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Sullins Academy

Private | PK-8 | 248 students


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Posted January 20, 2014

About three or four years ago the headmaster and leadership began a technology initiative that has become an obsession to the point where the education of the children suffered. It is essentially on-line education and job-training for the masses. Although Sullins has many wonderful teachers, their hands are tied and the curriculum has been steadily dumbed down. By the end of third grade our child did not know the multiplication tables, still used their fingers, and was struggling with Every Day Math, a math curriculum from the University of Chicago, a central component for Common Core math. There are discipline problems because some unscrupulous parents are unwilling to do the work of parenting their children. They demand sunshine and roses be pumped into every classroom, every day. It seems that's what they paid for. Teachers are forced to teach to the tests, which are not timed. And reviews for tests are the actual tests themselves. Everyone gets and A, and everyone is a winner. The children are not being well served, and the teachers are not respected. We have pulled our children out after five years.
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Posted February 15, 2013

I have been very satisfied with the education that my boys received at Sullins Academy. All the reasons that you consider paying for private education are here. Small class size ensures that your child gets personalized attention. The teachers are highly qualified and enjoy their work. Good character is much more likely to be learned when it is instilled by men and women who already have it and you are surrounded by peers that come from families where it is an expectation. I appreciate that there are several male teachers to be role models for my boys. Parent involvement is high. Communication between teachers and parents is routine. The head of school is visible, accessible, and very caring. The facilities are impressive and are well maintained.
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Posted July 20, 2009

I have one child who recently graduated from Sullins, one in their lower school program and one in pre-school. My children have attended other schools before we found Sullins. It's by far the best we have ever been involved with. S.A. has exceeded all expectations!
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Posted April 25, 2007

My son has been a student at S.A. for almost 6 years. The teaching staff at Sullins is great and you are encouraged to get involved in all aspects of your childs education. Their are plenty extra-curricular activities to round everything out. Sullins has a family atmosphere and school spirit that is rare in most schools. Also, the students are deeply involved in giving back and volunteering their time in the surrounding community. The dress code is fair and the students stick to a strict honor code-we don't even have locks on our lockers! I highly recommend Sullins without hesitation.
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Posted February 11, 2007

We have been with the Sullins family for 5 years now. Everyone is so close parents,faculty, and students that is just like a family environment. The teachers, faculty, and staff know your children and the parents on a personal life. The circulum is above and beyond what you get from a public school.
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Posted August 22, 2006

My child has had a very positive experience at Sullins. She has excelled in the small classes & with the individual attention given by caring teachers. There are plenty of enrichment activities to be involved in which foster self-esteem.
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Posted December 31, 2005

My children have been pushed beyond their comfort zone in all subject areas. Their interests & abilities vary and each have been able to receive exactly what they needed to excel at their level. The teachers are very nurturing but push the children out of their comfort zone. I have enjoyed being accepted into the classroom where I can be involved in the education of my children.
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Posted August 31, 2005

i think that sullins is the best overall school for the children, the thing that i liked best about the school was that the children were known, meaning the head of school and faculty actually takes the time to get to know your child , who they are, what they like.
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Posted December 22, 2004

The academic programs for my sixth grade student are superior. The students are loved and nurtured into learning. The staff is fabulous.
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22218 Sullins Academy Dr
Bristol, VA 24202
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Phone: (276) 669-4101


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