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PK-12
Public charter
Woodland Hills, CA
Students enrolled: 1,100
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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5461 Winnetka Ave.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

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(818) 716-0771
(818) 914-3674
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November 17, 2014
As a student, I am able to discuss on how my school works in the inside. We students are taught entrepreneur skills that will help us later on in life when we want to create a business or be employed for one. Though Ivy Academia is not the richest of schools we are still able to strive and educate future business owners. Many of the students are kind and we have learned to accept differences whether you are gay or physically challenged. In fact these kids are appreciated for there differencesThis shows how tough of a school we are. Hopefully this review from a students perspective is helpful to you.

- submitted by a student
October 14, 2014
Great school philosophy...but my child's experience here could have been better met with more support by staff less governed by politics, personal ties & job security. Administration, staff & parents are hard working. Apparently not the worst charter school or the best. A little more integrity & personal ethics are always good though in matters of conflict resolution.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2014
Great school. Small class size. Great teachers! Good school environment! Easy to reach administrator!. My kids at high school have great friends! Good percentage students go college!

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2014
Ivy is one of the only schools in the nation that offers entrepreneurial education imbedded into the curriculum. Ivy exposes students to core subjects aligned to the Common Core, NGSS and E-Standards. This year, teachers received new curriculum and technology! Teachers have 4-6 computers in their room, a computer lab that all classes visit weekly, and we are assigning online homework. Students participate weekly in Ivy Community where they learn about aspects of a business and collaborate to design and open their own businesses. Students learn first hand about supply and demand, writing a business plan, and running their own businesses. This is my 6th year at Ivy and although we have faced many challenges due to facilities, the quality of our teachers has never faltered. Ivy has worked tirelessly to make sure our campus at Taft is safe and an optimal learning environment. LAUSD has never provided appropriate space for our school to operate without overcoming major challenges. Until we get the space we are entitled to, teachers and staff will continue to work diligently to keep Ivy a successful entrepreneurial-based school.

- submitted by a teacher
September 11, 2014
I am a student that goes to ivy. This school may not have gyms, fields, and auditoriums. But, it has many better things. Great teachers, supportive counselors, and helpful people. There are many things to do here in ivy. Play basketball, soccer, football, hockey, lacrosse, and even hang out with your friends. I have been in ivy since the third grade and it has been a wonderful experience. I hop we will be having more people join this school because it is awesome!

- submitted by a community member
September 11, 2014
Ivy is a very excellent school to be at. I've been at Ivy for 8 school years straight and I have never experienced any problems with any of the staff here. The way they teach us is very fun and educational. The projects are not hard to accomplish and the homework is fairly easy most of the time. Also the staff is very kind and supportive. I have been to this school ever since kindergarten and I had a very great time learning. As a result I have been honors for several years in Ivy. I love this school and I made many great friends here. I encourage other students to come to Ivy if they want to have a greater future in business.

- submitted by a community member
September 11, 2014
My school is Ivy Academia and it is a great experience and many kids should go here. It is a Entrepreneurial Charter school. We wear uniforms. You might think uniforms suck, well you are wrong. Uniforms help us with time. Because time is always against us. We won't have to waste time looking for clothes. Also it helps parents. This school shows children to be great entrepreneurial students. I'm a Ivy student for 2 years. And approve this message.

- submitted by a student
September 10, 2014
I really love the school Ivy Academia. I really think its a great school because you do more stuff that will help you in life then any other school. I think this school is more effective for students in the future because we make business plans which help us make businesses in the future. The school might not have the best stuff outside, but even if your not in honors, they teach you almost the same. This school helps us in our career and future

- submitted by a community member
September 10, 2014
Great school, small classes and interactive teachers. Amazing facility and the entrepreneurial aspect is very engaging.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2014
My school Ivy Academia is the best school ever! I have been going there for my whole life and the teachers are wonderful. I have learned a lot and especially i have learned about entrepreneurial skills. I am an honors student and the teachers for GATE and honors class are wonderful. They let us learn spanish in 7th grade through 12th grade. All in all, it is a wonderful school and i think that more students should come to this school.

- submitted by a community member
September 10, 2014
ivy academia is an amazing school. its all about entrepreneurship! its a wide and big location. the teachers always make sure that you know what they are talking about and that you are on track with them. they are above and beyond at all times. the whole entire staff is just amazing. something they can improve on is their class rooms and coming up with more programs for us students and maybe for parents. ivy campus is really wide, which is god for the students.

- submitted by a community member
September 10, 2014
I think Ivy Academia is the most amazing school EVER! It offers great classes and wonderful teachers. I have been at Ivy since kindergarten, and I am now in 7th grade. The teachers and staff are kind and very helpful. I have no complaints whatsoever about Ivy. The classes are fun, and kids can actually learn. Classes are the perfect size, and new students are welcomed into the family. The kids at Ivy are friendly and helpful. Everyone knows each other because it is a fairly small school. People are able to make friends quickly, and bullying is EXTREMELY rare. We have super cool activities for everyone, like free dress days, spirit weeks, doughnut days, and parties too. I also love Ivy for its entrepreneurial side. Everything we learn ties into an entrepreneurial skill. I have already run 3 different school businesses, written a business plan last year, and this year I will write an employee handbook for my business. I don't think that Ivy needs to improve. It is perfect the way it is. If you are thinking about going to Ivy, I hope that you do come. I think that everyone should come to this fun, awesome, out of this world school!

- submitted by a community member
September 10, 2014
I've been at Ivy for 7 years now.I think that Ivy Academia is a great school to go to. Ivy has good education and, a great sports league. At Ivy we have great teachers. The teachers are nice and, understanding. We have fun class projects, and fun events. We have carnivals and fundraisers. Ivy also has different electives, like; music, business, art, and computer business. For the middle school and elementary we got to go to a new campus. the campuses are beautiful! I love going to Ivy Academia!

- submitted by a community member
September 10, 2014
Ivy Academia: we learn things that are business related. Yes we dropped some languages and don't have much room for sports. However we do have sports, we make it work, & we have Spanish as a language that you can take in 8th grade to gain credits for high school. And yes, our school environment is small, & many people like it that way because then the teachers can focus on about 29 kids in a class instead of 40. So at Ivy, we have a good educational system. We are young entrepreneurs and we create our own businesses to show us what it is like to run a business. Ivy is an environmentally safe place with teachers that take student's thoughts to consideration and with principles/vice principles that care just as much. At Ivy, we have some bumps here and there, but the whole idea of a school, is education. Ivy does offer honors classes if you work above average for your age, you can take classes above your grade level, you can even tutor your peers. We are also a school against bullies. I go to Ivy and for the few years I've been here, I've learned more than I did at my other schools that were funded by LAUSD. Ivy isn't funded by them and still manages to shine.

- submitted by a community member
September 10, 2014
Ivy Academia is an amazing school hands down. The teachers there are all incredibly intelligent. The school might not have a playground, or HUGE school buildings, but that doesn't mean anything. What matter is the education. Ivy even offers Spanish 1 for 8th-12th grade as High School credits.The staffs there are all extremely helpful and amazing to everyone. They handle all types of problems, and they know how to take care of their school.

- submitted by a community member
September 05, 2014
I withdrew my son from this school primarily because it's administrative staff completely lack the ability to properly manage the situation at the elementary school. They have no plans. They just go from crisis to crisis. The teachers are young and inexperienced. This would be okay except they are dealing with huge changes. The entire idea that parents withdrew their children because of lausd is ridiculous. They are ineffective managers of their space! My son is now enrolled in a quality private school. If you love your child, keep them as far away from this place as possible!

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2014
WE LOVE IVY! We've been here for 7 years and every year gets better. Our younger got into an LAUSD Magnet and wanted to try. She hated it and begged to go back to Ivy. There was no enthusiasm in the teachers or willingness to help the kids. It seemed like they knew their job was secure because of tenure waiting for retirement. We got her back to Ivy. At Ivy, teachers have to perform well to stay & that is why they are great. They're all so energetic and have great ways to teach. Homework is online and is programmed to adapt to how the kids are answering. They do lots of in class group projects rather than at home for parents to lead. it teaches the kids to think for themselves and work in groups. Yes, they have no claim to wonderful campus' but that is the doing of LAUSD. Instead of giving Ivy their own campus they make Ivy share with others. But you know what, Ivy makes it work with separate entrances, walkways, security, yard attendants. I feel completely safe with both kids on the elementary campus knowing they are watched at ALL times. Even in the bathroom near the Taft building the security guard is there outside the door. They have honors, GATE, music, computers, etc.

