I really want to thank you for the incredible difference you have made in our children’s lives. You found their gifts, created the positive environment, and allowed those gifts to flourish. You have taught them to love learning and build sound foundations. You have understood the obstacles and broke through them to help them realize their potential. You have made a profound difference in their lives and in ours. We look at the children today – mind, body, spirit and potential – and realize they are where they are on account of your efforts. No words will ever be adequate to thank you enough. Please know how incredibly grateful we are for your commitment to our children and the many, many others you pour your energies into each day. David O.
The Academy has always provided a warm and nurturing environment for both my sons. We moved from Chicago to Mountain Lakes, leaving all of our family and close friends behind. We were concerned that it would be hard to raise our boys here alone. The Academy helped fill the gap for us. Many Academy families have become our dearest friends and cornerstones in our lives. We have shared countless birthdays, outings and family gatherings. The Academy has positively influenced our family life in addition to providing a consistent, caring and educational environment for our children. Diane B.
The Academy changed my son's life. The preschool he attended before had labeled him a "bad" kid, but at the Academy, they knew just how to help him be his best self. He thrived there, gaining self-confidence and maturity. His sister, a very different type of child, also got a wonderful start to her education at The Academy because they know how to tailor the education to the child. I will forever be grateful for what the Academy did for my children. Emily R.
We will always have the warmest of memories of The Academy, where my children started preschool at the age of 2 ½. I never would have imagined we would have found a preschool so nurturing and intellectually stimulating and it has honestly been hard to match this experience. To this day, my kids still want to go back and visit The Academy all the time, and whenever we walk on the Boulevard, my kids will fondly point to it, reminding us all that we need to stop in and say hello. I think my children’s feelings for The Academy are summed up by their joint statement, “I wish it went up to high school!” Julie L.
The Academy helped us identify that our son had a speech problem and as a result, we were able to treat it successfully before he entered Kindergarten. Our son was an early talker but we were unaware that his teachers couldn’t understand him. Speech therapy was recommended and it was critical in improving our son’s articulation of words. We are grateful that The Academy picked up on this issue. Today, our son speaks perfectly! Margo G.
Both of our boys, now ages 7 and 11, attended The Academy from age 3 through Kindergarten. The Academy provided an educational foundation that has prepared them well for not only Kindergarten but the first few years of elementary school. In additional to the strong academic program, the Academy exposed our boys to many facets of music and art. This inspired them to be even more inquisitive about the arts even outside of school. The teachers also helped build the necessary self-esteem and confidence for a child to succeed. Prior to enrolling my child, I was told by an elementary school teacher that they could always tell which children graduated from The Academy for Children. Given the Academy program, I can certainly understand why. My children still both speak highly of the school, their former teachers and their friends. The Academy program gave them an experience that prepared them well for not only their education but for life. Debbie S.
When my oldest daughter started The Academy, I was initially hesitant about whether the learning would be "too much" for a preschooler. However, within her first week of school, my daughter was energetically teaching her younger brothers about the solar system. Whether it was the solar system or double-digit addition, I was amazed at what my preschooler was capable of and how the teachers were able to make the learning fun. The Academy's belief that children are capable of learning great things at a young age has really benefitted my daughter -- it has helped her confidence and set her up for lifelong love of learning. And now, all three of my children have benefitted from The Academy's approach. Beth G.
Both of our children attended The Academy for Children and both currently attend public school. Our daughter is in 5th grade and our son is in Kindergarten. Currently, our son is a high- level reader in his kindergarten class and he often comments on how the work in school is easy. His math skills are very strong and his art skills are amazing. He just loved going to school every day at The Academy, and his love of learning was truly cultivated there. Our daughter had the same positive experience. As a student of the upper elementary school, she still looks back fondly at her time at The Academy. The friendships she had made there continue now six years later. And she too is an excellent student, helped, certainly, by the incredible start she was given in preschool. Mary J.
Our son, has been attending The Academy for a little over a year now and we are so impressed with what he's been exposed to there. His love of learning is nurtured daily and his personality is celebrated....which we love! Every faculty has taken the time to get to know him and how he works and seem to customize a teaching style that best suits him and his needs in order to yield the most positive results! And I can see that this is done for each student! It's a warm and homey environment where we have seen nothing but genuine "love" for kids and education. The families involved with The Academy are wonderful and have welcomed us in with open arms. Our son’s level of conversation and the things that come out of his mouth floors us each and every day. We could not be happier with his intellectual development and cannot wait for our next child to be able to start attending. It's quite clear that this isn't just a job to them....but more of a PASSION and their dedication to the program is inspiring! Megan D.
We joined The Academy during a time of great transition as our family had just relocated to NJ from London. My son was three and had not enjoyed his previous experiences at nursery school in the UK. From his first day at The Academy, the environment, the learning, the teachers, the students, and their parents just felt right - to date, he has never had a bad day there. Neither has my daughter, who I am delighted was able to start at the Academy at age two. The learning is deep and personal. The teachers have great experience, are parents themselves, and interact with the children with love and boundless energy. It does not seem to be just a job for them. As a parent we receive helpful, honest feedback, a great resource for the future. The children are challenged in such a positive way they take pride in reaching higher and learning more. The school cultivates a strong community of like-minded parents who are great resources and friends. These days when I pick my son up he does not want to come home, he and his friends say that they want to sleep at school! We could not have hoped for a better pre-school foundation and we feel very lucky to have found the Academy. Chris & Sascha P.
Our son is our eldest child and we therefore, did not know what to expect of a pre-school experience. We were committed to finding him an environment that was based in sound principles of learning, was nurturing, and recognized his individuality. When asking our peers for suggestions, The Academy for Children was always mentioned first. Our son had a wonderful experience attending The Academy and thrived in this very positive environment, both academically and socially. He was well prepared for the next step of his educational journey which was private elementary school. We can only praise his and our experiences their and subsequently, our daughter now attends The Academy as well. The Academy for Children is truly a special place with energetic and dedicated staff committed to guiding their parents and children through the pre-school experience and beyond. Nancy B.
After having visited several area preschools for my son, we chose The Academy for Children because the curriculum and activities offered surpassed what the other schools had to offer. My son loves to go to school and the relationships that he has developed with his peers and teachers are invaluable. His progress socially and academically is leaps and bounds ahead of expectations. We could not be any more thrilled with the decision to send our son to The Academy for Children. Anthony & Liz F.
My husband and I cannot begin to express our appreciation for the learning experience our children are having at The Academy for Children. It is amazing how much they have learned in such a short period of time. It is evident that because of the very low teacher to student ratio, the staff is able to focus on each individual child's learning needs and develop them to their greatest potential. We are so fortunate that our children are part of the learning environment that The Academy provides. We cannot thank you enough! Stacey & Jason D.
My husband and I believe that a strong early childhood education is the key to building a great foundation for our child’s future educational success. We are thankful to the amazing teachers at The Academy for providing our son with the fundamental building blocks for establishing this great foundation. Melissa C. Our son has learned so much since attending The Academy for Children. He is excited to go to school and is happy there. We are impressed with the caring teachers and administrators that provide both a nurturing and challenging environment. The school definitely lives up to its reputation of being a high quality place for children to begin their educational journey. Patty D.
The Academy has been a wonderful environment for our daughter. She is growing day by day and we are amazed by her development. The teachers at The Academy are so loving and caring -- spreading fun all around. The school has well balanced academic and extracurricular activities. We are proud to be part of The Academy family. Prerna R.