We've been at Willard for 4 years now, and our children have really thrived. We've had excellent teachers who are able to give our kids what they need. They've provided advanced reader circles for them and gone above and beyond the curriculum when necessary.
Willard has a caring and dedicated teaching staff and administration, a challenging IB curriculum, and many opportunities for parent involvement. Excellent elementary school with a global perspective.
Willard provides Elementary children with a challenging IB curriculm. The kids are learning about being a good citizen locally and globally.
We have been part of the Willard family for over 6 years now. Our family's experience with the school and staff has always been professional. The teachers have all been excellent, going above and beyond what is expected of them to optimize the students' learning and social/emotional experiences. The diversity of the student population as well as the inquiry based and global perspective of the IB curriculum have made this school a true gem within our community.
The International Baccalaureate program provides a great curriculum and philosophy of teaching and learning.
The Staff truly is commited to all of us. They have a very effecient Baccalaureate program for our children.
My grandson reads at a level far ahead of his grade. He excels in everything. His natural born intelligence has been enhanced since he began attending Willard elementary School. He thrives in the environmentb the school provides.
Willard is the BEST!!! Everyone there is really dedicated for the kids best interest.....Education!!! The school feels like a family even though you don't know half of the parents or staff.
The teachers are great, I noticed that my kids are learning more and advancing in every class.
The teacher are great! they have a great parent teacher understanding!
Every teacher and principal we have had at Willard is engaged, dedicated and always, always going above and beyond the call of duty to give the kids the best education possible.
My daughter is now in 3rd grade here, and we are thoroughly enjoying both her time and ours at this school. All the teachers & staff that I have gotten to know are stellar examples of their craft - they are incredibly imaginative, creative and have high expectations of their students. They mentor each child according to his/her strengths and struggles, and help provide an excellent social atmosphere that nurtures both the kids' brains and their sensibilities. The curricula are well-balanced for arts, math, science, social studies, languages (all kids are taught Spanish, and ESL kids are immersed in English) and technology, with elective classes mixed in (3rd-5th gr) where kids may follow their own favorite pursuits. All subgroups at this school are expected to excel, and they do. The IB program is integral to the school's approach to learning. Kids learn from the first that they are citizens of the world, and are encouraged to always consider how they can support each other, their school. their community, town, state, country and world, in all areas, including treading lightly on the planet's environment. There is a strong PTA, a parent-teacher Green Team (overseeing environmental, beautification & recycling concerns), Student Council, an ELAC group, School Site Council and an Annual Fund committee - all strong presences on campus. There are several good after-school programs that offer varying levels of homework help, playtime, and social & team activities (not to mention helping parents who need a safe place for their kids to stay until after work). There are lots of fun communal events that take place during the school year where everyone may mingle and learn about different subjects, buy books, take action, or just enjoy a hotdog and a movie! Our families and community partners support and interact with the school to enhance the daily programs. My overall impression is of a big diverse family of people coming together, where everyone gets to know everyone else, and each person involved with the school contributes what they can in the way of skills, materials, knowledge, and especially enthusiasm towards making it a great place to be.
We moved from New York and my son has thrived at Willard and the teachers, kids, and parents have embraced us!
My son just started kindergarten this year and is having a fantastic year. The I-B program really enhances the education. He has a super teacher that takes a very holistic approach to learning. We are extremely grateful to have such a strong public school.
My son has learnd a lot @ Willard E.S he loves going to school there ...
Willard School Is an IB school.It offers good programs for children who do not require much assistance after the second grade. The school does offer a program for the children who are strictly special education,and not mainstreamed.
I have been at Willard elemnentary absorving a 2nd grace class and I was amazed with the quality work of the teacher I observed. The students were engaged and the enviroment was 'truly' fostering learn.
I did very extensive research before signing up my kid at Willard Elementary school. I established my own statistical database to make a more realistic decision to signup my child at a public school or a private school. Willard Elementary school came out very good. In order to observe and experience all aspects in person, last year (FY 2005) I signedup/elected for the school board member. This provided me more info and met all wonderful/highly educated teachers. Within the last few years, this school's academic standing (state wide rating)has improved significantly and today is one of the best public elementary school within the vacinity. Higher GATE students, high quality classrooms, high educated teachers (BS, MA, DD, etc.) and very computer oriented classrooms. As a father and an aerospace scientist and a part time evening teacher at local universities, I grade them very high and admire them. Thanks, SAS
I have found that this school provides quality academic instruction as well as music and foreign language oppportunities to all students. My child has enjoyed the 'electives' portion of the curriculum--he's allowed to choose and pursue an interest (such as science).
Willard is becoming a model for the rest of the schools in PUSD. Outstanding teachers, friendly staff, involved parents, and the implementation of the International Baccalaureate program make Willard a wonderful learning environment.
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