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74 Greenbury Point Road
Annapolis, MD 21402

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August 29, 2015
The school claims they have addition resources for students who need extra help, however, they don't have enough to support the number of students. They tested my child without discussing with me first (which is their normal procedure in talking with other parents and the school) and when I had their test evaluated by an independent PHD, I was told immediately the test was administered wrong and my child was exactly where he should be according to his grade. Almost NO positive feedback but are quick to discuss any bad days. The most concerning was hearing from multiple parents as well as witnessing for myself, they push "learning styles" (ADD and ADHD) and the medicines that accommodate it. Over 1/2 of an entire grade was on ADD/ADHD medicine. This is extremely disturbing and I pulled my child out. He is excelling in his new school. Hummmm Excellent PreK nurturing environment but rarely will you find new teachers or staff that is not connected to the Director in some way (family friend). School is good for some but not everybody!

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July 31, 2015
As a military family, we have been in a variety of schools. NAPS is certainly top of our list. The school has a challenging academic program and a caring environment. My children are extremely happy there and have made many friends. They are supported by their teachers and overall have a great sense of confidence. I was concerned by the comment that NAPS is not accredited but checked with the principal and found that is untrue. NAPS is fully accredited. I would highly recommend this school. The price tag is fabulous when you compare the other private schools.

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Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
May 31, 2015
I can gauge how effective the teachers are by how much my son learned over the course of the school year. He loves school and he constantly shows us what he is learning. My husband and I were both impressed. I should note that our son is bright and he would do well at any school.

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Amount of homework: Just right
May 31, 2015
My son didn't have a lot of homework in kindergarten. I feel that it was an appropriate amount give his age.

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May 31, 2015
This is my son's first year at NAPS and we simply love it there. He was a kindergartner this year and I feel like the school really met his needs. The teachers and principal are very responsive and accommodating in general. I am a teacher and I have been exposed to different schools. Some local schools aren't as academically challenging as they should be. However, I have been impressed with the quality of education there. My son is learning so much at NAPS. I am so glad that we chose to send him there. Not to mention, it's so reasonably priced in comparison to other private schools in the area.

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April 29, 2014
NAPS is a nurturing and positive learning environment. Our 3 children have thrived there over the last 6 years. Small classes, caring faculty, overall strong academics, organized systems, wonderful grounds, and a nice community of parents are pros. Cons include limited enrichment in math programs for students who excel in this subject, no instrumental music in curriculum, use of TV watching during indoor recess/aftercare/transition times, and lack of ethnic diversity. Overall, we have been extremely happy at this school and highly recommend it when we have the chance.

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February 03, 2014
This is a great little school. My children are in lower elementary (K and 1) and we could not be happier with their social and academic progress. In fact, we are moving to another state soon and we are having a hard time finding anything even remotely comparable in the same price range. We love that the classes are small (12-18 in K-2, even smaller in grades 3-5), 2 classes per grade, and uniforms in addition to an excellent music program, art and Spanish in addition to after school activities. It is an older building and they are bursting at the seams, but the administration is doing a great job keeping the building in good condition. We will be very sad to leave and I have heard that the curriculum is a full year ahead of the public schools on the West Coast and quite a bit ahead of Anne Arundel County Schools as well.

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January 23, 2013
My son is in kindergarten and this is our first year. Overall, this is a wonderful & nurturing little school with a caring staff & a small teacher:student ratio. It's also one of the most affordable schools in Annapolis. PROS: Very small classes mean that your kid gets a lot of attention; multiple recesses so the kids are moving around a lot (great for restless boys, especially); good communication between staff and parents; lots of chances for parents to get involved. I disagree with the reviews that said there are no after-school activities--there are many available, but you have to pay more. Before- & after-care are also available. They have mandatory music (chorus), French, and P.E. classes (P.E. teachers are wonderful!) CONS: a lack of ethnic diversity (probably the blondest school I have ever encountered!); curb-side drop-off/pick-up makes it harder to meet other parents (hopefully you have a good room parent who organizes events); French is the only language currently available (they have plans to change this in coming years; supposed to be a secular school, but the kids say grace before meals & participate in a Christian Christmas pageant. Wonderful school, overall!

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August 03, 2011
I can't even begin to express how wonderful this school is to our family! The faculty and staff are the most nurturing and loving people to all the children! The only downside is it ends at fifth grade!

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March 23, 2011
We are new arrivals at this school and were very excited to start given many of the previous review. We could not be more disappointed with this school. The "Mayberry" comment is rubbish. This is a school that plays favorites, is unaccepting of new families, employs teachers that don't have teaching degrees and is UNACCREDITED. My children aren't learning anything extraordinary And the way the teachers speak to the students makes my toes curl. In short, look elsewhere!

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January 25, 2011
NAPS is a small but close knit community. Our children are so happy here. There are limited musical options, sports, and things of that nature and everything seems to cost extra. However, the location, staff and teachers make up for it ten fold. The Director is open minded to all suggestions; bringing in new excited and well educated teachers and technology have really improved the learning environment. Parents are encouraged to come into the classroom and help with projects, parties, and on field trips. Love this little school.

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November 06, 2010
NAPS has been a wonderful place for my children.I have spent a lot of time at the school and I am more and more impressed as the years go on. I would recommend it to anyone who wants their children taught common courteousy and the 3 R's. Absolutely worth the money.

