After a year of virtual learning, my son needed help…
Parisi Academy was my choice for many reasons. It’s excellent staff all around and a hands-on program were just a few.
I also liked that Parisi is a one-stop shop. It has a strong curriculum program and an excellent four-day per-week training program as well!
Another thing I loved about my son’s year at Parisi Academy is that the classes are smaller than most schools. This gave my son the extra attention he needed at times, and faculty availability was fantastic.
My son’s most remarkable growth and learning was his classroom teamwork experience. It provided him with a new mindset on how to interact and contribute to a common goal. It will be a lesson that will stick with him for the rest of his life.
– Keyona Canady
Mother of Cartier Canady – A ‘22 Parisi Academy Graduate
We initially evaluated Parisi with the intent of having Aidan take a gap year before high school…
We felt the additional year would help him better prepare for high school, mature, and grow academically. However, after visiting the school and meeting the staff, we enrolled Aidan for his 8th-grade year. We felt Aidan would benefit more from the curriculum, learning style, and attention he would receive at Parisi Academy. The focus on personal development was incredibly appealing to us and unique to Parisi.
We’ve seen the most significant personal growth in his maturity and accountability. Over the past year, Aidan is now a boy that does his laundry, cleans his room, makes himself meals, and offers to make meals for others. He completes chores without being asked and actively volunteers to be of help. Athletically he has grown with strength and techniques for running and exercise. At his football camps, he is often complimented on his speed and proper running form.
There are so many reasons why we are Parisi Academy fans. First and foremost is the staff. Everyone cares about our son. He is not just a number; they know him by name and genuinely care about him and his education. The staff is always open and available to speak to you or exchange emails about any concerns. They all go above and beyond for our children in many ways.
If parents are considering Parisi, my advice would be to take the visit to see it and talk to the staff. It will be the best decision you make for your son/daughter. No matter where you live, it is worth the drive. We live about 35/40 minutes from school, and I was happy to make the ride every day.
John and Dina Grochowski
Parents of Aidan Grochowski – A ‘22 Parisi Academy Graduate
We decided to re-class our son because of the 2020 Covid year…
We wanted a higher academic-focused program than the school he was attending. We also wanted him to mature more before starting high school.
We chose Parisi Academy because of its reputation and the walk-through that included a one-on-one interview with Bill Parisi. We were impressed with the Parisi Academy offering because it focused equally on training, academics, and personal development.
As a result of Petros attending Parisi Academy, we saw growth in his maturity, education, and athleticism. He loved everything from the start of school, and we value the fact that the staff always had his best interest in mind; in all aspects of the program and focused on gearing him for the future. His connection with his teachers and trainers was invaluable and taught him interaction skills he will use throughout high school and college.
I would definitely recommend Parisi Academy to others because they offered everything they said and more! The education and training are above and beyond!
Anthony and Zoe Rouggeris
Parents of Petros Rouggeris – A ‘22 Parisi Academy Graduate
Kyle has a very high ceiling as a baseball pitcher. We were advised by his coaches that reclassing Kyle was a good idea for many years…
It could help him reach his potential and personal goal of playing at a high level for high school, college, and possibly beyond.
As a public school teacher, I never favored the options presented to us; removing him from public school to have him repeat a year in Catholic or a traditional home-schooling situation did not resonate with us. However, when we found Parisi Academy, we were very impressed with the academics, physical training, and personal development.
Our main reason for reclassing Kyle was to give him a year of physical growth and strengthening. We knew he would also gain so much more academically and emotionally by having a year of “normalness” after COVID and before high school.
We saw so much growth in Kyle on all fronts during his experience at Parisi Academy; he grew academically, physically, and emotionally. The Parisi Academy teachers relit the spark of loving to learn for Kyle. He may have learned more in this “bonus” year than in the last two years of middle school!
Through the training at Parisi Academy and his physical growth, his body matured a tremendous amount. We prayed that his training would keep his body healthy and injury-free as he moves on to play high-level club baseball this summer. We look forward to his first year on the Don Bosco Prep baseball team this coming year.
Although Kyle has always been mature for his age, Parisi just brought that to the next level for him. Kyle loved the program from start to finish: academically, he loved the small class size and the intuitive teachers who helped to place him in the class that was the best fit for him. Athletically he loved the trainers and the workouts that pushed him to be his best.
We 100% believe this was the best decision we have made for Kyle so far.
If you have an athlete in the position Kyle was in last year – without a doubt, Parisi Academy is the way to go!
Jeff and Christine Wenckus
Parents of Kyle Wenckus – A ‘22 Parisi Academy Graduate