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K-8
Public charter
Palm Bay, FL
Students enrolled: 911
 

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1755 Eldron Boulevard Southeast
Palm Bay, FL 32909

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(321) 733-0442
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April 24, 2015
Focused on wellness and the environment; teachers recognize children's potential and encourage them to explore; administration and faculty are receptive to parent suggestions. School is committed to creating a community and working with local vendors (i.e. organic farms) to support the local economy while still adhering to the mission of healthy school. Also greatly support school families undergoing times of crisis or difficulty. Am so glad to have my four children enrolled in this school!

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2015
CONGRATULATIONS to Odyssey's Founder/Head of Schools, Leadership Team, teachers/staff, students, and parents for being named a 2015 US Department of Education Green Ribbon School. The aim of U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award is to recognize schools that: Reduce environmental impact and costs; Improve the health and wellness of schools, students, and staff; and Provide environmental education, which teaches many disciplines, and is especially good at effectively incorporating STEM, civic skills, and green career pathways. This is an amazing accomplishment! What a wonderful environment for our children to grow and learn in. I love working with the Odyssey team and students!

- submitted by a teacher
April 19, 2015
This is a good school, but they need to return to the "A" rating they once had. Many parents are leaving. The great thing about this school is that they have many environmental science courses. They also have the "Young Engineers" program which is highly impressive. However, the cost for the Young Engineers program is only accessible to those who can afford it. They need more tutoring and computer/science/engineering courses after school. A coding class would be excellent! The music and art programs are great. I just hope they continue to excel and move forward because right now many are jumping ship.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2015
Simply the worst school I have ever encountered. Inept administration and teachers. All they care about is money. They constantly have their hands cupped for a donation in any form. With over 30 students per class, I don't know how the children learn.

- submitted by a community member
February 03, 2015
This is a wonderful school! I have 2 boys,1st and KG. This school has 2 certified teachers per class. This puts the class size about 30 kids per class. I was worried my boys would have too much noise a movement to focus in class. They had an adjustment period at first. Lets face it, boys have a ton of energy and are easily distracted. Half a year into the school year, my KG student is doing work that my 1st grader did last year towards the end of the year. Both my boys sit at the counter and do their homework while I cook dinner, TV on in the background and their 2 yr old sister running around playing. Their level of focus and concentration is amazing. I know this has everything to do with how they teach at Odyssey. Their healthy (fresh salad bar, organic/healthy menu) has also changed their eating habits at home. I get tons of communication from the school regularly, (flyers, phone calls, emails). Overall nothing but positive things!

- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2014
People can say all they want about Odyssey but in the end it is one of the best. When considering all factors, academics, class size, facility conditions, diversity, teachers education and so forth, It is the best in Palm Bay. The icing on the cake is that they do not have a whole bunch of kids that have been left behind multiple times, like some of the schools I'm comparing them to. It really helps prevent bullying and your child growing up too fast. Odyssey has a wonderful and rewarding environment for children and I am so glad that my boys were excepted 3 years ago. Surprisingly enough, my boys can't wait to get back to school this year. Looking forward to many more years at Odyssey. Thanks!

- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2014
Hi, my name is Pam and I taught 1st and 2nd grade in a Montessori environment last year at Odyssey. The school has been paying for my Montessori training for the past 3 years and I completed a 2 week summer residency last month. Administration has been very supportive to me and my path to becoming a Montessorian. I'm not sure who posted this, but it's just not accurate. I'm excited to use everything I learned this summer when I teach 1st grade this year.

- submitted by a teacher
July 24, 2014
Odyssey is a wonderful school with teachers that really care. There was very open communication between myself and my child's teachers and I felt like they were open to discuss any concerns I had. I love the healthy cafe and my child loved learning all about nutrition and working in the class gardens. He was able to have a hands on experience planting, growing and harvesting. My child has a learning disability and I feel that he excelled academically at Odyssey. There were always parent volunteer opportunities for parents inside as well as outside of the classroom. I also think that many of the recent negative reviews on this site are from the same disgruntled parent who did not get their way and is taking it out on Odyssey. If she put as much effort into doing something positive rather than thriving on the negativity, she could accomplish much more! I love Odyssey and my children will all be attending without a doubt! Thanks for all the hard work you do!!

