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15688 West Acoma Lane
Surprise, AZ 85379

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3 stars
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October 28, 2014
My oldest is a kindergartener in Mrs. Feltners class and I couldnt be happier. My daughter loves school, enjoys every day she spends there and is always looking forward to going to class. I has one issue earlier in the year but once the teacher found out my concern, she completely complied and was apologetic. I commend her for her reaction of a first time freaked out mom. Overall, my daughter just ended a great first quarter. We need to work on her math a little more but I'm not upset about it at all, after all, she is only 5. I truly hope Mrs. Feltner will remain in kindergarten next year for my middle daughter too. My experience with any of the office staff has been really pleasant. I've called the office before school had started because I just needed advice and the girl at the front office spoke to me pleasantly, mentioned what she did with her kids and recommended as well. Close to home, great teacher, nice office staff, caring pta thats all about the kids. Haven't had to deal with the principal. I don't mind that at all. The teacher is my main person. If I wanted to though, she has coffee with the principal days so I easily could I suppose. - Happy Parent

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2014
I am a parent who has been very happy with this school. The teachers are very caring. I love how they offer RTI on a daily basis where they pull your kids out for one on one (or a small group) if they are not grasping a concept and they get them back on track. The teachers also tutor 3 days a week for a few in their class on a weekly basis. They will take any kids that need it that week or month. It is nice that kinder and 1st has assistant teachers. Overall I couldn't ask for a better school.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2014
The principal needs to go! I had an interview with her which turned into her trying embarrass my son like he did not no anything. That led me to investigate more about the school. My finding was 7 kids getting left back last year. That's scary. Their testing are a 7 that's should tell you something. Please don't put your child in this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2014
BEWARE!! This school presents itself as an excellent learning institution when it is far from it.. The principal is very rude, Uncaring acting as if she knows better than any parent.. The turn around of teachers is beyond belief. Some teachers have left mid year leaving children to adjust all over again to a new teacher.. The teachers will say one thing to the parent and another to the principal. They take no responsibility for their actions.. All blame is put on the children and parents.. They seem to favor holding children back without consideration of how it affects them.. The amount of children they hold back in each grade is just Unbelievable !! It is just impossible to say that many children need to be held back a grade without looking at what the school and teachers are doing wrong.. I have seen families leave this school only to talk to them later and tell me how well the children are doing at another school. I am also very glad i withdrew my children before it was too late and are now getting the proper education along with caring teachers and responsible principals. Do NOT but your children or yourself through the torment of this school.. Its not worth it..

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2014
With any school you go to NOTHING is perfect, but at Calibre, the good definitely out weighs the bad. The drop off/pick up might be a pain but the things that really matter to the education and safety of the children is wonderful! The staff truly cares about the children and it shows. The curriculum is challenging and they set high expectations both in and out of the classroom for all students. They have band, choir, drama classes, Rachel's Challenge which brings awareness to the effects of bullying. They also offer sports to ALL children, K-8. Overall, I'm very happy with Calibre and my children will continue to attend this school until 8th grade!

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2014
My school is a second home for my children... I feel as though they learn more than curriculum but life skills... As well as having staff and teachers that genuinely care... I never have to think twice if I made the right decision sending my 3 daughters to Calibre Academy.

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2014
This school was horrible for both my kids. I had an intelligent daughter no social and or other problems attend here and because she hadn't started this school from kindergarten they wanted to hold her back a whole year even though she had straight A's. My son had issues with his teacher and because she didn't like him she intentionally made sure he got in trouble and let others slide. I had another parent I didn't even know who volunteered in his class confirm it as well and she didn't know me from adam I wanted to make sure my concerns were legitimate and they definitely were in fact worse. I would stay away from this school at all costs! Just because their name changed doesn't change the quality of this school whatsoever!

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2014
What a fantastic school. Our son is finishing K this year and can't wait for our twin 4 yr olds to start in 2015. The staff is awesome. So refreshing to see admin and teachers that really put their hearts into our children's education. The school is managed very well. Very receptive to parent questions and suggestions. Communication is excellent! Facility is very clean. Location is very convenient for traffic flow, safety and clean environment. Wish we could have had our older kids attend here.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2014
I am very happy with the quality of education my children receive at Calibre. The school accepts feedback from families and continues to improve and grow.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2014
The teachers are great and so are the kids :) We have a great reading and math program that allows students the think deeper then ever before.

- submitted by a teacher
April 07, 2014
My daughter is a 5th grader this year and has been attending Calibre since she was in 1st grade. She just loves her school and has always really enjoyed every teacher she has had. The school is smaller so the student to teacher ratio is smaller and lets the teachers work more one on one. All the office staff is great as well, they know the students by name and recognize the parents as well. I also really like how the students wear uniforms, keeps the kids concentrated more on learning than what others are wearing. I would definitely recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2014
I have 2 kids attending this school. They have attended for 3 years. I have nothing but good thinsg tosay about this school. Prior to coming here my kids attended a private school and I was concerned the curriculum/academics and social aspects was not going to be as good. Calibre has met & exceeded my expectations. The kids here also seem to get along really well and there does not seem to be as much drama in this school as I have seen in other schools.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2014
Love this school. My son's Kindergarten teacher is amazing. The front desk at the South office is always so friendly and helpful. The principal is very easy to talk to and very helpful when needed for whatever situation your kid is in.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2014
Calibre Academy has it all! The education is free, they offer exceptional programs for your children - gifted programs, individualized learning programs, sports programs for ALL grades, performing arts, a very active PTA, and so much more! Calibre Academy is the place to be if you wish for your children to thrive and succeed. As a parent of one graduated student and one current student at Calbre, I could not say enough about how fantastic this school is. As the school grows and evolves, the one thing that really stands out is just how welcoming they are to all families. They truly care about each student and it shows!!

