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St. Paul, MN
 

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1455 Victoria Way
St. Paul, MN 55102

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June 19, 2014
Great school with great opportunities for your child. I love the great parent involvement this school has constructed. I am very please with my son's kindergarten experience. I am excited for the upcoming year and what it will bring.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2014
After my first (very neutral) review was taken off the site, I am following Great Schools review prompts to provide another useless review. I think everybody should know: that this is the best school in the whole world. What do I like? Everything! How could my school improve? It can't because it's already perfect! Is this better, Great Schools?

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2014
Nova Classical Academy is the best! My kids are safe, happy, have great friends, and are getting a great classical education!

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2014
Nova Classical Academy gives my child the education I would have wanted for myself. My child receives a solid grounding in history, geography, science, art, music and mathematics. I delight in being able to discuss history with her and watch her grow and change as the world opens up to her through her classical liberal arts education.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2014
The curriculum is outstanding and it shows through the wonderful bank of knowledge that the students develop. The faculty and staff are well training and very dedicated to the students and to the mission of school.

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2014
There are many negative comments about Nova on this site, and I think that goes to show that it truly is a niche school that does what it professes to do. It is not a school suited to everyone, but it is perfect for me and I never want it to change.

- submitted by a community member
December 11, 2013
Nova is a solid school grades K-5 (the exception being the reading program which is ridgid and uninspiring). The school falters beginning in 6th grade where rigor begins to take the place of mastery and in some cases, common sense. For instance, no matter what kids have been taught, how they have been taught, etc., many 11 and 12 year olds are not developmentally ready for pre algebra. Nova's high school continues along the same path as the middle school but to an even greater degree. For instance, all sophomores are required to take what amounts to a college freshman level chemistry class. There are no other options for science in 10th grade. For some kids, great. For others, GPA busting. No helpful electives are offered to 9th and 10th graders making a significant portion of the kids seriously struggle with at least one class. Essentially, Nova's high school teaches to the top 5-10% of its students with limited options to kids who are not super advanced in all subjects. Parents should not assume that if their child starts Nova in kindergarten and thrives at Nova through grade 5, (even through grade 8) that their child will be able to thrive in Nova's high school.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
[Rigorous but harsh] Sixth grade was tough for my child because of the homework load and social/bullying issues. (Staff handled the latter quite well.) Some of the teachers seem to equate academic rigor with a harsh and humorless demeanor; I wish they'd make learning more fun. My kid responds to positive energy from teachers. And the history curriculum is definitely not everyone's cup of tea, what with its emphasis on ancient times, the male worldview, and Christianity. I do like that they infuse school life with virtues education (justice, temperance, prudence, fortitude). But sometimes "rigor" is self-defeating: Half the sixth grade had to repeat pre-algebra this year because the school was pushing seventh-grade material at sixth-graders last year! On the other hand, when my kid was in SPPS she was bored silly, it was so unchallenging. And I do like uniforms as a way to keep the focus off fashion and peer pressure and on school. I've looked at other schools, but there's no happy medium -- you either get too much rigor (Nova), or not nearly enough (every other St. Paul school). So we'll probably stay at Nova as long as our kid seems happy, healthy, and able to handle the work.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2013
My school is on its way to becoming the best school in all of Minnesota!

- submitted by a community member
August 02, 2013
My daughter is already asking how much longer summer will be until school starts. It is not that her days are lacking fun and relaxation, but that she finds Nova so engaging, involving and welcoming. The world-class (truly) curriculum and dedicated staff at Nova ensure a top-notch experience where scholarship and the development of the individual are the priority and the result.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2013
Nova is an amazing charter school that brings a rigorous, classical, private-school-like experience to kids lucky enough to get in the lottery. The facility is beautiful, the expectations are high, and the community appreciates the teachers. This is a disciplined environment - so definitely make sure it fits your parenting style before signing up. It's truly a gem in St. Paul.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2013
As a rising senior at Nova, who has hands-on experience and ample opportunity to observe what happens in classes, I have to say any comments degrading Nova, or complaining about its work load are utterly unjustified. It is by no means a "simple" school, it is by no means "easy." Nobody said it would be. Nobody said that a school that prepares you for life's struggles and hardships would be easy. Nova is a top-notch school, and I'm not just referring to the academics, which are only half of the deal. Nova's teachers are virtually irreplaceable--as in, I find my mind boggled when I look into their eyes and feel as if they care about me, as if they have a grain of compassion in their hearts, as if teaching is what they admire, and as if immersing themselves in work is what they love to do. Furthermore, as a student, I feel like I have thrived at Nova to extents impossible to state. I am allowed to speak my mind in classes; I have highly intelligent, curious, open-minded classmates to rebut my claims, and I have teachers to guide me through my studies as true mentors. If you want a place where you feel like people care and love and follow through with utter honesty, it's Nova.

