This 2015-16 school year has almost all new staff and many new students. Questionnaires sent to parents and students are extremely positive. New staff and leadership have created a very rigorous, nurturing, caring environment. The students are challenged with rigorous work and are some of the nicest students you will ever meet. This is a fantastic school with an overarching philosophy of continuous improvement and an emphasis on respect for everyone. Parents report loving the teachers and the small class sizes that allow for differentiated learning. This school is highly recommended!
November 08, 2015
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My boys and I love Albemarle School since they have been coming their grades have improved to A's&B's. My boys needed that one on one with the teachers and smaller class sizes. My boys love coming to school now they jump out of bed and ready to go where at the other school they would fight me every morning. The teachers and headmaster had even made time to work with the student one on one before or after school. I will be sending my boys back to Albemarle School and would recommend the school to everyone.
Great school with caring staff and faculty. Students are given a lot of individualized attention by super teachers! The staff are very familiar with all the students to due small class size. This is a great help to them as they progress from grade to grade.
Students are taught by example. All the staff and faculty show respect, honesty and fairness to each other and the students. This gives the students a healthy model to follow to grow into responsible, caring individuals.
The new headmaster, Dr. Holly Glenn, has done an amazing job turning this school around in such a short time. Starting this 2015-2016 school year, she has improved the quality of education by hiring only qualified staff (all teachers have a teaching degree or have majored in their subject area), requiring teachers to teach using the most recent state standards, and by providing interventions for struggling students. There have been so many improvements! I have multiple children that have attended this school for a few years now. They are being challenged and have shown so much growth in math and reading. The small classes are especially helpful for my youngest child. My children have attended public school and were successful there as well. We just love the close, welcoming atmosphere and personal attention that you just don't get in public school.
The headmaster and preschool director are highly motivated individuals that show their dedication to the school. Both of them show an enthusiasm for learning and are directly involved with the students. They are energetic and successful motivaters resulting in a staff that gives their best. My preschooler is well taken care of, he is loved, and he is treated like an individual. Importantly he is more than prepared for kindergarten.
My nephew began studies at this school last fall and its been a very positive and supportive environment. He loves going to school everyday now since he has been attending Albemarle School. He enjoys the afterschool sports games and weekend activities. This school really succeeds in connecting parent and childrens interest and activities. I volunteer at the school and have found the staff knowledgeable, caring and willing to go the extra mile to assist students needs.
While we attended Albemarle (2014-15)there was a total of 3 interim headmasters as well as over 10 teacher turn overs from K-12th grade. There is no flow in curriculum from year to year & books are bought from public schools when the public schools update their curriculum. This means the books at Albemarle are out of date but new to the school. Put kids quickly realized how far behind they were when they changed schools. Between moldy classrooms, constant staff changes & the lack of stable curriculum, we decided to leave Albemarle.
Terrible location to send your children. They change staff so frequently that you are surprised weekly with new people watching your children. Whatever curriculum they have is a waste, after removing my daughter we quickly began to see educational growth in her new setting.
I would highly recommend finding other options for your child.
Super staff that genuinely care about the future of our children. I feel confident each day that my child is learning to his highest potential. The teachers have very open communication and encourage parent involvement. A+ in my book! My son will continue going to Albemarle School as long as things remain how they are now. Impressed mom!