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2014
This school has been great for us! My son struggled with the start of kinder year. The principal observed him and placed him in a class that better suited his needs. That teacher worked with us and communicated often. What started as a miserable year has transformed into a happy year. My son is excelling now and loves school. I love the good communication and the schools desire for parent involvement. So glad we chose this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2014
We absolutely love Calibre Academy of Surprise. We have been here for 8 years and will be here until my youngest (who is in 1st grade) graduates 8th grade. We feel like we are at home with the teachers and staff here at Calibre. Our academics are at the highest level and my children are challenged and love it here. We have amazing parents and an amazing PTA and I am so thankful we found Calibre.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2014
We came to Calibre (formerly Carden Traditional School of Surprise) from a Dysart District School 6 years ago and there hasn't been a single day that I regretted that decision. My son is learning more from quality teachers who truly care about his education and are not distracted by having to spend 3/4 of class time babysitting kids who don't care about learning. The teachers make an effort to individualize the learning process rather than trying to make the kids conform to one way of thinking. The principals are available, interested, and realistic. They 'get' kids and they have a vested interest in how each child is doing. They know each child by name, talk to parents, and are involved in the process versus being a peripheral part of the school. The PTA is active, award winning, and goes above and beyond to make families feel welcome and lets everyone get involved in activities. There are many opportunities for kids to shine--whether they play sports, an instrument, sing, perform in drama productions. love art, or just want a good, solid education--there is something for everyone at Calibre. As I said earlier--I have never once regretted moving my child to this school.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2014
This is the second year my son has attended Calibre Academy. The curriculum far exceeds that offered within the Dysart school district (my older son attended Sonoran Hts). Our youngest has excelled at this school. The teacher he has this year is awesome. She teaches to each student, not the class--so they can continue to be pushed to exceed to their individual ability. No school is perfect, but we are very pleased overall.

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2014
This is our third year at Calibre Academy and I couldn't be happier with the quality of education that my children receive. The third grade team does an excellent job with communication and is always ready with a smile for any and all children. My son who started pre-k this year loves going to school and hates when he has to say goodbye to his teacher. The front office ladies are welcoming and seem to know every single child by name which is one reason the kids feel really valued. Anyone who has any negative words to say about this school has unrealistic expectations of what teachers and administration actually do. The PTA does so much and has one of the largest memberships in the area. In all, the teachers, administration, kids, and parents are what make this a great school.

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2013
As a parent at this school I felt compelled to review in response to the recent one star review. As a working mother, I appreciate all that Calibre Academy does to keep my child safe in the morning, so that I never feel unsafe dropping my child off. From the moment I pull up to drop my child off, and a smiling employee opens the car door to help my kindergartner out of the car, as a second employee watches him walk through the gate and a third and fourth, etc. supervise the children on the playground, I know he is safe. The PTA, of which I am one of much more than 5 members, works tirelessly to make this school better through fundraisers of all kinds, from weekly popsicle sales on Fridays to Jeans days and seasonal fundraisers. The programs the PTA puts on are beyond amazing! The sports program is superb and the sports director puts his heart and soul into making the program all it can be FOR THE KIDS. While I do think the the curriculum at Calibre is excellent, I believe it is the teachers and staff that make the school excellent.

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2013
So this is my second and final review. I think that if your child is well behaved and pays attention without being distracted, talks out of turn, and is perfectly obedient, then this school is for you. They have a great curriculum but the teachers are horrible and unprofessional. I can hear another parents business because teachers shout stuff to parents or are loud when they talk of their issues. It is a charter school (a fake, non traditional school) like every charter school is. They do 10 fundraisers every month and they only have like 5 people in the PTA. They lack supervision in the morning with the exception of some lady who never smiles and sets the bad energy tone for your kid in the morning. The parents dont follow the rules, the sports program is a joke, and the kids lack supervision. Kids rough house and the adults do nothing. There are many other things I can say about this school but I prefer to write them in my blog which has earned me 234 followers every month, on average. I guess it depends on your preferences and understanding of the school system. Other than the teachers and staff, the school is amazing. They need more experience and new staff.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
I am a teacher at Calibre Academy and one of my favorite things about this school is my 4th grade team!. We work together and help each other out whenever we need anything. We make sure that each of us has what we need to further and better our students education. We also have a wonderful support administration that supports us whenever we are in need, they take care of their faculty and staff not just as in employers but as friends and mentors as well.

- submitted by a teacher
August 08, 2013
This will be our fourth year at Calibre Academy (formerly Carden Traditional) and we couldn't have found a better fit for my children. It is a very family oriented school that welcomes parent involvement and has many programs in place to help students of all levels. There is a great RTI program for those struggling in reading as well as tutoring available after school. They have a Middle Years IB program for the older children, this year they are implementing a new program called CAPP designed for students that thrive in a faster paced and more in depth learning environment. They have an award winning PTA that is very involved in helping make improvements in the children's education and community outreach. I believe Calibre has also qualified for Title I recently which will allow them to assist more lower income families. We also have a great extra-curricular sports program including our LIttle Colts program for the younger grades including basketball, soccer, and now flag football. Parents do need to understand that it is a charter school and is not run the same way as a district school. For our family that is a huge plus, others may not feel that way.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2013
This school has great education. Their teachers go over the subject more than once. They have technology,Spanish,Art,Music,P.E.,and Sports. Principal Gardner is great with students. Pre-school gets pretty expensive but like I said GREAT EDUCATION! Food, is great! :)

- submitted by a community member
July 18, 2013
This school is above and beyond AMAZING. We came from a school with horrible bully issues and a principal that really didn't care. I cannot believe how much the 5th-8th grade principal cares for the kids. He is at every event with a smile on his face. He cares deeply about the kids and is very involved with him. For the most part my kids' teachers have been outstanding. Amazing, amazing, amazing place.

