My daughter left a Catholic Grade School because she was having a hard time. She now attends Philadelphia Academy Charter School and in just one year she made honor roll. I think the teachers are great!
My son recently graduated from PACS and my daughter is still enrolled there. We have been with the school since its inception and have been extremly satisfied with all aspects of the school. We are also an anomaly from most people because we moved out to the suburbs yet still send our children to PACS; the school has great academic programs, caring and deducated teachers (such as Mr. Pagliore in 8th grade) and small class sizes which engages young learners and supports them in their academic pursuite. The principal is very involved and is also able to effective manage the business aspect of the school. School uniforms lets the students focus on their education and specialty classes provides them with an understanding of tolerance and respect for their peers. I feel that this school has prepared my son for high school and an academic future that includes a university.
I can't say enough about the quality of this school. Academically it is truly outstanding. My son has attended the school for eight years and is soon graduating. He has had some of the best teachers this city has to offer. There is a bond within this school that will leave my son with some very happy memories for the rest of his life. To the PACS community we would like to say Thank You!
i went to philadelphia academy from 5th to 8th they are very welcoming. The teachers are great every year i loved my teachers. They help there students as much as they can. It taught me more then what i would ever learn in a catholic school. The art and music classes are very good. We painted murals all around the school and music we learned a lot about how to read music, and learn a lot abouts its hisory. It was a wonderful experinence for me and most of the other kids i graduated with i hope one day i could send my kids to a school like this.
My best friend sends her son to this school. She can't say enough about the resources that are available to her this chool has small classrooms and a dedicated staff. My only concern is that everyone know this and the lottery list is so long my son next year will not have a chance. We need more schools that rank as high as this one for our children to go to.
This is a wonderful school. The environment is warm and friendly. Children that I worked with felt very happy there. The K teachers are great. They keep the children going for a full day. The art, dance, music and gym everyweek are wonderful for K age children.
Its an educational experiance. I myself am a student there, in sixth grade. Mrs. Brody, Ms. Atkins, Ms. Heinger, and Mrs. La Brasca are all very great teachers.
Great school, parent involvement is the most I have ever seen. There is a deep sense of committment from the entire school community.
I attended this school for almost seven years straight. It is a great school, and the teachers are friendly. Its great to be part of a cool community like this one!
My son has attended this school for six years now. We could not be happier with the education he is getting and the great atmosphere throughout the school. They have a good music and art dept, but the sports dept is lacking. I would like to see the school offer more in the area of extracurricular activities. I can't say enough about the quality of teachers I have had the pleasure of working with and meeting in the last six years. They genuinely care about their students. The principal is hands on and a model to his staff and students. I definitely rate PACS as a superb school, a definite A plus.
My son was fortunate enough to be able to attend Philadelphia Academy Charter School. He is eager to go to school everyday and returns home with a smile on his face. The teachers are hardworking caring individuals that take time to know and understand each student. I am so thankful that we found this school, it revised my hope in the Philadelphia School System. The curriculum is fast paced and challenging. This school gives new meaning to *No child left behind*. They recognize weakness and strengths and develop each child so that they can succeed. I wish every child in Philadelphia could have the educational experience that the children of PACS receive.
This school is what every child needs and deserves. It is everything that is right about education. The curriculum is excellent and well taught by some of the hardest working teachers I've ever had contact with. There is a strong emphasis in developing good moral citizens, they are not afraid of teaching difficult life lessons. Children are treated fairly and given many opportunities from acting in a play to being in the reading olympics. The resource room teachers are excellent, what they accomplished with my son who didn't make it easy on anyone speaks volumes to their dedication and ability. The children who pass through these halls and make contact with any one of these exceptional educators are truly blessed. Their is significant parental involvement, that is welcomed and encouraged. The children know that their future is now and they actively participate in making the most of it.
I took my son out of a catholic school and fortunatly got him in this school. He was becoming emotionally damaged by the catholic school he was in. The kids were mean and the teachers were even worse. I am so thankful every day that he got in this school. The children and teachers are so kind to, I can volunteer when ever I want and best of all this school has really changed my son's life. He is happy when he comes home from school everyday and he was on the honor roll. He has also won every award you can get. Thank you Philadelphia Academy for being such a wonderful school.
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