Waverly Academy is where my daughter has been for two years. I was excited about a single gender school with allowing my daughter to find and reach her full potential without the drama from the boy/girl issues. This is we have not been happy at all. My daughter has had three different teachers within three different subjects within the first nine weeks of schools and was placed in a higher grade level then she should have been in. Which in turn, did nothing for her self esteem as she struggled for the entire 9 weeks. The parent communication is very lacked and their website is never up to date. Try to log on to find a email address for a teacher and last years information if there. Not all the original requirements for the dress code are enforced and seem to change as the wind. Some can some can not. The Principal assured me she would get back with me, but I am still waiting. I work in public education but have been very disappointed this year and had hoped Waverly would be the change over public schools that our young ladies need to succeed.
Waverly Academy is where I have seen my daughter flourish from a shy, struggling student to a confident, intuative scholar who not only is surpassing my expectations but also is finding that the potential for her life is limitless. Yes there has been growing pains at the school, I do kind of wish that some of the requirements of the first year was reinstated, but our girls have the tools to succeed if we do our part as parents and become involved. Unfortunately some parents last year cared more about themselves than there girls. Our girls need their parents to be adults and provide the example in order to become the fine women that they will be.
As a former parent of a Waverly student I agree with some of both of the reviews. The principle from the first year was great, it was really sad to see him leave. The only negative thing I could say about the 2nd yr was about communication, parents need to be informed, and updated about changes. We hated to leave but my daughter will always miss her friends and great teachers. She started an average student and left on honor roll. She was enrolled in her current school in the honors program. The greatest thing Waverly taught me as a mother is the we as parents need to work as hard as the school does to make our children succeed.
Waverly Academy for girls is a school that will surely lower your daughter's self esteem. The faculty and staff makes up rules as they go. If there is an issue with your daughter and Teacher you will leave the situation feeling as though there is no hope because the Director does not protect the students only certain teachers that hold 3 or more positions at one time such as Teacher, Vice Principal, Dean of Culture etc.. The faculty and staff needs diversity training as well as a more diversified faculty.There is no structure. Each year there has been a new Principal and new Teachers. I was told the 2011-2012 Principal cared for the students and wanted them to succeed, which is why I chose this school. Unfortunately he is no longer there. The teachers and staff that cared about the Students were not invited to remain at the school or left for reasons unknown to the Parents or Students. I would not recommend this school to anyone.
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