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2013
I thought Carden, now Calibre was a horrible school! Giving it 1 star, is one too many! My oldest son started kindergarten at Calibre and after the school year ended, we enrolled him into a public school within the Dysart district. I know of a few other parents who did the same. There were bully issues, and issues with teachers not paying attention to their students. The teachers and staff are not very professional, and some are even rude. Their turnover rate is unreal. The teacher my son had, didn't seem to be very experienced. Their curriculum is behind, based on my daughter's K curriculum in public school. If your child has any sort of special needs, this school will not benefit them, and I highly recommend looking elsewhere. If you're interested in charter schools, look into others in the area and avoid this one for the sake of your child.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2013
I AM PARENTS OF TWO KIDS IN CALIBRE FOR THE PASS FIVE YEARS AND COULD NOT BE HAPPIERR, PERSONLY AND ACADEMICLY. CALIBRE HAS A GREAT STAFF WHICH THEY CARE DEEPLY FOR OUR KIDS. SOME PARENTS ARE NOT HAPPY THAT THERE ARE TEACHERS TURN OVER , THIS IS NOT JUST IN OUR SCHOOL IT IS NATION WIDE, IT IS GREAT THAT OUR SCHOOL SEE'S THAT A HEAD OF TIME THEN LEATER IN THE YEAR. WE ALL KNOW NOT EVERY THING IS ALWAYS PERFECT AND FOR THAT REASON WE SHOULD BE MORE INVOLVED IN OUR KIDS SCHOOL AND THERE EDUCTION SO WE COULD FIX TEH PROBLEMS TOGATHER.CALIBRE ACADEMY IS A GREAT FAMILY SCHOOL...REMEMBER IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A KIDS, SO LETS STOP THE COMPLEAIN AND FOCUS ON A POSITIVE ASPECT OF THE SCHOOL .:)

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2013
Why is such a big teacher turnover in the lower grades at this school, and not in the higher grades? Perhaps it has something to do with the leadership ! As far as I know, teachers do not have too much to say regarding teaching. The focus of the school is to obtain high scores and not towards developing the whole child. The only positive thing is the awesome PTA.

- submitted by a community member
May 27, 2013
All I can say is that this school is amazing! The staff is so friendly and really care about the children and families.....it feels very much like a family atmosphere here. My children have been here since kindergarten and I couldn't imagine sending them anyplace else! My family loves the extra activities the school offers.....the fall festival, international festival and sports program are just a few of our favorites. The curriculum is wonderful....it's amazing what the children are learning. They also offer RTI programs and extra tutoring for children who need a little extra help. Overall, this school is amazing! I couldn't imagine sending my children anywhere else!

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2013
No discipline, very unorganized, my teacher my son had went through 4 teacher assistants -they would all leave. My son would get hit all the time by other student and they would never inform me , I had to find out from my son. If this is kindergarten I do not want to see 1st grade. My son will NOT return to this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2013
Horrible school. As a mother of 5, four of which are in school full time, I strongly suggest you do not ever send your children to this school. I had two children attend this school for two years and it was a huge mistake. Staff is extremely rude and uncaring. They are not at all interested in any child who needs any extra help in anything. They will do anything they can to make you want to leave and push your child out. This is not the place for children to learn good character.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2013
My started out in public school and had an awful experience begging me to home school him every day. He has attended Calibre Academy (formerly Carden) and loves it! The staff, principal's and teachers have all been wonderful! The curriculum is challenging and pushes students to excel. Compared to the public schools of AZ I feel my son is receiving a much better education. The thing that makes me the happiest is that all the families at Calibre seem to raising their children well. My son tells me that he has never been exposed to anyone that is bullying, bad language etc at school that he was when he was in kindergarten. I appreciate the dress code that teaches the students to be conservative and respectful and am glad that the dress code in enforced. We feel safe and know that our son is getting a quality education at Calibre, and our daughter can't wait to begin kindergarten there this fall.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2013
Warning! Do your research on this school. They have a very high turn over of teachers. No continuity for the students. They have a weak curriculum and lack funds for any technology. The staff is poorly paid so they tend to get teachers hired last minute, which translates to desperation and low quality teachers.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2013
This is my daughter's third year at Calibre and my son is in Kindergarten. I have nothing but great things to say about Calibre. The front office staff are super nice and always helpful. Most of the teachers are wonderful. I did have a small issue with one of my children's teachers and the principal addressed the situation right away. We are really happy with Calibre and can see our children being very successful here.

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2013
My son started kindergarten this year at Calibre. His teacher, Mrs. Parks is outstanding. She is constantly communicating with my wife and I about my son's progress. The athletic direct, Paul Loredo, is also a wonderful asset. He has started a wonderful sports program for basketball, football, soccer, etc. from kindergarten all the way through eighth grade. Parents are involved and the school is a community. The staff and teachers are wonderful. They built a new gymnasium and section for the upper grades. We hope this school continues to rise and look forward to starting our girls in the next few years!

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2013
We love Calibre Academy!! Our experience with the teachers and administration has been wonderful. The principal knows every student by their name, which I believe is very unique and important. My child has grown tremendously, especially in the areas of math, reading, and writing. The new building is beautifull! I would highly reccomend this school to any parent that values their child's education.

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2013
My children were in this school for 5 years. Each year seemed to be a little worse than the previous year. I think there is lack of discipline for students who are misbehaving. We had some issues that were not addressed, and as a result, my child ended up with a concussion! The principal is terrible and only wants to be the children's friend, and will tell parents what they want to hear. This school is lacking in so many ways. Sadly I pulled my children out and they spent half of the year trying to play catch-up because they were not given proper education!

