I have been going to this school for almost 9 years now. I've had my ups and downs at this school but no school is ever perfect. Over all I've absolutely loved my experience at Village and I would never want to go anywhere else. The teachers are amazing, the students overall are extremely nice and welcoming. There are some rude students but where will you find a school with perfect students. I've been very happy with the education and I'm sure that it will benefit me in college and for the rest of my life.
Excellent, caring teachers! I've loved all the teachers my three students have had over the past 10 years they have been at this school. Very tight-knit community and wonderful for my children.
From a student's perspective, this school has a lot to offer. The three academic tracks (general college prep, math/science, fine arts) allow a flexible curriculum tailored to the student's interest. The teachers are devoted and truly care about the students. I often see teachers stayed till eight or nine at night so they can attend the sporting events to support their students. I will be graduating in a month, and Village has made the college application process a breeze. Great college counselor! There can be an adverse relationship with the administration at times, but never beyond an unacceptable point. I am grateful for my education at Village.
My son, currently a junior, has been a student at Village academy since kindergarten. He not only has had an outstanding academic experience, but has been able to participate in activities and classes he never would have experienced in a public school setting. The teachers are caring, nurturing, and work individually with the students way beyond the "call of duty". I have never known of a drugs in the school or a pregnancy in the 12 years we have been there, and the students are extremely respectful. The administrators and teachers are always available for conversations or assistance. when my son was ill, his math teacher skyped him every day to give him a private class! We would not consider any other venue for our child and some of the negative reviews on this website should probably be discounted as "sour grapes". Talk to the parents who have children there currently for an accurate review of this outstanding school.
this is from a childs standpoint at the school.. unlike what the parents say this school is the worst. all the kids are snobby and the other day some kid kept saying "i dont want to know you cause your not cool enough" and she was only in third grade. and just in my class people hurt eachothers feeling alot that the parents and teacher JUST DONT SEE!!!! like this boy said you dont mean anything to anybody to one of my friends . and friendships are horroble... kids always judge people on what there wearing or say and the forieghn languages are just to hard for elementry. i mean come on a 5th grader has been learning NOTHING in spanish for the last 3 years and then suddenly in 5th grade they are hit with having to translate sentences the spanish teacher cussed and the subs are mean just dont come to this school unless youwant your child to have a terrible expieriance!
My wife and I could not be happier with Village Academy. Our oldest child is in third grade, and we also have one in Pre-K. We have been particularly impressed by the quality of the curriculum and the School's commitment to keeping the class sizes small. They begin teaching Spanish and Chinese to kids in Pre-K, and the kids are exposed to a variety of offerings in the Performing & Fine Arts. Moreover, my third grader is in a 4th grade math class? We have never had an issue communicating with teachers. I realize that the School may not be the best fit for everyone, but I find some of the previous claims on this site hard to believe. I cannot wait for the new Pre-K building to be built on the "main" campus. It will be so much more convenient for our family (and many others) that have multiple kids. As far as we are concerned, you will not find a better value in the greater Columbus area. I'm proud to say that my kids go to Village Academy. By the way, I think you would find the same to be true of the majority of the other parents.
Let me start by saying I HATE this school. I made the BIGGEST mistake by saying to my parents I want to come here. I miss my od freinds, people gossip about you, and I have only one true freind. This is my first year and want to leave soon.
VIllage Academy is the best school my son has attended so far. He is in his third year at VA now, and still loves it there. He has been placed appropriately in math two grade levels ahead of his actual grade level. He is involved with the jazz band, loves the art department, and enjoys a diversity of other subjects I would not have expected. The small class size and nurturing environment have allowed him to have an exceptional experience at VA. We have not had any problems with communication with teachers or receiving reports from testing.
