I love what my child is learning through the arts integration curriculum. I like that she has specials like media in addition to PE and art. Her teacher is always communicating with us. The special events that the school and parents organize together foster a great sense of community. My child was sad to leave the school she had been at since Kindergarten and it took a little while, but now she wants to stay at Doral as long as they'll let her.
I have had a very positive experience with all of the teachers my child interacts with. I also noticed that she is always referring to what they have taught her or what they have said during everyday conversation.
Curriculum is only so so. They do not push the students to achieve. They are more concerned with continued funding instead of educating children. While the teachers are generally very nice that doesn't equate to student learning. Recently I found that one of the teachers called my son a loser in front of the entire class and actually printed it on a handout I gave to the administration and nothing has been done about this. The administration would rather sweep issues under the carpet rather than address them.
The math teachers employee a 'three before me' method in math. So if a student doesn't understand they have to go to three other students before speaking with the teacher. If the student is shy or embarrassed going to three other students is not helpful.
Well this review is for Doral Academy preschool, Saddle campus. The teachers are wonderful, caring and very communicative with parents.
Also I'm really hoping that Doral Academy starts giving doral prek students priority/ transfer into kindergarten at Doral. The prek program follows the same Arts integrated way of learning as Doral Academy. And it would be wonderful to see the preschoolers to continue on enhancing the Arts integrated foundation that they learnt at prek further at Doral Academy. Instead of having to go to different schools for elementary education,
Doral Academy should rethink their decision of not transferring the Doral Academy preschoolers. The kids and parents love this school. Only good things would come out of this positive change. Give the Doral Academy preschoolers (parents) the option of transfer to Doral Academy. The Doral Academy is a wonderful preschool with a great elementary school.