My daughter has been attending Vinci park since KG . She is now in 4th grade. She has had the best possible experience there and absolutely loves the school. Every one of the teachers she had since KG through 4th grade have been awesome. It helps that her mom is a stay-at-home mom and can devote time to other activities (swimming / reading / math and other extra curricular etc...) I personally think that the teachers at Vinci park are better qualified and have a better background in most private schools. Having said that, I am not happy with the class sizes. Wish it were smaller.
Vinci Park is a great school. Every school has its own good areas and its own flaws. The principal puts together many educative assemblies-- plays to show the affects of bullying, to ensure that its students are have a treat occasionally-- and understand what to do and what not to do. It's also the only school that I've known that rewards its students with awards, which are good praise. Schools including some in Cupertino and Fremont rarely do that, but Vinci does. Praise helps students become motivated and I'm sure all the teachers there are trying their hardest to promote the learning skills of every student. I disagree with all the low scores parents have given. We are struggling in hard times, and many parents have to work. Parents have also been doing the best they can to seize the chance to volunteer. But they have work to do too. There are many parents that chaperone the field trips, and many of those who participate in helping the school host events, like the book fair for instance. If your child dislikes the school, then there's probably something interfering with his/her climate-- like bullying. One opinion doesn't determine all others.
I have read some of these reviews and find it odd. My son has attended Vinnci since 1st grade and now is going into 4th grade. He is reading at a 5.5 grade level and doing math at a 7.3 grade level. He loves to read and it has been very much encouraged by his teachers who promote reading and find ways to make it challenging and fun. And I am allways updated and kept informed with homework and reading and math or any problems my child may be having. As a parent I have involved myself in my sons school as a volunteer on a regular basis. And everything I have seen and been a part of has been very rewarding. I encourage all parents to get involved with there childs education. We can only blame ourselves.
My son is far behind in reading and writing and needs to attend a homework club but there was no room for him. Some other students are smarter than my son who have been continuing to attend the club from Kindergarten until now but not my son. Is it fair? I worry very much about his education for the next coming years.
Vinci Park School has many exciting things taking place. If parents would only take the time to look around and actually spend time at the school rather than driving through to drop off / pick up students. More parent involvement is certainly needed. The current principal has implemented several programs and strategies which are reflected in the faces and attitudes of the children who attend this school, as well as State testing scores. Testing scores have risen consistantly and substantially over the past 4 years. Teachers at Vinci Park are dedicated and truly have the childrens' interest at heart. The field needs a complete overhaul, new playground installed last year. I would confidently recommend Vinci Park to any parent considering the school for their child.
This school has a very poor education. The teachers are not very well at focusing on each students. I dont understand how a teacher can teach combo classes. how does a teacher manage to teach each and every individual when its a mix class. I dislike the fact that this school has poor teacher skills and the ability of not teaching the students individually. I transferred my daughter in another school which has great teacher skills and great academics for kids who want to learn.
I think that Vinci Park is a wonderful school. The teachers and Principal are caring and interested in providing the best for the students. As a volunteer I was welcomed and encouraged to contribute to the school. The level of parent involvement has grown in recent years. My son is in first grade and my daughter is in third and they both have wonderful teachers. Many things are going on in this school to challenge students and enrich their education. Dance is provided for Kindergarten and First. Music is provided for those students interested in Grades 3-5. After school programs are offered. YMCA is on campus for child care.