My son went here from Kinder to Grade 8. I must say that academically, they are at par with other schools. They have good practices to ensure the students are able to understand the subject and each of the teachers have their method and approach to ensure the teachers learn. However, I think there can still be improvement and I think the leaders should ensure that is pushed to their staff to ensure consistency of practices among teachers. That said, my comments on the school leadership are below:
1. The Leadership of the school (Principal, Asst Principal etc) should be able to provide direction that teaching standards has to be followed at a certain extent. A process followed by 1 teacher if effective should be adopted by other teachers and should be imposed by the Principal. They are lacking at that.
2. The Principal should be an example to all her staff members. She's very ineffective because she does not have standards properly imposed and lack the direction to her staff; in effect, everyone do not know what they have to do to address concerns when things are raised to her attention.
Rogers is a great school, academically, with a diverse student body and dedicated teachers. We are happy to have the opportunity for our children to study there. That being said, if you are looking for a school that fosters a sense of community and a parent-involved approach to learning, this is not it. Direct, schoolwide communication from the principal and vice-principal to the parent community are non-existent and the school can feel nebulous, simply a structure where our children to each day. This is very different from our last school where there was clearly a sense of community and a place for families at the table and strong, encouraging communications from and with school leadership. Still a great school but....
I have two children at Rogers, it is excellent. They group the children into small "power teams" for reading and math, and do a great job helping the disadvantaged kids (non-English at for, for example) while still challenging the more advanced students. They really care for all the students and do a great job considering the diverse population.
this school is okay.One thing that really bothers me is that i dont think they handle bullying and other social problems correctclty they challenge the children to far and that gets my children flusterd and doesnt make them exited to learn.iTS RASIST THATS ALL IM SAYING
moved my kid here because i didn't like my local public school (darien). here the teachers are GREAT, there is extra help for kids, before and after school care for parents who work and extracurricular activities. teacher really care about the students. the diversity is fantastic. wish they would expand to high school.
The quality of the education at the International School at Rogers Magnet is outstanding...I would not send my child anywhere else! The International Baccalaureate program is a philosophy that ties everything together and makes learning meaningful and challenging for all students!
The high academic quality of Rogers is maintained because students are put in small groups according to their reading and math abilities. Children are often in small groups where real learning occurs. Love the IB emphasis and teachers. A happy place.