I am so happy with the two years that my child spent at Sierra Verde. My student is now completing his first semester in high school making A's in Honors classes and I am realizing what an impact Sierra Verde had on him. I feel this is due to how well he was prepared for high school during his middle school years at SV. We were open enrollment at SV and chose this school because it was a Stem school and recommended to us by a high school teacher. We were very nervous in moving to a public school after being in a private Christian school. We found SV to be warm and welcoming! They do layout rules and expectations to the students upfront, but this is good. They have high standards for behavior and character and an extremely positive atmosphere-Yes! When any of the few concerns we had arose the administration reacted and solved the matter immediately. Because of this we felt very safe and frankly this school acted on its values and character pillars to the point that we felt it was more like a Christian school than the one we left. They are extremely pro active in constantly trying to improve the school. They set goals for everything and the students are taught to set goals as well. They have quarterly assemblies to celebrate successes. Despite the fact that SV is a stem academy, they have opportunities for every student to have a well rounded experience. My son was able to be in 2 bands, drama, cross country, NJHS and be on the morning announcement team. He fell in love with school again after moving to Sierra Verde. In 8th grade he learned to deal with and be successful with more challenging teachers. While there were a few rough spots in 8th grade the issues were addressed. The 7th grade teacher team is awesome! My son had grown to dislike Language Arts at his previous school, but Mrs. Chesbro changed that for good. LA is now one of his favorite subjects and even while now in high school he pulls out his notes from her class for reference, she remains his favorite teacher! SV is very family oriented. The principle and vice principle were very visible on campus and I think they knew every child’s name! Everyone in the front office is very friendly and helpful as well. It seemed like one big family at this school. I am so grateful that my son was able to end his elementary education on such a high note with his experience at Sierra Verde.
This school, teachers and Principal are all terrible! The academics are way over the top. The teachers don't care about you individually. They only care about getting a paycheck. Don't send your kids here!