Amazing school, teachers love teaching and our new principal, Andrew Withers, is on the ball - super available and involved every day and in every activity, even after hours. This is our 3rd year at the school and my kids are thriving and love going to school... I love the great community we have with all the parents - lots of involvement to make it a great atmosphere for families too.
I have kids going into 2nd and 4th grade. What a fabulous start to school this has been for my kids. Everyone, parents, teachers, support staff and the principal, Peg, are engaged, aware and open. Could not disagree more with the disgruntled post re our principal. She has been totally 'necessary' to my kids development. She is knowledgable and involved at every level..how many principals do you see interacting with the kids at lunchtime?...she is a rarity.
My experience with the Principal at Park School is very different than the previous poster's. I find her to be very open to parent feedback and very willing to find solutions to any school related issues. She knows a lot about curriculum and instruction and it seems like the teachers are all on the same page even though there are some differences in style. I have noticed this consistency in the 4 years my kids have attended Park. This has helped them understand what is expected from year to year and has built on what theylearned. As a former teacher myself, I know it is difficult to create a shared philosophy among staff. When that happens, it is typically in large part because of the school leader. This is a fantastic place to be. The whole community, parents and staff are definitely all about what helps children learn best!
I have 3 kids going to Park. Most of the teachers are good and dedicated. The principal is lousy and unnecessary. She has done nothing to improve the quality of education and life of kids. Among 5 MV schools they can share good 2 principals. It would save a lot of $$$. Education is OK. These kids are capable of learning more. The life is not going o spare them.
Park School is a great elementary school--there is a sense of community here, where children's minds are nurtured and cultured, and opportunities for learning are supported by involved parents.
I myself went to Park School in the early 70's and now my son attends. Today there is still great school spirit and tremendous pride. Our school is in need of upgrades due to it's age, we just had our 100 year anniversary. I volunteer in our school garden where we are teaching the importance of growing your own food, healthy nutrition, composting, life cycles of insects, to name a few. The garden needs a irrigation system to help cut down on water usage. This money could help our amazing school in many ways.
A fine, well-balanced program that encourages both learning, creativity and fitness. Excellent faculty and parent participation. The kids obviously love it, and they thrive academically and socially.
I've had four children go through this incredible school. The teachers are exemplary and students love going to school. This is in large part due to the extraordinary leadership of the Principal, Peg Katz. She is a true instructional leader who keeps the focus on teachers and children. Parents can be very demanding and she's able to navigate this quite well.
Every teacher my children have had at Park has been extraordinary. My children are excelling academically and socially and love going to school each day.
The teachers, parents and kids all work together and make this an incredible place to learn!
The teachers and staff at Park School are fully invested in their students. It is an exemplary learning community.
This school contains a dedicated team of teachers. There is some turnover, but some turnover is healthy, especially when it is replaced by new blood and new energy. It's a terrific mix with the veteran teachers there and they keep each other on their toes. A challenge for the teachers and Park's able principal, Peg Minicozzi is this: Difficult Parents.
Fantastic School. Very suportative staff, great kids and wonderful parents!
WE have had three children at Park school from 1991-2004. The teachers are incredible and now with Peg Minacozzi, a phenomenal principal, Park may be the best elementary school, in Mill Valley. Rating AAA+. J. Sweet
outstanding school, faculty and involved parents; with class size reduction in place in grades 1-3 why anyone would send their kids to private school let alone pay all that money for an inferior environment is beyond me
This is a good school. The teachers are good and caring people.If your child has no learning problem and fall within the box this is a great school.
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