Both my children go to Benchmark and it was worth the 2 year wait! They are learning so fast it's incredible! They don't like to be sick, because they don't want to miss a day of school. They teachers are awesome and encourage parent volunteers (I was a volunteer while I was unemployed) to participate. I never thought I would be helping my daughter do a science experiment while she was in Kindergarten. I love the fact that the teachers are always available to answer any questions I might have.
The leaders of this school value learning, inspiring inquisitiveness, and character building. PC is not on the menu. That's a good thing.
I love Benchmark School for a million reasons! They have the best administration, staff, and students in the world. There's always something fun happening at Benchmark School!
Where do I start. This is my second child going through the Benchmark curriculum and despite dramatically different learning levels, they both prosper. I really believe this is inherent to their model. Each grade has 2 classrooms and 4 FT teachers- and then based on learning levels they break out into four learning groups with coherent transfer of students from one group to the next as they progress in a particular content area. Gone is the bell curve where teachers are forced to teach to the middle performers. This allows real education to occur for the masses, for the gifted and for those that are struggling. Smart, Smart. Although they do not have a formal gifted program, I can say with confidence that my youngest who is lucky enough to be quite gifted has received all the needed attention to remain engaged, focused and loving the education process. Surprisingly for a Charter they have ample extra curricular programs to meet most any interest. People always ask, why a charter? My answer is simple- its not the path of least resistance. Charter parents are going that extra mile for their kids with the small things that add up, packing lunches, dropping off and picking up their children daily, arranging play dates because school mates are not necessarily in the neighborhood. I like the idea of my child connecting with children whose parents are willing to go that extra mile. The campus is impeccable, the administration organized, the teachers committed, the parents going the extra mile, I think all of these things together make for a excellent educational experience.
The administration and teachers have no problem showing the students that Learning is FUN!
We left an excelling public school because we knew Benchmark was a school that would impact our children's education more than any other school. We are so thrilled that we did- our kids have benefited so much from the teachers and the engaging ways they look outside the box each day!!! We as well as our children have made lifetime memories and friends here.
The dedication of the teachers and administration give each child an atmosphere in which to learn and prosper.
Very good hand-on education activities (on-site science lab, science fairs, student projects, etc.), active advanced math and academic programs, great teachers with 2 teachers per classroom.
Benchmark helped build a strong foundation for my children. Both of my children graduated from Benchmark exceeding state standards by a long shot. They provided an awesome well-rounded education, a safe environment and taught them about cultural diversity and the arts. They also helped them build self confidence and did a great job in preparing them for the future. It's a great school!
We have been at Benchmark since 2006 and have been so happy with our experience that we stayed for elementary school and tell everyone about the wonderful teachers, great diversity, arts, Core Knowledge curriculum, etc. through and through. A few years ago they erected a hands-on science lab for kids to truly learn about the life cycle. I wouldn't have my children in any other school setting. Thank you!
I see happy faces when I am there and I see scholastic achievement in my grandchildren.
Benchmark Charter School rocks! Great teacher teams with small class sizes utilizing Singapore Math, Core Knowledge, Earth Science, AR reading program and so much more. Pulling it all together in a meaningful and impactful way for the kids to use and retain. The 'Extras' (as the kids call them) include art, music, PE, foreign language classes, and several outdoor learning environments. Benchmark offers both before and after care and has multiple clubs and sports teams as well as Boy and Girl Scouts. The parents are very involved and the kids benefit from all of it. My children are engaged and look forward to school everyday!
We love Benchmark! We feel so lucky and blessed for our son to be able to go there. The hands on learning makes it so much fun. The teachers go out of their way to challenge the kids at their own level. The only thing that could make it better than it already is would be for it to add middle and possibly high school. Benchmark is hands down the best with so much to offer.
Now that my child has graduated from Benchmark and moved on to middle school, I appreciate Benchmark even more. My child said it best herself: 'At Benchmark, when you didn't understand something, the teacher helped you until you did.' I know my child would not be the academic success she is now without the care and attention she recieved during her years there.
We have commuted 40 minutes to and from Benchmark for the past 5 years. Benchmark is a wonderful school and the teachers are excellent. Way to go Benchmark!!!!
I am a teacher trainer and former mentor and coach of classroom teachers. I have been in hundreds of classrooms to observe and assist teachers with improving their craft. I have taught at the college level as well as in the elementary school, studying brain research, and writing and implementing integrated thematic instruction. Therefore, I am aware of not only what makes sense in the education of students, but also what works best for a happy, creative child like my daughter, Hannah. I chose Benchmark because it reflects best practices methodology, both in curricular focus and in meeting the needs of all students - whatever their temperament. Great staff, great administration, fabulous parent involvement, and precious kids make Benchmark the best!
Benchmark has excellent administration and staff. Everyone really knows what they are doing in education and really care about helping each child.
The teachers are wonderful and the staff really cares. They go above and beyond to help children learn and grow. The cirriculum is wonderful. Benchmark truly is a very strong close knit community.
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