Parents' Guide to

Greenhouse Academy

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Mystery, suspense, and sibling strife in so-so tween drama.

TV Netflix Drama 2017
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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 33 parent reviews

age 12+


Appropriate thus far! I hope they stay on track with that and don’t throw in anything risqué ... it’s funny and suspenseful , I enjoy watching it with my kids!
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age 11+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (33 ):
Kids say (156 ):

With suspense, romance, and lots and lots of melodrama, this series has all the makings of a tween hit. The contentious rivalry between the Ravens and the Eagles sets the scene for inevitable character reformations later on, which promises to chip away at the frigidness between the two sets of teens, presumably inspired by Hayley and Alex's example. In the meantime, there are many opportunities for viewers to consider how they would handle a situation that forced them to choose between their values (and family loyalty) and what their peers suggested was cool.

Greenhouse Academy's story sets up numerous opportunities for characters to evaluate their actions in relation to their peers', and whether they choose wisely or not, the scenarios create talking points for parents and tweens. There are moments of levity, but overall the show's mood is darker than most offerings for this age group, especially given plots that target a family still mourning a recent loss. This isn't gripping drama, and the telling is a bit uneven at times, but it's a decent option for tweens looking for something different.

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