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Star Academy Reviews

Gain exclusive insight into life at Star Academy from our carefully curated video and written reviews that deliver in-depth insider info from parents, alumni and students.

Our Perspective on Star Academy

Star Academy was founded in 1998 and was led by the founder, Belinda Bernardo, until her retirement in 2017. She was succeeded by Julie Benneyworth and Heather Rees, creating a nice continuity in leadership, as well as a substantive dedication to the values that Bernardo instilled in the school, those of respect, curiosity, collaborative learning, and active engagement. Administration has also consistently demonstrated their desire to regularly revisit best practices, adapting instruction, including adoption of 21st century learning, to meet the students where they are, and to take them where they will need to be. Families that enroll often do so in light of those values as well as the things that are unique to the school, including a more intensive commitment to physical education, an 11-month instructional year, and a low teacher-student ratio. Other draws include small class sizes, individual attention, and cross-curricular instruction.

Video reviews

Get crucial behind-the-scenes information about Star Academy from video interviews with probing questions that we recorded live with parents, current students, and recent alumni.

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Parent, Lori Keightley (2021)

Watch our parent interview with Lori Keightley to get the inside scoop on what it’s like to have a child attend Star Academy.

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Parent, Chala Dincoy (2020)

Watch our parent interview with Chala Dincoy to get the inside scoop on what it’s like to have a child attend Star Academy.

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Written reviews

Dive deeply into the real culture of Star Academy with reviews we’ve structured to highlight only the most valuable insights and opinions submitted by parents, students, and alumni.

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Parent, Natalia Diamond (2024)

Gr. 1 to Gr. 3 (current) — My daughter is now in her 3rd year at Star Academy. Previous to Star, she attended a Montessori...

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Parent, Katharine Najmala (2021)

He is in Pre-K in the Kindergarten program and this is his first time enrolled in any program o...

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Student, Charlotte Rees (2021)

I've been a student at Star Academy for 4 years, and it feels like my second home. As soon as I...

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Parent, Jacqueline MacDonald (2019)

With its small class sizes, Star Academy has been able to cater to the very different learning ...

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Parent, Chala Dincoy (2019)

Logan loves to go to school again. He gets mad when I'm late leaving the house to drop him off....

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