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Academy of the City Charter School

Charter | K-3 | 279 students

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Posted June 13, 2014

Ok our school is great.. let's not go over the top everyone giving it 5 stars. It lacks several things parents..and if you're an organized person this School will BUG you. Several events and special days are complete CHAOS. if you have a little one, it makes you uneasy, breakfast time in the morning is also worrisome, kids just run a muck while I don't even know who ''monitors''. I learned fast and starting giving him breakfast at home before and dropping him after.. I was not completely satisfied with Kindergarten teacher either... she was in my opinion, a bit overwhelmed at all times, overlooking several hitting. pushing and fighting incidents. Everyone else and everything else is great.
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Posted April 18, 2014

my son has bee at academy from the beginning and is in 2nd grade right now. He loves it. It feels like a family. Everyone is so helpful and accessible. Staff and teachers are amazing. I could t ask for a better school for him.
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Posted April 2, 2014

Academy of the city charter are terrific, awesome, professional staff and faculty! Excellent school, my kid learn a lot from kindergarten! He know how to count, how to write and read clearly, he loves this school so much!!!
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Posted March 26, 2014

This is a awesome school it's more like a family everyone is so involved with the children's learning all of the staff are great, I know as working parents you sometimes miss a beat or two but not with AOC you will always be on top.They make it helpful with the google group and I must say couldn't have made a wiser choice for my son's education . AOC ROCKS
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Posted March 26, 2014

We love this school. The staffs are helpful and friendly, always available to answer your questions. We are very happy with this school. My Child has learn so much and he loves his teachers.
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Posted March 26, 2014

My daughter just started attending Academy of The City this year and I can say with all honesty that it was one of the wisest choices we made as far as her education. We had her enrolled in another school but after the open house, we were sold! The educators are top notch, the principle and his administration go above and beyond to be proactive and get to know each family. Even the Board of Administration head shows up for the children's shows and events. Where else do you see that? I really have no downside to add. Sky's the limit with this school. Well done.
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Posted March 26, 2014

Awesome school! I love the creativity in the academics and the attention to the social/emotional well-being of the children. The principal is fantastic and has assembled a caring staff. Teachers are enthusiastic, thoughtful, smart and fun. My daughter loves AoC.
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Posted March 26, 2014

It is a great school my daughter is in second grade, the teachers, the principal and the entire staff of the school are excellent.
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Posted March 20, 2014

Fantastic!! We transferred in the first year and have never been happier. The principal is incredibly gifted at what he does. He's always available, is in the hallways, in the classrooms and knows all the kids and parents by name. The office staff is friendly and helpful, someone always picks up the phone or returns my email promptly. The teachers have been kind, caring and very tuned into the kids. This is a progressive school that is child centered. Our daughter has been so happy here, and they're all like family to us.
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Posted February 26, 2014

This school is amazing!! The staff, principles, teachers, security are excellent!! I was devestated when they moved to wood side because the kids and I finally found a school we loved!! I changed them to a closer school and it's a nightmare. I wish I could get them back in to our favorite school!!
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School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 4:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • Richard Lee
  • Coed
Fax number
  • (718) 785-9592
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31-29 60th Street
Woodside, NY 11377
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Phone: (718) 487-9857


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