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2014
As a parent I understand the concerns the other parents have posted but I also know Ivy IS SAFE. My son has been enrolled at Ivy for the past 5 years he has been at all 3 campuses (Temple Judea, Sunny Brae and now Woodland Hills) & one of my least concerns is safety as I know how hard they work to keep our children safe. My suggestion to ALL parents is "STOP COMPLAINING ABOUT IVY" if Ivy keeps moving campuses is because of the district "LAUSD", they are the ones who force Ivy to move, they refuse to give Ivy a permanent campus. IF YOU AS A PARENT ARE REALLY CONCERN THAN GO COMPLAIN TO LAUSD, THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE NOT IVY & NOTHING WILL CHANGE IF WE AS PARENTS DON'T DO ANYTHING TO MAKE LAUSD GIVE US A CAMPUS. LAUSD DENIED SUNNY BRAE AS A CAMPUS FOR IVY AND THE ONLY OPTION THEY GAVE IVY WAS BEHIND TAFT. SO REALLY WHAT IS IVY TO DO? IT WAS EITHER TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT!! Ivy Academia is a great school, unfortunately LAUSD does not like independent charters, I wonder if it's because they don't receive Federal Founds for all the kids enroll at an independent charters? Parents please do research, do not blame Ivy for something they don't have control over. PLEASE STOP BAD MOUTHING IVY!!

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2014
Its really simple. Ivy Academia is a phenomenal business entrepreneurial charter school for TK-12. This is our 7th year at Ivy. The teachers are wonderful. The kids thrive on every level of education. TRUST me when I say If I felt that my kids were not being given a proper education I wouldnt waste my time here. Not for a second. With regard to the new move to the back of Taft, Its been a challenge. Many first time parents are upset with drop off and pick up. I hear all of you and I am seeing it too. It will take time to get the kinks out. Parents need to come together to help in any way they can. Remember that LAUSD gave us the back portion of Taft. Ivy had no other choice. If parents are going to point the finger - point to LAUSD and not Ivy Academia. Its not about me, or you, Its about our Ivy kids.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2014
Unsafe. Did you know there are only 5 toilets for each gender, 10 toilets total, for ALL of the students at this school to use? Oh, unless you count the toilets they get to share with the Taft high school students! If you care about your child at all, you could never send your child to this campus. And, the teachers are all inexperienced. At this school they believe a teacher with 3 years of experience is "experienced". Even the state of California doesn't think this qualifies as experienced. A new teacher isn't even taken off of a preliminary teaching credential for 4 years. Please for the sake of your child, do not be fooled into thinking this place should be called a school. We withdrew our daughter and would rather pay private school tuition and forgo large summer vacations for the sake of our child's education.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2014
My daughter started going to this school when she was in 2nd grade today she is very advanced in her studies and my son joined in when he was in kinder,also my son is doing very good in studies.My kids feel safe and happy at this school.This school teaches anti bullying.This school is far more better than any other school in the area.I am glad that my kids are in this school.This school provides excellent education.Regarding Taft School location,we all need to have patience.Ms. Lyons and the staff is very involved they will come up with solution very soon.I have only had good experience at this school.This school provides private school education for free and teachers are very involved with students.I will recommend this school to everyone.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2014
When my daughter started kinder at ivy she was thrilled so was I small campus at sunnybrae staff had more control her teacher Mrs.Mclee was great. Now the move to taft was the worst thing they could have done, they are unorganized, traffic is horrible, morning/afternoon walk is the worst not just for us adults but for our kids, specially those pregnant or other parents that dont deal just with 1 kid. Ivy students are not safe they could hide, run, walk into taft high school, high school students walk to the side where IVy is how safe are our kids? What of they have to use bathroom and someone is hiding they should lock and put camera where the big walkway is by softball field. Worst school please dont send your children there... You hear it in the news all the time of what could go wrong... Any other school is safer then this... 44 kids in Kinder? what are they going to learn? Very bad

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2014
Parents beware. Check your schedules carefully including report cards. The school promices Algebra 1 in 8th grade schedule and then puts H Math in the report cards. Thus in the 9th grade the kids are not eligible to take Geometry and have to take Algebra 1 over. According to math teacher this is due to extra interprenurial projects that the students had to do. This affects your childs ability to apply to Universities. To apply to an accredited university the student must have completed Calculus by Highschool graduation. Your student will not have the necessary credits to apply to college. The only other option is to take a math summer course at a local college. Now your kid has to take one year worth of math in 8 weeks. The school misled you and jeopardized your childs ability to apply to college. The extra enterprenurial projects that they assign are a sham to make it look like they are studying business and are applying their knowledge in business manner. None of the teachers are actually qualified to teach business and nothing but buisy work and pretty wall decorations comes out of theese projects. My advice is grab your kids and run before their college chances are ruined.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2014
My daughter was an A student here, she went to SOCES this year and her grades are now C's, she was completely unprepared for a big school like SOCES and whats worse, she was behind ALL her peers. Im happy I choose to change schools, not sure which curriculum they follow, but they are not preparing kids for the real world here. Teachers are great but seeing them leave and no one giving an explanation is a sign of jump ship.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2014
I am more content with Ivy now than I have been in the last seven years. It was a difficult decision to keep my daughter here for middle school. She scored a perfect score in both math and language arts (CST s) last year. I felt like Ivy wouldn t challenge her enough. I was wrong. I love her teachers and she is truly being challenged. My son (5th grade) also scored advanced last year, yet his teacher this year is really being tough with him regarding taking responsibility for his grades, turning in projects on time, etc so that he will be prepared for middle school. Love it! Even though I am not a fan of Common Core, my friend (who teaches at LAUSD) told me that if Common Core works anywhere it will be at a school like Ivy. I tend to agree. I have a lot of teachers/administration/staff to thank for the last seven years and the education my children have received. As for the future? I did a tour of the high school campus last week and heard from some of the students. For the first time, I am actually keeping Ivy as an option for high school. I was so impressed! Yes, I have come a long way because Ivy has come a long way.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2014
Best option compared to the lethargic public schools and overcharged, overrated private schools. Teachers work really hard and are great. The administration tries had too but can step up their organizing and communicating methods.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2014
Ivy is a great school with lots of potential. The teachers work hard but could use more support from administration. Leadership is a quality that needs to be exploited. I think the passion is there to make this a great school. I think there are too many parents that expect perfection and criticize excessively. I also hate that the teachers formed a union. I brought my child to the Charter system to get AWAY from the teacher's unions. I believe the unions degrade learning quality. But Ivy is ahead of the curb. I just hope they can replace the administration.

- submitted by a parent
December 08, 2013
This school used to have language classes, but they have been removed for some idiotic reason. Another problem with this school is that the school does little to provide a sufficient amount of sports equipment. There are many bullies as well. No wonder there wasn't a waiting list this year.

- submitted by a community member
October 21, 2013
Simply love it!! The school supports the children and gives them an incredible twist on education. Ivy is an entrepreneurial focused independent charter school. They do grade level projects where all courses work together and create a finished assignment. As they grow in the school eventually they are creating projects and all core classes are inputing to the finished product. They will create a business and everything that goes with it from opening a checking account, business plan, create the product and eventually sell it to the students. They will pay taxes and balance their checkbooks. It's great!! I love the support and intention from the teachers and staff for successful, smart and educated students ready for the real world and working as a team.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2013
Over 30 teachers left this year, director doesn't have a vision and can care less about students and staff. LAUSD needs to take a closer look! Good old Ivy is long gone!

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2013
Ivy Academia has seen better times and days. I believe if the administration really cares about the original vision for the school and about the future of the kids, they will immediately implement plans for renewal of the school, physically and otherwise. De Soto is disgustingly dirty. The administration is and always has been rude. They are always complaining and it's almost like they don't even like working with each other much less the being there for the students. Do not waste your time. Ivy is now a "has been". Should things change in the future, it may be a charter to once again consider. But as of today, it is a huge disapointment. How sad.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2013
I'm a mother with a child that has been with Ivy since Kinder. Aesthetics=Disgusting, Education/Academics=Outstanding, Teachers=Outstanding, Staff=Average. Used to be if one child does not get the material, extra attention is provided for that child but the remaining class continues on (til our recent change of Directors who want TRADITIONAL LAUSD). Gone is the GATE Program also, the person that ran it has become "rough around the edges" and GATE is not available 'til 4th grade. Sunny Brae is disgusting but it's not because Administration but the fight with LAUSD. De Soto is no better. The strict budget does not provide for daily janitors and rely on parent volunteers. They keep the learning materials going and salaries. Sunny Brae (at one point) wouldn't let our kids use their restrooms and make them walk across to our campus? If you are looking for a "pretty school", this is not it. However, if you want your kids to excel and be in the 500's with CSTAR, this is the school. I'm personally still on the fence about WHES GATE/Ivy Academia. I know LAUSD will not correspond with me as well as my current teachers at Ivy but I can't stand seeing a GREAT school turn to LAUSD school.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2013
The music teacher at the Chatsworth campus is one of the worst teachers i have ever had. She turned in grades only twice. One for a project and another for our final test. That means all the classwork and extra credit i have done didn't count on my final. This teacher deserves to get fired. She ruined my GPA and my career as a musician this is why i am leaving this terrible school. The rest of the teachers were exceptional.

