School Reviews

First of all there isn t any bullying and it s just a great environment.

My son has been at ACDS since K and is now in the middle school. He is happy, supported, and academically challenged. I'm impressed with the skill of the faculty and love that he gets to take Spanish, drama, music, art, and gym multiple times a week! It's a wonderful school.

The K-8 education our child is receiving at ACDS is challenging, personalized and a rare blend of innovative approaches in a traditional setting. We know our child will have an excellent preparation to thrive in any type of high school setting down the road.

We are so pleased we chose ACDS. I am looking forward to enrolling my daughter in several years in kindergarten.

I have two children at ACDS, both of whom love going to school. The atmosphere is warm, positive and nurturing, my kids are challenged academically (with individualized attention), and the classes are small. I've noticed this year how the students' creativity is actively fostered. The school has made some great investments over the past few years, and we couldn't be happier with our choice. I had wondered if private school was worth the money, but our experience has shown that at ACDS, it is definitely worth it (I should note that we had experiences at another school prior).

Lacks a firm commitment to curriculum other than community service.

Endless exposure to state of the art resources! Communications training and tools some of the best I've ever seen. The faculty is dynamic and caring about you children. The sense of community and level of preparation constantly reinforces our decision to be here.

To the July 16, 2014 Poster: There seems to be no way to get in touch with you. I'd suggest you either make your concerns more explicit or remove your review. It's not fair to either the school or parents reading these reviews to make a half-accusation without following it up. I've toured the school and everything I saw was very positive, so I do not appreciate a warning to "be careful" that is completely unsupported by facts. As the rating system would not let me post without selecting stars, I've defaulted to 5 stars.

We have three children attending ACDS and feel fortunate to have them there. The environment is challenging and creative academically, and supportive and warm socially. The teachers are devoted and caring to the students, and in equal measure responsive to parents. In the last couple of years, there has been change in leadership that has invigorated the curriculum, (including a new math program in the lower school and language arts program in the middle school), and instilled an atmosphere of energy and excitement. Parents are very involved with the school community, and encourage participation (however much time a parent can contribute - great or small). ACDS prepares students for high school, just look at the variety of schools the student chose to attend: public, private, boarding, large, small, specialized, and all competitive. The size of the school initially appealed the most to us, the academics and environment have kept us there.

I don't think the environment is appropriate for any children. If you have your kids there or if you are currently considering enrollment, be very careful. Please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to share our experience.