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K-9
Private
Doral, FL
Students enrolled: 220
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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11300 N.W. 41 St.
Doral, FL 33178

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(305) 599-9967
(305) 599-8565
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April 24, 2014
Wonderful school the way they care about the kids is fantastic I which all school could be like this I have with them for five years and I'm breaking in tears that I'm leaving the city and my daughter will not be able to continue in such a great school I highly recommended

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2014
My daughter is happy and her grades excellent!!we couldnt ask for more.Its the perfect school

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2014
Superb school with excellent teachers,well-rounded curriculum and a wonderful learning environment.Our children's education has been of utmost importance to us.We chose Shelton because we know that children thrive in an environment where they are not drilled or taught to memorize and are actually given the opportunity to learn with purpose and through different mediums.This creative environment instills a passion and joy for learning. One of the things we love most about the school is that all kids develop a feeling that music,art,sports,academics,critical thinking are skills that they all have. The teachers and staff are very loving and we feel that they have created a home away from home environment for the kids.This is definitely a school that gives your child an individualized attention. Everybody is called by a name,not a number!All in all,Shelton offers a perfect combination of academic excellence,opportunities to develop various talents the children may have through activities they carry out during and after school,and this is done in a nurturing learning community that prepares students for the challenges of the future.

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2013
I believe kids should be bilingual especially how our country is changing, but we parents who do not speak Spanish are at a disadvantage. They have some employees at the front desk of the school who doesn't even speak English. I believe the front desk staff should be bilingual for both spanish speaking and english speaking people. The other problem that I have has a parent is that when it comes to special events, they are very unorganized. On the first day of selling Holiday Show tickets, I arrive 30 min before the actual time they would sell the tickets, I was number 5 in line. When it was my turn, I notice the first 7 rows were already taken. I did notice parents were buying tickets for other parents who did not want to wait the line. They were buying 8 tickets for them and their friends. I feel they should have a limit on the tickets per family. When I address the problem, they seem they didn't care. I would not recommend this school at all !!!!!!!!!!!!! Go someone where.

- submitted by a parent
December 11, 2013
All that glitters is not gold. If you want your child to go to a attractive looking school and have the wallet for an expensive yet empty education - this is the perfect setting. This is not the school to expect kids to become exceptional or extraordinary. Im not impressed with the administration, or particularly with SOME of the teachers who in some cases are not required to have their certifications. (I say some because you always have those amazing teachers in every school) They also have quite a bit of turnover - In some cases (more often than it should) teachers leave halfway through the year. Many parents ARE happy - mostly because there are quite of few very wealthy new comers from Venezuela, and other latin countries - whose language barrier and lack of great private schools in Doral keep them blinded to the true possibilities of great education. This school however falls short in most categories.

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2013
A truly amazing school!! As a parent who has been with the school since inception, I can recommend this school wholeheartedly. Both of my kids have always had small class sizes (between 12-16 kids per class for the last three years), most of the teachers have a masters education, are very well-prepared and have been following a very challenging and comprehensive academic curriculum. The kids are also exposed to technology daily while at the same time integrating many Reggio Emilia aspects of art, music, creativity and project-based learning. They also have a great physical education program where they have weekly swimming instruction. In addition, the administration is great- it is extremely supportive and encourages parent communication and values our opinions and concerns. For these, and many more reasons I and the kids love this school!!!

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2013
After hearing a horror story experience from a child's mom who attended this school, it confirms that its not a fancy building, gadgets or high tuition that makes a great school, but an amazing and caring teacher. More focus and investments should be made with the actual teachers who will be invested on the children. At the end of the day, the child's experience and education will come from their teachers. Maybe the teacher's are not getting the support they need and its transferring in the classroom Each classroom is a world, so I cannot speak in general. In her situation, her concerns were ignore, even when other parents were also requesting changes and a teacher's aid as there were too many students per teacher ratio.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2013
This school is nothing that they portrait in the web page, the teachers are probably certified but are not qualified to be teachers in the USA, they speak Venezuelan Spanish instead of English . They use inappropriate and derogative language with kids in a daily basis. They are stealing parents money. I do not recommend the school at all.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
I want to tell you that the most important thing about our staff is that everyone is passionate about what they do, the children's are the most important thing for them and their professionalism and enthusiasm shows in everything they do. It is a blessing working for such great organization.

- submitted by a teacher
August 22, 2013
Shelton Academy is a beautiful school with a great philosophy. The children enjoy coming to school and do not want to leave. I can say that I am a happy parent and knowing that my children are thrilled to go to school makes it even more beautiful. Highly recommended school.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2013
Great school. Last year my son started kindergarten and he just loved the school. He was so eager to go to school. He wanted to be the first one to get to class! Great program. My biggest concern was how Shelton was going to combine the Reggio philosophy with the academic curriculum. Well, they did a great job. He learned and had so much fun. He can't wait to start the new school year!

