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Aventura Learning Center

Private | PK-2 | 300 students

"Our school is best known for our academic program"

 

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Posted May 20, 2012

Since 1997, we have been full time on site owners, who have a passion and honor for our Aventura Learning Center schools, this is what sets us apart from other similar businesses. We take pride in our schools and ensure to reflect that on the school grounds and in our career. Upon opening in 1997, Aventura Learning Centers has provided quality preschool education to the children of this great community. We take great pride and commitment in ensuring our students receive a valuable and positive preschool educational experience, including a strong and challenging academic program, catered meals and a safe, structured and loving environment. Our reputable business of the last fifteen plus years and longevity of personnel demonstrates what a great job our staff, parent involvement and school administrators are performing with great detail. I appreciate having the opportunity, to express our administrators, staff and parents pride in being designated as a quality, accredited and gold seal program. We work hard every day to inform parents about the effort that it takes to assure quality is delivered and experienced by the children enrolled in our facility. Thank you for our attention and if you need further assistance feel free to contact me. Aventura Learning Centers will not knowingly mislead, deceive or disappoint our students, staff, family or faculty, for we have nothing to gain from such an act. If for any reason anyone has any questions, comments or concerns my doors are always open and my direct number is 305-940-0475. Respectfully, Mrs. Eileen Otero Principal/Director

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Posted April 24, 2013

My children both went to this school I was very please with all their learning experiences here. 9 times out of 10 you will see that there is a genuine caring person to help your children learn and grow. The curriculum is great. I only have 1 complaint about a specific teacher but i can not name names she is a preschool teacher there. On several occasions my child express he was scared of her and towards the end of his career at this school he would come home solid in his own urine, not changed even though he packed clean cloths to school. (I must say that hes been potty trained and this child never has accidents) I feel that this school is great and as long as you the parent are aware and use your instinct to speak up for your children you will have a great experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2012

I truly appreciate the hard work and dedication of all the teachers & staff at this school. My son learned a great deal here in this amazing school. Due to unforeseen circumstances, I had to move but we will miss this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2011

My child loves Aventura Learning Center. We had our child in two other local schools and Aventura Learning Center is the best so far. No trouble in the mornings with my child crying or not wanting to go to school. Teachers that take time to answer all of my questions. Just an all around enjoyable enviornment. Mr.H
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

I feel that my child receives a great education here .the teachers are amazing the facilities are clean the security is excellent and the tuition is very reasonable compared to the other schools in the area .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2010

I can not recommend this place 100%. Although my daughter was fortunate to have excellent teachers, the directives of this place does not deserve any kind of recognition. The teachers have had to work with extra students in the classroom on many occasions. Also that as much as the teachers and students spend winter in an unheated rooms and the directive does not report such problems to parents. What does not happen in the principal's office where she has heating. The last year (2009) in Miami we had temperatures of 30 degrees which explains why my daughter told me do not go to school and we provide our heating to this place so that students were not cold. Until my daughter was in this place we were not informed that they had made the necessary corrective measures.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2010

As a new mother it is not easy to part with your child. That said, I put my infant into this school and I am very pleased with the way it is run and the carer who looks after him. To the person who said they do not have an open door policy, we showed up unannounced (deliberately) and they showed us around. Their facilities are perhaps are little worn, but as long as they'r clean and the staff take good care of the kids, that's the most important thing to me. Also the staff are quite stable and turnover seems to be low.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

I feel that i have made the best choice for my daughter to have placed her in this school.This school is clearly the best in the area . The husband and wife owners are always on site , and he is a police officer , they have security cameras everywhere ! . The school is accredited and gold seal awarded they have a policy where you as a parent have to do 10 hours of volunteer at the school so that way you know whats really going on . From the clean facilities and professional staff i could not compare this school to others (and believe me i saw them all ! ) . I encourage you to visit the others and compare .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2009

They do not have an open door policy, restricting parents to enter their childs class. Be very skeptical!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2009

My kids love it! Many activities are done year round and parents are always invited. The teachers are always happy to have us and make us feel welcome. Not to mention what a benefit it is to get to spend a day with my child and share that experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2008

This school is very structured and very well organized. It's an accredited and gold seal school and the staff is friendly, loving and easy to talk to, when it comes to our kids. We are very happy with this school.
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Posted October 31, 2006

I carefully checked out all the surrounding schools to compare and was very happy to find this school. The curriculum is very structured and consistent. Parent involvement is a must in this school and the teachers do a great job with the children. The school is strict in a positive way and for the benefit of the children. My children have been attending since they were three months old and are currently still enrolled. I am very happy and the director is always on site and available whenever needed. This school operates like a school not a daycare. I would gladly recommend this school to anyone I know or meet.
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Posted May 30, 2006

This school is well organized. The teachers are really caring and the curriculum is good. I have not had any problems with either of my two children at this school. Good choice as preschool.
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Apple Accreditation (2010)
  • Gold Seal (2010)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • David L. Jr Recognition Award (2012)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Science
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Textile design
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English, Portugese
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English, Spanish, Portugese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
  • portugese

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:30 am
School end time
  • 5:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Eileen Otero
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
  • open door policy or appointment avail.
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • Infant
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
  • Part-time study
  • Year-round
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Associations
  • AISF
  • SACS/CASI
Fax number
  • (305) 947-7343

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Abeka & Highscope Curriculum
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Foreign languages
  • Science
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English, Portugese
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English, Spanish, Portugese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
  • portugese
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • info on private bus serv. ofrd
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Gymnastics
  • Kickball
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • yoga, piano, karate, lego robotics
Girls sports
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • yoga,piano, karate, lego robotics

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Textile design
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Dance
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • None
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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
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Supervise Cafeteria Meals
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • We love kids! We enjoy seeing our students learn, have fun and thrive in education. Challenging our students academically is paying off, proof is when our parents return to share with us that their child was placed in the gifted program, what an honor! Our staff is very supportative, friendly and a pleasure to work with. We welcome everyone to call us or come visit us. Come see our school for yourself.
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What are your chances?


10 out of 10students were accepted for the 2011-2012 school year.


Students accepted for the 2011-2012 school year
295
Applications received for the 2011-2012 school year
300

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$1000 - $10000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
Outside scholarships
School Readiness and VPK

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
David Lawrence Jr. K-8
Ojus Elementary
Sunny Isles Elementary
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2221 Northeast 171st Street
North Miami Beach, FL 33160
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