Egremont is a fantastic school! Each day, my child is challenged to go beyond grade level and the teachers do an amazing job to encourage him to do his very best. We love that they offer classes in technology, P.E., foreign language, and the arts. When I read the negative reviews, I see that they come from a place of wanting to hurt this school, probably because those writing the negative reviews didn't get their way. Beware of those who write such nasty things. I know who some of these people are and trust me when I say I am glad I am not friends with them. Egremont is much stronger without these negative parents. Tour the school, ask whatever questions you have... and you will see that Egremont is a WONDERFUL school!
Terrible school! Bad experience.... Beware of what seems amazing on the surface. My child was treated terribly and then we were after I felt the need to remove my child. Your child's social and educational needs will be better served somewhere else!
This school has been incredible to our family. My kids are excited to get up every morning to go and see what fun things they get to learn for the day. As a parent, I have always been welcomed and feel I can approach anyone on the campus if I have questions. The school challenges my kids in their academics, and in comparison to LAUSD, lets just say there is NO comparison. Ask LAUSD teachers how much time they get to spend being creative as apposed to teaching to the tests to get funding. We love the circle of friends our kids have and how kind the families are. The school welcomes us to participate in events which helps families to get to know one another. Those parents who speak negatively about the school have their own agenda, and I know this because I know one of the parents. My only agenda is to show my appreciation for this outstanding school. Just visit the school and judge for yourself! Don't let bitter people who didn't get their way mislead you.
ALL the kids who had left Egremont and enrolled in LAUSD schools have struggled to adjust due to Egremont's outdated and non-challenging curriculum. I'm talking about kids who had scored in the 90s in Sanford tests, not the average student. Assessment tests given in LAUSD are far more challenging! Egremont quality of education: Writing skills-zero, critical thinking in math and problem solving-zero, science-double zeros, social studies-sub zero. I'm not going to discuss all the social issues because Egremont's reputation in this aspect is beyond awful. Don't make the mistake we made with our child. Enroll your kids in LAUSD and you will immediately find out you have made a good decision. Education is the most important gift you can give your child, and a solid elementary foundation is essential for success in middle and high school. Egremont will not give your child this solid foundation, I promise you. Check out LAUSD's curriculum and you'll know what I'm talking about. otherwise, look into other private schools. Brand name doesn't always mean good quality! Good luck to you and to your children!
My family and I absolutely LOVE this school! We know our child is getting the best possible education. Egremont offers more than any other school around. It has great academics and includes music, art, drama, computers, Spanish, and P.E. The school invites parents to participate in many fantastic events on the campus. I have met wonderful families at this school. The teachers are very nice and are teaching the students advanced work. The administration is amazing. They work hard to bring the best to the kids at this school and they are always welcoming. They truly care about all of the students and do not allow bullying to take place. The campus is gorgeous and well maintained. I think it is sad that certain parents chose to voice their negative opinions to try to hurt the school. They probably didn't get their way so they are mad. This school will be around for a long time. It is truly a great place for my child to experience the joys of an elementary school experience. There is no "perfect" school. There is always room for improvement anywhere you go. But Egremont is a great place to be and we are proud to be a part of this school!
I am surprised this school is still around !! The school education has gone down drastically below standard as compared to other local schools. Teacher quality is just ok and grades are based on favoritism for sure and does not reflect the child's real potential. The 5th grade have only 6 students since everyone else has left. Sadly, bullying goes around without a solution and the principal can not do (or won't) anything about it. Very sad ending for a school that was great till 2010. On other note it remains number 1 for parents social club activities. I advise parents to go elsewhere for the sake of their beloved ones education.
