This is a great school. I have 3 boys who attend and they all love it. I like it due to the teachers; they expect a lot and help the students learn to be independent and responsible. They are very good working with kids with special needs. I love the small class sizes and that the teachers know most if not all the students in the school.
CVA has a lot going for it. (1) Flexibility: your child can be on campus five, three or zero days per week depending on which educational model you choose. (2) Size: small classroom sizes mean more individual attention for your student. (3) Leadership: want an approachable principal who greets children at the door every morning, sends you a weekly e-newsletter and cares about your child's success? Come and meet Dave Glick! (4) Fresh Air: my kids get recess every day, my elementary-aged child gets Phys Ed on every school day, and when the weather is good, my kids even get to eat lunch outdoors. Kids need exercise and fresh air to learn, and CVA doesn't skimp. (4) Diversity: the real world contains people from all walks of life and a child who accepts and embraces difference will get along better in the long run. CVA's motto is "We love quirky kids!"
Both of our daughters have attended CVA. Our first daughter started in 3rd grade and will graduate this year. Our younger daughter has been there since 2nd grade and started high school this year.
We have seen the school grow and our daughters thrive learning not only substantive material but time management and other skills they will need to succeed in today's world.
The public school system is broken and CVA is positioned as a model help our kids.