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2014
I get the feeling many of these one star reviews may be the same crusading parent, considering the general consensus amongst parents I've spoken to is very positive towards Odyssey. This school is a beacon in a struggling community. They serve healthy lunches, it's naturally daylit, and they play Mozart in the halls. There are gardens throughout the campus, attended to lovingly by the children. K-3 are supplied with Montessori, hands-on education, which is an essential learning environment to allow children to learn how to learn. I couldn't be more pleased with the results I've gotten sending my children there for the past 4 years. I highly recommend Odyssey.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2014
I don't think much of Odyssey anymore with the changes in administration, staff and the principal nothing is as it was before. They hire people with no teaching credentials and they tend to have a lot of who is the "favorite" going on in the school and that includes teachers as well as students. Meetings don't seem to matter because they never do what they say when you leave. I will NOT be letting my children return unless they use what they write in the school hand book and hire the proper people with teaching ability and the credentials to go with it. The front desk staff is so rude. Parents who say they like the school changes and the staff have no idea what other children go through.

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2014
I think as long as students do what is asked such as completing homework on time they will have no problems.My son has some learning delays and is an honor student.He has no problems understanding the work and gets plenty of help if needed. Its one of the best in Palm bay. Very content.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2014
Please don't enroll your kids in this school. Everything is awesome until the teachers start showing their true colors (mean, disrespectful, evil, bullies). Do your family a favor and dont enroll them. My son attended Kindergarten and will never go back to this so called A School. Please beware! God bless.

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2014
Our children have attended OCS since 2005 and will continue for many more. I am a law enforcement officer in Brevard County and visit many schools in the county. This is by far one of the best. If you are looking for a school that will meet your child's needs no matter where they are - this is the school.

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2014
My grandchildren attend Odyssey and they love all of their teachers and school friends. The school provides a challenging academic program and did outperform all of the neighboring Palm Bay elementary and middle schools this past year. The teachers are very helpful and everyone is very committed to give their best. The school is unique, has great fresh food and a beautiful green school campus. It is truly a blessing to the community. We love the school.

- submitted by a community member
March 21, 2014
Odyssey is such a wonderful school! We have been very happy here! Keep up the good work!!

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2014
My child has been attending OCS Upper campus since they began. We have not had any issues. Overall it is a great school. Even though they switch principals every year, The Admin team seems to be handling everything really well. THe front desk clerk may be a little overwhelmed but is an overall nice lady. Everyone is very personable. My child will be there as long as the school is open. My only issue is with the Cafe at the upper campus

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2014
Odyssey Charter School is a learning institution unlike others in the surrounding area. While academics and the acquisition of knowledge are clearly a priority (as evidenced by standardized test scores), the other major objective of this school is to teach children the value of everyday real-life choices--such as ingesting healthy foods and respecting one's environment. Odyssey successfully incorporates lessons that strictly apply to success within a classroom environment and lessons that last well into adulthood.

- submitted by a teacher
March 19, 2014
Odyssey middle school offers a forensic science class and courses that help students earn college credits. They are an A+ school with one of the only A+ grades in southern Brevard. They are a green school and healthy lunch school. The Montessori style of learning allows the students to learn at their own speed. They have a great reputation in the community. If you ever have a problem with how you are treated by any of the staff members you should get in contact with the founder of the school. it does seem like she is actually the one in charge and doesn't take her school receiving a bad name very lightly. The Odyssey name will have 5 school under their belt at the start of the 2014 school year. I don't think a low performing school with some of the problems being presented in this thread are honest. Check out their scores and what they have to offer. Scores don't lie--especially in this time when very few Brevard Schools did well on their FCat scores; yet Odyssey Charter blew them out of the water. Don't let a few bad reviews sway your child's chance to get into a great school and a great program!

