The so called leaders, and many of the teachers, ARE the bullies. When kids bully other kids, they don't do anything about it. But if your kids stand up to the bullies, they will be the one to get suspended!!
If you're into LGBT rights, then this school is for you! They practical shove it down the kids' throats. They have a LGBT club and try to make it appear Vogue. Many of the teachers are self centered bullies. They don't care if your child is learning. There is absolutely no compassion or respect.
Kids always have a lot of homework. The sad part is, parents are supposed to teach their kids how to do their homework. What exactly do they do in school all day?? Teachers don't assess for learning. They just give bad grades!! Teachers don't answer emails.
Some teachers do not give home work to students. They rely on some "research" which does not indicate any home work benefits to kids. I wonder if teachers are worried about extra load that they have to handle if they give home work. My kids were never challenged in the school. TAG program was not handled by a competent teacher . Some of these teachers who do not believe in the advantages of home work should be deputed to some of the Boulder Schools to understand the importance of home work. I would not recommend this school if you are looking for an academically challenging school.
both my kids attend this school. Teachers do way more than what is expected. The principal is approachable, and hands-on. I feel as if the kids are being challenged to do their best. The kids would benefit from more gifted-and-talented identification early on, rather than wait till middle school. they do not teach specifically to make the kids do well in tests, which I appreciate, since the education is more well-rounded.
I usually don't post reviews, but felt compelled after reading the recent bad review(s). Our child has been in this school for 3+ years. This is an excellent school! Principal Hamasaki does a very very good job of running it. Her presence is always felt. After school music recitals, haloween parade, every single event; she's always there. Did I mention that she's extremely approachable? Academically, my child is well challenged (doing advanced level math) and I have never ever felt that the school/teachers was lacking in anyway. I consider myself lucky to have access to this school.
This school thinks they can teach your children inappropriate, vulgar material. They don't work with parents. It's their way or they make your life, and your children's lives miserable. They are allowed to make false reports as a form of revenge. There's a lot of bullying at the school. It doesn't do any good to for kids complain to teachers, or staff members. They just ignore it. If you're the type of parent that doesn't care what they teach, or don't teach your children, or if you're the type of parent who can't be bothered to monitor your children's education and are happy keeping your head in the sand, then this school is for you!!
Teachers seem to do what is easiest for you. One fifth grade teacher decided it was easier to exempt homework assignments instead of taking the extra time to actually TEACH the assignments. Horrible teacher!!!
This school gives WAY TOO MUCH HOMEWORK!! I wonder what they do in school all day when they are required to do so much homework. The unfortunate part is, if kids need help with homework, they don't seem to get it. Nobody works past their 3:35 contract time. The days of teachers going above and beyond to help kids is long gone.