Nile Academy Reviews

Updated Mar 2, 2021

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  1. "The Nile Academy is the my best work experience in Canada"

    5.0
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Computer Science Tutor in North York, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nile Academy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I’m proud to work at The Nile Academy. Because, I found out perfect work environment such as respect, tolerance, friendly. I still keep in touch with my old students and colleagues.

    Cons

    All employees and colleagues were like brothers and sisters.

  2. "Friendly Work Environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Toronto, ON
    Recommends

    I have been working at Nile Academy full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly, inclusive, respectful, professional development opportunities, small size classrooms, fulfillment, room for growth, supportive parents.

    Cons

    Modest salary, policies can be more clear and well-defined.


  3. "Good place to start gain teaching experience"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Nile Academy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, small size classes, PD incentives, and

    Cons

    Low salary range, no benefits

  4. "Terrible"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Teacher in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Nile Academy full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Spend time with children, learn from children

    Cons

    Sexist, discriminatory, no qualifications, no training, no support, no positivity

  5. "Not a good school"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher, Secondary School 

    I worked at Nile Academy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Small class sizes and lovely students.

    Cons

    Very racist, and school structures that marginalize the minority Somali community.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Do not work here"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nile Academy full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Leaving the school was the only pro of my experience

    Cons

    This school needs to be shut down. If you are a woman working at the school, you will be blamed for everything you do. Students will get away with bad behaviour. You get no admin support and you end up paying out of your own pocket to pay for resources.

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    "Human Rights Violations -avoid!!"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - English Teacher in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nile Academy full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Other new teachers became friends

    Cons

    At the boys’ school, female teachers faced daily sexual, verbal, and emotional harassment from the students and the management victim-blamed them and told them to “wear longer skirts” (longer than knee-length). Male teachers are respected and are allowed to get away with behaviour (yelling at students) that the women were swiftly penalized for. Toxic environment for women -avoid!!

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    "Supportive Work Environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nile Academy full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I am part of the administration at Nile Academy. I have had a wonderful experience with this school. The staff is supportive and understanding. These are the best hours I have had at a full-time job. Some of the students can at times be taxing on ones patience but I suppose that would be the case at any school. Overall though the students here are polite and well-behaved. They make the work here fulfilling. The team of teachers and management is a pleasure to work with. Some of them have been with the Academy for years. I have seen teachers go well beyond their call of duty in order to better assist the students.

    Cons

    The pay could always be better. Even though there aren't the usual benefits of healthcare and such the management is very understanding and tries to help as much as possible.

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "Very Friendly"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Nile Academy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Teachers, and administrators are very friendly. Small classroom sizes gives you an opportunity to interact with all students in the class. Apparently, this year for the first time ESL students and students with special needs are being addressed individually. I liked how during the Interview the employers put all the conditions in front of you so there are no surprises later.

    Cons

    Mostly here at Nile Academy everything is ok, the students here are more respectful, However some of the need a little extra attention and assistance on their academics. More hours on ESL and Spec Ed. would be perfect.

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    "Great working environment but the wage is too low"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nile Academy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The administration is willing to support any teacher that is committed to Nile Academy and the teaching profession. I am shocked at some of the comments that have been made. These are a few disgruntled teachers who have chosen teaching because they did not have any other choice. Everyone was made aware of what they would earn. To use this and attempt to tarnish the reputation of the school is not cool. I know that many teachers were let go due to shortage of work and making comments of this nature is uncouth. The best part of Nile Academy is that the administration does trust teachers and their professional judgment. If you are willing to work, are passionate about teaching, this is the place for you. On many issues, teachers make decisions about their students' achievements. There are circumstances when principals override your decisions, but this is a rarity. Grades are not boosted; (this is a lie; i can tell you from personal experience that this is not true because the last thing the school wants is for students to go and flunk in their post-secondary studies which thereby tarnishes the image of the school). Another lie is that the admin is unaware of Growing Success. I cannot believe this. We've had so many workshops on this with admins present that I cannot recall. In addition, only about 10 percent of the students pay about $ 20, 000 in tuition, the rest pay anywhere between 4-10. In this fee, dormitory, food, transportation, among others, are all included. The issue that I take is that most of the negative comments are unfounded.

    Cons

    - You are expected to be at the school up uptil 4:30 - 5 pm to provide additional assistance to students. - Wages are not very good (roughly net monthly income is around $ 2500-2900).

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