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PK-8|Private
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IDS is an incredible option for your Pre-K to middle schooler. The academic excellence, social emotional curriculum, theater and arts and athletic programs are outstanding and offer a terrific experience. If you haven't visited the campus, you should. - a parent

Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


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The teachers are the school's most special and incredible asset and secret to the excellence of the school.




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The teachers really know my children -- what they are good at and what they find challenging. They are able to work to help each child progress to be their best self. I love that my kids have a peer group that they stay with throughout their school experience. I love having parents who are thoughtful and warm and who really value education to walk with on my parenting journey.

Handles bullying effectively: Strongly agree


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There is no back row at IDS. Teachers see what happens and are on even relatively minor issues.

Supports LD students: Strongly agree


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You may see some middle school kids using computers to take notes. Just one simple accommodation that helps kids with learning differences thrive at IDS.


Effective school leaders: Strongly agree


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The current head of school was a long-term dean in UConn's school of education. She really knows how kids learn and how to develop effective teachers. She is also the parent of an IDS alum, so she knows the school very well and is providing to be a superb leader.

Develops character: Strongly agree


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The school song includes the word "empathy, compassion, and respect." The intentional social-emotional curriculum (Responsive Classroom and Second Step) encourages kids to develop these skills alongside reading, writing, and math.

Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


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The teachers at IDS look at each child individually and try to understand how that child learns best. They have a range of ideas available to them and have the freedom to try new approaches.


Amount of homework: Strongly agree


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There is a small amount of age-appropriate work in the lower grades. By middle school the kids are balancing some from each subject on many nights, but it is meaningful work - not mindless busywork.



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The Independent Day School understands what innovative, dynamic and impactful education looks like.

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