Deborah Boehm, March 6, 2012
We are encouraging parents to enroll students early this year. We are expanding, increasing the number of classrooms at each grade level. But, we could still end up with a waiting list. Enroll now and ensure your student a place in our great, exanding school program.
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!!!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
The reading and math programs are innadequate. In all, I would choose a different school for my kids.
Huge Dissapointment . . . we will be withdrawing after this year. This school is going down hill . . . fast!
We are very disappointed with Carden. They have a huge turn over with teachers because they are 'just passing through.'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I am very happy with the curriculum, and things seem to be getting better now that the new building has been built.
This school is very disorganized and seems to care more about the new constuction than the students. I am very disapointed.
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.
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