I love the teachers at this school! They are pleasant and go the extra mile for their students. I have concerns about the helpers at the school (the paraprofessionals) as I personally have heard them speak down to some of the children on numerous occassions. Now I am not saying all these kids were perfect but I personally wouldn't speak to an adult the way they speaks to kids. I love the school, teacher, and principal. I just wish the paraprofessionals had a little more patience.
I just read the review of Salem School, and other than the description of the building, I would have thought it was another school in another town. We intentionally bought our home in the Salem School district, and have not regretted our decision once. We have received appropriate personal guidance on education and medical issues that have faced our children. I have found the atmosphere to be warm and welcoming. I have been invited to help out numerous times, all with happy results. My children look forward to their day there and I always enjoy the dinner conversations we have about what they did and what they learned that day. I am happy and pleased with their educational achievements over the years. Keep in mind, my children are not perfect, and have had to be disciplined at times, but it has always been deserved and suitable.
I tend to disagree with the last comment posted. For the years I have known not only the school (which I feel I know better than most others) I find that the school is a wonderful place for the children, with a staff that truly cares about the well being, happiness and education of them. As for the principal, I have a high admiration for the manner that she manages the school and her deep caring for each and every student.
Salem School is a cute little brick building small town school, on the outside. On the inside, the principal doesn't take parental comments serious, teachers screaming throughout the hallways, lunch room is set up military style, and they have too many kids per teacher/classroom. My kids have attended this school for 3 years and I am very unhappy with it. But when we approached the principal with our concerns, she played dumb and then didn't take us serious.
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