Absolutely terrible. High turnover. Do not communicate with parents or return calls. It says a lot about the school when a five year old child can not identify more than two letters in the alphabet.
I reviewed this school a year ago and my opinion has changed dramatically since then. Where previously, I was happy with the school, I am now moving my child. The school is in disarray. There is constant teacher turnover, an inaccessible director, no communication. Sad to see this decline. Perhaps a change in leadership will allow the school to return to its glory days.
Montessori is a great educational philosophy. This school implements it well in the primary grades. However, the middle school and high school leave much to be desired. There is not a well-thought out, stable plan for the high school. Communication is at best poor between the director and parents. Before you consider this school for a child beyond third grade, talk to a parent of a middle or high school student.
My daughter attended this school for the 2005-06 school year. With the exception of a couple of teachers, I was disappointed with the staff and attention my daughter received. The Principal set the tone for limited communication with school staff and parents. As long as the current administration in place, I would not recommend this school.
My child is very happy at this school. The teachers are caring and very qualified. Classes are small and children are given individualized assignments. The school now goes through 12th grade not 9th. The school may not have all the bells and whistles found at other Westside schools, but it has what truly counts dedicated staff, happy children.
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