This school is behind the times in every way. The school promotes rote memorization but does not promote thinking for one's self. My two children were very unprepared for high school, especially in the areas of math and science. Parents are expected to contribute their time and money (in addition to tuition.) If you are looking for a school where your child will pass, no matter what their actual performance, this is the school for you!
My daughter is in Jr. Kindergarten and so far I have been really happy with Carden. She has made a huge improvement in writing letters and numbers in only a few months. The teachers are great and seem to really care about each child. I also love the fact the kids get a music teacher, art teacher, science teacher, French teacher and PE teacher that come to their class once a week.
It's all about teachers. Carden's teachers give lot of attention to the students. They have been focusing on improve students' overall behaviors.
The parent involvement, academic programs, and extracurricular activities at Carden are EXCEPTIONAL! I am looking forward to another great year!
Carden is an excellent private school. My daughter was there for grade K-8. Academically, she has been very strong in both math and reading. She's in a public school now and enroll in purely AP (advance placement) classes. This is a testament to her excellent education at Carden El Encanto. The faculty is very caring and attentive to every student. I would highly recommend this school.
This school really enforces discipline. The students seem intelligent but not especially happy.
Quality of academics in Language Arts is of very high quality. French and English are manditory from Grade 1. This really helped my son to develop interest in language and arts. We were happy with the school in all respects. Little more emphasis on Science during the elementary school is desirable.
This school has the students grouped by their skill level so that each child is able to learn what he or she is ready for. Each child takes music, computer and french classes starting in the preschool.
Character education is emphasized at Carden El Encanto, with daily 'meditations,' awards for good character, and 'philosophy of life' instruction at assemblies. The method of teaching readin, writing and spelling to primary grades seems very effective. Overall, a traditional education in which academics, citizenship, and respect for authority are important. --Roger Bonilla
Our children have been at Carden El Encanto for 5 years. They love their school and their teachers. The instructors are nurturing while striving to teach the children self-reliance. Carden El Encanto has always been wonderful about valuing the whole child as well as fostering independence. We love the 'extras' that Carden offers; art, music, French, and even P.E.! Carden El Encanto also offers incredible field trips and interesting events on campus to further inspire learning. I would recommend Carden El Encanto highly to anyone searching for sound academics and good values for their child.
Our family thinks this school is Fabulous! Our children love to go to school each day. This school takes care of the whole child academically,and in addition they also offer French, Music and Art. The teachers at Carden are very deverse in their teaching skills and their ages. We have a very large organized group of parents that participate in every event and are there to assist the administration with anything they might need.If you want your child to have the best then they should be at Carden El Encanto.
The school is very academic, which I like, but many of the teachers are very harsh, very 'old school' and need to be replaced with younger, and more energetic teachers.
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