As I read the reviews, I am struck by the person that writes about our Special Ed Team. I have been a classroom teacher at Sloat for 3 years, prior to that I was the Garden Coordinator, and before that an involved parent. For the past two years I have worked closely with out SPED team, consulting with the two lead inclusion specialists as well as the paraprofessional staff on a daily basis. We have never had a stronger SPED team or a more supportive administrator. I attend many evening professional development workshops, and in talking to fellow educators across the district, our collaboration and whole child approach is remarkable and admired. No school is perfect, but from all the perspectives I have had, and the other schools I have had the opportunity to work at, I am happy to say our pledge every week ."I am proud to be a teacher at Commodore Sloat School, I listen with my ears, my eyes, and my heart, I treat others the way I want to be treated, I am strong and I am caring, I am proud to be a teacher of Commodore Sloat School."
This school has many wonderful programs, teachers, PCO , and students. As you can read below, there is a lot of tension regarding the special ed department and the tension seems to stress out many facets of the school. A lot parents have complained about this. It seems like the principal refuses to hold the special ed department accountable for getting help to various needy areas.I have dealt with all the teachers in all the grades. Every teacher of the classes is outstanding.The fundraising is outstanding. The after school program and enrichments are outstanding. The arts programs are outstanding. Our kids are happy, so we are mostly happy. I just think the school would be more peaceful with a different special ed outlook.
Its a good neighborhood school. We are very pleased with the school. Most parents are very involved. And the PCO is strong. Fund raising is strong here, but if it weren't the school wouldn't have the resources it does. The only pressure I feel to give to the school comes from my own sense of obligation. My children are getting a great education, and that takes donations from the parent body. I get it. Test scores are up this year. I do agree, however, with the previous post that there is not enough resources for children who have learning or behavioral issues.
This school does not do a good job supporting children with learning or attention issues. The new principal seems well intentioned and hopefully will make the school more inclusive. The posts below seem like an accurate depiction of what life at this school is like for typical kids and their parents. Unfortunately, if your kid has behavior or learning issues you will have a much different experience at this school.
Happy with our neighborhood school. Involved parent community - new principal this year. So far, things are going well.
Amazing neighborhood school - teachers are all wonderful. Academics are super strong; as is the enrichment - gardening, choral, library, poetry (3-5), p/e -- well rounded school. Community is wonderful - everyone does their part.
This school is fantastic. We feel so fortunate to have our first grade son here. The teachers are dynamic, inspiring, and partner with the diverse community of involved parents. We feel truly blessed to be apart of this school.
Commodore Sloat is a fantastic school with incredible teachers, passionate parents and a well rounded curriculum. We have two children at Sloat and couldn't be happier with the community we have joined. Great education, many project based learning activities, a focus on the arts and ensuring balance across health and wellness makes this school unique in our eyes. It's a wonderful school!
Commodore Sloat is a total gem of a school. My family and i looked at a number of schools in the area, and this one really hit home with us on so many levels. The grounds are beautiful, the layout of the school (pods with courtyards) was inviting and non intimidating, and the amount of fresh air and outdoor space avaialble to all the students was very attractive. Our son is in his second year there and thriving. He wakes every morning excited to go to school. The school is small enough that my son knows everyone in his grade and manages to have friends outside of his assigned class, as all the classes in each grade come together for a number of activities through out the day. It is a community that fosters cooperation on both a student level, and teacher and parent level. it has been a lovely experience so far and i coudnl't be happier with our placement.
I am a parent of a 1st & 3rd grader at Commodore Sloat. It's a safe and academically solid school and the parent community is very strong and involved. We have new leadership this year - but I'm highly optimistic. We are happy at Sloat.
Sloat is a wonderful community of caring teachers, admin staff, and parents! My 2 boys are thriving and LOVE their school and friends. The school has a huge yard with beautiful gardens where the kids grow and eat their own food. Our garden program is outstanding! Our PE teacher is a rockstar-the kids love her and she tries to attend kids sporting events when possible to show her support. Our PCO raises money to support our wonderful arts, music, and garden program. I'm really happy to be a part of this wonderful community!
This is a gem of a school. The teachers have so much experience and do a great job teaching to each individual child. There is a warm, community feeling within the student and parent body. The principal is a fabulous leader with the energy, passion and knowledge to make the school run, grow and thrive. I could not be happier with the choice we made for educating our children.
Commodore Sloat is a gem of a public school! Dedicated principal, staff and welcoming & highly involved parent community who highly support the student body. A school that offers a well-balanced type of education for your child - strong academics, diverse student population, wonderful in-school programs such as visual art, theatre, musical theatre, poetry, gardening, library, music, and PE! Other highlights include a strong on-site after school program supported by the YMCA and also a well-organized after school enrichment program that offers a variety of interesting and engaging classes! Our school grounds is spacious with 3 wonderful play structures. Our gardening program supports a fantastic learning garden for all grade levels. This is a school that is not to be missed!
We are so happy at Sloat! My daughter's Kindergarten teacher is loving with excellent classroom management skills. We have also been lucky enough to have a student teacher in the classroom every day in addition to the primary teacher (great with 22 kids in the class). PE, gardening, music and art have all been part of the enrichment classes (during school hours) this year. Also, there's a great after-school offering of classes. from Spanish and Tree Frog Treks to Chess and martial arts. The parent community is welcoming, down-to-earth and committed to supporting the kids.
It is a very good school; it takes care of children, teach them, love them. Children and their parents response the same way.
Commodore Sloat is a great school. My daughter started kindergarten this year and we are thrilled by all the things that she has learnt and is learning in her school.The best part is that she loves being there and doing all the activities there.The school has a great principal,excellent teachers and an excellent after school program.The PTA is very active doing constant fund raisers which are so necessary with our current budget problems.There are many enrichments supported by the PTA (such as chess,tree frog treks,spanish lango).The YMCA provides excellent after care with home work help and enrichments. The school has regular PE,library,big playground,learning garden.We are really glad that we got into this school.
We are so pleased that our daughter is attending this school. We especially love the gardening program and their library. The kindergarten class has been wonderful. My daughter cannot stop loving going to school. Isn't that what all parents want?
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