We have been very unimpressed with Northwood Academy. The school is, at best, average. High school math instruction is very poor. The high school principal is difficult to work with and has the attitude that she is always right. However, on more than one occasion, we have been provided with information regarding something as basic as state school requirements that have been factually incorrect. We would not recommend this school.
I was very disappointed with this school and thought it was just me until I started chatting with other parents. I hear the lower school is run differently and the reviews below all talk about the lower school but DO NOT let your child enter the upper school. If you are new, your child will never fit it. There are so many cliches, gossip and bullying done by the teenagers but the staff does not help this problem. Once your child is considered a discipline problem, you stay in the category until you take your child out. The principal yells at the children! She then later will call them into her office to apologize. The books they use are over 10 years old with nothing new coming in. Leaving was the best decision. Save your money and look elsewhere, there are many better schools!
What a terrific school! My daughter has been at this school for 5 years. The teachers are very caring and the academic program is excellent! We drive 30-45 minutes every morning, and it is well worth the effort.
I'd give this school zero stars if I could. Horrible people in the preschool program. Always trying to cause problems with parents who are not together. Very judgmental to kids who come from homes where the parents are not together. My poor nephew has been treated like a dog at this place. Thank god this is the last week.
This is a great school! The teachers are very caring. This school has a great educational program and promotes high standards for students to learn and achieve success!
Both of my daughters attend school there. They love it!! I am another parent that wishes they were not moving. I also work downtown and with all the traffic the move will not work for us either. I am very sad about it but praying that something else will work out. Maybe extend there after-school hours to 6:30?
My daughter has been attending Northwood Academy since she was 2 and is starting 1st grade this year. This school is excellent! The teachers and staff could not be better. My daughter has passed other children educationally who are older than she is. The curriculum is far better than ever imagined! I only wish they were not rebuilding in their chosen location. Unfortunately we will not be able to keep our daughter at the school w/ the increased tuition and the fact that I work downtown - it won't work. I definately recommend this school.
This is an excellent school. Excellent academics with a Biblical basis. We wish they were not rebuilding in such an inconvenient location. Between tuition increases and the new location, we will probably not be able to keep our child in this school long term. We will continue to pray that the Lord works something out.
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