Kiva has wonderful, professional, caring, dedicated, well-trained, hard-working teachers.My 1st grade daughter made huge improvements last school year in math, reading, spelling, and writing.Her teacher worked very close with her to improve and enhance her math facts skills, reading, writing, phonics, and vocabuary development.She also really enjoyed her art and music classes and teachers.She is looking forward to reading bigger chapter books and going on more trips in second grade.
Kiva is a very warm, loving and nurturing community of learning. I believe there is a real sense of what school is about and why education is so important to be a well rounded person. I love Kiva. This is my family and my home.
Our experience with Kiva has been outstanding....the teachers and administration have been accessible, helpful and caring. Parent involvement is a key to the success of this school as well, and the PTO is welcoming and effective, with plenty of opportunities for all to get involved. Both of our children have grown academically and are excelling.
I had a two of my children at Kiva. Many of the teachers were exceptional. I did not agree with the philosophy of teaching only to the test. The principal Dr. Helminski is ineffective as an administrator. Our experience was very disappointing due to his inability to perform the duties of principal. The kiva PTO is a very involved group of parents. It was a lot of fun to be a part of that organization.
My son just started at Kiva this year as a third grader. I couldn't have asked to feel more welcome or for a more dedicated teacher. His transition from a Montessori setting into a more traditional one has been smooth because of the dedication of his teacher. We are very happy!
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