Tabula Rasa Language Academy

★★★★☆
  • 5855 Riverside Dr NW

    Atlanta, GA 30327

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  • 404-409-0827

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I'm right now a parent of the school, I have a 4 year old and an infant that we will start in the program when she turn six months old. I really love both the infant teacher and the pre-k teachers. The facility is very clean, I have never

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I'm right now a parent of the school, I have a 4 year old and an infant that we will start in the program when she turn six months old. I really love both the infant teacher and the pre-k teachers. The facility is very clean, I have never

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hi, I was one of the tabula rasa's parent and a teacher's friend. this school is the worst school in Atlanta. it's not clean, the teachers are old and the principal is asking parents for more money. the snacks are old, they give the snack

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hi, I was one of the tabula rasa's parent and a teacher's friend. this school is the worst school in Atlanta. it's not clean, the teachers are old and the principal is asking parents for more money. the snacks are old, they give the snack

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I have sent my children to Tabula Rasa since they were in the Mother's Morning Out program - this is our fourth year at the school! It is a wonderful program! My children are not only learning and growing as preschoolers with basics, but

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I have sent my children to Tabula Rasa since they were in the Mother's Morning Out program - this is our fourth year at the school! It is a wonderful program! My children are not only learning and growing as preschoolers with basics, but

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My daughter has attended Tabula Rasa since she was 18 months old. Neither my wife nor I speak Spanish. Our daughter started to translate on our behalf in Spanish by age three and could read and write in Spanish by age four. She is now

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My daughter has attended Tabula Rasa since she was 18 months old. Neither my wife nor I speak Spanish. Our daughter started to translate on our behalf in Spanish by age three and could read and write in Spanish by age four. She is now

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My 5 year old has been attending Tabula Rasa for three years now. She is in the Kindergarten program and LOVES it! She is fully bilingual in Spanish and English, and I continue to be impressed with the teachers and curriculum. This is the

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My 5 year old has been attending Tabula Rasa for three years now. She is in the Kindergarten program and LOVES it! She is fully bilingual in Spanish and English, and I continue to be impressed with the teachers and curriculum. This is the

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My oldest child has been at TR for over 3 years now and my middle child for over a year. They are both completely bilingual (Spanish) with no help from home, and my oldest who is in the first kindergarten class at the school, is well beyond her peers (from other schools) in all of her academics. She reads both English and Spanish and does math in both languages, as well. Every teacher we have had at TR (which totals over 10 throughout the years), has been extremely caring yet firm. My kids have loved every one of them. I appreciate the focus from the school on environmental issues and personal health (the snacks and meals are very well balanced). Any problems I have had over the years have been addressed appropriately and fairly. I trust this school with my children and their education and plan to start my youngest there this summer.

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My oldest child has been at TR for over 3 years now and my middle child for over a year. They are both completely bilingual (Spanish) with no help from home, and my oldest who is in the first kindergarten class at the school, is well beyond her peers (from other schools) in all of her academics. She reads both English and Spanish and does math in both languages, as well. Every teacher we have had at TR (which totals over 10 throughout the years), has been extremely caring yet firm. My kids have loved every one of them. I appreciate the focus from the school on environmental issues and personal health (the snacks and meals are very well balanced). Any problems I have had over the years have been addressed appropriately and fairly. I trust this school with my children and their education and plan to start my youngest there this summer.

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My children have been at Tabula Rasa for 3years. We had never planned on raising our children bilingually, but have been truly blessed for our children to have this life changing opportunity. The school is a small school so you know the other parents and children. The teachers know the children and truly love them.

As far as curriculum, not sure how much a 1yr, 2yr old need, but maybe i am the only one impressed that my not even 3 1/2 year old can write their name! They have a well developed daily plan of activities and the classroom is a lot of fun. The school is in the process of becoming an IB school and grow to 5th grade.

The school as is, has been a wonderful environment for my children to grow. And i am very excited about what the future holds as it expands in its IB curriculum, new proposed buildings, new technology, etc.

