iI love this school ever since i got there I've felt so good about myself i am so much more confident and i feel so much more dedicated to my instrument and my art then i would have ever been at any other school.
I feel like it's a good community for my child to grow up in. Lots of the info on this site is wrong. I don't understand why t only has a 4 out of 10. It's got incredible reviews in the newspaper, and everyone I know that went to the school is smart and kind. An amazing school. Don't pay attention to the greatschools rating.
i go to BAVPA and am in 8th grade this year. i wouldn't ever change schools. the people there are so understanding, and accepting of everybody. the teachers are really nice to me and pay attention to my individual needs. and of course, the theatre is amazing to perform in, i feel like i'm in Broadway. its an amazing school.
Yes, you may not have as good academics as city honors at bavpa, but the people at arts are so much friendlier, and the arts program is so fantastic, that it makes up for the lack of IB classes. I honestly think that we made the right choice between city honors and performing arts for my son. He got accepted to both. His brother currently attends city honors, and he should be getting a letter in the mail soon from bavpa, letting him know if he got accepted. The school is incredible. Everyone there is like a part of a big huge family.
My child is in 7th grade at BAVPA and has always been on the honor roll. This year, however, a great many of the 7th graders, my child included, are struggling desperately with math, and the teacher seems unable to do anything about it. In addition, the principal stresses the children be given more homework to bring up school test scores, but if they don't understand what's going on, how does he think that will improve test scores. My impression is that some of the teachers either don't have the time or just don't care about our children. Phone calls are not returned, and neither is email.
I go to BAVPA, and I think this is a very good school. I think the decipline is excellent, and the academics are outstanding. The staff is very nice, and understanding. You couldn't ask for a better school. You would think because its grades 5 through 12 there would be problems, involving the students. There are very few if any at all. I wouldn't change school's for the world.