January 09, 2007
Don't know how hage ranks test scores-wise, but i can say this: Hage teachers aren't just 'punching the clock.' Hage teachers are passionate about each student. Elsewhere students might be taught strictly 'by the book,' but here at hage students are taught 'from the heart.' While achievement is important, true love of learning is even more emphasized. Demographics: in other more 'homogeneous vanilla' schools, 'diversity' is taught artificially through politically correct social studies lessons. But at Hage, there is a great mix of ethnic / economic backgrounds, so students seem to get a better, more natural appreciation of diversity. PTA: very active. Parent volunteers very appreciated, and always needed...In class, or with PTA, or for field trips. Environment: cheerful, supportive, creative, quality, safe. Innocence of childhood is nurtured and protected to every reasonable degree, by making respect, good choices, safety,and kindness key concepts throughout the day.
- submitted by a parent