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K-5
Public charter
Miami, FL
Students enrolled: 579
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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12425 Southwest 72nd Street
Miami, FL 33183

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(305) 279-6572
(305) 675-8448
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November 04, 2014
Archie is a demanding but fantastic school. While all Florida Schools are required to follow common core this school does a great job in filling in where common core completely lacks. The teachers in this school are great and are dedicated to your children. My child spent time in a regular public school before coming to this school and had constant discipline and academic issues stemming from a lack of interest on both my child's and the teacher's parts. Now at this school the teachers care about my child's progress and are passionate about what they do. My child is more that just a required number to them and now my child is excelling. This school is both challenging for students and parents as well. If as a parent you are not willing to be involved then this will not be the school for your child. Parent involvement and positive attitude is crucial to your child's success.

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2014
Okay so I wrote before but here is an update. Since I moved my child to a different school she has flourished! She is being challenge now in L.A and math is still a challenge but that okay. On her FCAT from last year (for reading and writing) she got a 5. I do not give A.A any credit for helping her since her 3rd grade FCAT score were not great. They love to stress kids and your child will be pulled from class if they are not meeting their expectations. Oh and you will not be made aware that they aren't in class or have been pulled to sit with the principal or A.P. They will not call you and when you confront them, they will give you a lame excuse. If your child gets pulled to sit with the principal or A.P ("CSI") they MUST call you to inform you but they wont! Please parent look somewhere else, find a place where your child will flourish and become not so awkward adults because they are in an environment that only worry about their academics but not how to be competitive in todays environment. Good luck looking for school because I know we want the best for our child but sometimes the best offers more then just acedemics!

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2014
Archie as known by parents, students and staff members is not perfect but no institution is. When there is a problem it is handled privately between involved parties this is to protect the students and families and yes also the school. My son no longer goes to Archie because of the long commute, but we rate this school with 5 stars, if the word academics keeps coming up in the reviews is because you would not find a better school when it comes to academics so its inevitable to point this out, as to Ms. Simpson the word Respect comes to mind. As parents we can't run our kids school as we would our homes and for the teachers their own integrity should prevail. If you are an involve parent and your kid has a love for reading, science and math you'll feel at home at Archie, but if you're a busy parent, and your kid is smart but likes to take it slow with a more relax approach to these subjects this is definitely NOT the school for your family.

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2014
The best news that has come from this school is the retirement of "principal" Simpson. Hopefully they put a leader with integrity, respect for teachers, but most of all INTEGRITY! The kinds of cover ups this school has endured is disgraceful. It's so horrible it's almost unbelievable. My post would probably be taken down if I described a couple of things. I won't do it to shelter the innocent children and teachers that do posses the qualities "principal" Simpson lacked. Only God will judge her.

- submitted by a teacher
June 09, 2014
Archimedean Academy is a great school for academics. Teachers are well prepared and organized. The biggest flaw this school has is the administration office and it's staff. Staff members are not always friendly and are rude. . My child was given to a family member who had never picked him/her up from school prior and no ID was requested. Parent volunteers are not asked to complete a background check, I know because I volunteer at this school and I've never been asked to complete a background check as required my Dade county. The lunch program is outrageous and a rip off. If your son/daughter would like to sign up for pizza every Thursday be aware that you will pay $16 for the month, however what the school doesn't tell you is that if there are 5 Thursday's in the month instead of the usual 4 Thursday's then you will be charged $80 instead of $16 for the 5th Thursday. Your child will only learn Greek no other languages other than English will be available during the regular school schedule. Overall I have mixed feelings about the school what keeps me here are the wonderful parental relationships and friendships my child and I have cultivated over the years.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2014
I graduated from this school 3 years ago and I have been attending it since Pre-K. At first I loved it, especially since it was good in academics. However, as the years passed, the school got worse and worse. There are so much politics it's not even funny. The teacher's kids get SO many benefits. Also, the teachers are bullies. And speaking of bullying, I was severely bullied in 4th and 5th grade and I told the teachers, but no one did anything about it. This school only gets good test scores because the students are brainwashed into ONLY preparing for the FCAT. And we have to learn Greek language and math here which is pretty cool, but a total waste of time. The school should dedicate its time to getting better facilities and handling children's problems instead of solely focusing on test scores, hiring Greek teachers, and ruining kid's elementary school experience. Most of my friends since the beginning have already left the school for the same reasons. Even the PTA president and her children left as well as several teachers who have children that attended the school! I only recommend the school for antisocial robots who feel no emotion nor care about life.

