Kirov Academy of Ballet
- Private School
- Washington, DC
Works Here: I have been working at the Kirov Academy since 2017, and have found the staff & students friendly. The students are very talented, even performing for a week at the Kennedy Center in conjunction with a major company! The teaching staff, both academic and artistic are professional, run an excellent program that prepares the students well for both companies and university placement.
- 43 Students
- 2:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
King Philip Middle School
9 Best Public Middle Schools in Hartford Area
- West Hartford School District, CT
Niche User: My 8th grader has learned a lot and is well-prepared for high school. Since she entered in 6th grade, I notice much more openness to parent involvement, and MUCH better home-school communication. When my youngest entered 6th grade this year, the orientation and parent communication was fabulous-- like night and day as compared to 3 years ago. I love the weekly newsletters sent by email, as they are hugely informative. The school counselor my kids are assigned to is also amazing--so responsive and supportive. While there have been a couple of teachers I have not found to be ideal for either of my kids, the vast majority are top notch. KP has been great for both of my children.
- 939 Students
- 11:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Bolton Center School
12 Best Public Middle Schools in Hartford Area
- Bolton School District, CT
- PK, K-8
Parent: I'm shocked at a few comments here and I think they may actually be fake reviews. BCS isn't particularly diverse, but kids go out of their way to help and include new kids and weaker or special needs kids in a way that never happened at my schools. Because the school is so small kids can take up a new sport and be supported by coaches, parents and peers even if they're not that good. The comment about exclusivity is nonsense, there's a very wide socioeconomic range in town but anyone can be friends with anyone. I've seen parents careful to invite a whole class to their homes so no one is left out. It's a small town so nobody slips through the cracks. Community service is encouraged, and expectations are high. What results is a lot of great kids graduating.
- 507 Students
- 12:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
House of Arts Letters & Science (HALS) Academy
15 Best Public Middle Schools in Hartford Area
- New Britain School District, CT
High School Freshman: I love the big commitment with the fine arts and academics and the best part is that the involvement in fine arts is apropos to their academic excellence. Best school in New Britain, and one of the best in the state and we have awards to prove that. I loved the talent shows and how students work together no matter age or where they are from.
- 149 Students
- 15:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
BASIS Independent McLean
- Private School
- McLean, VA
- PK, K-12
Parent: Our son is currently in the 2nd grade. He has been at the school for two years, and it has been a wonderful experience. The enthusiasm of the teachers, who are truly experts in the subjects they teach, is infectious. They consistently set high standards for all students at every stage of their academic career. This is a school that prioritizes academics and the students themselves; it is targeted to students with intellectual curiosity and a strong work ethic. We are very happy here!
- 375 Students
- 6:1 Student-Teacher Ratio