88 out of 10GreatSchools

Environmental Academy Of Research Technology And Earth Sciences

Newbury Park, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades K-5
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  • Enrollment: 541


Environmental Academy Of Research Technology And Earth Sciences
2626 Michael Drive
Newbury Park, CA 91320
(805) 498-3686
Environmental Academy Of Research Technology And Earth Sciences is located in Newbury Park, CA and serves grades K-5.It received a GreatSchool rating of 8 out of 10
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My first child just completed K-5 and my second child was there for 2 years. They both have been excited going to school every morning and enjoyed the amazing learning and school time. The teachers are motivated, and the principal is very proactive and seemingly everywhere at once. This school requires parent volunteering and most parents are very involved. PTA is also very active and supportive, and they also make this school a better place for the students. My children attended other private schools which offer preschool to first grade classes and public elementary school in TK but they were having ongoing issues with administration, communication and decision. EARThS is a much better school than any 5-star schools my children attended or I visited.Although my husband and I both have a full-time job, we alternate to volunteer in the class every week and manage our time to go to the field trips and school events every month. I do greatly appreciate the extra work that the teachers, parents, staffs and principal are doing to help each other as a big community and make the school a better place. EARTHS is an amazing school!
Im disappointed not to have loved Earths. They have built a reputation as being rigorous -- that is accurate. I'm just not sure this is being balanced with other things that make learning joyful for children. My student had been unhappy and unmotivated. He never talks about the reptile lab or the garden or anything else we were so excited about. There is also an incredible amount of pressure to volunteer in the classroom. A teacher suggested I take a sick day to do so, which made me feel like my own work wasn't being valued. I volunteer my time in other ways, but was pressured repeatedly to be there. The principal seems to really care for the children and is well liked by them. The uniforms are great. The childcare is WONDERFUL.In retrospect, I should have selected a school that offered some interest-driven learning and built-in intervention (ie, extra help for those that are behind, or fun stuff for kids that are ahead built into the regular schedule). I think my student will be happier somewhere with more flexible and progressive ideas about learning.
One of the best Magnet schools in Conejo valley. You get a seat only through school choice. PTA is extra active!! Parking is a problem and there are no school buses allotted. New principal Mr Rickert is friendly and is adored by kids. Loved the parent initiated running club!! Animal lab is cool with critters and geckos. Overall great elementary school.
There is Science in every corner of this school. I am amazed on how great staff and parents work so closely together to bring out the best for the students.
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