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2014
Volunteering this year has been an eye opening experience. There are too many cooks in the administrative kitchen. We are not sure who the boss is. There is an admin. team but they are not all on the same page. Misinformation is constantly sent out. The amazing teachers are treated so poorly and blamed for everything by the abusive administration. I've learned to bring kleenex when I volunteer as the teachers are often on the verge of tears. I will be pulling my children out and am advising my friends to do the same.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2014
I have never had an issue with Odyssey Charter. My oldest went there for 8 years. I have a 4th and 6th Grader enrolled, both of whom started in 1st grade with Odyssey. There have been many changes over the years and I have to say that, on the whole, there has been constant improvement that has more than kept pace wth the school's growth. I would recommend Odyssey to anyone looking for a low cost alternative to the local public schools. They identified a speech issue with my youngest and got her enrolled in speech therapy. The teacher's are always available and there is a great push for perental involvement. I've never enjoyed waiting in a pickup/dropoff loop, but I don't see how this can be avoided. I intend to have my kids graduate from Odyssey.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2013
We enrolled two children for 2013-14 year. One had an IEP with a Behavioral Plan. They neglected to tell us the principal and all the sixth grade teachers were going to be replaced with new ones for this year. That being said, the ball was dropped hard with respect to my son's needs. I don't recommend this school if your child has an IEP and needs special accommodations due to behavior. Very unhappy. The sixth grade teachers were unwilling to compromise and help our son. Also did not like their discipline policies. On the up side, our daughter did well, the new principal is wonderful and the cafe is great.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2013
I do wonder if some of these low scores are being placed by the same person. I get that some people have personal problems or issues, but overall this is a very good school. I have volunteered in the prek, and never have I seen any problems with singling children out, writing them up for every little thing, or treating them like robots. It is not typical prek set up, because it is a Montessori set up, but that gives them hands on learning in small groups, and individual practice, at their own level. As for the comments about the bus, I haven't noticed a lot of problems while my children were riding, except usual stuff. If you believe moving your child to another school will produce a better bus system I think you are sadly mistaken. I rode on the public bus for another local school, as an aid for some autistic students, and that was a horrible experience for the autistic children and the typical children. The bus system at Odyssey is ran much better.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2013
I am proud to have two kids attending this school, one at each campus. Cannot wait until our youngest starts next year. The staff is great. I moved them from another local school and the curriculum is miles ahead. My kids are not bored but challenged. If there is a problem the staff works hard to resolve it. I'm proud of their healthy initiative and the way that they promote reuse/recycle. I'm also in love with them wearing a uniform. It allows them to focus on work instead of trends. I could go on forever but I feel very fortunate. Laurel McDaniel Looking forward to another fantastic year! Laurel McDaniel .

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2013
This is a great school and one of the highest performing in the area. "Green" and healthy with great teachers. A nice community school. Looks like all of the one's are from the same parent. My grand children love this school because of the Montessori education, outdoor education, and caring staff. Areas best kept secret!

- submitted by a community member
July 09, 2013
Can't say anything negative about this school. We were on the waiting list to get our eldest daughter in for 1st grade & we are so glad we did! She has had caring teachers and such a fantastic environment. They are a "Green" school and while I am no tree hugger, it is nice to know that they are running the school to make a smaller carbon footprint while teaching the kids to do the same. Classes have their own gardens. The Healthy Caf uses local fruits and veges, sometimes from the gardens too, has a salad bar daily and only healthy choices unlike some other public schools. They don't allow sugary desserts or candies which is great plus they help the children understand why that's important. They offer after school activities like soccer club, hip hop (both of which my daughter loved and were very inexpensive) guitar, crochet, and a Glee club that puts on 2 performances a year etc etc. I know they have a basketball team as well and I am sure some other sports too. My littlest one is in Village Montessori, (the preschool inside of Odyssey) - their curriculum has helped my daughter learn to work independently and start to love learning. LOVE this school

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2013
Had the worst experience at this school if you treasure your kids education i would NOT recommend this school!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2013
My child has had another successful year at Odyssey. Fourth grade was tough, but her teachers were wonderful. They encouraged her creativity yet kept her on track with her work. Today I enjoyed an Award Ceremony the teachers put together for the class. Every student was awarded for their hard work, the superlatives were very creative and we had so much fun! Thank you, thank you, thank you to two amazing teachers!! :)

