Napa Valley Language Academy opened in 1998 for students in Pre-Kindergarten through 6th grades. The school offers the Two-way Immersion Program and enrichment programs for all students in Visual and Performing Arts. Students are also exposed to environmental science through the school garden and grow-lab as well as technology in all classrooms and the computer lab.
Along with core subjects, students can choose from courses that focus on bilingual success, PreKinder for low-income families, world music to engage students with that culture, Heartstrings, which is violin lessons and after school programs as well. Napa Valley Language Academy does not offer any sports programs at this time.
The overall review for Napa Valley Language Academy is very strong. Parents appreciate the rigorous curriculum paired with strong influences of art and music. They also stated that the teachers are of the highest quality and very dedicated to not only the school but also the students. Some parents felt that the school has an elite reputation and sometimes leaves students out.
Students love that they get to play music and be engaged by art. They cannot wait to go to school and love seeing their teachers. The only complaint mentioned by students was the lack of sports and student clubs. Some students expressed they would like to play football and cheerleading
The Academic Performance Index showed an increase of academic growth from 824 to 853. Parents are very proud that their children and the school are exceeding the goal set forth by the state. The statewide goal for California is a score of 800.
The California Standards Tests is used to learn if students are mastering core subjects. The various tests are given to 2nd through 11th grades in English, grades 2nd through 7th are given tests in math, and science tests are administered to students in grades 5th, 8th, and 10th, while history tests are given to students in 8th and 11th grades.
Test results for Napa Valley Language Academy were mixed among the grades and subjects. On the 66% of 2nd graders passed the Math exam with the state at 64%. On the English Language Arts exam 54% passed with the state at 58%.
If you want dedicated teachers with hints of art and music then Napa Valley Language Academy may be the school for your family. To ensure the school is the right fit for your child, you should take a tour before enrollment.
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Napa Valley Language Academy
2700 Kilburn Ave.
Napa, CA 94558