This has been a wonderful transfer to Collegiate Academy. My Kids are in 4th grade and 2nd grade. We came from Bradford Primary, let's just say how much my kiddos say that we are at a new school. We love the teachers and the families that represent our school. The Principal and Vice Principal are out every AM and PM with our kiddos. The staff are amazing and REALLY do care about our children and the families! This school is a wonderful blessing!!!
Even though my daughter has only been at this school for about 6 weeks, I have spoken to every one of her teachers and they know her better than any teacher at her past school. They push her, and that's a good thing. They also stay after school to support her when she hits a wall or has questions. There is a balance here I haven't seen elsewhere.
The word "grit" recently came up in an email from one of the teachers, who was talking about students occasionally struggling with a difficult problem and how that could be a good thing. I do think perseverance is promoted at this school.
Leadership is a big theme at this school and integrity is one of the values that staff and administration stress to students and parents. Following through on commitments seems to be important for students and faculty.
We are new to Collegiate this year and our experience so far couldn't be more positive. Our daughter struggled to find her place at the large high school near our house last year. Grades began to slip, and she looked for any excuse to get out of school. What a contrast this year! The community at Collegiate Academy has been incredibly accepting, teachers more than willing to put in extra time with her, and she is involved in after school programs. The difference in her attitude toward school and her educational goals beyond high school has been incredible in the short time we have been here. Five stars!!
We came to Collegiate Academy for their full day Kindergarten. We will stay because they have been AMAZING! The teachers have been wonderful (Especially Ms. Smith!), the Principal and Vice Principal have been amazing. I am so surprised by some of these negative reviews calling them young and inexperienced. Yes, they may be young and new, but they are doing an excellent job! They know my daughter well. They know me well... and not because she gets in trouble a lot... she doesn't =)
There are so many things we love about this school! We love that they encourage so much family participation. We love that they keep the class sizes down and focus so much energy on individual learning styles. We love that they work hard to encourage the older students to be involved in helping and mentoring the younger students. I am SHOCKED by how many high schoolers know my daughter by name! We love that they follow several core values - Integrity, Perseverance, Ownership, & Quality - and encourage and reinforce these values each day.
We Love this school!
Collegiate works very hard to meet the educational needs of each child by challenging them and offering additional support where needed. Teachers and administration genuinely care about the success of each student! There are many opportunities for parents, grandparents, etc to be involved in the school during the day, evenings, weekends, and from home. It has more of a small town community feel than the larger neighborhood schools.