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K-8|Private
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Paragon is a phenomenal school that excels in academics, childhood & human development, and physical exercise. I couldn't ask for a better place to have my two children. They are focused on all the right things, including mindfulness, art, exceptional academics, happy teachers who are talented AND fun, while keeping kids physically active and mentally engaged. What an accomplishment!!

Develops character: Strongly agree


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The entire school makes a focus of teaching students to work together, to create good habits, to treat others and themselves with kindness and respect, and focus on mindfullness, introspection, and developing character in their students. It's amazing!




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I have a 9 year old daughter enrolled in grade 3 at Paragon. This is her first year of attendance. Prior to this year she spent a total of four years at two other private school in Austin. She will leave Paragon after graduating from the 8th grade (the highest grade they teach). Here's why: 1) Phenominal academics - every subject is taught by a specialist, every child is challenged to reach their individual potential, and scores and grades reflect real learning rather than fuzzy, feel good jibber jabber; 2) Fun - they have gym twice a day! They have crazy hat day, Elvis day, Dia los Muertos, etc, etc. They take field trips to interesting places. The school "bell" is actually rock music that is chosen by the kids. It's just fun.; 3) Character Building - the kids are taught to be disciplined, upstanding citizens that are responsible for themselves and the environment in which they learn. They aren't coddled or patronized. They are given respect and they are expected to carry themselves accordingly. 4) Money - you pay your tuition and fees and that's it. Nobody is contantly bugging you for more money. This is a very, VERY, professionally run school. I cannot recommend this school more highly. Oh...and my daughter LOVES it.

Effective school leaders: Strongly agree


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Very professionally managed. This is a for-profit private school, owned and managed by the same few people. They

Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


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Every subject is taught by a specialist teacher - even in elementary school.


Amount of homework: Strongly agree


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Homework? Yes they have it. Yes it is good. They only give homework out during the week. Weekends are almost always free.



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The elementary school is exceptional. The teachers and administration are dedicated. They provide an academically challenging experience and create an environment that is energetic and warm. My children love it here and so do we!



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Our daughter has been at Paragon for 3 years now. She is in 5th grade and has Mr. Cash. Everything you hear about him and how wonderful he is was right on. He teaches old school but it is kind of refreshing to see a low tech environment and back to the basics philosophy. My daughter is learning how to study and I feel strongly it will carry her into college! Last year my daughter had Mrs. Luther for Math and Social Studies and she is phenomenal! She is awesome. It was amazing to see how she was able to balance all of the different levels in math. My daughter was always challenged and still had one on one teaching with Mrs. Luther when she needed it. The LA and Science teachers are equally great. It was awesome to see everything they were doing in Science every week and the creative writing skills she developed blew me away. I almost forgot to mention the art teacher that is so awesome! She is so passionate about art and it spills over to the kids. I always recommend Paragon to anyone that asks me. The staff, teachers, heads of school, coaches and everyone there really seem to care about the success of the kids. My daughter can't wait to go on to 6th and see what new challenges lie ahead for her!




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My two sons attended Paragon grades 5-8 & had overall a good to very good experience, but the school's trend has been downward. There are some excellent teachers who are really knowledgeable, highly motivated, and very skilled at conveying the material and stimulating interest. Other teachers, however, do not nearly reach that level & have difficulty guaranteeing a good learning environment. The biggest problem is the principal, who is rather unpleasant to deal with and unreceptive to parental feedback. E.g., one year he suddenly reduced Latin instruction by 40% (from 5 to a mere 3 days per week). Most problematically, he has expanded the school so much that quality standards seem to have suffered and that logistic problems for kids and parents abound. So at this point, I am not sure I would enroll my kids there.



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Both out kids go to paragon for the last 4 years ... we love the school, teachers, mix of sports, art and of course academics. This is our extended family!

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