"Our Family has been part of the James Baldwin Academy family since October 2012. In the beginning it was a rocky adjustment, but as days past by I noticed that every staff member is committed to seeing our family succeed. They all worked together as one great support group. Since we have been here, my son has excelled in all areas and is continuing to make great strides. His ability to blossom is due to the consistence of their goals and patience in allowing him to grow into the amazing young man we all knew was in him. I am forever great full for this community of people."
"I have been serving as a volunteer music teacher at James Baldwin Academy since November, 2011. I come to this position having retired in 2008, after 20 years of service as a teacher, followed by 20 years as a site co-administrator, a principal and as a district director. In the two years I have been at JBA, I have been consistently and happily impressed by the positive and supportive expectations all members of the staff, including administrators, teachers, therapists, and classified staff. Everyone on the staff makes a sincere effort to treat every student as a unique individual. The students are respectful of the staff, and they feel safe under the staff's direction. I have never been around a staff where literally everyone, from administrators to carpenters, from teachers to front office support staff, maintains high standards for behavior, high expectations for academics, and creates a safe, warm, and empathic environment for all students, from kindergarteners to twelfth graders. Having worked in a wide range of school environments, I can sincerely declare that JBA is an extraordinarily fine school, so desperately needed by their needy, often fragile students."
"This Seneca school provides much needed support for youth in our community. The staff are hard working and provide unconditional care to each child and their family, individualizing the services provided for everyone enrolled. I am honored to work at a place where the staff are so dedicated to helping children and families."
"As a school district representative, I have been working with Seneca Center for several years. In addition to providing a professional and welcoming environment, Seneca has provided our students with a quality education and an abudnance of supplementary supports and services. Seneca staff has frequently exceeded my expectations. Seneca is a leader in their field, as they provide a clear perspective on learning and behavior change. Seneca demonstrates compassion and care. They truly understand the needs of our students."
"I am the parent of a soon to be 6th grade boy. He has attended Seneca Center for 3 years and I must say they have been an amazing 3 years. I no longer get phone calls to pick him up early or that he was disruptive during the day. He has been on honor role for 3 years straight and his self confidence has sky rocketed. This is a true testament to the commitment and support that each and every staff member has. My son is on his way to an amazing private middle school and I truly believe that it has been made possible because of the staff and the skills that they have taught him that he was able to withstand the interview process and even better, getting accepted. Seneca Center, James Baldwin Academy is the absolute BEST!! We are so grateful for the last 3 years and any parent that has been struggling with the public school system not understanding or not having the tools should strongly consider this wonderful school."