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Atlantis Academy

Private | K-12 | 180 students

Our school is known for low student-to-teacher ratio and personalized curriculum
 
 

 
 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $98,200. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,200.

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Posted May 2, 2014

My son has been going to Atlantis for 2yrs now & I have to say that's been the BEST thing I've done. They are able to give my son what he needs a small class setting & academic stimulation. I can only speak about the administration & elementary team (school is divided into 3 sections Spectrum, Elementary, & Upper team) they are wonderful the teachers are always willing to speak to you if you have concerns . The office staff including both the director & asst director are always there to help you in anything that you may need or with any concerns. Now in regards to the money since I've seen it brought up in several these post. Compared to other schools that is suppose to offer the same services they cost almost twice as much as Atlantis..Yes you are asked to pay for yearbook, pictures, & any other extra activity but what school does not. I also need to address the post about teachers being only money hungry for your information these teachers take from their own pocket to purchase items & awards to give these wonderful students every week for doing an outstanding job. I can only say Thank You to Atlantis for all they have done for my son and me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2014

I am not generally one to review products or services but in this case I feel a public responsibility to relay my experience with this school. In short, I would say avoid this school at all possible peril. I am ashamed that I went along with their lies and half-truths for so long in the belief that these were professionals who knew what they were doing. Academically, I will simply say that my grandson was touted as being way above grade level in several subjects, particularly math. Six weeks ago I learned that in mathematics he is two years behind grade level. The other subjects are worse. It would not be so bad had the school warned us that he was behind, but they still insist he is "advanced". They are extremely expensive and seem to have an additional price for everything the kid does. Seriously, in my opinion, this place is little more than a very expensive daycare facility. The worst part is that we are having an awful time trying to get him placed at another school given his low academics. I am glad only that we found out in time to fix the situation.


Posted October 8, 2013

I am former student of Atlantis Academy in Kendall Florida. I graduated in 1994. This school is terrible. It has ruined my life as well as dozens of other graduates. The ones who succeed are the exception and not the rule. I regret ever being a student at this school.


Posted October 4, 2012

My son attended Atlantis Academy as a teenager a few years ago and today is a very successful travel planner for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. The school's ability to give my son dedicated teachers, a smaller environment, and an atmosphere of acceptance helped him feel secure about his own learning style, thus awarding him a positive approach to his future. Today, he excels in all of life's challenges, many times bringing up how Atlantis was his savor. We are fortunate and quite grateful for all of the hard work, dedication, and professionalism that goes into this At school! *Note: Upon reading other reviews here, I must add that sometimes parents get in the way of their own children's success simply because they have unrealistic goals and are not hands with their children. If you come to a common place such as this to voice your opinion, take the time to develop thoughts properly and spell words correctly. You might be taken more seriously...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2012

I have two children who attended Atlantis Academy, and I'm happy with the Education they received. My oldest attended for five years, then graduated. My youngest attended for 13 years, from K-12. He graduated in May and now attends college. The education he received helped him become the man he is today. Atlantis Academy offers small classes with individualized attention. The nurturing environment, plus the committed teaching staff, have made an impact in my son's success. You will not find this close family environment at any other school. Atlantis Academy really helps make dreams come true.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2012

KEEP AWAY FROM THIS TERRIBLE SCHOOL....the teachers dont teach the kids...the only thing they are really interested is in the MONEY...the director and the director assistant only interested in money...the teachers the whole day long taking pictures to the kids and sending them to the parents for making them beleive that they are teaching the kids,,,the only teachers that really do their job is the Physical Education pictures, the rest only working in the school year book for selling the books later to the parents,,, and that's it...they take the money of the McKay Schoolarship plus a big monthly out the pocket money...but I would be glad in pay whatever amount if they really pay attention to the kids....but nothing....STAY AWAY FROM THIS SCHOOL FOR DISSABILITY KIDS...BEFORE SIGNING UP MY KID IN THIS SCHOOL I DID NOT PAY ATTENTION TO THE TERRIBLE COMMNENTS ON INTERNET ABOUT THIS SCHOOL...UNFORTUNATLY THESE COMMENTS WERE TELLING THE REALITY ABOUT THIS SCHOOL....AS I REALIZED LATER ON...PLEASE PARENTS OF ANY DISSABILITY KID....KEEP AWAY FROM ATLANTIS ACADEMY....MONEY IS ALL THEY WANT...NO TEACHING ANY KID...ITS A BIG DISSASTER !!!!!!!!!!!.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2011

i agree the school is over priced and the teachers are not professional. Please.....take your special child to a school that is really worth it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2010