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2013
I am the parent of two previous students and two current students with another one that will start next year. I love the curriculum and attention each individual student gets from the administration and teachers alike. My two oldest children were completely prepared for high school and went right into all honors classes, with the oldest set to graduate this year in the top 5% of her class. I credit the early learning and habits developed at Calibre Academy (formerly Carden Traditional). The staff, and especially the principal, truly cares for each student that comes through their door. My children too, have had teacher-changes in the middle of the school year. I have every faith that those changes are made with careful consideration, and in every case it has been for the betterment of the students. I applaud any administration that will stand up and do the right thing for their kids, regardless of how it may appear to the world. I highly recommend the atmosphere of caring for others, learning and thinking globally, and reaching for excellence that is taught, and modeled by staff, at this school. The beautiful new building is a plus to an already great school!

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2012
I have been working at Calibre (formally Carden) for the past 7 years. I have seen the school grow both academically and physically. I love working with the wonderful families and other staff members. Both of my children go to the school and have been very successful. The administrators support both the teachers and staff. Teachers truly care about each student. Students are challenged and given support where needed.

- submitted by a teacher
June 18, 2012
My daughter has attended Calibre Academy (formerly Carden Traditional School) since kindergarten and is now going into the 5th grade. Calibre has always given her individualized attention and focused on areas that she struggles in. She really enjoys reading now and has shown major improvements in both reading and math. The smaller class sizes help limit the distractions in class and help her focus on learning. I am also PTA member and love how the parent involvement is so welcomed and appreciated. I highly recommend Calibre Academy to anyone looking for a nurturing and supportive school.

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2012
I am writing this letter to express what a wonderful job your staff has done in teaching our children. After hearing about Calibre Academy (formerly Carden Traditional School in Surprise), the educational foundation and structure that your school offered, we without hesitation switched our daughter from a Dysart Unified School and enrolled her along with our son at Calibre. Our daughter attended a public school for three years prior to being introduced to Calibre and our son started out fresh into Kindergarten. We are very pleased at the first in class education that the instructors at Calibre offer. The smaller class size, more one-on-one with the students and the overall excitement to teach was amazing. The foundation that your educators have set, along with the hard work of our children has definitely been a plus. Calibre offers a family atmosphere and we know that what they do on a day to day basis is above and beyond what they would be learning elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2012
My children have attended Carden for 6 years now and have really had a great experience. Two of my children have since graduated and i have a Kindergartner excited to come next year. Carden really prepared my kids well for high school and beyond. Both of my high school kids left carden and went right into honors classes. One of them will be taking AP exams and is college bound. He PSAT scores were great. I am excited about the new construction at Carden and the added opportunities that this well give them to enhance their educational experience.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2012
I have 2 children in Carden. We most likely will NOT be back next year! I am school shopping! My son has been there for 3 years and every year has been a disappointment and I'm finally fed up. Since Kindergarten, my son has had a new teacher that has either been new to teaching (fresh out of school) or new to teaching that grade. A new teacher right out of school for a year here and there is not bad, but a new teacher to teaching every year gets real old real quick @ my son's expense! Trust me it gets old when its every year. So when you have a new teacher, just when the teachers get good they leave because alot of them are not happy there. Even when I told them I want a guarantee of a 'seasoned' teacher for next year, they can't make that promise. The never ending need to hit parents up for money never ceases to amaze me. They don't take field trips hardly at all because no bus driver. The one field trip my daughter has will cost me 17.50. The communication from teacher to student needs to be improved on...they rely too much on 6 and 7yrs old to articulate the details on how to do the homework. We have yet to see this buidling they've been prominsing for years.

- submitted by a parent
December 08, 2011
My son attended Carden in the 8th grade. The International Baccalaureate (IB) program is amazing. It helped him to think globally. The teachers at Carden truly care about the students. My son loved the interactive hands-on learning. Carden s anti-bullying policy is amazing especially in the upper grades. The administrative staff is extremely welcoming and I love the open door policy the school has. I highly recommend this school and refer many parent to Carden.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2011
As with any situation, a parent must make the decision that is right for them and for their child. For my family, Carden is the right choice. I have two children, both with IEPs, and the care and attention given to them by both the special needs dept and their teachers (including the whole team) is something I can't put a cost to. Leaps and bounds better than any other school in this area that I've tried. Are there issues? Yes - what school *doesn't* have them? But, as an involved parent, I take the time to make phone calls, have meetings, and ask tons of questions. Carden is a special school - the teachers, aids, and admin staff are there to help the students. This is a way of life for them, and they are trying to have an impact on young lives. In my opinion, that's a lot better than being there because it's just a paycheck. I would recommend Carden to anyone. Take a look, and see if it's right for you. It may or may not be - only you can make that choice. But, keep an open mind and remember that a school is only going to be as good as what you emotionally put into it. This is your child's future - you need to work towards it, not sit back and let the teachers do it.

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2011
We love Carden! My son has attended since pre-school and is now in second grade. Carden has a gifted program that is wonderful and I do believe he is in this class because of the attention from his previous teachers. They care about the students and keep the parents involved.

- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2010
This school is only good if your child is gifted because they only care about there test results. If your child happens to be a little behind or in need of a little extra help this school will shun them. I think it is sad my one gifted son does great at a school like Carden but my other son who learns a little differently is pushed away. What does that say for the charactor of this school?

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2010
We love this school!! My daughter started here this fall and I am quite impressed. The principal and staff is awesome. There are so many different programs. As a military family that moves every 2 years, my daughter has already experienced many different public school environments. This is by far the best. Thank you Carden!

