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PK-5|Private
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As a new family to RASA, we were originally attracted to the school because of: small class sizes (1:15), cultural diversity, downtown location so We can easily eat lunch with our child/volunteer, foreign languages (French and Spanish 30min/day, per language), 60 minutes of recess/phy ed each day, 30 minutes per core subject (math, science, social studies, etc.), versus 45 minutes in most schools. The school and classroom learning envrionment is calm--no oversensory. We found the shorter class duration helped our child increase attention, absorption of the lesson content and application of the material learned. Our child enjoys the interactive, hands-on learning, plus 1:1 iPad. With a 1 hour longer school day, and a longer school year, RASA students are academically ahead of their same-grade peers at traditional public school. We love the term breaks throughout the year!! This gives our family time to connect and our child an opportunity to re-energize and refresh for the next term. The IB program teaches character and values that help students become community minded global citizens. We have seen daily growth in our child and the application of these IB values. Our child has learned compassion for others in a variety of situations and has learned strategies in how to take healthy risks. Including trying new things, being creative, and inventive. The principal and educators impress us daily!! They're very nurturing, adaptable, understand each child and family's unique needs and dedicated by giving 200% of their efforts and time to help each child become their best!! We are blessed to be part of the RASA family!!



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Amazing school, lovely warm atmosphere. Teachers are so helpful and caring. My daughter is in kindergarten and loves going to school everyday. The enthusiasm from the staff combined with the curriculum means she is learning more and more everyday.


Develops character: Strongly agree


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The International Baccalaureate (IB) primary years program (PYP) focuses on developing responsible, thoughtful, inquisitive, respectful and knowledgeable students.

Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


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Teachers are great, communicate well with parents and my kids are exceeding academically and are happy and settled at RASA.



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RASA commences lessons at 8am daily (over an hour earlier than public schools) and does not finish earlier, so runs academically ahead of the public schools. Smaller class sizes also (about 11 - 14 kids per class). After school clubs include STEM, sports club, chess, yoga, theatre, & GATE. Great teachers, great principal, great private school in downtown Rochester. Across the road from May Clinic, on edge of a Mayo car-park, so very convenient for Mayo staff families.




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My son is entering his 4th year at RASA. It is an incredibly supportive environment with caring staff.



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This is our first year at RASA. I have two children enrolled (K and 1st Grade). I am extremely happy with the school. I am impressed with how much my children are learning. Small class size is really amazing. And both kids love French and Spanish! The K and 1st grade teachers are wonderful.



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Amazing small IB school - A community of teachers, students and parents committed to developing life long learners with a outward-focused world view. The Academic rigor is outstanding.




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I currently have two children enrolled at RASA (Kindergarten and Preschool). This is an outstanding school. The academics are rigorous (but realistic) and the teachers are incredibly dedicated to RASA's mission of high-quality education. As a pediatrician and a parent, I would recommend this school to any family looking for a private school experience in Rochester.



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The best school in Rochester, MN by far. We have two kids attending RASA for past two years and we cant be happier with their growth. We belong to the best rated public schools in Rochester, still we have made decision to continue with RASA. Great principal, outstanding teachers great kids and involved parents - a recipe for success..... We couldn't be happier with school choice for our kids

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