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Broomfield Academy

Private | PK-8 | 151 students

We are best known for small class sizes and results.

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $229,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $983.

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
Based on 5 ratings
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Middle school needs a lot of work. There's very little math instruction. Homework was just to do 20 minutes of anything they wanted on Khan or IXL, and they weren't help responsible for it. They're supposed to be an individualized school but the only thing that is really individualized is math, and this just means that the kids are moving at their own speed. This sounds great, but it translated as no speed at all, and too many kids in different places. The teacher could not possibly keep up with all of them to give them solid instruction. Not a good formula for teaching math. The Principal seems very ineffective and argumentative. We've moved our kids out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2014

If anyone is looking for a place for their kids to take swim lessons I highly recommend Broomfield Academy! My boys have had three lessons so far this summer and have learned more already than they have in the previous two summers combined. Elizabeth has worked with each of them at their own level (one loves water and the other not at all), and has been extremely flexible to allow us to schedule lessons at times and days that work for us, not on a set schedule. Amazingly I am only paying $5 more than I was for semi private lessons at the rec center. I can't recommend Broomfield Academy highly enough for swim lessons!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2014

I agree with previous reviewers that the school's strength seems to be its primary grade levels (our child is in Jr. K). We love that they offer Spanish and Mandarin from preK and have their own salt water swimming pool. The facilities overall are nothing to write home about but the small class sizes and individualized learning plans are. It's also much less expensive than other comparable private schools. Granted, they are not as polished as some others, but if you can overlook the older campus and the occasional administrative or PAC faux pas (see previous review for an example that tweaked us too), it is well worth considering.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2014

I like the fast pace, especially in math. My children are thriving. I am confident my middle school child will be ready for Algebra II in 9th grade. I have heard of changes in the elementary school to "Math-in -Focus" or Singapore Math, which will slow down the pace for better understanding. It's not my preference, because we are a math family. I am thrilled with the LA instruction. This is where BA shines above the rest. My children are improving in writing and reading comp. The technology classes are great too. I like the programming and 3-D printing. I also like how well-rounded the school is, balancing STEM with the Arts. I don't believe administrators are micromanaging these forums. They seem very responsive to comments and are very invested in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2014

The earlier reviews on dec 8th &16th are interesting. its as if the school watches bad reviews and attempts to negate them with positive ones. I Could be wrong :-) I agree with the parent from Feb 20th, Their math needs a review. Teachers are pressured to run through the curriculum. Often my kid comes with HW on topics not touched on at school. If you look at the review from Dec 16th you will understand. It mentions that their child in 2nd grade learnt 6 NEW Topics in Math in a span of 21/2mths (Dec break incl)! It shows how quickly they want the child to move. Please note that my child is TAG and very capable of handling pressure and fast pace. However, as a parent I think its important to sit longer on some units. There's quality and then there's quantity. Depends on what you want for your child. Other areas also need to slow down. Kids start on a project, take materials from home and often do not finish it because of lack of time. Individualized placements are based on convenience of groupings by teachers rather than actual tests/reviews. The Principal and the teachers need to sit down and find the best way to get high achievement without compromising on quality.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2014

Overall it's good academically, but there is a lot to be desired with the math program in the middle school. The aren't enough kids to justify giving consistent and direct instruction (there are too many students at different places in the curriculum). Students just sort of have to work on their own, and try to figure out concepts without preliminary instruction from a teacher. They can ask questions and try to get help from a teacher but this doesn't always work. Otherwise, I think it's a good place on a social level, which can be hard to find in a middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2013

In three short months, my second grader (started in October) has learned multiplication and division, fractions, money and time, and geometry. He just finished a unit on the Constitution and the U.S. Government. He has also written and typed two essays, read 12 chapter books, leaned over a hundred vocabulary words (such as aquarium and enormous), and will be giving his oral presentation on Isaac Newton today. He also joined the math club, which he loves. My daughter joined the 6th grade two months ago. It's a little too small, but very sweet and very innocent. The schoolwork is manageable. So far she has given three oral presentations (including one in Spanish and one on sports in Feudal Japan), a forth one is due in January. She is working out of an accelerated 7th grade math book with just one other boy. She has already had two big tests in Physics and one on 17th century Europe, She has written several essays and stories and has read three adult novels. All this has been done in two short months using a computer provided by the school. She also takes archery and swim lessons for PE. This is my experience. I hope this gives parents an idea of what to expect from BA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2013

