Turning Point has been wonderful for our family. Our oldest graduated from TP and was accepted to a top college prep school that was his first choice. In talking with admissions officers at private high schools, there was a common theme: TP graduates are prepared accademically and have a strong sense of community responsibility. Our youngest started at TP in Primary (preschool) and was able to read and write very early. The middle/upper grades have small classes and caring teachers. The program is somewhat traditional with plenty of homework but not overly competetive. There is some turnover among assistant teachers, who often leave to take head teacher positions at other private schools. The school has two fundraisers a year (Hoop-A-Thon and Silent Auction), plus a giving campaign. We have never been pressured to give. Best of all, there is very little of the arrogance that you see at many private schools.
Turning Point is an extraordinary school. It provides a nurturing, challenging environment without undue stress or pressure. Each child receives individual attention and has the opportunity to excel. Our daughter loves going to school and has made tremendous progress. We would highly recommend this school.
This is an amazing school. My son moved from public school to Turning Point and the change in our whole family is remarkable. This school addresses the 'whole child' so my son is getting a sound foundation both socially and academically. We are not an especially wealthy family, but the school does such a great job in creating a diverse and welcoming set of students that we never feel out of place. As far as the academics, I feel that my child is getting a customized education, where the teachers tease out his actual needs and not just enforce one curriculum regardless of his strengths or weaknesses. And more importantly - my son loves this school so much he askes if he can go in on weekends! What more could you ask for.
The school is all 5 stars on all levels: academics, teacher/parent involvement, administration, sports and extracuricular activities...whatever else-- you name it--an excellent choice. All schools fundraise however this one actually hasn't broken my bank account or pressured me into giving. It's a choice. It would be difficult to find a school this well rounded and like the motto 'well prepared'. Students emerge from this institution going into all the top rated high schools and above all knowing how to think and act responsibly and kindly.
This is an incredible school. I wasn't sure about sending my daughter to private school but within one month, I knew it was the right decision. I noticed a remarkable change in her social and language skills within a month. The faculty is wonderful. They care about the children and go above and beyond to make the school experience great for both the children and parents. My daughter is at the primary level. In addition to the core education, she has physical education twice a week in a beautiful gymnasium with specialists, music class twice a week with a specialist, Spanish class twice a week with a specialist, and library once a week with the librarian. My experience with the parents has been great. They care about their children's education and are remarkably grounded and diverse, regardless of wealth.
This is a great school that cares about its students, offers them a first rate education and learning environment, has high quality teaching and administrative staff and is just generally wonderful. The parents, while mostly well off, are friendly and involved without being snobby. The children are respected and encouraged to respect others as well which has created a confident, considerate, lovely group of kids. The facilities are excellent and state of the art with large, bright classrooms and a full sized gymnasium. The school recently acquired a large adjacent property and plans for expansion are underway. This is a fantastic school.
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