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1156 days ago

hello everyone..let me start by saying, what u do and how u act reflects on your children...i have been reading everything everyone has post..many not good may i share..i find it real funny how these parents are posting there comments on this computer but i like to share none of you parents were attending the school to show your concerns....i would pick my child up from school and while standing out there waiting on my child i just could not believe how disrespectful your children were....these kids did not care at all what an adult was telling many of u parents just pop in to check up on your child?..the more that we as parents are involed in our children school with them the better the turn out for our children will be....i am just so tired of hearing how bad paideia is..when in all you parents that aren't involed with the school, just might have the children there that make it a bad school.....thank you

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1174 days ago

Surely, Paideia Academey is not like your surburban schools. It is a work in progress. After working for Paideia I have realized how non-participating the parents are. The parents must get involved in their childrens school work, help with homework assignments, particpate in school activities and or just plaIn old support. This is what I see lacking in the school system of Paideia. The teachers are burned out because of lack of support from the administration and parents. The administrations are faced with problems on trying to keep the school a float, and the parents expect the teachers to raise their kids and teach them. This is a group effort for everyone to blend together and think about what is best for the children. I have never heard of so much negativity from parents and teachers from this school. WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO HELP TO MAKE IT BETTER? STOP COMPLAINING, THIS IS NOT LADUE!. Teachers learn to take over your class room and stop giving it to the students; parents get more involved in your kids school activities as well as assignments,and administration back your teachers. I believe if everyone would do these things and think about the children Paideia could move forward on better grades and a lot less stress. And another thing, hire teachers with some back bone! Know the teachers you are hiring. This school is not for prepies. I beleive that the administration does care, but is overwhelm, there have been some improvements so give them a break. The process does take time and everyone must develope some patience and think about what is best for the children. LET'S NOT EVERYONE WALK OUT ON THEM FOR THE ALL AMERICAN DOLLAR!

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1204 days ago

My daughter attended this school for only a short time due to separation anxiety issues, however that being said, I was very pleased with the preschool. They were very caring with my child who was very nervous in the new setting. Everyone I ever spoke with there was always very friendly. My husband did have issues with her face being dirty when he picked her up, but that is a pretty small complaint. I would definetly recommend it to others.

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1253 days ago

I taught at this school & only taught there for the 1 year that I did because I was under contract! In this contract it included health insurance, however I NEVER received it!

The administration (not including principals) is horrible. They talk about grand ideas, but don't help the teachers put them into practice. The principal do their best with what they've been given, but they receive no support. I sent many student out of my classroom for hitting & throeing tantrums, but nothing was ever done. They were just sent back in to the classroom.

I was also denied a 30 min child free lunch break. They told me I was required to sit in & eat lunch with my students because they were unwilling to hire building aides to supervise.

Although some private school are great, this is NOT one of them & would recommend that you don't try to work there or ever send your child there.

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1260 days ago

Look, I have had kids in this school for a few years and i can tell you that many changes have been made for the good since Mr. Mora was hired as the principal. More improvements need to be made, but the school IS improving.

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1292 days ago

I go to Paideia Academy. I just transfered from a St. Louis county school. So you can imagine all the change I had to face. I haven't learned one thing since i've came here. Alot of the kids are smart but it doesn't matter because they are too busy acting dumb. They are always getting in to arguments and jumping over tables. This week the whole entire middle school floor got put on lock down and will be kept on it untill spring break. My mom put me in this school thinking it would be better then all the other public schools. She was wrong. Teachers only stay there because they have a contract and they have no problem telling us that every chance they get. At the beggining of the year 2 kids got in a fight and right afterwards got sent back to class with no punishment. I am embarassed 2 be going to this school. My grades where all A's and B's when I came here and quickly went down hill. Their grading system is off. I only have 1 reason to thank this school and that is because they helped me get in to a private high school because they too realized something was off about this school. So if you are looking to come to this school..keep looking. Please do everyone a favor and shut this school down.

