It has been just about half a year since I came to Willow Bend Academy (WBA). I am spending my senior year here. This school is pretty small, but a small school does not mean a small education. The atmosphere of this school is very familiar. This school has a morning class and an afternoon class, and students choose whichever they would like to join. The school time is about 4 hours, meaning the students can have a lot of free time for self-development. In my case, I’ve chosen the afternoon class, and I spend my morning time reading the Bible and practicing the guitar. The unique thing this school has is that the students in this school can take tests whenever they are ready. If a student wants to graduate early and go to college, he or she can simply study a lot and take tests. The class size is small and I think there is only a little academic competition between the students. However, the students in WBA are able to have much longer time asking the teachers for help, meaning the students do not really have to hire personal tutors. Also, all the teachers in WBA are dedicated to helping the students. They are “always, always, and always" willing to help the students. I am very positive about this. This school provides appropriate courses for ESL students. My younger sister is taking the course and she is satisfied. As a senior, I am finishing my college applications. This well-organized school always processes my school documents, such as my transcript, quickly. I do not think this school has an old-fashioned system that public schools have. Although WBA does not provide any AP courses, this school provides SAT preparation. Therefore, there is not a problem of getting into college from this school. After the first break time, the teachers take turn to give a devotion to the students. Even if the students are not Christians, they do not have to worry. It is still valuable to know some Christians values and apply them to their lives because it always works. After the devotion time, the students are given certificates of tests that they took earlier. Giving out the certificates encourages the students to do their best everyday. Overall, Willow Bend Academy is a great school to go to. I hope you readers consider this school when you choose the school you will go to. I especially recommend this school to those who need personal time and those who need special care from teachers.
903 18th St Ste 220Plano, TX 75074
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I am NOT AN EDUCATOR by profession, yet I do have a 12 year old son who attends school in the D.I.S.D. school district. WBA is my 1st "inside" exposure to a school of this kind. Following are some of the things I have learned and I wish for ALL children. #1. ALL children DO NOT learn the same way or at the same pace. Willowbend provides an environment for ALL children to learn at their own pace in the best way for them to learn. Some students are able to move faster while others move a little bit slower. #2. The student ratio is 8 students per teacher. I love this because it allows students to have 1 on 1 tutoring and teaching time everyday if they need it and as they need it. Some students need this type of attention while others do not.. #3. I have observed many of our teachers who go over and beyond their written/formal responsibilities via tutoring during their lunch time and sometimes/many times after school. They really care and want to make sure that the student is learning the material, not just memorizing. #4. The teachers really, really care when the student is absent or even tardy. The front desk will make a call and the teacher will call many times also to check on a student. #5 EVERY student has the opportunity to really develop a rewarding relationship with their teacher. #6 - EVERY student is IMPORTANT at Willowbend Academy. #7 Students have the opportunity at just about any time to walk in and talk to the principal. #8 The students learn how to set daily goals and plan out their week and month. This helps with college readiness. #9 Students are celebrated for mastering the material before moving on to the next book.
My child went here from age 2 to 5- if you are looking for some academic activity, discipline and a loving atmosphere for your child this is the school for you. They have been in the business for 30 Years and the experience shows! .Many of the teachers ahve been there for over 5 or 10 years and are so comitted to what they do there- When i first visited the school the Children were quiet and busy with their work. My daugher joined in the toddler class they do potty training there as well . Ms Linda and Ms Nisha were excellent with my daughter .Ms Linda is amazing with all the kids in the after school session as well . My daughter moved to the primary class at age 3 .Ms Mersedeh, is a great teacher so loving to the children but gets work done my child really progressed academically -started reading by age 4 . Ms Kerry is also a good teacher firm and the kids love her too. The director runs a tight ship and always shares her experience respect others and respect yourself is what she tells the kids. Ms Judy the receptionist is so nice and kind.The only drawback I faced was the lack of email communication everything is paper based in the kids bag. I hope they will remedy that soon! After school activities like basket ball and ballet were available seperately.My daughter enjoyed ballet. They never ask for anything monetarily other than the monthly fee. The building is a bit old and dark don t let that affect your judgement- the atmosphere inside is fun, loving & disciplined and down to earth. Thank you WPMS for a wonderful experience for our family would put in my little baby once she was ready but am afraid we have to move!!