- submitted by a community member
May 29, 2013
I just love Ivy Academia Today my Daughter celebrate from kinder and I am so pround and happy that my daughter is ready to be in first grade and I can't wait to meet the new teacher even though she will miss her present teacher, any how I just what to say I love Ivy Academia..

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2013
This is a nice school, but needs a lot of work. I had to remove my child due to lack of special needs support emotionally, physically and mentally. The support just wasn't there. My child loved going to school there, and loved being social, but the feeling was often not reciprocated, mostly by teachers. The bullying is out of control, no one saw my child get bullied and beat up because they are too busy talking among them selves on the playground. I don't know if it was always this way, but we had to get out of there before it made him have a negative feeling about school in general.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2013
This school was a joke. I had my Son enrolled in Kindergarden this year and I pulled him out. It was very unorganized and he was learning nothing. It seemed more like a daycare / preschool rather than an actual Kindergarden. The Sunny Brae campus is run down and not well maintained. The other kids get to use the things that the Ivy students can't. Like the Library! My Son is doing much better now that he has changed schools. Thank god I took Him out when I did. I think this school was once good however I no long see it.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2012
I love the school and my kids are very happy can't wait to go to school every day... love Ivy..

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2012
Really happy with how things are settling in. The 8th graders seem to be really thriving at the Chatsworth campus. My child loves it and i'm thrilled with his teachers. I love the small class size- 21 is much better than 40+ at other public schools. Pleasently surprised at the smooth transition.

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2012
On the first day i got there i had to do an entire manuscript from my history teacher. But overall it a great school, they have great cafeteria food that is actually fresh than the food that my other schools gave me, there school lunches are so oily and sossy.

- submitted by a community member
August 11, 2012
My child has in Ivy Academia since 2nd grade, and i do not have any regrets. we have our ups and downs, but overall this is a GREAT school

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2012
My kid has been attending Ivy Academia for almost 4 years and we have great experience with his teachers at Sunny Brae. The transition to DeSoto this schoolyear is not that easy but thanks to some spectacular teachers like 7th Grade teacher, Mr. K who extends an extra mile to help students. He is not my child's teacher in any class but he was the ONE who helped us when nobody else seem to care. Thumbs up to the coaches who are friendly and helpful at round robin :)

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2012
Been here for 6 months so much better than the regular public schools. No teachers reading the newspapper here!

- submitted by a parent
December 31, 2011
I taught at Ivy for one year, and from my personal experience, know why the turnover rate is so high. The administration failed to give me any support when it came to curriculum and discipline. I would constantly ask for help when discipling some of my students who were bullying on the yard, only to walk in and see a party going on when detention was supposed to be taking place. 99% of my students were AMAZING and I enjoyed every second with them. The administration, on the other hand, were very condescending. I always felt that I was being talked about behind my back and never knew who I could trust. That is not a healthy work environment to be a part of. I left because Ivy was not meeting MY standards as an educator.

- submitted by a teacher
October 10, 2011
Our family has been at Ivy Academia 4 years. We have had a wonderful experience. My kids enjoy going to school everyday and they are thriving socially and academically. The entrepreneurial focus is such a plus. Our teachers have been wonderful and are really great about communicating in a timely manner. The school overall seems to be more organized this year. The downside is the high rate of teacher turnover. Teacher quality is high, but they don't seem to stay very long....or, is it that they remove the ones who don't meet Ivy's standards? ONE LOCATION FOR K-8 would be a dream come true. Overall, very very satisfied.

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2011
Excellent school!!! better than a Public, Cheaper than a Private!!! Needs more parent involment and more Fundraising!!

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2011
this is a great school but needs to work on its apperance and if not that then should ask the kids about teachers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and in addtion my child is loving the school and its teachers, students,events, principal's leadership

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2011
The 4 years we had our children in IVY have nothing but HIGH MARKS. THE TEACHERS lift this school as FIVE STARS. No school is perfect. With budget challenges they focus on the important ones. Our students!

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2011
Some parents complain just because that s what they do best! Since children often follow their parents lead my view is that it's best that they leave and take their narcissistic children with them. Ivy will discharge teachers who are not up to Ivy expectations. Ivy is great because they won t cut children slack thus they mature. Because parents find their children special does not mean that Ivy will cut them special considerations, it's not real life! Mommy and daddy won t be able to go negotiate for them at their first job. Ivy encourages children to think and to be creative, thinking outside the box! Memorizing information and spitting it back to pass a test does not educate. My first request was to stimulate my children to think and IVY ran with that request. I don t worry about the grades as much as what my children are getting out of the experience. Oh and they both are great problem solvers! I have but one complaint, IVY NEEDS A HOME! STILL AFTER 7 YEARS OF EFFORT, NO RESULTS.

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2011
Ivy has gone from a good school to a mess in the past year. The new administration does not enforce the dress code or conduct in the hallways and there is loud rap music coming from the gym at the De Soto campus every morning while students are arriving. Now we just got word that the 3rd grade is being moved to a new campus in a rough part of Canoga Park. LAUSD is out of the question and we don't have enough money to send our children to a private school, so now I'm praying for an alternative to this place.

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2011
By far one of the best schools in the valley, children love going to school every morning, exellent teachers that go above and beyond for their students, small classes, lots of parent envolment, there is nothing negative I could say about this school...."Go Ivy"

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2011
we try public school before and we noticed the difference!!..our son loves this school!!..and so do we!

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2011
My children have been at Ivy for 2 years and we are very happy with it. In addition to the regular curriculum, the children learn about money, entrepreneurial skills and business, and put it to use every Friday at Ivy Community. For the annual Entrepreneurial Convention, the younger children create inventions and the older children create business plans for businesses they create. The teachers are incredibly enthusiastic and dedicated to the children. My children love this school and so do their friends. The campuses are different than standard public schools because the school has never been offered a campus of its own. I actually like the smaller campus groups (currently K-1, 2-3, 4-8, and 9-12) because they are more intimate. But you have to be willing to go with the flow because campus locations are currently subject to change. The parent that complained about being asked for money must not be aware of the current education funding crisis. Charter schools are a little better off than regular public schools, but they still need parents to help clean classrooms, donate money and supplies, and help out in the classroom; this is the case anywhere except in private schools.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2011
Ivy Academia is a wonderful school. The students are challenged and receive extra activities not offered at other public schools. They have 3-4 fieldtrips a year.Their Lunch is natural and includes many organic ingredients. I am so grateful to my daughter's teacher Ms. Jones!

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2011
How anyone can give this school less than 4 stars shocks me. My child has attended Ivy Academia since kindergarden and she LOVES it and has prospered tremendously! She is now in fourth grade in the honors classes and looks forward to going to school. She especially loves "Ivy Community" days (Friday) because that is when she puts to use all of the great things that she has been learning in class...social studies to decide what product to market, science to invent/make it (she opted to make "volcano kits" to sell) math to take and give change in "Ivy Cash", and English to write up her advertisements. This school makes learning purposeful AND teaches kids to be entrepreneurial leaders. Ivy Academia fills my daughter and her friends with passion, ambition, adaptabity, positivity and creativity. Does Ivy expect a lot from the parents and kids?Yup, they do. (If your idea of parent involvement is dropping off your kid and picking them up, a charter school may not be for you.) Parents are required to volunteer a certain # of hours of their time. Does it pay off? Big time! Between the terrific teachers, excelled learning and fun field trips, and of course, "Ivy Community", we are so happy!