- submitted by a community member
May 09, 2014
As for the as aftercare, its even worse than the school. The asst principle herself told me that they have complained about the aftercare many times and nothing changes. Last week I picked up my son early and no one could find where my son was. I called later that day to complain and they told me that my son was ok and sitting in class. He had been home with me for almost three hours ...

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
I am a 1st grade student at Archimedean Academy. I love this school because I LOVE every subject.

- submitted by a community member
April 27, 2014
I have commented before, so I won't be repetitious. In almost every review that has 5 stars the word "academics" is used. I wonder if it is the same reviewer, like when the used the dramatic "torn to pieces like a pack of feral dogs" was used. I have heard that before. Lastly, in a recent communication from the schools director, he salutes the ranking by schooldigger.com of AA in the top 25 for FCAT's results for 2013. A little less than candid misuse of statistics, since AA was ranked number 13 for the previous year 2012. So in fact iAA went down from 13th to 25th place at schooldigger.com!!!

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2014
My daughter's been attending Archimedean since Kinder, it's been almost 3 years and even though there are definitely areas for improvement I consider it to be a very good school. She's learning,her math and reading skills are great for a 7yo and I have to say discipline in the school is top priority.I agree with other comments, this is not a school for everyone..there is homework on summer, and for every long weekend too BUT you always know of that with enough time to plan ahead; they do put a lot of emphasis on SATs and FCATs and during test season kids get one-on-one with the teachers for interventions and I know from grades 3 to 5 there's Saturday school where you child is expected to attend in the morning to prep for tests; again, not a school for everyone. Teachers are all great! communication with them is basically via email and their responses and fast. I also have to mention to parents trying to make a decision, my daughter is not a genius, I think she's a smart little girl who gets in trouble every once in a while but even with the pressure of academics and strict discipline she loves her school and her friends! So to me as long as she's happy & learning I'm all good.

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2014
This school doesn't teach what it preaches. Some of the teachers are bullies. Sometimes my 7 and 8 year old children don't want to go to school. They are only concern with the donations that you have too provide during the year and lets not forget the Fcat results. This school is not for children that struggle to learn. The parents have to put maximum effort in their studies.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2014
I am a parent of a child the principal Ms. Simpson tried to run out of the school. It is true.. they will run you out because they are not interested in the true education of children. Rather, the self falling egos of the Greeks and other parents!! The parents and the Greeks run that school. The principal and assistant principal are just puppets. Every year their scores go down and they scramble to keep them up. They don't provide current material for science nor social studies. It all consists of worksheets and teaching to state exams. The only child they want are those that can't think for themselves. They leave that school with no common sense or real world applications. So sad to hear a "leader" of a school say we can't teach your child.. Shame on the director for having that kind of leadership in the office.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2014
The school has had some rough patches and issues, but overall its an excellent school. Its academics are top-notch and push many of the more ambitious children to succeed. If your child isn't very interested in Academics, then I suggest you don't even apply, because they'll be torn up like a pack of feral hogs

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2014
My child is currently enrolled in Archimedean Academy and I have to tell you...it's been a stressful year. #1 thing to know is that If you are not an involved parent, your child will have a very hard time in school. Here are some pros and cons. Pros: The education is phenomenal! <-reason for the 4 stars. My kindergartener is excelling in reading and math. He is even speaking in Greek! There is great parent/ teacher communication. Parents are always informed. The homework is uploaded online, so you always know what your child has to do. There are a lot of afterschool activities to choose from. The teachers help a child who is falling behind one on one, on teacher planning days. We have a lot of events. Cons: The school is extremely strict. My kindergartener to this day, is still having a hard time adjusting to the strict environment. You may not have to pay tuition, but you do have to pay for just about everything else. Prepare to get a lot of "we need this" emails. Homework has to be printed out at home, which 30+ pages a week = a lot of ink. The afterschool programs and the lunch program are expensive. You will be charged regardless of use. The homework is excessive.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2013
Parents, this school is not what it appears to be. Your child is nothing but a numbet. The principal has no rapport with the children. Students often cry with the tactics administration uses to reprimand the students. Very much exhibit bully behaviours themselves. Aftercare is a disaster. At any given moment you can see children crawling on the floor while homework is to be done. My child spent hours at home completing assignments that could have been completed in aftercare. The principal knows its a problem but unfortunately nothing gets done about it. The greeks run the school with old school teaching and are not certified. My child cannot wait to leave this school and frankly neither can I!

