I just graduated from the Bay Academy and it is more of a home than a school. The teachers are always there for you. Never be afraid to ask your teachers ANYTHING. Yes, the work can be challenging, but that is what you are there for, to work hard. The Bay Academy also allows you to show your various talents at the same time. I was in Drama Talent. In 7th grade My class 831!!!! put on the Cinderella play and in 8th Grade, we put on 'You're A Good Man Charlie Brown' THANKS TO Ms. Comas!!! I miss ALL of my teachers!!(Ms. Lord, Ms. Comas, Ms. Norwich, Ms. Herman, and many other teachers!! THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!!! P.S. I am going to put my name: Tamara Taylor McDonald (Class of 09')!!
like many other reviews, i will start by saying i am an eight grader in the bay academy. Schools are schools but bay is a home. Bay is where we started our transition from kids to young adults. Bay is a palce you can feel welcome. Sometimes it's not even a school its a place of enjoyment.Don't get me wrong the work can be a tad difficult, but the teachers are there with us every step of the way to help ease the pain. Wheter the pain be about school or not. I'm graduating this year and more than my friends i will miss bay. It was my home and i loved it there. But when u love something and let it go, at least you always kknow there some lucky kid who'll have the opputunity to enjoy it after u. I'll miss u bay
I was a student at the Bay Academy a few years ago and I only have fond memories of the school. The transition from elementary to middle school can be difficult, but Bay kind of helps you out with that. I made friends in the first few minutes of school, many of whom I'm still in touch with. The teachers are also fantastic, and you're free to ask questions since that will only help your understanding of the material. It's great that Bay Academy offers regents programs (that is extremely helpful in high school! Take advantage of that!) and also get involved in school activities so you have memories to keep :)
I go to the Bay Academy right now and the school's description cannot finish. It is the bestest school ever in the whole whole world! I would strongly recomend this school. The envioroment is safe and clean.
Bay Academy is an AMAZING middle school the students and faculty are so kind. When you walk through the entrance of Bay you feel at home.
im in the 8th grade and im graduating this year i am very sad to leave this school because i love the teachers and they are very helpful i highly recomend this school to children.
I'm in the 8th grade. Bay Academy is the best middle school any kid can go to. It is very clean and a lot of great teachers. Bay Academy has an A+. I would highly recommend Bay Academy for your child.
Im an 8th grader at the bay academy and I loved my time here. Its a very nurturing environment where you can learn as well as have fun. the school offers some extra curricular activites, and an Earth Science and Math A regents. classes are relatively small so getting individual attention from teachers is never a prblem. im not exactly excited about leaving the bay academy because I loved it sooo much but thanks to the bay academy I think Im pretty prepared for what high school has in store for me. -jazmyn Nathaniel
I love this school. I really do. It's made me a whole lot happier than I ever was at my elementary school. But it hasn't challenged me as much as it could in some subjects and the administration isn't the best. The other grades are fine, but my assistant principal and dean don't seem to punish the people that should be punished. But overall, I still give Bay 5 stars because I love it so much.
I am now in my 2 year in Bay Academy. I love it so much! all of the teachers are awsome. I feel bad that I have to graduate next year:(
I find that the staff is always very helpful and willing to assist with any matter concerning my child.
I am very pleased that I chose IS 98 for my daughter. the teacher interaction and feedback is great and the principal and other staff are very attentive to the needs of the kids and respond quickly to issues.
As a graduate I have fond memories of this school. Class sizes are relatively small and there are a variety of planned activities. The teachers are amazing, and you can talk to them about any problems you may have. It offers Earth Science and Math A regents as well as very good preparation for high school. Although it may be hard to make the transition form Elementary School to a difficult Junior High it is well worth it.
I am a student of Bay Academy and I love my school. I wouldn't care if I got into Mark Twain because I love Bay Academy too much!!!!!!!!!! It Rocks!!!!!!!!!
I love this school the teachers are so nice I love it! The lunch is pretty bad so I prefer you bring your own lunches and you get a lot of homework but its worth it!
Bay Academy was a wonderful experience for my child. He met or exceeded all of the standards for NYC.,as well as, passed High School level Regents' exams. He was very well prepared for his first year of High School. The population was diverse, the school provided excellent chances to achieve at a high level.
The school is pretty good. Not the best, I'd say the educatio is great, the teachers are helpful but the overall reputation is horrible. I doubt they think of the students much also.
Bay Academy is a wonderful school. The circulum is top rated and the school fosters the childrens ability to grow academically and artistically. My son truley enjoyed his time there! I paid for a bus to take my son from queens and it was worth evert penny. I would recommend it to anyone with a gifted and talented child.
My son is in 7th grade at this school. I have an older child that went to a different school and the quality of education cannot compare. This school actually teaches our children like they are young adults and let them grow at the same time. They have to work hard for their grades with classroom work, homework and projects. The principal and assisant principal are always available for any questions or concerns. Your questions are never ignored. I'm glad we had the opportunity to come to Bay Academy.
I am very pleased with this school, my daughter is in 7th grade and travels out of her district to attend, and enjoys attending school everyday.
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