44 out of 10GreatSchools

Napa Valley Language Academy

Napa, CA
  • Charter
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  • Grades K-6
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  • Enrollment: 664


Napa Valley Language Academy
2700 Kilburn Avenue
Napa, CA 94558
(707) 253-3678
Napa Valley Language Academy is located in Napa, CA and serves grades K-6.It received a GreatSchool rating of 4 out of 10
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Reviews2 Reviews

We love NVLA. Our daughter is learning in 2 languages. Despite budget cuts, NVLA has been able to keep class sizes down, which is so important. The school's diversity reflects the larger Napa community which so many charters and neighborhood schools do not. Parents, even those without English language help out. The students learn violin and gardening in addition to the regular subjects. The school also offers after school enrichment classes at no charge.
I made the wrong decision to enroll my child there. THought it was the ideal school. WRONG! It is very elitist and regimented. My child's teacher obviously was prejudiced towards same sex couples and single parents. His former NVLA teacher also humiliated children for being kids. My child is now thriving at our neighborhood school where his teacher embraces tolerance for all and creativity. Also, did not like the fact that there are very few African American families at NVLA. Heard that an immersion program in Vallejo will open in 2011. That looks more promising than the elitist program at NVLA. The lottery needs to be investigated. Rich families somehow get their kids jumped ahead of the waiting list, and they are treated better by the staff. Sad that the public has to fund a public charter school that carters to families who can afford private schools.