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September 27, 2010
I feel very fortunate that we have an affordable and excellent school like NAPS that we area able to attend.

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September 03, 2010
In reading the previous reviews I was curious to see that 8 of the most recent were written within 3 days of each other and 5 on the very same day. Looking at the time spread of the other reviews this seems suspicious. However - I could not disagree with the reviews stating a "nurturing" environment. My child was very unhappy at this school, learned very little and was afraid of the adminstration. Quote " the teachers here are the meanest people". From the mouths of babes.

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June 29, 2010
CON: Small school, no band option-music program only, small gym, fundraising, no auditorium. PRO: Small classes, lots of 1 on 1 time, foreign language, music, fantastic PE teachers, specialists available, less $ than many of the private schools, good kids with healthy upbringing, fun family events, opportunities to get involved, car line, affordable before/after school care, staff/teachers available to parents, and great location! Very pleased with the NAPS office staff, all the ladies are easy to work with, and always flexible. Both teachers and staff are really amazing women that love what they do and the children they have in their charge. We are blessed to have such a positive learning environment for our child.

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May 18, 2010
NAPS is a modern day version of Mayberry! The idyllic location, nurturing atmosphere and varied curriculum offer students of all kinds a solid base upon which to build. Both of my children attended from pre-school through fifth grade and were fully prepared for middle school. The staff is eager to help each child succeed and will work closely with parents to meet that end. One of my kids needed time to percolate and repeated Kindergarten. I have never regretted the decision and I appreciated an atmosphere that put the needs of the child above the ego of the parent! The other child required some subject based tutoring and his teacher and the onsite resource teacher worked with me to ensure his success. Children are taught respect for adults, classmates, and country. My whole famiy has extremely fond memories of this loving, happy school.

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May 17, 2010
NAPS does a great job, not only in educating our children (I am constantly amazed at the material our kids are learning) but in nurturing them as well. The staff never forgets that these are little kids, and childhood is a magical time.

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May 15, 2010
There isn't a more nurturing place to educate your children in the area! Small class sizes enable teachers to really get to know each child, offering lots of personal attention, and "old fashioned" ideals like respecting others, saying the Pledge, and being part of a community are an important part of the curriculum. NAPS is an outstanding school!

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May 14, 2010
The school is absolutely wonderful. Honestly, the staff knows all the children. The class sizes are small about 15 on average and the curriculum is top notch.

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May 14, 2010
This school is an amazing example of excellence. There are so many opportunities to become "apart" of this school and the communication with parents is excellent. The quality of teachers is TOP NOTCH! I have boys, so I welcome the help with kind and thoughtful discipline & our teacher's communication about issues in the classroom have always been thoughtful and considerate. We are very happy to be a NAPS family!

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May 14, 2010
NAPS is an all around great school with wonderful administration and family support for both military and civilian families.

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May 14, 2010
This is our 7th year with children at NAPS. We are very happy and pleased with both the curriculum and staff. The size of the classes allows for the perfect balance of teacher/student, teacher/parent interaction. The communication is strong, especially coming from the school. We are always kept abreast of the events and activities going on. The school is not Christian based however they continue to say the pledge of allegiance in the morning and prayers before meal times. This is something that public schools should have never gotten away from. The school offers an enviroment that is safe, nurtures the children both scholastically and mentally. The leadership at the school is strong and very professional. We will be sad when our last child completes NAPS.

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May 14, 2010
NAPS is a wonderful school with caring staff and teachers. The classroom sizes are small, and serving the USNA and military families is a special honor. The children receive individualized attention, positive encouragement, and good instruction in the basic fundamentals.

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March 09, 2010
I agree 100% with the last review: very involved parents, but unfortunately is not a positive and happy environment.

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March 02, 2010
There are two things I can say about this school: the parents are very involved and the administration and teachers do not demonstrate a positive and happy environment.

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March 02, 2010
The parents and families at this school are very involved. There are numerous fund raisers throughout the year. It is very focused on standardized test scores and hold children back who do not meet expectations in certain subjects. The administration has fostered an atmosphere of discipline over nurture. I have personally witnessed teachers speaking to children in a very unkind and unprofessional manner including my child's current teacher. We will be seeking out other options for next year.

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June 06, 2009
The school is absolutely wonderful. Honestly, the staff knows all the children. The class sizes are small about 15 on average and the curriculum is top notch.

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March 25, 2008
Great school serving predominantly military families in the annapolis area. The class sizes are small (usually no more than 16 per class) and the teachers are great! the facilities are well-maintained albeit with such a small school there's not much to maintain). We have 2 children in the school and both absolutely love it. Parental involvement is high. Most teachers find oporunities to allow parents to get directly involved with their classes (i.E. Assisting with computer labs, science labs, class parties, etc.) My only substantial complaint is the lack of a 'real' gym. The current gym is basically a renovated section of the basement. There may be some hope: the school's neighbor, the naval academy golf course pro shop, is relocating in the near future. I am hopeful the administration uses the opportunity to consider acquiring the building to expand the school and improvement to physical education facilities.

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March 19, 2006
Wonderful teachers and administrators in a small school setting. This school excels in all areas. The academic programs challenge and encourage students. Can't say enough great things about this school.

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Naval Academy Primary School
74 Greenbury Point Road, Annapolis, MD  21402
(410) 757-3090
Last modified Naval Academy Primary School is a Private school that serves grades PK-5
Naval Academy Primary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 46 reviews. Top