remain stedfast on their work and education. They truly are professional students, ok, sometimes they revert back to being kids on a playground, but overall they are great kids who make an effort to improve their generation's possibilities! And it all begins with e-d-u-c-a-t-i-o-n!! The next time you're with your kids please don't forget to let them know how very important they are to you!! That is really the only way to grow love!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
It's simply one of a kind in San Diego with its global IB curriculum and dual german language immersion across subjects by native teachers to its music, arts, award winning physical fitness programs, after school programs, int'l. gardens, unparalleled field trips like to the symphony, or the best bakery and to Germany in middle school to monthly Parent University. Planning and experience shows as everything is so well thought out. It's quality in every aspect. There are so many areas to be involved improving where it doesn't seem the bar can get any higher making all the difference. Through the curriculum, programs, staff and volunteers, this school shows that all the best and more is possible for all.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2009
This is our 3rd year at Albert Einstein. This is our daughter is in middle school. She comes home every day with a story to tell. She is very excited and we love the challenges in academic she is receiving. Parents and staff are very supportive and care alot about the children being successful in educcation and life.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
My 5th grader knows the circulatory system in English and German. Her teachers like being teachers and are effective.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
I have 2 kids that attend Albert Einstein. I have one in elementary the other in middle. I travel 11 miles each day to take my kids to a school they love! The teachers care, the parents care, and so does the rest of staff. We are all made up of parents all over San Diego County who want something better for our kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
We have the best school in the San Diego area, with a German immersion program and the International Baccalaurete, we have one of the most complete programs we could ever wish for. The great divversity that the school has (more than 14 languages spoken, people from everywhere in the world) being bilingual is just a common thing, a lot of our kids speak three languages and in some cases 4. All that without saying that our teachers are 110% committed to their job and go the extra mile to help the children excell. I drive 14 miles each way every day twice a day and some times 4 times but it is worth it!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
I love this school because the teachers are outstanding and my children get a top of the line education!

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2009
Children healthy growth is a priority and it is done with passion and love.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2009
We are a tight knit community who concentrates on all aspects of our childrens' lives, from education to nutrition and physical fitness.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
Albert Einstein Academy is the best school. Two of my three daughters attend it and love it. They are educationally on track as well as developing the whole child. I wouldn't send my girls anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2009
My son is finally challenged and encouraged and enjoys school. This is what a parent needs to know.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
Our daughter loves AEA, she is in first grade. Very good school. We like the international, global feeling, the teachers and the solid education.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2009
The teachers are great and my son loves the school! :-)

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
AEA is a unique school. Excellent academics, involved parents, communicative administration, and great community.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2009
great teachers and great students

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
The teachers are exceptional! The physical education department is one of the best I have seen. The administration knows all of the students by name, and welcomes them every morning. This is one of the few schools in San Diego with art, and music. We also have a garden for students to work in. We are one of the few schools with small class size remaining, after the budget crisis. The atmosphere on the campus is warm and welcoming to parents and students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
Albert Einstein school cares about each student needs. Teachers support is outstanding!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
Incredible staff and teachers, full range of programs, excellent German language immersion. My kids both started Kindergarten at Albert Einstein Academy and my son is now in 3rd grade and my daughter is in 1st grade.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2009
Great sense of community, the teachers are supportive and really care about the students and what they are teaching them.

- submitted by a teacher
September 19, 2009
Albert Einstein Academy is an excellent school. I like their teaching philosopy. The teachers are very competent, and the principal does a great job of running the school.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2009
Einstein Academy sets the standard with a innovative, young and energetic staff that strives for excellence in education. They inspire their students by teaching them to learn with a global perspective in mind and see beyond their own world views.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2009
The teachers are caring and dedicated! In addition to teaching reading, writing and arithmetic, they also teach our children about the world, other cultures, music and art, and how to be caring, compassionate, involved, respectful and responsible human beings. The dual language immersion component is fantastic. Yes, it is definitely challenging. However, it is not for everyone: If you don't want your child to be immersed in another language then this is not the school for you. I think some of the negative comments come from people who find that the language immersion is not a good fit for their kids. And yes, like any school there is some bureaucracy, but there is always the opportunity for parents to be inovled and effect change and improvements!!