I really cannot recommend this school. My child only studied here for four months. I found that the staff and teachers are not really that professional, and the school is sort of overpriced when compared to the results.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

Atlantis meets my son's needs, the staff is very professional and their teachers are A+. As parents we felt our son was falling thru the cracks at public school, too many kids with special needs for one teacher was overwhelming, in only a few months he has made great progress and we are now looking at a brighter future for him and the rest of the family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2009

My daughter attended several schools before attending Atlantis Academy therefore, I feel that I can judge this school properly due to experience, and my experience has been a WONDERFUL ONE! Not only are the extracurricular activities what they should be, but the caring atmosphere in the school is something that unfortunately you do not see now a days. The teachers are dedicated and the right fit for a school. The principal, Mr. Carlos Aballi, is exceptional and one of a kind. Instead of just focusing on the financial side of the school as unfortunately most principals do now a days, he is completely dedicated to the well being of these children. I highly recommend this school with no reservations. Mylene Lopes
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

Atlantis Academy is an LD school for K-12 we strive to meet the needs of each child academically and emotionally. Each child is unique and special! We find the best in each child and it shows. The students are happy to learn!
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Posted October 21, 2009

When our daughter started at Atlantis Academy, the public system had her in a classrom sitting by a corner doing nothing. They assumed she was not going to progress. Transferring her to Atlantis Academy was the best decision we had made. In her first two months we saw the improvement that she had made. She is a very dedicated student, eager to learn, and loves school. The Teachers at Atlantis Academy are there for the students. Their dedication is inmense, and they teach those students with such love and care. They have really become someone special in our hearts, and the Administration too. At Atlantis they make you feel like it is your extended family. That is something very important when you have kids that have special needs. Atlantis goes the extra mile to help those kids and make them feel important in a world were discrimation is so big. They bring u[ the goodness and the individuality in all the kids. But again, it is very important to realize that this is possible because of the Dedication and the Love that each and every one of the Staff members have and shows for the students. They really treat them like if they were their own.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2008

Atlantis Academy is a magnificent school for kids with learning disabilities. The two negative reviews as you can see, the parents who wrote them, can not even spell properly. On the other hand the positive review is well written. I am extremely happy with the level of motivation and how hard they work at different levels and with variable differences. May God continue to Bless this school and the educators as well. May all the children with special needs find a brighter future upon completion of their education at Atlantis.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2007

My daughter was a senior this year. I personally don't think Atlantis has the best program to teach special needs child. Some of the high school teachers are not good with the kids. My daughter had a few bully problems and the principle never did anything about it. I think the staff are so unprofessionals. Some teachers just care about making parties and planning filed trips instead of teaching the students in class. It is all just a joke! The school is not a great place for any child to go. Please search around for other schools. Do not make the same mistake as many of us already did. There all about the cash! Be Ware when they try to sweet talk you into enrolling your child. Big Mistake.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2007

I enrolled my son in 7th grade last year. What a Dissappointment! My son was practectly begging me to take him out of this school. to much bully problems. and the education is aweful! The teacher's are not nice to the students. I had problems with some teachers being rude to my son. the principal is another person that doesn't pay enough attention on what's going on with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2006

Good clinical school for kids with learning disabilities as well as emotional issues. Very nice teachers and small student-teacher ratio.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 76% 29%
White 18% 42%
Black 4% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Colleges most students attend after graduation Miami Dade College
FIU
Robert Morgan
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Clubs
  • Special olympics

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
Clubs
  • Special olympics

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 2:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Carlos Aballi
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Associations
  • CEC
Fax number
  • (305) 271-7078

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • College prep
  • Direct instruction
  • Independent Study
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Multi-aged
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special ed
  • Special education
  • Special eduction
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Dodgeball
  • Flag football
  • Kickball
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Kickball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Performing arts
  • Dance

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Special olympics
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
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What does it cost?

Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
McKay Scholarship

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Miami Dade College
FIU
Robert Morgan
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
Summer college prep programs
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
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9600 SW 107th Ave
Miami, FL 33176
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Phone: (305) 271-9771

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