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Keystone Academy

Private | K-8 | 28 students

We are best known for gifted teaching strategies.

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Posted June 27, 2011

The Academy Learning Center is a very special place where students are nurtured and encouraged to achieve their best. The teachers are specialized in dealing with gifted children . They demonstrate a special combination of expressive kindness and the uncanny ability to make learning challenging ,exciting,and rewarding. Our son loves the school and never wishes to leave. We are extremely impressed with his progress and very thankful that we found this incredible place.
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Posted May 21, 2011

I can't be thankful enough that we found the Academy. We finally found a place where the kids can be challenged, develop their intellectual curiosity and critical thinking. The differeniated curriculum has been a lifesaver for us and the kids have been allowed to flourish instead of being stifled by traditional rote curriculum. It says something when the kids don't want to leave school at the end of the day!
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Posted May 21, 2011

We are so fortunate to have found this school. Our son is thriving in the K & 1st class. The teachers at the Academy genuinely care about the kids and are open to and welcome parent feedback / input. We are especially grateful for the small class size and the supportive, familial atmosphere among the students. Earlier this year, my son was about to give his first presentation. Several students in the upper grades came into the room specifically to see his presentation, ask questions, and encourage him. I knew we'd made a good choice in the Academy.
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Posted May 17, 2011

This school is one of a kind! My daughters selected this school as their top school after attending their summer camps. The school offers an intellectual structured environment that foster intellectuality, personal growth, civic responsibility, and acceptances amongst all grades. The Academy Learning Center earned our faith and trust two most essential things to any relationship.
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  • The Academy's Hybrid School is a condensed day private school with a strong emphasis on creative and critical thinking. Class sizes are limited to no more than 12 students per class. All teachers have training in gifted strategies and often train other teachers through Dr. Sandra Kaplan of USC, CAG (California Association for the Gifted), or independently.
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722 Genevieve Street
Solana Beach, CA 92075
Phone: (858) 847-3366


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