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Canaan Academy

Private | PK-5


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Posted November 1, 2012

I love this school so far. My daughter is in Pre-K and I have seen such growth in her education as well as social development. She is a bright child and they challenge her daily. She also comes home singing christian songs. I am so pleased and impressed, and that is a lot coming from me. This is her first year being there, but thank good!
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Posted September 9, 2012

Canaan Academy is not a 5 star school. It is more like a one star school. There was one year they did not pay their teachers the full contract amount, but only paid the few teachers coming back for the next year, As a parent, I will not be sending my children to Canaan because they lack honesty and integrity. The Superintendent and the principal are father & son, and they do everything under the table, and they are not open to changes.
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Posted August 1, 2011

Canaan Academy is an Excellent school. The teachers are well qualified and will go out of their way to help the students in the school. I would definately recommend this school to parents. The school provides great structure and the students are well behaved.
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Posted April 19, 2010

Canaan is a Christian base school with an excellent curriculum. The the students are in the 97% percentile. The administrators and teachers are not only concern about the students getting the very best education possible, the are also concerned about the children in general. Many of the students can speak 3 or more languages by the time the reach 4th grade.

Posted June 15, 2009

Very well structured, loving and caring environment that teaches your child to work to their potential with a Christ-centered focus.
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Posted August 21, 2007

This school has a good curriculum. The teachers are willing to help their students and there are tutors for them if they need them. This school has had a lot of changes over the years and I hope it grows like it was when it first opened. If not then congrats to those who excelled from the education that they received from this school.
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Posted March 1, 2007

Canaan has an solid academic program with a commitment to educating *each* student. The teachers are well- qualified and dedicated to helping each child succeed. Parents are an integral part of the Canaan curriculum and it is through a strong relationship between parent, teacher and child that Canaan achieves its success. My husband and I are pleased that our children attend Canaan Academy.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 97% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 24%
Two or more races 0% 3%
White 0% 51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Bryant Tatum
  • Coed
  • Christian
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207 North Central Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 367-6590


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