My child attended this school for two years and we were very unimpressed and have moved our child to a different school. For children that have learning disabilities but are socially able to be in traditional settings this school does not provide adequate stimulation. Our child was so happy to leave this school so he could have friends he could talk to and play with. There is also a good amount of turn over with the staff and not all the teachers are trained to educate special needs or learning disabled kids, but there are some great teachers there as well. There is very little communication between the administration and parents and we often felt like they were more interested in our wallet than our child. Finally, at the end of last year when we called the office to schedule a meeting with the principle to discuss some concerns we had we were told she was "to busy" to speak to parents. I would caution parents about this school, it's not what they try to sell and with tuition over $8000 there are better options available.
Our school is like no other! Students thrive socially as well as academically. Our parents are supportive and very thankful for Hope Academy and the caring qualified staff. Being a teacher at Hope Academy is very rewarding, especially when witnessing students consistently meeting with success. Stop by for a visit. You will experience a very unique, loving environment.
Greater Baton Rouge Hope Academy is a place where students are individuals. What a wonderful, nurturing environment. Whether the student's challenge is academic or social, Hope Academy provides Unique Solutions for Unique Learners!
Wonderful school in all areas. My child has blossomed into a young man. He has attended since it first opened. It is well worth every penny spent. Thank you Hope Academy!
This is our 15 year old son's 1st year and Hope Academy. We noticed a difference in him after 2 weeks of being there. He has been there now for nearly a year and he is doing incredible! He never used to want to go to school or do homework but now he gets up on his own and does his homework immediately when he gets home. He was rarely social but now he is a social butterfly. He assist in the school store and Kid's Kafe' which are two incredible projects that help our kids prepare for the real world. They had two dances this school year and never would we have thought he would dance let alone go! When we came for our tour before we started, we were so impressed with how happy and friendly the children were there. They would get up and shake our hands! If you have a special needs child you should really give this school a chance. Our son has done a complete 360! This school has changed our lives. Thank you Hope Academy Teachers and Staff for everything you do! I would give you more than 5 stars if I could!
How fortunate we are, here at Hope Academy, to have the flexibility and cooperation of the administration to truly address each child's needs. Every day I have the privilege of witnessing the genuine affection of the faculty and staff toward the students as they celebrate the "little" daily achievements and triumphs, as well as the compassion shown on those days or moments when the only action needed is a moment for redirection.
I cannot begin to say how much of a postive change Hope Academy has made. My 14 year old daughter has advanced socially and for the first time in her life she feels good about herself when the school day is over. Everyone from the teachers to the staff are wonderful and have made my family feel like there is hope for a happy and independent future.
My special needs daughter thrives at this school. She is normally very shy, but is very comfortable here. The love and tenderness that Hesse teachers show our kids is truly a gift. We had tried numerous schools to try to meet all of her needs, but we found our permanent home at Hope.
My son was a terrible student in public school due to learning disabilities that the schools made no effort to accommodate. He was often depressed and felt "stupid" and worthless and had few friends. Hope Academy has changed his life. He is learning again, enjoying school, and isn't being held back in other subjects because of his learning difficulties in mathematics. He has friends and feels good about himself for the first time in years. The teachers take a personal interest in each child and have time to work with them due to the small class sizes. I only wish we had found Hope Academy years ago.
terrible they made us leave because we could not shadow our son.. How can they be a school for disabilities and not have the recourses to help them? We had to take our son out because we could not shadow him everyday.. we both work
Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas are fortunate to have Hope Academy. It is amazing to see the progress children at Hope make in academics, social skills, behavior and confidence levels. They are treated with kindness and respect but expected to work hard. The teachers and principal really "get it" when it comes to the children they serve. They also constantly look for ways to improve the quality of the school. The small class sizes are just what our kids need. Keep up the good work Hope!!
Amazing school. Our son has become a social butterfly and a straight A student because of Hope Academy and the individualized attention he receives.
Fantastic school. My son has been there for 3 years after leaving the public school system which had no idea of schooling an austic child. The entire Hope staff reaches out to each child, they are caring, always thinking of ways to improve the learning for the special need children.If Hope academy didn't exist I have NO idea of where my son would attend school.
I love my school! Each child is treating as a special and unique individual. The school works hard to meet this unique needs of each child.
Greater Baton Rouge Hope Academy has been excellent in helping our child grow and become independent.
Hope Academy has been a fabulous place to work and I love getting up every morning and going to work there. The staff is amazing and supportive and its great to see the children grow and reach their potential every day.
My son has never been so happy and productive as he has been at Hope Academy.
My child has Down Syndrome. At Hope Academy he is expected to learn and work hard. The teaching methods at Hope Academy has given him confidence that he can learn and be a productive person. I love Hope Academy faculty and staff.
Hope Acadmey is a wonderful school that has provided an education unlike any other in the whole state of Louisiana, for special needs children. With Award winning teachers and great leadership through their principal, Hope Academy not only needs this money but truly deserves it. Please pick this school.
This school has made a huge impact on my nephew's education. Before Hope Academy, it was all my sister could do to get him to school in the morning. He was NOT getting what he needed from the public school system. Thank God for Hope Academy for actually giving these kids what they need - a great education backed by a learning environment that encourages and supports growth in each and every child
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