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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly agree (8 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly agree (7 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly agree (6 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly agree (5 responses)
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Just right (7 responses)
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Very effective (8 responses)
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Is there someone at this school who you want to say "thanks" to?
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Currently, most people answered School leader (3 responses)
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Big Sur Charter School 5

Posted November 19, 2015
- a community member
Our family has a long history in Monterey Bay and our daughter is the sixth generation from our area. We are very grateful to BSCS and are thrilled with the Monterey campus. The school is well run, safe and balances a stellar academic curriculum with important programs such as art and music. We are very happy with the staff and teachers. From the school Director, to the teachers and secretary all are professional, kind and focused on children. Students are held accountable for leaning with monthly parent teacher conferences. The school has an AMAZING coastal stewardship program. So much to offer, including tennis lessons and music. I feel that the parents and staff are all focused on giving the best education possible to each and every child. Ms. Aimee the fourth/fifth grade teacher and school resource teacher is a gifted educator. As a public charter school it is tuition free and offers what only the very best private schools could only dream of offering. A true gem of a school on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula. Over time, I believe this school will have a very long waiting list as their philosophy and structure is based on the core principles that parents want for their child's education. Thank you BSCS for offering a strong and balanced program in such a safe and nurturing atmosphere.

Big Sur Charter School 5

Posted November 02, 2015
- a parent
I always liked the idea of homeschooling, but since my daughter is an ESL student, I thought it isn’t an option for us. When I heard about BSCS I decided to give it a try. So far I am happy with my decision. BSCS gives my daughter an opportunity to socialize and learn English in a very warm and supportive environment. We both enjoy weekly music lessons (parents and siblings are welcome to join in) and nature walks with Coastal Stewardship. BSCS provides curriculum and materials and are ready to answer any questions we might have. Some people complain about organization. Yes, there was a little chaos in the beginning of the academic year, but I think it was due to the fact that the school is small and has a small staff. But because of its small size, it also feels like home here. There are only 13 kids in my daughter's class (she is in Kindergarten). Another thing I like is that with BSCS i am able to easily combine common core curriculum with the curriculum used in my home country. My daughter gets to learn them both and we still have time left for fun and extracurriculars. I recommend BSCS to families looking for an alternative to full-time homeschooling.


Big Sur Charter School
Grateful to: School leader

Posted October 29, 2015
- a student
To all the school leaders and staff a huge thank you!!! We appreciate you. Thank you thank you thank you.

Big Sur Charter School
Develops honesty: Strongly agree

Posted October 29, 2015
- a student
Being fair doesn't mean everyone gets their own way. Being fair means just that being fair ! I believe this school to have integrity , honesty , and a good sense of what it means to raise a child it takes a community !

Big Sur Charter School 5

Posted October 29, 2015
- a student
We have been here for two years , it fits all of our needs. It feels like family and you really can't find this kind of parent teacher combination anywhere else. I was in the education field for over 20 years , so I hand picked it. It met our expectations and beyond. I couldn't imagine being anywhere else.


Big Sur Charter School
Grateful to: Teacher

Posted October 28, 2015
- a parent
Ms. Rosana is such a gem as an educator and a human. I feel that my child has a real advantage in life because they had Ms. Rosana's influence in these early, formative years.

Big Sur Charter School
Teacher effectiveness: Very effective

Posted October 28, 2015
- a parent
Wow! My child has learned so much from her classroom teacher, her ocean stewardship teacher and the enrichment educators. What a joy it has been to watch her knowledge grow!

Big Sur Charter School
Develops grit: Strongly agree

Posted October 28, 2015
- a parent
My child has learned that making mistakes is part of learning and to push on and keep trying.


Big Sur Charter School
Develops empathy: Strongly agree

Posted October 28, 2015
- a parent
Most certainly. My child is very empathetic and sensitive to how others are treated. Because of this she often shares with me how the day went with an emphasis on how her peers interacted and how her teacher leads them toward compassion and an understanding of one another's wants and needs.

Big Sur Charter School
Develops honesty: Strongly agree

Posted October 28, 2015
- a parent
In my experience the teachers endeavor to instill and model integrity and to cultivate honest interactions between students.

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Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 76 reviews. (831) 667-0203
Last modified Big Sur Charter School is a Charter school that serves grades K-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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