Students enrolled 51
Type Religious
Preschool capacity 182

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9001 Hillpointe Road
Las Vegas, NV 89134

(702) 255-5437
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3 stars
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September 26, 2014
Today, while dropping off my child at school, I saw a Shenker teacher being handcuffed. It makes me wonder the type of teachers and the kind of staff they have there.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2014
Shenker Academy is a top notch quality school that is all about teaching our children the very best education they can get...They have teachers who not only know their subjects but actually care for our children like they were their own..One teacher very much worth mentioning that is exactly like this and goes Above and Beyond the call of duty is Sheryl Davis-Robins....Mrs. Robins is the prime example of what teachers are meant to be like; caring, compassionate, dedicated and committed to helping our children be the very best they can be..Mrs Robins is an asset and tribute to Shenker Academy and our children, who love and adore her like no other.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2014
I have to say not all is bad at Shenker Academy. My family and I have had the best teachers. Mrs. Karl and Mrs Calfa are the most sweet teachers we came across. They have amazing qualities. I recommend those two to any parents and suggest those parents that have children moving up to a new class to talk with parents that already have children in Mrs. Karl and Mrs Calfa class. I guarantee you they will tell great things. My own child blossomed in their care. Mrs. Karl and Mrs. Calfa are caring, passionate, nurturing, evolving, engaging and very loving teachers. But like I said it's my personal experience with them. So not everything are bad. So glad to know that good teachers still exist.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2014
I recommend Mrs. Karl and Mrs. Calfa class to any parent who are looking for a teacher who focus on educational needs of the students, work with passion, enthusiastic about work and teaching, does not stereotype or speak negatively of others, trains students in strategic thinking, encourages students to work in team and help students to focus on key issues. I say this because we have seen that being applied on my child's learn experience and my child has blossomed by being in the ladybugs class. Those teachers are true role models!

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2014
So sad what Shenker Academy has come to. New director is very unprofessional. I won't reccomend to anyone. There's a teacher( Mrs. Karl if I am not wrong) who is the most sweet teacher I know. She always calls me by my name and knows my child's name and we are not in her class. I feel welcomed by her. unfortunately I can't say the same about the new staff. Even the director can't call you by your name and she approches you with such a annoying and dry sense of humor. I don't recommend Shenker to any parent. If I were you I would talk to the parents that have children there first. The teacher/ studants turnoover would tell you that there is something going on at Shenker Ancademy

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2014
This was the first school I toured and I really liked the teacher, so I signed up immediately. My child's experience started out well until about 3 months in when his teacher up and quit with no notice. My child was very upset. Next came a slew of sub-par "subs." They were terrible. I observed one class, and no child was smiling or laughing. They All looked miserable. I also noticed that many staff members were leaving. This place can't retain teachers. Unacceptable. After pulling my child from this school, I started touring more private schools in the Northwest areas. I looked at three other schools in the same price range as Shenker, and ALL of the other schools were MUCH BETTER!!! I wish I would have continued my original tour the first time. Please tour various schools, and I guarantee you will find better. Shenker was a terrible experience for my child, and I really regret sending him to such a miserable place.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2014
The comment below mine is a joke. Teachers and directors are more focused on gossiping about one another (and especially parents) than they are taking care of the children. They claim to be NAEYC accredited, however I can guarantee you if NAEYC were to come in and do a random check-up today, they would fail miserably. Classrooms are currently not being kept up to NAEYC standards. The director is by far the most unprofessional woman I have ever met. I was standing in the hallway signing out my child from school one day when I realized I was overhearing the director discussing the financial situation of another parent with a teacher! I constantly saw the teachers and director using their cell phones when they should have been focusing on the children. My son no longer goes to this school due to the unprofessionalism of the staff.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2014
Pros: Great professional teachers and director (especially Mrs. Karl and Mrs. Calfa), enrichment: Spanish, Hebrew and Signs languages, flexible hours up to 7:00 - 6:00 5 times a week, kosher snacks, Multiple Intelligence Theory (which allow kids to learn more efficiently and I can see it), NAEYC accredited, parent involvement (the doors are always open for parents), field trips (as: fire station, police station, library, discovery children's museum, park, amusement park, etc.). Wonderful summer camp. Highly recommended.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2014
Do not place you child in this school! You'll be lucky if your teacher makes it through the entire year without quitting or getting fired.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2013
Our son was born premature and we had to keep him away from germs and other kids until he was two years old. We were just looking for a place to socialize him once he had overcome most obstacles. We wanted a clean, low teacher:student ratio and were disappointed in most places we saw. Shenker was the only school that met our needs. Three years later, our son goes three full days, we're keeping him here for kindergarten, and our daughter (2) is going there as well. All our friends who have brought there kids here based on our recommendation are so grateful. None of my other friends whose kids go to other schools have the results Shenker gives our kids. It's the best school for professionalism, cleanliness, small numbers, and overall positive environment.