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2013
Traumatic Pre-K experience: Preschoolers are impressionable. Often Pre-k is the first time children attend school. It should be an event looked upon with wonder and positive expectations. Unfortunately for my child, it has been nothing but daily stress. My child will always have a negative impression of school because of the psychological damage from the teacher. Many other parents feel the same way I do about this Pre-k program. The children are expected to be perfect robots. If your child demonstrates any normal 4/5 yr. old behavior like restlessness; rest assured you will sign incident reports daily. Because the teacher constantly singles out my child; other students have learned to treat my child as a pariah. My child is ostracized by some children because of this teacher. My child is intellectually advanced, so this has nothing to do with capability. I urge you, if you love your child and want a positive and successful experience for your "baby"; do not allow him/her to attend this pre-k program. It was a waste of an entire year and we can never get that time back.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2013
Being a parent of a kindergarten student who attends Odyssey is a great experience not just for my daughter, but for me as a parent as well.. It was even a wonderful experience when she attended VPK there. The communication of the teachers with parents is awesome. You even establish a bond with your child's teachers as well as their classmates. I know this cause I am a parent volunteer for the school. Not only for the classroom, but I also help out in the office, book fairs, events and field trips. The feeling you get by being a part of your childs learning is a great feeling. Odyssey has made learning not only educational but inspiring to the young minds. I am very pleased with the learning and teaching that my daughter gets from Odyssey. I am looking forward to her return as a 1st grader for the 2013-2014 school year. And my return as a volunteer. My overall experience with Odyssey is one I will not forget. I love the relationship you as a parent and/or student can have with the teachers as well as any of the staff. I hope you get to experience what my daughter and I have with Odyssey.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2013
We have had a very successful Kindergarten and fourth grade this year, Highlights being - a very fun learning experience with the hundred days of school for Kindergarten and an allround positive and fun learning experience. Great teachers :) Fourth grades highlights has to be learning about the Holocaust, it is done in such an age appropriate way my children loved it. Also the great books read together by the class and reading skills taught this year. A great teacher team:) All in all we had a very good year my children enjoyed these grades and had a very positive learning experience.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2013
I would not recommend this school. The teachers are rude to the students & when you advise the prinicipal of the issue she backs up her teachers & make you child look like lier. I have never seen a school that suspends kids for ridiculous reasons until now. My child has never gotten suspended until she has attended this school. They claim to be a healthy school but the food is so bad that your child is starving then they come home so you might want to pack your own lunch. The teacher show a lot of favoritism towards other students which is not right. They claim that they are trying to protect your child but when your child needs protecting they don't do it. When having a teachers conference they said that your child is great & doing fine when in reality they don't remember your child or how they are doing academically. You will know the truth of how your child is doing when they get a progress report & its totally the opposite of what they told you at the conference.

- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2011
Odyssey Charter School is the BEST choice for my family. I would not consider sending my children to any other school. It is an A plus school with teachers and staff who are truly dedicated to helping each child learn and grow into happy, healthy, well prepared adults with the skills to become whatever they choose in life. Adding a healthy food kitchen and holistic programs (that go beyond basic character education) makes Odyssey Charter School a world-class model. All of this AND a healthy high performance GREEN facility .WOW. I am truly grateful for the existence of this educational treasure! I would move to Brevard County if I didn t already live here just so my children could attend this school!

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2011
I love this school! I have been a student here since Kindergarten. All of my teachers have been great. This is a school of choice and I am very glad my parents applied to send me to Odyssey. I am in the gifted student program and enjoy the additional special projects and activities. I wish the school could open an Odyssey High School!

- submitted by a community member
September 12, 2010
I have been a teacher at Odyssey Charter School since its founding in 1999. The school has a unique mission and vision to help children reach their full potential and has been growing and achieving milestones in this area throughout the years. The faculty is strong and devoted to the children and focuses upon each child's needs. We have implemented wellness programs and nutrition education to help children make better choices. I love this school, the children, and its mission.

- submitted by a teacher
September 03, 2010
I have to say that i am extremely dissapointed by this school. I don't think I have enough room for the list I have. First, my sons teachers are insincere and don't even acknowledge him. Second, they have no homework and we get no progress reports, but yet, we are told "if you find your child falling behind....", how are we supposed to know? Third, they teach your kids to be zombies with no importance on creativity or logic. Yes, their lunches are healthier than most, but not by much, in all honesty. Another thing, my wife and I were excited about the motessori theology... which they dont implement unless it really means "your kid is smart, so they get no attention". If you value your kids well being and their growth, DO NOT send them there, unless of course you want confusion or headaches.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2010
I can't complain, the education here is well rounded, and really is about the whole child. The curriculum is very thoughtful, when it comes to how it will help students. The teachers have been very helpful, even when my child hasn't been. The food is far healthier then the stuff in the regular public schools, and the children are taught about healthy foods, environment, and more. I wouldn't want my children anywhere else. The only complaint is that the class sizes could be smaller, then again they have 2 qualified teachers in each class.

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April 28, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2010
Beautiful environment for children. Good leadership. Caring teachers. State-of-the art made-from-scratch healthy lunch program. Strong academics. Good extra-curricular choices and remedial programs. Needs to improve communications.

