My daughter has been at SCDS since kindergarten and loves it, she is in high school now. Amazing teachers, staff and parental involvement. A+
Although our children only attended the middle school, we found that we were not getting our money's worth. The children are out of control, and the school does nothing about it because then they would lose their tutition. The 7th Grade went through 3 English teachers, because the students were so out of control. The academic program was nothing specia,, the administration was on a power trip. My child was totally left out, bullied by the other children, and the admistration did absolutely nothing! Taking them out of Sacramento Country Day was the best thing that we could have done for our children's personal development and academic success.
Outstanding program, worth every penny. We've looked at many schools in the Sacramento area, and Country Day offers the most in-depth, well-rounded program. My child is consistently engaged and has developed a true love of learning. Outstanding teachers!
We've been at this school for three years and love it. My kids are not being taught to memorize worksheets, but to think and analyze. Not only are my kids performing above grade-level by any measure, they love going to school. The community of parents is tight-knit and the variety of experiences for my kids is wonderful. If you want a school to foster a true love of learning, this is the place.
As a parent of an 8th grader, I can tell you this school has been wonderful for the 4 years my child has attended. The staff is attentive, respectful, and responsive. The teachers are devoted and work together as a cohesive unit. I disagree with a previous writer... the Middle School is exactly what I had hoped for my child with challenging academics and personal accountability of small classes. A high achiever will succeed anywhere, but this school wants everyone to succeed and approaches teaching with the attititude, motivation and perseverance to acvhieve that goal. The only negative at this school is the price!
After two years of what we feel is unsatisfactory education, we are leaving. We have found the specialty teachers to be very caring, committed and interested in knowing each individual child. However, the academics are not up to par for a college prep school. Our child has not been academically challenged for an entire year, despite several meetings with staff. The curriculum doesn't seem to meet state standards. This is a great school for a perfectly average child but they have been unable to address the needs of our child.
Sacramento Country Day School is a great independent college-preparatory school. The teaching prepares students to do well at the highest caliber colleges and universities nationally and internationally. Because the student-to-teacher ratio (7-to-1)is the lowest in town, the teachers and college counselors know their students better than at other schools in Sacramento. Thus classroom instruction is very personal and focused. Students spend more time talking directly to their teachers, and this leads to better acquisition of critical reasoning skills that are crucial in college and later life. Most students are very intelligent and kind. The atmosphere at Country Day is supportive and not overly competitive. If you understand that having the lowest student-to-teacher ratio results in the most powerful learning experience, you will find that the extraordinary value of this school is well worth the cost of tuition.
Up through 5th grade, amazingly excellent. Fantastic teachers, every one. Then in 6th grade, the teachers are just mediocre, 7th grade teachers are just so-so. So, bottom line for me is that preK - 5th is outstanding.
Excellent school; supportive teachers; small class size; college preparation both in the classes and by the college counselor superb; both student and parents are very satisifed with this school.
Great school all around. it's very strong in college preparation and paying special attention in individual student development.
This school is wonderful. When I drop my kids off in the morning I wish I could stay. The learning is made fun and the teachers my kids have ( Pre - K and 1st grade ) are truly amazing. I just can't say enough good things about this program.
Our son has attended for 4 years, and we have nothing but praise for his educational experience. The teachers are motivated and approachable, the curriculum contemporary, and the opportunities to participate are excellent. Teachers and administration encourage every student to excel. As a result our son has participated in sports, music, other extracurricular activities and has done well in academics.
The HS math department is academical challenged and the science department is also very week. The school is unable to maintain teachers with high standards. While a few students do end up in some of the most highly respected universities in the country the majority end up at very mediocre unversities. Very poor environment for values and especially learning. I'm actually amazed that they are able to maintain their accredidation.
This school is very wonderful and both my children love going here. They are both lifers and have great relationships with their teachers and their friends, and the people there are always kind and helpful.
I have a daughter who attended Country Day K-12, graduated with honors, and is attending UCLA. I cannot say enough good about the quality of the teachers who instill a love for their subject- matter, self-discipline for study habits, leadership with integrity, and humanitarian values in each and every child. This school produces achievers and leaders for the future. I would recommend this school to any parent who has a child who is bright and wants to place him or her in a school that will continue to engender that innate interest in subject-matter. You will not be disappointed.
This school is absolutely phenomenal! The parents are required to be involved in the students activities. I believe 100% of the graduating seniors attend college, and I know that the staff is great. I was a student teacher at this school and now I am a parent. I currently live in the Roseville area and am trying to figure out how I'm going to get my daughter down there. I highly recommend this school to anyone who wants their children to excel. I hope this helps.......Good Luck to everyone!
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