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2012
Both of my children went to Shenker Academy and we were very pleased with the school. The administration is also very helpful. It all comes down to the teacher being a good fit for your child at any school. Thank you Shenker Academy.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2011
My son attended the Shenker Academy for 2 years and we eventually sent him to another school because of the horrible treatment of the teachers. The teachers barely made minimum wage and did not receive health insurance. Because they literally couldn't afford to miss work they would come to work ill, possibly passing on their sickness to the children. I also saw the student/teacher ratio go over what was advertised numerous times. I think the real bottom line at this school is to make as much money as possible and the children come second, the employees seemed to come last.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2011
I am enrolling my children for a second full year at Shenker. I am amazed at the negative review below. There is nothing that has not been addressed when my husband and I grilled the administration and the teachers with regards to caring for my children. I have been pleased with the amazing amount of resources this school has to educate our children in a loving, engaging and creative environment. On top of that the safety and cleanliness of this FULL DAY pre-school surpasses every other early childhood center I visited. I saw them all!. I believe that wherever we send our children we need to find a way to communicate our needs and concerns on a regular basis while demanding that attention is paid to our family's NEEDS. The administration has never made me feel that my questions and concerns were an annoyance and they were NEVER unable to accommodate my family. I absolutely love this school. I am from the east coast where a waiting list is the norm for pre school. A school such as this would have a year long list in any other major city. I thank my stars that las vegas is lucky enough to have the teachers, board of directors, admin and lovely students for my family to enjoy!

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2011
My children have had the best quality care and early childhood education from the staff at the Shenker Academy. They have set the bar. When we moved I had such high expectations of other childcare facilities I was afraid I wouldn't find a comparison. The staff is caring and the tuition reasonable. Small class sizes ensure that each child will receive quality care and advanced learning opportunity. I wish they would open another school across town.

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2011
It is unfortunate when a school looses sight of what should be age-appropriate expectations of its students. Some of the teachers are wonderfully competent and there are many others who simply lack the proper background, training & experience to properly lead a class, as well as allow for these little children to be individuals. Also, the communication is nothing but poor between teachers to parents, as well as the administration to parents. You really must take it upon yourself to actively seek out how your child is performing. Daily notes were taken away this year simply because the teachers were "too busy." Email is not used. A very archaic printed monthly newsletter is used. You will find that certain teachers' classes are very chaotic even with their boasted small ratios. In this last year, nearly every parent I know has had some incident with the teaacher and/or the administration, where the staff has completely overreacted to situations involving 18 month, 2-year, 3-year and 4-year olds. Please do your research carefully and speak with other parents first.

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2010
Love love love this school. Both my boys have attended/ currently attend this school. Love the teachers and the administration (which has been the same since we started in 2007). Very supportive and nurturing environment for kids to grow.

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2009
Both my children attended Shenker. This is by far the most nuturing school I have experienced. The teachers are amazing.

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no rating May 13, 2009
My daughter started at 18mos. and from the very beginning she enjoyed going to school. The enviroment is age appropriate for her development and she enjoys all activities they do. The teachers and staff are very nurturing and professional. My husband is in the military so we hope to stay here long enough for my daughter to go up to Kinder here.

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2009
We have 2 boys enrolled at Shenker. We are happy with the teachers. The administration keeps changing, and that is a bit unnerving as no one will give you a straight answer as to why. But the teachers are the ones who are with the kids, and we just love their teachers.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2009
My son started this school at age 3 and is doing so well. I liked that fact that you were able to meet all of the 3 year old teachers and pick which one you thought would be the best fit for your child. Great school.

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October 21, 2008
My children are in the Kindergarten and 3 year old classes. I wish I'd stated them at Shenker earlier -- it's been great for both of them. The Kindergarten teacher is both nuturing and intellectually engaging.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2008
My 2 children have attended since the age of 18 mos to PreK. We love it, and are so impressed with teachers, staff, and development of the children.

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Shenker Academy
9001 Hillpointe Road, Las Vegas, NV  89134
(702) 255-5437
Last modified Shenker Academy is a Private school that serves grades PK-K
Shenker Academy Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top