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2010
Very good school. Helpful Staff, and the fact that they have a uniform policy helps the students focus, no worries about cliques etc. The programs are challenging but the children are walked through them as needed. Great area as well. One little complaint is that they do seem to be focused a little too much on promotions of the school, which in turn makes them seem a bit too concerned about monetary gain from the attendance of extra students. Do they really have to wear a logo on the shirt? why?

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2010
I have 3 kids that all attend Carden. They all started in kindergarten, none of them had attended any preschool. They all have done very well, always on honor roll. The teachers are wonderful. Yes, there has been alot of turnover with the teachers but some of them left due to family illnesses, some moved out of state, some had babies they wanted to stay home with. You can't blame the school for any of that. Bottom line is, my kids are getting an excellent education, far better than any public school. We love Carden and our kids will continue to attend.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2010
We LOVE Carden of Surprise! My daughter excelled in Kindergarten. We will continue to make the drive now that we have moved to ensure she stays in such a good school!

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2010
Carden School is not the great school that probably used to be. Many changes of principals and teachers, second and third grade. They are more worried of saving money than hiring aid teachers to help kids. My son was in that group and they put him with a woman that is not a teacher and she was yelling to him, when she should be helping him. This is a money making machine and all the time are asking parents for donations in any way. They don't have nurse and aid teachers. By the way, I wrote before my review, but I don't see my notes... Please tell the truth to parents that we are trusting this website for advise about schools in Arizona.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2010
My son has attended Carden for the last 2 years and we couldn't be more pleased. Due to some special needs, he has required additional help and services and the entire staff has been wonderful to work with. When we go into an IEP meeting, a whole team is there, ready with ideas, willing to participate and prepared to do anything they can to help our son succeed. Thanks Carden!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 07, 2010
The PTO at this school has been the best I have ever seen. The group of women they had the last few years were horrible. They had no idea what they were doing and completely on a power trip. Great improvement. The school need a lot of help and they do a good job.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2010
Show me something perfect and I will show you that is not the case.Nothing in life is about perfection and everything about subjective opinions based on individual experiences and specific circumstances.And from that very personal place is that I am voicing my opinion about Carden.This school has quickly become our second home,in other words it has become a place where learning occurs in a caring,safe and commited environment.My son is a happy student and classmate who is learning and having fun at the same time,and as a mother I have found my own place by helping and assisting whenever needed.Everytime I have had the need to share my concerns with school representatives(including the principal) I felt welcome to do so.Everybody is very personable and easy to approach.For as long as my child goes to school with a smile on his face Carden will remain our school of choice.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2010
I was thrilled with this school for the first couple of years my son attended. Unfortunately, I have been disappointed 2 years in a row now! Poor communication and lack of follow up from administration and a terrible choice in teachers by the school. I am sure the really 'gifted kids' are really challenged, I know the average kids are NOT. We will definitely be choosing another school that will give my child the challenge and encouragement he needs and better communication between staff and parents.

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2010
I love to read all the reviews from people that complain....if there were more people that found out the reasons why things happen the way they do....people would understand what makes a school work. I have been at Carden for 5 years now...is it perfect, no....what school is? I find comfort in the fact that my kids learn and are happy. I have a son in the gifted program and a son that is your typical type of student. All aspects of learning are covered at Carden. We have a phenominal Gifted Coordinator that pushes to make everyone around her a better person. Teachers and Administration that do the best with what they have. But when it comes to areas that need work....parents need to be more involved. Its so much easier to criticise others when you dont know what's involved. I am happy to have the choice of Charter

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2010
This school has major communcation issues between staff and administration and staff and parents. You can never seem to get a straight answer from anyone. Meetings were made weeks in advance between princpal, teacher, parent to have the principal not show.

- submitted by a community member
February 11, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2010
So disappointing to see a school that had so much potential go down the drain in just a few months. My son has attended since preschool and now is in his third yr at Carden, what a difference a year makes. Unfortunately Carden lost a good amount of teachers over the summer and now we are left with new teachers who are receiving no direction. We have no communication from the school on things that are going on unless it s from the PTO asking for money again that most likely will be used to buy that team dinner or coffee. With all the money the school asks for its parents to donate you would think we could at minimum get a nurse to care for our children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 07, 2010
This school is the best!! The teachers really care about the kids. The kids are challanged and the communication is wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2009
Use extreme caution when choosing this school!!! This school is lacking in so many areas including its unmotivated teachers and numerous principals. My children are not being challenged at all, so such for their vigorous curriculum. I am pulling them out after winter break.

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2009
This school as really come a long way. We have a great principle. The teaching staff is the best I have ever seen. The new PTO officers are doing a fabulous job. The kids are happy. The new phase of the building construction is going to begin soon. They are the ONLY IB World learner school in AZ for a middle school. The office staff is top notch. What more could you want?

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2009
Amazing!! This school is a close knit group of teachers, parents & students.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2009
I would use extreme caution when choosing this school. There is a lack of consistancy when it comes to discipiline, grading and structure. My child came home every day feeling defeated even though my child is an A student. We will not be sending our child back to this school.

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2009
Looking forward to a new school year. My kids are doing great. Fabulous teachers. Really looking forward to the new Booster officers.

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2009
Though, there may be issues with administration and the owners, the teachers are what makes the school awesome. They work hard to provide the best education for those kids, regardless of resources available to them. Your child is much better off here then any ditrict school.

- submitted by a community member
July 03, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2009
The middle school years program is fantastic. The teachers work very well together to provide the highest in skill and character. You would not be making a poor choice to let your child attend this school.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2009
I would use extreme caution when choosing this school. The administration is horrible, the owners seem to only care about the bottom line, and the do not appreciate or support their staff in any way.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating June 15, 2009
Carden is a wonderful learning community. All the teachers are great. The front office is amazing. The principal and assitant prinicpal take the time to know the students and are visible all of the time. Keep up the amazing job!

