ACADEMIA de JULIA Victoria of Cavite
Academia de Julia Victoria is located at Buhay na tubig in Imus Cavite. I visited the school last week, because I want to help newly transferred homeowners here at Cavite who are looking for a new school for their kids this coming school year.
The first thing that I have noticed when I saw the school from the outside was that they have a nice parking area. The location of the school is cozy (they don’t have any nearby buildings). I also like the structure of the building, there is no 2nd floor that may be unsafe for young kids.
When I went inside, I have noticed that there are no stationary guards at the gate. There were parents or yayas waiting at the area though. They were the one who told me where the office is. I was impressed that the pathway are very clean, as well as the canteen, play area and the rooms.
There is a signboard outside the office to remove the shoes or slippers when you are going inside. I also checked the CR’s and again they are very clean. All rooms are air-conditioned.
They are using a Progressive Method of teaching. They are offering classes from Toddler to Grade school.
The medium of communication is English. The CR for the Toddler Class up to Kinder 2 are inside the classrooms. They also have a Meal Program where parents can avail to avoid the rush of preparing foods for their kids which cost P55.00 per meal (not sure if it includes the drink).
The class size is small which I like; it is only 15 students for one Teacher and one Teacher aid.
This is their Tuition Fee for school year 2014-2015:
Toddler/ Nursery/Kinder1: Cash P48,200 /Semi Annual P48,800 /Trimestral 49,400
Kinder2: Cash P49,345 / Semi Annual P49,946/ Trimestral P50,565/ Monthly (7mo.period) P 51,148
Grade 1-6: Cash P50,200/ Trimestral P50,600 / Monthly (7mo.period) P51, 204
*** Books, Uniforms, zebra bag are not included in the miscellaneous
I don’t know anyone who has been enrolled here so I can’t tell you more about what it’s like studying in this school. I like the look of the school and the class size but the Tuition fee is too high for me.
If you are interested and would want to check out this school personally, visit them at Academia De Julia Victoria of Cavite, National Road, Buhay Na Tubig, Imus, Cavite (or click their website here- acaddejuliavictoria.com)
UPDATE JUNE 2017:
I went back here last March 2017 to inquire because we planned to transfer my son. I have noticed a lot of improvement of the place. They moved the entrance to the right side and they now have a gym and a stationary guard at the gate. The parents can wait outside.
They also extended their classrooms at the back and they now cater to high school students. I still like that the building has no second floor. The canteen is way bigger and there’s more space for kids to play.
They told me that they can accommodate only 2 special kids (under mainstream program) per class so that they can better take care of their needs.
So after hearing that, I immediately ask for a schedule for my son’s assessment. I thought that the earlier we were assessed, the better we can get an available slot. The assessment fee was P1,500 for special kids and P500 for regular kids (yes triple mga bes!). But since I really like the school’s building (I’m afraid of heights and earthquake kasi), I paid for the assessment agad.
A friend was with me at that time, and she too was convinced (by me) to have his child assessed. We were given a scheduled time for that.
The assessment went fine, they said that Ren was able to answer most of the items correctly based on his level. This was his result.
But, they did not give me the price of the tuition fee because the person I talked to said she’ll still show my son’s exam result to the owner for evaluation. But she told me it’s double the price of the regular kids (so maybe around P120,000) They said they’re just going to text me for updates.
Ren was assessed month of March, but come April and then May and I still did not receive any feedback.
I already accepted the fact that they might not have a slot for my son. BUT, what made me furious was when I learned about my son’s school mate who also took an exam there (around month of May perhaps), then after his assessment the teacher told them that they don’t have staff to handle kids with special needs and that there is no slot for them. Why do they need to accept a kid for assessment and let them pay P1,500 if they knew they wont be able to accommodate them naman pala.
Nakakainis! Hindi naman pinupulot ang pera, hello?!
I texted them about my concern, and I did not get any reply at all. I can’t tell you what other parents told me about this school and I am just sharing what I have experienced but this is to give you a heads up on the things you need to pay besides the tuition fee and miscellaneous.
It’s really hard to find the perfect school.