Satori school is a great school for parents who want teachers to understand the whole child. They work hard on social/emotional intelligence and community using language of responsibility so the child that moves on can function well and make good decisions in the future. The program is individualized . They cove r the common core standards and go beyond. There is higher order thinking and out of the box thinking encouraged. They try very hard to use the multiple intelligences. My children did very well. The school has prepared them for the future. One good thing is they work closely with parents and solve problems so the child can be successful. Their Preschool program is excellent, it includes academics as well as play based learning with the multiple intelligences.
My children have attended Satori for 5 years. They have prospered with the student focused curriculum. I like that they change classes each day for math so that the children are not held to grade level math butch can work at their ability instead. Coordination for 504 issues could be mproved but overall accommodations help the children succeed and play to their strengths. I give four stars because there is always room for improvement. my particular area of concern is parent communication. It is hit or miss at times, depending on the individual teacher.
The teaching staff at Satori is dedicated to children. They create intellectually challenging curriculum for gifted students. Both of my kids love it there.
I went here for elementary school and it was the best school I've ever been to! My only regret was that I was only able to attend 2 years. I'm glad to see they have expanded their grade school. They are very accommodating to children with learning disabilities. I have ADHD and I thrived there. I wish I could go back!
After spending two years int he public school system, we were thrilled to find Satori. The class sizes are small. Classroom time is customized for each child. Every child matters and their needs are met. Parents are an invaluable part of the learning experience. Now that we've found Satori, we'll be there for the long haul.
This school is wonderful, a great nurturing environment and a wonderful family feel about it. My children love Satori! After trying many dreadful schools in the area, we are so glad we found Satori. Great staff and environment and excellent education. We just wish it offered a high school education too!
Satori school embodies everything a school should in its approach to a child's learning experience. My child is currently in eighth grade.he has been at satori since he was three years old.he has gone from a child that could hardly sit still to an excellent student. He was recently informed that he passed the entrance exam for university high school.i believe this is a direct result of satori's nurturing and excellent educational program. I can't say enough in praise for this school!!!!!!!
I have one child at Satori now, and have had two others who went there. The academic standards are very high, with a focus on creativity and critical thinking. They include art and music into the curriculum and focus on building a community among students, teachers and parents. I love Satori. The middle school program is especially great.
Love the school, love the staff, love how happy my kids are to go here. Could not be happier than I am with this school, my kids are embraced for who they are and taught according to their learning styles. When I have concerns I feel they are addressed at once and resolved. The after school programs are varied and interesting, my kids BEG to go to after care and play more with their friends. The other parents are friendly and supportive. An awesome place to educate and enrich kids.
Transfering my daughter to Satori is the best choice I've ever made. She is excelling academically and socially!
How refreshing that the students at Satori get to write and produce their own plays. This is so much better than the "boxed" productions we have been forced to do elsewhere. I heard from my kids that the process of creating the plays was not always easy and sometimes there was pretty serious group discussion about which way the story should go. As far as I am concerned, working out problems and overcoming obstacles is part of the learning process. I am sure this is a lot riskier for the teaching staff, but I enjoyed knowing the scripts came from the students. Thanks Satori!
It has been so wonderful to see a school like Satori work through problems they have had in the past. There math program was not working so they spent the time and money to make sure the students were getting what they needed. My daughter now not only loves math but has improved in all areas.
Agreed with other postings. Satori is sub-standard in all areas. The focus on creative arts is just silly given the unimaginative and mediocre assignments, instruction and exposure to art forms. They do arts and crafts, have one broken down piano and stage "plays" that consist of the kids waiving their arms around and rolling on the floor. An arts based curriculm would be far better supported with infrastructure, real artists as instructors and truly creative assignments. The "gifted" notion is just a notion. The kids are no more gifted as a group then any other set of middle class kids. The general tolerance for spoiled unruly behavior, bullying and intolerance is shocking. I also find too many of the parents to be snobs, which is sort of odd given the demographics. We are leaving the school.
We have such positive experiences at Satori daily. We love going to school there. The people are friendly and the teachers and staff maintain excellent practices and work hard.
I agree with the 11.25.09 posting. Our child is now in Highschool and experiencing diffficulty in areas of math skills, homweork , testing and other expecataions. Looking back Satori reminds us of an ongoing lets's get it better charter school with our child paying the price of the talented and gifted education received.
Our children have been at Satori for years. The alternative approach to the whole chid and the commitment to preserving creative thought is why we have stayed. The student population has changed dramatically in the last few years, from a school with exceptional children to a run of the mill public school with children who don't seem to care about their education or their community. Our children used to feel like they were part of a family at school, and now they just feel like they have to survive with bullying and disrespect to the teachers. We were holding out for the middle school program because our friends' kids have graduated from Satori into honors programs in high school and attribute their success to Satori, but we don't think we can wade through with so much social problems. It's too bad that Satori has lost sight of its unique mission.
We have a child in 6th grade. We are completely unsatisfied with the education she is receiving there. Perhaps it was a good school for the early ages, but it is completely lacking at the middle school level. The kids are treated like babies. They claim that testing is a 'new' practice at the 6th grade level. They hardly test on anything. No vocabulary. No grammar. 'Reports' can be drawn instead of written. They are not expected to adhere to any due dates. They turn in 'late' work with no penalties. They are allowed re-dos on most everything because they don't want the kids to feel bad that they got a bad grade. They are allowed extensions for no reason. What this school teaches is that the kids should expect something for nothing and it sets them up to fail. Do not recommend.
Satori is a good school compared to the other schools that I have been to in the past. I would recommend it but it is a little disorganized
Maybe Satori was a gifted school once, but now they are a charter school they want all the students they can get and it is all about numbers and money. Your gifted child will not receive the attention they need at Satori.
Satori is a wonderful school for children and parents that are serious about learning and enjoy creative education. Class sizes are small, the sense of community is wonderful, and the teachers are all top notch. You have to be willing to endure a bit of disorganization, but it's worth it.
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