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2013
Archimedean Academy is an excellent school. I was looking for a school that offers a strong academic education for my son and this was my first choice. The administration is very friendly and makes you feel welcome. They care about the education of your child and are concern about the student s performance in an individual basis. The only thing I really don't like is the afterschool care.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
My daughter has been coming to Archimedean since 1st grade. To this day I think it was a blessing that my daughter was able to enter this school. I moved to NY in 2011 and I was not able to find a school that compared to Archimedean. I found a greek school but the level of education was by far not even close to Archimedean. So I moved back. I recommend this school to everyone I know with children. This is an awesome, awesome school!!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2013
As a student from archimedean (graduate) i can verify that this school is challenging. Although the work load is exceedingly heavy, it has overly prepared me for college. As a graduate now attending one of the top schools in the nation, i will say this: if you are willing to put in the work it is worth it. I may not have been one of the "super stars" archimedean brags about, but the competitive nature of the school and special attention the teachers give have helped me to succeed. The teachers are extremely dedicated, and the school constantly keeps us in check. If your child does require extra attention due to mental disabilities, the rigorous, face-paced academic program may be problematic for your child, but for those whose child is not being challenged, or has dreams of going to Harvard, This is a good place to start. The elementry school is advanced, the middle school, top notch , and highschool is a sucess story in itself. The journey may have been tough, but it was worth it! Ps. Enroll your child in extra curriculars over the summer. He/she will have no social life prior to fcat season or AP season.

- submitted by a community member
September 21, 2013
Yes, Archimedean Academy is a great school when they teach above average students. If your child is not above average academically it won't take long before you remove him/her from the demanding stresses it puts on your child. If you don't remove him their overly aggressive characters(especially the Greeks) will certainly make him/her quit. What remains are the smart kids which is why they have such high FCATs. If they want to flatter themselves they should try teaching a child that needs the extra attention and succeeding. Greeks in general have that iron fist attitude which can damage a child permanently. On top of that the funding they used to receive by the Greek government has ended since their Country has been overrun by the greedy, selfish, two faced, lying characters that have plagued the Greek people recently. The question is will you follow those who have followed the one parent of an overly smart child to realize it was not the school that made that child smart, instead the child that made that school known. Shame on you Archimedean and shame on the Greeks that run it. Superintendent Carvalho has taken many public schools in Florida to A+ status, give that a try.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2013
Archimedean academy is a great& challenging school that excels in both science & math. It offers a very rigorous academic program hence not for everyone . It is for kids that are driven & enjoy learning and/ or kids with more actively involved parents.There is even homework on summer & weekends :) .My 2 kids in school ( 1 in high school )are very happy &besides excelling in their academics,both are also involved in clubs, sports & other extracurricular activities. It's tough & a lot of work but i find it good for my kids because they have learned the importance of time management & responsibility . ( less time for video games/ phone / tv) . And yes, they do get a enough free time to play or do fun things:)!The teachers & the principals are strict yet very caring , accommodating , professional & dedicated. Most stay in the afternoon or come on the weekends to free tutoring to the kids in need. I like ambience of being not so big that parents mostly know each other &the kids have been together since kindergarten . Needless to say , it's not perfect. It needs more organized after school program & better facilities for sports / art / music .Overall, love it!

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2013
Best school in MiAmi, children learn another language, not Spanish like everywhere else , but Greek.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2013
My two sons have been to this school for 21/2 years. My neighborhood school has pretty buildings and is well organized but I prefer unorganized archimedean for the academics. I switched from my neighborhood school to a magnet school and from the magnet school to this archimedean. The teachers are very caring and knowledgeable. The principal and vice principal are super nice and respectful. I pick this school because it is ranked among the best in Florida. Even though the organization is terrible, I don't care because my children are learning a lot. I disregard the fact that the after school care is not good because I want my children to be challenged. Ange

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2013
I totally agree with other parents this school is not for everybody, this is for students who wants to work hard if some parents don't like the school for any reason just simple try with other schools and give the opportunity to other students. Is true when you guys say in special events we can see some disorganization but that does not take away the credit of being a good school.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2013
You know there is something wrong when teachers who WORK at the school tell you that they would NEVER send their own children to that very same establishment.

