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K-8
Public charter
Atlanta, GA
Students enrolled: 603
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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211 Memorial Drive
Atlanta, GA 30312

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(678) 904-9137
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November 05, 2014
This school sucks !!! They only push Chinese .the teachers act like teenagers . No hard core instruction .they give homework But my children act like they never saw it .

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2014
Wesley is very good about teaching discipline. They are very focused on test scores but not as much on the actual education of their students.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2014
Lack of caring administration Not allocating funds appropriately Students are not heard Student achievement takes a back seat to uniforms and assemblies. Students are pulled during instruction without notice Lack of functional resources Total confusion and miscommunication Previous 8th grade students were struggling first year of high school in Math

- submitted by a community member
March 12, 2014
One of the best things about Wesley is that it is a family! I am amazed at the level of commitment of the staff, parents and kids to this school. This is our family's fourth year at Wesley. We have a third grader and kindergartner. Our oldest enjoys the gifted program and Chinese curriculum and my youngest (who is struggling with reading) is benefiting from the Early Intervention Program as well as extra time his teacher volunteers out of her personal schedule to give him a bit of extra help. His reading confidence has soared. The teachers and staff genuinely care for and love these kids. Great after school activities, sports programs, fine arts, and a garden program really round everything out. Very happy here! My oldest said he wants to be a Wesley teacher when he grows up!

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2013
Wesley International Academy has come a long way under the leadership of the new principal, Mr. Bradley. My niece recently relocated to another state after being at Wesley only 3 years. We were never quite sure how Wesley's kids stack up. I am proud to say she was moved to the gifted program for Math (this is a very affluent area public school) and is above all of her peers academically. The school kept asking where she came from and my sister was proud to say Wesley!!!

- submitted by a community member
September 20, 2013
Wesley is an exceptional school! I am impressed with the overall academic program and the Chinese language instruction. Also impressive are the credentials of some of the educators from various countries and states. Their experiences and backgrounds, I believe, enhances the learning process for the students. The Wesley student, as a result, has the opportunity to navigate subject matters in a broader and more thoughtful manner.

- submitted by a community member
August 14, 2013
(continued from earlier review) The Chinese language program is also incredibly impressive. With 7 full-time language instructors, each student studies Chinese daily. From learning basics and lots of music in the lower grades, to conversation and composition in the upper grades. Wesley is a charter that enrolls students from the entire district, enhancing our diversity. Parents are active and engaged, staff and instructors are committed and creative, location is central. We highly recommend Wesley to any family interested in providing their child(ren) with a top notch education and their family a fun community to be a part of.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2013
I absolutely love this school. The teachers and administration are committed to the success of our children. I know that my children are receiving a quality education!

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2013
This is our third year at WIA and we love it. Great school that faces challenges head on; solves problems; passionate staff and parents; strives for community involvement and has a unique mix of creative people. I think what's most important is that my son says he 'loves school' and has many things to talk about everyday when I pick him up. When a child loves school, that's really what's important.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2013
My husband and I are thrilled with the education our daughter is receiving at Wesley. She learned to read in kindergarten and was reading at a 6th grade level by the end of her first grade year. Mandarin is her favorite subject, and she loves being in a class with all girls. I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2013
I love Wesley and so do my kids. They have learned so much in such a short amount of time, it's just amazing the difference. They offer single gender classrooms and they have 1 hour of Mandarin Chinese everyday starting in kindergarten. I recommend this school to everyone. I just can't speak highly enough!

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2013
Our public charter school (now located at 211 Memorial Drive) is a unique combination of international Baccalaureate eduction for both primary and middle years, single gender classrooms, and daily mandarin Chinese instruction. Uniforms allow children to have a sense of belonging to the larger school community and limit distractions. Our community is rich and vibrant, diverse in many ways, caring and invested. Our new facility allows much more adequate large group space than our previous location. Wesley's teachers are excellent educators who care about the students and the school community. Our family has had a great experience with our son (now a 3rd grader) and look forward to seeing him grow even more in the next six years at the school.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2013
Wesley International Academy is an amazing, free, public charter school for children Kindergarten - Eighth grade. WIA has gender separated classrooms, daily Mandarin Chinese lessons, and is IB certified. Wesley is academically challenging, expecting great thinking and creative problem solving. The teachers and staff have the great ability to be firm yet caring. My daughter is in second grade, and all of her teachers thus far have been wonderful. We really love the gender separated classrooms, which gives my daughter an extra bit of confidence. I also really love the International Baccalaureate program. My daughter will spend hours working on her IB projects. She really enjoys the projects, and comes up with the most creative ideas. Wesley is the perfect combination of hard work and fun! It is an amazing school!