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2011
I have been very impressed with this school, considering its very large obstacles. My daughter is in 2nd grade, has been there since kindergarten and has received an excellent education complete with innovative curriculum and fabulous teachers. As long as she continues to blossom and be successful, I intend to keep her there. I think the parent involvement is one of the key items that make this school superior to regular public schools. I believe if we persevere will can get proper facilities, and continue to give these kids the great education that they deserve.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2011
(Review Continued) On top of this, the school repeatedly asks for money for any given occasion. I am not against donating money to a school every once in a while for a good cause or to help the class get supplies but I do not want to give 20 dollars a month to throw a party.The administration tries to seem professional and serious when enforcing a uniform code, even too strictly I would say, but they still lack the qualities to make up for their REAL problems. It is understandable that a child would say that they dislike school, or even "hate" it, but when I hear repeatedly from my children and ALL of their friends that the school is awful I cannot help but agree with them. Whether the school pays parents to write great reviews for it, or whether these parents genuinely think the school is so amazing themselves I do not know. My objective here is to warn all other parents NOT enrolled in the school to avoid sending their children to Ivy Academia Charter School. Please think of the future of your children and your own sanity. Thank you.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2011
I can in no way understand how any parent can give this AWFUL school a 5 star rating and a great review. My children have attended Ivy since the first year it was open and I have seen scarcely any improvement since then. I've heard from many people that a school that is so "young" will obviously have some problems until they are settled, but after over 5 years I expect at least a LITTLE organization in the system. My older child (now removed to a different school) obtained no high school preparation from this school's upper classes. On the other hand, my younger child in 2nd grade receives an excess of homework. Not only does the homework seem to increase a little every week, but the projects that the teachers give the lower class students are completely absurd! My 6 year old is assigned a report to write an essay on when he is still learning to write 3 to 4 letter spelling words. I end up doing most of the work in order to meet the deadline and criteria of the project and my child gets no benefits. (Review Continued Below)

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2010
We love Ivy!!! I moved my boys (now in 2nd and 4th grade) to Ivy from public LAUSD in Encino. After all the many problems and uncaring attitude from the last school...Ivy is a blessing. The teachers here really care about the kids and how they learn. We love the entrepreneurial aspect of this school, the way they teach the kids, and the many extras that are offered. My kids were beaming after the 1st day of school last week and are still smiling when I pick them up. It's so nice to see them excited about their school instead of wishing they didn't have to go each day. All the hardships from the last school we don't regret because it forced us to find something better for our kids. Blessing in disguise!

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2010
I know Ivy has been under some scrutiny lately but from my and my son's experience, Ivy is the best thing I have ever done for him. The teachers genuinely care and are not simply there to collect a paycheck and retire. I have seen my son's confidence improve as well as his enthusiasm for school. He still struggles but the educators are providing him every opportunity to learn. Whats more, the school really does let the children think outside of the box and allows my son's imagination sore with everything from building a business to arts and crafts to science. Personally, I like the homey feel where the teachers all know me and enjoy the opportunity to volunteer and be a part of my child's education.

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2010
Lucas was put in ESL at Encino Elementary, he was told he was a slow reader and I was told he had dislyxia and other stuff, but, doctors told me he was normal. So at 5 he just wasn't reading well...hmmm. Pulled him out and we put him at IVY. By December he was reading 120 words a minute. Self initiating reading, has straight A's and is CONFIDENT!!! He comes home happy and is eager to go to school. I have IVY to thank for changing how he sees the world and how he now LOVES TO LEARN!!! Thank you Ivy. We love you!!!

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2010
This school is horrible!!! The teachers only teach whats required and the principle is very rude and unprofessional. My daughter learned nothing this year it was a waste. I will be putting her back in a private school! This school isn't everything they say. Please spare your child and don't let there grades go down because they don't care!!!

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2010
Ivy is one of the best schools in LA area. I feel very luck that my child attends it. Cannot be thankful enough to all teachers and stuff. They are just wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2010
My daughter has been a student at Ivy for the past two years and there is absolutely nothing negative I can say about the quality of education and guidance that she is receiving there. She has been in public (awful experience and below average grades) and private (costly and below average grades). Now, she has achieved straight A's for the last 3 semesters. Her teachers are wonderful and care deeply about her future. I'm grateful that Ivy has a higher standard than most LAUSD schools.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2010
The school administration is a mess! I hope parents take taime to send complaints to LAUSD. They are breaking so many LAUSD guidelines.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 21, 2010
Its is a great school. My children really enjoy it and its small classes. The teachers really help and care.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
Great school, well organized, entrepreneurial focus. Great teachers and a wonderful, supportive staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
The teachers have a fresh approach on teaching, my son is excited about school. We feel very fortunate to be part of the Ivy family.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
My Son is a 1st grader at Ivy and he loves his school, teachers and friends.The best thing about IVY is that it is a Private School Learning for Public School Price (Tuition Free)

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
its a really good school there aren't many students so they each get more individual attention, they are very well organized and they are high on academics

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2010
My daughter is a 2nd grader at Ivy who went to public school before attending Ivy. Her entire attitude about school has changed. She loves school, her teachers and all that it has to offer. She gets excited about her report card. Ivy is the best choice that we ever made and I am very thankful that it goes up to 12th grade!! Best School ever!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
I have a daughter who is in the 2nd great and she really enjoys going to school, she loves her teacher and what Ivy stands for. That's all I can ask for is the she gets the best education she can and enjoy it at the same time and don't let me for get the best thing Private School Learning for Public School Price (Tuition Free).

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
ivy school is the most organized school i have ever seen,and the staff are working hard to help their students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 15, 2010
I'm glad my kids are in Ivy Academia, the teachers are very easy to access and care about the each individual child's education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
This school affords my grandson a marvelous education. I am delighted that he has such a positive feeling about school and that he is learnimg so much.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 12, 2010
Because of the small class sizes, commitment of administration, and dedication shown by the teachers!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
I have had my chioldren in expensive catholic & private schools & I have never been happier than I am now that they attend Ivy. The teachers are amazing & I feel that my kids are way ahead in their learning than most other kids I know in their same grade going to a normal LAUSD school. Ivy is very dedicated to the learning of all their students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
Great School, great teachers, my son loves it

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
This is a great school, great academic programs.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
This is the best school in our area with great teachers very dedicated to our childrens.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
This school offers the kind of educational experience that all children deserve!

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2010
It really has a family feeling to it, which is the best environment for children to learn and have a positive experience!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
The education and skills my daughter is learning here has inspired her to go to college and think of her future! The teachers are very dedicated. Its a small school where all children get the education & attention they need. I make the 40 minute drive back and forth in order that she goes to the best school and receives the best education possible! This is equivalent to private school education without the tuition!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
The Only Entrepreneurial Charter School that I know of, this school is very organized, clean and enthusiastic, kids learn in a very specific way, kind like playing my son is in Kinder and he has learn so much this year at Ivy, they always have projects, and things to do and the kids love it, parents are very much involved in the kids learning, and with all the tools they have: The Website, where you can check your child learning process, is wonderful, I wish there was other schools like this one.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
I love the teaching techniques and current entrepreneurial curriculum. Both of my sons are hands on on actual start ups in business which gives them a unique first hand experience that we the adults have to learn later in life. Teachers and parents are complete teams in terms of educating our sons and daughters. This is a great school in which minds and talents are nurtured. I wish there was more schools like Ivy Academia.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
I love it, because my niece loves it. She likes her school which I am sure has helped her development.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 04, 2010
I love the school as it provides a diverse educational approach with many electives even for elementary. Additionally the honors instruction is outstanding.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
The first school my daughter has been at that I feel completely at ease from dropping her off in the morning to picking her up in the afternoon. They take care of everything! My daughters grades have gone from failing to A's and B's in less that 1 year. The teachers and staff care about each individual childs needs and the communication between the school and home is excellent. No matter where you live in the valley it is worth the drive to stay at this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
because my son has flourished at ivy,,,especially in mathematics

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
My kids couldn't be happier - both are doing excellent academically and couldn't enjoy school more!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
The best communication ....Parents and techers....close relation ...teachers and students ...grate staff...

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
This is the most amazing school! My son is getting a better education here then he did at his non-charter school. The staff is wonderful and makes the effort to get to know each child as an individual. We tell everyone we know that they should send their kids to Ivy!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
I love Ivy Academia because it is simply the best on education,my children have been in private schools and Ivy experience is even better and you don't have to pay for an expensive tuition!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
Great school. Lots of parent involvement. My child is reading 6-7 months into kindergarden. She absolutely loves the structural care program and the staff are so enthusiastic.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
It's a great school, great teachers and parent involvement!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
Ivy Academia is a wonderful school!! My daughter is now in 4th Grade and she loves it...