I would highly recommend Tabula Rasa to any parent looking for a warm, nurturing preschool for their child - and the added benefit to that is they will become bilingual in the process.

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My children have been at Tabula Rasa for 3years. We had never planned on raising our children bilingually, but have been truly blessed for our children to have this life changing opportunity. The school is a small school so you know the other parents and children. The teachers know the children and truly love them.

As far as curriculum, not sure how much a 1yr, 2yr old need, but maybe i am the only one impressed that my not even 3 1/2 year old can write their name! They have a well developed daily plan of activities and the classroom is a lot of fun. The school is in the process of becoming an IB school and grow to 5th grade.

The school as is, has been a wonderful environment for my children to grow. And i am very excited about what the future holds as it expands in its IB curriculum, new proposed buildings, new technology, etc.

I would highly recommend Tabula Rasa to any parent looking for a warm, nurturing preschool for their child - and the added benefit to that is they will become bilingual in the process.

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My child has been enrolled at Tabula Rasa for several years. In my opinion, the school has grown and improved each year. Though there are some areas lacking; overall, you receive great-value for what's received. The teachers are extremely nurturing and all native speakers. The kindergarten curriculum is well-advanced yet not frustrating and the kids really enjoy it! The low student-teacher ratio makes for a ripe learning environment. One of the great things about this school is that the option to study more than one language is affordable compared to AIS. Our primary goal is to raise socially conscious, multi-lingual children. No school is perfect and rarely will you find 100% of what you want in one institution. Don?t expect that your child will become fluent in after one year. Give it some time and you will be amazed! Our child doesn?t have the luxury of a native speaker at home yet is happy, reading and writing in English, Spanish and French. Bravo Tabula Rasa? the best is yet to come!

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My child has been enrolled at Tabula Rasa for several years. In my opinion, the school has grown and improved each year. Though there are some areas lacking; overall, you receive great-value for what's received. The teachers are extremely nurturing and all native speakers. The kindergarten curriculum is well-advanced yet not frustrating and the kids really enjoy it! The low student-teacher ratio makes for a ripe learning environment. One of the great things about this school is that the option to study more than one language is affordable compared to AIS. Our primary goal is to raise socially conscious, multi-lingual children. No school is perfect and rarely will you find 100% of what you want in one institution. Don?t expect that your child will become fluent in after one year. Give it some time and you will be amazed! Our child doesn?t have the luxury of a native speaker at home yet is happy, reading and writing in English, Spanish and French. Bravo Tabula Rasa? the best is yet to come!

Pros: Low Student/Teacher Ratio, Ability to study Spanish & French in Pre-School

Cons: School is still young and expanding, not many extracurricular options and no gymnasium.

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We tried Tabula Rasa as suggested by a friend, a school with a lot of potentials but they don't have a curriculum, the owner is a pathological liar and none of the teachers are licensed. Of course it will take you a whole entire year to figure that out. There is no caring in the way they handle things over there. they are so disorganized it will make you cringe. The French teacher for Prek is constantly in neurotic mode. I wonder what she is on. The French program is a total mess at Tabula Rasa you may as well throw your money in a well. the preschool graduation last year was a total joke. An insult to parents and children. I was appalled at what the staff put together for these kids it was quie pitiful. I would say there was no planning, no regards to to the family that left their home to attend the ceremony. the "graduation" presentation lasted exactly 5 minutes. One very bad song and that was it. They did not even bother to help the kids learn the song. Some days I pick up my child and he is watching cartoon in English with the teacher. the so called Pre K French teacher speaks only English with the kids. it was a major nightmare. so before you get your kids enrolled at Tabula make sure you investigate, have the owner put her "promises" in writing. I know myself and a lot of other parents don't plan to come back ever to this school. Don't be fooled with the 5 stars comments they are form the school staff and its owner. And when they tell you they can get you into Atlanta International School that is another lie. They tried to become a satelite school for AIS. After AIS visited their school they were told thanks but no thanks to this satelite to nowhere.