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2013
Love the daily Chinese! Love the IB curriculum! Love the families and the amazing diversity.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2013
Our daughter is starting her second year at WIA and we could not be happier with this school and her experience. She had Ms. Rivers for Kindergarten and is now in Mrs. McConnell's first grade class. Both of these teachers have been excellent role models for the girls and have taken an active, committed role in their learning process. When she started Kindergarten, she could not read. This summer she read over 25 books, most on a second grade level! In addition, she has blossomed as a young citizen of the world through their curriculum and mission. The other parents of the first grade girls have been overwhelmingly involved and outgoing. This school has gone through many changes over the past 7 years but I think most of the issues have been resolved. One of the best changes was the new Prinicpal, Mr. Bradley, who started last year. I was a little hesitant last year bc our daughter also got into Drew Charter School and I was not sure which to choose. I know now that I made the correct choice - the IB curriculum is the best fit for our daughter along with the single gender classroom.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2013
Wesley has been fantastic for our daughter. We have been thrilled with the teacher quality, IB curriculum and Chinese program.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2013
Love the diversity of the school, the alternative language choice of Chinese and the growth I've seen in my children since day one. Wesley til the end!!!

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2013
I love this school so much I wish they had a high school I wanna go back but its time to move on its fun you can along with different cultures you learn Chinese the games be turned up you can learn very well get along with any teacher and etc!..

- submitted by a community member
July 26, 2013
WIA is awesome! Our son is going into his fourth year. We love its diversity, academic rigor and community feel. We are looking forward to the new Cook facility this year as well. Go Phoenix!

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2013
Wesley is a wonderful learning environment in a diverse setting reflective of southeast Atlanta. As a parent, I have been continuously impressed by Wesley's teachers, leadership and parental involvement. It is a privilege to send my child to Wesley.

- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2013
We love Wesley International Academy. Our son started in Kindergarten and will be in 3rd grade in a couple of weeks. The single gender classrooms, IB curriculum, uniform policy, and daily Mandarin Chinese lessons are what attracted us to the school and we have been very happy and satisfied with all of those aspects. In addition, we have found a strong, diverse community of parents/families, teachers, and administrators. The school has grown immensely and positively in its governance over the past several years and we now have an exciting new facility that will better serve our needs as a school. We've had a great experience so far and look forward to even better times ahead!

- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2013
We are returning for our 5th year at Wesley International Academy. We are extremely pleased with the school. My favorite qualities of the school are the teaching skills of the teachers and the warm parnet community.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2013
I just read a review that was posted this week and was exactly what I was going to post! They held their 2013 lottery a few weeks ago and they pulled actual names out of a hat, not assigned lottery numbers like other charter schools. Plus, they pulled the same names multiple times and when the lottery was over, they hadn't even called all the names for the wait list, so they were missing our child's name altogether than claimed it must have been our error. Someone within the DOE needs to keep a close eye on this school since they seem to play favorites ALL the time.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2013
When choosing students in the lottery they use a pick out of a hat method ("random"). Most charter schools use a number method to curb cheating. When they were choosing the students in the lottery names came out of the hat twice. When confronted, the administration said it must have been an error due to a online application and a mailed in application. This is ridiculous. In addition there were students who applied who were not called . Students who were miscatagorized. I have to say the administration seems to be very disorganized.

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2013
Wesley International Academy, under the leadership of Principal Bradley, the BOD and PTA is an excellent school for those seeking a rigorous curriculum, a world view through International Baccalaureate curriculum, daily Mandarin Chinese instruction and the opportunity to be involved as a parent. Our children have attended their entire elementary schooling at WIA and the school is meeting our expectations and needs. We look forward to even better days ahead now that the Charter has been renewed for five years, the parent led BOD has authority and a solid Principal is in place implementing best practices. We recommend this school

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2013
Incredibly unique and amazing school! You can t find any other free school in Atlanta that provides daily Chinese, International Baccalaureate curriculum, and a single gender setting. Our family has been a at Wesley since it s 1st year, 6 years total. Although the Chinese, parent involvement, and instruction has always been high quality for us, the leadership and facility have grown and changed for the better. We look forward to even more changes and improvements as we matriculate through 8th grade, especially in regards to expanding the facility. There is no other Atlanta school we would consider. My child thrives and excels at Wesley, learning so much every day and building skills to become a lifelong learner, researcher, inquirer, and innovator!

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2012
I am pleased with WIA. The expectations are set high and that's what our children need. They are taught from an early age to be independent thinkers and problem solvers. My daughter has been enrolled at WIA since kindergarten and her teachers are all great. The work load is very demading but so is life! Great job WIA...

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2012
We were unsure of whether or not to send our daughter to Wesley. In the past, there was a lot of shake up with "management," upper level administrators, etc. I am pleased to say that so far, we are THRILLED with WIA. Parent/teacher communication is exceptional, parents, teachers, and students alike are engaged. The new principal seems excellent...so far. Work load is challenging, but rewarding. Overall, a great environment.

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Wesley International Academy
211 Memorial Drive, Atlanta, GA  30312
(678) 904-9137
Last modified Wesley International Academy is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Wesley International Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top