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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 (4 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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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 (4 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 (4 responses)
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Beacon Day School 5

Posted July 30, 2016
- a parent
Our child has finished the first year at Beacon. It is a fantastic school with highly skilled, caring teachers. Since it's a small school, teachers can individualize the approach they take for each student. Students are very bright. At the same time, if your child has a learning disability (for example ADHD), the school can accommodate that and come up with a specific learning plan. There are students who are gifted academically, and they are able to take some classes with higher grade students. Most schools teach to the middle and cannot individualize. Beacon is small enough to teach according to each child's unique needs and talents.

Beacon Day School
Teacher effectiveness: Very effective

Posted July 30, 2016
- a parent
Due to small class size, the teachers are able to spend a lot of time and attention on each student. Teachers know what make the students succeed, and how to get them there.


Beacon Day School
Amount of homework: Just right

Posted July 30, 2016
- a parent
Beacon is year-round, which means the students receive extra 1 1/2 to 2 months of classroom instructions. There is no homework for K-5. Instead, they spend a lot more time learning in class.

Beacon Day School
Develops grit: Strongly agree

Posted July 30, 2016
- a parent
Teachers are especially encouraging. They don't use negative punishments. Instead, they help the students persevere through the work using positive rewards and feedback.

Beacon Day School
Develops respect: Strongly agree

Posted July 30, 2016
- a parent
Yes, teachers help students work on problem solving and life/social skills, which in turn create an atmosphere of respect and kindness.


Beacon Day School
Develops empathy: Strongly agree

Posted July 30, 2016
- a parent
Beacon is by far the warmest and most nurturing of the schools I have toured in the area.

Beacon Day School
Develops honesty: Strongly agree

Posted July 30, 2016
- a parent
Yes, Beacon develops honesty, integrity and fairness because of the importance the teachers place on emotional intelligence, sharing and openness.

Beacon Day School
Amount of homework: Just right

Posted December 09, 2015
- a community member
Research shows that homework in elementary school (other than reading) does not improve learning outcomes and too much homework is detrimental. I am so grateful Beacon does not do homework below 5th grade.


Beacon Day School 5

Posted December 09, 2015
- a community member
Beacon staff are experienced, caring, adaptable and attuned to the individuality of every student. They support kids in loving learning

Beacon Day School
Grateful to: Staff member

Posted December 09, 2015
- a community member
Thank you Beacon staff for teaching, loving, and caring for my child every day and creating an environment where he loves to go to school! Thank you for knowing that teaching is more than making kids learn information but that it includes building positive relationships with them so they know they are cared for at school.

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