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.
My son had a most amazing year at Benchmark last year. He absolutely loved his teachers and all of the activities he did while in school. The teachers really cared and they understood the kids as individuals and adjusted to meet their needs. We unfortunately needed to switch from Benchmark this school year to a school closer to our house. My son always tells me that he wants to go back to Benchmark & if we even say the name 'Benchmark' he gets all excited and happy. I loved the field trips, science lab, the garden, and the special activities and events that were happening all the time. The student-to-teacher ratio was great! In the higher grades the Singapore Math & Core Knowledge curriculum really enhances the education. The school is large enough to have a nice facility, but small enough to still feel like a family. I recommend Benchmark to everyone I talk to.
A solid education, talented and caring teachers, a nice new campus with excellent facilities, a healthy community, lots of great activities and events, etc. We could go on and on - Singapore Math, Core Knowledge curriculum, lots of creative opportunities - it is such a well-balanced, yet fun place to be. Benchmark divides their grades into 4 levels of reading, math, etc. (gifted programs too) - small classes that help the kids learn best and progress upward. We have really enjoyed Benchmark and are thankful for our time there; it's just a very wonderful and comfortable place to be!
Benchmark teachers are amazing. Parent involvement is welcomed and supported.
Benchmark is a wonderful school with fabulous teachers and a great community!
We believe in Benchmark, it has been a great school for both my children.
I don't know of any other school with a dedicated art studio, with a kiln, and a dedicated science lab for this age group. Everyone is professional, receptive and interested in educating our children.
Great approach to learning. Wonderful family environment. Campus is beautiful.
We absolutely love everything about Benchmark!! The teachers truly enjoy teaching, the principals and staff are hands on and fabulous, and the parent involvement is phenomenal. The teacher/student ratio (1:15) enables every child the opportunity to be taught at their skill level. Benchmark is an amazing school and we are very fortunate to be a part of it.
We are very pleased with this school, the teachers, faculty/staff, and the other parents. I love the parent involvement and the opportunity to participate in my child's day. The teacher/child ratio is great and I love how the children break out into groups based on their skill levels. My son is challenged at the level he is ready for and not grouped into learning at a level that may not be right for him. We are amazed at what he learns every day and are happy to be part of Benchmark!
Benchmark teaches a wide variety of subject matter that keeps the students learning and having fun. Benchmark also keeps the parents highly involved through student programs, volunteerism, and frequent fun events.
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