My children have been at Bright Beginnings School for the past four years and we have had an amazing experience. The Pre-Kindergarten program is excellent, and my children were taught at a Kindergarten level but catered to as preschoolers. They were incredibly ready to advance to Kindergarten. The school's new ownership are committed to ensuring the school's ongoing success, and the new principal is attentive, caring and a welcome presence in our school. The teachers are all excellent. Additionally, there is a strong community of parents, teachers and administration working together to make sure students succeed. I highly recommend BBS!
My students have had a reasonable amount of homework and practice at home, which reviews what they are learning already in class, not adds on new information. It's great repetition for them to better absorb the information.
As I read through the reviews of a few people, I am saddened. Please do not let the vocal opinion of the "few" taint your judgement on an amazing school. BBS had the 4th highest AzMerit scores in the state for 2015-2016. Most importantly, they achieved this by valuing the whole child. Lessons are interactive and engaging; the art, music, spanish, and wellness teachers are beyond amazing. The teachers truly care and are committed. The statement that there is high teacher turn over is false. A majority of the current teaching staff has been at the school for over 10 years. With a new principal and owner...I see only amazing things for BBS! Once again, do not let a few isolated reviews deter you...take a tour yourself...notice the smiles on kids faces, the fun classrooms, the walls filled with artwork, the music coming from the music room, and the sense of community that permeates the school.
BBS is truly a gifted school with the majority of the students studying standards a year ahead. However, teachers are dedicated to helping all students succeed. One of my child's teachers goes above and beyond to make sure each child in her class has appropriate reading material for their reading level and differentiates instruction appropriatly.
While our school has had its challenges in the past with prior leadership, we have turned a new corner. There is a new owner and a new principal...both committed to preserving the core values of the school...high academic standards, small class sizes, amazing special areas like music, art, spanish, and pe, and aides in every classroom.