- submitted by a community member
July 03, 2013
Our two sons have attended NOVA for most of their school careers and are now in the Upper and Middle schools. We love the school - for us the trade-offs are more than worth it. I think you come to have a relationship with a school the same way you do with a work group or church or community group. I think it comes down to "fit", and for us NOVA is a fit. Our kids are challenged, the homework is also a challenge but we have decided it's worth tackling, and we like the personality of the school (intellectual, artistic, sometimes quirky, but in no way "heartless" as some reviewers have said). There is also a mix of liberal and conservative views. The classical education approach is embraced by some parents who home school their kids, and this conservative group (some of whom are also biblical literalists) co-exist side by side with the majority who are more moderate to liberal. We actually like this aspect of the school's diversity, and are grateful for the chance it gives us to discuss differing political and spiritual views with our kids. Judging by the quality of the kids in the upper school and how they treat each other, the school is doing a whole lot of things right.

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2013
I have read many of the reviews on this page and have noticed that the majority are submitted by parents. As a student at Nova, I feel that it is important to hear from not just parents but from students as well. Nova is unlike any other school you will ever attend. Students at Nova are beyond close and I am not alone in saying that I can trust every individual there. I feel like everyone there is my family. I love everyone. A lot of parents have submitted reviews complaining about the homework load. Yes, it's not a secret that you have to work hard at Nova. It's also not a secret that you have to work hard in college and in life. Nova is more than just a school. It's a promise for the future. Obviously, not everyone will perform optimally at such an intense school. It's also true that not all adults will perform optimally in life. But the best way to prepare yourself for the challenges ahead is to get the best education you can, even if it's difficult and even if it means lots of late nights. Nova has something for everyone, whether you're a hitter on the volleyball team, a lawyer on one of Nova's Mock Trial teams, or the lead in the spring musical.

- submitted by a community member
May 29, 2013
In 25 yrs my fairly average kids (3rd, 5th, & 7th grade) will be running the world. It is my job to prepare them for what lies ahead. "Easy" is not what I am looking for. This is our 3rd year at Nova, My oldest struggled with the homework for about 3 weeks as he learned time management skills. Since then he has thrived at Nova while being active in Basketball and Track. I also enjoy watching my kids read and learn from the great authors and thinkers of history. From the journals of Christopher Columbus to the writings of philosopher Cicero. When I describe what goes on at Nova to the parents in my neighborhood, most just stare at me in disbelief. So dont take my word for it. Schedule a vist at Nova and see for yourself.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2013
I could not agree more with the previous parent post regarding homework. Admittedly, I have heard numerous complaints about the amount of homework students receive, however, this should not be a surprise as the school's emphasis is on accleration. I have 3 daughters that have attended Nova for two years now. Currently, 2nd, 5th, and 8th graders. My 8th grader and recently 5th grader have participated in plays that have taken them away from the majority of their school day. To be more specific, the plays were at Minneapolis Childern's Theatre and SteppingStone Theatre. I mention this to make the point that these are professional venues and most should know that the production schedules are crazy and my 5th grader has a rigourous ballet schedule to boot. After all of this, they are still above average students. In fact, my 5th grader is a straight A student. I just wish parents would really take a good look at what they are entering into. It is a tough school, but any student can be successful with parental support. Parent/Educator

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2013
I find the comments on homework interesting. The school set out to have a rigorous curriculum and has high expectations for all students. We have a 7th grader who participates in both fall and spring sports, music, and still has time to complete the required work. Our 4th grader is able to complete his work in less than 30 minutes. Both are children are engaged in the subject matter and enjoy school. Enough said.

