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10501 Balls Ford Road
Manassas, VA 20109

(703) 257-7577
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Teacher effectiveness: Very ineffective
October 04, 2015
They didn't care whether you learned anything or not. They also would let you be as cruel to your neighbor as you wanted. Also left children unattended way to often

- submitted by a student
Amount of homework: Too much
October 04, 2015
Way too much homework! They would expect us to learn the lessons and do the homework without any instructions.

- submitted by a student
Develops grit: Strongly disagree
October 04, 2015
Definitely not, they would make me feel like I wouldn't have to do my homework and just do nothing all day.

- submitted by a student
Develops respect: Strongly disagree
October 04, 2015
They respect you but don't care if other children do not. No matter what you try to tell them.

- submitted by a student

October 04, 2015
I am speaking as a former student of Good Shepherd Academy. I learned absolutely nothing from this school and after I left I had to go to many summer classes in order to stay with my grade level. I agree with one of the facts left behind by the five star review. The main problem with this school is that their rules are not at all as strict as a school should be. They are way to careless and relaxed when it comes to children getting along and their education. Over half the time you were in "class", you would be sitting without a teacher or your teacher would be teaching another class. They would leave you with nothing to do but homework on lessons they never actually taught you. So I hope this will at least make you consider your decision about going here.

- submitted by a student

August 18, 2015
There are many aspects of this school to consider, and only a few varied opinions posted publicly. Different parents expect different things for their children. Sit in on a school day before deciding. Good day and happy school hunting!

- submitted by a community member

August 16, 2015
We love Good Shepherd Academy. Its a small school and very Catholic. My daughter loves it there so much she typically cries if we miss a day for any reason. A big state of the art school it is not. But its benefits have far exceeded anything it is lacking. My daughter recieves a lot of one on one attention. I’ve never seen so many older students treat younger students with such kindness. Virtues are emphasized and rewarded. Mrs. Healey is sweet with the children. She has always been very approachable and I’ve never had any issue with addressing any concerns with her. Each day is started and ended in prayer. The rules don’t seem overly strict. I’ve been impressed too with how far a long my daughter is academically. She is at least a year ahead when I compare her work to work in other schools. There is a lot to be said about smaller class sizes!

- submitted by a parent

March 03, 2015
I am a student who used to go to Good Shepherd Academy. I can not even begin to tell you how bad of an experience we had. BEWARE of the school! You know the expression: "don't judge a book by its cover"? Well, many people have been fooled to think that this place has changed lately for the better. But it is still run poorly. The head of the school is a bully. She may seem nice for the first few months years etc.. But just try to leave and see what happens. I have talked to my fellow friends who left the school too. They and their families have been totally ignored by the new principal, Mrs. Healey after they left the school. I know there are many people who are trying to promote the school lately because they have such a low enrollment. The school is in a moldy basement and many kids would get sick with colds and coughs there. I just wanted to make sure you didn't make the same mistake we did by going to GSA.

- submitted by a community member
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Good Shepherd Academy
10501 Balls Ford Road, Manassas, VA  20109
(703) 257-7577
Last modified Good Shepherd Academy is a Private school that serves grades K-7
Good Shepherd Academy Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top