The students and their families are nice and welcoming and the facility is beautiful and clean. I feel the school isn't about good education for the students but a good place for the teachers and principle to work at. I am very disappointed in the quality of the main teacher in my son's class (many parents feel this way). The principle and assistant principle aren't caring or even interested to make a difference. Their beauty and quality of education is only skin deep...we are leaving the school.
No. When they heard my son had a private aide, they determined he was unfit for their school and would not be able to succeed there. They determined he was already "broken" before even giving him a chance. I doubt this kind of attitude fosters persistence, grit and determination among its own students.
Honesty: Nope. The school chastised one of its own for speaking up about a situation.
Integrity: Nope. The school wanted nothing to do with me or my son for being "different." They tried to speak very carefully to me so they didn't appear discriminatory, but it was very blatant that that is what they were.
Fairness: Nope. How can they teach fairness to their own students when they themselves don't even set a good example? The school didn't even bother to find out details of my son's situation.
The staff at this school should be embarrassed to call themselves child educators. I attended an open house last year for my son entering Kindergarten. There was a Q&A portion at the end where the Head of School, Principal and Admissions Director encouraged the parents to “ask them anything.” I volunteered that my son attended preschool with a private aide to help him in some areas, and asked if the school was ok with having an aide (that I paid for) if my son needed it. If looks could kill, I would have been dead at that moment. One of the staff said immediately, “That’s a private question.” At that moment, one of the parent docents who was leading the tour revealed that there were indeed private aides who were helping kids with learning differences. The staff nearly fell off their chairs. At the end of the open house, I saw the Head of School chastising the parent who had spoken up. The Admissions Director came over to me to discuss our situation, and strongly discouraged me from even applying. This school should be ashamed to claim that they teach any sort of human values, lessons on diversity, or differentiated or individualized learning when they don’t even come close to walking the walk.
I find them very lazy, they want to do the minimum work and no teaching. The students need to come with no question and already knowing the lesson. The school imposes u on top of the tuition, education therapy (tutor who cost $150/hour) several time a week to minimize their teacher's work.
The homework was a normal amount, but repetitive. It was done in less than 45 minutes. The only problem it is not correct it. So Students practice for their exams at home on theit homework that will never be correct it.