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2013
After several years at Nova, I have to revise my rating downward. We still love the curriculum but are becoming increasingly frustrated by the all-consuming homework of upper grades and high school. My 9th-grader regularly is spending 4+ hours per night on homework, and sometimes double that on weekends. (This is from a high-honor roll student who doesn't complain and who never had a problem with the middle-school homework load, which was also significant.) If a child even has even one other activity -- a sport or mock trial -- she is pretty much committed to being up at midnight every night. I second the other parent who says the "major work" calendar is useless. So are the yearly homework logs, which appear to be roundly ignored. My high-schooler will likely tough it out, but I sincerely doubt whether we'll have our second child continue beyond eighth-grade. She's already showing signs of frustration and despair in middle school. I used to be one of the school's biggest backers. I used to think that any child could succeed at Nova. I don't think that anymore.

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2013
Nova is a great school, but that is not to say it is without flaws. It is still a very new school (will have its first graduating class this year) and there are definitely things that need to be worked out, especially in the upper grades. While I understand the philosophy of hard work, sometimes I wonder if it might be a little bit much. The school makes promises that colleges will examine the schools curriculum and adjust accordingly, but I am afraid that many students will be at a disadvantage going into this process simply because of lower GPAs. Many have talked about the homework load. It is not so extreme as many make it out to be, but sometimes it can be excessive. One of the only other real problems with homework is that teachers do not coordinate with each other. The major work calendar is supposed to take care of this, but it does not. Only assignments such as presentations, tests, and lengthy papers go on this calendar. A 4 page paper? A quiz? A 12 page annotation? A lab report? No, not on the calendar. I believe that Nova just needs to find the balance between a rigorous education and putting students at a disadvantage.

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2012
Nova is our second charter school. We attended Eagle Ridge and private schools before. Our 8th grader has really loved the warm welcome and is very active in volleyball and other school activities. Our third grader is loving the supporting learning environment and the new facility is just beautiful. The school has a very long waiting list of people wanting to attend and you can feel that most of the families there are truly excited to be part of the community of students, teachers, parents and school administrators. We are staying here.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2012
Nova is wonderful school. I have had 2 kids there since the first day. I have a child who will be in the first graduating class and we are so excited. It is a great place for learning but you must understand what you are getting into. My oldest child went to a public high school in St Paul. She was a straight A student in the IB program but her experience was not like Nova.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2012
Nova is a niche school; it claims to be rigorous with an accelerated curriculum, and it delivers on that promise. I can't imagine how hard it is to hold to those expectations. The parents below who are upset should simply choose an easier school for their children. That is why Nova is a choice. Keep up the good work!

