STARS Academy has been the biggest blessing to our family during these challenging times. My children wake up enthusiastic, eager and happy to go to school. Even on rare distance learning days, my kids are engaged and attentive to their teachers throughout the entire day. My kids have grown so much thru this program-academically, socially and emotionally. Because of STARS Academy, my kids have a newfound love and appreciation for musical theater and are enjoying guitar lessons. The public speaking opportunities have also been plentiful and wonderful. These are skills that will benefit them throughout their lifetime. The teachers are passionate and committed to the growth of the students. Joining this program has been one the best decisions I have ever made for the well being of my children. I highly recommend STARS Academy!
parent of children ages 9 and 11
If you are looking for a school option to help heal your child after the trauma of distance learning and isolation, or a place where your child gets the personal attention from teachers that students deserve, consider STARS Academy. Enrolling my son in this school was the best decision ever during a very uncertain time. In his words, "One year can make a big difference." We are definitely returning next school year.
parent of child age 13
We joined STARS academy initially because it was in-person and we had an awful experience elsewhere with distance learning. Since being at STARS, my expectations have been far exceeded. My children are thriving more then they ever had at their previous school, academically and emotionally. What I love about this program is that the students can work based on their level, not just their age and grade. The teachers are so warm, caring, and enthusiastic about teaching. The performing arts aspect of this school makes the program so unique and special in the way they teach and learn history. In addition, they have electives such as chess, art, mad science, and guitar. We are so grateful to have found such an amazing school with such caring and wonderful teachers.
parent of children ages 7 and 9
When it became clear that the COVID-19 pandemic was going to keep our children in online learning throughout the 2020/2021 school year, we knew that we had to find another option. We felt that our children would not thrive in an online program and we believed that these were very important school years in particular for them as they were going in to 1st and 5th grade. Our daughter had the great fortune to begin the drama program that Shayna Turk ran prior to having to delay productions due to the pandemic. She loved that program and when we saw that Shayna and Alex were using their incredible talents as teachers to start a school, we knew that we had to learn about the program. After spending time with them, we felt like the structure of the STARS Academy curriculum and the method of teaching would be the right fit for our kids. We are beyond happy to report that within these first 6 months, we have seen more growth in all areas of their academics and social relationships than in all of their years in their other schools. We have seen them come home from school excited to share about their day and excited to go back again the next day to learn more. They are both learning at and above their current grade levels. They are finding new interests and also being encouraged to explore interests that they already had in more depth. The school is interested in our kids as individuals and prioritizes finding electives and activities that would suit them. We are particularly excited about the part of the curriculum that teaches them presentation skills and taking initiative in their own learning process. They are both so much more confident about their school work and they don't have the stress when it comes to school that I see all of our friend's children experiencing right now. We are so grateful that we took the leap and changed the course of our children's education. We feel extremely lucky to be part of the start of STARS Academy and plan to continue on and grow with the school.
Codi & Bern Machlovitch
parents of children ages 7 and 10
I decided to take my son out of his distance learning as I felt that he was not getting the attention and nurture he needed from what was being offered. Since we were recommended to STARS Academy, my son has come on leaps and bounds. The environment all teachers have to offer with helping these children to grow is amazing and the time, energy, thought process that comes into the everyday learning operation for our little beings has truly made my son more responsible, considerate, methodical, and mature. I thoroughly advise other potential parents to come and take a look at what they have to offer especially if you are looking for your children to be more rounded individuals. I look forward to seeing the growth of the academy and the creation of more happy children.
parent of child age 9
I am so impressed with STARS ACADEMY and how committed the teachers are! We were so fortunate to find this school. My children have learned so much in the last year, and with a variety of subjects, along with yoga, guitar, chess, and theatre. In addition, they have also learned to think more positively and become more confident. Amidst a pandemic, it was so challenging to find in-person education with committed, wonderful COVID careful teachers that truly care about the well-being of children, mentally, emotionally, and physically. We are grateful for their staff and being pioneers in education.
parent of 9-year-old twins
Can't thank you guys enough for all of the love, patience and knowledge you all have poured over our son. He has learned a tremendous amount and grown considerably in the time he has spent under your care.
parent of 11 year old