About This School
In 2012, Kids Preparatory Academy had 12 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Kids Preparatory Academy Reviews
Very Disappointed - Waste of Time
Just don't do it. Go elsewhere. Do your research and find other schools. Subpar staff. No structure. No Communication and bad kids. I let my child stay here MUCH longer than they should have. I should have pulled them months ago.
They have a new staff and not one of them knew my son has asthma!
I pulled my son out due to lack of communication. My son learned plenty but with the old staff not this new one! Ms.Burns and Ms Zigler were great but no longer with them.
My daughter has gone to Kids Prep Academy for over a year and she has made tremendous progress academically. She is not four yet and she knows how to write her numbers 1-100 and is learning how to read. I agree that in the afternoons children are often found watching TV, but I assume it's to balance out the morning, which is more academically focused. Communication lacks a bit, but each parent has to contribute in order to become informed and involved. Ms. Nadina is great!
There is no doubt that this school has an accelerated program. My child has learned a great deal within the past year. However I have to agree with a previous comment about the staff. They do not communicate with the parents and when the children progress onto the other groups, the new teachers do not take heed to the special needs of your children thus leaving you the stressor of having to re-educate them on your needs, if they even listen at all. On any day you can walk into the classroom and find teachers on the phone and your children parked infront of the television by the end of the day as opposed to constructive games or playing.
I also think the tuition for non Crystal Stairs parents is atrocious. And during the summer although there is no curriculum and No school hosted field trips you pay the same high fees. PLUS additional monies for summer uniforms and field trips that often get canceled because parents cannot afford to pay for them.
Something is working though because my child has learned fast but the school overall lacks communication and a fair and just financial structure (all the money they recieve they should also clean up and sproose the center up)
My son is 2yrs old. He has attended KPA on LaBrea (Los Angeles) since he was 18 months old. This is a wonderful school. He has learned so much in the short time he's been there. They have an excellent staff. I love his teachers especially Mrs. Nadina. I am a first time mom and she have been very helpful.
This school offers alot of activities to the kids. I am really proud of my son and this school.
I feel that some of the instructors are caring and guiding. The administrative staff are no help and the communication is unclear for you child's advantage.