You look at Jackie's and it's hard to compare it to any other school around, It's so different. I agree, it isn't a brand new building, bright and shiny, but they offer so much more than anyone else ! My oldest daughter started going to Jackie's at age 3, she was in the MMO program, it helped her develop her motor skills, as well as her social skills... At age 6, she performed in Jackie's big recital and it was incredible ! My heart was racing, she was so young, yet together and confident, I watched her perform with tears in my eyes, I felt so proud : what a life experience for her ! Thank you so much, Jackie ! My other daughter started at Jackie's at age 2, she is now almost 3, a little fish who loves water and swims beautifully under water, the cutest ballerina, quite a gymnast and, last but not least, she LOVES Jackie's, she goes part time but asks everyday if today is :"go to yackie's? Now? ...Yes, maman, yackie's ?" Need I say more ?
There have certainly been some unusual challenges this past year, however, the level of instruction has not been diminished. I have a second grader who is testing on a 4th grade level in every subject (and that's on a national level, as opposed to the local level as administered at other schools). At Jackie's School, he has been allowed to progress at this own pace. In fact, it was recommended that he be moved from 1st to 2nd grade in the first few weeks of school this past year (he's been there since Kinder), which he did. Is my kid special? Well, I like to think so, but the fact of the matter is that he is receiving a high level of instruction in a very stimulating and enriching environment that I think any child would react favorably to. I highly recommend it as the best option and value for K-5 in Austin and surrounding areas.
This is the best school around!! Yes its expensive but you get indoor swimming, dance (ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop), gymnastics, spanish, academics, karate, sign language, etc. The teachers are caring. Ms. Jackie, Ms. Laura, and Ms. Sharon are the best!! You get what you pay for. My daughter went 9 years, I can tell you she moved up one grade. She learned so much from this school. My daughter and her cousin went to school there. If you are looking for a top school to put your kids in, this school is it. I live far from this school now or else I would have my two boys going there. AMARISA RODRIGUEZ