Our children came to Sequoya from a preeminent private preschool, so we had very high expectations. Sequoya has exceeded our expectations. The primary emphasis is education. This is achieved because the teachers, administration and parents work together. Sequoya doesn t claim charter or any other boutique status, it stands head to head with any school. Whether your child requires an IEP, is gifted or has a learning disability, Sequoya educates the whole child and EVERY child. Sequoya s principal is accessible (responding to emails immediately), knowledgeable & friendly. She walks through campus talking to students daily. Her dedication to Sequoya is clear: her car was often the only car in the parking lot over the summer. It s evident she, like the rest of Sequoya, is happy and grateful to be part of this amazing community. The APT (PTO) is active and inclusive. Most schools require a fee to join the APT. At Sequoya, there is no fee and everyone (fathers, grandparents, etc.) is a member. It s a great mix of working and stay-at-home parents who strive to strike a balance between hosting fun activities creating a sense of community, fundraising and support for the teachers.
Sequoya is a dream come true. We want the best for our son and feel blessed this school exists! There is such a sense of community and it feels as though everyone is working together for our son's success. He started in the pre-K program which is unbelievable! His teachers are the warmest, most loving and caring teachers. He loved coming to THIS school as soon as he began. Sequoya also offers an afterschool program called SAFE and that too is a dream come true! The children confirm it! They don't want to leave when it is time to go. Along with SAFE, which goes until 6pm, there are also afterschool enrichment courses that begin right after school. They include chess, sports, Spanish, etc. Sequoya's focus is on the "whole" child and they do the best job they can. We love this school!
Sequoya Elementary School is such a wonderful, safe, positive environment for any student! Staff, parents, and children all work together to make Sequoya run smoothly. There are clubs for students to join, such as technology, gardening, leadership, library help, peer mediation, and positive character promotions. Each grade level has common planning times, so teachers are working together with the curriculum to meet the needs of all students. We are not just co-workers, we are FAMILY!!
This is an outstanding school I have two children at Sequoya and could ask for a better learning experience for them. The school also has a terrific before and after school program called the Safe Program. It has been a life saver for my wife and myself since we both work full days.
I have to say that Sequoya Elementary School, it's staff, and it's curriculum have far surpassed all of my expectations. This is a caring, nurturing, and effective environment for my kids to learn in. Thank you!!!
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Sequoya! Our son started school here last year when he was in 1st grade and it has been the best experience. The teachers, as well as all staff, are really invested in each child's well being. There is such a sense of community and support that I have not found anywhere else.
Sequoya Elementary School is a fabulous community school. Teachers, administrators and SAFE leaders truly care about the development of children. We have both our children there and are amazed everyday with the knowledge and character building that takes place. Our children have grown so much and I am confident they are prepared for the next step in education academically, socially, emotional and physically. Thanks Sequoya and thanks SAFE program(before and after school program- IT ALL ROCKS)!
My 1st grader started at this school last August and we also have a kid in the private pre-k program that operates on their campus and our experience has been wonderful. We absolutely love the teachers, parents and community as they are so welcoming and positive. We also take advantage of the Project S.A.F.E, which is the before and after school program and the kids love it. Many times don't even want to come home when we come to pick them up. I would highly recommend this school and community!
We love Sequoya! The teachers are wonderful. We also have our child in the SAFE before and after school program. SAFE is a lifesaver for the working parent. They get a chance to do their homework, play and have a good time with friends.
My school is a place where I love coming to work each day, where I know I can walk thru campus and get a smile or a hug from students from Pre-K thru 5th grade and that tells me they also love their school. What you put out there, comes back to you.
Sequoya provides a wonderful experience for the entire family - my children are getting a quality education in an environment that considers the "whole" (well-rounded) child. The teachers and staff are approachable, concerned and competent and the parents are friendly and involved. Sequoya is community at its finest!
Sequoya is family. We have a caring community. I have been here for 21 years. All 3 of my children attended this fantastic school. I invite you to call and make an appointment to tour the unique Pre-school/Pre-K programs. We also have a wonderful before and after school program.
Sequoya Elementary School is a wonderful place to learn and grow and be part of a Family. Teachers, Staff, and Administration are committed to educating the whole child. The Parents and Community are amazing! There is a terrific partnership between the Home and the School. I am proud to be a Sequoya Stallion!
I selected Sequoya and drove my daughter 20 miles each way for her to attend. The teachers are creative and professional, the administration is first rate. The staff here considers the whole child and the parents and community are exceptionally supportive!
This school is fantastic. The teachers are wonderful; very experienced, educated and caring and the Principal is also very attentive to the student's, staff and parent's needs and always looking to improve every aspect of the school. Everything from the after school programs available to the students to the APT organized family functions are fantastic. This was my daughter's first year at Sequoya and we could not be happier with the programs available to her and the quality of her education that she has received. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Sequoya!
Sequoya Elementary School is a fantastic place to grow, learn, and be part of a family in education. I have taught first through fifth grades over my career, and find Sequoya to be a positive, caring, enthusiastic school. Parents, Teachers, Staff, and Administration are committed to educating the whole child and consider each child their own. There is determination for success, pride in being a Sequoya Stallion, and a wonderful partnership between home and school. LOVE Sequoya Elementary and will teach here proudly until retirement.
Sequoya is a wonderful place to work! I have taught at 2 other Scottsdale schools and have been a parent at 4, there is no comparison. Sequoya has a great community made up of effective leadership, experienced teachers, dedicated support staff, active parents and inquisitive students! I am pleased to be a member of this community.
Sequoya is a wonderful place to send my child. We all know that budget cuts are making things more difficult but you wouldn't know it the way Sequoya runs. They have wonderful activities like field day and plays and art walk. Sequoya is an A rated school with high test scores. The 4th and 5th grade have wonderful leadership opportunities. It goes above and beyond student council. The campus is safe and secure. The after school program, Project SAFE has a wonderful staff that helps with homework and does so much more. We love Sequoya!!
After much review of the local schools, we decided to open enroll my daughter at Sequoya for K. I have been so happy with this choice. Sequoya is a top rated school with a strong community. The pilar of this school is it's leadership forged by Dr. Braney. She is out on campus speaking with her students and parents everyday. There is also diverse leadership opportunities for ALL students in 4-5th grade. If you are looking for a highly academic school with a small town community feel in the middle of Scottsdale look no further. Lastly, the on-site pre-school (children's choice) is remarkable! We were paying a considerable amount more for childcare. This is not childcare, it is seasoned caring teachers preparing their students for K. Regards, parent of two Sequoya students
This is an awesome school... We have two kids that we were prepared to send to private school - in fact we started pre-k at a private school... but decided to give the public school system a chance for k - and were pleasantly surprised! The teachers are fabulous, the classrooms have impressive technology, the kids always seem happy, the administration has a great handle of running the show and the community is really warm and parents are actively involved... and best evidence - my kids are always excited to get to school - even after 6 years of attending.
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