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
I love Ivy because of the diversity. My daughter has learned all her skills her at Ivy. I'm a proud Ivy supporter and will recommend this school at anytime.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
small class sizes, excellent teachers and staff, clean & safe, and my daughter enjoys school.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2010
The school cares about students and treat every one like a family member. The a a very professional school and it make me feel confident that my child is a student there. Furthermore, Ivy Academia focuses on the physical well being of its students. They also practice practical aspects of successful lifestyles.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
We have been with Ivy since it opened. The quality of education is fantastic and the teachers and administration really care for our kids. No where else in the San Fernando Valley could we get this kind of quality education for FREE!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
Its a great school. We have great teachers and staff. Our kids love their school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
We as parents really appreciate the effort that all the faculty and staff are offering to all our kids. The program is really really good. I thank God for this school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
The teachers are wonderfull and education is great.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
The true life skills that Ivy gives its student is creating a generation ready for the 21st century. We've been her since day one and would never have received an education like the one Ivy gives us any where else!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
This school has some of the most dedicated teachers you will find anywhere.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
The education is the best! The Founders of the school are amazing!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 30, 2010
People love Ivy Academia because it is the best Charter School in the LAUSD! We have the top API scores and there is so much value creation there!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 28, 2010
my kids love to wake up in the morning and go to school

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2010
I'm GREATLY , GREATLY disappointed in Ivy Academia Middle school structure. Too many teacher changes. Great LACK of communication from the UNPROFESSIONAL teachers to the parents. Shame on them.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
It is a great learning environment - kids learn more than just the regular stuff. They learn about real life issues!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
i love that they are teaching kids how to be model citizens and entrepreneurs, great education

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
The education is awesome. My child has learned so much. As a educator i am amazed of how incredible the cirriculum is. The teachers and staff are amazing. My son loves the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
My daughter attends their high school and is in 10th grade. I really like the following things about this school: their smaller classes, that they offer college classes on their campus, that they are on a block system allowing classes to run for about 90 minutes each giving students time to receive the lesson, do related worksheets, then on to their text book to do their assignment, followed up with a project that shows they can apply what they have just learned. I am a retired teacher and this method of teaching works best for my daughter.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
Great teachers, great curriculum, great students, great entrepreneurial skills, great ESLRs, great school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
my child is in the primary campus. She enjoys both her teachers Ms. K from the structural care program and Ms. Trolleti. Both teachers and the entire staff are awesome!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
My daughter loves her school and her teachers

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 15, 2010
Ivy academia feels likes a family. Everyone knows each other, and in a big city it is a great feeling. We love their Academic program, and their involvement in each child .

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
They find teachers who teach outside the box and who make learning fun and interesting. Class sizes are small, and the administration truly care about every child at this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
This is the best school. It's full of responsible students, parents and teachers. It's unlike any LAUSD school I've seen.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
My kid enjoys going to school. His teachers are superb!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
This school is a godsend for a family like ours. My son is a very smart child with ADHD and has had much dificulty in the regular public school here. We sent him to Ivy Academia and noticed such an improvement that we are left only with a schocked and proud expression. He has come so far! If it wasnt for the hard work, dedication and constant communication with the awesome teachers, support staff and even the administration, I dont know where he would be!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
My step son goes here for middle school and he actually is thrilled about getting up and going to school! This has to be good, right?

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
I am a grandmother and my grandson cant stop talking about this school! I am a teacher and recognize that this school has way more to offer than just extraordinary education, its a sense of community and parent family bonding that is unparalleled!

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 14, 2010
My daughter is in the first grade at this school and she loves it! She's learing foreign languages and her writing skills are unbeliveable! She looks foward to going to school everyday and she's excited to show me her work that she does on a daily basis. I'm very impressed!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 13, 2010
Teaches them to be owners of businesses, not worker bees.

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2010
the first year for my child was fine but on her second year she has been a target of bullies and physically hurt by other students i went to complain to the school and apparently nothing has been resolve.. kids are walking around the school with heavy backpacks because they have to carry their PE clothes for the older kids they have lockers a couple of items have been stolen from my child their answer to that was kids are very forgetful again nothing has been done the staff expect for the parents to be involve and support the school in getting a new facility is obvious that this school is not prepare in getting another school when they can not handle this one and the problems going on in the Desoto campus i should follow some of the unsatisfactory reviews this is my 2 review first one was not post

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2010
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- submitted by a student
December 20, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
December 16, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
I'm very happy to have my daughter at Ivy Academia because I see my daughter that she is more motivated to continue with her education, the teacher are very helpful with students and parents. I feel very proud to be part of this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
The best...the best....the best!!! Amazing Teachers....Administrators.....School staff and Great parents!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
Ivy is a Family! There are many opportunities to interact with the other Ivy students and families - and great friendships are born. Ivy's academic standard is high. Our children obtain a solid entreprenurial foundation since they learn how to operate their businesses beginning in Kindergarten. Ivy is a great school - focusing on our children's future!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
Simply put this Ivy Academia is exactly what school should be. Educated teachers using innovative approaches, involved parents that have the opportunity to participate, and a strong administration. My child is so very happy here.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2009
My son has gone from hating school (his old school) to loving school. He believes in himself now and he feels like he can do anything. A boy moved in up the street from China, and he was speaking to him in Chinese!! The boy was very impressed, and so was I!! He is only 10 years old, and has come so far since we were lucky enough to move to this wonderful school three years ago.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
We have been part of this school almost from it's beginning. We had to fight for everything and we still do, but it's so worth it. It's more then just a school, it's a community and we are so proud to be a part of it!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 29, 2009
All my grandkids goes to this school. Very good education and safe environment for our children. Way to go Ivy!

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 29, 2009
Ivy is rated #1 Charter School; very proud to be part of its environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2009
This is the best school in the West Valley!! It has great programs both during and after school....It could however use this money there is so much to be done to help our CHARTER because help from the LAUSD seems impossible at times. Go Ivy Good Luck

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2009
Because it's a great school with parent interaction. Also my Grandson attend the school and my daughter helps out as a parent.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2009
The teachers and administrators really know every child and cares for each one as a person. They work hard to do give them the best education possible.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2009
I like Ivy because not only do they teach academics, they also teach students too rely on themselves. Students are taught about the financial world & how to survive in it & how to thrive in it!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2009
This is the best school I could find for my children. It is the closest thing to a private school and it runs just like one. Our kids wear uniforms, parents must do service hours, and the curriculum is fabulous! It is a small school with great teachers. Thank God for this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
Ivy has transformed my kids. There is so much support and caring teachers. My kids are learning how to build a business in the real world.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
Small class sizes mean more time with their teacher! Very accomodating and friendly staff!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
I like Ivy Academia because it cares about their students. It is a high rated school and cares about the students protection like what they wear and what they do.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
I like Ivy Academia beacuse it is a great school. It cares about children and parents, too. It has small size classes and advanced and challenging programs that help children to learn more in less time.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
I like this school because it helps our kids learn whats going on in the world today, not back in the 1800s. It keeps their minds going and makes them feel like they are going to a job, not just school. I wish more schools were teaching these methods.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2009
Great school! My kids are new to the school and they love it. They're learning more at Ivy than at their previous school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 17, 2009
We love Ivy! Why? Because Ivy Academia's staff and teachers create a warm, happy, fun, positive, respectful and academically challenging environment. Because my son is so happy at Ivy. He wakes up every morning asking if it is time to get ready for school already. Thank you everyone at Ivy Academia!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 17, 2009
Ivy is an amazing opportunity for our children. My daughter has enjoyed every teacher she has been placed with.

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2009
I love Ivy Academia because of their committment and vision to raise up the next generation of entrepreneurs! They are molding children into people who will become creative starters of great things! Ivy focuses on character, achievement and leadership. No matter what path my children choose, when they leave Ivy they will know how to invent, operate and manage a business! What employer wouldn't want that?

