My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Saratoga Academy of the Arts and Sciences, Clifton Park, NY, USA
Buyer beware! This is not where you want to send your children! Unfortunately what started out as a wonderful idea with a great curriculum has been replaced by ego and greed. The headmaster is absolutely awful and treats people very disrespectfully (staff and parents). My children have been attending this school for three years and I can't say enough great things about the teachers. Unfortunately, they don't have a good role model or leadership to carry them along. Instead of taking accountability for his bad decisions and actions he is quick to place blame and tell stories. He is dishonest and untrustworthy. Definitely not someone that you want your children learning their "virtues" from. Too bad the headmaster and associate headmaster don't practice what they preach to the children when it comes to these "virtues." Unfortunately, he uses their "morning meetings" as a place to yell and kids and embaress them rather than as the community building activity that he claims it to be. I feel that he is putting growth and the almighty buck before the safety of the children. The communication the school offers is lacking and that is saying it nicely. They can't get out of their own way when planning an event and don't appreciate those who volunteer to help out. It's been the teachers and the active, supportive parents that have been carrying this school...Not the large ego that greets you. Don't be fooled by his salesmanship. You will regret it when it is not backed up later. They don't like anyone with an opinion that varies from their own and absolutely don't like to be questioned by parents. With each great teacher that resigns or they let go, this place is turning more and more into a joke! I can only hope they land in a better place with more organization, attention to detail and a real love for children! If you've already put down a deposit just walk away! It's only money. You can't get back the time you will waste in your life and your child's life to this school! Believe me, you will be grateful later!
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Grow more slowly and with attention to detail.
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