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2012
We've been at Nova for several years. We chose Nova for the academics but am so disappointed. They are a school of homework, homework, and more homework. They do nothing to teach the children the love of learning. I could not be more disappointed in Nova. Every year gets worse and worse. I can't tell you enough - please consider a different school. No parent should have the regret that I have. Even my own child can't wait to be out of Nova. The teachers lack compassion. The academics aren't worth what your child will lose in the long run. Please, save yourself the regret.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2012
My son is now in 6th grade and has been at Nova since Kindergarten. I also will be removing my son from this school for 7th grade due to the overwhelming amount of homework and lack of support despite meetings upon meetings. Keep in mind that if it turns out your kid is not able to keep up with 11th/12th-grade level history readings in 6th grade, for instance, that there are no modifications for your child unless he receives a special-education test result that indicates he is "slow". My child tested at a 10th grade reading level and can't follow much of the readings, for instance. In any other school, he'd likely be an A student, but at Nova, get gets straight Ds and Fs despite 3-5 hours of homework per night. My son feels like a failure despite working hard. The nightly homework is so extensive that he can't find time to review for tests. He stays awake 1-2 hours past bedtime routinely to try to catch up in SIXTH GRADE. The most redeeming quality about Nova is that it's urban and exceptionally safe. Bullying is a minor problem. Parents are involved in the school. Your child will learn, but it might break their spirit and the essence of their childhood in the process.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2011
Our family has been at Nova for 3 years now and we have had a wonderful experience. Both of my children are average students but are always excited about what they are learning and they are learning a lot. The teachers have been responsive when I have had questions or concerns. The administration has done a wonderful job in seeing the new campus project become a reality. No school is going to be perfect for everyone but we are very happy with our choice to move our kids here.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2011
We love this school. I have one child in the upper school (8th) and one in the lower school (5th). First and foremost, this is an awesome curriculum. I love how art-music-history-literature all are tied together so that when students study literature from a time period, they also learn the music/art/history of that period. Every family has its own perspective on homework, but I'm going to be the contrarian: I don't think there's too much. My fifth-grader averages less than an hour a day, and the eighth-grader has about an hour and a half -- sometimes far less. Sure, when there's a project or research paper due, the older one might have a block of a couple hours working on research or rough drafts over the weekend, but she's learning interesting stuff and seems to enjoy it. In addition, I like that the athletic program is growing, with the varsity level sports (soccer and volleyball) this fall, and more to come. We have been very pleased with the choir program, drama club (for younger students) and fall and spring drama productions, which are really quite impressive.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2011
Nova has worked out very well for our family. Some of our kids have had easier times than the others and some have had teacher conflicts but that is true of any school (or life- have you always liked your boss or co workers?) What I like about Nova is that they force my kids to do their best, at what ever level that is- NO SKATING BY. I feel like they offer support in the way of tutoring, although I can't deny it can be tough to keep up and I am still looking forward to the "final" version of this school when they work out some of the High School kinks

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2011
Several months ago I reviewed this school and gave a very positive rating. I am now discovering why some families are frustrated at Nova. We are trying to work with the school to change a class in our child's schedule. This has been going for weeks - since before school started. The administration doesn't seem to know what their policies are, they're ignoring state law, and stall on making decisions. They do not even have a set of posted graduation requirements. How on earth is a family supposed to navigate this process? On top of all this, our child is on the school bus for 2 ad 1/2 hours every day.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2011
Nova is a rigorous school. The lower school is acceptable, however, I have not been happy with the upper school. Homework is a huge issue. With so much of it, the children do not have time for other activities. I find the teachers to be more strict than kind. The demerit/merit system is more punishment based and does not create a positive environment...it is more of a shame-based culture. Some teachers in the upper school are good (Ms. West is great!), but most are strict and heartless. My child has requested that he attend another school next year. I agree with him.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2011
Our child was failing for almost a year. NOVA kept assuring us everything would be fine. A law known as Child Find states that schools have an obligation to take appropriate assessment steps when a child is suspected of having a disability. NOVA did not take these steps. NOVA finally agreed to evaluate our son, and stated that he did not have a disability. We were also informed that he would be held back the following year. We enrolled him in another school and found out that he has ADHD, Dyslexia and a Speech Language Impairment. Can you imagine propping up your test scores on the backs of disabled children?

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2011
It took several years on the waiting list, but Nova has been everything we imagined. The teachers are fabulous. The school helped my child catch up to the other students in a matter of months after transferring. Parents are very involved, and my is the happiest he's ever been at school

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2011
I love everything about Nova (teachers are supportive, helpful, caring), except for the homework load which is too much for my 9th grader (joined Nova in 6th grade) to handle. He is struggling with his grades and I do not want to ruin his chance in going to college with a poor GPA.. He wants to go back to a regular public school but I am not too sure about the public schools and everything that goes with it. I am still on the fence about this! However, my 5th grader loves Nova and her friends. She is a straight As student so far. I am thrilled for my one happy child and I am also very concern for my one unhappy child! What am I to do about this?

