My son has attended this school for almost two years now and his test scores and grades have steadily gone down hill. The staff (with the exception of Mr. Madalon) are not willing, able or determined to work with smart kids who are bored with the curriculum. This is a classic case of teachers phoning it in when it comes to working with all students in their class. There are no enrichment opportunities for smart kids at all. There are constant fights happening with the students and no field trips for the kids. I've had to pay out of pocket cash for projects that were so grossly under what we contributed it makes me wonder where that money was going. The lunch program is a complete joke. My son has told me on more times I can count that the lunchroom has run out of food when the older kids get there. How do you run out of food? Poorly run budget managers, that's how. No I'm sorry a bagel and yogurt is NOT what I would consider healthy and nutritious for a growing child. I'm glad to be done with this school and it's complacent staff. They should be ashamed at what a disservice they're doing for our children.
If you are interested in a school that is in a strong and diverse community that is quickly becoming one of the best K-5 programs in Stamford, then Springdale is the place for you. Since coming over from Rogers school, Anne Downey has transformed the school in several aspects. The PTO does a great job with activities throughout the school year with the support of many volunteers that take deep care into providing a quality of life for the community. We haved lived in the Springdale neighborhood for almost 10 years and look forward to both of our sons growing up here.
I have been nothing but pleased with Springdale School, and especially since a new principal came in. My oldest daughter just finished there and was placed in all honors classes in middle school. My youngest is still there and has also tested well above average for DRA. The role of parents in their child's education is important for any school - both in academic and social aspects. However, I do think the teachers at Springdale really care about their students, and when parents work together with them, it's the kids who win.
I am so happy with our first year at Springdale. My son has almost completed kindergarten, and I can't believe how much he has learned in just one year. The teachers he has worked with are so loving and professional. The curriculum is surprisingly rigorous but manageable. I like that there was homework but not too much of it.
My son is new to the school this year and so far I have been impressed with how far he has gotten and his eagerness to learn. Something that he did not have at his previous (private schools) St. Cecilia and Long Ridge School. I was reluctant to send him to a public school but I'm so glad we did. It is is a large school so you do have to deal with influence that other kids have. I found that it happens in private schools as well. Sometimes its worse at the private schools. The only difference is that those kids are better at lying and hiding it I found. I really find that the behavior of the kids is because of lack of parenting. My son has not picked up any bad behavior from the other kids at Springdale. However, I do see it but He has learned that it is wrong. I make sure to follow through. My son has adapted well to the curriculum and his teacher is so far the best teacher he has had compared to the teachers at his private schools. Everyone that works there seems to be very passionate and excited to teach. The PTO works harder than any other schools I've experienced in Stamford. More importantly my son is learning and he loves going to school. This school should be a magnet school
i think springdale is the worst school there is. the teachers are rude, the students are bullies and my child has been learning the most disgusting and gross inappropriate sexual talk. and my child is is in 2nd and 4th grade. this school needs major help