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2009
Our two grandkids have been at Ivy Academia for two years now and are having the best educational experience they have ever had. They not only have a very enriched academic program, but they also get to experience a unique entrepreneurial educational through Ivy community. They learn how to start and run a real business, and also share the entrepreneurial experiences of the other students. We are lucky to have such an amazing school.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 14, 2009
I tried them all public and private schools and Ivy is by far the best school. It has an excellent curriculum, excellent teachers and great environment. Children usually dislike Mondays but my child is looking forward to Mondays.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2009
a school that truly cares about each and every individual student! I feel blessed that both my children have the privilege to go to such a unique and amazing school. Ivy Academia truly is a family!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2009
The teachers and staff at Ivy are amazing. The fact that this is the first of its kind in the United States to have an Entreprenurial Base mission which our students begin learning how to run their own business in Kindergarten on thru 12th grade,about finance,taxes,paying themselves and giving to their Ivy Communities - all while applying what they learn daily for Language arts, Math, Sciences, History in a business model. Its extrordinary. Ivy, is much more like a private school education in a charter school format and our children benefit from smaller class sizes and teachers that are able to think out of the box in their educational approaches our children are thriving and they're excited to go to school and it shows by their achievments. I can't say enough about this incredible school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2009
I am extremely happy with Ivy. I find the teachers are chosen well and the middle school kids are taught to be responsible.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2009
Great academics! Top test scores! My daughter scored ADVANCED on the Star Tests. Thanks Ivy Teachers and Administartion!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2009
Great school for my boy. He is doing great on the Star Testing since he has been attending this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2009
Ivy provides a environment where my children are challenged daily. The teachers are enthusiatic and dedicated. They continuously think of ways to challenge the children to excel and to reach their full potential. I feel the class and homework assignments are not just busy work but truly help my child to 'think outside of the box'. My children are being taught skills that will help them excel in life!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2009
I have nothing but fabulous things to say about this school. I currently have two children attending Ivy Academia and I am continuously impressed by the knowledge and enthusiasm that they bring home every day. The teachers are fabulous and the entrepreneurial skills combined with foreign language, truly make this a unique school, far from your basic package! Discipline, challenging academics, a hand-on and a thinking outside the box approach will take these student far and beyond. There is no doubt in my mind that these students will be fully prepared to take on any challenge and to fully succeed, thanks to the incredible foundation that Ivy provides.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2009
Ivy Academia is awesome!!!! My children are thriving at this school! They love the school, the teachers, their friends and they can't wait to get to school everyday which speaks volumes!!! Everyone from the Administration office to the teachers are so polite and kind and I feel as if they truly care about the advancement of my children! I highly recommend Ivy to anyone looking for a great school!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2009
I really want to thank Ivyacademia for being a great school and looking out for our childrens best interest!!!Great staff , best charter school,well organized and always keeping parent's informed..........

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2009
In my opinion Ivy is a great school. Have great teachers.

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2009
My daughter is happier at Ivy than she has ever been anywhere else. She is thriving academically and socially. She is learning skills that I wish I had when I started my business.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
It teaching students as early as Kindergarten life and entrepreneurial skills. One of the highest performing school in CA. Kids love to attend!

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2009
ivy is an ok school but its very small at the highschool campus..........the teachers are good but the lack of information on highschool physical education is very irriating and i frankly am not in favor of the new electives this year (business ventures, astronomy, logic, and yearbook) none of these are very interesting and the one i signed up for i didnt get (astronomy) which is also very irritating. On the other hand they recived new books(well most of the classes) and installed a student store as well as a bio lab(whish is very nice) the work isnt too hard and they really teach the things you acctually will use in the future instead of reandom things that most people will never use. Anyways im not saying it is a very bad school but they still have long ways to go (even though theyve been a school for 5 years).

- submitted by a student
August 19, 2009
My children love Ivy! They can't wait for the summer to be over!

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2009
This is the best school! All of the teachers are nice, they explain everything very good. The pinciples Mrs. Kelly and Ms Lyons are outstanding! I had a great year.

- submitted by a student
June 30, 2009
This was my son's first year at this school and in a public school. The teachers were great, but the administration was very unorganized.

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating June 20, 2009
Wow! This was our best year yet! I was very worried because of the co-teaching in 2nd grade, but now I wish that was what they would do in 3rd grade, as well. (Except that the teachers tell me that the odd years are harder and not designed for the larger class size that co-teaching requires.) This was an amazing year and I just had to write a review. My expectations have been far surpassed and I couldn't be happier with my choice to come to ivy. The teachers are WONDERFUL! The staff is helpful and very hardworking. (I read in a review that they don't smie much, but they always seem warm to me...albeit focused on work.) All in all, teaching kids is a tough job and Ivy does it best!

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2009
I agree with the last people. I just finished 6th grad. This year I had 3 language arts teachers, 3 social studies teachers, 2 computer teachers and 2 manderain teacher, all in one year! All my teachers kept quitting. It was a hard year to through because I really liked myy teachers and it is hard when they keep switching and quitting 2 learn much. Also the secretary quit during the year. The administrators do not talk very nicely to students or to my parents. I am not going back for 7th grade.

- submitted by a student
no rating June 19, 2009
This school started off being great. I came when I was in 6th grade. This year being in 8th grade and moving on to a different school I was very disappointed with Ivy. The 8th graders were moved to the new Chatsworth campus with the high schoolers. The first week of school, high school lost 2 teachers. A few months later, the principal left. It may be a charter school, and supposedly good teachers are supposed to be teaching us, but I had some pretty strange teachers this year. I did not learn anything this whole year in one of my classes. We just sat there and talked. Also, some teachers do not know how to talk to parents or students. I don't know what the younger grades are like, all I know is what is in my grade.

- submitted by a student
June 10, 2009
The kinderdgarden program is outstanding. They really focus on keeping your son intrested in learning. I am excited I chose this charter school over a private school. Only complaint I have is that the staff (not teachers) seems upset and not happy being there. Wish they would smile more.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating May 21, 2009
It is unfortunate that the school has such a great reputation but does not know how to act with staff. Ivy Academia staff is treated with much lack of respect. At times we are treated like the lowest of the low. Ivy Staff and Admin go without any praise and or recognition. Much favoritism goes on here. There is no wonder the turn around of the staff is so high. If only they would learn the proper way to treat a human being... things would run smoothly.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating April 12, 2009
My daughter has been attending Ivy for four years now and it has been a fabulous experience! Her education has been at a top level since she started. She is a gifted student and her teachers have provided her with stimulating and challenging curriculum. She is in 7th grade now and her algebra and science teacher is wonderful! My daughter is learning things that none of my friend's children are learning at their public and private schools. My daughter has also learned about entrepreneurial skills and interacting within a school wide business community. Again, those are skills she would have never learned in any other school in the area.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 04, 2009
Ivy De Soto campus is the best! What a huge difference this year with organization, supervision, and teacher quality. My 5th grader loves coming to school. I was sad that my child won't have Mrs. Goldring as his teacher, but so happy that she took over as a principal. We love her and my child's teachers. Great campus!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 04, 2009
My child loves Ivy Academia. Her teachers are outstanding! Principal of the school is her former teacher who is her role model. School is organized and parents are well informed. IABC is great! We are excited to be part of such an awsome school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 03, 2009
I am very upset with parents that are trying to trash our school. I have 2 wonderful children that attend Ivy De Soto Campus and they love being there. Administrators are always available for parents, so I am not sure why some parents have to hide behind their computers to write negative comments. Teachers and administrators at Ivy deserve a' Big Thank You' for taking care of our kids every day.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2009
I am greatly disappointed in Ivy Academia Middle & High School structure. The administration of both campuses is VERY unorganized, there is a great LACK of communication from the teachers to the parents, TOO many staff/teacher changes in the last 6 months and last, but that not least the intervention and Saturday classes ultimately does NOT help the child in the area where the child ACTUALLY needs help. Shame on them.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 02, 2009
I enjoy teaching at Ivy Academia Middle Schools. My administrators are very supportive, schedule is great, parents are very involved. We work as a team to help students reach their goals.

- submitted by a teacher
April 01, 2009
My child started at Ivy in 5th grade 2 years ago. She had outstanding teachers for 2 years. She is so happy to come to school. Her teachers are caring and administrators who are former teachers go above and beyond for the children. Founders of the school are very involved!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 01, 2009
Ivy Academia parents, students, administrators, and teachers take pride in their school. Administrators are very proactive and respond to students and parents right away. Most of the teachers in Middle School are strong. We trust administration to make right decisions, hire the best of the best teachers and provide safe and caring environment for our children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 28, 2009
I just want to give a big thank you the the founder tatyana! she has established a great school! I highly enjoy going to school every morning! the teachers there are outstanding and the class sizes are smaller so i feel that i get more one on one time with the teachers! I would like to give a special thanks to my teachers Ms. guss, Mr khuny, Ms. ludwig and a special thanks to ms swarts because she is the one that encouraged me to be on the national junior honor society!

- submitted by a student
no rating March 22, 2009
Ms. Rendon is such a fabulous teacher! She not only gives her all to her students, she even finds time to help with school fundraisers. She often even tutors our kids during her own lunch break. Thanks.

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2009
I want to thank Ivy Academia for being here. I really think my child would have fallen through the cracks if it had not been for Emily Larew and Linda Zeidman. These two people really care for the children and will leave no child behind. I recommend this school to all parents that want their child to have a future. We all need to remeber that these chikdren are our future and Ivy Academia is giving them the chance to become all they can be. Thank You Eugene and Tatyana for giving our children place to learn.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 19, 2009
As a new parent of an Ivy middle schooler I must say I love the teachers!The team of Rendon/Butler- fabulous! Those teachers are the dinamic duo!My son has learned more this year then in the last 5 years at his old charter school! They keep him on track, keep me informed, and make him feel safe!I know every day I drop my son off he will come home learning! I love Rendon & BUtler! Personal experience with adminstration leaves something to be desired and could use improvement. But Mrs. Rendon and Mrs. Butler make up for them in every way.I will return to Ivy in the fall with hope they will follow my son on to 7th grade. Good choice in teachers Ivy! We are very impressed so far! Go Pumas!

