Staff and Teachers very attentive. Lovely school. Good meals. Email and text system is great way to keep parents informed. Offeres after school program. Greenhouse, Falcons Nest, good electives! Overall a Great School!
This school, while I'm sure has some excellent teachers, has too many deeply rooted systemic issues that have a significant negative impact on children. I put my son in there for a change of pace from the public school system and it was nothing but a nightmare from the very first week.
I can only speak to his 6th grade teachers but it appears that some are more interested in issuing pink slips and lunch detentions for things that should be handled in class and mostly for nothing more than being annoyed. As an example, his homeroom teacher issued him a lunch detention because he raised his hand to ask a question about an assignment. Why? Because the teacher could not get his class to be quiet so he could hear and because my son called him on it as the reason he was asking, he was rebuked and punished. Luckily, there was another teacher who overruled that one but that is but one of many examples.
Again, he adored most of his teachers but the few that are more concerned with pink slips than doing their jobs had a significant impact on his grades. The principal and vice principal are ineffective and show little or no objectivity. They label things as they see fit and again are more interested in punishing kids for being kids than they are in educating them. To top it off, there is no communication between the teachers and parents.
Student confidentiality and privacy are a joke since they are more than willing to divulge confidential student information in public without identifying whether or not that person has a right to the information in direct violation of federal law (FERPA). When brought to the principal's attention not only did he NOT do anything about it but rather, he tried to justify it.
I am not a whining parent of a problem child who refuses to deal with his child's behavior; quite the opposite. While he isn't perfect, he has NEVER hated school so much. Since transferring to the public middle school, he is A's and A+'s is all his classes, gets frequent compliments from his teachers on his behavior, and all enjoy having him in class. He is happy and is enjoying school again with NO discipline problems. Kid or school? I doubt it's the kid. Unless you have no other choice, keep your kids away from this place if you care about their success.
Ms. Warren has been an exceptional teacher since my son started Kindergarten this year. She is always accommodating to my emails and her replies are always pleasant. My son has nothing but good things to say about his teacher. We are blessed to have a fabulous and caring teacher!
All the teachers seem great! They are personal with the students and you can tell the students aren't just a number to the school. Once again I am amazed at the interactions I see between my daughter and the majority of the staff we encounter.