I am amazed at what my daughter is learning in Kindergarten. No milk and cookies and naptime. She comes home telling us something new each day. The Core Knowledge program is awesome. Dr. Bales is a great principal. You can tell he cares about the students. I am thrilled we are a part of the Wildfire family!
Wildfire is a collaborative and safe learning environment that promotes a positive student self-concept. In addition to the curriculum and core knowledge, students are learning to be responsible citizens and good 'people'. I never imagined I could be so happy with a school community. Wildfire has truly enhanced my daughters' lives.
I am both a teacher and a parent at Wildfire and have loved every minute here. My daughter has had excellent teachers. The parents are wonderful and supportive. Dr. Bales is great. Core knowledge is just awesome. I am very blessed to be here!
It is a wonderful school with caring teachers. Emphasis is placed on student responsibility and high academics. I love the Core Knowledge curriculum.
We love the Core Knowledge Curriculum. Our principal, Dr.Bales, holds everyone to a higher standard. Our teachers truly love their students and their jobs. Our front office will go above and beyond for the parents/students. Our PTO have taken an equal role in raising money to support school programs. There is so much parent/grandparent involvement. We love being a part of the Wildfire family!
A++ in eduction! The teachers are amazing -- so inspirational! We love the staff and our Principal. Core knowledge is a great program.
Wildfire is a great school with outstanding leadership. The Core Knowledge curriculum is excellent. And how the school teaches the students to be responsible citizens is invaluable.
The staff is wonderful, the curriculum is really strong, and the principal is a great leader and motivator.
The programs at this school are incredible. I have never seen a more supportive group of teachers and parents! It truely is a wonderful school.
It starts from the top. Dr. Bales is incredible and the teachers are so passionate. The curriculum is exceptional and student focus is fantastic. We really love our teacher (Kertesz)!
I love this school. Principal, Teachers, curriculum, 'Make your day' program, etc, etc. I am so sad we are moving. We will miss it all.
Great teachers! Terrific communication between the staff and parents!!
This is our 4th year there and we've had such wonderful interactions with the staff from the principal, office, duty aides and teaching staff... the communication between teachers, parents and students is fantastic and fosters an open dialogue at all times. There are many things about our school that I am grateful for. For example, we're lucky to have an AR reading program that encourages children to do their best and get recognized at every reading level. Our Art Rembrandts program is volunter-led and encourages children to learn to love the history of art thru both a learning and hands-on approach. The spirit of that program is echoed in the art pieces that adorn our halls, both those of the great classic artists of centuries past as well as the bright, young artists in our classrooms. Even amid the tough education budget cuts that have faced our state and districts in the last couple years, our PTO has strived to give our students the best that can be offered in a positive, upbeat learning environment. We have a strong parent volunteer effort in the classrooms because we feel so proud to be part of such a wonderful school. It's hard to believe that our school is only 4 years old.. it has impressed me from day 1 on and I am looking forward to seeing our school continue to flourish in the years to come!
This is our 2nd year at Wildfire after having moved to Phoenix from Canada. We were nervous about the differences in the education system between the two countries at first but Wildfire has definately exceeded my expectations in so many different ways. The parent involvement at this school is excellent and the whole staff is amazing!
The teachers and support staff are phenomenal -- it all stems from the one-of-a-kind principal.
Wildfire has great curriculum and teachers who care and challenge students both academically and behaviorally.
I love this school because of the education my children receive and the outstanding teachers they have. The caring staff, teachers and Dr. Bales make the difference at Wildfire Elementary School.
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