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We tried Tabula Rasa as suggested by a friend, a school with a lot of potentials but they don't have a curriculum, the owner is a pathological liar and none of the teachers are licensed. Of course it will take you a whole entire year to figure that out. There is no caring in the way they handle things over there. they are so disorganized it will make you cringe. The French teacher for Prek is constantly in neurotic mode. I wonder what she is on. The French program is a total mess at Tabula Rasa you may as well throw your money in a well. the preschool graduation last year was a total joke. An insult to parents and children. I was appalled at what the staff put together for these kids it was quie pitiful. I would say there was no planning, no regards to to the family that left their home to attend the ceremony. the "graduation" presentation lasted exactly 5 minutes. One very bad song and that was it. They did not even bother to help the kids learn the song. Some days I pick up my child and he is watching cartoon in English with the teacher. the so called Pre K French teacher speaks only English with the kids. it was a major nightmare. so before you get your kids enrolled at Tabula make sure you investigate, have the owner put her "promises" in writing. I know myself and a lot of other parents don't plan to come back ever to this school. Don't be fooled with the 5 stars comments they are form the school staff and its owner. And when they tell you they can get you into Atlanta International School that is another lie. They tried to become a satelite school for AIS. After AIS visited their school they were told thanks but no thanks to this satelite to nowhere.

Pros: the children love it because they don't do nothing

Cons: staff is not trained or prepared to do their jobs.

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My son has been attending the school for several years now, in the French program. French is his third language, as he comes from a bilingual (English and Spanish) household. I find the school's program is solid with a high emphasis on interactivity. Rather than just learning from books, fun activities and song help immersion - a great way to learn for a young child. I like the low student teacher ratio. After two years, my son understands everything I say to him in French and responds appropriately, even understanding humor. His vocabulary is on par with his English. The program is costly compared to others, but I consider it money well spent given the results. Unlike other posts, I do not find the school is constantly doing fundraisers. There was one last year.

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My son has been attending the school for several years now, in the French program. French is his third language, as he comes from a bilingual (English and Spanish) household. I find the school's program is solid with a high emphasis on interactivity. Rather than just learning from books, fun activities and song help immersion - a great way to learn for a young child. I like the low student teacher ratio. After two years, my son understands everything I say to him in French and responds appropriately, even understanding humor. His vocabulary is on par with his English. The program is costly compared to others, but I consider it money well spent given the results. Unlike other posts, I do not find the school is constantly doing fundraisers. There was one last year.

Pros: Intense language immersion with native speaking teachers

Cons: Teacher turnover could be lower

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I am currently in the summer program, and not impressed. The program is very expensive - $200 a week for M-F 9:30 am to 12:30pm. The facility is dirty and they do not have good materials. The principal/director is not very friendly. In addition, they are not a child-directed - I have sat in some of the classes and the teachers make the kids participate in activities even if they don't want to. Everything is worksheets with no real learning. I would recommend getting a private tutor instead.

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I am currently in the summer program, and not impressed. The program is very expensive - $200 a week for M-F 9:30 am to 12:30pm. The facility is dirty and they do not have good materials. The principal/director is not very friendly. In addition, they are not a child-directed - I have sat in some of the classes and the teachers make the kids participate in activities even if they don't want to. Everything is worksheets with no real learning. I would recommend getting a private tutor instead.

Pros: few language immersion programs, good location

Cons: awful facility, expensive

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For early exposure to a second or third (or both) language for your child, I think that the school is a great choice. My daughter looks forward to school everyday, and has picked up quite a bit of Spanish and French. While I think the academic component could be stronger, I think that the nurturing environment and the school activities will prepare my child for kindergarten.

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For early exposure to a second or third (or both) language for your child, I think that the school is a great choice. My daughter looks forward to school everyday, and has picked up quite a bit of Spanish and French. While I think the academic component could be stronger, I think that the nurturing environment and the school activities will prepare my child for kindergarten.

