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Excelsior Artz Preparatory School

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Posted June 23, 2014

This school prepares students for all areas of life by providing them with Sound Christian teaching and n academic edge. My daughter outperforms her counterparts from other schools. I also love the fact that the staff is nurturing and professional. I can confidently recommend this school to any parent who wants the best education and care for their child.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 31, 2014

This school is all about forcing children to learn at a higher level way beyond what they're ready for developmentally. They don't recognize students at awards ceremonies when they have shown improvement in any way. Which makes their self esteem low when they see other students receiving awards. They shove thick homework packets for a 4/5 year old to do every night, which can last for an hour or more! This school is all about worksheets, worksheets, worksheets! They don't care about the developmental needs of children. I would not recommend any one send their child here unless you prefer this style of teaching. #unsatisifiedparent #neveragain
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Posted January 6, 2011

My daughter attended this school. The experience was wonderful. Her learning exceeded my expectations. I felt safe with her being there because the principal and staff are vigilant and cater to every child. I especially appreciate that character education is a part of the curriculum due to the nature of its Christian structure. This school prepares students spiritually and mentally in order for them to succeed in life.
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Posted August 25, 2010

Being a 39 year old who was born and raised in the Caribean until the age of nine,I have had the experience of both societies.I went to school in Jamaica as a kid, and got my masters here in America.Most parents at Excelsior are from the Islands and they underestimate the importance of so many things that contribute to a child success.Preparing a child to have self confidence,self esteem and so much more are the things that are important at the age of 4,5 and even a bit older.At Excelsior,they just shove acedemics from the start and ignore everything else.It's more important to have a young man/woman graduate high school well educated at 20 years old than to have him/her finish at 16 and not be prepared .At Excelsior,they may crush your child's future simply because they are ignorant to children proper development. The principal is very charming,don't let that fool
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 24, 2010

I think EAPS is one great school led by highly qualified educators who care not only about the academics but the overall growth and development of students. I would encourage any parent who genuinely care about the academic growth, social, emotional, and moral growth of their children to send them to this school. The school is geared towards preparing a civil citizens who can fit and work in today's and tomorrow's challenging, fast-going society.
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Posted June 24, 2010

Excelsior is an overall excellent school. The principal, teachers and staff are all great. My daughter had a great experience while attending the school. The school challenges its students, pushing them to maximize there academic growth while at the same time developing character. If you want your child to recieve the highest level of educational learning available, excelsior is the place in my opinion.
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Posted May 11, 2010

I rate this school a zero. If parents really love and care for their children they will not send their children to this school. Bathrooms are dirty, cafeteria full of flies and teachers there dont have papers. The only thing they care about at this school is collecting tuition.
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Posted November 8, 2009

Before one anlyses a review, it's important to know the reviewer's educational background.I have a masters degree in economics.Educating a child is the same as building a nice house.If the foundation is not solid, then don't expect much.At the age of 4 and 5 it's more important to teach kids proper learning techniques that will make them appreciate school and help them build self-confidence.Excelsior did the opposite to my child because they simply beleive in just shoving challenging curriculums into a child's throat too early.It's more important to teach a 4 year old with blocks than to start requiring memorization of multiplication tables.An IQ test at that age would not involve academics at all. Fortunately,she's now doing really well @ another private school (Pinecrest) in the area.A school should help a child discover his/her strength, while strengthen his/her weaknesses.Preparation to a challenging curriculum is more important than the actual curriculum.
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Posted September 28, 2009

Fantastic school, excellent teachers your child will have a love for learning and grow in Christ daily
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Posted June 4, 2009

When it comes to acedemics theis school is the best. The playground needs to be updated, however if you reaaly want your child to get and good headstart on education this is the school
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Posted March 4, 2009

If your main interest is in the academic education of your child and you are a participating parent you will love this school. If you can't help your child with homework and can be satisfied with mediocrity then you'll hate this school. Many parents criticize because their children are not able to achieve the expected academic standards and as as parents they do not get involved in their children's or PTA's activities. Don't blame the teachers if your child cannot mke the grade -- look into your own performance as a parent. Yes sometimes the bathrooms are not as clean as they should be and the cafeteria and playground need upgrading. However, as a parent help to bring these physical areas up to snuff. This school is for parents who want their children to become confident, academically successful, moral, and well mannered.
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Posted October 13, 2008

