It's an okay school. Certainly not as good as other reviewers have stated. They have many older, below par teachers here. Yes parents are involved here because they have to be involved. Having lived in other area of CT, I can attest to the fact that there many better public school systems around. I believe the great reviews actually stem from parents not wanting the value of their homes to decrease, and from the very few teachers that are truly exceptional at Morley ( or their prior school systems were poor).
A teacher-designed curriculum and strong parent support gives individualized attention in a way that helps kids according to their individual learning style. Personal and effective teaching leads to intelligent and confident kids. Like a private academy in the public school system. My kids (now in middle school and HS) love it to this day.
Morley is an outstandIng Elementary School. Led by a great Principal, most of the staf with the exceptin of mayybe one or two teachers., is outstanding. They are dedicated, organized, well prepared, hard working and they care about the students. I was pariicularly impressed with Mrs. Flores, my son's first grade teacher. Not only did she posses all the qualities listed above, she goes out of her way to ensure that her students learn about how to care and respect one another.
I went to a fancy-pants private school when I was a kid and Morley has that over-priced place beat by a mile. Enthusiastic, gifted teachers and a wonderful atmosphere make Morley a fantastic place for kids to learn and grow. The principal isn't the best I've ever met, but the staff more than makes up for her. I've had three kids go through Morley and am grateful that we ended up at such a wonderful school. The specials teachers (art, music) are especially great.