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215 Ridgeway Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611 , Tel: +1 (510) 652-4722

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Pacific Boychoir Academy Ratings & Reviews

February 25, 2018 Submitted by a community member
PBA's strength is music first and foremost. However, the management of this school has been particularly unstable since the departure of PBA's principal founder in 2017. Not only has the quality of music education and academic standards been impacted, significant turnover of teachers and board members further contributed to the school's overall decline. The current acting board president lacks experience, professionalism, and integrity, particularly in the area of school finances, fundraising, equitable treatment of students, and legal matters related to compliance with fair labor standards. Consistent with past reviews, PBA continues to face the same challenges-- if not more-- under current leadership (or rather lack of) and an uncertain future.
July 21, 2017 Submitted by a parent
Firstly, PBA's priority is music. However, PBA has not mastered the importance of meeting the social-emotional needs of their students. Many families leave after one or two years of noticing this (some mid-year). Secondly, this school's academic plan is nonexistent. It is shown by most of their teachers' approach to instructing-- lack of real pedagogy, but high expectation to "complete" work. Lastly, school treats students differently based on families' ability to pay full tuition. Consequences are harsher for students who are on financial aid. To emphasize, two students can complete the same offense. Eg. "Talk back to the teacher". The full tuition paying student will not, or barely be redirected. On the other hand, the latter's parents will receive: a call home, an email, student will get a disappoint (referral), and threaten of expulsion. It does not set a strong culture of excellence (since many middle school students notice this) and it further perpetuates stereotypes. On the other hand, they will try to preface "most families are on some form of aid." So I will rephrase, students with a greater need of financial aid are treated differently than others who pay 75 percent to all costs.
August 26, 2016 Submitted by a parent
PBA is a fantastic fit for our son, now in 7th grade. After visiting an open house in 4th grade, our son decided he wanted to “sing and travel the world” and to leave his beloved public elementary school a year early to attend PBA in 5th grade. As a family, we are grateful for all the experiences and opportunities PBA affords him, from world-class music training and performances, to enriching academics and dedicated teachers, to a community of overall kind and well-disciplined boys (yes, even middle school boys can be polite and caring!).
April 20, 2016 Submitted by a parent
I'd think twice before sending your son here. There's been nearly 100% turnover of teachers in the past year (the most senior is the part-time Spanish teacher, who's only been there 18 months) and a 35% decline in enrollment - not signs of a healthy organization. The musical education is great, but the quality of the academic education has nose-dived recently - it's mediocre, at best. Unless your son is planning to become a professional singer (and maybe even then), I'd skip it.
April 05, 2015 Submitted by a community member
Students are expected to police each other which isn't fair when it comes to different levels of learning and behavior per class. It's too much pressure for the kids and confuses the academic focus.
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Apartments and homes for rent near Pacific Boychoir Academy

Your child’s education is your top priority. We know that because—well, you’re looking at this page, aren’t you? If you think your kid would feel right at home at Pacific Boychoir Academy, and you are contemplating moving closer so the little rascal will never miss a class, we have some good news for you and your family. Commute will never be an issue if you pick an apartment within 5 miles of Pacific Boychoir Academy, and that should not be hard as you can currently choose from 972 apartments for rent available in this part of Oakland. Not familiar with rent prices in the area? The cheapest apartment near Pacific Boychoir Academy is currently at Nook on Valdez, renting for $1,600 per month, but if $17,014 is still within your budget, check out the more luxurious offers at Mason at Hive. Or just do what most other parents do and go for the middle ground—that’s where you get the best value for money most of the time.

Things you should know about Pacific Boychoir Academy

Before you start packing, make sure Pacific Boychoir Academy is really the best option for your child. To recap, Pacific Boychoir Academy is a well-known private 8-Apr school in Oakland. It is located at 215 Ridgeway Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611 and it is the second home of 61 students. Please note that available apartments near a given school are filtered by proximity, not by attendance zone. We advise parents to visit the schools in person and contact the admissions offices for further information on school performance and attendance zones before making a final decision.

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