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March 06, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2009
So far not overly impressed. My daughter is in Kindergarten this year and I do not like having 29 kids in her class, yes that is two teachers in one room but that is way to many kids for my taste. I'm not feeling it right now and neither is my daughter.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2009
The children begin violin in the second grade. Healthy kitchen that prepares nutritious food for students. 2 teachers per class. great variety of affordable after school activities. their approach to history does not focus on the wars.

- submitted by a community member
July 31, 2009
The school is excellent and keeps getting better each year. The wholistic approach considers every child. The lunch program is refreshing and focuses on fresh vegetables and fruits and leaves behind processed foods. This school, is by far, the best in the area.

- submitted by a community member
July 14, 2009
I can't claim that Odyssey is perfect, but they are pretty close. They have done so much to improve the school, and continue to do more improvements. The school is all about the children, their health, safety, wellbeing, and life. The whole child as many call it. The cafe is healthy food rather than junk. The curriculum incorporates health awareness, sound nutrition, gardening, and citizenship. There is some Montessori but also other style education taught here as well. They started out at a local church then moved here. They had lots of complaints after the move due to confusion, portables, and other things but most of that has been resolved once the school was completely built and back in order. There are no longer any portables and the school is being expanded. The healthy curriculum is also being expanded. I honestly wouldn't want my children in any other school.

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating April 02, 2009
I think this is a great school but honestly they need to work on the anti-bullying thing

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March 16, 2009
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August 29, 2007
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June 27, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2007
I would have to disagree with the last statement. I've actually found Odysseys 'extra help programs' to be nearly invasive. It is a requirement that students who don't read at a certain level to take their after school reading enrichment program. They also provide bussing for everyone in this after school reading program. I don't think that Odyssey is perfect. However one thing they do exceed at is providing extra help to readers that are behind. I also think they provide this for mathmatics. .

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May 18, 2007
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March 16, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2006
Some Odyssey parents just aren't quite sure how true Montessori works, and this school is very Montessori (through 3rd.) My kindergarten daughter learned to write a weekly lesson plan and work from that each week, helping her to learn independently while still receiving guidnace and instruction from her teachers and other students who already mastered that tpoic. She adored her teacher, I was always made aware of discipline issues immediately, and the teacher was willing to work with us consistently to make sure we were all on the same page. The new facility still lacks a decent car loop, parking lot, playground, etc. but those are coming. The parents are a tight knit group and the parental invovlement is excellent. Wonderful teachers, decent administration. Good extracurricular activities and fun school events to build the child's sense of identity and community. Best school in Brevard school district, no question.

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2006
I have two children that attend Odyssey and in the last two years we have seen many changes, some good and some not so good. My children's teachers have always provided above and beyond what is required of them which is so appreciated by myself and helping build their self confidence at the same time. The school is going through growing pains but as a parent of Odyssey students - my choice is to stay and work with the school and the staff to make a better student and school.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2006
My daughter has been with Odyssey for 2 years. kindergarten was great, great teachers. This year, there has been a huge turn over of teachers in her class alone. The parents weren't even notified of the change! We learned about it through our children. We've had questions and concerns and they fell on deaf ears. I'm really disappointed about this school especially advertising that it's a 'Montessori' school! There has been very little montessori used this year at all.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2006
We have been with this school for 2 years. It has the potential to be a great school but it lacks leadership that is focused on making things better. The administration fails to see any shortcomings of the school. The Montessori approach that the school advertizes promises that each child will learn at their own pace and not be held back by learning pace of the class and vice versa. However both of my children have indeed been held back from progressing by those who need more attention. The teachers don't have the time to address children who don't need help keeping up. All in all, this school looks great on paper and the building is nice but don't judge a book by its cover. The administration is unorganized and unfriendly at times. The level of learning that occurs in the classroom is probably okay for most but isn't for us.

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2005
This school has failed beyond anyones worst school nightmare ! We all wanted this dream healthy school to succeed to be let down with promises and lies ! This school is a complete nightmare and has left my son way behind in his studies.

- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2005
Focus on Montessori K-3 and COre Curriculoum for 4-8. Brand new high-performance non-toxic school with plans for organic whole foods cafeteria. Very health conscious as well as a holistic approach to education. Some teachers not as into the philosophy as others, but a great choice in Palm Bay. Growing volunteer base and lots of opportunitities for close parental involvement with administration and classrooms. Size just tripled from 2004-2005 as the new school building was completed. Plenty of after school activities. No playground yet, but fundraising efforts should make happen by year-end 2006.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2005
I am so glad that I placed my children in Odyssey Charter School. They have made tremendous gains and I have noticed a huge improvement in their reading ability. They both want to stay at school, especially at the brand new facility. My children could not wait to move into the new school. Their classrooms are large, great indoor air quality and natural day lighting. I love the Mozart and Baroque music playing in the halls. The teaching staff are friendly and helpful.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2005
Both my 10 and 11 year old attend Odyssey. Both of my cjildren absolutely love it there. They come home excited everyday, and get up every morning with no problems!!! I commend Odyssesy for focusing more on helping these kids suceed in LIFE and not just who gets the highest scores! Some of lifes most important lessons do not come from text books.

- submitted by a teacher
July 06, 2005
My son attended this school for 4 years. His first 3 were excellent. The last year, being in the 3rd grade, was a very unpleasent experience. I express concern several times to teachers & Principle--all fallen unto deaf ears. My Son will not be returning.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2005
This has been the worst year of our childrens schooling at Odyssey ! Where do I begin ? Staff changes are needed urgently ! Principle changes most certainly needed ! We are very unhappy with the teachers ! communication is needed when trying to function a working environment for both parents and teachers. Sad to say im not sure we are returning to what was once a wonderful Montessori school, which I have to question the name Montessori! the school needs to train their teachers the true meaning of Montessori Education. Its so sad that the new Principle is Ok with the departing of long time children who have been part of this school since birth ! and I believe we are told 'not everyone will like what is served on the menu ' well when our children are compared to food then I believe this is a huge concern.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2005
My 4 1/2 year old goes to the preschool and loves it. Both the preschool teacher and the assistant are loving and extremely patient. I have been very happy with the school and had wanted my 4 year old to go to kindergarten there. My only concern is their low fcat scores, our local school scored better.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2005
Our child attened this past school yr. Our child is 5 years old and was placed in a classroom environment with other children as old as 8 years of age. We were told that our child did not ask for enough lessons. The school's heart may be in the right place but we were promised many things for our children that have not happened. The children go class in small, stuffy portable classrooms. There is no playground and they are forced to play between the portables.

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April 21, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2005
Odyssey is building Florida's first healthy, high performance school. The school moved to its new location in Bayside Lakes. It has raised $1.8 million dollars for its beautiful facility. My step-son has attended for six years and will be leaving for highschool this year. Odyssey has given him a rich education in a protected environment. The teachers and administration are friendly. Electives include music, art, PE and Spanish. Extracurricular activities include Golf, Yoga, 4-H, Hands-on Science, Young Authors Club, Future Problem Solving and Odyssey of the Mind. My son made lifelong friends and will be leaving with a good foundation. Good parental involvement.

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February 19, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2004
Odyssey Charter School is truly a school on the move. The school culture is warm and inviting and the curriculum outstanding. The school was given a million dollar land grant to build a high performance school in a beautiful community. Every aspect is being considered to raise student performance. The school's principal is a visionary who works with her staff collaboratively. The teachers achieve high performance from their students. Discipline problems are few. Extra curricular activities include Future Problem Solving, Chess Club, 4-H, Hands-on Science, Soccer, Violin, Keyboard and Chorus. Children are well prepared.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2004
My son started at Odyssey Charter School in the middle of the 2002 - 2003 school year. I moved him then because I felt like this was my only chance to get him enrolled into this school. Of course a lot of parents might object because it was in the middle of the school year, however it is the best decision I have ever made. My son is thriving at this school. He loves all of his teachers. Even though he has problems with particular students, I tell him that is in every school and he will have to learn to cope with those issues. He has been so happy since I placed him at Odyssey.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2004
Our Two Children go to this school, I have great respect for their program which treats each child as an individual and helps each child reach their full potential, and encourages individual uniqueness and potential in our chidren. A positive learning environment!

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August 14, 2003
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- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2003
This is overall a pretty good school, although I would reccomend replacing a few teachers.

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Odyssey Charter School
1755 Eldron Boulevard Southeast, Palm Bay, FL  32909
(321) 733-0442
Last modified Odyssey Charter School is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Odyssey Charter School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 72 reviews. Top