The test scores and the teachers are great. Even better is school's use of the Orff approach to education and its Suzuki violin program. The school has many great after-school programs including a rock band, choral group, and dance, but for me everything radiates from its Suzuki violin instruction, which for those that choose to participate, occurs during normal school hours. The Suzuki program encourages a high level of parental support that trickles down into everything that goes on at CPJMA from test scores, to homework, to student self-esteem, and school spirit. I love this school and could not imagine sending my children anywhere else.
This is a great music school with a great group of parents, staff, and students!! We provide Suzuki Violin, after school Guitar, Dance, Choir, and Recorder clubs free of charge.
CPJMA keeps getting better and better. Test scores and academic achievements have soared thanks to the dedicated teachers who have gone above and beyond to teach each student. The music program is outstanding. Staff, teachers and parents have come together to successfully petition for the security of the Suzuki Violin Program. New principal for 2013-14 school year has accomplished much in just a few months.
In just the relatively short period of time that Crown Point Junior Music Academy ("CPJMA") became a music academy and implemented the Suzuki Violin program, CPJMA has grown from 115 children to over 350. CPJMA is now best known for its rigorous academics, increased attendance, bridging the language and cultural gaps, and a unique and innovative music program that has cultivated students who appreciate the visual and performing arts. Noteworthy is that in the span of 5 years CPJMA s API score has rocketed to the top. CPJMA s PTO is active, vibrant and growing. Demographically diverse parents attend PTO meetings. I have seen the academic impact of the program on our own son, who started when he was five (5), and the positive affect on our entire family. Our son has developed self-confidence, self-motivation, maturity and discipline in the manner in which he completes his homework, does his chores, and practices his violin. Crown Point s program has drawn in our extended family as many of them have become involved and engaged in the school s activities and programs. I feel privileged to be part of the CPJMA family.
Take at tour of the school, attend some of it's events, watch a concert put on by the students and teachers, and see why so many families are drawn to the campus. We've since moved but anyone seeking an education enhanced wth music should explore CPJMA.
The teachers at this little school are fantastic. What they have managed to achieve amidst continual (and demoralizing) slashing of funding is exceptional. The school has a happy feeling as you walk through-- big old windows, gardens outside of many of the classrooms, and lots of enthusiasm within. It's noteworthy that the teachers know most of the kids by sight and name. Additionally, the student body is quite ethnically and socioeconomically diverse. I wish the district wasn't constantly threatening to close it for budget reasons, but so far the teachers and parents have managed to keep it going.
While my family is no longer in the Pacific Beach area, my daughter started at this school when they still had a full time preschool program and stayed there for 4 years. I cannot say enough about the teachers and staff and how much they go above and beyond to make sure their students get what they need. I was the President of the PTO, volunteered for the PTA, learned how to play the violin in the Suzuki program along with my daughter, worked at the school, and was so impressed by the community of parents that has supported the school and volunteered for the events that raise money to keep the music programs running. We have a new principal that started last year in 2011 who has come in and done a phenomenal job of supporting all of the teachers, staff, and parents in continuing the music programs and providing the resources to make sure every student is receiving the best education possible. You cannot make a better decision than to send your children to CPJMA where the whole family will be welcomed with open arms. Look at the music programs, test scores, and quality of the staff! Definitely a 10! We will greatly miss being a part of this wonderful school! Jen A.
I am so pleased with our decision to sent our kids to CPJMA. This school is really a hidden gem and one that has made me believe in Public Education once again. After much research and school tours we decided to sent our kids to CPJMA and crossed our fingers hoping for the best. The new Principal is a visionary leader and excellent listener. She works hard and you can see how genuine she cares about everyone there from the teachers, parents, students and overall staff. All the teachers seem happy and both my kids loved going to school each and every day. It was a year full of learning and I am specially proud of the Suzuki violin program and Music Club. The Music program at this school is imbedded throughout the curriculum and the students are constantly expose to amazing Music opportunities like the San Diego Symphony. Academic excellence is top priority at CPJMA. To see my kids thriving, making great progress and meeting loving and caring families that truly care about their kid's education is what I was hoping for in a school. I found a Great School in Crown Point Jr. Music Academy and this school restored my hope in Public Ed even during this horrible Budget Crisis.
