AD Prima Charter School
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19134
About This School
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See AD Prima Charter School's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, AD Prima Charter School had 16 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Pennsylvania average is 14 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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AD Prima Charter School Reviews
I believe Ad Prima Charter School is great academically, but lacks balance. There is no extra curricular activities, and the school policy can be a bit overwhelming and a bit irrational. e.g. Your child can be a A student and if the summer packet that they give is not completed by September your child will have to repeat the same grade.( you would think the packet is just for your child to review to help be prepared and retain what they have learned. We are speaking of childern who are in K-4th grade! Are they soldiers or childern that should be excited to learn and go school! There is no time for family or anything else your life is surround by Ad Prima militant structure. I am all for great education but life has to be balanced, wish this administration can find some, studies have showed children need an hour of time to just move and be activity, it helps the blood cirrulate to the brain more which helps them think better. But I guess it's all about PSSA numbers, so even if your child starts hating school, not struggling academically but just overwhelmed- it really does not matter or does it??
I think it is a good school but needs extra curricular activities and the work is reasonable.