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Calusa Preparatory School

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Posted January 13, 2014

My two children have been attending Calusa for three years now - started in Elementary, the other in high school. I have seen major improvements in both their academics. My son was reading on a post high school level in ninth grade. My daughter, who has learning disabilities and high functioning Autism, although still not at grade level, has improved her reading skills several grade levels. Small class sizes, an administration that cares, everyone knows everybody by name. What more could a parent ask for! Two thumbs up for Dr. Fowler and his awesome school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 13, 2012

I am looking for a new high school for my daughter and was curious what the reviews were for her current school. If you are looking for a small safe environment for your child, Calusa is the place. After that, there are not many good things to be said. The school has few extracurricular activities and electives, and doesn't offer a real high school experience. My child has been a C student all her life when pushed, but now get's A's and B's without ever bringing a book home. We are really concerned that she will not be prepared for college or SAT's. I've done early pick-up a few times and usually see the class doing whatever they want when I get to the class. I believe the administration means well, but there is not much learing going on.
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Posted March 31, 2012

NO ONE THAT GOES TO CALUSA IS ROWDY do not go, BUT you can get amazing grades if you come here cause it's that easy. Plain and simple if you don't mind being surrounded by a nerd herd all day go

Posted July 22, 2011

My 2 children have been attending this school for the past two year's and it has drastically changed them, they used to lack in they're math, and reading skills and the Calusa community helped them understand and they actually taught the children and tutored them after school for free. i fell in love with the school since the day i enrolled them. the school is filled with the spirit of the lord and offers an amazing education curriculum Abeka which has helped my child in reading and math!
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Posted January 26, 2011

i went to this school and bottom line, its mediocore at best, the teachers care, but when i swicthed to public schools there way no comparison, CPS' cirriculum is twisted and dated, the facility needs repairs. And while they focus on God, which is great, they do to much of it and it buds into acedemics (which are twisted by religion to begin with) Extra cirricular activities are absent besides sports and there is no Computer Lab, Library. i can go on and on about this place, but Dr. Fowler is a great man and so is Mr. D. God bless there souls.... As a final statement i say, if you care for your child, pull them out, i left on my own will cause me, a student, noticed problems. You want religion? Drag them to church, CPS has a great community but lacks what is neccessary for a learning establishment

Posted December 25, 2010

I Have been going to this school for about 7 years of my life ! I love this school with all my heart ! Dr.Fowler is a great influent on people everywhere . I would grealty suggest that your Daughter or Son come to this school as soon as possible ! There is no other school I want to be at then Calusa . The education is not the best ,But you'll get through the year great ! Bible class is Mandatory and Bible class is a awesome way for new comers or returning students to get to know God more ! A lot of people say "O, the teacher are too strict or mean ! " But with my thinking maybe they are at times but they do that to get you ready for life ! Because remeber out in the open real life you will bump into ungreatfull people & unpleasant to be around .................... So i suggest at lease one year at Calusa will make you feel at home so you never leave ! Once you become part of the Calusa family your never leaving it !!!!! Im a proud person to say ill be graduating Calusa in a few years (:

Posted November 3, 2010

I've been attending this school for about 11 years now; while I think that there is room for improvement, I have to commend Doctor Fowler and the rest of the faculty for providing a great hands-on Christian education. I'd also like to thank every teacher I've had for teaching me everything I know in such an involved and caring manner. I'll be graduating from this shcool with the rest of my class in 2012.

Posted October 17, 2010

I like this school, Mrs Ferrufino and Mrs Martinez are excellent teachers, the only thing I wish is that the school teaches more spanish to the kids, because more than 80% of the students are hispanic.
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Posted August 26, 2010

I am sorry to said That bring my child To calusa was a Big mistake. I beleive that the school needs improvements and take more care in the middle and high school Kids.
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Posted June 6, 2010

I find this school and its teachers to be top rated. They take the time to consider each child and what it takes for them to excel. Mrs. Rei is an amazing teacher. I can't say enough about her. My child will be attending here next year.
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Posted April 20, 2010

My niece is attending this school. I am a teacher with more than 15 yrs of experience and I don't see anything great about this school. The books are very old fashioned. The History book is anchored in president Clinton. The school focuses more in learning about God, which is fine, but doesn't provide critical thinking on it. Children learn in a very traditional atmosphere. And the school dosen't offer extracurricular activities. They have no library or computer lab. Very dissapointing!
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Posted December 23, 2009

I was a student at Calusa for about 6 years. I graduated in 2006. The school is very personal. The teachers and staff are interested in the childeren they care for. Personal peroblems can be spoken of with a ateacher and they will always try to find a way to help you. Doctor Fowler is an amazing individual, and I'm even going to ask him to marry me and my long time boyfriend. This school has made an impact on my life. I have made friends for life.

Posted December 18, 2009

My 3 sons attend Calusa for the last 5 years and I am extremely satisfied and happy with the faculty curriculum. It's a great school with teachers who truly care. I can't say enough about it.
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Posted November 13, 2009

i go to cps and i love! everyone is nice to me there are some people that need to be nicer but still no schol is perfect. Go Colts!!!
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Posted August 26, 2009

Calusa is a good school, my son has been attending for the past 3 years and we are very happy with his progress. The Principal is an excellent person, very professional, caring and understanding. I do feel that the school needs some cosmetic work, but the core values of the teachers and staff makes up for the less than perfect school appeareance.
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Posted April 23, 2009

My daughter started in Calusa this year in Pre-K 3, I can't say enough wonderful things about the school. Although she's had health issues and has not been able to attend consistently, the teachers, staff and principal have been extremely understanding. She loves her teachers, Mrs. Re and Mrs. Ferrufino and she loves attend school. needless to say, she will be there next year and hopefully, many more years to come throughout her school years.
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Posted July 31, 2008

My daughter is been attending Calusa since two years ago. I am very please with her academic improvement. The administration at this school is great and very involve with the students progress and also inculcate moral to their students. The principal is a very helpful man. I definetely recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 5, 2008

Calusa Prep. School has an excellent curriculum. Do not hesitate to register your child in this school. The Principal and Pastor in a nice and kind person who treats everybody with respect.
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Posted March 10, 2008

My husband and I are very pleased with the results our son has had at Calusa. He's been in the school for four years and every year he does better and better. All the teachers and staff are excellent individuals who care about the education, principles and morale of the students. A close knit family environment. My son is proud to attend Calusa and feels at home there. God bless them all.
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Posted February 6, 2008

My son has attended Calusa since k-5 and is now in the 2nd grade. I cant say enough about this school. The teachers are great the pastor loves the school and the kids and the level of teaching is exceptional. My son has been reading since the end of k-5 and is a head by at least 1yr in math. i love the school and the staff and am proud and greatful to have my child in the school.
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Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 76% 29%
Black 11% 23%
White 9% 42%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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12515 Southwest 72nd Street
Miami, FL 33183
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