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.
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.
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
This is an amazing school. I have 2 children in this school and couldn't be happier. The children are in a wonderful community of other children. They are academically challenged. The small class size allows for lots of individualized attention. Both of my children are quite different in their needs. My daughter has learned to be assertive and now does great with public speaking. My son has learned to follow instructions and gained listening skills. This is the most rigorous school in town. The math and science are started early as are the foreign languages of which they are learning French and Spanish at all grade levels. The teachers are kind and caring and have a great balance of dicipline and nuturing. Both of my children have learned to be more independent in their school work and have been challenged at every level. The afterschool activities include science club which my daughter loves. The school truly puts the needs of the child first.
RASA is an incredible, small school near downtown Rochester. We first started looking at private schools because at the time, the public schools only offered 1/2 day kindergarten. We couldn't be happier, and plan to keep our kids at RASA until they age out. There are small classes with amazing teachers, rigorous academics (our kindergartener now adds, subtracts, reads at a basic level, knows about countries around the world, speaks some basic french and spanish, and asks ridiculously insightul questions). And with all this, he loves going to school every single morning. There is after school care available - not just child care but also great activities like Chinese Club, piano lessons, and lego club. We can't recommend it highly enough.
We have been at the school now for three years and are constantly amazed at how well our two children are doing both academically and socially. Small class size, dedicated teachers, rigorous academics and two foreign languages all come together to make this an excellent small school. The teaching staff know all of the students giving the school a very friendly nurturing environment.