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2011
This school is exceptional, from curriculum, to test scores. The focus is where it should be on learning. My children love it, too.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2011
NOVA is a one trick pony. They take above average students and produce above average test scores. I have been in education for years and I know that this is not much of an accomplishment. In contrast, consider a local public school, Somerset Elementary. The percentages of challenging students enrolled at Somerset (English as a Second Language, Special Education, Free and Reduced Lunch) are 200 to 300 percent higher, and Somerset still matches or beats NOVA's MCA scores. Now that's impressive! I deeply regret enrolling my children at NOVA and wish I wouldn t have waited so long to remove them from the school. Finally, the systemic neglect of Special Education students at NOVA is deplorable.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2011
Contrary to some reviews, we've been quite happy with the upper school. Yes, there is homework. Yes, students need to be diligent, however, there is balance. Celebrations aren't banned. Kids bring cupcakes to share at lunch on their birthdays. During "joust" period, classes have had have parties. There are lots of clubs, sports and choir concerts. Upper grades have had overnight "lock-ins." There are spring and fall dances. Regarding students' freedom to express themselves, I'll say this: there is a uniform code, and it' s enforced. Both the uniform code, and the rigorous academics shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. Choose the school that's right for your child.

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2011
Overall, my experiences with Nova have been bitter sweet. The students at Nova are genuinely good kids, the teachers aren t intimidating. However the work load is A LOT. That is my one and only genuine complaint, but it s not a minor complaint at all. It really does take a toll on students socially, and sometimes even health-wise. I find myself having to choose between getting a good night sleep or having to do homework. It can even be difficult to remember to eat supper. In my view, that s the school s only room for improvement.

- submitted by a community member
February 12, 2011
Our experience at Nova was very disappointing. We were very excited about Nova because we heard such amazing things and were happy about the opportunity for rigorous classes and the classical curriculum. My 8th grade daughter had a great first week. But several things went wrong for us. She loved her Algebra teacher who was new to Nova. However, after 3 weeks the school had to let the teacher go because she was not licensed in Math. The teacher they hired to replace this veteran teacher was a new college grad with no experience. It didn't make sense to us why they started the year with an unlicensed teacher? Also they hired a science teacher that had never taught in his subject area (Physics) so the labs they did, didn't work. We really expected that the school would have experienced teachers. As far as the other students go, she experienced bullying. When she and her friends approached the principal for help, he did not take the situation seriously. Since that time, my daughter and 3 of the other 8th grade girls involved, have left Nova. It seems like the lower school is doing a great job, however, the upper school is not a place I would recommend.

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2011
I have a child who has medical issues and this school has been absolutely wonderful and have worked with me to make his time at school productive. I am not sure about the parents that are complaining, but I have never met a more caring staff. They want the best for our kids and do their bets to make sure kids are working at their potential. The kids have plenty of dances and parties. The older kids even have a lounge to relax. Yes, the school is very challenging, but condsidering how behind we are compared to many other countries, we aren't doing our kids any favors. Best to learn now about competition before they get out in the "real" world.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2011
The previous person misspelled "principal". What do you expect from a parent that doesn't know the difference between principle and principal? A rigid education is what is missing in the everyday public schools. True, Nova is not right for everyone, but those who adapt to a classical education are far better off for it.

- submitted by a community member
January 29, 2011
My 8th grade daughter attends Nova Classical Academy . This is her second year and honestly it couldn't get any worse. The rigid and constricting environment restricts the children from expressing and enjoying themselves. On the last day of her seventh grade one kind teacher offered to throw a party for the students but when the principle found out, he stopped the plans at once because it was not academic. My daughter constantly comes home with horrifying stories about cruel teachers who constantly harass certain students because they are not doing as well as some of the other students. One teacher in particular throws children's belongings out of the classroom window when they fidget with things. This includes students with special needs. The learning in this school is very controlled. The restrictions on education prevent students from growing and becoming people of their own. As they grow they will find that they constantly rely on others to lead the way and make decisions for them. I hope we find a better school for next year but until then, I strongly encourage parents who are considering sending their children here to look at different options. Don't make the mistake I did.

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2010
My son attended 8th grade at Nova last year. Aside from homework that came in huge surges (teachers rarely consulted each other), we had a bad experience involving a history paper, which he had spent 30 hours writing. A while after turning his paper in, the history teacher pulled him into a room and interrogated him, asking him to define some of the words he used in the paper. While he got most of the words right, the teacher felt that he deserved a zero on his paper based on the assumption that he cheated. He put his heart and soul into this paper. Negotiating in a 3-way meeting with the teacher and principal did not do any good in restoring at least part of his grade. Over the last 7 months, the teacher has refused to return the graded paper to us despite many pleas via phone and e-mail. The lesson that my son has learned from this is that in this world anyone can persecute you for no apparant reason. It was just unexpected to receive such treatment by his school. He is now at St. Thomas Academy is much, much happier. It just goes to show that even in schools, you really get what you pay for!

