October 24, 2011
Our kids have absolutely loved RHCDS for multiple years. . .they say they want to stay until 8th grade, which itself is a tribute to this school. It's hard to get them to leave at the end of the day! There is no perfect school, private or public. But, in my opinion. RHCDS offers SO much in a very safe, very nurturing, accomodating, yet challenging environment. It's not just about academics, but about being an upstanding "citizen". Yoga, public speaking, swimming, incredible field trips and outdoor education, a new science lab, and fantastic facilities complement a great education. There are incredible parent opportunities without obligation. We could definitely attend a top-notch public school (and save lots of money!), but it's hard to justify it when my kids love RHCDS and thrive there. RHCDS is not a fit for everyone (as seen by some disparaging comments elsewhere), but for every family that chooses to leave there are others choosing to come. The school stays current and hasn't cut back, . in the last 3 years alone we have seen SMART boards in every classroom, a new PE field/turf, mobile laptops, iPads in kindergarten, and a brand new lower school science lab.
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