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Willow Bend Academy

Private | 5-6, 10-12 | 75 students

Individualized, custom tailored education.

 

Living in Lewisville

Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $140,300. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $900.

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted January 26, 2014

Willow Bend Academy maintains a ratio of no more than 8 students per teacher. We customize curriculum to each student. We offer a variety of helps for these students including 1-1 instruction, modifying curriculum, ensuring a student has a full understanding of current material before having them move on.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 16, 2013

Willow Bend Academy, Lewisville, has been a school where students can enroll at any time of the year and pick up where they left off at their former school. The school has a self-paced program for students looking for individualized curriculum that meets their educational needs. The four-hour program works great, and allows time for going to your job afterwards. WBA is a school for those students who are looking to accelerate quickly through their coursework to graduate early. It is also designed for students who need more time to master their coursework, because it is designed to meet their needs too.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 8, 2012

We loved Willowbend. I have one child who is very advanced, was in gifted program at local public. I have another child who was in the gifted program, but slacks somewhat sometimes. The school was great for both of them. I think this is a school that adapts itself for each individual child. I loved the staff. The kids loved the school. They learned a lot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2011

I am a junior in high school at Willow Bend Academy. I came to WBA because I needed to escape the classic 8 hour school day and hour an a half classes. And as soon as I found WBA, I did! The teachers are ACTUALLY invested into helping me learn and fully understand the material. They genuinely care about my education. I can honestly say now that I enjoy school now because of WBA. And that is a phrase I never thought I would say! I may move at my own pace, which allows me to get more work done in 4 hours, than I would in 8 hours of traditional school. My parents weren't to jazzed, at first, about me only being in school for 4 hours a day. Naturally, it seems kind of different. But now my parents are thrilled that we have made this change because of the progress and achievements I have accomplished! All in all, WBA is a must for any student who cant function at his/her capacity because of public and private schools unwillingness to alter their class structure or style for the student. I highly reccomend the WBA change. I was not asked to write this review, I am just sincerely thankful to WBA for the changes that they have helped me to make.


Posted December 19, 2010

I don't have the vocabulary to truly express my gratitude to all of the staff and teachers for the love and support they've given my boys and the peace they've given me. I can breathe deep and relax, knowing my boys are guided by the most caring and invested staff and teachers I've ever seen. God bless all of you at Willow Bend!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2010

Willow Bend Academy is an outstanding school. The curriculum instills independence and determination. Its an awesome school for anyone looking to graduate early or for anyone looking to find better quality work and attention. The student teacher ratio is awesome and is a great environment for anyone wanting to meet their educational goals.


Posted June 23, 2010

This a "great school". Students receive much individual teaching with curriculum made to fit the student. (Most schools require the student to fit the curriculum whether it's too easy or too difficult.) Graduates who have gone to college have been successful and have become teachers, business managers and other professional occupations. Others have developed successful careers such as business, law enforcement and the military.
—Submitted by a teacher


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We currently do not have any test score information for this school. Unlike public schools, private schools are not always required to report data about their schools or not required to take the same tests as public schools. Many private schools take different standardized tests; however, that information is often made available only to families of enrolled students. We strive to acquire additional private school data whenever available.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 77% 31%
Asian or Pacific Islander 11% 4%
Hispanic 7% 51%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Black 2% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Public school
Private Christian Schools
Charter Schools
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Math specialist(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Special education coordinator
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Chinese (Mandarin)
Spanish
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Performing arts

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Korean
  • Vietnamese
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 am
School Leader's name
  • Connie Hayes
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Part-time study
  • Year-round
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (972) 436-3930

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Independent Study
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Multi-aged
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Foreign languages
  • Global
  • Mathematics
  • Performing arts
  • Religious
  • Special education
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Korean
  • Vietnamese

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


8 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
50
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
65
Students typically come from these schools
Public school
Private Christian Schools
Charter Schools

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$10000 - $11000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
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101 E. Southwest Parkway
Suite 101
Lewisville, TX 75067
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Phone: (972) 436-3839

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