Social injustice? That seems a bit extreme. We're a new family at Bromwell and have nothing but good things to say. We knew no one, and we were welcomed - but we got involved right away and introduced ourselves. Parents are involved, and realize that they can help make the school a better experience for their kids. The teachers and administration are great, but parents have to be engaged, and they are. Don't mistake engagement for snobbiness. Furthermore, being sterotyped as rich or 'stay at home moms' is reverse discrimination. I work, lots of us work. And I have to say, it's not the principal's job to force other families to be friends with you. It's a great school and I hope you learn to have a more positive experience. If you think there aren't parents with attitude at any school in the district, think again. Good luck to you.
I agree with the parents review from feb. 2007 the parents at this school are very snobish espeically the ones who have had kids there before. They bascially run the school and the principal. They are not very welcoming to new parents, they ignore you and look upon new parents and students as if they are outsiders. It is equally unfortunate that the staff and principal ignores this very obvious discrimination. They like to speak highly of their ratings but their social injustice towards kids and families should really be frowned upon. Make sure to observe the drop off and pick up times to see all the cliques.
I would agree that Bromwell is academically an excellent school. However, it's important to point out that it is a 'rich' school whose parents can afford to give a lot of money toward that excellence (including very good art, music, PE, and LMC/computer instruction all paid for by the hundreds of thousands raised by the PTA every year). Unfortunately, these same parents (and their children) can be very exclusive and snobby, esp toward kids and parents who can't afford to give quite as much. There is a great deal of parental involvement because there is a whole crew of stay-at-home moms who are there constantly and can be quite the clique.
This is an excellent school. Both the teachers and parents are very involved with the overall progress and development of the kids. There are many interesting and enriching activities in the school that will enable the kids to be all-rounders.
We feel so fortunate that our son got to go to Bromwell! It was an awesome experience all around. I can't say enough about the excellence of the teachers and the high level of parent involvement.
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