I am saddened to see this post about Broomfield Academy. We have had such good experiences here and see our children happy and learning. All schools have fundraisers. That is the norm and they are optional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2013

Broomfield Academy is going downhill. Most of their teachers are new with little experience. The turn around of teachers is high. By the time the teacher learns how individualization works they leave. I think their program up to 1st grade is their strength. Over the past year they have had many fund raisers. They need funding for every little thing. Middle school fundraising for their trips, fundraising for a new playground equipment. Almost ever month there seems to be a bake sale, jamba juice etc etc..The latest one was discriminatory. The children whose parents participated in fund raising for playground equipment will be allowed to wear out of uniform clothes for 1 whole week. Those children whose parents didn't/couldn't participate due to financial constraints will come in uniforms. Such open discrimination amongst children for a financial decision that their parents make is completely thoughtless and reckless. Also, the middle school has no science lab, no sports, no clubs. The Principal tries hard to solve issues with a smile and positive attitude but with no actual progress. Boulder Country Day is slightly lower than BA in tuition but far better facilities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2013

My son attended pre-K and 1st grade summer prep at Broomfield Academy. He is 2E. We were a bit worried when he began, but he did very well. He currently attends a "highly" ranked grade school, which does not do nearly as well for him. He fell behind in kindergarten at his current school, but caught up over the summer at Broomfield Academy. Our "highly" ranked grade school could use some lessons from Broomfield Academy. The teachers and staff have always been great. Principle is very affable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2012

We have been with the school since 1.2011.This is a fantastic school! My children are getting a very well rounded education. Not only do the small class sizes and excellent teachers promote advanced learning, but the school offers classes others do not. This includes chinese, spanish, swimming, art, music and PE. All of the staff is very commited to the children and learning. We have tried another private school in Broomfield, but this school far exceeds what the other school offered for academics. If you believe in early childhood education and investing in your child's future, this is the school for you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2012

What can we say about Broomfield Academy it was the best decision we could have made for our little girl. It s been almost 2 years since she started and we are still just as impressed as the first day. The staff and teachers have continuously exceeded all of our expectations. Watching how the staff and teachers interact with the kids makes it perfectly clear that they are genuinely concerned about all of the children and the education they receive. Our little girl is currently in Pre-Kindergarten and she is already starting to read on her own and perform simple math. Her vocabulary has grown by leaps and bounds and we are constantly blown-away by her advanced vocabulary and her ability to properly use these words when speaking. We are also quite impressed with her Spanish and Chinese skills. Broomfield Academy also offers many activities for the children including dance, music, swimming and more. A child s education is very important, and we personally feel that Broomfield Academy has been the best decision we could have made for our little girl. We look forward to watching her grow and flourish at Broomfield Academy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2012

We started our two children at Broomfield Academy this year (2012-2013) and we could not be more happy! Our children are learning so much faster and the are actually looking forward to school every day. The field trips are very interesting. The last school had ECO Cycle field trips and the kids were so bored. They come home with a positive attitude and talk about the "cool" tings they learned in school. The swim program has just been outstanding, which included snorkeling classes. We compared Broomfield Academy to other private schools and found there fees to be lower and they offer deals if you have more than one child. Our kids are in 6th and 7th grade and we will keep our children here as long as possible. You will also love the principal, she is very interactive, always smiling and positive!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2012

Broomfield Academy is a hidden gem on 120th Ave. I would have never known about the school if it wasn t for the recommendation of friends. The exterior might not be fancy, but the school is top notch. Our daughter has been attending Broomfield Academy since first grade. We love the school with its small class sizes and challenging academics. They customize and place her in learning groups that fits her need. As parents, we just want a school that can maximize our kid s potential, and BA certainly succeeds in doing so. Outside of academics, our daughter has been part of the school s performance group for a couple years and she loves it! If you want a school with caring teachers, personalized attention, fun yet challenging environment, this is the school. We find the money well worth it to invest in our kid s education. I plan on enrolling my son here next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2012

