Nova Classical Academy

School Overview


1668 Montreal Ave

Saint Paul, MN 55116

(651) 227-8622

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Grades: K - 6

School Type: Public, Charter

Student Enrollment: 436

Students Per Teacher: 14

Parent Reviews

47 Parent Reviews for Nova Classical Academy

[Rigorous but harsh] Sixth grade was tough for my child because of the homework load and social/bullying issues. (Staff handled the latter quite well.) Some of the teachers seem to equate academic rigor with a harsh and humorless demeanor; I wish they'd make learning more fun. My kid responds to positive ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/26/13

My school is on its way to becoming the best school in all of Minnesota!

Posted by a other on 09/09/13

My daughter is already asking how much longer summer will be until school starts. It is not that her days are lacking fun and relaxation, but that she finds Nova so engaging, involving and welcoming. The world-class (truly) curriculum and dedicated staff at Nova ensure a top-notch experience where scholarship ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/02/13

Nova is an amazing charter school that brings a rigorous, classical, private-school-like experience to kids lucky enough to get in the lottery. The facility is beautiful, the expectations are high, and the community appreciates the teachers. This is a disciplined environment - so definitely make sure ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/02/13

As a rising senior at Nova, who has hands-on experience and ample opportunity to observe what happens in classes, I have to say any comments degrading Nova, or complaining about its work load are utterly unjustified. It is by no means a "simple" school, it is by no means "easy." Nobody said it would ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 08/02/13

Our two sons have attended NOVA for most of their school careers and are now in the Upper and Middle schools. We love the school - for us the trade-offs are more than worth it. I think you come to have a relationship with a school the same way you do with a work group or church or community group. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/03/13

I have read many of the reviews on this page and have noticed that the majority are submitted by parents. As a student at Nova, I feel that it is important to hear from not just parents but from students as well. Nova is unlike any other school you will ever attend. Students at Nova are beyond close ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 06/17/13

In 25 yrs my fairly average kids (3rd, 5th, & 7th grade) will be running the world. It is my job to prepare them for what lies ahead. "Easy" is not what I am looking for. This is our 3rd year at Nova, My oldest struggled with the homework for about 3 weeks as he learned time management skills. Since ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/29/13

I could not agree more with the previous parent post regarding homework. Admittedly, I have heard numerous complaints about the amount of homework students receive, however, this should not be a surprise as the school's emphasis is on accleration. I have 3 daughters that have attended Nova for two ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/08/13

I find the comments on homework interesting. The school set out to have a rigorous curriculum and has high expectations for all students. We have a 7th grader who participates in both fall and spring sports, music, and still has time to complete the required work. Our 4th grader is able to complete ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/06/13

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Test scores for Nova Classical Academy

MCA-II* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
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* In 2011-2012 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10, and math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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Saint Paul schools — Nova Classical Academy is located at 1668 Montreal Ave, Saint Paul MN 55116. 1668 Montreal Ave is in the 55116 ZIP code in Saint Paul, MN The school district for Nova Classical Academy is the Nova Classical Academy. Nova Classical Academy is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 6.
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