Since opening in 2005, Premier Academy Walnut has stood by its goal of creating a challenging and stimulating environment where students can cultivate their interests through self-confidence and discipline. Dedicated to providing an enriching and well-rounded experience, we give students the necessary tools to succeed and enhance their intellect. At our institution, we emphasize fundamental preparation in intellectual skills in order to achieve elementary excellence, middle school mastery, and college preparation. Our faculty of professional instructors offers academic and college counseling shaped to fit students' needs in order for them to gain acceptance to the most prestigious universities nationwide. We give students personalized attention through academic planning and small classes in a loving, yet academically rigorous setting for them to find a balance in their development as a student.
How does Premier Academy help me?
"Premier Academy is a great after school for students to improve or get ahead in school. The teachers there are very helpful. Every Monday and Wednesday, you get to learn challenging mathematics. Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, you learn how to use correct grammar and also write creative writings. There is also a homework session where the teachers can help you on your homework when you do not understand. You can even sign up for private tutoring or Chinese class. I have learned a lot of challenging things from going to Premier Academy. Now I have improved and I am even a little ahead of what my school is teaching me. I really want to thank Premier Academy for all of their help."
—J. Chang, 5th Grade
How does Premier Academy help us? Why is it good for us?
"What is Premier Academy? Well, this is a great question with a variety of different answers. Some people might say it is just a place where kids stay because their parents are not home. This statement is false!!! Premier Academy is not just a place where kids stay, but an education center where children learn many new things including English, Mathematics, and more. It is also a wonderful learning place that helps kids in school whether in elementary school, middle school, high school, or even in college. It allows children to become very bright and to have a very high chance at getting into the college of their choice. So, as you can see, Premier Academy is a great academic place for every student that wants to make their lives the best it could be."
—F. Chang, 7th Grade
"Ever since I enrolled at Premier Academy, I have improved greatly with my grades at school. Throughout the years of learning at this Academy, I have ascended through the classes and right now, I’m in the PSAT class. The learning environment is peaceful and quiet. The teachers here are actually patient and understanding - first they are my friends, then they are my teachers. Many students are nervous about taking the PSAT and SATs, but I’m not. I will walk in feeling confident. I feel confident because I scored a 620 on verbal and 550 on writing during a practice test. The scores might look low, but hey, I’m only in 8th grade. Learning at this academy, I have gained a feeling of confidence and I plan to keep it that way."
What has Premier Academy taught me?
"What Premier Academy teachers taught me has helped me in my 4th grade school career. They have taught me a lot of math and English that I didn’t know. They’ve given me some challenges, but the teachers have done a good job teaching me things that I want to know or don’t know. They have helped me go into the GATE program. I am very happy I am at Premier Academy."
— A. Wang, 4th Grade
"Premier Academy is the best tutoring center."
"Premier Academy is a fun learning center that benefits students. The teachers are well trained and they help each and every one of their students to get a better knowledge of the subjects. In addition, the teachers are friendly, so the students are comfortable in the class environment. There are a variety of classes to choose from. High school students can take SAT class, while younger children can take a homework study class. There are also some breaks where students can relax for a while and socialize with other students. From my experience, this tutoring center is the best."
—E. Lew, 10th Grade
"I'd like to thank Premier for helping me achieve what I believed before to be impossible."
"When I first visited Premier Academy, my family was still struggling on whether to send me to Premier or to another institute. I tried out Premier on my first week of summer, and I immediately knew that this was where I wanted to be. Surrounded by an encouraging body of teachers and advisers, I rapidly developed myself both intellectually and socially. In the 6 weeks I attended Premier, my SAT score jumped an amazing 300 points, and on my actual SAT test, I resulted in a 2300. Besides the amazing support from Premier, I have to thank Mr. Greenspan for his incredible teaching prowess, sharing his wisdom in an intellectually stimulating environment. Trust me, it's pretty difficult to sleep in his class because he knows how to make learning SAT interesting. Overall, I'd like to thank Premier for helping me achieve what I believed before to be impossible."
--D. Peng, Harvard (2019) | Diamond Bar HS (2015)
One-on-One Private Tutoring
"The quality of the 1-on-1 tutoring at Premier Academy has helped me gain a better understanding of many of the harder subjects I take. The tutors here are very accessible, friendly, and knowledgeable, and they really try to work with you to make sure that you get the material. They also are very flexible, allowing both parents and students to have a say in what they think needs working on. For these reasons, I highly recommend Premier Academy for individual SAT and AP tutoring."
--J. Chan, Walnut HS 12th
SAT Prep. Class
"Premier is the main reason for my scores in school and on tests today. During the summer, I took Premier's SAT Prep. class, and I found it to be enjoyable. There wasn't so much work that I was buried alive, but there was enough for me to be prepared. The teachers were very helpful and when the time came for me to get my SAT score, I was pleasantly surprised. Later, as the new school year started, I was swamped down with schoolwork and couldn't understand a thing. I went to Premier and got a new tutor and my grades improved. I'm going to have to take my SAT II, and once again, I'm going to go to Premier to prepare."
--S. Wu, UCLA | Walnut HS 11th
"I don't know whether you still remember me or not. I was a student of Premier Academy in 2005. My name is Q. Fan, the niece of R. Fan. I have been admitted as a student of class 2014 in Mount Holyoke College with financial aid.
Although I've only studied at Premier Academy for a short period, I have to say Premier Academy really helped me to broaden my visions, and helped me see what the way of American education is first in my life. I still can remember clearly the days I spent in Premier Academy. It helped to open the gate of American colleges, and provided me a very good preparation to fit in a new education system. The inspiring teaching, the responsible teachers, the friendly classmates… It was such a wonderful and unforgettable memory. Those days indeed changed my life greatly.
Without the education I received at Premier Academy, I definitely couldn't make it.
I'm writing this email with sincere appreciation for Premier Academy. Thank you so much!
--Q. Fan SAT Preparation Class