Real review. Be very skeptical of perfect reviews of any kind, nothing is perfect, definitely not PA. Overall the school was ok. Leadership from the principal and assistant principal was good, but that didn't always show with the teachers. What was disheartening was that the students (in my child's class) were very mean and unfriendly. A prevalent theme at small private schools. Kids tend to be in the same class with each other for years and are not welcoming of new students. Teachers did little or nothing to address the issue. The curriculum is good, but that goes out the window if you have a child that feels isolated by peers. Overall a school should have a good curriculum and good social structure. The latter was missing. There is a lot of nepotism, and a lot of teachers are not college educated/certified. Parent participation is encouraged, but not really welcomed. I always felt tolerated. If you are the type of parent that wants to drop your kids off at school, and be hands off, and your child is low maintenance-middle of the road (ADD medicated), then you may like the school. But if you want to be an active parent and you have an active child, PA may not be for you.
Absolutely LOVE Praise Academy!! Fantastic , school, teachers, staff and administration!! The BEST around! We look forward to many more years with this great school.
Our family found the school through word of mouth. It really is a Christ centered school but is academically challenging. It is clear the teachers love the children. Small class sizes help the teachers to monitor each child and communicate with parents. Extremely happy with this school.
Praise Academy is the best kept secret in Cobb County! The atmosphere is unbelievably friendly and halls are filled with the love of Christ. Every teacher and staff person LOVE our children as they invest in this generation for the kingdom. I strongly recommend Praise Academy and your greatest days are ahead of you! Oh and btw, the cafeteria is AMAZING!
Praise Academy is a great combination of family like atmosphere and high academic learning. They truly work with every child individually, placing them exactly where they need to be!
We're here by the Grace of God. Being new to GA, we almost chose a different private school. This truly is an awesome experience for my family. The teachers are fair yet they challenge and push the students to their learning potentials. We're so pleased with every aspect of this institution.
Not the best of schools for a christian school. They are very 'groupy' as in there are cliques maybe because most family members work here and their kids and grand-kids attend this school so the rest of the kids are treated like outsiders. My son attended for 2 years and for a christian school, they sure don't have a christian attitude.
This school has been a blessing to not just our children but to our entire family. Although the academics were rock solid when we enrolled our children, Praise continues to raise the bar each and every year. For a dual accredited school the tuition cannot be neat, The teachers and staff, from administration down to maintenance, are committed to the principles of this school... "Christ First, Self Worth, Academics" ... and nothing speaks higher than the fantastic examples that they all set for the students. I have a real peace knowing that my children are in a school where Christ is the foundation, and knowing that when they receive their diplomas, they will be positioned to enroll and be accepted in any college that they desire. I would (and do) recommend this school to any parent looking for a great Christian school with unrivaled academic opportunies.
It is refreshing to work in a place in which I work alongside other staff members with the unified purpose of teaching children to walk in His ways. We are not perfect and every day brings its own challenges. I know, however, that my fellow teachers are truly my brothers and sisters in Christ that I can call on when I need encouragement. What an honor it is to serve with them each day. We acknowledge that God is our CEO and that He is in charge of everything we are doing.
We decided to pull our child out of the GA lottery Pre-K program and enroll him here. The differences were obvious right off the bat. At Praise we receive daily progress reports, plus he has a weekly reading log and a small amount of homework. This school has already made huge strives with our son in a little over a month. We feel truly blessed to have found Praise Academy. From the moment we walked on campus you could feel the love and dedication the entire faculty and staff has for the children. I look forward to a long relationship with this school. Plus I LOVE the new cafeteria, they really hit it out of the park!
This school has grown so much and they are doing everything they can to provide the facilities needed. Great teachers, athletics, ministry opportunities, extra-curricular activities, after-school program... The list goes on. I am thankful for them!
Praise focuses on Christ, Self-Worth and Academics. It is a small school with a kind, family environment. My son was successful in a previous school environment with strong academics, but he was miserable and it took a toll on his self esteem. Here at Praise, he has found a school family and is growing more confident everyday.
Praise Academy has been the best decision we have made for our children. All 3 of our children have been at Praise. It is the most loving, caring, educational environment. It has been an extension of our home for our children. It continues to grow and expand in it's opportunities. Atheletics has grown to an amazing height! We couldn't be more pleased with Praise, it's faculty and it's administration.
Praise Academy is a close-knit family with values that mirror our own. We chose Praise because of the Christian principles and great education for our boys. The classroom size (average 15) is a plus compared to the large sizes in the public school system.
My school is Praise Academy in Powder Springs, GA. My son has attended Praise since 6th grade and this is his 3rd year there. He absolutely loves this school and is excited to go there everyday! This school is a blessing to our family both academically and spirtually. Praise Academy provides quality education to students and are accredited by SACS and ASCI. The teachers are very dedicated to their students and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in education.
Praise has been a blessing to our family! My children have attended for 3 years. During this time our children have grown academically, but more importantly spiritually in a closer relationship with Christ. We have seen them flourish in ways that would not have been possible in a public school, or other private school. It is transparent that the administration and staff truly care about my children and their growth. Parents that volunteer to help with extracurricular activities and sports are also friendly and dedicated in the giving of their time and resources. I could not be more happier!
I love Praise...they really care about the students! I have one child that is going on his 6th year there and another child about to start. I am so excited about having both of my children there!! The staff is great!!
This will be our 4th year and everyone and everything has been excellent. Would highly recommend.
I am so pleased that my granddaughter has the opportunity to attend Praise. The teachers and staff work extremely hard to help her. She is progressing, and we are so thankful for the time and effort everyone there gives her. They encourage, uplift, praise, and urge her to work to her potential. The school provides exracurricular activities for her that she just loves. She is encouraged to try many different things, I love the teachers, staff, and especially the administrators who always take the time to seek what might be best for each student and encourage each student to work to his/her potential. I am SO grateful that my granddaughter is able to attend Praise. The school is such a blessing to our family in so many ways. The best part is that she is in a Christian environment and she is always shown the Christ-centered way to approach her life. We are very happy with Praise Academy.
If you're looking for an "elite" private school education with a perfect faculty/staff then don't come to Praise Academy. If you are looking for a Christ-centered, Biblical worldview education and want to partner with the faculty/staff to educate your child(ren) then Praise is exactly where you should be. This will be our 7th year and we couldn't be happier. My oldest graduated with high honors and continues to excel in a state university. My youngest who is in high school is excelling & thriving at Praise as well. Although academics are important, the main reason we were drawn to and remain at Praise is that they make every effort to abide by their philosophy "Christ first, Self-Worth, Academics". It is a blessing to have a faculty/staff that care about my children's spiritual growth above academics & athletics. We couldn't ask for a better, more well-rounded education for our children! Grateful to God for Praise!!
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