My child has been at CPJMA for two years now. Overall, an OK school. The new principal does not seem to care as much about the music as our former principal did. The parent involvement is sub-par at best as the PTA seems to not be open to new ideas. Same stuff year after year. The only thing this school has going for it is the teachers and even then, the good ones got pink slipped. The Suzuki program is pretty much gone now. Considering moving our child to another school.
As the Secretary at Crown Point Junior Music Academy, I am so fortunate to work at such a great school. Parent involvement and Volunteers are an essential part of what makes our school such a great success. I am thankful for the great staff, families, and students i work with everyday. If you are interested in a tour, call the school office and either myself, Cathy Calderon, our school clerk, Mauricio, or the principal will be happy to show you around.
We have moved out of the state and can no longer attend this school, but I had to let anyone who is interested in this school to go check it out. Almost everyday my 2 children tell me how much they miss their old school. They tell people who ask if they miss San Diego that they really miss Crown Point JMA, and then ask me when my kids ask when they can go back to their old school.
If you re looking for a school that really cares about the kids and fosters a love of learning, Crown Point JMA is the school for you! This bijou little gem is San Diego's best kept academic secret. The school is small the smallest in the district and feels like a private school. Due to the staff's enthusiasm and the small size, it only takes a week or so for everyone to know pretty much EVERY child in the school by sight. The teachers and staff are dedicated and caring. Serving Pre-K - 5, the school has a wonderful library, active and involved PTA, enthusiastic and proud student body and is a music magnet school, offering music education from Pre-K on, including free ongoing lessons in Suzuki method for violin. Principal Boone is doing a bang up job. Scores are soaring and we couldn't be happier with our daughter's school.
I'm sad to see the end of the year approaching as I have been so delighted to be a part of Crown Point Jr. Music Academy. This school has been such a blessing in our lives as we transitioned from out of state; I felt so welcomed and accepted by all the staff, especially my child's 2nd grade teacher! I think the education he is getting is outstanding and he is being challenged each and every day. He is looking forward to furthering his music education, too! I feel so lucky to be a part of this school as I hear there is a waiting list to get in now. I can't wait to see what next year brings at this wonderful place!
I have two preschool children enrolled (a 3 y.o. and a 4.5 y.o.) here and feel lucky to get in since there is a wait list now. My children love going to school. The teachers are warm and caring. My children are singing all the time and lately, my oldest draws musical notes and tells me he is composing a new song! The principle is wonderful and keeps parents informed. Great school and glad they changed it into an Magnet school this year. If you are considering this school, keep in mind it is a new magnet school so reviews older than Sept 2008 are from before they became a magnet school.
I can't wait to continue my child at Crown Point this coming fall! Especially now that they are Crown Point Junior Music Academy; what a wonderful addition to our neighborhood! I have never been disappointed in the quality of education my children have received at Crown Point and I look forward to seeing this school grow - it's fantastic!
Give this school another look. There are more programs than represented here, the leadership from the principal is excellent, and they are on the brink of becoming a Junior Music Acadamy. Many parents I spoke with feel this is a hidden gem and pass by several other schools to bring their children there. Get your info first hand from this school.
This is a very poor school. No funding for extra activities such as music and art.
We only have 180 children so every student gets individualized help. We are like a small private school but we are free. We pay for a certificated, IB trained Library Media Teacher. She's the only one in the district. Crown Point families have access to a beautiful school library as well as online subscription databases for their inquiry projects. Students have a comprehensive Physical Education program as well as access to free Spanish language lessons beginning at age seven. We have a phenomenal program including afterschool care and pre-school taught by an IB trained teacher.
Mrs. Cabrillo & the teachers & staff run Crown Point very well! From academics to art, sports, & music I think they are culturally diverse & they give my children the best education possible! We have been there for 2 years now & the school may be small but their school spirit & dedication shows through the childrens excitement to learn!
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