November 04, 2012
This is a fantastic school, that really educates your child to become an inquisitive, respectful and engaged citizen of the world. They are well prepared academically for middle school, without all the herding and bullying of public school. Many field trips to museums, musicals, charity work, farms and the local canyon. Zero projects of the mind-numbing, busy-work variety. It is truly child-centered, not in the "edu speak" way that is often used for marketing schools, but in the carefully balanced, intelligent way that leads to academic success. The materials and equipment are always of top quality, such as good paint, chemistry supplies, books, microscopes and so on. In such a small school, parent involvement in the classroom is unnecessary and potentially disruptive. Parent contributions include driving for field trips, attending the plays and several other open events, such as international day. Having a perceptive, intelligent, well informed, caring teacher makes for a good school experience under a variety of educational philosophies. However, my son will always be a Montessori person, through university and beyond.
- submitted by a parent