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2012
Absolutely the BEST Private school in Doral! Best Education, Best atmosphere and Best all around!!

- submitted by a community member
May 16, 2012
Committing your child to a school is a difficult decision with significant consequences. As all children have unique individual needs, I would encourage parents to investigate as many options as possible. It is a learning experience in itself. After exploring our options, we found Shelton Academy matched the individual needs of our child. Our decision was based on social and academic value congruence, our confidence in the Reggio Emilia approach and the broad diversity of the student and teacher population. We are now completing our first year and are VERY satisfied with my child's development in all areas. My child has embraced learning, exceeding our expectations and connected with teachers and students in all classes. The school encourages interaction among all students and teachers in every grade. We really appreciate the strong sense of community, the wide variety of quality activities and the remarkable competence of the teachers.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2012
Coming to work at Shelton has been one of the best decisions I've made in my professional career as an educator. The administration is so welcoming of new ideas, so easy to work with, and very positive. They are always for the kids! Whatever ideas the students have had, or anything I have wanted to implement, they have supported. They will bend over backwards to make it happen. We have a special opportunity here to do so many things we would't do anywhere else. It's really a privilege. Everyone here is dedicated to making this the best school in South Florida, and a place where one can really feel a family atmosphere. It's truly is a great place to work and learn!

- submitted by a teacher
May 15, 2012
I am so happy that I called Shelton Academy looking for a change. I have been a teacher for over 16 years, and I have never experienced anything like Shelton Academy. As soon as I entered the school, I felt at home and welcome. It has been my privilege to teach here and be a part of such a creative, positive, and motivating learning environment. Each day my students and I learn from one another. I wish that a school like this would have been around when I was in elementary school. Please take the opportunity to visit the campus and make the right decision to send your child to such a stimulating and creative place to learn, grow, and blossom. All the teachers, administration, and staff are eager to help your child reach their potential. Come and join the Shelton Academy Family. You'll be glad you took this step in the right direction toward your child's successful future.

- submitted by a teacher
May 15, 2012
I have my 2 children at Shelton Academy & I couldn't be happier! More importantly, my children couldn't be happier. My daughter's class of only 7 has become so close, & to her teacher as well. She has had opportunities with such a small class that she never would have had otherwise. I am amazed at how much she has learned & what a vast amount of material they were able to cover. Their field trips were too many to count! I would be hard pressed to find a better teacher than the one my daughter had this year. She is truly special. My son has grown & matured so much this year next to his teachers. They have had a great deal of patience with him. He has made very special friends, learned to read, learned a lot & had tons of fun. My daughter has gotten very involved with her Gymnastics class and feels very proud of her accomplishments. My son has enjoyed the challenges of Karate and the relaxation of Yoga. Overall, my children have been both challenged & nurtured in Shelton's family friendly environment. Every staff member, from the Front Desk to the Kitchen, as well as the entire Faculty & Staff, make my children feel loved & cared for each & every day.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2012
An extraodinary school with a stellar program! We chose the schools because of its art orientation and approach to education. Children are completely in touch with new and emerging technologies. Also, they learn by doing, not necessarily memorizing. One of my kids is dyslexic and he gets all the attention he needs. I couldn t be more thankful for that. Amazing after-care program too: yoga, karate, flamenco and even filmmaking for kids.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2012
Shelton is approaching the conclusion of its first year. Thus far, this school has excelled in its level of education and facilities provided to the students. Our son is in first grade and has been blessed with an outstanding teacher, Jessica Bucholz, with whom he has blossomed both academically and socially. I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2012
I believe that Shelton Academy is the school of the future; warm, family oriented and with a focus on differentiated instruction. Children are given a chance as individuals and are taught at their level without feeling that they are superior or inferior to other children. Technology and role-play make a difference in the type of education children receive in this school compared to other schools in this area; but the biggest and most important element are the teachers and principal who believe in the vision of building a school were education is key without losing sight of who the children are. My child loves his school. He can add and substract double digits, read at 2nd grade level in kindergarten while still having fun.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2012
It has been the best decision I have ever made for my daughter, this school has been a second family for her, all the teachers, the program, It is a new way of learning, thru living. And the school is a beautiful place, full of nice places that invites you to learn,to read, to create. You have to see it , you will like to be a kid again.!!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2012
What an amazing school! It makes me want to be a child all over again!!! My children love Shelton! Although it is a very new school they are very aware that the children need to be a completely prepared individual, not only academically but also socially.

- submitted by a parent
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Shelton Academy
11300 N.W. 41 St., Doral, FL  33178
(305) 599-9967
Last modified Shelton Academy is a Private school that serves grades K-9
Shelton Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top