SOUTH BAY JR ACADEMY OF SDA

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150 FIRE ISLAND AVE
BABYLON, NY 11702
Phone: 631-321-0857
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 0
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Private
  • Grades: Preschool - 8th Grade
  • District:
  • Students/Teacher: 16:1
  • Students/Grade: 5.3
  • Number Students: 53
  • Number Teachers: 3
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: NOT REPORTED
  • Principal: Ms Maria Thomas
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (7 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (4 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-05-20
    "I am so thankful to this school. My child has improved in a way we never thought possible. After 3 public schools has told us he had a disability we decided to try the christian education path and it was definitely the right decision. My child is not disabled at all and has caught up with his classmates, all he needed was attention to his individual needs and prayer! Send your child here and u won't be disappointed. The school has an amazing principal and very qualified staff"
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-11-25
    "I am well acquainted with the teachers at SBJA. Each of them are committed to educational excellence and work hard to motivate students to high achievement levels. Multi-grade education at SBJA takes place at over 900 schools on the K-8 level operated by the Seventh-day Adventist school system in the NAD. In a study conducted by The Center for Research on K-12 Adventist Education which included over 51,000 students, the results indicated that students in Adventist schools scored above the national average on standardized achievement tests at all grade levels and in all subjects. Another finding is that students attending such schools grew both in achievement and ability at a rate higher than the national average and the more years students attended Adventist schools, the higher their growth in both achievement and ability. Although there is room for growth in any school, I feel confident that each teacher at SBJA is well qualified to teach in each subject area. In addition to this, they attend professional growth meetings, are certified teachers, and have good classroom management skills. They are helping to fulfill the mission of SDA education -academically and spiritually."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-11-02
    "There is only one teacher for different grade levels. Example, in grades one, two, three, all of these students share only one classroom and one teacher. The one and only teacher just give them worksheets per grade level. I can not comprehend how these students gain valuable learning where there is only one teacher and one classroom. The teachers most of the time read the textbooks ( reading is not teaching). Yes, they are very nice teachers, but they are ineffective. Their teaching strategies will not work for me if I were their student. I will never send my children here because I feel that they will not learn anything. The teachers most of the time just sit down while teaching, there is no participation or engaging students. Teachers and students do not have a science laboratory and their computers and other technology are obsolete. The way the teachers teach is they just give a worksheet for students to answer and most of the time students just write on their notebooks. The school can improve if they hire more efficient teachers, add a science laboratory, and update their computer and other technological resources. They should not sit down while teaching most of the time."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2007-08-31
    "South Bay Junior Academy has wonderful caring Christian teachers and administration. My children have grown in knowledge and wisdom."
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