They spend 1 on 1 time with their students every day. They have built such great relationships and expectations with the kids that they can do this because the others have learned how to keep working independently which has become a value at home as well. The kids are eager to come home and help around the house with little direction, it is so great.
They are able to do so much at school because of its small classroom size that they do not really send homework home. They realize the importance of letting the kids be kids. I will say we still keep a reading journal at home and still do some things, but the kids love that they can participate in sports and extra-curricular activities or help with gardening, etc. and not have to be exhausted. WONDERFUL!!!!
They understand that everyone won't have a great day every day and seem to understand the importance of letting the kids share their feelings, while gently showing them how to get back on track and be successful at school.
My children are very compassionate, they attend school with a small group of "friends" and peers. They value their friendships and are concerned about others well-being. Although not based in religion, they interact with the kids in a way that builds healthy relationships.
When my children attended public schools it was almost impossible for the teachers to spend quality time teaching. So much of their day goes to getting the children's attention and they came home with so much homework. Now, they attend EAAS for about 2 years and they love it! They have a wonderful way of incorporating hands-on learning and academia to keep my children's attention. Both of my kids interest has greatly improved thank you Mrs. Pope!!!! You are appreciated.
The students are noticeably the number one priority; all needs addressed in a healthy way. Individual differences are respected. The school has a friendly, family co-op atmosphere. I rate it a 5 in everything that counts -your child! This school will impress any parent looking for the best, well rounded option for their child (next to home). -Mom of one returning student (for second year)