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Cedar Crest Academy

Private | PK-8 | 162 students


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Posted June 6, 2013

Cedar Crest Academy is an amazing school. I have two children enrolled and they are both excited about learning, they have a real sense of community and are inspired to explore their world.
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Posted January 29, 2013

I have a Kindergartner at Cedar Crest, this is our first year, and by the end of the first quarter, she was reading above her grade level and now reads anything and everything. We had a snow day yesterday and she was extremely disappointed and insisted on holding "school" at home just like her real school. The foreign languages, the math, the music, art and gym and especially the science is remarkable. She probably knows more about earth science than I do! She LOVES all of her teachers and the sense of community within the classroom and all of the families is remarkable. We immediately felt at home here. The families and kids love to get together outside of school and it is really great. I am thrilled that we chose Cedar Crest Academy. Every child and parent has a voice and is listened to and action taken to make the school the best it can be.
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Posted July 18, 2011

We couldn't be happier. The teachers challenge the children to do their best and are accepting of the uniqueness of them as individuals. Teachers and the director are available and responsiveness to parent concerns and questions and have our best interests at heart. We like how children stay connected to their grade level classmates but are moved ahead academically as needed. There is morning and after school care as well as a variety of after school programs from Lego Club to Music and Art. The children are taught two foreign languages. Class size is conducive to learning and there is cooperation between teachers of different grade levels.
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Posted September 15, 2008

Excellent school. We have 2 children enrolled and are very happy.
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Posted May 13, 2008

We specifically went to this school because of their individual attention aspect of teaching, but they fallen extremely below our level of expectations of what they told us would happen. My daughter is only in preschool and the only thing she has learned that she hadn't before she went in was the days of the week and The Pledge of Allegiance! The teacher doesn't even know how to communicate well with the parents and everything was catered to the morning class and nothing was for the afternoon class, we paid just as much as the other parents but always had to rearrange our schedules if we wanted our children to be included in the special, yet occasional times. No thought or planning, it is a glorified daycare! I know over 1/2 of the parents that I have spoken with have the same feelings and none of us are bringing the
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Posted July 19, 2006

We've had two children at this school for the past 5 years and wouldn't think of going anywhere else. Curriculum is well rounded with extensive opportunity in foreign languages. Academics are outstanding with individual attention given based on child's skill levels not age/grade. Teachers and administrative staff is fantastic. Small school with good teacher/student ratios. Great parent participation opportunities. After school clubs are diverse in selection with something for everyone.
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Posted August 28, 2005

Outstanding academics which include foreign language from kindergarden to 8th grade. All children are expected to perform at least at their grade level. However, for the children who are capable of more, guided support at higher levels is provided and encouraged. A wide selection of creative extracurricular activities ranging from Asian Cooking and Yoga to team sports such as track and field, basketball, volleball, and soccer.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 69%
Multiracial 13% 2%
African-American 2% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Hispanic 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Bette Moen
  • Coed
  • Nonsectarian
  • CEC
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  • (248) 625-1091


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8970 Dixie Highway
Clarkston, MI 48348
Phone: (248) 625-7270


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