This school is great for my kids. They learn the six traits of character, and then become it! It has great academics and school lunches. They give great performance and inspire the children. Their district is great!
My children attended Bell Canyon for three years. I was very involved in the school and had behind the scenes knowlege. I saw this schools enrollment decline, unhappy teachers, lack of discipline, and low test scores. I stayed because I had high hopes with the new administration so I stayed during this transition. What a mistake! My children seemed to be excelling, had the grades to prove it, but they had to fight off bullies on a daily basis. It was hard to leave behind friends and change schools, but I had no choice. I had the inside scoop from the bottom up. and trust me run from this school! It is a business, not a school. They are car salesmen. My family is at a great school now. What a hard lesson at my chilren's expense. I learned my children were way behind and received undeserved grades.
My daughter has attended Bell Canyon for the past four years and my son for the past two. Since Mrs. Scorza became the principal, I've noticed a huge difference. She is very approachable. Not only does she greet the students as they enter the school in the morning, I've even seen her picking up trash in the parking lot. She has geniune pride in this school and it shows. The front office staff is very friendly and helpful. For the 05/06 school year, there were many new teachers, many looked fresh out of college. My son's kindergarden teacher Miss Stewart was young but top notch. My daughter's teacher was also wonderful. My children did not have any problems, but they were also respectful and considerate students. That is key. I would like to see more after school classes offered. I was excited for the addition of yoga and karate.
Love this school. Small school feel. Mrs. Scorza greets all of the children at the front door each morning. Barbie is awesome in the front office, always informative, and willing to answer your questions. I can't say enough positive things about the teachers and administrators. Mrs. Vialpando is a top notch teacher. Get involved in your child's education, ask questions, participate, and you will not be disappointed in this school.
My child has attended Bell Canyon for 4 years. They offer very little in the ways of extra's, music and art do not exsist. The staff seems to be overworked and under appriciated. The dicipline has gotten worse every year.
I would not recommend this school. The school seems to lack discipline. On the times I was there, there were students running down the hallway, name calling, swearing, and fights by the students out on the playground and in the hallway. The staff just looks tired and worn out. My child's teacher explained that there is just not enough staff at the school and nothing is done when the children get refered to the office.
This was the first year my daughter attended Bell Canyon.She really enjoys her school,the learning,& all other things that they do.Her most favorite was dance,that is an extracurricular activity.Well both my children will be attending there again this fall.This will be my sons first year there for Kindergarten& my daughter will be in first grade.So I feel this a wonderful school.
My child has attended Bell Canyon for 5 years. All but this year, we have had exceptional teachers that were truly involved and energetic in their teaching ways. Yay, on having 6th and 7th grades next year and then 8th the following year to come. Would like more info on the high school that is in the works. We do wish there were more extracurricular and special programs. The yoga class offered is a wonderful addition! Also, a better & (more affordable) before and after care program is definitely needed. Barbi at the front desk is awesome and a great value to the school! I do believe that the smaller amount of students per teacher ratio is hugely beneficial and look forward to seeing what the school has to offer next school year.
Offered more extracurricular activities this year but the teachers just arent doing the job. I switched my daughter from one class to another and am still not happy with the education she is getting. She wont be returning.
In the years to follow the leadership of Sherry Jones by Mrs. Scorza, I believe our school (which my own children attend) has improved greatly. We have achieved academic excellence and the discipline has improved as well. We now have music and have been working on a sports team. I believe Bell Canyon is the place to have your children educated because I have a 7th grader that I had to put in a public school and now his attitude and demeanor stink. My 5th grader still has a pretty good communication and attitude and he is still attending Bell Canyon. Anyone who has had a problem with Bell Canyon is someone who never brought the problem to Mrs. Scorza otherwise it would have been resolved.
This is a good school for students who need one on one attention. Class sizes are smaller than public schools. My sons have enjoyed their years there.
Great after schol programs available, but before school care needs imporovement.
This is my children's 2nd year at this school, and they will continue. My children have gone to 2 other schools that I have had to pull them out of until I found this one. The staff and teachers have always been helpful and interested in the well being of my children. They love attending this school. They have grown academically and socailly here. The after school programs are great and offer a wide variety of activities to choose from. Both of my children are a/b students and amaze friends with knowledgable facts that their children of the same grades do not know! I highly recomend this school!
My son has excelled at this school. He has really improved his confidence. The tachers here really seem to care about their students!
Bell Canyon is great! I have recomended this school to all my friends who have kids starting school next year!
My daughter is now in the 3rd grade. Her teacher is awesome! She is very patient! The school has a lot to offer, I am happy to have my children go here!
The school has gone down in the past year. They have had many staff changes, more in the classroom which has distrubted the children from learing what they need to learn.
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