My wife and I were lucky to discover this school. Our children were in the "new" LAUSD school. Both classes had approximately 30 children. The LAUSD teacher's primary job was discipline and not teaching or helping good kids thrive. Egremont not only has a solid curriculum, emphasizing reading, writing and math, but also has music, science, art and computers. The teachers work with the kids and the parents to get each child to a high level of learning. If your child falls behind, the Egremont teachers provide after school tutoring at no additional charge! We have been at other private schools, and never have encountered such dedication to students. As to the complaints, any parent that wishes to help and/or participate in the school is not only invited but actually asked to do so. The complaining parents are the ones that put no time into their children's education and expect the other parents to take care of everything. Like anything else in life, you get out of something that which you put in. The school is small, but for elementary age children, that is a huge plus.
When we interviewed the school years ago, we were told many lies, one of them being that they were in the process of building a middle school. Jump ahead a few years...no middle school and no plans for one. We were also told they had specialty classes. When our child first started, the only specialty class was Spanish. Tuition increases every year, yet the number of students diminishes. There are *maybe* 100 kids in the entire school. 6 in the 5th grade. How does this prepare the kids for the real world and how does this allow them to have diversity in their friendships? The school is run by a few people, one being the Principal. Parents have no say in anything. If your child is bullied, they shrug it off. One teacher even falsely accuses kids of acting out when that's really not what happened. We took our child out of this "school" and found that LAUSD schools are more advanced academically. So we basically have been paying $15,000 a year for what? Plus, the administration flat out lies. They charge you for everything, even make you buy your own school supplies. LAUSD provides supplies. For $15,000 they can give my kid a notebook and some pencils. Avoid Egremont at all costs.
Egrmeont is the best school ever!! You won't find a better elementary school for miles and miles and miles away. The staff/teachers at Egremont are so dedicated to help everybody out. The principles do so much for the school and to the community. The specialty teachers do so much to help the students by teaching them how to draw in art class, learn music, type in computer class, speak spanish in spanish class, and to learn how to do fun yet challenging activities in Physical Education. All the parents are so caring and helpful to the school. This school is absoluetly terrific!! The prinicples at Egremont are so dedicated that they help out at school, but they also help out in the community. I LOVE EGREMONT!!!!!!!!!!!!
Egremont is a superb school. I read some of the negative reviews, & I have to say, "Consider the source." When parents say that they had to pull their child out mid year, just remember, there are 2 sides to every story. Egremont works hard to allay any concerns a family may have.Egremont is a safe & caring place with a terrific nurse. Everyone's treated like family. All work together to benefit the child. Dissolving the PTA was a good decision. Many parents were "left out" in wanting to help plan events.That's why committees evolved so all could participate. When it was run by the PTA, many parents who wanted to participate were not allowed in, like it was some special social club. Now everyone has an equal chance to really enhance and create wonderful events at Egremont. You couldn't ask for better teachers, staff, and administrators. You can see there is mutual respect and all get along very well. When you have happy people working at a school, it carries over to the classroom.
I'm surprised to see a negative review. My daughter is in preschool and I love this school. I had my daughter at Rocky Peak before and pulled her out after 4 weeks, they were amazingly cold. Egremont is warm and loving. It's not easy to just drop your child off in someone else's hands and I feel complete peace with her at Egremont all day long. My daughter especially loves coach Brenda and her art teacher Mrs. Kahn. My husband and I did not intend for our daughter to go to private school, we can't really afford it, we enrolled her just for preschool so we could work but after our experience just this first year she's going to be an Egremont kid for life. She loves her friends, teachers and environment at Egremont - that is priceless to me. I also want to comment on the difference in parents, I hesitated with private school because of the type of privileged kids I pictured my daughter possibly feeling inferior to later on because mom and dad don't drive a range rover. That's not the case. This school is as diverse as it can be and very down to earth. We are sincerely happy here.
