December 01, 2014
2nd yr & increasingly pleased. Academics a priority for us so cautiously optimistic trying for a yr. Small classes, wonderful, (not just mediocre) learning environment that nurtured character [i.e. respect, manners, dependability, hard work, honesty, kindness,etc], encouraged creativity, love for learning & FUN were priorities! Art, diversity, exp to languages, community that could grow up together & face ups/downs of life together, were hopefuls. Academics are there opps to 'take on more'. VanderBaan is accessible & proven integrity as we continue to see fruition of areas recognized as development & "in the works". Teachers have been fantastic! Felberg is fabulous. Creates fun learning environment, responsibility, dependability, expectations very clear(strict), her consistency admired. Great prep for life. Art teacher, Evans wonderfully creative. Tech teacher Brown makes learning fun! Pimentel, music, is so gifted, an amazing benefit. Beautiful campus, warm, friendly staff creates positive learning environment. Happy our child has already had incredible teachers that impact outlook on learning. We feel privileged to attend, great foundation happy childhood memories are being made.
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