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Director's Welcome

Greetings Puma Families:


Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year at Ivy Academia!  I am very excited to work in partnership with you and your children as your Executive Director.  I look forward to the important task before us as we make every effort to ensure the best possible education for our hard-working Puma students.  Ivy is a fabulous opportunity for students to gain critical entrepreneurial skills and is a wonderful place to learn and grow. 


Our goal is to provide each student with a challenging and rigorous curriculum that is rich in academic depth, complexity and choice.  We are very fortunate to be able to expand instructional time for students who need extra help while we simultaneously offer enrichment classes to satisfy every student’s needs. 


Our teachers and administrative team work hard to make sure that all classes are composed of students of varying abilities, backgrounds and interests.  All our teachers are highly-qualified and well-trained in techniques necessary to individualize educational programs for their students that focus on career readiness, interpersonal and entrepreneurial skills. 


Because of the uniqueness of our students, some students will need their program enriched with more challenging activities while others will need additional support. 


Teachers at Ivy work together in grade level teams to meet student needs and to assure that all students are receiving grade level standards based instruction daily.


I look forward to working with you and your child this year.  It promises to be a fantastic year filled with learning, exploring new ideas, and sharing good times with friends.



Joe Herzog

Executive Director