My son has thrived since starting at Tularcitos. Every adult he has come in contact with has been positive and encouraging. He came home from the first week of kindergarten excited about science class and the open garden, physical education and music. I also love the importance placed on being kind, and a good citizen. Children are encouraged to "fill each others buckets" by doing nice things and finding positive ways to encourage one another. The principal is wonderful and addresses the school as a whole, sometimes even reading a short story over the intercom to highlight a theme or lesson. Such a wonderful environment and they still fit in all the important academics! The enrichment programs offered after school are also wonderful and offer lots of opportunities to explore other activities. Fantastic school!
Music, PE, Science, Library, and Computers are taught every week. These 'extras,' combined with very involved parents and excellent teachers, make this an amazing school. Tularcitos truly is a gem of a school and has not only lived up to its great reputation, it has surpassed it.
We just moved here over the summer and my kids were in a private school. This school is so much better and we were paying a lot of money.I recommend this school than any other private schools. My kids are having the best time.
I couldn't feel more positive about this school. My daughter came from a private school and I was worried about how it would compare. Her teacher at Tularcitos is exceptional! The atmosphere is kind and gentle yet she is learning more. The parents are involved. It really has exceeded my expectations.
Tularcitos has: good teacher quality, nice enrichment programs after school, an active parent organization, and a strong science program. Feel like they are teaching for the test results, thus losing a certain amount of teacher creativity. Wish it was K-8 vs. K-5. Not immune from public school politics and self interests. Overall - good school.
This school compares favorably with top private elementary schools. Teachers are tops. Only the best can get a job here. Over 140 teachers applied for my daughter's teacher's job. The principal provides great leadership in academics, ethics and social skills. The community of parents is very involved and supportive. There are many excellent extracurricular activities to choose from -- languages, arts, chess, martial arts, sports. (Many of these are not free.) The campus is exquisitely beautiful, and is next to a large park and community center which are used as though they were part of the campus. I feel blessed every time I take my daughter to school. I teach in a private school, and have mostly attended private schools. I hold several graduate degrees, as does my husband. We have high standards for our daughter's education, and we prefer Tularcitos over any of the local private schools.
Tular has been an excellent school in all aspects, I have 4 children ranging between 5th to 1st grades and each grade has consistently had at least one excellent teacher and the others are very good. The school is well rounded, including a great music program and lots of parent support. I would definately recommend this school to those considering schools on the Monterey Peninsula!
Tularcitos is a fantastic school. The curriculum is far more advanced than a lot of other schools. The teachers are exciting and seem to love teaching here. The setting is beautiful, and the school itself is clean and very well maintained.
Academic programs are great but the teachers are consistently bitchy. Atleast that is what my son tells me. Great extra curricular activities.Parent involvment is high. I hope this helps you not choose this school in a million years. You might look at the test scores and say wow. That's because they consistently give them no recess.
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