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 15, 2009
We have been a Carden family for seven years. My two oldest children were very prepared for high school. In fact they have taken honors and AP classes. My youngest child is doing well. Carden has proved year after year that they care about the students and they push the students to their full capability. Any family looking for a wonderful school, Carden is your choice!

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2009
My daughter just finished 5th grade & we were happy with most everything this year. It seemed to be a difficult year for her, but she had a wonderful teacher that helped her out a lot.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2009
my son hoes here and he loves it the what manners they teach my son and the other kids are great

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2009
My son has just finished kidergarten at Carden. He started when he was 4 years old, when he was unable to go to public school. His teacher was outstanding and gave him an excellent start to his acedmic future. He was taught and exceed the states expectations, along with develping great social skills We look forward to returning next year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 28, 2009
I also agree, my son is in 2nd grade and his teacher has made this year at Carden a wonderful year. He is now reading at grade level and now we see he has had a break through with his writing. If it was not for this school and Mrs. Vance his teacher we do not know what we would have done.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2009
My son started kindergarden here at Carden he is now in 2nd grade and has improved so much this school year. The parents here are very involved which makes it easier for the teachers. I have talked to other parents from other schools and found that Carden is way more advanced. I strongly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2009
I have been a teacher for twenty-three years. I was an educator in Peoria and Pendergast school districts prior to coming to Carden. In all those years I have never worked with a more qualified, dedicated group of educators then here at Carden! I am priviledged to call them my colleagues and friends. Leah S. Bowers IBMYP/Gifted Coordinator here at Carden.

- submitted by a teacher
March 24, 2009
I strongly believe if you do not have a good teacher it will make or break your childs education. I had good teachers for the first 2 yrs. now i have consent problems with this teacher. My child has always gotten A-B's but now lacking in reading. I have to corner the teacher for her to even talk to me. I just want the best education for my child. Now 2 months before school is out i was told that they just figured out my child is not at grade level for reading. My child is behind 1 year! All this time i have been very active with my childs education. My child can read but since i have not been trained in know what level she is actually at. Now i have to pay for a tutor this summer. Little late to be telling me now!!! unhappy

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
no rating January 19, 2009
My daughter attended for nearly two years in pre-school and it was awesome. She will be attending Kindergarten this year. She has learned and known so much since the age of 2 1/2 years. Her Teacher and assistant are awesome!

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2009
This school is great for all students. I have a student that is so far outside of the box and the teachers and administrators work really well with him. I have been very grateful for the guidance that he has received. The academics are remarkable. He is so much farther ahead then his friends that are in the public schools. The teachers are amazing. They work so well with all of the students. They teach to very high standards. Carden is a highly performing school and I can see this first hand. The front office, teachers, administrators and everyone else on the Carden campus is awesome! Keep up the amazing work for our kids!

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2009
I think this school is great if you have a child that fits in the 'box' of a child that is just going to sit in their seats and do as they are told. If you have a child that thinks outside of the box forget it. Thier zero tollerance policy is teaching kids to be sissies and not deal with life issues. I agree completely with the other postings, you are not heard as a parent, its what they think happened in certain situations. My son got suspended for a week for throwing a football at a boy who didnt catch it. During that suspension he missed finals. A bit harsh I think and they are only setting him up for failure. I think the downfall is that the actual principal for some reason is never involved anymore. I am trying to find him somewhere else to go now!

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2008
My child has been attending for the past few years. Our daughter had special needs that were addressed from the very start by the entire staff. They seem genuinely invested in her education and progress. No school is perfect. If you were to ask parents of other local schools, the turnover rate is high there, as well. Carden does a great job of trying to meet the needs of everyone, and that is hard to do. I have very high expectations for the school we choose to send our child to. Quality of education comes first, and Carden more than measures up.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2008
Sadly, after several years I removed my children from this school this year. They have lost many great teachers and do little to retain them. Late contracts compared to the other schools leave some teachers no choice. They don't want to work with any child that might be difficult or going through trying times. I had tried going to the principal with poor results as teachers are always right. Some of the longer tenured teachers were previously allowed to 'pick' their students so new teachers got to work with the students that were handfuls leading the students and new teachers to failure. I do understand this year that has changed but at the cost to my kids education. They are flourishing at another school now.

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2008
My kids have been going to Carden for 4 years nw. They did teach french untill last year. Many parents, me included thought that this was a waste of the kids school time, and that spanish would be a better choice, given that spanish helps when getting future jobs and french does not. The teach spanish to the middle school kids now, but not to the younger kids. I think the change is great but that they should also include the elementary ages as well.

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2008
Carden is a great school to go to except 3rd,4th,6th,7th,8th have moblie homes and 5th grade have rooms indoors which Carden has to deal with.

- submitted by a student
October 09, 2008
Interesting, Carden advertised offering French, including in their student orientations...only to find out, there is no foreign language offered at all!

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2008
I have one child that has graduated and another who will this year. Combined they have attended Carden since 6th grade. While there are a few things the school is lacking such as a cafeteria, I think that out weighs the fact that the classrooms are small enough that children are offered the opportunity to actually learn something and be challenged. My kids have been in charter school their whole education minus one year in a dysart district school that had 47 kids to one teacher. The middle school core teachers communicate well with one another and the parents.

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August 11, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2008
My kids went to this school for 4 years. The school gradually got worse. When an issue with a teacher would come up it would be blamed on the child. I pulled my kids out. I had teachers from Carden telling me about the 'inside scoop'. I did not want to be a part of that school any longer.