This is my Childs third year attending VA and we love it! The teachers have been amazing. They provide a warm-loving academic environment and genuinely care about providing a diverse and tailored education for each individual child. The tuition is on par or less that other private schools and small class sizes (which we love). As for communication, I have direct access to my child's teacher via in-person, email, or phone. There has never been an issue left unresolved or unaddressed. I have always received testing results and have access to my child's grades online. I am sorry that others on this site were unimpressed or had a bad experience but I must say that we have been extremely happy and my child loves the school.
Fantastic school! Very high academic standards - on par with the best private schools in the area, but at 1/2 the cost. Teachers are fantastic. Great at individualizing instruction to each child's level of ability (e.g., many 2nd graders go to 3rd grade math). If a child needs extra help the small class sizes allow for individual attention. It is hard to slip through the cracks here. Communication is not a problem. I exchange frequent emails with my children's teachers. We transferred from one of the best public schools in the area and there is no comparison. Our son was getting lost in public school and is now thriving. After his first day, he was amazed at how calm and quiet the class was compared to public school. Diversity is greater than at our highly rated public school too.
This is the worst school I have ever experienced for my child. First of all, many of the children in this school are unruly. I made complaints to the faculty of bullying only to be brushed off. My child is a minority and I must say the outreach and attention given to children of color as it relates to transitioning into a school of majority is non-existent. There are great schools in this area of town, and if I could do it over again, I would have enrolled my child in one of the highly rated public schools in the area. The academics are average. Many of the faculty are dishonest regarding communication and disinterested in the child's development. My child went to school only one year here. I wanted to pull my child out after only 3 months. I would not recommend this school - especially for children of color.
This school rewards independent improvement, and the teachers leave my children without any questions, and they always finished their homework quickly enough to spend time with me.
Communication is definitely a problem, especially when it's concerning your child's progress. They have a lot of testing but never tell us the results. We do not know if our child is ahead or behind in reading and math. This makes it hard to know how to help our child with areas that need work. The classes are very repetitive and some children may get bored with this. The lunch room is always a mess with books and papers strewn about. They have lots of projects and most require extra money. Sometimes it seems more like a charity than a school. Some of the teachers are very young and inexperienced. The tuition is getting pretty expensive now.
The academics are ahead of the public schools, but not as well rounded as many private schools. The communication is terrible, and you are often left to struggle with administration to follow through with promises. If you are a high level volunteer, or if you donate a lot of money, your child will be treated like gold. Otherwise, you will find yoursel fighting every step of the way.
Our children attended this school from pre-K up to grade 6 before we relocated.It offers a solid foundation and strong curriculum.The teachers are easily accessible.The tuition fees are incredibly reasonable and well worth the investment in your child's future.I recommend this school highly;the curriculum is far ahead of the local public schools. If you desire a nurturing,caring environment for your child consider VA...
We have two students at VA, and we find that the academics are good, but there are issues which arise that sometimes aren't handled in a manner we like. We have had issues with after care and some unruly behavior by students, and the school has not responded adequately. In addition, we had a situation with our child being sick and that wasn't handled well either. In both cases the principal failed to contact us or address the matter and we were left to revisit it in order to have it addressed. We are struggling with the value of a private school vs. a public school, and are leaving our children in VA for another year based on their reputation, more so than our personal experience at this point. The school has many great programs, but it still takes people to run it, and things slip through the cracks here.
Village Junior Academy has been an excellent beginning school for our preschooler. She has learned to count over 100 do basic addition and read before even entering kindergarten.
I was in ALL when I went to this school! This school is a dream come true to parents! It caters to the child and the acdemic ability of the child. If your child is in second grade but reads at a forth grade level then the child attends the forth grade reading class. All childern learn to speck a second language starting as early as 1st grade. They also will know how to read music by third grade b/c they start playing music in the third grade! I have never seen a school with systems to insure sucess due upon the ability of ones personal knowledge to always be challanged and never being held back from ones ability!
Good value for the money. Great music program, caring teachers, good academics, and diversity.
My son goes to the village junior academy and he is very happy with the school. The academics is very good in this school. You will see a difference in a couple of months.
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