Really do you homework on this private school... The quality isn't there with coaching and teaching. The staff that was any good has left and moved on. Very sad... They make a lot of promises they can not keep. It is really too bad because we thought it was going to be a great experience but it was not!!!
Carrabassett Valley Academy is a private high school in Carrabassett Valley. 113 students attend Carrabassett Valley Academy and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Asian/Pacific Islander. The ratio of students to teachers at Carrabassett Valley Academy is 8:1. Mt Abram Regional High School is one of the nearest high schools.
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We would suggest that you talk to alumi parents not just the parents they have on their list...Most of the kids that leave there have more negative things to say then positive. Many do not go to college or if they do they drop out. The board of directors kids relatives and staff children win all the awards and they pretty much go for free. I can say that Sugarloaf is a great ski/apline mountain but I would look elsewhere if you are a serious skier or snow boarding ahtlete. I have to be honest!!! I I am happy to see people are being honest on this site....
The area that Carrabassett Valley Acedmeny is located is a wonderful little township with a grocery store library etc. The school appears to try to improve their negative reputation; however there is a problem with bullying unprofessionalism customer service and the quality of their coaches. We were very disappointed and have moved on. There are a few teachers that really are good but we found the coaching of the snowsports to be unacceptable unprofessional and not worth the money. I wish we had done more research before selectiing this school and talked to parents that did not have children at the school. However we look back and we met some wonderful people in the area.
Great teachers and qualified leadership team is what you may NOT find at Carrabassett Valley Academy. Positions such as Headmaster/ Head of academics/ Student Affairs/ Director of Finance are all wonderful and prestigious positions to hold in a school. At Carrabassett Valley Academy these coveted positions are positions of entitlement not qualification. The school is located in the Sugarloaf area which lends to a beautiful setting. Maine has a lot of pretty but very cold areas. However once you step through CVA doors your eyes will start to water. I'm not sure if it was due to the heavy mold in the school's building or if my eyeballs were thawing from the cold. Once you step back outside all will be restored.
CVA seemed to have a great program for students passionate about skiing and snowboarding while having an ethical approach. The coach at the time for our child was an excellent model and teacher. However the bullying was intense and the policies and equity at the administrative level were lacking. The special assistance academic program was also lacking in quality.
Great snow sports program! CVA also has a few great teachers with lots of Integrity. If the level of nepotism at the school was corrected the overall student experience would be enhanced significantly. Looking back on our child's high school experience at CVA I would asked to talk to parents of students with no school affiliation to get unbiased feel for the CVA experience ahead.
CVA has been the single most important element of my education to date. Whether I was left pondering the direction of a class discussion or writing essays down by the river I was always developing a sense of self purpose and community. The best school that I know of. Intellectually challenging and athletically brutal.
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