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2009
Love this school. Dd finds having two teachers more exciting. Love that she is becoming fluent in a second language. Organic garden on site. Also, love that their an IB school and really focus on the global community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 19, 2009
Einstein Academy has provided excellent education to my niece and nephew. I believe it is preparing them with the highest standards in academics, as well as providing them with the tools to be better citizens both locally and globally.

- submitted by a community member
September 19, 2009
Love the uniforms, high level of education, and second language!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 19, 2009
Amazing German immersion and great English teachers too! IB school at its best.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2009
Albert Einstein Academies represents what public education should be! Involved parents, top-notch teaching staff, and the best kids ever! I am so proud to be a part of this amazing community.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 18, 2009
Excellent principals, wonderful and dedicated teachers, great parents and positive kids... as soon as you enter AEA you feel in the air that it is an integrated school. I am very happy and proud of being part of such a wonderful organization.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
Albert Einstein Academy provides a language immersion school with the best teachers, students, and parents!

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
AEA not only has a full curriculum including Art, Music, PE, German and English immersion, the teachers really love to go to school there, and so do the children. I talked to many teachers before deciding which school to send my daughter to, and the teachers at AEA were the only ones that sounded enthusiastic about their school - and it shows.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
Aeacs rocks! balanced involvement - community awareness - IB program principles - happy kids - what more could you ask for!?!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
Albert Einstein curriculum includes German it is fantastic, teachers are very good and caring, love also the IB program.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
The commitment of our teachers, staff, administrators, and parents is absolutely amazing. I love the IB program and that the children are encouraged to be open minded, tolerant, and caring (and so much more). AEA provides a multicultural and positive learning environment with a strong academic curriculum. In addition, PE and art is provided which the children love. Overall an amazing school and my children thrive at AEA.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
The Teachers are responsive, enthusiastic and really care about the kids. The school fosters a atmosphere where the kids enjoy coming to school. Lots of positive engery.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
Is one the best schools. It is family oriented. Very good teachers

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
The best of the best Administration, Teachers and Support Staff. Simply outstanding in everyway!

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
My daughter is very excited to go school every day, and has so much to tell at the end of the day. She's very motivated, because her teachers make learning so much fun for her.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
They have music & language for every grade. The staff is excellent. My daughter needs special attention and they've been the best school yet to help properly nurture her needs.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
I love Einstein!! Such a wonderful environment with supportive, outstanding, and caring teachers and staff!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
I have watched AEA grow over the past 5 years since my 3 sons have attended. The passion that the staff and teachers have for teaching flows to the children every day. The German immursion opens the kids minds in way we do not fully appreciate. The children really feel like they are part of something bigger and enjoy there time at school. They are not just a number at a teaching factory. The parent pledge for volunteering their time shows the children that their parents really care. When you walk on campus, or attend an event, you feel welcome. That's why my 3 sons go there!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
My daughter loves this school, even though the homework is a challenge for her. This school is one that truely challenges children to think beyond basic textbook lessons. It also upholds strong values of respect for others and their world, as well as a sense of responsbility.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
I love the teacher's committment to the students. My kid loves to go to school. Everybody is extremely nice and super friendly.Very good communication between school and parents. The German immersion program is awsome. The afternoon programs are great. I love the school commitment of keeping our kids fit and healthy. The running club is an excellent way to start a school day. Thank you all staff!!!!! Go Einstein! :) Gabriele Small

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
Teaches my grandchildren German, Respect, Responsibility, and is a terrific environment to grow up in. PaPa

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
My son attended the Elementary school and now attends the Middle school. It has been such a great experience for us because the teachers, parents, and students are very involved in making Albert Einstein a great success. The class sizes are just the right size so that students get the attention they need. A safe and structured environment for students to learn and flourish into responsible and caring individuals. I am very thankful to have my son attending AEA.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
Excellent German/English language immersion program.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
The community involvement is exciting at AEA! The parents really rally behind the teachers and help the students have an enriching experience at the school. All the different programs the kids can be involved in, the volunteer opportunities that teach our children that giving back is a special gift. I love the school and so does my little 'stinker' ( Anderson Holt)

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
Good attitude of each member from AEA... even the kids that assist there are such a good citizens.

