Q: What are the advantages of choosing Village Academy for my child’s Pre-K and lower school education?
An academic Pre-K curriculum at Village Academy assures that young students develop a love for learning and have exceptional math and language arts skills even before entering Kindergarten. In turn, this may prepare them to take advantage of the school’s Advancement Through Mastery model that challenges each student individually based on his or her strengths.
Q: How involved are the parents in school functions?
Village Academy encourages parents to take advantage of the many opportunities to be involved in their child’s education. From chaperoning field trips to assisting with classroom and school-wide events, athletic meets, and school development, there are many ways for parents to be an active presence in this most important time in their children’s lives.
Q: What are the steps you take to ensure the safety of your students?
In a typical day, your children may spend more of their waking hours at school than they will at home, and we care for their safety and welfare as if they were our own. Village Academy has ongoing engagement with professional security consultants for emergency management training for faculty and staff, and has recently made substantial infrastructure investments to safeguard the health and well-being of all of our students.
Q: How well do new students transition into a class from other public or private schools?
While many of our Middle and Upper School students have attended Village Academy for their entire academic careers, new students at all grade levels will find a welcoming environment, and find it easy to settle into a new routine.
Q: From what areas do you draw most of your students?
The majority of students attending Village Academy live in the north central part of the Columbus metropolitan area, though the school’s proximity to the north outerbelt provides easy access from most of greater Columbus. For students whose families reside in areas served by Dublin City Schools and Olentangy Schools, those districts do provide bus service to and from Village Academy.
Q: How are the students registered for classes? How do you determine scheduling courses for the students?
Students submit course requests in April for the following academic year, and class schedules are set by the end of June for the academic year beginning in August. While the school will make every effort to accommodate course requests for later enrollments, the school cannot guarantee placement. All scheduling activities and prerequisite permissions are supervised and reviewed for approval by the Dean of Faculty and Students.
Q: How much interaction do the older students have with the younger students?
Outside of the classroom, some of the most powerful inspiration for younger students can come from the activities and accomplishments of their older peers. Village Academy students participate in mentoring opportunities as early as grade 1 where they may interact with their Pre-K counterparts through book buddies, field trips, and other in-school activities. Upper School students are selected to be mentors and models of expected behaviors when paired with students who will be entering middle school. Additionally, students nominated to the National Honor Society devote hundreds of hours each year to tutoring lower and middle school students.