The principal sends emails to parents about issues arising at the school and encourages us to talk with our students about these issues. My son was recently suspended from school for engaging in a scuffle with another student. The manner in which they handled the suspension was done with integrity and fairness.
Before my daughter attended this school her self esteem was crumbling due to bullying at her old school that staff rarely if ever tried to intervene. At PAPA there is a diverse set of kids where individuality is celebrated and respect among peers is expected.
This school is amazing. My daughter spent her elementary years miserable, it was a fight everyday to get her to go. She's now in her second year at PAPA and loves to go everyday. Even though it's about art school, standard curriculum is taught and my child is held to a high standard but she wants to do well and cares about learning now. She loves her visual art class, has improved so much in dance, and even loves her piano class even after years of private lessons. If your child loves the performing arts or has had trouble "fitting in" somewhere else, this school is perfect for kids like this. It's not for kids who don't want to perform. It's also not for kids who rather spend their days belittling others,
I am a student at this school and even though the staff can come of as rude they really do want to help you. You have to put up the effort and not expect them to do everything. over al I think this school is absolutely wonderful and I would recommended this school to anyone wanting to go in to the 6 grade to the 12 grade