- submitted by a community member
August 03, 2013
I agree with many points made by other parents. In a nut shell, the school did receive the best FCAT scores, but the administration leaves a lot to be desired. They work hard to push the students, academically, but they do NOT work hard to ensure that no student is left behind. Each special event at the school was terribly chaotic and disorganized and even something as simple as picking up my children from school became an arduous task, because many times, the "phone systems were down," so they could not call to find out where the children were located, or have them sent to the front office. This was a safety concern for me, because if they could not find my children on a regular basis, what am I to think of how they would keep accountability during an emergency situation? I was also not happy with the way the staff treated non-Spanish-speaking families. It was as if those who did not speak Spanish were treated as second-class citizens and those who spoke Spanish always received priority of service. Overall, this was not a good experience for my family, and our children will not be attending another year at this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2013
The school was not at all what we expected; the math curriculum was its best feature, but the program as a whole, left a lot to be desired. The after school program is HORRIBLE. The after care providers yelled at the children, and did not make sure that their homework was done. There was no organization whatsoever and the aftercare staff was completely unprofessional. They did not seem to care how the program was run, it just appeared to me that they were there to collect a paycheck. We expressed our concerns several times and when nothing was done, we paid for an outside agency to pick our children up after school so that they could be under more competent care, until my wife and I got off work. Even when the contracted afterschool provider came to pick the children up, every few days she was directed to a new location from which to retreive the children. Many times, she was sent all over the school campus, to find them herself. Completely disorganized and unacceptable. When speaking to other parents about the after school program, they stated that they made similar complaints, however nothing was done to fix it.

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2013
My school is fantastic ive been there since kindergarten thats over 10 years now and I've never heard of a better school. Now we're the most philosophical school in the entire u.s. and we've got not 1 but TWO blue ribbon awards we were the only in Florida to get it.

- submitted by a community member
April 22, 2013
I completely agree with you. Archimedean in my opinion goes above and beyond. While it is true that there is room for improvement. Its minor and I am sure with the hard work and dedication of Teachers, parents and administration our school will continue to excel and blow everyone out of the water. I am so proud to say my daughter goes to Archimedean. Every year she learns more and more. Her teachers love what they do, work hard to teach our children and they nurture them all while teaching them discipline and responsibility!!! We have to expect our children to work hard, to have more work and not be lazy. My daughter has straight As and a great social life. But she knows school is first. ThankS, gracias Archimedean !!

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2013
Wow really the afterschool care is not what I expected it to be. The counselors are NOT qualified and capable. My children tell me that the counselors constantly yell at the students often times telling/yelling at them to shut up. They are told to put thier heads down, it is getting out of control. Also too many students to couselor; the ratios need to be investigated.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2013
Excellent school, very rigorous, great aftercare activities , this school is the best school for math and science , the school is very strict.

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2013
I have to say I was so excited when my daughter was accepted into Archimedean Academy, but I quickly realized this environment is not for every child. It is very difficult for small children to move 6 to 7 times a day to a different teacher for every subject. This may be great for middle school, but way too much for a kindergartener. You may communicate with the homeroom teacher important information, but it never gets disseminated to the rest of the staff due to the number children your child's homeroom teacher sees a day. As far as academics the school does strive to challenge the students, but fails to help those that have fallen behind or are struggling. Sadly this will be my daughter's last year here. The last years have been constant struggle and she is very unhappy to go to school. It may be great environment for some children, but for others not a great fit!

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2013
This school does not live up to its reputation or scores in real life. Enough said.

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2012
My child attended this school for 6 years. He did not want to attend for Middle School so I applied at a magnet program and he was accepted. He is now struggling in Math in the 6th grade. While at Archimedean he never showed any problems in Math as he would bring home A's & B's. Makes me wonder how highly "academic" they really are or if they only teach for the sake of FCAT scores.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2012
My 2 children have attended this school for 5 years. Once a private school-like, family-friendly environment. This has disintegrated year after year due to the school's focus on high performance is concentrated on FCAT scores which detracts from nurturing young children's love for learning. Overload hw & no respect for family time during holidays or vacations. The administration leach off parents when they need monetary donations or volunteers for events/school improvement but otherwise turn same parents away & make them feel unwelcomed in what was formerly a warm & inviting environment. Students do not respect but FEAR the assistant principal. She intimidates children & has grudges against certain children. She lacks professionalism & is demeaning to students as well as parents. Activities are disorganized, rushed & announced at the last minute. Administration doesn't seem sincere in their interest in student activities & appear to be going through the motions when they participate. Mandatory Saturday school lacks purpose & is redundant. It isn't geared to improve any specific skill. Extracurricular activities are limited & money-making devices rather than for children's benefit

