I am disappointed with this school because they aren't superior to public schools in any way.
We used Charlotte Academy for a semester and found that I could do a better job teaching my child. At Charlotte Academy she actually regressed emotionally, forgot skills & facts she'd learned the months prior to attending, and her attendance there spurred odd behavioral issues that disappeared when she left. It wasn't until months later that she told me her teachers left her in the bathroom to "pull herself together" whenever she was having a hard time (at 4 years old). This was not the kind of caring place I'd envisioned, nor did it develop her academically in any way. Now that she's had some time homeschooling, she's advanced by 1.5 years in math and is reading 4-5 grade levels above her actual grade. She's happier here and we are too.
I am somewhat disappointed in this school. I moved my son here because he is very smart and was bored in regular school, he was bored here too,. Turns out they teach mostly the same stuff as public school and they aren't a true Montessori. While the assignments may be a bit different and hands on, there is still not enough room for advancement and they still teach to the same standard core curriculum. I found that most of the parents were very involved and attended many of the field trips. They have monthly field trips, which is much better than public school. My son enjoys it more here than regular school, but I am more frustrated here. I don't like that I can't volunteer in the class room on a regular basis, only during special events. Its really not worth the price.
Charlotte Academy provides a very warm environment in which children are challenged academically. The parents are very involved which adds to the great learning environment.
Charlotte Academy is a wonderful school. I have had two children attend and I am thrilled by their progress and academic achievement. One started at age four and one started in second grade. So, I have experienced every grade level. One of my children was an academic superstar. The other struggled a bit in the younger grades. I was very impressed by the way the school responded to both children. The individual attention they received was outstanding. Even though the school does not "teach to the test," they really hit it out of the park with regard to standardized testing. Performance on the Stanford Achievement test averages several years above grade level. Every year, a majority of 7th grade students qualify to participate in the DUKE Talent Identification program. Students routinely win at regional history and science fair competitions. If you want a challenging academic environment and a loving staff, you can't make a better choice than Charlotte Academy. Charlotte Academy was voted best private school in Charlotte County for two years in a row. Now I know why.
My three children are now in college, but each of them thrived at Charlotte Academy primarily because of the caring nature of the staff. Our family has been involved since 1997 when we moved to the area, and the staff turnover has been practically non-existent. Everyone involved understands that it is all about the children, and they do whatever is in the best interest of each child to maximize their growth both academically and emotionally. If you are looking for a school in the area that can challenge your children academically while fostering high values in a secure environment then you have found it. Your children are going to love it!
CA is a wonderful school that offers a great learning environment and teachers who really care about the success of their students. It is the best private school in Charlotte County.
I have 2 children who attend the school and we have been extremely happy with the experience. The school offers an outstand education in a safe, nurturing and supportive environment. I would recommend the school to anyone.
While not perfect, the teachers here genuinely care for their students. All students are treated equally with love and support. No child is left behind and unlike our failing public school system, the support, nurturing and innovative teaching environment of the first four years in this school set up most students for success. I think the close community this school fosters is a bit intimidating to some and so certain labels are applied, but this simply is not the case. If your child is not learning here, then your problems are not simply school selection. I love my child's teacher and she is a blessing to all of her students.
Charlotte Academy is the best private school in Charlotte County. I currently have 2 children enrolled in the school and am very pleased with the education and overall atmosphere at the school. The teachers really care about their students and my children think school rocks. They are always excited about going to school in the morning and never want to be late - what more could a mom want?! Highly recommend for any family with children preschool - 8th grade.
It was very evident that if you are just a middle class family and your child needs extra help they can't be bothered. I have found another private school where my child will get the support he needs. Would not recommend unless you are wealthy and your child is an overachiever.
Charlotte Academy is a great school, excellent teachers, education is number 1, is the best school that you cand find near here. I'm really proud to have my daughter studying there. Highly recommend.
This was horrible. I was treated as if I had the plague because my daughter wasn't at the same level as the 'gifted' children. If your child isn't a star, then you better look elsewhere. They are not willing to help a child whose needs anything extra.
Good school if you have a perfect child. Good academics but they won't go the extra mile to help your kid if she/he is having any problems. Elitist!! big time. If you are not part of the social network you and your child won't be treated as the ladies who posted all those great comments.
What a wonderful school!! My child was recently at another school in this area and what a huge difference. I wish I had come to this school sooner. The head of school is extremely professional, knowledgeable and really cares about the students, their families and the staff. All of the staff is friendly and welcomed us so warmly. This is a huge difference from the last school I was at. My child is doing great here and loves it and I couldn't be happier. Thank you Charlotte Academy for doing such an amazing job. We're glad to be a part of your school!
What a wonderful school this is. After many years of my child being at another school in the same area, I could kick myself for not sending him to Charlotte Academy sooner. He is doing extremely well and is very happy with his new surroundings. The teachers and staff are so caring and kind. They welcomed us with open arms and my child is getting the best education possible. I feel that he is safe and well cared for and I don't have to worry about him when I drop him off in the mornings. Anyone looking for a great school, Charlotte Academy is the place for you!
Wow! A school where every teacher actually cares about every child's success and development - whether its academics, social, emotionl, or even physical. I know my child is safe, and free of so many other distractions they would find in other schools. My kids are elementary and middle school, and the older child will graduate with two high school credits, and have already taken the college S.A.T.
What a horrible school! After 3 years of them telling me they were the best school around, I finally started to look around and found out how wrong they were. If you are part of the 'social set' things are great; if you are just a normal average family, you are really a nobody. I suggest you look around first.
This is a great school. First developed by a group of physicians and their wives for a great education in FL for their children. This school teaches team work, self discipline and hard work. Teachers work one on one with the children. They have very high test scores and get them ready for high school and beyond. My son is only 4 and is reading at a 3rd grade level. He is learning sign language, spanish and even yoga! The school staff is so supportive and wonderful. Defianately the best school around.
My son went there for 3 years when I finally had to pull him out due to the lack interest, shown by his teachers. I moved him to another private where, after 2 years, they caught him up on his math and reading that he lacked to learn at Charlotte Academy. I give it a 1 star...
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