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The Beginning School

Private | K

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $342,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $900.

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Posted Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Beginning School could be a great school but sadly it is lacking in leadership. The facilty is charming but rundown. The classrooms are dated and dirty. The teachers are fine but lack any curriculum or guidelines.
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Posted August 16, 2014

For many years, this school has been run by a very poor/nonavailable/noninvolved owner/administrator. But the teachers were so absolutely fantastic, across the board, that parents have happily put up with the "director" for the best Preschool and Kinder classroom experiences in the city. But the last few years the issues due to poor management have gotten notably worse (ratio of staff to kids before and after school, availability of supplies, safety issues with access to the school, and complete lack of response to parents, who have to write LETTERS and send them to the director via an unempowered office staff) that the very best teachers are leaving. It's a travesty, as our experience, due to teachers, was magical. Ask who is in charge. If it's Betsy, find another school.
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Posted May 7, 2007

My child attends this school and loves it. It is a great learning environment with good staff. I highly recommend Mrs. Mercedes as a teacher!
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Posted May 6, 2007

Great school. Clean, secure, high quality teachers.
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Posted February 18, 2005

The playground should be larger and have more shade. I liked the cribs and highchairs in the 1-year-old room. I didn't receive much information about the facility on my tour.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 42%
Hispanic 8% 43%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4440 North Campbell Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85718
Phone: (520) 299-6066

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