We love ARA. Our kids have been attending the last four years and couldn't be any happier! We appreciate the smaller class sizes. This allows teachers to focus on each child and give them any additional attention or help needed. No child falls through the cracks. We saw our shy daughter grow into a confident young girl. She makes friends quickly, adapts to larger group activities easily, and performing through the fabulous performing arts program in front of audiences with enthusiasm! All in such a short time! I definitely credit the school for this new found self esteem and growth which we are continuing to build on. All of our children are excelling academically, socially and loves school. We are both working parents so the longer school hours comes in handy. Kids are enrolled into after school programs on campus which eliminates shuttling them around. No homework is so great because after long work days and long school days, we get to come home and catch up at the dinner table as a family! We can't express our gratitude for ARA. This has all contributed to a true love of learning for our kids!
Best private school ever!!!! My child loves to go to school and never wants to go home. This is a first for us. With the wonderful academic environment and top notch performing arts program you get it all in one location. To top it off we get access to outstanding after school programs. Thank you ARA for making my child's as well as my husband and my life better.
ARA is the worst private school on the Island! The only reason it is even open is to provide its' founders with a tax shelter. The teachers are not state certified and many do not even have teaching degrees. The cep claims to be a former physician yet there is no record of her having a medical license or medical degree in the U.S. Save your money, time, and children and stay away from ARA!!
Most of my children's homework is done at school, however there is light homework or finishing up of classwork that is assigned almost daily. Occasionally they are assigned projects that are partially completed at home (science fair projects, etc).
I am a happy parent with two happy children that have been attending ARA for three academic school years. The school provides a nurturing environment where my children thrive. I especially recommend this school to those who feel their children will do best in a small class room environment. Very pleased with the school, teachers, administration, and fellow parents. It takes a village to raise a child and this school I feel, is that village.
Teachers keep me well informed of my child's progress. Teachers are very receptive to talking to parents at anytime should there be questions regarding my child. As well, they are swift to let me know if they have concerns, in a kind and respectful manner.
Since it is such a small school you get the feel of being in a family-like atmosphere where everyone is looking out for the best interest of all the children. Children feel supported by their peers, teachers, administration, their parents and their peers parents. This kind of environment, I feel promotes, compassion, caring, and empathy in children.