My son has been attending Presidio for two years. There has been such a dramatic improvement in him since he left public school. His first grade class had 13 students and his second grade class has 16! Compare that to most public schools that are faced with over 30 children per classroom. The teachers have been amazing, very positive and willing to work with him. The office staff is warm and caring. I appreciate all that the Presidio staff does to help my son succeed
Our daughter has been attending Presidio school for 4 years now, since kinder'. The entire staff (administration, office and individual teachers) know our entire family personally. Presidio's programs emphasize education , creativity, and character . The parents and teachers are also very involved in promoting extra -curricular activities and it is always fun to see the involvement of the students to support their causes with booster juice, bake sales, and special events. Our child has increased her confidence and math skills as well as reading and science comprehension, interest and curiosity. We truly love Presidio School!
My kids have been going to Presidio for four years now. I love the office managers! I honestly don't know who the principal and vice principal are or any of the upper administration. I think i know of one who is very sweet to my children and the other who seems to not like children?? They do seem to have a high teacher turn over. I do like the small class rooms. I do not like that they are unwilling to fill out forms to help ADD or ADHD children. I wish they had a part time nurse. I can see what others mean about rude staff, but it is not all of them. Again i cant say enough about the front desk. Love them all. They are all so helpful.
My children appear to be doing well in this school. I like the smaller class sizes. I also like the no homework and the kids being responsible for themselves by doing it in academic lab after school. I would like them to be learning languages such as Spanish but they could not find a competent teacher whom they could keep at the school. I wonder about the administration and teacher collaboration as they seem to lose a lot of good teachers over the past several years. I also think the school needs to invest in a real counselor with a masters degree and a school nurse even if part time. They also need training with children who have special needs such as ADD, ADHD or psychiatric issues.
Great school! My children are doing so much better in this school than they have in the previous charter school they attended. Teachers are friendly and willing to work with parents if needed. Great job Presidio! Keep up the good work!!
Most teachers at Presidio School are very good, and the student base may well be above average. But the administration is not teacher friendly; it can be unprofessional, imperious, dictatorial, vindictive, punitive, petty, and not well educated in the field of education. It does not allow the teachers to excel as most are capable of doing, and the turnover rate is far too high, which ultimately is detrimental to the students. Virtually no student, parent, or even teacher input is allowed into decisions made. Student and teacher creativity and flexibility are routinely stifled. There is a vice-principal, but no principal???? It is not multi-culturally oriented, and is not special education friendly. Blue Ribbon School (What in the world is that?) which is an amusing public relations ploy, which is meaningless. Administration is wrought with arrant nepotism and cronyism.
I have been very pleased as a Presidio parent for the last five years. I have three children attending Presidio, one of them just graduated Presidio High School. I cannot start mentioning all the things that I am grateful for. The staff are like a big family, and all he helps and programs that are offered for the benefit of the students to prepare them for life after high school, is wonderful. My other two kids are very happy and I know they are learning at their level and even more. The music program is awesome, encouraging students to perform which helps them greatly with self confidence and to discover talents that they might not even know they had! There are so many things to mention, but in overall... I am a very happy Presidio parent and proud to be part of the Presidio Family!
I couldn't wait to get my kids out of this school! I didn't want to pull them out during the school year so we were stuck there a whole year. It did them more harm than good! They are in public school now and are doing well - still trying to get caught up from the year at Presidio. The computerized reading program that they brag about did not help either of my kids with reading. You learn to read by actually READING! They need to focus more on the basics and less on the Spanish and Tae Kwon Do, etc. The administration is not very cooperative. I think the 'no homework' policy is a joke - kids need that extra practice at home. Also, the 'self paced' curriculum is really non existent. Everyone is expected to be at the same level.
Stay away from this place. We took our children away from this school because of the lousy administration, lousy teaching, lousy self-paced, and lousy overall quality of an education. Our children now attend a different charter school and I know their education level will be much better than at this place. By the way, it means nothing to be a blue ribbon school. This is not an award, but a bunch of forms filled out that exaggerates the school.
This is a horrible school. I don't know how one parent says their child is learning spanish in Kindergarden, because they don't offer it anymore. The teachers have no idea how to keep the childern focused. My child gets into trouble for finishing work early and then not sitting quitely until everyone else is done. I can't get the teacher to give them something else to do! There was a child that looked about 10 in the spelling bee this year and couldn't spell 'ill'. I'm suprprised parents are rating this school so high. Everyone I've sponken with is looking for new schools.
I am a parent of a Kindergarten student and am glad that I decided to enroll my son at this school. My son already knows all of his continents and is learning Spanish, sign language, and gets to do tae kwon do and dance. I like that they get to check out books from the library every Thursday. This is the closest thing to a private education in a public school. I would; however, like to see more opportunities for parents of Kindergarten students to network with one another.
We have been taking our children since they first started enrolling elementary school in 2004. Overall the education has been great. Much improvement has been made in how young students and their parents are treated, still some room to grow. Finally this year folders are sent home daily so we know what is going on!!(up to the third or fourth grade) Many policies for young grades represent a high school mentality in the administration. That is my biggest frustration. No school nurse or custodian is a drawback as well. No homework is fantastic!!
This school has received a US Department of Education Blue Ribbon Award of Excellence for their superior academic achievements. They deserve to receive an award for their wonderful, caring school. As a parent, I feel they go the one step further in educating my children!
We are parents of two children who attend Presidio Junior High School. They have developed into motivated students who have become complete learners with the CORE Knowledge curriculum. Our oldest will start the Presidio High School next year and his expectations are already to the point where the sky is the limit! Thank you teachers and staff of Presidio. We are very grateful parents.
Presidio School provides a quality education from Kindergarten through 12th grade in an atmosphere of safety highlighted by a quality academic curriculum at all levels. Based on CORE Knowledge, the self paced, rigorous academics allows each child to succeed at their own rate. This is a highly successful Charter School!
My child is enrolled into Presidio's new junior high school, and it has been a disappointment. My child is smart, and she is usually on the honor roll, but she needs lots of encouragement and structure in order to stay focused. Presidio might be a better school for students who are self-motivated.
Presidio is all about the respect both of teachers and other facility and the students..they talk to the kids. They teach the kids to be independent while giving them a good education. Presidio expects the students to work at their own pace to achieve their goals. I've also been impressed with how the staff have communicated my childs progress with me. I can't say enough good things about the staff and the school.
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