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This school has an effective approach to homework:
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This school develops strong character in its students, like integrity, compassion and respect:
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This school effectively supports students with learning differences:
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Handles bullying effectively: Strongly disagree


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My son came home with bruises from other students. Staff didn't care. They tried to suspend him for defending himself against a bully at one point! Since staff wasn't helping him he tried to deal with the bully himself (and I support him.)

Effective school leaders: Disagree


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Changes to improve the learning environment often get ignored after a few days.


Teacher effectiveness: Strongly disagree


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The teacher to student ratio seems to make it difficult for teachers to keep control of their classes. The result is too many students being sent to the office. Eventually students realize they can "take a break" in the office for poor behavior and start acting out on purpose.



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I chose this school for my Kindergarten son because the launguage benefits sounded great and it was in a good location for our family. I regret ever sending him there now and have started homeschooling. On one occasion they attempted to suspend him for defending himself against another student picking on him! They were unaware of what was really going on and gave little effort to find the truth. A bit later, he came home with bruises from another student and the staff were apathetic! Since they rarely listened to my son, he started clamming up and didn't want to speak candidly with adults anymore - a drastic change from the "teacher's pet" he was at the start of the year! They offered to change simple things to help him succeed but ultimately these changes went by the wayside a few days after they implemented them. They attempted to suspend him at least 5 times from Kindergarten for a range of things that are normal for kids that age do (and when other students had the same behavior they weren't reprimanded for it.) Suspension seemed like overkill in all but one instance and I invested a substantial amount of time talking to staff about these issues. They never seemed to care and would chat until they could get rid of me. Now, with plans to live abroad, I would love to secure a scholarship for him to to attend one of the best international schools available but I have little hope of him getting it since they labeled him a problem student. I tried so hard to make it work with this school! It seems I was the only one putting in that effort though. :( The best thing about this school is that it was so terrible it forced me to look into homeschooling. I am so pleased with his progress in the weeks since leaving!



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Great school especially for the standard of APS schools. My daughter is now in First grade and I have to say that there has been major improvement in the organization of the school since last year. The staff and teachers are extremely dedicated and love what they do (in general) As a parent, you need to be involved PERIOD. I have noticed that a lot of parents expect the school to fully educate their children including basing home training but don't always support or help the child and wonder why the child is failing academically but also on a social interaction level. If you are involved and keep a regular communication with the teachers, your kid will thrive. The Encore Program and international days are a wonderful cultural exposure as well. Still hoping the school will get back to its initial immersion teaching of foreign languages like it is the case for private accredited international schools as I believe is the most efficient way to teach foreign languages.


Supports LD students: Disagree


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I believe that at times general curriculum decisions are made based on failing students which is unfair toward the students and parents that do what they are supposed to

Develops character: Agree


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The school does teach strong values. Parental follow up is not there with a lot of kids unfortunately but that's out of the school's control

Amount of homework: Neutral


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homework has been consistent since Kindergarten and my daughter is in first grade. I , however heard other parents complain that some teacher don't believe in homework and the students were in 3-5th grade which is unacceptable in my opinion and it sounds like those teacher are trying to keep their work to the minimum




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My son has been going to this school since kindergarten he is now in 3rd grade. Since he has been attending he has been physically assaulted by other students and bullied and belittled by teachers. Most recently he was accused of writing inappropriate words in notebooks in his class and his teacher gave him detention when he defended himself. This is an absolute horrible school filled with teachers who have no idea how to nurture children.



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My daughter is in kindergarten and loves her teacher. Since her mom is from Mexico it is very important for our daughter to be able to speak Spanish. We are extremely happy with the language options the school offers. In addition, the ENCORE programs are GREAT! -An Extremely HAPPY Parent! :-)

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