very very bad. My kids were mistreated at this place. The TV is on all the time. I have visited that place every hour of the day different days between 8 and 6 and The big TV is on. I pulled my kids and nothing i could do better. They are in building block and that place proven heaven and kids love their
... Read more teachers and want to go there.These people took the lunch card for both kids for the entire summer ( Joan) and never paid me for it. I was treated very poor when i went to drop the entry cards and lunch cards. It has been months. PLEASE DONT SEND YOUR KIDS AT THIS PLACE. I am mother of 2 and i cannot say any better than this, I felt responsible to tell whoso ever you are reading this. Read less
Posted by a parent on 07/08/13
Absolutely first rate! Very responsible teachers and staff. The children are there for academics, respect for themselves and others, and vision toward the future. This school provides a fantastic foundation for a child's future.
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Posted by a parent on 04/03/12
WBA strives to provide a strong educational foundation for all children who attend. I believe any school is what you and your child make of it. As a past parent, i can not say enough about the curriculum and how prepared my child was for high school because of this strong foundation. Fundraising and
... Read more altruism should never be held against a school or its students. We should focus on creating strong leaders for the future and not belittle efforts to teach our children the importance of team work and helping those in need. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/24/11
It is not possible to be licensed by the Dept of Ed if ALL teachers are not cerified to teach. Willkes BArre Academy has all licensed teachers with a minimum of a BS required. Many teachers and administrators have multiple degrees, also many have masters degrees. Because of the accelerated education
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Posted by a parent on 10/23/11
Wilkes Barre Academy is a private academy licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. You ARE NOT allowed to have this license if ALL of the teachers are not holding proper certification. All teachers have a minimum of a BS, some have MS's and others have multiple degrees. It is a shame that
... Read more anyone can write anything on this site, even try to sound like they know something and yet be lying. Facts are easily checked at the Department of Educations website, or by the license outside the schools office. Read less
Posted by a teacher on 10/21/11
This school has only ONE teacher that is licensed by Pennsylvania to teach, and she is supervised by non-licensed teachers. (Anyone with a list of the teachers can call the Dept of Education and verify this) There is no diversity on the teaching staff and they are way too heavily involved in selling
... Read more everything from candy to coupon books to christmas wreaths to to tickets for horse races to raise money. A little too tacky to be a truly classy private school, uniforms or not. This school gets NO stars. Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/13/11
The environment is top notch for learning! Each child is respected as an individual and encouraged to reach his or her potential everyday.
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Posted by a teacher on 04/13/10
Wilkes-Barre Academy is a excellent learning institution. The teachers and students have a very cohesive relationship for learning. Education is the key to success. Success is what you will fine, if you put in the time at WBA.
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Posted by a parent on 06/16/09
Wilkes-Barre Academy provides a quality and affordable education in an advanced placement cirriculum for grades pre-K through eighth. Every teacher is dedicated to the child as a whole and is always willing to go the extra mile to help each child reach their potential. Well worth looking into for your
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Posted by a parent on 05/09/08
It's great! Definitely a good place for kids to go! Many extra curricular activities available.
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Wilkes Barre schools — Wilkes-barre Academy is located at 20 Stevens Rd, Wilkes Barre PA 18702. 20 Stevens Rd is in the 18702 ZIP code in Wilkes Barre, PA Wilkes-barre Academy is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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