Customized, whole child approach, including meditation and responsibility.
Here at All-Star Academy, we partner with parents who are looking for their child to receive curriculum according to their child's learning style, abilities, and interests. To also be challenged to provide care for themselves, others, plants, and animals.
Our mission is to drive a new era of education where children are challenged in a holistic manner to create a fully competent, capable, and creative member of society.
Based in Preston, we are a member of the Washington Federation of Independent Schools, Cognia Global Accreditation and Improvement Network, and University of Washington's Work-Study program. We provide holistic education, after-school enrichment, and seasonal camps for children 4-12 years old.
HOW WE OPERATE
We believe that education at its best should extend whole child development. As such, our students are taught how to grow a garden, and care for horses and goats. We also offer an optional spiritual classes of Bible Studies and mindfulness+meditation. We use individual cognitive and academic data as well as the Montessori Method and project-based learning. Further, we offer mixed-age classrooms.
Our teachers are dedicated, inspiring, skillful and compassionate educators. They have been selected as role models of acceptance, unwavering kindness, self-motivation, and good citizenship.
HOW WE STARTED
Our Director, Brandy Simison, grew up in a small town and experienced the benefits of small classroom sizes and a tight-knit community. After training as a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner, she saw that public and private school classrooms often hosted 25 kids to a single teacher. Children with emotional or behavioral challenges and/or exceptionalities often did not get the support or attention they needed. Parents were displeased with how they had to fight for extra support or felt obligated to have their child undergo indoctrination or education they were uncertain was beneficial or in line with their family values.
All-Star Academy is an entirely different kind of environment. We are designed to promote a child’s holistic development with customized curriculum. We offer an 8:1 student to teacher ratio to provide plenty of individual attention aligned to the student's customized learning plans. We offer unique learning experiences in line with interests that help build connection and meaning to the natural world.
In 2018, we started All-Star Academy to provide this type of education for the community. We are one of the most sought-after private schools with a 100% satisfaction rate consistently recorded from the families we serve (surveying each semester).
Come Meet Us!
From the Director:
We are so pleased you found us! Our objective is to drive a new era of education to create competent, capable, & creative adults. Our teachers are unified by this objective. They are dedicated, inspiring, skillful and compassionate educators. Each of our teachers role-model leadership, acceptance, listening, unwavering kindness, appreciation, self-esteem, self-motivation, and good citizenship. Read below to learn more about them!
Brandy Simison, Director
Child Behavior Specialist
Ms. Emily Good is a Masters-level teacher with 7 years of experience. She our lead teacher and educates 6-8 year olds in our 1st/2nd grade classroom. She is a Restorative Correction trained teacher and is known for her impeccable balance of being kind yet firm. Parents and students alike adore and respect Ms. Emily for her professionalism, kind heart, and most notably, the incredible development each of her students make in her classroom.
Ms. Emily Good, Lead Teacher,
1st/2nd grade Teacher
Ms. Camille Turner is our PreK/Kindergarten teacher. She specializes in educating pre-kindergarten and kindergarten level students. She is trained in Restorative Correction and has been an early childhood educator for 3 years. Ms. Camille also leads our optional Bible Studies class and has a background in Pastoral Studies. She is most known for instilling a growth mindset and coming up with creative ways to educate her students. Parents appreciate her personable demeanor and focus on steady improvement.
Ms. Camille Turner, PreK/Kindergarten Teacher
Mrs. Natasha Migliacio is our 3rd/4th grade teacher. She specializes in teaching elementary technology computer skills as well as core educational instruction for 3rd and 4th grade level students. Natasha has 7 years teaching experience. She is known for her cheerful demeanor and being able to "reach" kids to form a meaningful relationship that bodes impactful learning. Parents appreciate how excited their children are to go to Ms. Natasha's class and how eager they are to share what they learned in class.