Both of my daughters have excelled at Benchmark. The teachers are incredible. Any parent wanting to learn more about a school will (or should) look at the tangibles like test scores, ratios and curriculum. Benchmark has the best of each category...hands down.
I am shocked at the negative reviews that I just read. I had very high expectations when my child started at Benchmark School and they have exceeded all of them! My daughter was reading chapter books in Kindergarten and was doing multiplication and division in first grade. She loves school and is excited to go back in the fall for second grade. The nice thing about Benchmark is that if you don't like it you can leave...there are lots of people on waiting lists that would be happy to take your spot! The teachers and administration are outstanding. I look forward to finding out what my kids will be learning next year! Thank you for your commitment to providing a world class education to our kids! You are very appreciated by me!
This school has been a wonderful experience for my child and she has flourished academically in ways she would never have in any other environment. The adminisration, however, is deploable and socially inept. Thank goodness they no longer are in the classroom so that the high quality staff they have had the sense to hire and the curriculum that has been implemented can enable the school to excel as it has. A school is only as strong as the top down and evenually the administrations' strong weaknesses will lead to this schools destruction.If they could accept reasonable and sincere feedback from parents and provide an atmosphere where parents and school work together, there might be hope, but I do not see the two directors 'allowing' this to happen.If your child is gifted and you require little or no contact with the front office,Benchmark is your school without a doubt!If not run!
The education at Benchmark is superior to any other school I have seen.My daughters have excelled, due to the excellent cirriculum. They loved attending school and have grown in class and after school activities. The staff and administration are kind, caring people who put the children first. I am thrilled that my girls attend Benchmark School.
The Benchmark Administration explains clearly to touring parents the commitment to the educational process that they expect of their students, parents and staff. If we as parents did not have the same expectations for our child then we would need to consider making another educational choice. Benchmark has fulfilled all our expectations. The staff and administration are always available if ever we have a question or concern.
I slept outdoors in front of Benchmark School two years ago to get my children into this fine school. Excellent curriculum, energetic teachers, and involved parents to our family this sums up Benchmark.
We had another successful year! (our 6th year)What an amazing place that my children love! The academics;reading,math,social studies, & science, are so far superior than my local school district. Our family could not imagine attending any other place! It is our educational paradise.
We moved our son to Benchmark this year from one of the supposed 'best' public school districts in the valley. This was his very best school year ever. He was able to reach new highs in academics because of the way that the classes break down and we are so grateful that he has had this opportunity. I only wish I had been able to have both of my children in this school from Kindergarten on, it is such an awesome school!
Teachers at Benchmark educate students successfully year after year. Ability grouping beginning in kindergarten allows children to learn at their own rate. I believe that Benchmark is one of the only schools in Arizona to use the Singapore Math curriculum, which is the top rated curriculum in the world. My son loves Math now, and loves going to school every day.
it's been a great all around educational experience for my kids this year
Much better than the local elementary school, kid is happy, what more could a parent want?
Our family is also surprised by the recent poor reviews. My children have been there for five years with amazing success. The curriculum has been extra challenging at times and the advanced math program in the upper grades is phenomenal. I've seen the teachers dress-up as colonists and have been involved in the Art Masterpiece program. The kids create so many hands-on projects, it's hard for a parent to know what to do with them. My guess is that the 'unexpected turnover in staff' noted by a reviewer was truly unexpected by the management, who always seem to have the best needs of the students at heart.
I'm shocked to read the recent reviews of Benchmark. My children have attended this school for six years and love going to school every day. We have found the teachers to be intelligent, caring, and interested in stimulating our children's minds with excellently prepared hands-on lessons. I completely disagree with the assertion that math and science are the only important subjects at this school. Teachers dress up and act out parts of famous people in history. The Art Masterpiece program at the school is incredible. Most amazingly, every month the Cultural Committee sponsors dancers, poets, musicians, and other professionals to come to the school and perform for the students. My children are receiving the best education in the Valley, and we'll be sorry when they have to graduate and move on.
Benchmark is everything I hoped it would be. Every grade has accelerated classes, the parental involvement is none that I have ever seen. The events offered are none that I have seen in any public school. In first grade they are already doing division, multiplication and fractions. Unheard of in public schools. I could not be happier. This is my first year at Benchmark and I would recommend it to anyone over public schools
Benchmark is a fantastic school! My son, a 4th grader has been attending since kindergarten and he (and I) could not be happier. They really focus on the children's education because they truly care, not because they 'have to'. Parent involvement is always front and center. Since they have opened, the school has consistently year by year made tremendous growth in providing the children more and more opportunities. I cannot imagine my son at any other school.
Benchmark is the best elementary school education I have seen in Maricopa County. Between the Core Knowledge curriculum and Singapore Math, they cover all the bases. My children have learned a lot, and love school.
We have just completed our 4th year at Benchmark. The quality of education is wonderful. The teachers are the best! My children are excited about learning. What more could you ask for? There is great parent involvement, and lots of extracurricular activities.
We have been at Benchmark several years. My sons attended preschool and are now in elementary. The core knowledge curriculum with many hands-on science and social studies activities is a highlight of the experience. The Singapore math program has been challenging and a great experience for my son who is gifted in math. He reports that his competitive math teacher is in his 'teacher hall of fame'. Unfortunately, teacher ability and experience do vary, as charter schools often have a fair amount of turnover in teaching staff. We have also had some difficulty in communication and consistency with getting one of my son's special education needs met. Parents are very involved and the principles respond appropriately to feedback. Overall, I think that it has been a good choice for us.
My three children are receiving an execellent education at Benchmark and the personal attention they get from teachers regarding there development is outstanding. This is a top quality academic instution with not only a strong math and reading program, but also an effective arts and cultures program. There are plenty of atheletic opportunities provided by the school through NYS sports, however this is the weakest development program at the school.
Awesome school, excellent teachers, outstanding reading and math programs, safe, fun!
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