Joni Landry-She has been a great contact and a knowledgeable resource for every parent and student to pass through that building. I believe she's every bit that much help to the teachers and other administrators as well!
The Nine Keys of Excellence are a continual reminder of this idea and some teachers, Mr. Dineen and Mr. Benson for example, refer to the classroom settings as a "culture of respect" and this makes an impact.
CIVA's small atmosphere and individualized focus on learners is outstanding! My eldest, who needed additional help to turn his academics around after a bad experience of apathetic teachers in middle school became a dean's list student with the help of the hard-working CIVA staff. My youngest, who is an extremely advanced 7th grader, is going to be heading to CIVA for high school as I know the teachers there will be able to keep her challenged and engaged instead of bored as so many advanced students are in most modern high school settings.