My daughter started this school in kindergarten, she loved the teacher and the school, this year she got mrs pollard for 1st grade, she is a terrible teacher, yells at the kids and expects way to much for 6 year olds, unfortunately there is no room in the other classes so we are stuck with her. we are not sure if we will return next year.
My children have been going to PYA since it opened. From the beginning until now; the principals ( both previous and present) as well as most of the teachren at PYA with a curriculum that teaches the whole child with enquirer based learning. Parent involvement is encouraged and welcomed with open arms. I can honestly say I could not have found a better school to put my children. When I leave them at school I leave with the confidance in knowing that they are getting the best education and are being well taken care of. The teachers my children have had and have now are always available for any questions or concerns I may have and that shows me they care about my children's progress in school. The only negative thing I have to say about PYA is that they need their own campus and a better way to drop off and pick up children esspecially during the rainy season. Other than that I am very happy with my choice in sending the most important people in my life to this school.
My daughter started this school last year in K, Mrs. Lee was her teacher and is outstanding! She is loving and wonderful, the principal was great too. Then in 1st grade my daughter got Mrs. Pollard and it was a nightmare, the year consisted of meeting after meeting with her and meetings with the new principal with no real resolution. My daughter begged me not to take her back to that class, I witnessed her yelling at kids, embarrassing them in front of the class, and even complaining about the "huge" pay cut she took by coming to this school. I am torn, unsure if I should return to the school.
PYA has a strong community of students, teachers, parents and staff. It's comitted to helping students be successful members of a global society in the21st century. The school is small in size and big in ideas. As a candidate for International Baccalaureate World School authorization, we teach the whole child in exciting, inquiry-based learning. Come and visit: we welcome parents!
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