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March 11, 2009
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March 05, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating March 02, 2009
I honestly have to say that ivy academia is great... I love the fact that it is a business school and have great teachers and principles...... in fact ia m recomending it to all my friends.......... i love ivy academia..... i love the computer teacher and and elective teachers and the fact they learn mandarin bravo bravo... wonderful idea

- submitted by a community member
December 02, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2008
My son started Kinder this fall and I can't believe how fast he is learning. My friends with kids in kinder are not at the place he is. The teachers are wonderful and find such creative ways to teach. Where else can a kindergarten student fill out a job application and have a job interview. As far as parent donations, Ivy is just like every other school. Schools in CA have no money for any extra-curricular activities. Ivy finds ways for all parents to contibute regardless of means, that includes through donation of time to help with special events or activities. My child is getting an private school education for the cost of a public school so of course I am willing to contribute where I can. If parents think other schools in LAUSD ask for no donations they are kidding themselves. I look forward to my younger starting there too.

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2008
A very unorganized school. They seem 'Money Hungry'.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 19, 2008
I am concerned with the lack of organization and communication. Things here seem shady and I don't trust the owners or admin. They seem money hungry.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2008
I am thrilled that my granddaughter was accepted into this school she has become more eager to learn,the enviroment is more conduceive to learning.I can see the growth in her as she looks forward to the weekend being over so she can put on her uniform with pride.Thank you all

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2008
We tried out another school and we can say that nothing compares to Ivy! Ivy is an inspiring place to be! Sometimes other schools emphasize self esteem over achievement. The real way to gain self-esteem is through achievement! Ivy provides rewards for academic achievement and as well as for character development. Uniforms help students to focus on what's inside the person not on what one is wearing. The curriculum teaches real world skills and the creative approach to teaching is just fantastic! All around, it's an incredible place to be! Kudos to the founders for their vision. We are glad to be back!

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2008
Ivy prepares students for the real world. Teachers are great and dedicated. Administration (Primary school front desk) can still improve.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2008
Ivy Academia is a superb school for children of all grade levels. My son is currently in 9th grade, IVY ACADEMIA Chatsworth School. I love the uniforms and the quality of education that the teachers are providing. As a parent I believe that if you want great education and great results; then you need to get involve with the school and your children by volunteering and getting to know the staff. By the way, Ivy Chatsworth has a great and professional front desk office administrator.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 13, 2008
very unorganized school. Person on front desk doesn't know how to talk with parents repectfuly.

- submitted by a community member
September 11, 2008
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September 11, 2008
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September 06, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating August 27, 2008
My son went to Ivy for his 9th school year. The teachers were ok. The materials and the books were really late. The teachers were very unprepared for the new year to educate the students. Not to mention the 25 hours of community service each parent has to do. There was a big lack of communication between the schools. On average I will give this school a 5/10.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2008
Ivy is fantastic! Both my kids are happy and thriving in this wonderfully challenging and different curriculum. These students will be our future. The campus situation is no refelction on the quality of this school! Fantastic teachers, too. Both my kids adore going to this school and it is a pleasure to be part of a supportive and great community.

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2008
I have a 4th and 6th grader at Ivy. Both my girls are very happy there. The teachers are great and the entrepreneurial program is fantastic. Ivy teaches our children real skills for the real world.

- submitted by a parent
July 05, 2008
The teachers are friendly and the students are wonderful. However, the administrators are very unprofessional. They never returned any of my phone calls, even after saying they would. They tell you one thing, then don't keep their promises. I don't know what their priorities are. I expected them to be very professional, but I was quite disappointed.

- submitted by a community member
June 26, 2008
Cultural diversity is present at Ivy, and the students are all proud,the environment is good. I have been very happy with the school and have two minority children there. My kids love going to school

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating June 04, 2008
Ivy is fantastic! Both my kids are happy and thriving in this wonderfully challenging and different curriculum. These students will be our future. The campus situation is no refelction on the quality of this school! Fantastic teachers, too. Both my kids adore going to this school and it is a pleasure to be part of a supportive and great community.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2008
Ivy has changed it is allowing the children to police each other. The Uniform is more improtant than a education there's no campus for the elem students they are floating from school to school

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2008
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April 14, 2008
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- submitted by a student
April 09, 2008
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- submitted by a student
March 31, 2008
this school ivy academia is the best ever, my duaghter has been going there for about 4 years and it has been a delight for her. her grades been coming up and she's comunitcating with the teacher alot more. Ivy academia has been an honor for my daughter. Thank you very much Tatyana Bercovich

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2008
I love this school. My son is thriving like never before

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2008
My son is currently in grade K. This is his first year @ Ivy. I believe he really enjoys going to school on a daily basis. They really focus on great education. He attended a private Pre-K center and the attention given @ Ivy compares to that given at the private center. Cons: Need better staff in the admin positions. Teachers don t get acknowledged for the jobs they perform. Lack of communication between campuses Poor meal program Overall Ivy is a great school and has great potential for future improvements.

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2008
I actually enjoy going to school every day. this is my first year at Ivy and love it.

- submitted by a student
January 08, 2008
I often wonder if my kids feel like they belong because of their ethnicity.

- submitted by a parent
December 11, 2007
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- submitted by a student
November 01, 2007
great school, love the uniform

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2007
Outstanding! I used to pay thousands of dollars for private school that did not provide half of what my children get at Ivy for free. Thanks to an amazing leadership of Tatyana, Eugene and faculty at Ivy. You have made a difference in my family and in the community.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2007
I love Ivy its the best my kids enjoy going to school in the morning. Are favorit Teachers are Ms.Lyons and Ms.Goldring.

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2007
I love the fact that this school is WASC accredited and every student is held to the highest academic and social achivement. My children are so proud to be Ivy students and I am proud to be an Ivy parent!

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2007
My sixth grader transfered to Ivy from Hale Middle School in December, 2006... For him, it was the same as moving from bush league to Ivy league. His teachers are allowed to improvise and teach in a real world manner that you can't get at regular public schools. My son went from hating getting up in the morning to go to [school] to being excited to go learn at Ivy. The only negative I've seen is the small play area, but the kids seem to make the best of it. Parental involvement appears to be very high.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2007
I have 2 children in this awesome school. They have great teachers such as Mrs. Goldring-Ravin 5th grade, Ms. Balasanyan 2nd grade, Ms. Alberon and Ms. Cypher 7th grade. It's the teachers and staff that make Ivy a Charter School where higher education is taught with such excellence that my kids not only learn but retain what they've learned. The teachers make my children actually want to go to school. That's pretty amazing.

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2007
Our family has been at Ivy since the beginning, yes there were hardships to overcome, but we have persevered and continue to move forward. My child hated going to school before Ivy and her grades were starting to slip. Now my child is on the honor roll and she has been chosen to participate in the UC Irvine talent search. She has also made incredible friendships, which I believe she'll have for life. The parents at this school work twice as hard as any parents at any other school. There are still issues that need to be addressed, and I'm confident they will be. Ivy has been a blessing, and to all the parents and staff who work tirelessly to make it work, I thank you!

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2007
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- submitted by a student
January 09, 2007
My children have never been happier at school! Our whole family feels part of Ivy family! thank you Ivy! Ivy is our school! Our choice!

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2006
This is our first year at Ivy, and we love it. My son was in a very expensive Private school last year and Ivy far surpasses it. I think social and academically he is better off. Just seeing how happy and content he is at the end of the day says enough for me. I think the parent involement is important and parents like to be a part of their childs school, at least I do! So I give IVY a thumbs up!

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2006
The school is average compare to schools in the same area. There is no 'individualized' attention. Too many fundraising events. Academics are standard, nothing extraordinary. Nobody seems to care.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2006
This school has hired someone that has vast knowledge as to how to put together and develop the school.

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2006
When was the last time you as a parent or a teacher had input into administrative decisions? Certainly not at an LAUSD school,or any private school I've heard of. Hopefully, the drama at Ivy Academia is over. This school has an excellent teaching faculty and has added more experienced teachers as it grows. The 2006-07 staff are not to be equaled. If you want private school education at a public school price this is the school.

- submitted by a teacher
September 04, 2006
All you need to do is click on the Teacher and Students tab above to get the full picture of this school which is comprised of. I absolutely love Great Schools because they present this information that cannot be spun. It is in black and white. The Board of Education really needs to take a closer look at this.