Pros: nurturing, supportive staff, early exposure to second language, good preparation for kindergarten, good parental support of the school, diversity

Cons: Needs a stronger academic component, expensive

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Very poor management. I know what it takes to have a good language program and educational material. I was very disappointed with Tabula Rasa, as it shows that the management is more interested in personal financial growth than in the kids interest. They have an agressive fund raising program, no educational program, only downloaded stuff from internet. The teachers are paid only for the worked hours. The parents are requested to provide school supplies evey month eventhough they pay a high supply fee in the beginning of the school year. The parents need to have an appointment to get in the school during the day. Double trailers are taking 3/4 of an already small playground. The food is a desaster.
Pros: Some teachers are really nice some exposure to foreign language
Cons: No program, no philosophy, no interest in the children, very expensive for what is offered.

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Very poor management. I know what it takes to have a good language program and educational material. I was very disappointed with Tabula Rasa, as it shows that the management is more interested in personal financial growth than in the kids interest. They have an agressive fund raising program, no educational program, only downloaded stuff from internet. The teachers are paid only for the worked hours. The parents are requested to provide school supplies evey month eventhough they pay a high supply fee in the beginning of the school year. The parents need to have an appointment to get in the school during the day. Double trailers are taking 3/4 of an already small playground. The food is a desaster.
Pros: Some teachers are really nice some exposure to foreign language
Cons: No program, no philosophy, no interest in the children, very expensive for what is offered.

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My children started going to Tabula Rasa to attend its French summer program in June 2007. It was very good. Teachers were excellent. And so I enrolled them in 2007-08 session. But I am not impressed anymore. The new teacher now, once a week, sends me a report what she taught that week. Otherwise I have no clue what my children do in school. The school hours are from 9 - 12.00 noon but actual numbr of hours spent for studies is less than 2.5. Principal is not very good and on two occassions when I spoke to her about my problems, she didn't do anything. School is expensive and also doesn't justify its fee.

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My children started going to Tabula Rasa to attend its French summer program in June 2007. It was very good. Teachers were excellent. And so I enrolled them in 2007-08 session. But I am not impressed anymore. The new teacher now, once a week, sends me a report what she taught that week. Otherwise I have no clue what my children do in school. The school hours are from 9 - 12.00 noon but actual numbr of hours spent for studies is less than 2.5. Principal is not very good and on two occassions when I spoke to her about my problems, she didn't do anything. School is expensive and also doesn't justify its fee.

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My son started at Tabula Rasa this past fall. We were very impressed with the program's approach at our initial meeting with the school's principle and we continue to be impressed. The teachers are incredibly warm and nurturing with the children and are genuinely excited to see them. The children appear so confident and I think this has a lot to do with the loving environment. The food is bought and prepared daily for the lunches and snacks. We are vegetarians and the school serves very healthy food (pasta, vegetables, beans and rice...). The teachers make learning a second language fun through songs, dance, clapping... My son understands Spanish well however he continues to be challenged and have fun at school. He enjoys the homework and the daily lessons and of course the toys and playtime. The school, in addition to playground time, has a daily formal exercise program for the children. Lastly, any concerns we have had have been fairly addressed by either the teachers or the principle. We, and most importantly my son, have really enjoyed the school. It is really the best choice for a pre-school bilingual learning program.

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My son started at Tabula Rasa this past fall. We were very impressed with the program's approach at our initial meeting with the school's principle and we continue to be impressed. The teachers are incredibly warm and nurturing with the children and are genuinely excited to see them. The children appear so confident and I think this has a lot to do with the loving environment. The food is bought and prepared daily for the lunches and snacks. We are vegetarians and the school serves very healthy food (pasta, vegetables, beans and rice...). The teachers make learning a second language fun through songs, dance, clapping... My son understands Spanish well however he continues to be challenged and have fun at school. He enjoys the homework and the daily lessons and of course the toys and playtime. The school, in addition to playground time, has a daily formal exercise program for the children. Lastly, any concerns we have had have been fairly addressed by either the teachers or the principle. We, and most importantly my son, have really enjoyed the school. It is really the best choice for a pre-school bilingual learning program.