- submitted by a community member
September 18, 2009
AEA has allowed my child to excell in many courses and provided a friendly learning environment.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
such tolerance and diversity in an urban environment! offering an amazing foundation for our children to become great members of society.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
The overall attentiveness, student/teacher ratios, and the teacher student interaction-care and cross-participation. My daughter Natalie LOVES loves this school!!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
AEA is like getting a private school education, but from a public charter. the staff is amazing, they impart a world view, care for the environment and have great after school enrichment opportunities

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
I love the atmosphere. You don't feel the lost. It has a great community and lots of insider and outsider support. The staff is terrific!

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
Despite the fact that they are focussed on one language, they are all-inclusive of other cultures. Diversity, both in race and socio-economic status, provides my child with a truly great environment, reflecting real life already in young years. The principals and teachers never tire to find ways to improve the curriculum. The entire family is being addressed in the effort to provide the best education for the children. Despite the current budget cuts, the academy's administration still manages to provide a great variety of art, music, and sports. I am very confident, that I made the right choice when I registered my child at AEACS. Kudos to all that work there!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
Albert Einstein is a school which is developmentally appropriate, balanced approach to education that integrates the arts of languages and academics for children from k-8th grade.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
My son just started Kindergarten at AEA this Fall. Having spent time in Germany, I am excited that he will continue to learn German. I look forward to him learning Spanish as well when he is older. I have been already impressed with the friendliness, openness, diversity and professionalism of the teachers and students! It amazes me that in this era of school budget cuts, the school works hard to provide 'extras' such as P.E., music, art and time in the library.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
Great teachers, great immersion and IB program. Have two kids going there and we love it!

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
In a year of budget constraints, Albert Einstein put the kids first and worked WITH the parents to trim while keeping standards high and preserving language, culture and the arts in the school. This school is doing a tremendous job at bringing international resources to a diverse group of students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
There are so many things to appreciate about AEACS. First of all we love the 50 % German Immersion Program. Our child's been enrolled since K. She just entering Middle School and not only does she still enjoy going and learning everyday, she's fluent in German... That's what we like most.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
I love the all the faculty who go out of there way to show us parents that they truly are there to see our kids succeed. We have so many parent volunteers and our school is truly one of a kind. Everything form the garden to the art and extracurricular activities available makes this school #1 to me.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
Ever since my son started at Albert Eintein, I've noticed an improvement. The German inmersion program is great. The love and dedication from all the staff shows. Thank AEACS

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
Best school ever! ;0) our kids love it which is most important to see them excited in the morning going to school. Having spent some time with the teachers I'm very impressed the overall teaching philosophy and the projects that gets the kids involved and excited. It is great that our kids have the ability to learn different languages and I like the fact that the school is less focused on religious topics that you see at other institutions.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
I love the cool, relaxed and un - snobbish environment , the teachers, who very much enjoy doing their job and transmit that joy to the students and finally I love the fact that my daughter can learn her dad's mother tongue without stressing too much about it but by having fun !

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
Einstein Academies celebrate and embrace diversity. They teach the children how to love to learn and how to learn in a more comprhensive way than any other program I have seen. The children are challenged to be responsible for their place in the world on every level. They end up having a very strong understanding of their place within their family units, school, communities, cities, country, and world. They learn to identify problems and proactively seek solutions. No doubt that these students will be the most capable leaders of our future.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
The entire atmosphere rocks. It is filled with loving families and teachers,

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
They treat children with kindness and respect. Einstein is an International Baccalaureate school whose philosophy is to develop their students into well-rounded citizens of the world.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
We have two children in the school and I love the teachers! They are great and put alot of effort in their day to day teachings. I also am happy the school goes into middle school and will not have to transition my oldest to another school for several more years. Finally, it is awesome to see my child communicating with people visiting the US in german and be told that he speaks as if he was a native speaker. Why german? I don't know but it does make a big difference that children be fluent in other languages.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
This school has a bilingual, multicultural curriculum, really involved parents, caring and dedicated teachers, and an overall positive and fun environment. My daughters love going to school every day and my 3rd grader can speak a fair amount of German. I'm so grateful my daughters can go to such a great school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
The family feel, the German (and later Spanish) immersion program, and the International Baccalaureate program.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
The cooperation between teachers and parents is great! And all the kids are very nice... My teacher internship there was fantastic!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
This school is great..it holds very important values of education. they staff and students are great.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
Albert Einstein is a wonderful school because there's a nice sense of community. The German Immersion Program is great, the teachers are wonderful, and the IB program is yet another added benefit!

