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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly agree (1 response)
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Just right (2 responses)
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Is there someone at this school who you want to say "thanks" to?
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Currently, most people answered School leader (2 responses)
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Renbrook School 5

Posted August 09, 2016
- a parent
We love Renbrook School. Most of the teachers are solid educators and people. The families are inclusive, and the students are so kind and respectful. The new administrators, who are quite experienced and well-intended, had to make some very tough decisions this year: They needed to let go of some stagnant teachers and work on revitalizing a good curriculum in order to make it better. This was not received well by some, but it absolutely needed to be done. Enrollment is actually improving after just one year. We trust teacher morale will improve now that the most negative members of the faculty, who were not shy about their bitter feelings of being dismissed, are gone. My family is looking forward to meeting the new hires, and feeling a renewed energy on campus. Teachers and support staff: Thank you for your hard work and dedication. Administrators: Thank you for your courage to do what is best for the school. Students: Keep up the great work! We trust that Renbrook is headed in a positive, productive direction and are looking forward to returning in the fall. Added on a subsequent date: I have been reflecting on the previous comment regarding the top administrators being evaluated after 80 years. Respectfully, I see it differently than the original poster does. I regard the evaluation of the top administrators as quite positive. How else can they be given constructive input from which they can grow and learn? My opinion is: What took the board so long to evaluate administration in the first place? No wonder there has been so much turnover among administrators. The school would be extremely fortunate to hold on to Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Beck and Mr. Tremblay. I certainly hope the teachers and board members are evaluated in this manner, as well. Love the school by the way. It's only getting better with these recent changes.

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Grateful to: School leader

Posted July 29, 2016
- a parent
School Leaders: Thank you for greeting us by name each morning, even in the cold winter months. We appreciate you meeting with us to discuss our teacher concerns, and solving difficult problems. Change is difficult, but it is also essential and invigorating. Our hats go off to each of you.


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Teacher effectiveness: Effective

Posted July 29, 2016
- a parent
Some teachers seem to have fallen into an uninspired rut, but most of them are not returning. We feel this school year will be much improved with new hires.

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Grateful to: Teacher

Posted April 26, 2016
- a parent
All of the teachers are deserving of thanks and praise; they love the children and their families.

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Teacher effectiveness: Very effective

Posted April 26, 2016
- a parent
The teachers and their relationships with their students are the heart of Renbrook. Teachers would be able to be much more effective with an administration that they trusted and respected.


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Amount of homework: Too much

Posted April 26, 2016
- a parent
Students spend hours at night and weekends on homework - way too much for this age group.

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Develops grit: Agree

Posted April 26, 2016
- a parent
Since Renbrook is a private school sustained by tuition-paying parents, teachers are encouraged to keep the "consumers" happy at any cost to the quality of the program.

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Develops respect: Strongly agree

Posted April 26, 2016
- a parent
There is mutual respect between the teachers and the students. The same cannot be said about the teachers and administrators. The environment is toxic.


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Develops empathy: Strongly agree

Posted April 26, 2016
- a parent
Social skills are an integral part of the program. The traits of compassion, caring and empathy are the opposite of the values that the administration of this school demonstrates.

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Posted April 26, 2016
- a parent
When thinking about Renbrook, consider why an outside company has been hired to evaluate the top administrators - the first time this has ever been done in the 80 year history of the school. The reason? Lowest enrollment ever, discontent among the faculty, staff, and parent community. Renbrook has lost all sense of being a school family and has become a ruthless business. Go to public school.

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Renbrook School
2865 Albany Avenue, West Hartford, CT  06117
(860) 236-1661
Last modified Renbrook School is a Private school that serves grades K-9
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