The Alexandria Academy
The Alexandria Academy was founded in 1988 as an alternative academic program for gifted students. Since that time, it has grown to include special needs children and anyone for whom the existing traditional system does not fit. The school does not support classes but rather one-on-one mentorship between a teacher and a student. The philosophy of the school has always been that young people should be taught with intellectual peers rather than chronological peers.
- School Type: School with Special Program Emphasis
- Grades: 4-12
- Students: 54 students
- Yearly Tuition: $6,000
- Acceptance rate: 90%
- Average class size: 5 students
- Application Deadline: None / Rolling
School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
gifted/mild learning differences
Summer School Offered
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Academics and Faculty
Total Classroom Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
Classroom Dress Code
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
tuition varies/financial aid available
National avg.: 85%
Dr. Stacey McEnnan
Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Peace Child International
Peace Child International
- Our students come from all over the greater Los Angeles area as well as from other states. We have taught young people from Los Angeles, Agoura, Riverside, Santa Clarita, Pasadena, Glendale, Norco, Encino, Oxnard, etc., as well as students from Florida, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Illinois, and Oregon. Our students go on to colleges and universities all over the country including Harvard, Brown, Columbia, USC, UC schools around the state, Reed College, and many more. Most have been able to enter their first choice schools. We do not use a set curriculum. Instead, the teacher assesses the student`s abilities in every subject area and then uses a curriculum which best fits with the child`s abilities and needs. Because of this, a student may be working in one curriculum for math but in another for English. This is true for all curricular areas: English, history, science, mathematics, ethics, electives, etc. The Alexandria Academy has found great success with a wide variety of students. Some have come from the entertainment industry, from athletics, music, dance, and writing. We have more recently been sought to educate students who are having trouble learning in the traditional atmosphere. We have had students with Asperger`s Syndrome, depression and other problems which have caused the parents and counselors to look for alternative education opportunities. We work with any child to help him/her reach full natural potential.
Profile last updated: 01/03/2021
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