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2012
To the reviewer below, the same thing happened to my daughter last year in the 2nd grade. I was lucky to apply at another charter school & they had a spot mid year that I accepted. At first I was hesitant in making the switch mid year, but now that she is in the 3rd grade I could not be happier. All I can advise is to go with your gut instinct. It is going getting worse...

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2012
This is to the last 3 disappointed reviewers below. It is not going to get worse because all the positive and optimistic parents are going to support the school. Archimedean is not a perfect a school. I think that this perfect school does not exist. It is true that the school needs some improvements but we all need to collaborate as a team and support the school to achieve that goal. If you want your kids to have fun take them to another school because the main goal of Archimedean is to prepare the kids academically. I support that, and I think that this is good for our kids. I expect a lot of challenging homework every day, the more the better. Ian my opinion we all need to find the time to sit down with our kids in order to support them on a daily basis. This is a good way to communicate with them and understand their progress. It is better than complaint and blain the school for giving us a lot of homework. Leave the fun for the weekend! Gracias Archimedean for taking care of my kid. Every year we will do better and better. Count on me and giving you 6 stars!

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2012
My kid has been there since Kindergarten ... every year it's worst. Admin people don t care what parent think, poor attitude, hard to speak with them. Disorganized, last minute meetings, cancellations,... Not satisfied with after school either. Impossible to speak with the persons who takes care of the kids. Teachers are very good but not the admin people and their rules .

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2012
I have children at this school who have attended the school since Kindergarten and are now entering 2nd and 3rd grade. I am currently looking at other options because of my overall dissatisfaction with the school. We have many concerns. The administration is extremely disorganized and many meetings and events are often rescheduled or if they do take place they always seem rushed and unprepared. Administration also has a poor attitude and appears annoyed when speaking to parents. This negative attitude also is reflected with the teachers treatment of children in the classroom. Positive reinforcement is not used often at this school. The education in this elementary school is probably average to above average. The Greek Math is the biggest overall stresser for most students and parents even when your child is a straight A student. Gifted programs in public schools probably offer a more challenging curriculum overall, with the exception of the Greek Math. Many of the Greek Teachers are not certified in the US either, which is concerning because what background checks or information do we have about these teachers that are with our children everyday.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2012
Nothing is perfect, but if you want a SAFE environment and a GOOD education, go to Archimedean. Indeed, the infrastructure of the building can definitely be improved (no decent cafeteria or auditorioum) but it makes it up when you think about parent involvement and communication with the teachers. I am surprised at the prior comments about bullying, as they have a "O TOLERANCE POLICY" and I have seen it enforced plenty of times (sometimes to the extreme). However, this is the only way the school can make it fair and safe for all the students. Nevertheless, it is not a school for everyone. The academic standards are high, and you as a parent NEED TO get involved with projects and homework if you want them to succeed. I think, as a working parent, that it is a sacrifice we have to make and it helps to know what our kids are doing and how are they doing. The homework can indeed be excessive sometimes but I rather for them to be studying that watching TV or video games all the time. By now they are so used to it thaty do not complaint!!!! (My kids are in 4 & 5th grade) and they do have time for after school activities (they go to dance lessonsa nd bible study every week).

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2011
Its a good school but it is not the best. My daughter is coming from an IB magnet school and she is learning on the same level as she was in the other school but the Greek language. The PTO is extremely active, but however there is no organization at the events.

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2011
Responding with disbelief to the previous message: Bullying and DANGER?????? Are we talking about the same school???? I am awed by this message!!!!!! This is the total opposite of my impression!! This is one of the safest schools around....

- submitted by a parent
July 11, 2011
Bullying Is a Big Problem. My kids wake up afraid to go to school. I do not care if that school is the best in USA when my children do not feel safe and comfortable in it. They can not control bullying. They need to make some changes, it is dangerous. Sorry but parents should get more information before we take our kids there. :(

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2011
Archimedean is a great school and has surpassed our expectations academically with our kids. Sounds like previous reviewer is upset at themselves for not speaking up. That responsibilty is the parents to speak up not the schools. The two stars should go to parent, who is not standing up for whatever concerns them. Archimedean is a great school not perfect but GREAT!!