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2010
We have a 1st Grader and now an 8th Grader at this school. Our 8th grader started at the school two months into the academic year. The school has done everything they can to support the older child's ability to adapt to the new environment. In addition to taking Conceptual Physics, Latin, Music and Art that cover the Classical and Romantic period, Algebra II and some fun afterschool activities like helping in a play, she has already made friends and loves the teachers, Our 1st grader is already immersed in ancient civilizations and takes pride in her oratory skills. However, most importantly, the school puts emphasis on ethical, responsible and caring students who have a sense of duty for a better world.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2010
For parents and students who want a challenging, accelerated curriculum, this is a great school. The amount of homework can be a challenge, but the children are learning great things. This school is not right for everyone, but if your child loves school, they will love being surrounded by other like-minded kids.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2010
Nova is truly great. The homework load is a bit too much and some of the books we read too early on, but other than that-- I love it!

- submitted by a student
November 23, 2009
Great school! Not only an extremely challenging curriculum but very involved parents! With those two elements in place, our Kindergartener is growing rapidly and is surrounded by children whose paretns are also actively investing in their children.

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November 23, 2009
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July 30, 2009
For one we are overworked. Two the whole idea of a small nurturing environment is untrue. People act the same way as they act at any other middle school. Also I have not really learned anything, what we are taught is basically the same things that other middle school students are taught. All in all, you should not send your child to this school.

- submitted by a student
July 25, 2009
Nova is a great school. I have had three children there and we've experienced grades K-8. The faculty are exceptional and the school leadership is deeply committed and proactive. There is regular assessment of all aspects of the school and changes are regularly made in response to these assessments. Parents are committed and supportive. The middle school experience needs some review. I support the school's effort to challenge students with rich content, but the volume of work is very intense and pressure to achieve is strong. My son struggled with this in 8th grade. I would like to see more attention to students' emotional and social development along with the intellectual challenge. This will be especially important as the school expands by adding grades 9-12.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2009
Exceptional school. My kids have been there since the day they opened. Could not be more pleased

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2009
Although this school has a challenging curriculum, you can learn what is being taught earlier than usual schools. The only thing that should be improved are the sports programs.

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April 28, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2008
We love the teachers and the richness of the curriculum, but, what concerns us is the board of directors and the lack of resources (and tolerance) if your child struggles in reading or math. The board has yet again fired another highly regarded principal and seems to careless with twice exceptional learners.

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2007
We enrolled our sixth grader at Nova several weeks into the school year. My daughter was at the top of her class in SPPS, and bored. At Nova she is challenged and happy. Because she had not been challenged previously, she did not have the foundation of study skills initially. The middle school staff communicated with one another and with us, ensuring she built a solid foundation of study skills and got on track academically.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2007
This is a great school that focuses solely on academics and classical education. I love that they wear uniforms because it takes the focus off of fashion in school. I feel that this charter school is like a private school without the tuition. The only thing that I'm a bit discouraged about is they may not have high school ready for current 7th grade students. I sure hope this changes. Nova is a great school.

- submitted by a parent
December 31, 2006
Exceeded my expectations! I for one am glad that the focus is on academics and not sports. My daughter was at the top of her class at a SPPS but had to catch up to other students at Nova. Now a year later, she's really blossomed and I couldn't be happier with the school. This school should be the model for charter schools.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2006
We had to wait a year to get in but it was worth switching. The academic focus and curriculum are excellent but what we have been most impressed by is the ability of the teacher to meet the needs of the students' changing ability over the year. The level of parent involvement required is high since it is still a start-up charter but it is very well run and managed.

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Nova Classical Academy
1455 Victoria Way, St. Paul, MN  55102
(651) 209-6320
Last modified Nova Classical Academy is a Charter school that serves grades K-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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