Reviews

Parent Testimonials

Below are just some of the parent testimonials from current and past students. We can’t say enough about how much we appreciate all the support we get from our alumni families. Make sure to check out what is happening on our Facebook page.

Having my granddaughter attend Roots Academy for three years was a highlight of her life. They study about certain subjects then go and do a hands on to enhance their knowledge. This included a trip to our nation’s capital, building a town to experience entrapreneurship and a trek to visit Native American petroglyphs and so much more. The teachers are remarkable. Thank you Roots!  

—Langley Jones

My son had a fabulous experience at Roots Academy. It provided him an excellent environment to grow academically and readied him for high school. Middle school can be tough for some and Roots knows how to do it right!  

—Ann Little

Roots has been a godsend for our son. Their number one priority is the social and emotional health of the student. There are so many enriching activities; just this year they have had a beach trip, visits to an animal sanctuary to volunteer, cooking, a play they put on themselves, and a visit to Seattle to see a traveling exhibit! The teachers are truly expert and the class size is small enough that no one is left out. The curriculum is rigorous yet tailored to the different grades/ages and interests. The teachers truly care about my son and everyone in the Roots community. My son wakes up every morning and wants to go to school.  

—Celia

I have definitely noticed a big change in my son since he started attending Roots Academy. His vocabulary has expanded! He uses big words that I have to look up the meanings in word reference online. I recently overheard him talking to his sister about the Odyssey. His sister responded, “I started learning about the Odyssey in the 9th grade, wow, you’re studying it in 6th grade already!” The small class size at Roots Academy is exactly what my son needs to grow as a student. I also like the fact the teachers are readily accessible in person, via text messages or emails! The team are Roots Academy do their due diligence to accommodate the families with tuition payment plans. I’ll recommend Roots Academy to any of my family or friends!

—Rachel

Can’t imagine a better fit for my daughter! The teaching and learning that happens at Roots are fantastic! It’s everything I wish I could do in my own classroom–alas, the limitations of public schools! I wish I could be a student at Roots!

—Carrie Ray Litchfield

Roots Academy has been an absolutely delightful experience. Roots provides a way of learning that allows the students to fully comprehend each and every subject. I will forever cherish the time I have spent there and I look forward to the days to come.

—Olivia Davis

Our son went to a public middle school for 6th grade and had an OK experience, but in 7th grade he found his classmates to be very unkind, disruptive to learning and he didn't find much support by the teachers.  The environment was such that he hated school and was "sick" a lot, wanting to miss school. He wasn't a child who ever complained about much, he got along well with all kids-he played sports, did music and was social. One day after Christmas break he wrote a letter to us stating how depressed he felt and that the school environment was making him miserable. We decided that day to look elsewhere. We had heard about Roots and checked it out. We all loved it!  He was excited about the prospect of a learning environment that was exciting, engaging and included kids like him-eager to learn and not get pulled into dumb "middle school" drama. He left the middle school that day and started the second half of his 7th grade and entire 8th grade at Roots. He thrived in the loving and stimulating environment and was well prepared for his public high school experience. He transitioned into high school beautifully. He is now a junior at South Salem High School (in the IB program) and has loved his experience there too. Roots helped nurture his desire to learn again and gave him the confidence to succeed. Roots encouraged him to be true to himself and know that being a smart and kind kid is cool too. Thank you Roots! We are forever grateful.   Roots was SO good for David and our family. We are forever grateful.  

—Ann

We moved my daughter Anna to Roots Academy for her 8th grade year.  Even just one year at Roots was a game changer for her.  She is now a sophomore in college and still talks about it.   The individualized math program at Roots gave her the foundation she needed going into high school but more that that, it taught her how to learn independently.  Last year, she decided to take her college Chemistry class online and she did great.  Roots gave her the confidence, discipline and study habits that made her successful.   While Roots does a great job preparing students academically, it also prepares the students in so many ways that are not quantifiable by grades or statistics.  Learning is so much more than facts, textbooks and tests.  Roots is a whole experience that I have not seen duplicated anywhere else and I highly recommend it.  

—Suzanne Redford