My daughter is in kindergarten @ Brown and I am so impressed by her teacher, Mr Tosston, as well as the faculty and school itself. The international awarness they promote in addition to the regular academics is what I was looking for in a school.
I love this school My Grand daughters attend Brown and they have the best teachers in Town!!! Kindergarten and 1st grade the Lucero girls
I have 2 students at Brown.I love the teachers and staff. They are very helpful and never have a problem answering all my questions. My children are attending Brown with the school of choice program and I think it was the best choice I have ever made sending them to Brown.
It is a relief to be done with this school. for 10 years my kids excelled at Brown. They had top scores and participated in amazing activites. They have both been accepted at top rated magnet schools. My daughter is featured on the web site, yet the actives she the school brags about took place before the regime change. It is sad that people take so much pride and joy in having participated in the redesign process that hurt so many kids. As for Brown you can have it, my family is on to better things.
This is a redesigned school, meaning the curriculum and the staff are new as of the 05-06 school year. In the past 2 years, there are many new and exciting things happening. As educated parents we have choices. Choose a school that fits with what you want for your children. This school IS what I want for my children; caring staff, commitment to excellence and continued growth, a challenging global curriculum, and positive momentum. If you want to be a part of shaping your child's education and experiences in an up and coming school, this is it.
If all it takes is a few after school programs (which are not even close to the quality that has been offered in previous years), a single spike in test scores and a garden to make you happy then Brown is the school for you! If you have a smart kid and you want him or her challenged go somewhere else! We used to have a full time challenge program, this year it is one afternoon a week. The IB curriculum used to be taught by a teacher with 20 years of experience teaching IB at one of the best programs in the state. We had one of the best DI/GT teachers in the district.
My son attends Brown and I am thrilled. The leadership is strong and there is a clear vision and purpose to what is going on in the school and the classroom. The IB program and the units the students are beginning to engage in are rich and really challenge my son to go beyond the basics and allow him to work at his own level. The before and after school offerings are diverse. Engineering Club in elementary school is a great opportunity. The parent involvement is increasing and has great potential as the school continues to grow and more and more people choice in.
HI I am a parent whose been at this school with children for many years. This school used to be so friendly and open for parents and students however the comfort level for this school has dropped down a considerable amount I find both principals to be rude and not caring. As for the level of learning it has dropped the teachers are constantly out of the building for training Subs are left to teach and extra curricular programs that were held to such a high standards in the past are no longer important or thrown together like slop. Brown is no longer a nice place to learn!
We have two children at Brown and are enthusiastic about the school, administration and teachers. Since the transition from a traditional to IB program two years ago academic performance at the school has shown 'significant improvement' according to state measures, and the primary focus has been on academics. As we continue to improve, I look forward to seeing more opportunities to involve parents and create a supportive community for families at the school. I'm especially excited about the establishment of a community garden at the school, which I see as an opportunity to create a living laboratory for our kids and a community resource for families. We highly value the diverse multi-cultural student body.
We have been very happy with our first year at Brown International Elementary! We have loved the teacher and the Principal and Vice Principal are amazing. I can't forget to mention the school nurse who has such an incredible passion for the school and for children in general. I am glad my child is learning some Spanish and the after school program is such an added benefit to the school. Parental involvement is coming along, but will only improve as time goes on and as the IB implementation process continues. I am very pleased with the spaciousness and environment in the art, music and Spanish rooms as well. Overall, we have been very pleased.
The increasing level of parent involvement and the leadership of the administration and staff make this school a great choice.
This used to be a good school. My kids were involved in Destination Imagination, We the People, Shakespeare and more. Since the teachers and principal were fired the school has gone down. In fifth grade my son was taking part in mock congressional debates, this year the fifth graders are learning the Electric Slide. In third grade my daughter participated in a play that traced the history of Denver from the Dinosours to modern day. This year they stand on stage and mouth the words to a sing along tape. Formula writing has replaced having books published by the Colorado Indpendent Book Publishers Association and winning state and local writing competitions. Many of the teachers are great, but they do not have the freedom to really challenge the kids, everything is about CSAP. Also this is supposed to be an IB school, my daughter go 9 weeks of foreign Language.
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