If you are from the Island and haven't attented school in America, you will tend to beleive that it's a wonderful thing to force academics at a very early age.I've been fortunate to have done both.The right right approach is to be patient with kids, and let them learn through fun things at an early age.That way, they develop a strong apprecition for learning.Excelsior can simply make your child hate school, which will eventually crush their future.If you are looking for a good private school, look elsewhere.Just because someone tells you that their child is doing advanced work at Excelsior, don't assume that it's the right school for your own child.If you are absolutely confident that your child is a little genius, enroll him/her at Excelsior, otherwise i would not allow my child to potentially be turn off by school his/her entire life.It's better to go slower and make it.
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Posted August 12, 2008

Not all children are created equal.Some kids develop later than others.For that reason,forcing academics at a tender age might do more damage to a child than good.At Excelsior,they don't give a child a chance to embrace challenges, instead, they shove it down his/her throat.At the age of 4, advanced academic expectations are thrown at all the kids.Very few kids can handle that, for those would normally be able to handle that later, one stands a chance of having them being completely turned off by school and leave permanent damage.No matter how smart one is, if learning is not fun, the results can be as poor as anyone with a very low IQ.Excelsior loves to mention the kids that excel through their program, but I don't think they are even aware of how many they have possibly failed.Parents, it's your call, but I am not willing to gamble my child's education.
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Posted June 4, 2008

Excelsior Prep is for any parent who is looking to give their child or children a good education. These children have learned to be creative and to be self-motivated when it comes to doing their school assignments. This school has produced top winners in the private school Spelling Bees and in the private schools 'Math Olympics' each year. I chose this school because of its size compared to the other very large schools. I felt that my child received a one-on-one when it came to being taught in a smaller less crowded environment.
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Posted April 15, 2008

If one understands the way a young mind develops, a search for a school other than Excelsior should be on top of your list. My experience there has been absolutely horrible to say the least. The word professionalism could not find the tightest corner to survive in those filty bathrooms as well as other areas in the school building.Something as simple as providing a monthly invoice were constant nightmares . Classes such as Pre-K and K with 23 students or more only have one teacher.That is absolutely unacceptable.Register your child at your own risk, but I certainly wouldn't recomend this school to anyone.I have seen zoos that are much better organized than this establisment. Academics are only a portion of your child's education, you can find much better value elsewhere.This School should be closed by the states for various reasons.The Principal is very charming, please don't let that fool you.
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Posted March 28, 2008

This is absolutely one of the worst school I have come accross. For those of you who did not get your education here in America, please listen up.At Excelsior, they just beleive in having a curriculum that is simply too advanced for most kids.As an Educator, I must tell you that its more important that a student masters his/her curriculum at a slower pace, instead of rushing kids just to be able to say that they're doing advanced work.The school's bathrooms, cafeteria ect are simply dirty.The Principal hires her father to work at the front desk, meanwhile the man has no idea what professionalism is all about.The Teachers come and go because of lack of pay.Beware parents, you might end up crushing your child's confidence forever.The Principal is a very nice lady, however that will not provide the proper education for your child.
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Posted January 11, 2008

My son is 4 yrs old and is in the Pre-K 4 class. He was born after the cut off but due to his academic advancement, was able to attend the Pre-K 4 class. He currently completes work on the level of a kindergardner. He was having a lot of behavioral issues at his previous school. Excelsior's low tolerance for disruptive behavior was seen quite early and I had several meetings with his teacher, VP and Principal. We were able to reach an understanding as to the acceptable and not acceptable ways of re-inforcing good conduct. The school is located in a small space, the bathrooms are dirty and the playground is a place for concern. However, the growth, maturity and self confidence my son displays makes the other issues insignificant.
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Posted November 30, 2007

Excelsior has the potential to be a great school, if treated like a school instead of a poorly run 'BUSINESS.' Staff members are very unprofessional. Environment is not very clean, especially the bathrooms... Principal needs to address issues!
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Posted October 24, 2007

I am a parent of two at Excelsior Prep School, the students are challenged academicaly, maybe a bit too much.The school lacks a well rounded environment. The employees are not professional at all.Some of their fees are ridiculous, not the tuition.The location is not suitable for a school. If the principal addresses these issues, it can be a great school.
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Posted May 21, 2007

The quality of education that your child will receive at Excelsior Artz Preparatory far exceeds that of any other school. I have been a parent at this school for the last 7 years. You cannot put price on your child's education!
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Ethnicity This school State average
Black 88% 23%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Hispanic 4% 29%
White 3% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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8197 North University Drive
Tamarac, FL 33321
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