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2011
Many parents think this is a great school. Many families are struggling financially and want to believe that the education provided at this school is as good if not better than at a private school, which they can't afford. Many families many turn a blind eye to issues that, if they weren't in a bind, they would take issue with, but they don't want to burn bridges and make things worse for their kids. Many families jump ship and move their kids mid-year based on issues they have. Unfortunately, they don't raise these issues with the school and the school thinks everything is great.

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2011
After reading the reviews posted, here is a 2011 update: The school is growing out of its space. They matriculate the students each year and add new grades (currently at 11th) to accommodate. The school prides itself on its state ranking. Note that results of one test (the FCAT), do not make a Great School. The school days are longer to accommodate Greek language and Math. There is Saturday school starting at First Grade, to prep the students for the FCATs. This is mandatory. There are great educators and there are certified teachers. Do with that what you will. There is no music in the school. It is an afterschool activity that you pay for. Art is one week each month and will take the place of PE There is no gym/auditorium. The kids run around on the open fields. Activities/Ceremonies are held in the center courtyard, that is not protected from rain or sun. Communication is scattered. Many times you will see a message about something that happened weeks or months ago, yet you don't hear about an upcoming event until it's too late to plan. There is a VERY active PTO. Note that there is no budget estabished for fundraising goals. Be prepared for constant handouts

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2011
I went here for half of 2nd and 3rd grade back about 8 years ago, and I loved it. Small classes and good teachers. One of the highlights of my young life. Hope it's still as good as it was back then.

- submitted by a community member
November 06, 2010
Great principal, wonderfull teachers, We are so pround to have our daugther at Archimedean. Good level of communiction betwen principal and teachers with parents. God bless every employee of AA

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
Because its totally academy and i need thats the most important thing i that time for our kids.

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April 27, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating November 18, 2009
It's an excellent school. I been very happy since my daughter started going in Pre-K.

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November 18, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2009
It is great b/c of the wonderful board and faculty, small classes and parent involvement!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
Archimedean Academy is the best for several reasons: their employees, teachers and directors. All of them are extremely professionals. Their study fields are advance especially in Mathematics and Reading. They also teach their students to be fluent in Greek language.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
Because it s a excellent school,excellent teachers,staff,students and dedicated parents.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2009
The best academic program in the state! Hyperbole? No thats a fact. Check the FCAT Scores and ratings within Miami Dade and Florida as a whole. Top 1 %. This is a Charter school specializing in Mathematics and Greek Language. The teaching methods are so advanced that the school is on par with the best private schools in the state while superior in most cases even to the schools who only allow gifted students to enter their classrooms. This school rocks ! Archimedean is the public schools with private school results of the highest caliber. Can't beat that combination. This is the one !

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2009
Archimedean Academy is a one in a million school!. They bring a very high education level in all areas. Family and multicultural oriented environment. Teachers are outstanding. Small classes. Excellent after school program. It is just the best.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
Excellence abounds at Archimedean Academy. We find new solutions everyday to educate our children to the highest level!

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2009
It's an excellent school.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2009
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June 09, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2009
Archimedean Academy is an excellent school, it is out of the ordinary. Not only do the children learn advanced math but they also learn greek. Achimedean is the first charter school to be visited by the superintendent. I am very proud of the school my child is going to.

- submitted by a student
May 08, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2009
Excellent school. I am very happy, my son is learning so much.

- submitted by a parent
December 28, 2008
My 9 year old started this scholl last September. It is the greatest school my daughter has ever atteneded she is learning another language and they also offer 3 more languages to stdy. I hope to get my 7 year old next year.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2008
I am a parent of a middle schooler and I also have a child in the elementary, therefore I know about both schools. Archimedean's leadership, curriculum and faculty and staff have no comparison, everyone cares about everything that occurs in the school and their priority has always been the children and their success.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 11, 2008
Archimedean is an excellent school. The teachers are dedicated to the students. The aftercare program is great with many activities for the children to choose from. This is certainly a 'A' rated school. The teachers and after care personnel are friendly and personable and they make each child feel important. Archimedean, thank you!

