I withdrew my daughter after a year of kindergarten. Over the summer I realized she had no math skills and had to put her in a tutor program just to catch up. The lack of security is appalling as I saw one student prop open a side exit door in the hallway (with his teacher at the end of the other hall)and remained that way for 15 minutes before I approached another teacher stating that I was uncomfortable about it. She was very surprised and when addressed it to the teacher in question-she disregarded it! I had to talk to the principle- who btw is has been replaced by someone new- who was also alarmed and told me she would talk to the teacher. Since we left, there has supposedly been some new changes with the new principle-probably b/c so many students left. Ironically, the student whom I was carpooling with and another student who was in my daughters previous pre-school- both left and we, as parents, had all made the decision without the other knowing it!!! Granted, they did usher in a new principal so hopefully, improvements will be made.
My child attended Caurus Academy for the past couple of years but we had to leave after having a bad teacher this past year. This year we are at the local Deer Valley public school and I can see how little he learned in the past year. My child is now behind other classmates because there is no writing or grammar program at Caurus. For Science, there was 1 science book for the entire class. Caurus is a school that has smaller class size with some very caring students/parents but it also has quite a few students that can't make it in the regular public school (renegades). Before you attend Caurus, be sure to research all your options. Caurus is all smoke and mirrors.
Do you know that the teachers have not been paid since the beginning of May? We cannot keep good instructors if they are nor fairly paid.
We have had nothing but great experiences with Caurus Academy. The school treats you like family and the Teachers are all very interested in helping the children do better . Best school in Anthem if you ask me. Kids are taught respect and get an education at the same time. Classes are not so full that the kids are pouring out of the rooms like in the public schools. Definitely top notch in our Family' s book. Mrs Rides is a great principal and you can tell that she not only cares about the kids but also there well being in other aspects of life. Ms. Lisa the art teacher is the most incredible person I have ever met. She loves teaching art and enjoys the kids as much as they enjoy her. Truly a blessing to find a school like this in Arizona.
We have only positive accolades for Caurus Academy. The entire staff from administration to teaching assistants seem to genuinely care about the students. Academics are top notch and challenge students at an age appropriate level. Communication between the parents, students and staff is encouraged and more than welcomed. The school promotes positivity, kindness, self-motivation and personal responsibility among its students and families. Our family definitely feels a strong connection with the school and our other children can't wait to attend Caurus Academy.
I do not recommend; some teachers are horrible. We transferred our child out of Caurus Academy.
our school is a dynamic school! always in great communication with the parents. my kids love there teachers. The teachers are amazing and I love building relationships with them everyday. I would recommend his school to any one!
Excellent school! Can't say enough about it. My daughter was there for 2 years before leaving at the start of the 2012-2013 for another school she had been on a wait list for. The new school was not a good fit for her and she was fortunate enough to be able to return after winter break. All I can say is everyone from Admin to previous teachers welcomed her back with such enthusiasm. My daughter once again looks forward to and enjoys going to school. Check into Caurus if you looking for a school where everyone knows you child's name and has that special, warm and welcoming feeling.
LOVE this school! I have 2 children attending and couldn't be happier. The staff is excellent and my 4th grader went from always requiring help with homework to working independently! She is challenged and engaged and making straight A's! My other child is in Kindergarten and absolutely loves it! She loves going to school and loves doing homework. It's so refreshing to see my children excited about learning!
My daughter attended Caurus Academy for the 2011-2012 school year. She excelled in all of her subjects. The most important aspect for me was that she had some health issues that required a 504 plan and the staff could not have been more accommodating or genuinely concerned about helping my daughter succeed. Her teacher, Ms. Rides, Mr. Taubman and Meisha (the best front office employee I have ever had the pleasure to know) were all amazing in their support and kindness.
I attended caurus before it even became caurus academy I attended from 3rd grade all the way until sixth my brother attened first grade there and we both loved it caurus academy is an execelent school
I have always had positive things to say about this school and teachers until the fifth grade teacher came along he is an unconcerned uncaring teacher I use teacher loosely because he doesnot teach I would be hard pressed to tell you what my child learned from him this year he is absolutly the worst teacher Caurus has had .I feel sorry for next years group of fifth graders.
I love this school. The best staff! As a parent you want to know how your child is doing and what he or she needs to work on to improve academically and socially. This school works with the child and the parent to enhance your child's desire and ability to work hard to be the best they can be. Only wish they would open one at Carefree and I-17 too! This has been a long way for me to drive before and after work every day but my child is worth it! Excellent before and after care program too! I don't only love this school, but so does my son!
I LOVE THIS SCHOOL! My son have attended for 2 years going on 3. He's had caring teachers that keep me informed of his progress or when he messing up. I like to know that so I can DO MY JOB as a parent more effectively. I would rather nip any problems in the bud then only hear about it during Parent Teachers meetings. My daughter is going to attend this Fall and I look forward to meeting her teacher, my son's teacher and saying hello to a Wonderful Principal that knows her students by Name. AWESOME! I am from NYC public Schools so I Demand a higher educational standard for MY kids here in AZ. Caurus Academy fits that Bill!
I love the school because of the great teachers. I am very involved in my child's education, so I do like receiving calls from teacher advising me of progress. That way come report card time you are not shocked by your childs grade. You will always know where your child stands academically. As for the principal, I dont have much to say.
Caurus Academy's New school in Anthem is Such a Huge improvement! Although my son has had some behavioral problems, His teacher, the staff and especially the Principal Ms Rhodes has been so helpful to us to resolve his problems. He is getting better everyday and I am very grateful to Caurus Academy. Keep up the Great work!
We got a very negative teacher , can't keep up with the kids behavior . If you love calls from the teacher for lack of her leadership and control issue , maybe this is the ideal school . NOT FOR ME .Teacher will call at anytime during the day till night!! no matter for whatever issue . Teacher does not respect the parent, not tactful . ONE NEGATIVE FOR THE K/1 teacher .
Let me put it simply, this school is terrible. I attended for three years and i was failing every year, I'm a freshmen in high school, but right now I should be in sixth grade this school messed me up so bad. My 4th/5th grade teacher was a huge feminist, almost though she didn't want the male students there. I'm telling you, DON'T even consider this school
Our daughter started at Caurus Academy in August 2010 and she loves her new school. Her teacher is wonderful and she learning so much more than she did at her neighborhood public school. I love the fact that there is a classroom aide and that parents volunteer in the classroom.
We have been very happy at The Montessori at Anthem. The teachers are respectful of the children and expect respect from the children. The children become self motivators which is what Montessori is based upon, in turn building self esteem and self respect, all while growing and actually enjoying the day. The teachers are watchful of the children and help them along the way with good relationship techniques and with choosing challenging work. The projects my children come home with are amazingly detailed while also fun. The children are learning so much more than they are even aware of being in the Montessori environment. We are glad to have this school in Anthem.
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