April 20, 2013
For its inaugural year, this school has accomplished a lot, but is still quite a ways from its vision. The after-school enrichment program offers a variety or choices that it was hard to choose for my young daughter. Several classrooms participated in planting in the vegetable garden, which a committee of parent volunteers help build. So, landscaping is coming along to bringing nature a part of the children's curriculum. The part that I have been anticipating is the nutrition program for lunch time. As we work with the local school district, our students have already enjoyed and experienced the "art of the table" one classroom at a time, complete with cloth napkins, utensils and best of all, fresh-cooked healthy foods, e.g. spinach salad, quiche, curry chicken, etc. The strengths of the school are its teachers, staff and parents. Maitresse Marina is wonderful. She teaches the Kinder Academy, which is the pre-K class for those who are not of age to start Kindergarten. With her daily volunteer (Olivier), she has given compassionate understanding, fun, food, and focus to 19 five-year-olds. My daughter says, "I know French" to people she meets others. C'est bon!
- submitted by a parent