We attended NP Heights for two short years and it was horrific. Teachers and principal asked for money and time from parents and gave little support. My child was required to pay to use the restroom in 1st grade, with money meant for learning. If they were out of money they were to hold it...if they went to the restroom anyways they had to sit out for a time at recess. When reported to the "famous" principal, he said he "supported his team (teachers)". I pulled my child immediately. Make sure you spend time in the classroom so you know what's going on there!! If you have a choice, go to Mariners. They got a perfect score here.
There are many good teachers at our school, however this years Science Fair was a great disappointment. I viewed several posters that did not look like students put any effort into what was required. It was poor planning to schedule a school Roller Skating night at the same time. What were they thinking? It is more important to support school projects and set priorities higher for the students who turned in below standard work. Disappointed Parents
It is a private school education wrapped in a public school. It has talented, committed, motivated leadership and teachers, the best technology for education, and a close community of involved parents. It is also known as "healthy heights" in regards to life style. I have had two high scoring children obtain their education at this school, and I could not be happier.
Dr. Suhr, the principal, is an excellent leader and guide for the faculty, which is top-notch. And parent involvement at our school is unmatched. Newport Heights Elementary is arguable THE best school in the country, private schools included.