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
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September 17, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
Wonderful staff and teachers!! Great international spirit and multicultural understanding!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Albert Einstein is a fabulous school that goes to great lengths to meet each child's academic needs. At the same time, it builds a great sense of family by reaching out to families and building a bridge of success from home to school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Because the teachers, the program, and the children are all great. Learning German and getting an IB education at the same time is very unusual. My children have learned a lot last year at the school. And the way it loooks, the will have an even better year ahaed of them. Thanks, Albert Einstein Academy!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
I love everything about AEA. The parents, the kids, the staff all make for one amazing community!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Amazing staff, parents, students and IB program. Creating positive models for change in public education.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
I love AEA because of the impeccable education standards and unique approach of the International Baccaulareate program. In addition, with the amazing parent and business community involvement, it feels like we're part of a big happy family! :)

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
They genuinely care about all of the children beyond learning. They help them become responsible, accountable, respectful people.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
The opportunities to learn a foreign language is what brought us to AEA. The incredible staff and teachers and support is what kept us going

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
It is giving my kids a multi-cultural education without focusing only on the Mexican culture that is pre-dominent here, but also on others throughout the world. The school embraces learning languages early on while immersing the kids in the language in the classroom....this is the only and best way for them to learn. Great to see so much parent involvement as well - the parents actually do care about their kids education at this school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Great teacher parent envolvement

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
The gardens are wonderful, the Freinds of AEA, PTA group does great work raising funds for art and music and above all the principals are really supportive of new programs and ideas.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
I love the school because my kid speaks German now.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
I love Einstein because it focuses on the whole child - academics, personal, social...and teaches them about living in a global world.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
I love the faculty because they care about these kids. The kids are actually respectful. The parent participation is #1 and that is what makes this school GREAT!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
fantastic learning environment .

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
The teachers are motivated and creative. The language immersion prepares my daughters to be global citizens.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
This is our daughters first year, and she already loves it. The teachers are great and the kids are down to earth. The IB program really gets their brains working and it is nice to be able to keep her at the same school through middle school.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
Here at Einstein we have awesome teachers that truly care about the children. This school is unique and prepares the children beautifully to be global thinkers. It is also amazing how quickly children that might not have any German exposure at home learn not only the German language but so much about German culture.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Very caring and conscientious teachers. Nice office staff. Very active and involved 'PTA-like' group. Strong leadership by principals. Nice kids. Safe school. Learning takes place.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
The school has create a positive enviroment so that all students can learn. I have never met such a dedicated staff. On year,the staff decided to not accept raises but instead us the money to hire German tutors for kids who were struggling. My kids benefited from their generosity. I am very proud to be a part of such a great school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
wonderful school, great curriculum, amazing staff, incredible students - what else could we ask for!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
We're converting the school from blacktop and dirt to grass and gardens! amazing teachers, staff and parents!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
We have had our children in AE since the beginning and have seen the school grow into a well rounded school and I am pleased with the hard work and parent participation.......

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
It has great & dedicated teachers and staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
AEA ROCKS!!! Awesome school great teachers and super staff. WE LOVE AEA.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Great school. My child is learning so much, way more than she would from a public school. I love the fact that she is learning German and Spanish.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
It's just the best school. Teachers are very dedicated. Students are treated with respect.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
This school serves everyone, all segments of San Diego, and provides excellent education, extremely dedicated staff, and incredibly involved parents as part of a public school education. It's one of a kind.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
International Baccalaureate curriculum + language immersion + dedicated and unified teachers + diverse students + involved parents + fantastic enrichment opportunities + amazing grounds and continually getting better = one heckuva super public charter school

