This is our first year at this school and we find the teachers to be very caring, encouraging and quite proficient. My daughter's teachers genuinely love what they do. They incorporate creative ways to entice learning and solicit our input. They curriculum is appropriately challenging and we love their character development initiatives. Every staff member is so friendly and kind(Yes, they've seen me at my worst...) Every parent should feel welcome to the UA environment and experience. Even not-so-sociable parents like us are happy at UA. This school is top notch in ways that goes beyond just the great academics!!
Love love love this school!! The teachers really care about and love their students! I am daily amazed by all that my daughter is learning!
It has changed so much and definitely not for the better. We will not be returning next year!
I have several children at Union Academy. I am pleased with the education they are receiving, however in light of recent events, the school has proven that they do not have consequences for the children. Unfortunately, this school has proven that it CANNOT "do the right thing even when no one is looking". Good education but sadly lacking in discipline and good morals.
My School is Union Academy. I have been attending this school since 2nd grade and I am now in 8th. This school is a good school because of what they teach. The only thing that they really need to improve on is the everyday bells because kids get locked out of the school :(. Otherwise this school is great with character, diversity. Plus if your child is struggling with academics they always have tutoring to help them. This is truly a great school
My school is union academy monroe nc. The students love their school and the teachers. Love to hear how well the students do their grades and getting into college. The teachers seem to have a closer relationship with the students and help the students learn so they can excel in their natural talents.
This is our son's second year at UA. The teachers have done a wonderful job of delivering a well thought-out, challenging curriculum. We have watched this school take his love of learning to the next level. We couldn't be more pleased with the non-institutional atmosphere, it really allows for a relaxed, comfortable learning environment. Mrs. Gandy and her staff are always warm and welcoming. We have enjoyed watching our son grow and thrive at UA.
2010 is our 5th year at UA. We love the school!! One of our children is in the EC program and we have found it to be much better than the public school! We have not LOVED all the teachers we've had along the way but the majority of them have been wonderful and the ones we didn't love were still OK teachers, they just didn't give us the warm fuzzies thru the school year. Any issues we've had that were potential problems were handled quickly and easily by the teachers/staff. We are blessed and very fortunate to have our kids at UA.
Great school. Caring teachers. Friendly staff. Well-behaved students. Upcoming sports. Parents are crucial to our success. 5 Stars!!
Union Academy was the best thing that I hav ever done for my kids education. I hate I ever took them out.
Our children have attended the school for 7 years...and it is a reason to remain, as well as move to the area. Extremely satisfied with all aspects of the experience: from headmasters to after school enrichment programs, curriculum and instructors. Be prepared for
A small school with a higher degree in the curiculm. Teachers care about individual student.
I agree that everybody will not be happy in any situation. UA is a decent school. Where UA is handicapped is the level of comfidience of the staff to be able to communicate with the parents. Not all but in a great deal of issues that I had with my son's teachers, the teachers were reluctant and defensive. That effects some parents views of the school. It is not a bad school but there is nothing wrong with offering constructive advice. I just wish the atmosphere was more welcoming to all parents. You don't have to please everybody but you should at least make all parents feel that you are listening.
My kids have been at Union Academy since 2000 when the school first started, and I wouldn't have them anywhere else. I think some of the negative reviews are not surprising, since we are a school of choice and will always have some families who weren't happy with their previous school, not happy with our school, and will not be happy with their next school because that is how they choose to view the world. I have learned also that some people confuse 'not getting their way' with 'not being listened to'. UA is awesome, and most people in and out of the school will tell you that. :)
The school truly has the potential to be a good one. However, unless the Headmaster addresses the issues directly that parents have with the teachers, the students will have trouble reaching their true potential. He is very careful not to upset his staff. I guess it is easier to confront the parents than staff that he sees everyday, I guess. However, I don't know if it is issues of colors for UA. I think it goes deeper. Maybe additional workshops for the teachers would be a good use of their money to better the school. More training in dealing with students that may not look like their world or training in keeping a cool head. Some of their behavior can really make a child feel less than others. Once training is taken and enforced, the school could really progress. Their 2006 scores in math really dropped.
My daughter has been in the school since the first day that the doors opened, and my family has been very happy with the experience. Parents are encouraged to be involved in many ways, and this involvement helps to create a true community spirit. My daughter now knows that her father and I think that education is important because she sees how much time we have invested in the school ourselves. Academically, she is being challenged to rise to her potential and is taking honors and AP courses in high school. Because of the small size, she has had the opportunity to take leadership roles and participate in a variety of after-school activities including athletics. She may not have had some of these opportunities at a larger school. We are proud that she will be in the first class graduating from Union Academy.
I have had an issue that I brought to the headmaster's attention, and I found genuine concern, assistance and not once did I feel like I was invisible, that my opinion did not count. I have been at the school for 5 years. My 2ndgrader is on a higher reading level than my 3rd grader. I highly recommend UA!
The headmaster will be friendly at first but once you have an issue to arise with he or his assistant, you are treated differently. There is a great opportunity for good academics if your child is given the opportunity.
My daughters have been at Union Academy for two years now and we think it is a great school. The teachers are unbelievable, the students are great and the parent involvement is outstanding. This school not only teaches academics, but character education also. The students take pride in their school and it shows when you walk through the doors. They are polite, courteous and most of all respectful to each other and their teachers. We love the school and would not want to be anywhere else.
My first thoughts were that this was a great school. But the more involved that I became the more that I uncovered. The teachers do not follow up as you would think they would and could. Anytime there is conflict, it is like you disappear. If you seek a better education for your child, you may not get it at UA.
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