We have had a spectacular experience at this school. Our daughter went to three years of preschool here. The teachers were fun, nurturing and engaged. We looked at other public and private schools for elementary and ultimately decided to stay at WHPS. The elementary is amazing. The classes are small and each child truly gets an individualized education. The kids are in like-learner groups for reading and math, regardless of grade. This allows each child to work at their own level and be appropriately challenged. Even the homework is individualized. In addition to the standard curriculum, the students have Spanish, P.E., Computer, Barnyard, Music and Art classes beginning in Kindergarten. This school is a hidden gem--we honestly cannot believe how lucky we are to have found it!!
We have been at WHPS for many years. My older son started at the school when he was 3 and is now in 4th grade. My youngest started at age 2 and is now in kindergarten. My experience with both the preschool and the elementary have been excellent! My older son has ADHD and other issues and everyone has been very helpful and understanding. I appreciate that the teachers have always been willing to work with me rather than write him off. Because of that, he is now thriving. The class size and the individual approach are what makes this school great. I can't forget to mention the wonderful teachers and staff. They are all top notch! There is also a very active parents group that brings a lot of fun activities for the children. Everyone in the community really cares about the community and that is why we have been here for so long. Keep in mind that people have different expectations. Sometimes, it's just not the right fit. This is not the fault of the school or the teachers. It's just not what the parent hoped it would be... I wish people would keep that in mind before giving low ratings.
We are pulling our youngest out after a month or so, my wife was ready to pull the youngest out the first day. As soon as the AuPair we arranged for gets here the youngest will be home and doing private dance, art and other things for socialization skills. Now we are looking for a new spot for our older child who just started Kindergarten. Too many issues, the teacher actually seems pretty good but the management has things going on that we don't feel are appropriate teaching techniques. We don't think our child will do well here and we are cutting our loses and moving on.
Not quite sure what problem the parent below had with this school, as I have had a completely different experience - I've had a great time with my daughter at this school and absolutely love it. The teachers are amazing, all the staff are so friendly and helpful - and my daughter adores this school and is thriving amazingly. I've been very picky about schools and I am so happy with Woodland Hills Private. We've been there for two years and have never had a bad experience and I'd highly recommend it to other parents who are looking for a great start on your child's education.
Crazy that someone would say that this is a quality school. This is such a joke. Horrible staff, horrible teachers, just a poor school all the way around. Public school offers a much better education then this school could ever offer! Go somewhere else where your child has a better chance of learning!
We are very happy here. I have one child in preschool and one in the elementary school (and he did preschool at WHPS as well). The preschool is the best! As far as the elem school goes, we tried one year at a public school and couldn't wait to get back to WHPS. It is so much better! Smaller classes, amazing teachers, more and better resources, and wonderful involved parents. The academics are handled so wonderfully - kids are in small groups based on their abilities for subjects like math and reading. My son is challenged and inspired daily. It is so worth the money.
my son has just started at this school and both our expereince with the teacher and staff has just been wonderful. there has been alot of communication on how my son is transitioning in his new class and they even make the extra effort to work with me on figuring out how to make the transition much better for my little guy. i think starting off on the right foot with this school says alot on how the rest of it will be.
At woodland hills private-the preschool part, there are only select teachers that are worth having your child taught and taken care of by.... A select few of the newer teachers do not know how to handle discipline problems with the students and are are very rude to the parents when trying to discuss any problems. I would only have your child go to a class with a teacher that has been at the school 3+ years. And I would disagree with a previous post.. The teachers stand around A LOT... AND MISS A LOT OF WHAT GOES ON AT THE PLAYGROUND.. A LOT OF HITTING, PUSHING AND SPITTING. Be wary of what teacher you choose at this school.
Oxnard campus is the best school campus in the valley. Huge lot, lots of old shady tree, animal farm, wonderful library building. School is gated, with a single entry access. Before and after hours care is really a care, with teachers engaging children into play (not just standing around). While my child was in that school I totally sure that she is in good hands.
Very disappointed with this school. Yes, they have a lot to offer but barely any of it was executed in the class my child was in. No communication what so ever between teacher and parents, the teacher was never around when I went to pick up my child. Very disappointed.
This is a pretty great school, all the kids seem very happy there. Our child has been there one year, enjoys going to school and has learned so much. The grounds at the Oxnard campus are beautiful, the barnyard is a plus. The school has a great parents association and the fundraising / parent participation offers activites that make the school special. The administration at Oxnard is friendly and responsive to parents but tends to sugar-coat issues to the parent while the issue is handled behind the scenes. The turnover and classroom changes of the teaching staff seems a bit more than we would like. Overall, we are accepting of the little issues we have encountered because our child is thriving in this environment.
Love the school! It's great both socially and academically. This school feels like a second family for its students. The kids have hand on experience with computers, art, barn animals. The kids are happy, excited, busy at any time of the day. My son is having a blast!
This school has actual farm animals that the kids visit every day. It is like being in the country. Teachers are phenominal, The director is warm and caring toward the children and the parents and the kids are running around happy. We have such a positive opinion of this school.
Have been pleasantly surprised by the quality of academics and emotional support for my child. Real caring comes through the principal and teachers. The farm animals are great too.
This is an excellent preschool. The elementary is just being built and classes are currently held in portable buildings. The program is small and working to get ahead. They are flexible and offer a nice atmosphere in which to learn.
Excellent private School. The faculty is very helpful and care about the kids. The kids have a great time but also great academically.
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