Pros: Fun second language learning program, warm teachers/staff, healthy menu and daily exercise

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Our experience with Tabula Rasa has been extremely positive. My son has been in the French program since he was about 20 months old (the Mothers Morning Out program) and is now three and a half. He can understand French, count to 20 in French and has an incredible vocabulary in French (my husband and I each only studied French in high school). Our one-year old will start the MMO program this summer. Everyone who works at the school is committed to providing a stimulating, nurturing environment for the children. The teachers are all native speakers (either French or Spanish) and at least one teacher in each room has a degree in early childhood education. They are focused not only on each child's foreign language development but also on his or her's academic, social, and creative development. The Parent Committee (formed this year, 2006/07) allows the parents to get involved with fundraising efforts, special events for the school and in-class events. The foreign language offering has attracted families from all over the Atlanta area and all kinds of backgrounds, some who speak the foreign language at home and some who do not . I highly recommend this school.

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Our experience with Tabula Rasa has been extremely positive. My son has been in the French program since he was about 20 months old (the Mothers Morning Out program) and is now three and a half. He can understand French, count to 20 in French and has an incredible vocabulary in French (my husband and I each only studied French in high school). Our one-year old will start the MMO program this summer. Everyone who works at the school is committed to providing a stimulating, nurturing environment for the children. The teachers are all native speakers (either French or Spanish) and at least one teacher in each room has a degree in early childhood education. They are focused not only on each child's foreign language development but also on his or her's academic, social, and creative development. The Parent Committee (formed this year, 2006/07) allows the parents to get involved with fundraising efforts, special events for the school and in-class events. The foreign language offering has attracted families from all over the Atlanta area and all kinds of backgrounds, some who speak the foreign language at home and some who do not . I highly recommend this school.

Pros: Great teachers, individualized attention, small community feel, diverse student body

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This school is excellent. A convenient location immediately off of I-285. VERY affordable, so much less than other preschools in the area - and the ONLY preschool to offer foreign languages in a full emersion program. The school genuinely cares about the education of the children and the teachers devote their days ensuring the best atmosphere for your child. So not only will your child soon become bilingual, but their social and physical development will soar as well. This has got to be the best choice for pre-kindergarten education in Atlanta.

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This school is excellent. A convenient location immediately off of I-285. VERY affordable, so much less than other preschools in the area - and the ONLY preschool to offer foreign languages in a full emersion program. The school genuinely cares about the education of the children and the teachers devote their days ensuring the best atmosphere for your child. So not only will your child soon become bilingual, but their social and physical development will soar as well. This has got to be the best choice for pre-kindergarten education in Atlanta.

Pros: Small school but the education level is huge

Cons: None whatsoever

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The school started out strongly, but is quickly going downhill. What began as a school with small class sizes and personal attention has rapidly turned into just another daycare/preschool looking to maximize profit; taking advantage of the lack of school choices in the Atlanta Buckhead area. The tuition is nearly double what you would pay for a comparable english-based program, and the teachers are not paid any more than they would be elsewhere, yet the director is constantly bombarding the parents with requests for more money. This year, there has been some sort of "funds collection" at least twice a month. The icing on the cake is the "toy drive" being held in December. You would think a rich school located in Buckhead would have at least some sense of "giving back", but this is a drive for toys for THE SCHOOL!!! Aren't those sorts of things supposed to be covered by tuition?

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The school started out strongly, but is quickly going downhill. What began as a school with small class sizes and personal attention has rapidly turned into just another daycare/preschool looking to maximize profit; taking advantage of the lack of school choices in the Atlanta Buckhead area. The tuition is nearly double what you would pay for a comparable english-based program, and the teachers are not paid any more than they would be elsewhere, yet the director is constantly bombarding the parents with requests for more money. This year, there has been some sort of "funds collection" at least twice a month. The icing on the cake is the "toy drive" being held in December. You would think a rich school located in Buckhead would have at least some sense of "giving back", but this is a drive for toys for THE SCHOOL!!! Aren't those sorts of things supposed to be covered by tuition?

Pros: only choice for language schools

Cons: high tuition, poor management, no opportunity for parent involvement

 

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