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2006
Wow! I am surprised that parents are so disappointed in Ivy. I have two children that love Ivy. My daughter with special needs really improved her academic skills in 5th Grade. We really thank her outstanding Language Arts teacher for bringing the best in her. Parents need to concentrate on their children and not on all the drama that the old principal created. I am very happy with changes in administration. Ivy is a school of choice, and we are making a choice to return.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2006
We will not go back to Ivy. You can't trust the owners. Teachers are leaving, good people are leaving.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2006
We've been at Ivy since the beginning but are pulling our three children out. The education is deteriorating, and the teachers are not happy about recent changes in the administration. Very disappointing. Parents need to wake up about what's happening there.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2006
The teachers were great although many have now left. It was a wonderful idea that people, including our family with the best intentions bought into. We, the parents and the original good hearted, talented staff and administration made the school a success to the best of our abilities. Wow what a disappointment. I feel great sympathy for the families that remain unaware of what is to come.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2006
Academically, the school is competitive. The parents are forced to be involved (which is a good thing). The sports and extracurricular activities are non existent. The school should improve with time and experience. Right now the turnover seems to be high. We will give it one more year.

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August 28, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2006
This year, after a year in the local public school, both their test scores were in the advanced range. Whether or not the principal is there, it appears the quality of the curriculum is what the problem may be.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2006
Ivy will most probably not be prepared for the upcoming grades and will struggle very much so.My child was very disappointed with the school at the end of the year.We will miss the principal.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2006
It's better than regular public school.Sport program is very poor, but music - is grate.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2006
I would not send my child to Ivy Academia. We've been here for 2 years. Very disappointing. Many of the services and curriculum they promised over the past two years have not been provided. The overall quality of the school is suffering.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2006
We are so happy to start the new year with Ivy! My children are so lucky to have a school that cares so much about their academic, physical and emotional state. We are so excited to have new gym, theater and brand new locker rooms! Thank you Ivy teachers, Eugene and Tatyana for your hard work, your dedication and your love. My children love coming to Ivy and can't wait for the summer to be over.

- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2006
We had both kids in a private school before Ivy and, by and large, it was a better experience. However, it was not inexpensive. Ivy has a lot of potential but I am concerned. We have been willing to roll with the punches to a great degree because the school's just getting off the ground, but the facilities need to improve. Our child at the Fallbrook campus has virtually nothing to do outside of the classroom. I believe kids at this age need physical releases and aesthetic spaces, Ivy provides neither. That said, it has great potential and we'll give it another year.

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2006
Ivy Academia is undergoing many changes to make the school stronger. Now that we have new leaders, I strongly feel that Ivy will be better. My child is very happy at Ivy. His 5th Grade teacher brought the best in him. He is well prepared for Middle School. I am looking forward to a great year.

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June 17, 2006
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May 24, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2006
We have been extremely disappointed with the structure of the school; it being our first year. There are one or two great teachers there, but getting them is kind of the luck of the draw. The campus is not condusive to the growth of extracurriculars or advancing grades.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2006
This school makes my child want to get up in the morning. She is disappointed when it is a Saturday! She can apply everything she learns so concretely that she pays more attention...and this is kindergarten! We love it!

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2006
Kindergarten academic program is good, especially the after-school paid option. Not very many extracurricular activities are available (at least on K level) Parents are pretty involved.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2006
This school is the best! I love it as a parent and my children(4th and 7th grade) can't wait to get to school and brag about to all their friends that don't attend. In fact, my olderst came home one day and start screaming that she finally understands math! As a parent of a child who before ivy hated academics all together and now is so excited about school and math in particular...Wow!

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2006
Ivy is a great school with alot of school spirit and entheusiasm for and by the kids. The program is challenging and my child in 7th who never liked math at all has never liked math so much! Teachers care that each student learns the concepts and re-teach those when there are errors in the lower grades. My child in 1st loves going to school! The kids are really nice at Ivy too. Fundraising is always there, as in any school these days,it's for a good cause- our kids.It's satisfying to be a part of the community there. The volunteer hours are not difficult to attain even with two kids and being a single parent as there are many opportunities to help out not during the business day. My kids appreciate the difference of attending a small school. Thank you Ivy!

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2006
I currently have a child in 6th grade and she has never performed higher in math until this year. The teacher is a high motivator and designs challenging lessons. The school is very much a community and we love it. The principal is very apporoachable.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2006
Ivy has positives and negatives, like many schools. They have very high expectations for their students but their methods of achieving these expectations are inconsistent. This years teachers are very new and it seems that their curriculum is more about attendance, scores and homework, than it is about encouraging a love of learning in the kids. There are no teams or extra curricular activities or a nice play area. The uniforms are nice, but the penalty for forgetting one piece of it on Fridays is detention. There is a lot of fundraising and heads up working parents: a mandatory 40 hours parent involvement agreement, penalty being your child(ren) may not be considered for admittance next year. I have seen no evidence of entrepenurial activities other than Ivy Community once a week. The principal does seem receptive to parents and student's needs.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2006
The school is organizing fundraisers that cost several hundred dollars to attend. I already feel priced out of this school that is supposed to be for children of all income/racial brackets. They might as well charge tuition for all the money they ask for on a weekly basis.

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2005
So happy on our decision to enroll our kids in I.A. One in 5th, one in 7th, who have completely different learning abilities. We're very impressed with their teachers, who speak to the kids in an intellectual manner. They really seem to take care in finding the best way to reach, and teach each of them. Like the idea of teaching them entrepreneurial skills. Learning some real life skills. Having a 'job' getting 'paid' and paying their taxes, tuition, and rent. My 7th grader is learning the pros and cons of how credit works, and how to keep her checkbook balanced. This is all woven into their daily math, and language arts studies. Great band teacher. There are no sports programs this year. That, I hope will change as the school grows. Great uniforms. Business attire on Fridays. Small classroom sizes. Parent involvement growing. Kids are nicer at Ivy.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2005
Offers fine academic programs, extracurricular activities with high level of parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2005
The level of parent involvment is fair. The school is growing and the staff is perserving through a rough start. I feel that over time the school will succeed. The school did have an APA of 854

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October 04, 2005
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September 09, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2005
The curriculum in not very clear. I don't understand what capacity entrepreneurial skills are taught.

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September 08, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2005
There is no school nurse. Lockers are just gym lockers and provide almost zero storage. No gym, no shade, no grass. If things don't improve this is our last semester.

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2005
I think that this school has great potential but there are many issues that I'm unhappy with. The teachers are very novice and last year, our teachers didn't offer anything above a standard public school education (if that) or any remotely challenging projects. Middle School is very grade-school-like. There is great parent involvement and activities but there is only so much the parents can do. We'll give it one more shot.

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September 03, 2005
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- submitted by a student
August 27, 2005
The parents are very involved. There is a lot of opportunity to volunteer and have a good relationship with the teachers, other parents and the students. The students are very happy and comfortable in this kind of environment.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2005
I teach 5th grade at Ivy Academia. Our program is very challenging and is based on individual needs of each child.I really enjoy working with enthusiastic teachers and caring administrators. Arina Goldring 5th Grade teacher

- submitted by a teacher
August 25, 2005
These are my reasons for being very satisfied: 1. The kids in their adorable uniforms look like they are just out of Harry Potter. 2. As an entrepreneurial school, the focus is not just on get a good education to get a good job, the students learn they have a choice to be an entrepreneur when they grow up. 3. It is a small school with small class sizes, and a lot of the kids from different grades know one another. 4. Extras are entrepreneurial activities, foreign language, band, cheerleading, etc. 5. The standard is high and the teachers are very nice 6. Powerschool enables accessing homework online, etc. 7. There is a strong PTSA with newsletter and website. 10. Drop off/pick up is round robin with excellent security. 14. My children can be at the same school until 12th grade and the students from different sections are not shuffled every year. 15. My daughter is very happy here.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 16, 2005
Families have been pulling their kids from surrounding schools to attend this new charter school. The satisfaction rate is mixed. New schools need time to get established.They can't be judged on scores alone (although I would have thought they'd be higher). Let's see how Ivy fares with more time.

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August 16, 2005
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Ivy Academia Entrepreneurial Charter School, one of the state’s top-performing public charter schools, is a unique Transitional Kindergarten to Twelfth grade school community offering a high quality, common core education with an entrepreneurial focus. Our entrepreneurial program teaches financial literacy, global awareness, health literacy and environmental literacy. Students learn teamwork, critical thinking and high academics learning through project-based learning and entrepreneurialism.

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Ivy Academia School
5461 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills, CA  91367
(818) 716-0771
Last modified Ivy Academia School is a Charter school that serves grades PK-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ivy Academia School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 279 reviews. Top