Our daughter has been at PKS for year and we could not be happier with the quality of care and education she is receiving there. Finding a Mandarin immersion school was important to me. But what sold me was the Reggio inspired progressive approach. The teachers and staff genuinely care about her and all of the children. The environment is happy, warm, encouraging, and nurturing. I am also impressed with the team spirit of the parents community at the school. We are delighted that our daughter is receiving a world-class education and keeping a happy childhood.
Agree with other viewers' points. When I first started looking for a preschool for my daughter, my vision was a place that foster curiosity and creativity, encourage respect and responsibility, and develop meaningful friendships. After spending a year in the 2's class, Presidio Knolls has exceeded my expectation. My daughter has blossomed into an independent individual yet shows great care for others. She loves her school, her teachers, and her classmates. The parents are all highly educated and professionally successful people who share the passion of creating the best education environment for our young kids. The school cares about their teachers and really focuses on continous education for the teachers. The core teachers have set aside time everyday to review today's children progress and adjust the curriculum. In general, we are incredibly happy that my daughter is in Presidio Knolls and we are excited that with the new development of K-8, she can continue to blossom in this environment while mastering mandarin.
My daughter joined PKS a year ago in their 3 year old preschool class. She has really thrived at the school. The program is based on Emilio Reggio so is very child centric and inquiry based, which places a large demand on the teachers since they are developing new curricula all the time to match the kids interests. It is also a Mandarin immersion program. When my daughter goes on playdates with some of her friends, they speak to each other entirely in Mandarin the whole time! I have found the teachers to be excellent. There are three teachers in the classroom, so she gets a lot of individual attention. She has grown more confident, has developed her vocab and general language in both Chinese and English, and can now add and subtract in context. Simona is a very capable head of the preschool and Wendy is a visionary and charismatic founder. The school just hired a new Head of School who brings deep educational experience to launch the Elementary school. He founded a school in China, ran a Mandarin immersion school in the US, and holds a PhD in Education from Columbia. They fill me with confidence.
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