If you want your child to be challenged and work on their level, this is the place for you! My daughter attended Kindergarten here, we didn't realize how truly unique and special Manzanita was until we experienced worksheet overload in a district school. We will be back at Manzanita next year.
This is truly a GREAT school! I've worked at this school almost since it opened and wouldn't think of going anyplace else. The principal belives that kids come first - ALL kids - and that's the philosophy that is the foundation of the school's educational design. There is a lot of diversity at this school - and it's a school of choice where families and staff can make the decision to come or go someplace else that may be a better fit. This school's enrollment and staff has doubled since it opened in 2008 - it must be "filling the buckets" of many families.
Manzanita is a wonderful school and we are so thankful we enrolled our sons. I never thought we would find a school that we loved as much as our old one, Manzanita has raised the bar. Anyone who visits can feel the love that radiates from the school grounds. Wonderful Bucket Filling school with many fine teachers, office staff, and principal.
The principal, staff, and governing board of Manzanita Charter school have done a brilliant job of creating a successful charter school. It is obvious that many hours have gone into the building of a learning environment that is focused on high expectations and is safe an orderly. I am not at all surprised that the charter was renewed for five more years. Manzanita is a gift to the community and especially to the children who attend. Keep up the good work!
In response to the posting of 04/20/13: The "principle" of this amazing school is proactive, creative and supportive of its scholars. The "Principal" of the school has dedicated her life in creating a motivational and respectful environment for the children. Experiences gained at Manzanita are memories which will be enjoyed by former students for many years to come. For the parents posting negative comments, perhaps you do not spend enough time interacting with your children at Manzanita. For if you did, you would truly see how much they enjoy it, and what a truly unique and wonderful place it is.
This schools is really a terrible place. Teachers have no direction in the classroom. Discipline has no follow through, the principle is unhelpful and the teachers are never the same year over year. Avoid at all costs.
It is so refreshing to have a school that is so focused on education, rather than entertainment. Upon review of previous comments, perhaps those folks would have been better served with a curriculum such as Manzanita's (based on spelling and basic grammatical errors).
My daughter attended this school for 4 yrs. We chose to change from a school 2 blk away so called "Great School" Los Berros. It was the BEST decision we could ever had made. Staff, kids and even the parents WANT to be there and it shows Daughter unfortunatly again in the Public school system and her back to HATING school.
My child was at this school,until this year when the no recess rule came out.the principle at this school does not enforce the no tolerance rule in her disipline..or should I say lack of disipline.The teachers are great but dont seem to want to stick around,never have I heard of such a HUGE turn over with teachers.Here today gone tommorow;(This principle Mrs Palmer was let go from the district and now I and alot of others see why.The grade scale is A,B,or C not aloud to fail a child??(.really).Please think twice and ask questions before you enroll your child.I like the idea of a Charter school ,when ran by a good Principle.The idea to take away a free style recess like we all grew up with and is proven works is crazy.Lets schedule her breaks and tell her how to unwind.This school might have a chance if the principle was replaced,but not with her in charge.I feel sorry for all the children left in her care.Thank you for this chance to let someone know how I feel,hope this will help some parents out there.Good luck
This school would do alot better if it was to find a different PRINCIPLE.She is one of the worse leaders I have ever had to deal with..Not a problem solver,agree with her or you are told to leave.And what is up with the newest no recess for our children????makes no sence to alot of us but if Palmer says then thats how it goes,even though research shows our chikdren need regular UNstructered play time..The turn over of teachers is super high you never know who is going to be there from year to year.Alot of great teachers just we need a new leader /principle.Please help this school
Manzanita is an awesome little school. There is so much unity between the principal and the teachers. The teachers are happy to be there which says a lot about the program. They work with children at any level, whether they are ahead or behind in their grade level. Parent participation is highly encouraged which is where true education starts -- AT HOME. They are a "Bucket Filling School" that fills my family's bucket every day. I highly recommend this school.
I believe this school is declining due to the lack of discipline allowed by the principal. Their non to zero tolerance rules are a joke and are not carried out! My kids definitely will not return next year!!
Manzanita, I m very pleased with the quality of education my children have received the last 3 years that they have been attending. The staff is really friendly and they make you feel like part of the Manzanita family. They understand they not all children learn they same and they offer one on one with the kiddos that just need the extra help. There s so much I want to say but it will take a while ;) So I encourage any parent s that are looking for a school for their child, to make an appointment to visit the school and there web site and see for your self.
It's a great school and the teachers are so great with all the students. Both my children love it sooo much that they anticipate the first day of school.
this is the best school ever I am learnining more, and everyone on campus is really nice.
The school staff is so caring about all the childrens. The teachers will work with with the kids and do not expect them to all learn alike. They given a rare thing in todays world they are allowed freedom to teach how the feel the kids will best learn. The staff are so great with the kids. Also, the uniform policy is wonderful still get to wear jeans and althetic shoes but all have to wear certain color polos and Fridays is a school spirit shirt or summer camp shirt helping wiht the self estem and name brands. My child wakes up and wants to go school he loves the school so much. I am thrillled this Charter School was opened and would recommend it to anybody. Thanks to all who worked to get this still fairly new school up and running. My son is in his 2nd year and well the school is also. Great Job
I love the staff and the students at Manzanita. The kids are always put first and that is great for everyone involved.
they have made beautiful progress with my nephews learning. the day i have children, i hope to be able to sent them to this wonderful school also. i just love all of what i hear, he tells me how much he loves manszanita.
My son realy enjoys going to this school. The staff is really friendly & welcoming.
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