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2008
Parents be ware: This school is highly overrated. It's all about the image and very little about your child!!! The curriculum is followed very 'loosely' by the majority of the teachers, with the rare exception of one or two real teachers who care about the kids. If your kid it's not in a gifted class - he or she is not important. The school is also very very disorganized! There's never a schedule to follow during any activity - ask any parent! The after-school program offers many activities but the execution of the program is very poor - a waist of time and $$ There's absolutely no PE program - PE classes look more like 'recess'. The art program is horrible. My kid watched movies every wednesday for 'art'. This is an F school - my kid is not coming back in August.

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2008
Archimedean Academy is a wonderful school. Archimedean has K-8. Unlike any other school, we have Greek, Music, Art & PE. Parents don't have to worry about picking up kids late because there's Aftercare with tap, dance, chess, Spanish, French, Chinese, Greek & Drama. I love this school!

- submitted by a student
no rating May 08, 2008
Archimedean Academy has it all. ..The best Before and After School Program, my son is in school since 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and when I go to pick him-up he doesn't want to leave. The teachers are the most loving, caring and knowledgable people I have met. As a parent I can't be any happier...Best school ever..Thank you

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2008
I am a 7th grade student at Archimedean (Middle Conservatory) and out of all the schools I've been to, this one is the best. I love Archimedean because I have been in this school since fourth grade and everyone feels like family because of the great environment. All the teachers are great, fun, easy to talk to, and not strict at all. I feel like I am getting a very good education because the classes are very small and the teachers are there to help us students when we need help. I think that our school is very cool and unique because we started learning pre-algebra in 4th grade (in greek math) and in math class, we always learn a year ahead (so I am in 7th grade learning 8th grade math). And we've been doing college math since 5th grade! So basically, Archimedean is the best school ever!

- submitted by a student
February 11, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 31, 2008
My name is Christina Vizcaino and I am the Assistant Principal of Archimedean Academy. I have worked in a number of schools in the private, public and chartered sectors. I've never been happier! The quality of education I see the students receiving at the school is unmatched! The school has heart and soul!

- submitted by a community member
November 08, 2007
My son has been attending Archimedean since Kindergarden and he is now in 4th Grade. We are both extremely happy with the school. The teachers and staff are wonderful,caring and well qualified. The academic curriculum is very challenging and keeps my son on his toes. The gifted program is wonderful. My son can now read, write & speak Greek as well as perform math in both the american method as well as Greek. We are moving to Homestead, and we are willing to take the drive to ensure our son gets the best quality education for years to come.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2007
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July 06, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2007
my daughter is in pre-k4 and I would receive memos on a daily basis from Mrs. Morgado. tell me how many schools will teach your 4 yr old not just the alphabet, but the full alphabet in Greek, also how to count up to 100 in Greek, as well as in english. This school to me is a miracle. I just hope that by the time my daughter is ready for high school, they will have it available.

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2007
Archimedean Academy is a charter school with a focus on Mathematics and the Greek Language. Although the Math program is excellent (my son's Greek math teacher has a PhD in Math), I don't feel my son is receiving a well-rounded education. He receives 2 hours a day of Greek, (a language which he has no use for) but Spanish is not offered, except in afterschool care. The students have limited access to computers, the school lacks in the Arts area, and the administration is extremely disorganized. On the plus side, the school has excellent teachers, very high parental involvement, small class sizes with teacher assistants, and the look and feel of a private school.

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2007
The quality of education in the school is excellent. The curicullum is very demanding. Some of the teachers have MS/MAs and PhDs. High expectations are placed on the students. The school is very young, it is only 4 years old. However, it has great parental support, and community support.

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2007
I have been in two different private schools, fairly good, but we enjoyed Archimedean Academy the most, specially middle school. The teachers are great, the leadership and discipline are very good. I highly recommend it. My daughters enjoy Greek and the extra math!

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2006
Archimedean Academy is one of the best at academics. Their math and reading practices exceeds those of most schools. I believe my daughter's education surpasses the education of most regular public schools, the math program is excellent. They are however very disorganized. School activities are not properly organized and most notices are not given in a timely matter. Lack of communocation is something this school needs to work on.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2006
It is a normal practice to violate the normal learning process established by the text books chosen for every subject but particularly in math. For example in third grade they will cover all the content in six month. There kids are learning a piece of everything leaving behind a lot of voids as they fly?over the contents. Parents and kid are frustrated and overloaded with homework. To that add the Greek language, which mandatory. It is an organization growing too fast and kids and parents are paying the toll of the corresponding try-and-error typical in these cases.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
no rating March 16, 2006
This school is a greek charter school located in the area of Kendall, Florida. The quality of its academic programs is quite high. The availability of music and arts and other extracurricular activities is there. However, the quality is not as high as it is in the academica area. I believe this is so though, because it is a new school and so, I find that it lacks some organizational factors. But, overall I do like the school.

