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- College PrepA
- Clubs & ActivitiesB+
Caravel Academy is a highly rated, private school located in Townsend, DE. It has 1,121 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. Tuition is $10,400 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
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Culture & Safety
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
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- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 responses
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- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
Caravel Academy Reviews
My experience at Caravel was mediocre at best. Caravel has a longstanding reputation of putting its athletic image at the forefront. This has caused a lag in its academic game, which severely lacks the rigor that I have seen at other high schools. In addition, there is a lack of diversity, particularly among its staff. There are very few teachers of color, and inclusivity and representation seems to be a major issue at this school. Lastly, the academic resources are poor. I felt that my guidance counselor did not do a good job with guiding me with college apps. That being said, I always felt safe and was able to make a great group of friends at the school.
I have had a very good experience at Caravel Academy. I attended CA since fourth grade and I will be graduation this year (2020). Most teachers here want to see you succeed rather than giving out bad grades; however, grades must be earned and will not simply be given out to everyone. Some teachers are older and have become set in their ways and are easily frustrated, but most teachers are pretty helpful. Most students here are very nice, but it can be very difficult to make new friends considering that my graduating class only had around 90 people. Sports are fun to attend, and I have watched several basketball state championship games and football playoff games. Caravel does recruit for these sports, so games are fun to watch but it is not easy to get on the teams (tryouts are competitive but not as competitive as public schools from what I understand). The campus is beautiful: well-maintained, clean, and small and compact but not over-crowded.
Caravel Academy is a school that is proud of their athletics, but really they are only concerned with the popular sports. The more popular the sport, the more funding the team receives. The music program is little to nonexistent, as well as theater. The students are extremely cliquey, so if your son or daughter does not play a "popular" sport, they will most likely not fit in. Quite a few math teachers struggle with teaching their students so that the students can fully understand the content. Considering school spirit, there is none. There are teachers who even complain to the students about their issues with Caravel. The pep rallys are terrible, and the students hardly show up to sports games, plays, or musical performances.