Salisbury Academy is a really great little school. The class sizes are small so your child can get more individual assistance. The teachers are very professional. If your child suffers from ADHD and has a hard time turning organizing, this is not the school for you. They can & will work with the student to a point, but then it becomes too difficult for them to assist. If, academically your child is on track, your biggest challenge will be dealing with the Administration concerning bullying. They are not proactive "enough". They will meet with you to listen to your concerns, but then, if there are not enough witnesses, sadly they will not do anything about it. No child should have to tolerate being afraid. It's unacceptable. There were 2 other reviews that mentioned bullying "would fall on deaf ears" when I was researching the school but the date was so old I dismissed them. I shouldn't have. For this reason and ONLY this reason I rate the school as a 2 star. Otherwise it would deserve a 5 star rating.
Our family has been at Salisbury Academy for 3 years now and it has been a fantastic experience. Our daughter is thriving and getting a great education in the basics (math/science/history) as well as music, foreign language, computers, and frequent field trips to reinforce learning with real life experiences. In his first half-year at the school, our son has gone from complete disinterest in reading, writing, or even holding a pencil to LOVING school. He writes his name, picks out the words he has learned in books and is excited to find out what he will learn next. It is truly a family environment where children are known and nurtured.
We have been pleased with the amount of homework given and required of our children. We appreciate that teachers use class time effectively and limit the amount given at the end of each day. One big positive that we all love is the monthly "family night" where instead of homework assigned families are encouraged to spend time together.
We have been a Salisbury Academy family for 9 years and cannot say enough wonderful things about this school! Our children are happy, thriving and engaged. They are learning by leaps and bounds in a positive, safe, healthy and nurturing environment. We love Salisbury Academy!
My family has been part of the Salisbury Academy family going on 16 years. Salisbury Academy is an excellent learning facility with wonderful teachers and staff. Students are academically challenged and offered "hands-on" and active learning opportunities like none other in the surrounding area. Our alumni students are consistently successful in high school and college because they are so well prepared and develop a love of learning early in their education. The teachers are highly qualified and energetic. Not only does S.A. focus on academics, but helping children to become leaders by encouraging them in public speaking and presentations. My children have been greatly impacted by the wonderful academics and teachers at Salisbury Academy. We are so grateful!
Salisbury Academy is a wonderful school. The teachers are so caring and offer such interesting lessons. My son is excited about learning. As you walk through the halls of the building, you will see smiling faces and a warm atmosphere. The school has high academic standards and is current on technology and new teaching trends. The school is also Christian based and offers prayer and chapel. All of these aspects contribute to making Salisbury Academy a leading school in North Carolina.
It is a privilege to work at Salisbury Academy with so many knowledgeable, creative, and caring professionals. This is my sixth year woking at the school and I love it! My friends who are teachers at other school are always asking me to let them know when we might have an opening for them.