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2006
Excellent school parents are very involved

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2005
Archimedean is the best school period! The chalenging curriculum, the outstanding teachers, the family enviroment and the after school activities all stimulate the children to excel. This school has been ranked top 100 schools in all of the state of Florida and Florida is BIG! The school mascot is the OWL (wisdom)we don't have to say more because ARCHIMEDEAN is # 1 my 2 children think so and I think so. Glorivelisse GARCIA

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2005
I found Archimedean Academy to be superior in all categories. My son will be in first grade after attending Archimedean Academy his kindergarten year. He excelled in his subjects due to the diligence of his teachers and was happy to go to school every day. We look forward to another great year!

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2005
This has been my son's first year at Archimedean, he began in Oct 2004 in the fourth grade. Although he is struggling in Math, the school has been nothing but great. The teachers are excellent, particularly the 4th grade English teacher and the Principal is one of the wisest and caring persons I've yet to meet. The curriculum is tough but well planned and the kids are learning to speak Greek. They offer soccer, music, chess and Greek Language tutoring as after school care. My son had not been exposed to a public school coming from private. He started FCAT writing with a '0' and received a 3.5. We as parents are very involved with the school and the children. We help out as much as we can to make our School better. We are very happy with the decison to enroll my son at Archimedean!

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2005
This is a very great school. I have 3 kids, 13 yrs old,then 11, and 7, so is obvious they have been to a few schools and this is the best school that I have seen so far. Only my 7 yrs old is here, we always tell her she is the lucky one, cause I found this school for her. The best thing is the math, she is taught 2 different math classes, mental and regular math, they also teach Greek Language. They have piano, violin, and chess classes in the after school program. They also have boys and girls soccer teams. The parent involvement is very big, we have to do 30 volunteer hours a year, but most of us do a lot more. Some of the parents get plaques, because of the hours they do. Overall I personally think this is the best school in Florida. Thank You.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2005
As a university educator and outside observer, I found the quality of this school to be exemplary in several categories. First, the administration has articulated a clear vision and mission for the school. The school's pioneering founder deserves the highest accolades for his patience, genius, and tenacity in structuring the curriculum and selecting the right teachers. The daunting task of scheduling appropriate classses has been achieved creatively and effectively. The teaching practices observed, which subsume content-literacy approaches for Greek, seem excellent and partly the result of ongoing professional development for the teachers. The technology component, using 'smart boards', posting lessons (audio and notes) on the school's website, is a remarkable component, especially in terms of reinforcing challenging Greek language mathematics lessons. The unique castle-like physical plant is also inspiring. There are many aspects of this effective immersion Greek language and mathematics school that warrant a closer look and replication.

- submitted by a teacher
April 24, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2005
My children have been attending Archimedean for the past two years and my experience has been great. The class size is great; teacher involvement is exceptional; staff is supportive, knowledgeable, and caring; after-school care and activities are extraordinary, with a wide variety of activities to choose from (my kids are sometimes unable to decide which one they want to sign up for); and the after-school staff are also great. All in all, the school has an atmosphere of a great big loving and involved family, we celebrate the children s birthdays and celebrate the last day of school together (last year the first grade parents took their classes to the movies and treated them to pizza). My kids love their school; they wake up everyday and can t wait to be there so they can be with their teachers and friends.

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2005
Archimedean Academy ranked better than Frank C. Martin in the FCAT math scores. It was best in Dade County. It is a charter school teaching Greek Language and greek Mathematics. Parental involvement calls for 30 volunteer hours per year from each parent. They have extra curricular soccer, ballet, piano, Greek acceleration, homework help and after care.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2004
I'm a new parent and my experience has been very pleasant so far. I love the school staff. I like the fact of the small classes and having the teacher and an assistant to benefit the teaching and learning from the child.

- submitted by a parent
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Archimedean Academy
12425 Southwest 72nd Street, Miami, FL  33183
(305) 279-6572
Last modified Archimedean Academy is a Charter school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Archimedean Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 98 reviews. Top