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
It has a great curriculum and and wonderful caring teachers

- submitted by a community member
September 17, 2009
just love this school - such a great community of committed students and parents, and a wonderful alternative to standard public schools.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Because the staff is always working hard to give to our children high quality education, they put the heart in their great job.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Albert Einstein Academies Charter School is #1 in our family. I love our school!--the fact that all the kids wear uniforms so there is no clothing drama in the morning, the German immersion, the IB learning model, the spirit and commitment of the parents and grandparents, the teachers and administrators commitment to our children and the beautiful environment that our children are in all day. And the bonus: It's free and it's two blocks from my home. Yea AEACS!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
The school teaches children to think out of the box and incorporates worldly concepts into their studies. This approach helps students better understand the world they live in and adopt a different mind set. It's a model for other schools emulate in an attempt to provide better education for our children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
the teachers are an awesome team and listen to each other and work thinks out, the students are so much better behaved than in a lot of school through positive encouragement!

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
I am constently amazed at the dedication not only the teachers have for the children but also the principal. Princioal Vaughn makes it her priority to stay out of her office and be inside the classrooms encouraging the students. The teachers have in the past given up their payraises in order to not cut programs. The participation of the parents is also extrodinery they have held fundraisers every year and amongst themselves have raised more then 6o thousand dollars each year. We also have the highest parent voulunter participation in the county. There are so many things to exhalt about this school and the most important is how happy my daughter is to wake up every morning and go to school. This summer we went on vacation and my daughter was so excited to make a journal to show to the principal. How she makes time to give each child such personal attention I dont know. I wouldnt want my daughter to go anywhere else

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
Albert Einstein Academy is an amazing school not just because both of my kids love going to school. It feels like getting a privat school education but without the price tag and best of all a very diverse group of students. We are truly blest to have found this great school.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
Awesome school! Awesome teachers! My son loves it!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
My daughter not only learns her ABCs and 123s here, she learns them in both English and German. In addition to learning about San Diego and herself, my daughter is learning about the whole world and how the pieces fit together. I couldn't be more thrilled with her education at AEA.

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February 25, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2008
While still better than 90% of public schools outside the money districts up north AEACS has slipped since its move downtown. The posts you read here about the governance are likely the work of the the rigid Haus-Frau army that has co-opted the spirit of this enterprise from the beginning. AEACS has continually lowered its standard and expectations in order to make compromises with the school board to continue growing at an unhealthy pace. The school has always had a problem with the practical difficulty of the many children who learn native German at home and yet are judged against their non-native speaking peers during grading. Is it a good school ? Yes. Does it have an administration that is willing to sacrifice what makes it special for expediency? You bet. Does it have an overbearing set of parents with an undeserved sense of ownership? Boy howdy!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 16, 2007
We love AEA and are proud to be part of its community. Our daughter says that, 'every day feels like a half-day' and is engaged due to the german immersion component of her education there. This school is five stars in our book.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2007
We couldn't be more pleased and satisfied with the education our daughter is getting at AEA. So I don't understand the negative posts. Those characterizations are so far off the mark that I wonder who these are referring to?! The Principals' doors are always open and issues are raised very timely to the Governance Council, which is made up of parents and teachers...and resolutions are efficient and effective. Much more so than you'll ever find in another public school! I think for those that want to be very involved with their child's education and want access and direct input into how the school is run, AEA is for them. Others need not apply!

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2007
My daughter attends Einstein Academy (elementary). I couldn't be happier with my daughter's teachers. There is both art and music (I don't understand the other poster who said there wasn't)... My daughter participates in art classes, both before and after school, in the school's 'Art Studio.' My home is filled with her creations. She has also learned the recorder and how to read music. As for a PE program, Einstein Academy is one of the few elementary schools I looked at that had a dedicated PE teacher, and my daughter loves his classes. It is true that parent donations are often asked - of money, matierials, & time. This may seem like too much for a parent coming from a traditional public school. As a charter school, though, Einstein Academy doesn't receive the same amount of funding and - in order to offer the great programs they do, needs parent support.

