Mandarin Chinese Program in this school is the best choice for gifted children. They do not spend their "6 hours per day" in school "learning" something that they have learned long time ago.. By the end of Kindergarten-year, children speak fluently their new language, and by the end of the 1st grade, they can write paragraphs in Chinese. It is amazing!! I believe, it is very beneficial for their future. Teachers in this school are amazing. They are very creative, very kind, and really care about their students. I would recommend this school for children who like to learn, and for parents who would like to give more opportunities to their children..
There is great leadership at Field! The PTA is strong. The parents are involved and caring. The teachers are engaged and helpful! There is a lot of homework, which is helpful in reinforcing what the kids are learning in the classroom and it also does take a lot of time for a young child who has already been in school for 6-7 hours. The arts could be developed more, but this school is really thriving. I feel like my son is learning so much in both English and mandarin. I feel supported as English only speaker with no background in mandarin. There are many resources for parents that have no background in the language.
The parent involvement at this school has been amazing. The parents on PTA leadership have really put a lot of time, effort and thought into the school! Thank you to all the time parents put in as volunteers!
The teachers we have had have been great. They have been effective in teaching our child mandarin as well as English. The time I have spent in the classroom have been great. Teacher manage the classrooms well.