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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly agree (11 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly agree (7 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly agree (7 responses)
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Just right (11 responses)
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Very effective (8 responses)
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Is there someone at this school who you want to say "thanks" to?
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Currently, most people answered School leader (7 responses)
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Nova Classical Academy 1

Posted April 23, 2016
- a parent
As a former parent, I have watched important decisions regarding children's safety at Nova be left to parent mob rule instead of letting qualified professionals keep kids safe. The school does not empower their administrators and teachers to take action when needed. A quick google news search will tell you whether this is somewhere you feel comfortable sending your children.

Nova Classical Academy
Develops empathy: Strongly disagree

Posted April 23, 2016
- a parent
Students from all minority groups face exclusion and current parents want to alter the anti-bullying policy to allow first amendment exemptions. This does not teach students compassion or empathy.


Nova Classical Academy
Grateful to: Staff member

Posted February 24, 2016
- a parent
All staff members sacrifice greatly for their students at Nova, as school days often start with meetings at 7am and grading that stops at 10pm each night or later. I know whole weekends where staff has committed to clubs, grading essays rather than "choose the letter" tests, and administrative development.

Nova Classical Academy
Teacher effectiveness: Very effective

Posted February 24, 2016
- a parent
Educators keep an advanced program while meeting the diverse educational needs of a classroom that is chosen by random lottery. Best efforts are made to accommodate IEPs, and parents who work openly find a willing partner.

Nova Classical Academy
Amount of homework: Just right

Posted February 24, 2016
- a parent
Homework is not (and cannot) be balanced among classes, but each is specific to develop knowledge or solution-building approaches that will be necessary in their next scholastic endeavors.


Nova Classical Academy
Develops grit: Strongly agree

Posted February 24, 2016
- a parent
Curriculum is advanced and challenging. Many children develop writing and logic one associates with early years in college by the time they are in sixth grade.

Nova Classical Academy
Develops respect: Strongly agree

Posted February 24, 2016
- a parent
Children are taught respect actively rather than left simply to observe passively. Again, this is part of a greater commitment to developing a broad base of values that will serve them well as adults in a wider world.

Nova Classical Academy
Develops empathy: Strongly agree

Posted February 24, 2016
- a parent
Even as culture issues occasionally pop up, it is the parents who are in conflict. The children continue to show one another caring and empathy that has been fomented by interaction with each other and the school.


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Develops honesty: Strongly agree

Posted February 24, 2016
- a parent
Values are actively taught at all ages-- ones that respect the plurality in ethnicity, religion, gender and any other orientation.

Nova Classical Academy 5

Posted February 24, 2016
- a parent
Nova has shown great results through adherence to a Classical model supported with development aimed to produce independent thinking, sound judgment and values. Naturally, some parents have confused/conflated this with religious principles, but most continue to respect the administration and staff and their adherence to state law.

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Nova Classical Academy
1455 Victoria Way, St. Paul, MN  55102
Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 159 reviews. (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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