Posted June 20, 2013
The love of learning and a broad course of study creating background knowledge across grade levels (Preschool through 6th grade) are always on display at Greenbrier Core Knowledge Elementary. Artwork is everywhere: both classic examples of fine art and student creations of world masterpieces. Classic pieces of music are shared with our students at every grade. Classrooms and hallways overflow with project posters, dioramas, working models, and historical timelines. The tools of the trade are always in evidence - more like a living museum than anything else - so that our students can experience for themselves how the greatest ideas were first discovered and what these devices look like today: slide rule, abacus, calculator, hourglass, pendulum clock, and a spring loaded watch; and dictionaries, encyclopedias, and maps of every kind. Learning is the fundamental purpose of our school as we partner with our parents for the success of each Greenbrier student. A collaborative culture, creativity, emotional well being, physical fitness, critical thinking, and research based instructional strategies ensure the highest levels of student success. We encourage you to join our school! Jody J. Brammer, Principal Greenbrier Elementary School
If you are looking for an Excellent Elementary School you found it! We've been at Greenbrier thru open enrollment for six years headed into our seventh and last sadly. Our Principal is Awesome, the Teachers are Fantastic, and Staff is supportive. We wouldn't have our children go anywhere else! Check it out, visit, you'll see what I mean.
Greenbrier is going GLOBAL! Come check out our school. Enroll in an education program that will keep your child motivated to go to school. The Core Knowledge Program, Not to be confused with Common Core, is outstanding and well worth it for a sequential source of learning.
My children have been attending Greenbrier on open enrollment for the last 5 years. We have had nothing but positive experiences! The teachers are dedicated to providing their students with quality education while fostering a positive learning environment. Greenbrier will continue to be school of choice!
Both of my kids went to this school. The longer I stayed there, the more I realize how bad this school was. The principal her self was a dishonest person. They didn't care about giving students a quality education, they are just there to baby sit and collect their pay check.
Barro's Pizza Spirit Night was wonderful. Very well run, excellent food and great drawing prizes. Everyone was welcomed and Greenbrier Pride was evident. Good Job!
Best school in the neighborhood by far! Teachers are passionate about their jobs and find new and creative ways to teach and get the children excited about coming to school and learning. The Core Knowledge curriculum sets Greenbrier apart from the other schools and offers a strong foundation for future learning beyond elementary school. The community/parents are close nit, involved and inviting. We WOULD NOT choose another school over Greenbrier for our elementary students! Thank you Greenbrier for all you do and what you stand for!
Best school around!! Great teachers, exciting curriculum, wonderful parent involvement! My children have thrived at this school and would recommend to all.
We have enjoyed having out kids at Greenbrier for the last 7 years. All three of our children have had wonderful experiences, with great staff and curriculum. Very impressed with the push towards "Core Knowledge" learning. We apply for a variance each year, just to attend Greenbrier. It was the preschool that first drew us in (our local school not having one). We will continue to make the drive each morning despite the fact that they are all beyond preschool age now. The Kindergarten experience was fantastic as well. If you are debating the full day "enrichment program", DO IT! My child learned as much, if not more more, there than in her morning class. Ms. Adams is wonderful and using every opportunity as a teaching experience. Ill never forget meeting my children for lunch and seeing her explain to the whole class in the cafeteria what a kiwi was and where they come from. She utylized multimedia and tapped into all 5 senses throughout the year, making for an awesome experience for the children!
Top notch school, teachers and curriculum! Only complaint is that this school doesn't include 7 & 8th grade so our student could stay for two more years. Our family just attended the 6th grade promotion and we were really impressed with the entire evening! The teachers, staff and PTA go out of their way to make every student feel important and their families too. Thank you Greenbrier for a lovely evening and for the many years of teaching and caring for our daughter. Highly recommend this school to all parents that want the very best for their children and their education!
What I like about Greenbrier is Core Knowledge, Love & Logic (behavior in a positive way), staff & teachers, campus safety, and PTA! On the flipside, I find the office staff rude & unprofessional (no people skills) and a principal (Miss Brammer) that is disconnected and lacks communication skills with parents, teachers, and the children. I enjoy helping out in my child's class and at school activities. I have recommended Greenbrier to others and they have enrolled their children as well. I let them know to overlook the office staff, because that is NOT the true representation of Greenbrier. My child has grown leaps and bounds through the dedication of their teachers at Greenbrier. My child that attended Greenbrier, but is now in high school, has found what he has learned at Greenbrier has helped him thus far. For that I say, "Thank You, Greenbrier!"
