During my time there I witnessed many students reading or doing math problems far below their age level. I saw no evidence of history or geography; literature, composition, or political science, civics, social studies or religion being taught. In fact, most of the teachers there are either related in some way or are prior students. I'm not aware of any teaching or educational credentials they have
To my knowledge, the school had a no homework policy. My child never had any and the students in the work study program could not leave school until 530pm or later, so it's hard to imagine they had homework
In my capacity as a parent and employee at Washburn, I have heard a great deal of disparaging remarks from certain students, mainly aimed at the administration and policies of the school in handling the children who attend by benefit of a scholarship
Most children are extremely sensitive to their environment. When the person in charge of the school has shown herself to be prone to prevarication, I can only have doubts as to what character traits the students are exposed to.
We moved our teenage kids into Washburn Academy 3 years ago and it was the best move we could have made! They have thrived, found their way as young adults and are productive members of society now. I couldn't recommend this school more! The genuine care and help that's provided every day and completely customized to each child is just amazing and unsurpassed. Love it!
My son has been attending Washburn for about a year. He is 6. His teacher is amazing with him. She got him to feel comfortable right away. He never wanted to leave my side before this. He's reading and writing and is learning so much!
My 3 boys have gone there for many years now and I love it! They each get the individual attention they each need to succeed. They are doing really well and love going to school everyday! Which that alone shows you how amazing it is!