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1293 days ago

Well first of all, all these comments scare me. I've just graduated and I am currently looking for a job. I was interested in this Academy because I did not want to work in the public school system. My thoughts, and what I had heard from other teachers, is that private schools take education more seriously. They have the benefit of setting up their own policies about how to educate and how to discipline. That the majority of students attending are more serious students and value a better education. However, reading the comments from stlmom and the rebuttals from David B Simpson I am not sure what to believe regarding this school. It seems to me that out of all the children attending this school there would be more than just 6 people with opinions. Perhaps David B Simpson should sit down face to face the other 5 people who all have the same opinion, which differs from his own. Being an objective outsider I have to comment that David B's side is therefore suspect. Instead of posting negative after negative comments on this site perhaps the 5 with same opinion should therefore go public and form a coalition to meet with the Directors in Rolla to voice these concerns and work together to correct the problems. Start acting like pro-active adults and caring parents instead of whiney, do nothing parents. If you care enough about the education and well-being of your children my advice is step up, speak up and act. Or find another school. You are not doing yourself and your child any good by continuing to just sit back and do nothing but complain. That's too easy and it doesn't get results. Although this school now seems challenging I think I will look elsewhere to teach. Good luck and I wish all your children the best.

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1393 days ago


I choose Paideia Academy Southside campus because all the public schools were closing and I thought they would be better, but it turned out to be worse. I had a kid in the kindergarten and in the 8th grade. The kindergarten teacher was good but (she left )and my kid didn't learn anything else after that. My older kid transferred from public school with good grades and started getting bad grades at Paideia.

So I go the school to see why, I sat in the back of the classroom to obeserve, the teacher just sat at the desk and talked to another teacher the whole hour. The kids sat in groups and just laughed and played, walked around. A student even got up to leave and came back in the room with shorts on. The teacher would get up sometimes and say work on your projects. But she was not teaching anything. The students were loud and rowdy and the teacher did not tell the kids to sit down. I went to the office to talk to the principal but he wasn't there, so I had to leave a message, for him to call me later. He called me later and told me the reason why the class was unruly was because he wasn't there, and he apologized for the situation. My kid got an A on the next report, but how could he go from an F to an A, come on now. How are you grading students if there's no teaching going on. They are just passing and failing students they don't care. They don't even have books, everybody had to share a book (The principal left after that year)

The secretay is rude, fat and lazy, if you call and ask her something, she acts like she doesn't know anything. I've come up to the school on many ocassions and she doesn't want to move her fat butt from the desk. She didn't want to make a copy for me, just lazy.

Paideia Academy is horribe, the owners are just getting rich off our kids and not teaching them anything. Please close it down ASAP!

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1497 days ago

My overal all opinion ofthis daycare is poor, I know for a fact that the children is not learning
and there is unconsistent teachers that come and go. My opinion of the Director, Janet Scarim is;she is comes off as arogant or controlling and my children previous years ago had attended this daycare in the past and I had just happened to walk in to bring my children to the daycare in the morning while I heard teachers and the director talking about their buisness(personal life) to other employes and I found that to be a neg.dialouge around children who have little ears, I believe that when working in a work place(professional) enviroment that you should Not discuss personal life at work. Mrs.Janet has adopted some children and her own daughter Kalup has told me so much things that she had to go through in her child years, Mrs.Janet thinks she knows it all and she is very controlling towards the teachers and even her husband Francis , I feel sorry for that man! She is ungrateful always cussing him out at the daycare! There is stories of Mr. Tony had been hospitalized and been a sex offender I also believe her other brother Scott is that crazy also, why are men working at a daycare with children anyway? I heard her bother Scott does drugs and is mental, Should these unfit people watch children? *- notice this is the truth-
*Google - Scarim any ?

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1528 days ago

When will it end. Summer school is well; let's be polite, and say crazy. Not enough "teachers" although they really should not to be called teachers because they are not certified. No Principal at north campus she quit the last day of school.
Great teacher from north campus also quit, fired teachers they don't like.... on and on

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