I have read all of the terrific comments below regarding Greenbrier and I wanted to add that Extended Day Kindergarten is a wonderful program. It is available for Kindergarten students either as a morning program or an afternoon program. It strongly supports and enhances Core Knowledge for all of Greenbrier's Kindergarten students. Mrs. Adams creates a learning environment that enhances children's creative thinking, problem solving and prepares each student for first grade expectations. It is a wonderful program available to all Kindergarten students through the community education department.
I have 3 boys that I choose to send to Greenbrier through Open Enrollment and I couldn't be happier with our school. The teachers and the entire staff care about the students and families and go "the extra mile" for all. I love the Core Knowledge program and can see the benefit that it gives our students over those at other schools. Two of my boys are currently in the SAGE gifted program with Ms. James and I know that she understands and challenges them to be the best they can be academically. I would love to see our school expand to 7th and 8th grade because I believe they are gettinga great education at Greenbrier.
My son started at Greenbrier in Preschool. We have loved all of his teachers. Starting off with Mrs. Knaus in preschool, Mrs. Augsburger for kindergarden. In kindergarden my son was having trouble with reading. The teacher got him help with the reading specialist, Mrs. McKinley. By the time my son got to first grade, the teacher, Ms. Bollinger called me at home to let me know my son has passed his bench mark for reading for the first time. She was so happy for my son. I can't say enough wonderful things about how much these teachers really care about their students. The same for his second grade teacher Mrs. Cox. She is a very caring, pleasant and friendly person. My son is now in the 6th grade and we have been very happy with his ALL of his teachers. It will be sad to leave Greenbrier and it's wonderful staff. It's a shame the school does not got up to the 8th grade.
My daughter has gone to this school since kindergarten and is in the 6th grade now. I have never had a problem with this school or its employees. Everyone is extremely helpful and fair. The main reason we moved to our house is because we had heard nothing but praise for this school.
Great teachers + great support staff + great administrator + great students + great parents = A GREAT SCHOOL
Greenbrier's PTA is GREAT!! We just attended the dance nite and it was FUNtastic. Even the teachers were dancing. Everyone was having a great time. We really enjoy the staff and students at Greenbrier. We have been very happy with all the teachers and the education our kids receive.
Our child has attended Greenbrier Elementary School from kindergarten through this year as a 6th grader. The staff is outstanding. Their knowledge in academic areas and involvement in providing for the needs of all of the students is exemplary . It would be wonderful to have the addition of 7th and 8th grades so that families in the neighborhood could have students finish an elementary education at this excellent school and go directly to high school from Greenbrier.
Great school with excellent teachers, strong leadership and challenging academic programs. Small class sizes allowing for fantastic teacher to student ratios. Highly recommend!
Greenbrier excels in all areas and is leaps and bounds above the rest! The principal, teachers and staff are friendly, approachable, available and responsive to students and parents needs. The students are challenged both academically and in character building. The campus is attractive, clean, and most importantly secure. Every teacher our children have had over the years at Greenbrier has been exceptional; always knowledgeable, engaging, and has conducted themselves professionally yet with compassion and kindness. Greenbrier is one of very few schools offering the Core Knowledge program. This program is top notch and in fact gives our children an advantage above the rest! My children have really enjoyed this curriculum; and I can attest that they are keeping the knowledge that they have been given, using it and are able to expand upon it with clarity and understanding. I recognize and appreciate the commitment it takes in providing a top quality school like Greenbrier to our children. My husband and I would like to thank all the staff at Greenbrier for going that extra mile and for truly caring for our most important treasures- our children!
I was very nervous when it came time for my child to start school because I had heard all the rumors about the educational system here in Arizona. So when my husband said he thought we should enroll our child in Greenbrier (and we come here through open enrollment) I was skeptical. But now I can't imagine my child anywhere else. The teachers, the staff, the parents and the community itself have helped our child thrive. My child never complains about going to school because of how much fun he has learning. Greenbrier has a great sense of community and is always striving to make improvements where needed. The teachers have open communication and work hard every day to make the day a creative learning experience. I feel my child is years ahead of others because of the one on one time he has had with his teachers. All the technology in the world can't make the difference that the one on one contact between a student and a teacher can. Greenbrier is an extraordinary school where everyone truly cares about our children.
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