What's not to love about Trailside? The teachers and staff are wonderful. The family involvement is amazing, and the kids really enjoy learning. Great school!
There is no question that Trailside breaks out the best in our children
Love the teachers. They have a lot of extra involvement with the kids beyond the normal school day.
The teachers and staff there have made an amazing impact on my two children and we are blessed to be a part of a school that not only provides top-notch education, but actually demonstrates love for the children. Thank you.
Trailside elementary is the best school in the country for a number of reasons! The best reason is the care and pride they take in our children's education! I am always informed of my child's progress and am given ideas to do at home to better help them! The teachers get every child involved with everyday activities from reading the lunch menu, to daily class leader. The staff from the Principal down is the best with parent relations! I love to walk into school with my child, and I am always greeted every morning with a smile and a hello! I can not say enough about Trailside! It is the best school anywhere!
Trailsides teachers and staff are an awesome group of people with a common goal to educate our children in a positive environment.
This school is very involved in the community and has many after school activities for the kids. The teacher are top notch and highly qualified.
We just switched schools this here and are completely in love with the whole staff of Trailside. We switched because of the schools report card and test scores. I wanted my son to go to the best school and we have found it!
Trailside is great! everyone is friendly and the staff is very welcoming.
Trailside Elementary School is awesome! The staff is what makes this school special. They are amazingly intuitive, responsive, and genuinely sweet. Our principle, Mr. Freeman, is readily available and will instantly intervene when needed for even a problem as simple as a playground spat or a parking lot issue. If you ask something of him, he is there! Our teachers, gosh, it is hard to even start the list. Ms. Fossler, wow, is all I can say about her. She is the total package in a teacher, compassionate, understanding and this even though she is demanding in her expectations. I witnessed her teaching on many occasions and was shocked by her ability to be able to address an issue right in the midst of teaching. A great example and so very simple, while working in her class one morning I witnessed the following: She was teaching and a child burped, of course the first graders immediately started giggling and without skipping a beat, Ms. Fossler said the following, 'Children, burps are a natural way for the body to expel gas.' Then she went right on with what she was teaching. The class responded by immediately getting back to the subject at hand. My son and I both fell in love with her! Mr. Thompson, what a sweet heart, big smile, happy most of the time. A good solid second grade teacher. Mrs. Keller, our third grade teacher. We are only a few weeks into the school year and I can tell you she is amazing. Immediately responds to any issue or question you may have. I believe she genuinely loves the children! We feel privileged with the teachers we have experienced. I am not going to leave out Ms. Bender, our music teacher, just awesome! Ms. Rand, our librarian, Mr. Meier, gym teacher, the cafeteria staff, Sandy at the front office, and I am sure others I have left out! These are the teachers and staff we have experienced first hand! Not one has been second rate! My son is my 3rd child to have in the school system in Anchorage. He is my first to go to Trailside. I am just amazed! Trailside should definately win this contest!
It would be difficult to find a better public elementary school out there anywhere.
I love the performance program - kids get a chance to act, sing and dance - what a great opportunity.
Trailside Elementary is the best school my children have ever gone to. With my husband in the Airforce they have been to five differant schools. Trailside by far has had the best staff and pricipal. Trailside parental involvement is wonderful and appreciated. The overall climate of this school is great. They come from a possitive reinforcement rather than negative. I am truly proud of our principle and his leadership and active involvement in all of the children's lives and how the school functions as a whole. A job well done! Teacher's are the best around!!!
At Trailside the teachers are very passionate about being involved with making sure there students get the best education
My step daughter goes to this school and love what they are all about. My wife is happy with the school and I have been there a couple of times for school plays and enjoy the postive attitude.
Trailside is a great school and my son has had the best teachers I Know
Trailside is an outstanding school. I am impressed with trailside and the principle Pat Freeman and with kk teacher Mrs. Locke. My son love his teacher Mrs Locke. She is an A+ teacher. David
the teachers really care about their students;they go above and beyond the call of duty; they are very impressive in the way they care.
Trailside has great involved teacher. I love the extra events! I feel my child gets extra attention at Trailside!
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