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.
Children are learning Mandarin, English and math in Mandarin - That is a lot of work! Also, they have homework that takes determination and self-discipline to finish, YES! That develops persistence, grit and determination in students!
My children enjoy going to school, they like their friends, and love their teachers! They are learning and having fun while doing so. To me, that is Great!
In addition, while the children in the Mandarin program do have to change classes, twice or three times per day, the transition is smooth. The children know what to do and where to go. The teachers work together to make the experience a positive one. We also have outstanding parents who make the school function even better.