This school is not worth the cost! Beware, ask a lot of questions! There maybe specialty classes but because they are not properly staffed your spanish teacher is usually a sub, your science teacher also teaches 5th grade. The principle/Director/part- 5th grade teacher/board of director member, is wearing too many hats. Our family could no longer continue to give our money away to this school to participate in this experimental period. This may have been a great school at one time and may be an adequate school in the next 5 years BUT that is of no benefit to our children. My advice, there are many different choices for schools in the valley, take the time to tour THEM ALL, ask about everything from the teacher turn over to the length of time the custodial crew has been employed at the school. Leave no stone unturned. These are our children and if you are going to spend this kind of money on their education you should be getting piece of mind and your money's worth. They pride themselves on the 76years of the school but its really more like 2-3 years of experience of being in charge. Change is good, if you are in pre-school & have the time to ride it out, you MIGHT be happy.
My husband and I absolutely LOVE this school. It provides the academic challenge that we were looking for. It exposes the students to specialty classes such as Spanish, science, art and music, yet provides the individual attention that is only possible in a small class room setting. The administration and the teachers focus on the child as a whole and quickly address any concerns that you may have. Our child is excited about school and is thriving. We couldn t be happier!
This school is a great place to be! It continues to improve in every aspect. The leadership only wants the best for all students. We can not wait to continue our journey at Egremont!
NOT A GREAT PLACE ANYMORE !!!. Every day this school falls back and fails to meet the expectations of many of us. Our last Christmas party few weeks ago showed how bad the social problems at the school is. The principal try to keep order but still the school is controlled by few parents without letting other kids get a chance of fair participation. Favoritism continues to be obvious and remains a big problem. We are taking our boy out of this school the minute we get a chance. My advise for prospective parents is to stay away and find a better environment for your children. Thank you.
Egremont is an excellent school on many levels. It is a safe environment, the teachers are very caring, nuturing, but also provide a challenging education with state of the art technology. There are speciality teachers in additon to the classroom teachers. I like the fact that the administration has a strong background in education as well as business. Most private schools administrators know nothing about teaching, just the business part. At Egremont, the administrators really know how to run a school properly and know what the children need to receive a "whole" education." I also like the fact that the classroom sizes are small so the teachers really get to know their students' needs. I also think Egremont is competitively priced as far as their tuition.
Needs improvement, school is trying hard to survive. Ask around and you decide if this place is for your child. Read the reviews .
The faculty & staff work hard in providing for the children. It's a safe environment for ur child, one that nurtures the mind & being. Some teachers have been teaching in the school for more than 15-20 years. Some teachers were students who went to Egremont growing up. Some parents who went to Egremont are bringing back their own children. This school has history, depth & a quality you cannot compare w/ other schools. Small classroom sizes actually enhance the classroom experience, you should be happy ur child is getting so much one on one attention. Kids become confident here in this environment. From higher standard math, science with complete lab work for all ages, english literature and language, writer's fair, social studies related field trips, student council, giving back programs to instill values, anti bullying programs & presentations, musicals and instrument playing, art classes and learning about art history right from preschool, PE, pool time/swimming for the kids in the warm months, theatrical dance, hot meals in the cafeteria, amazing events. We are extremely happy in this school, Egremont has been the most positive experience for all of us!
This is our 5th year as an Egremont family. We have boys in the first and third grades. We've been fortunate to encounter some truly special teachers at Egremont. With small classes, our children have been seen and treated as individuals. Each has been provided with challenges appropriate specifically to him, because the teachers can do so much more for each student when the classes are small. We have always felt that they were safe and well cared for there, and we are very thankful that our children have such a positive school experience.
Egremont is an excellent school! This is our second year sending our two children there and we are extremely happy at Egremont. The entire staff is very warm as well as the parents. I am pleased with how secure the campus is. We love that there are numerous specialty classes. I see the academic growth in my children daily. The after school classes and program are excellent. The teachers and principals are excellent at communication and truly go above and beyond. This is not just a job for them, they truly care about all of the children and it shows. There are also some of the most wonderfully put on school events (Halloween at Egremont is amazing, Grandparents day, carnivals, and many many more). Every detail is thought of. My kids are excited to go to school every day. We are very happy there! We toured all the private schools in the area before choosing Egremont and we made the right decision.
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