We have a kindergartener and a 3 year old in the ECE program & have been very pleased with the teachers & classmates in both classes. Kids get lots of personal attention & the curriculum is very rigorous. Principal Trich Lea is a strong leader, admired by the teaching staff & is the glue holding an excellent staff together. Parental involvement is amazing with a large number of volunteer parents & a great PTA which raises a significant amount of money for the school. Specials include PE, art, drama, music, and after-school enrichment programs.
We have a first grader at WCE, and she was fortunate enough to have one of the best educators we have ever met for a Kindergarten teacher. It set the bar high for first grade expectationss, and we haven't been disappointed, despite the different style of teaching compared to other first grade classes. Parent involvement is extremely high, on par with Bromwell Elementary or U. Park, which sets the bar for DPS year after year. The two school campus will work for one more year (07-08), then it will be time to make two joined, but distinct schools. We moved to Stapleton because it offered a unique educational experience, and we are happy with our decision 2-1/2 years later.
My child has been going to Westerly Creek for two years. The teachers are great but they need leadership. The principal has no control over the school. We are in search of another school!
I am extremely happy to have my kindergartner at this school. Anyone who says that the teachers are not engaging, and that parental involvement is low doesn't know this school. My experience has been one of intense community support and a fun, safe, dynamic learning environment. If you want the true story, just visit the school. There is no 'standard drudgery' going on there!
This is a new school in a new neighborhood. The facilities are great. So far, we haven't been wowed by the teaching, though, or the curriculum. It doesn't seem there's much emphasis placed on really engaging the kids, there seems to be little magic. It's the standard drudgery.
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