I love the fact that the teachers teach in an open environment, not dictated by LAUSD and this school offers the extras (such as sports, art, computers, gardening, music, performing arts) that has been cut from the budget long ago. The way this school can offer these wonderful programs is because our parents are so commited to their children's education that they fundraise and volunteer wherever they can. We are so lucky to be part of a great community.
It's an amazing community and the kids get a wonderful, participatory education.
It's diverse and the principal/staff is great. The kids and grounds are great also, great parent involvement.
We really did win the lottery when we got into Open. It's an amazing school with an outstanding staff, a diverse student body and wonderful parents who put so much time and energy into making our kid's elementary school experience the best it can be.
I love what they teach kids and how they allow them to be themselves!
I have been the Environmental Education Specialist at Open Charter Magnet School for almost 15 yrs. I love being apart of this school community because our school feels like a family. The teachers, staff and parents are all supportive of each other in order to give our kids the best education and experiences possible. Our school is culturally, economically and educationally diverse. Our curriculum is open to everyone sharing their gifts and experience. The children learn to appreciate differences, treat each other and their environment with kindness and respect, and retain their own unique individuality while learning academic and life skills.
Open Charter not only has an incredible curriculum that is child, not test based, but its warm supportive environment has helped make my kids' school experience on they look forward to instead of dread. They come home excited about what they're learning and about their teachers. They're not only growing intellectually at Open Charter, they're growing as people. An excellent, excellent school.
Great principal; very dedicated and committed staff, teachers and parents; most of all the children are taught to develop to their full potential and are excited about learning!
This is an amazing school with spectacular teachers and so much parent involvement. The kids are really kind to each other and they learn as much as if they were in a private school. Getting your child in is like winning the lottery.
I love the way they teach. Their philosophy is based on Constructivism. My daughter got the best education here! I wish the school went all the way to twelth grade!!! Thank you Open School!
The mood is orderly but relaxed. Children seem committed to their tasks. Teachers are, too. Interesting variety of activities.
Unique approaches to learning, smart and funny teachers, specialists and support staff = happy challenged students with great test scores!
The teachers really care for the kids and the parents are really involved in the school.
I LOVE the committed, passionate and expert teachers and the principal. Our son has grown by leaps and bounds and literally exploded academically. The teachers are at Open Charter because they believe in the school's philosophy and their commitment is palpable.
Wonderful teachers, staff, families, kids and campus. We've had two kids go thru the school over the past 10 years, it's perfection....couldn't ask for a better school!
I love the fact that my child is being educated as a whole person. Her social/emotional growth is just as important as her academic abilities.
Great teachers! Rigorous instruction! Involved parents! Respectful, progressive community!
The principal in addition to the school staff really care about what they are doing. The curriculum stays interesting through a thematic teaching philosophy throughout the year. The kids love to learn there while they learn to have respect for others, our planet and themselves. We are lucky to have gotten in when we did...
The teachers are very friendly. When I visit the school I get this warm friendly atmosphere and I love to be with the children all day.
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