This is a difficult situation for us because we feel that our daughter largely was fine at the school but we have observed a disturbing pattern of behavior from the administration. We had our toddler there for almost a year. We should have heeded two 2 red flags early on: A) the main teacher in the toddler class that we met when we toured the school had left by the time we started (a matter of months); andB) the school refused to be reviewed on the Berkeley Parents Network even though this is the most well known review site for East Bay schools and where parents go to research a school. In the last twelve months, we have seen 5 teachers in the toddler class leave on short notice, some staying only for a few months. When asked, the administration provided an answer (usually family related) but given the consistency of the high number of departures within such short periods of time, I think it's indicative of deeper more systemic issues when the administration can't retain teachers. Additionally, there is poor communication and a lack of transparency. We did not receive any timely notices of a departure and only learned about it if we asked or some time after the fact. Additionally, there has been extremely high turn over of the students. Five children in the older classes were removed by their parents on short notice. Then, five (out of 7 - 8) toddlers in the toddler class (most of the class) were urgently removed by their parents all within one week. These are the ones I know of - there may be others. Since this is a very small school (45 or less children), the departure of these 10 children are 20% - 25% of the student population. These departures made us question why so many kids abruptly left when this is the tail end of the enrollment period with limited spaces elsewhere. Ultimately, the disruptive and inconsistent environment of high teacher and student turnover was too much. We needed a more stable learning and social environment for our child.
8115 Fontaine StOakland, CA 94605
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The Betty King Site, formally known as Acts King School facilitates a great learning experience for boys. My son spent two years with the program and developed well in the care of the teacher/facilitators. Acts King School offers a STEAM program which allows boys to explore science, math, technology, the art engineering in such an interactive way. My son left two years ago and reads at a third grade level. He approaches math, science and school projects with confidence. I would recommend Acts King School, the Betty King Site.
Hello we'll when I was in elementary I went to encompass academy and I am very happy that I went there.i had quadruplets that now go to that school.i went there since preschool and I've known all the teacher there.almost my whole family had went there.the thing I did not like we're the changes that happened and also incidents with Many people coming in classes to claim and defend there sons or daughters about what the teachers have done to the students.in a way I really didn't like it earthier.