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Broadwater Academy

Private | PK-12 | 336 students


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Situated in a small town neighborhood. The median home value is $129,700. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $660.

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Posted June 11, 2014

For students who don't have a lot of "money" there's a TON of bullying. There's also NOT enough staff. The teachers here are retirees from Northampton and Nandua. Look up those schools and think of the quality of teachers you're getting!
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted December 20, 2011

We recently moved to Eastern Shore and I was very concerned about finding a really great school environment that matched what we had in an East coast metro region. I admit, I had my concerns, but the teachers I met seemed quite exceptional and we decided to give Eastern shore a try. Wow, what a great experience we have had! Beyond the solid, fundamental academics, my child's class has been very focused on all aspects of their development including their commitment to community and how to be a good friend. The small class size (compared to what we were use to) meant that the teacher has been able to focus on my child's specific needs. I am no longer worried if we move again, my child will be disadvantaged from being on the Eastern Shore. Broadwater has been an amazing part of our move here. I am thankful for the school community.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 14, 2011

My daughter has attended BA for 3 years now and my son will start in the fall. BA is a family-oriented school that prides themselves on their commitment to the kids. I have seen no other school that compares! Academics and well-being of the student are what the school stands for and they deliver! I am proud that my kids have this opportunity!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 14, 2011

Broadwater is a school that offers dedicated, caring faculty who care about not only the academic aspect of a child, but their overall mental, emotional and physical development as well. Teachers go above and beyond to assist these great kids in any area they can. There is a strong sense of family and there is a strong relationship between families and teachers/ administrators. As a former BA student, current BA parent and teacher, I am proud of what the school has to offer families.
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted May 17, 2011

I will never recommend parents to let their kids go there. It's a nightmare experience for us.

Posted November 28, 2009

I went to Broadwater K-12; my child is going there now, as will my other children, God willing. They teach more than just academics; they teach morals.....something not seen in the public schools on the ES. Some others have posted that students are snobbish; and yes, there are snobs there; BUT....there are snobs in every school!! Most of the students there come from hard working, middle class families. The public schools on the Shore are so bad that you have no other choice... even public school teachers send their children to BA!! Broadwater allowed me an advantage once I went to college too, as I placed out of the entry level courses into more advanced levels. I feel like I am and my children will be better people haivng been to Broadwater.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 2, 2009

I grew up on the Eastern Shore and attended Broadwater from 1-12. The student environment can be as the 9/17 poster described, but what choice do you have in this area. My children attend and will graduate from B.A. as long as we live on the Shore. It is expensive , but the public school environment leaves alot to be desired. I'm not affluent nor is my family. My childrens education is priceless. This is the price you pay for raising kids in this area.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 28, 2009

I went to broadwater for for 9 years great school there is alot of bulling between the 4-8 grade because there are not very many students they will pick on one student. great if u want ur kids to get a early start great sports i was a football and basket ball player great school!
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Posted November 11, 2008

I totally disagree with the 9/17 review. I began Broadwater in the 8th grade and had a great time there. People there were wonderful.

Posted September 17, 2008

From a academic standpoint the quality of education is excellent. However, if you are new to the area and considering Broadwater for a middle or upper school student. Think again. Unless your child grew up going to Broadwater you will be an outcast. Very clickish and extremely snobby environment. More geared to the affluent families on the astern shore.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 27, 2008

I wouldn't dream of going to school anywhere else! I love everything about Broadwater!
—Submitted by a student

Posted July 19, 2007

Broadwater Academy offers a safe place for your child to learn in a wonderful environment.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 30, 2007

Great Learning enviroment for children! My daughter transition from Day Care to school was seamless. Teachers communicate very well with parents.
—Submitted by a parent

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