This school has a great staff. Many students who were failing or bullied thrive at WPA. Small class sizes and dedicated teachers make a huge difference!
My daughter loves the school. The teachers are great and hard working. Need more parent involvement but they are working on it.
Wilmington Prep is a great school! The tuition is free and they really care about the students!! The curriculum is great and students are learning how to play violin from a great violinist!
I am a teacher at WPA, and this has been a successful school year. I am amazed by the quality of the reading program that this school has implemented and the Core Knowledge Program. The Core Knowledge Program provides engaging and aunthentic learning experiences for elementary students. These students finish the school year having absorbed knowledge that is typically learned in high school.
WPA has caring staff that are highly qualified, many have master degrees. The student teacher ratio is excellent, the core knowledge curriculum paired with direct instruction and inquiry learning is giving the students a well rounded education. We offer Spanish, chorus, violin classes as well as PE and Computer lab. I am able to take my students on field trips frequently to expand their horizons and reinforce my lessons. The academics are rigorous but the students are motivated and excited about learning which makes me a better teacher.
I teach at Wilmington Prep. We have a dedicated staff who is committed to the success of each of their students'. We have a small teacher to student ratio, therefore we are able to cover a lot of subject matter each day. We also offer Spanish to all grade levels, along with violin, music, and soccer. We encourage learning thru hands on experiences by offering various field trips and community projects. This school offers students a well rounded education absolutely tuition free.
This school is brand new and With a lot of changes and moves made to help this school excel the teachers have remained in love and helping with each child individually. THere is nothing the school isn't willing to do to help the child succeed in the classroom and in life.
I love the smaller class size. I think the teachers are nice the Pricipal seems unable to do her part. It's a wonderful school if you want your kids to do more in a shorter period of time.
My child is goes to Wilmington Prep this year and has made really good progress. I can hardly wait until next year when they will be adding Spanish. I wish more parents would volunteer! This is the first year with year-round scedule and I think it has been very good.
School adminstration and leadership is a distaster. Lack of discpline policy, consistancy, and teacher support creates a poor atmosphere for as well as low moral. Teacher turnover is the only thing consistant. There are plenty of great schools in Wilmington, but this is truely not one of them
Administration is ineffective, special education department is a mess, behavior problems inhibit teaching. This school is a joke to education and should be shut down.
This is my daughters second year of attending this school. I have truly enjoyed it. It is unlike the regular public schools and is out of the box, and one of the things that I appreciate about them the most. Have seen a change in their organization from last year to this one. It only gets better.
Sent my child here as another option. Waste of time. This school should be shut down. There is no organization at all.
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