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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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