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Spirit Academy

Private | K-12 | 154 students


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Posted January 11, 2010

Spirit Academy is an excellent school with outstanding teachers and a loving staff. I couldn't be happier. If you want a place where education and communication between teachers and parents is exceptional, Spirit is your place!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 28, 2008

We have been involved with Spirit Academy for the past six years and absolutely love it. The staff is involved and caring, and the teachers take a personal interest in their students. The combination of home school and an accredited private education is truly a blessing. community of support. The new principal has brought many improvements to an already positive environment. And I agree about the post from 2005 parent... they did leave too soon and their situation must have been totally unique because I have never heard such negative feedback in the six years we have been there. The communication between teachers and students and parents has certainly improved over the past couple of years, but it was never as bad as was mentioned here. I only wish these reviews were not anonymous. Spirit is a great
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Posted June 4, 2008

Spirit Academy became accredited this year under WASC and CITA. This is totally amazing! This is the principal's second year and his leadership and vision for the school has been a total blessing. His desire was to make Spirit Academy a God-honoring school with integrity, and to seek accreditation. With God's help, both have been accomplished! We have watched this school make incredible changes over the last two years and are excited to see what is going to happen next. Whoever made that post in 2005 left one or two years a little early. Also, he/she could use a class in spelling.
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Posted December 19, 2007

My child is in high school and has been attending since September 2007. We are very happy with this program. It is a great balance between some classroom teaching and at home time. The administration and staff have shown a great desire and effort to seek the parents opinions on our satisfaction with the classes, teachers and the work load. It has been a perfect fit for my child and our family is very thankful to have found this school.
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Posted May 19, 2006

Excellent, a group of people who really care about your kids. A leader ship that is always there to listen and take suggestions. Our kids love it to. And yes it is a home school school. No surprised and home schooling is a huge sacrifice for all.
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Posted June 20, 2005

This school is fully unacredited, this school is really everything you don't want for your child. They only want to communicate by e-mail. They tried to overcharged us many times during this 2005 year. They pretend to be a home school but really they are a school. A very bad one. There is nothing about the spirit at this school. So don't be fooled. I made a huge mistake puting my child here. Teachers with no real communication skills. It was the most difficult year for both my child and us as parents. I am a local pastor.
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 74% 26%
Two or more races 17% 3%
Hispanic 1% 52%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr. Joseph Rispoli
  • Coed
  • Christian
  • ACSI


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1372 Irvine Boulevard
Tustin, CA 92780
Phone: (714) 731-2630


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