Responding to the previous post: Actually, we feel we get a great value at Broomfield Academy. Sure, private school is costly, but its worth every penny of it. Our kids moved to Broomfield Academy 2 years ago from a well-known charter school and have really blossomed. The smaller class sizes and individual attention have especially helped my son. We love that they have a pool and get swimming lessons as part of the regular tuition. Our kids an involved in the soccer program, dance, swim team and capoeira. My kids have learned a lot of Chinese (and order in Chinese at the local Chinese restaurants - fun!) and Spanish too. We have been very pleased, and are especially glad that they have added middle school. We will stay through 8th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2011

We love this school but I wish it wasn't so expensive. I definitely think they need some organized sports and/or a gym for the older classes. The principal needs some work on actually seeing issues instead of just acting like everything is fine all the time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2011

We have been at Broomfield Academy since 2006. Our daughter will be in 5th grade this year in the new Middle School. We love Broomfield Academy. With their smaller class sizes and individual learning plans our daughter has a superior educational base. The teachers are great to work with and are focused on each student to help them achieve their best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2010

We moved from public school to Broomfield Academy in mid-school year and finished out the 2009-2010 school year here. We have been very pleased with the progress our son has made academically and socially. The school offers individualized learning plans that help each child to work at his or her own level--but not just that, the individualized attention also helps them to be able to excel and really receive instruction that is specific to their own needs. The teachers and staff are very open and focused on helping the children achieve all that they can in a positive learning environment. We appreciate the small class size (max of 15) as well. In addition, we feel that the school makes good use of their resources. In addition to focusing on strong academics, the children are exposed to a strong music program, drama, computers, as well as Spanish and Chinese.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

We moved to Broomfield Academy from a local well-known charter school and have really been pleased. Our son loves sports and likes the fact that they have a big (huge, actually) sports field. They use 'The Den' for indoor sports on the few days weather doesn't allow, and they have ropes to climb, basketball, hockey, cup stacking and other fun stuff inside. Outside, they just added new 4-square, hopscotch, basketball and field sports. I was surprised to see a parent review suggesting a 'gym.' With such small class sizes, they certainly don't need it for sports. The school uses the nearby Broomfield Auditorium for big presentations and awards ceremonies. Its a few blocks away, but beats sitting on rows of hard chairs typical in the public schools for such events. I think they have it right regarding sports. Academically, its a 'wow.' The other reviews cover that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2010

Broomfield Academy quickly became the only clear choice in the area for us. Our son has been going there for a year now, and his enthusiasm for school is boundless! The teachers are approachable and open when you talk to them, and we feel our son has progressed very well this year. Broomfield Academy is head and shoulders above anything else available in this area and we recommend you look no further!
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 63% 56%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 21% 3%
Hispanic 12% 32%
Black 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Chinese (Mandarin)
French
Spanish
Portuguese
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Math club
  • Robotics club
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Dance club
  • Drama club
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: Chinese, Spanish, French

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Swimming pool
Clubs
  • Cooking club
  • Gardening

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Pat Garner
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 2 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Associations
  • NIPSA
Fax number
  • (303) 469-8543

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Foreign languages
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Science
  • Service learning
  • Technology
  • Visual arts
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Swimming pool
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • dance, tumbling, performance group
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • dance, tumbling, performance group

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Boy scouts
  • Cooking club
  • Cub scouts
  • Dance club
  • Drama club
  • Foreign language club: Chinese, Spanish, French
  • Gardening
  • Girl scouts
  • Math club
  • Robotics club
  • Student newspaper
  • Technology club
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Volunteer in the classroom
More from this school
  • School-wide monthly educational field trips Exceptionally small class sizes
School leaders can update this information here.

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Students typically come from these schools
BVSD
Adams 12
Jeffco

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2014-2015 school year
$4000 - $14000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships
ACE Scholarship
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7203 W. 120th Avenue
Broomfield, CO 80020
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Phone: (303) 469-6449

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