Kohl School is the greatest thing I ever did for my kids. my children were picked on by administrators and teachers in the standard SUSD. Kohl was recommended to me and I have never looked back. It broke both my heart and my daughters when she graduated at the end of last year. The principle, teachers and staff are wonderful with the children. The nurture them into independent, confident, strong individuals.
It's interesting that this school is a 4 out of 10 and gets 5 stars on every one of the community rating categories, something that my niece and nephew's school that gets 9/10 doesn't even have. My kids went to this school and I will tell you what, 5 stars is about 4 too many. The principal says rude things to the kids and when it is brought up to anyone you are told "oh he's just quirky" or "that's just the way he relates to the kids". I will tell you first hand, this is NOT always true. If you do decide to enroll your child here, just make sure you take any complaints of what is said to them or how they are treated seriously. Take the time to check this place out. Do not take the word of one or two parents. Don't ask the people that sit at the booths, ask as many parents as you can. If you have a ton of time to volunteer (and/or money) you're student will probably do just fine. If you don't, I'd keep looking. My special needs child was so severely mistreated that I withdrew both of my kids. Teachers were hit and miss. Some teachers were great, others were less than great, even though I had heard really wonderful things about my son's K teacher, he was awful to my son.
I'm sorry maybe this is a 'fantabulous' school. But my question is ....Why are they setting up a booth at the Magnet Faire then when people approach it we are told. "We sorry but there is a 2yr waiting list for this school" by the Principal!!
Kohl is the Best!! Our students, families, staff, teachers and principle create a learning environment which is caring, unique, fun, and educational!!
Kohl is a great school from the Staff to the campus. Everyone knows your name...
Very welcoming atmosphere!!! I love it and the best part is that my kids love it!!!!
the school treats their students very well in their own style. it's very unique and occomidating.
I love the teachers, top notch education, and family-like atmosphere
The teachers are the best & they pass on their high standards to their students, making them want to be the best that they can be.
The dedication and innovative methods of the teachers. The close contact between parents and staff. The chance for students to broaden their horizons by educatinal off site trips. The complete involve ment of the principal Bud West.
Kohl is the best! Our principal and teachers put the children and their learning experiences first. Kohl makes learning fun with practical life experiences. My son has never been happier and more excited about school. Kohl is a community of wonderful educators and most of all a family!
Kohl is not just a school, we are a community. Starting with Bud, the teachers and finally the parents. We are all working together so that our children will have the best possible education and growing experience available. My son, like many other students at Kohl, cannot wait to leave for school in the morning. Kohl is a very special place where everyone knows your name.
I love Kohl because my children are receiving a well rounded education. They are also learning to be a caring and active citizen in their community. It is rare to find such a school today that is not focused on testing but on the education of children.
The teachers, the philosophy, the approach that minimizes the damage done by No Child Left Behind and the mindless emphasis of standardized testing.
Kohl Open is a great school because they are not just giving students a basic education but rather a well rounded education. Teachers and staff encourage the kids to think outside of the box, get the kids involved with community projects, give them a chance to experience performing arts, teach the students about their environment and show them how to preserve our resources.
Kohl lets kids be kids and gives them an education too! I knew I picked the right school when my daughter came home one day and said at Kohl everybody is your friend.
There are a thousand reasons why a love Kohl. Here are a few: Our school is dedicated to providing quality instruction through student centered learning. Students learn through real life experiences from going out into the community. Community service is an integrated part of learning at Kohl. Students have helped at St. Mary's Dining Hall which serves economically challenged families in Stockton. Children have developed a relationship with Walton School. This school is located directly next door to Kohl and serves developmentally disabled children. Children from Kohl participate in 'Circle of Friends' where they spend time, play, read, and interact with children from Walton. Kohl is dedicated to teaching children music and performing arts. This increases self confidence. All children at Kohl have music every day. They have a beautiful Strings, Jazz and Chorale program. Science is integrated into the curriculum. Children go on many field trips throughout the year, some of them to science centers, others to wild life areas where they study and learn about science. There are too many more wonderful things to say about Kohl to list.
Kohl is the best!! The teachers are great and it is truly one big family!!
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