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
March 30, 2016
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This year was my first year sending my first daughter to kindergarten, and couldn't be more happier and pleased with choosing Greenbrier Elementary! My daughter has loved every single day of school and never wanted to miss. Great school with great teachers!
My son's kindergarten teacher, Ms. Adams, is amazing. She puts so much energy into what happens in her classroom everyday and she really wants the best for her students. She has a fantastic way of working with the kids to be sure their needs are met, regardless of the variety of levels. My son loved having her as a teacher, and we loved watching him learn and grow through the lessons she provided.
It is obvious that the school works on developing these traits through conversations I have with my child. Occasionally there are situations that occur during the day and how he talks to me about how they discussed ways to handle them.
My son's teachers put a lot of emphasis on character and he participated in many lessons about honesty, integrity and fairness. These topics are also consistently emphasized during incidental situations that arise throughout the day.
My son has been at Greenbrier for 2 years and our experience has been all around wonderful. Both of his teachers have been amazing. They were responsive to questions and communicated well regarding upcoming events, current learning themes, etc. I am thrilled with all he has learned so far and their approach with teaching. The school provides a lot of opportunity for parents to be involved in classroom activities. I am very thankful that the students participate in PE, Art and Music. The PTA is very active and hosts a number of fun events. The front desk staff are always friendly and helpful, as well as the other teachers we see while on campus. My son will be going into first grade and is already saying he HAS to stay at Greenbrier through sixth grade! We are looking forward to our daughter starting preschool at Greenbrier in the fall!
GOOD- This is a great school. They are very attentive to school safety and notifiying you if your child is absent. The choir program is amazing. School is clean.
Not So Good! - Mrs. Dressman is the rudest, most unprofessional teacher I have ever met. She degrades and bullies kids instead of helping them. She constantly uses the word "consequence" and "punishment" in regards to how she handled the childrens behaviors that day. Her term is always "my classroom" my rules" Very unprofessional in my opinion. I have never experienced a teacher who acts like her. All the other teachers have been great.
Our 1st grader has had a wonderful experience at Greenbrier in his two years there. We love the Core Knowledge curriculum because we see that he is getting a well-rounded education that gives him a broad context for the facts and skills that he is learning. We also like that he practices learned skills regularly (via homework, for example), but is not so overloaded that his brain cannot retain the information. We have seen excellent progress in his reading level and his math skills. He has mastered addition and subtraction, and is dabbling with geometry. He is reading short chapter books, and his vocabulary has grown impressively.