The administration is attempting to run an anti-bully program without a program or foundation for the students or teachers. Also, their character education program is terrible. The teachers do not understand it and the students do not practice it.
This school has no defined curriculum and all of the classroom activities are worksheets. It is horrifying to think that this is what passes for education in Arizona now! No wonder Arizona is at the bottom of the list for education. On top of the "non-curriculum" that they teach at this school, they treat their teachers like garbage and everyone is related. As another poster said, if you aren't Mormon then forget it. The Administration is awful. They are trying to run a school but they do not know what they are doing. This is one of the worst schools I have ever had the "privilege" of encountering. STAY FAR AWAY from this school if you love your child and want the best for your family.
I have two kids that go to NWS. They both love it there. They have been going for the last 4 yrs. The teachers and staff are great. My son Is a 6th grader and will move on and I am concerned about where he will be going next year when he leaves NWS. I will not put him in public school system. I wish they had a Jr, High.
My son is very shy and anxious. When he started kindergarten at Noah Webster - Mesa, he was so scared. Mrs. Miller did an excellent job with him and bringing him out of his shell. I was amazed at what my son had learned in kindergarten! Reading! Writing! Now my youngest is starting kindergarten and I am beyond happy that he got Mrs. Miller as well. She is an A++ teacher!! The staff I have dealt with are always nice and helpful. I have had no issues with the school thus far. I would recommend this school to friends.
Noah Webster Pima was a good experience. Everything about from the strong admin to teachers seem like home. I would send my own kids if I had any. Strong staff support, great admin, great fun activities every Friday. Overall, well-rounded school!
So far I like my son's experience at Noah Webster - Pima. The teacher is supported by the principal, and I like the academic challenges which my son is experiencing. It's important to me that he has a strong academic foundation with family and school supports. We have that in Noah Webster -Pima. And I plan to bring my next son to this school, too. Our kids are college bound, and frankly if we weren't going to Noah Webster-Pima, we would enroll the kids in a high performing Scottsdale SUSD school.
Noah Webster used to be a great school with strong leadership and great teachers for the most part. I say used to because under the current principal, Jessica Friedermann, the school has taken a serious nose-dive. Long-time teachers are allowed to bully and ridicule students both privately and publicly under the full knowledge of Mrs. Friedermann. Kindergarteners have been suspended, children are afraid to speak up for themselves, and the school has become more about getting the maximum number of students enrolled instead of providing great education.
I started my kids in Noah Webster in 2008, one in kindergarten the other in preschool. For two years I drove an hour and a half one way to take my kids to this school. I always bragged about the school.....until the past 3 years. Recently, My child was physically abused by another student who punched him several times and choked him. The school never called or informed me of the incident. There was also an incident of my child being hit in the eye with a rubber band by another student, and I was not informed of this either. When I questioned the principal , I got nothing. This school interrogates the students when they should not. The teachers intimidate and bully the kids into admitting to things they did not do. My child was disciplined one time for asking for a replacement paper to complete his science project. Sad thing, he had the paper at home but was making sure that he had one. ( I call that being responsible). Today, I cried for child who was wrongfully accused of doing something disgusting. My child has no idea what these supposed actions are or what they mean. I'm sorry to say, I find this school to be unsafe for students.
This school is a total joke! The amount of worksheets is crazy!! The staff dose not allow for your input as a parent. Everyone is related. I was happy to see a new principal this school year but, unfortunately nothing has changed. They will do next to nothing to help you if your child needs extra help. They say there a stem program but, the kids are doing worksheets more than anything. The administration is there to defend each other and never help you. Don't put your kid there unless you are of the mormon faith if not your a OUTSIDER!!! There always right.....end of story!!! There after school program is a joke and not structured at all just a way of baiting people in for more money!!!