In third grade, due to my auditory processing disorder, communications disorder, attention deficit disorder, and inability to be successful in a traditional public school, I began attending Edison Academy. During my early elementary school education I quickly became frustrated, suffered from constant feelings of anxiety, failure, and lack of confidence in my ability to learn. However, Edison Academy changed all of that. The staff, who specialize in special education, literally changed my life forever. They had patience, dedication, and the ability to make an enormous impact on small child’s life. They taught me skills to be successful in learning and brought my confidence back.
REA alumnus and parent
I attended this school 20 years ago. It has been there for me since I was a child beginning my journey of an extremely fulfilling education. When it came time in my life to decide how to launch my daughter on her path of education, I could think of no better environment to satisfy her talents and abilities than Rancho Encinitas Academy.
Hi Paul, just a note to tell you about my kids’ successes. ... Kristin has now opted to complete her Internal Medicine Residency at Loma Linda University Hospital Medical Center and pursue Infectious Diseases.
There are no words to express the gratitude and love I feel when I think about REA. At REA, my son has fostered a love of learning, and that is everything he will ever need to be a success in life. I credit his joy to his daily experiences at REA, whether it be coming to life as Henry Ford, or writing a “How to Climb a Tree” book.
J. & B. Solowiej
Our daughter has been a part of the REA/Edison schools for the last 3 years. We have seen tremendous gains in her self-esteem and academic progress. The small class size, personalized instruction and project-based curriculum has allowed her to progress, especially in reading.
After years of watching our son struggle in school settings that were simply not set up to support his needs, it was with a profound sense of relief to discover Edison Academy. In this small, picturesque setting, we found a school with teachers trained to lower his anxiety levels (not only his!) and provide him with individualized learning strategies. With a manageable workload, he was able to learn to work independently.
Edison Academy has been a game-changer for our son. As is common among children with ADHD, he also struggles with several other learning differences. The support we were getting from our local public school amounted to a few hours a week of being pulled out from his “regular” class of 30+ kids to get some additional tutoring in math. He was falling further and further behind both academically and socially.
Transferring our two sons from public school to Rancho Encinitas Academy was the best decision for our family. We could not be happier with the education our sons are receiving as well as the environment and overall campus atmosphere at REA.
A. & M. Schneider
As parents of a student who excels academically but struggles socially, we had a difficult time deciding what to do in terms of finding an educational environment that appropriately met our needs. Our local public school was simply too crowded for our son and created a lot of anxiety for him, while the administration couldn’t do much for him in terms of services since he was academically at or above grade level.