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2007
After struggling with our community school we are SO glad we switched to AEACS. The curriculum is excellent. The teachers are involved, engaged and knowledgeable. It is true that the rapid growth seems to be affecting the administration which in previous years was very responsive. I m sure the admin will rise to the challenge. Over all my children and I really appreciate the school.

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2007
Any school can have incredibly high test scores if they can put children on Academic Probation and then 'kick' them out if they are not succeeding. Instead of helping the children who struggle, this school simply gets rid of them so the school's 'image' is not affected by this.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2007
The quality of the teachers and curriculum is outstanding. However the school is in danger of losing it's stellar marks due to a very poor and incompetent administration. The school has grown at a rapid pace and the new administration is losing sight of the original premise the school was founded on. Parents are encouraged to volunteer and donate money, but they are ultimately ignored if there is a problem. We are keeping our child in the school because we believe in the teachers and the concept of a dual language immersion program. We are hoping for the best that things will change as long as we keep involved.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2006
We were looking for the right middle school, and with Albert Einstein we have found it! The classes are small (max.25) and the teachers are hip! As a parent,I can sit in at any class at anytime, that alone makes me feel welcome. There are lots of parents on campus volunteering. I like to see with whom my child is hanging out because I believe they are in a tough age. Also, the kids have a choice between taking German or Spanish. The open house was very impressive!

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2006
Good school for a dual immersion program. Children are completely bilingual in both languages.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2006
My children have attended this school for the past 4 years. They have become passionate learners, often coming home exited, wanting to repeat a science experiment, or permission to participate in the Math-a-thon. Their German language skills are near-native, and particularly my daughter loves to learn Spanish and wants to expand her studies of Spanish during the middle-school years. Our school is very much enriched by the active role that parents play, both in the governance of the school and enriching the school's instruction. Our school asks that the parents please volunteer 5 hours per month, to be part of the community of learning and to help with the costs involved in being a charter school and an International Baccalaureate candidate school. There is music instruction in the classroom, an artist-in-residence program from the local museum, regular PE instruction as well as a wide array of after-school enrichment clubs. The accademic program is excellent!

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February 12, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2005
Teach 50% German and 50% English. There is a large amount of homework for young students. There is alot of parent involvment.

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October 28, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2005
My family couldn't be happier with AEACS. Both my 5th grade son and 1st grade daughter attend AEACS. The International Baccalaureate PYP Program, combined with the German Language Immersion component of the school provides my children with an unparalleled education. The teachers are phenomenal and are united under a single vision -- to provide an outstanding global education to every child.

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July 11, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2005
AEACS has provided my child with many challenges that a public school could not. They do not hold back their children based on the 'No Child Left Behind' program. My child can move forward in her reading and math skills without interrupting other childrens progress. My child is nutured, supported and often times awarded for her progress. Let's see a City School do that. I could not be happier with AEACS.

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2005
The german immersion program is excellent and unique in San Diego.

- submitted by a parent
December 22, 2004
Great programs and a wonderful faculty. The dual language and computer programs are superb.

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November 12, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2004
This school is wonderful! Great teachers and excellent familes. Einstein Academy provides a superior education to it's students. My daughter loves going to school every day. She has learned to read and write in two languages with ease; not only master the languages, but also the material. The other children and familes are involved in the school and the learning process as well. How lucky we are to have a school such as Einstein. Parents travel from all over San Diego to bring their kids here.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2004
My daughter is in first grade and a few months ago she started to speak german. I like the academic standards and all the teachers are excellent. The parents are very involved with the school and it shows. The school just added fifth grade and eventually it will be K-12 grade. I couldn't be happier with the school and my son will start Kindergarten at AEACS this fall. We are all looking forward to it.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2004
My child is in 2nd grade and I am very happy with the academic standards and language acquisition. My child enjoys showing his multiple language skills to other children he plays with and is teaching his younger sister. His teachers have really instilled a love of learning and pride in his abilities, I like that multiple languages are taught without sacrificing academic standards. Overall I am very happy with the administration, teachers, other staff and how willing everyone is to help and cooperate with each other and parents.

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Einstein Academy
3035 Ash Street, San Diego, CA  92102
(619) 795-1190
Last modified Einstein Academy is a Charter school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Einstein Academy Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 191 reviews. Top