November 04, 2011
As a therapist and educational researcher, I toured a broad range of top private school ranging from progressive such as Wildwood, Westland and UCLA lab school to more traditional such as JTD, Brentwood, and those in between (Center for Early Education, Oakwood, etc). Our daughter was offered admission to all of the schools to which we applied. We chose Curtis because it has by far the best resources from academic preparation, social development and support, athletics, arts, campus, student teacher ratio, and more. I now have 2 children at Curtis who love school and are thriving! There are amazing science, art, music, athletic, community service and multi-cultural activities which occur regularly. Technology is an important focus and the faculty are highly knowledgeable. It seems that Headmaster Peter Smailes has taken the school in a great direction. This is a school which encourages parent involvement in many ways, primarily with their children. When you come on campus during the day, you can see that the kids work hard and play hard. Middle school outplacement is excellent. Kids leave Curtis very smart, well rounded and confident for the next chapter.
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