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February 08, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating February 04, 2008
I like this school. My child has been attending since kindergarten. The class sizes are smaller than traditional school and the curriculum is challenging for him. We love the arts emphasis and french class.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2008
I recently removed my child from this school as the communication between teachers and parents was lacking. I was surprises by this as his previous two years at this school was great. I really believe that it depends on the teachers. Unfortunately we met up with the lacking teachers this year. In addition, the principle did not even question why we were leaving. This leads me to believe there are others who have left.

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January 27, 2008
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November 07, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2007
I am a little shocked to read some of these reviews! I was a teacher at Carden for four years and in response to the comments for those years, I am a bit taken aback. Each teacher runs his/her classroom differently. Parents must understand this. Ability grouping is the best way to go, otherwise your child will not be receiving the differentiated instruction that is part of the charter! All schools go through rough patches, and I can tell you that it was just as hard for the teachers starting in modulars in Glendale as it was for the parents/students. Starting a new school is not easy, and I am disappointed that so many parents (and teachers, I was one of the naive ones) are/were negative about this school. True, everyone has a different experience, but give them some credit! Great school, I loved it there and miss it!

- submitted by a teacher
October 30, 2007
Who cares if they have classrooms in portables! The question is, are they learning? The answer to that is yes. And each year the scores seem to improve. So as a parent, I would like a building for all the students, but my main concern is education! I feel that Carden does provided the best education possible for my child. I love it here and my children will continue to go here for as long as they can. The teachers are awesome and the parent support is amazing! I could not ask for a better school for my child!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2007
I am not happy with Carden because the first thing that was offered was French and it has been cancelled. There is also much disorgaization from the administration.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 17, 2007
Love the school and everything that it has to offer to students! The only issue I have is that when my child was checked out by her grandparents, the front office did not ask for identification. Not only did that bother me, it concerned her grandparents.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2007
My children have been going to Carden-Surprise for a few years now. I have one in Third and one in First. I love the staff they are always professional and the teachers are wonderful. By children have accomplished so much at Carden, I wouldn't think of putting them anywhere else!

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2007
My kids are going to a different school this year and I cannot believe the difference. They are actually in a class room,not a portable. The school they are at now is run very professionally unlike Carden. 3rd grade was great there, but anything after that was terrible.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2007
Carden has been a great school. My children have attended the school for two years. Carden has always been very helpful when it came to questions or concerns that I have regarding my child's education. The teachers work hard at making sure that I always know what is going on in the classroom. I had a concern with another child at one time because they were harassing my student. The principal was extremely helpful in resolving the issue and we have had no further problems. The teachers and staff work together to make this school a very welcoming place for myself and children. I have referred many of my neighbors to this school and would highly recommend it to other families.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2007
After a lot of research within the Dysart school district, Carden was the best in many categories. Higher test scores then p.E.C. They have just the right amount of homework and wonderful teachers. The ladies in the front office are wonderful. After only a month i have already noticed a big change in what my child has learned. Just look at all the results.I would highly recommend to any parent!

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2007
The teachers and academics are great, but the principal is not willing to work with parents at all. I'm very disappointed in her leadership. I think there needs to be a change if they want to keep students.

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2007
I hate the fact that the kid have to learn in the trailors. They also don't have room for a nurses office. So where do these kid rest when they are sick and waiting for a parent to pick them up? I am very upset at the way this school runs things. No room for extended care, they don't attend to children that have reading, writing, math etc. disabilities.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2007
Most of the teachers were great. We hated the trailers in the back. There is no cafeteria. The principals have been terrible. There is no parent participation. We did not stay there for long.

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2007
I love the atmosphere at Carden. I moved from California about two years ago, and am very happy that my boys are now at Carden.

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2007
My children have went to this school since it opened. I have to say I wish I would of taken them out after the first year! The supply list for the school year is ridiculous.Then after the first week each teacher has more to ad to the list. The things you have to supply you would think they don't receive funding, but they do.If you are considering this school the best thing to do for your child would be to look else where!

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2007
I am very pleased with Carden. My 6 year old has a fantastic teacher, Mrs. Williams. She has done very well learning in her class.The only thing I wished they would teach is Spanish instead of French. I don't think my daughter will ever use French outside of school. Her special classes are Art, Computers, Library, French,P.E., and they also go on field trips that are not expensive. She loves going to school. And the front office staff is very nice. I'm very pleased with Carden.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2007
We are 100% happy with this school! Everyone has been great to us and they all seem to care about the kids! My daughter loves to go to school every morning and has learned so much so fast! The academic program exceeds those in the public school and the kids seem to understand it being that we tested higher than state average! They even have a 'gifted' class for the children who exceed the already high standards. In my opinion, the school is far better than I had expected. I will continue to send my children here and would recommend this school to anyone!

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2007
If you have an exceptional child, this school is great. However if you have a child who may have special needs or additional help...Look elsewhere!

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2007
My son is in his 2nd year now and I have to say the 5th grade teachers are the best! They work together and know how every student is doing. I do wish that the dress code would improve. The shirts are very expensive & plain. Stains are easily noticed, therefore it gets costly replacing the shirts, and you can only go to one company to get these uniforms. I wish they would get more colorful & the ability to purchase from other places. I also would like to see more sports activities available for the children.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2006
My son is now attending his 2nd year and he loves it. I really like the class switching so each of the students can learn at the level that they should and not be slowed down or expectations of more. My only disappointment is why are they teaching French?? Considering the population of Spanish speaking people in this state,jobs offer more $$ & it would be much more beneficial. I can assure you that having friends w/ kids in the public schools w/in the area, the public school will not be an option anytime soon.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2006
We attended Carden for 3 years. The first year 2003-2004 was fair. The high turnover is discouraging. The teachers are not supported by the leaders of the school. The homework was outrageous.

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July 26, 2006
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April 25, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2006
Academics are just as the scores, great, teachers are involved as are parents.My children where honor roll in calif and Carden suits us and would recommend it to any parents who care about what their children learn,also french offered is great!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2006
Carden has been a prettyh good experience for my son. He is in Kindergarten this year and has learned a grear deal this year. I feel that any school is only as 'good' as the teacher and administration. I've met graet teachers at this school, but am disapointed in the turnover. They offer some enrichment programs which are very positive. (PE, music) I was also disapointed that they did not follow through with the language portion. Overall, I am happy. my son loves his teacher, I am hoping that the school will come together next year.

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February 28, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2006
This school is a pretty good school, although, I'm not too crazy about some of the teachers here. To be a teacher, you really need to love kids and be able to work well with them and some of the teachers don't have that characteristic. The leadership at this school can be more professional. They also should be a little more lenient about the uniforms. I do like the fact that it has smaller classes and more of a family atmosphere.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2006
My daughter loves this school. She is an A student in the 11th grade. The school she went to before (Willow Canyon) was so crowded she hated it. Now, if she doesn't understand something, she can ask and actually get an answer to her question the same day. Where she was told at Willow Canyon that they didn't have any more time to spend answering her question and that they had to move on. But she felt that they spent a lot of wasted time on the simple things but not enough on the harder questions. That is apparent with the schools test scores.

- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2005
We decided to withdraw our child due to the issues with the administration. The teachers work hard, but the switching of class was ridiculous. The homework was lengthy and on average was even confusing for me as a parent. Parents seem to really try to be involved, but the schools excessive request for donations when they receive money from the state makes me question how the money is being spent. I was very happy with the school early on, but now would advise parents to think twice about this school.

- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2005
My child attended this school at the beginning of this year, but after seeing my child struggling and the highschool kids on the campus going to school with the gradeschoolers, I am glad I took her out of this school!

- submitted by a parent
December 15, 2005
Carden offers great academic program. They offer the Open Court Reading Program and Saxon Math. They have a great Character Education program with Friday Assemblies. Carden also offers French, Music, P.E. and Art. There is an after school sports program as well. Parent invovlement is encourged greatly.

- submitted by a parent
December 12, 2005
The reading and math programs are innadequate. In all, I would choose a different school for my kids.

- submitted by a teacher
December 07, 2005
Huge Dissapointment . . . we will be withdrawing after this year. This school is going down hill . . . fast!

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November 08, 2005
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October 18, 2005
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September 26, 2005
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September 20, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2005
We are very disappointed with Carden. They have a huge turn over with teachers because they are 'just passing through.'

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September 15, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
no rating August 24, 2005
Im trying to find an alternative for my kids.

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August 15, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
August 05, 2005
Very nice school-excellent staff.

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July 14, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2005
My daughter loves Carden, the Teachers, Office Assistants, and The Coach. As a parent, I am more than pleased with the teaching/learning and communication the school provides.

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2005
Last year was my childs first year at Carden. I really enjoyed the academics, and his teacher, but i sure wish they offered more athletic programs. I think the coach tried, but he could have used more parent involvement.

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June 16, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2005
My daughter started 1st grade at Carden this year. Through the regular district school she would have been placed in Kindergarten. She has excelled! The teachers are wonderful and the staff is very involved and caring. I couldn't have found a better school for her.

- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2005
The parent involvement in Carden Traditional school is excellent. My daughter's class has a volunteer at least three days a week. Also the communication between parents and teachers is great. It is easy to get questions answered and issues resolved quickly. Music, art and French are taught in all grades except Kindergarten. The music teacher is exceptional. I don't know the art or french teacher or the coach, but they seemed to be well liked and have a good relationship with the kids. The offic staff is wonderful, they know every childs name as they walk in the door and are good at communicating with the children and parents. The academic programs are good, I would not call them excellent however. Also some of the teachers lack common social skills, but relate to the children well.

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2005
We have been at Carden for 2 yrs now and have been reasonably happy. However I now have reason for concern. My childs teacher informed me that even though there was a specific skill on the aims test she had not been prepaired for it. Aparently her teacher was not aware of what was on the test untill the practice test was taken. Hmm... yes reason for concern.

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February 16, 2005
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January 19, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2004
I am very happy with the curriculum, and things seem to be getting better now that the new building has been built.

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2004
This school is very disorganized and seems to care more about the new constuction than the students. I am very disapointed.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2004
Our child attended 1-2 grades. We were very impressed with his teacher who cared about each of her children on an individual basis. I would not recomend this school for any child that has ADD/ADHD.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2004
They need a new principle for this school. I would not recomend this school to anyone.

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June 30, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2004
I am hoping that my kindergaten will be able to start this school. The profile is alot better than my chice of a performing school. I am glad I am able to have choices for my kids. My childrens education will always come first and I know this school will help me with that. I am glad you do not have boundiers, and I am able to look into this school. I will never be happy with sending my child to a performing school, and one that gets worse every year.. Thank you for being a great place for my children.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2004
I am very disapointed that children are not challenged at there individual levels. The philosophy is that the children ahead must wait for others to catch up. My child is in a class with children that still can not read at a kindergarten level and it is nearing the end of the year in 2nd grade. There are no computers. There is no music program. This school is no better than any other school in Arizona. I have not found a place where my children can recieve the quality of education they deserve. I hope and pray that Carden will improve the quality of education and strive to meet each individual childs needs, challenging each child at his or her level.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 12, 2004
Playground is minimal - lots of dirt, not much grass for the kids to play in, however, they are in the process of building a new school on campus.

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2004
My daughter is currently attending Kindergarten and has an amazing teacher, but will not go back for 1st grade. School is not K-8 but also has a highschool program on same campus where small children are exposed the highschool element much too soon and campus safety is practically non-existent!

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