I moved here from Buffalo a little over a year ago and informed my children that they will be ahead of the children in Florida as you here so many terrible things about Florida schools. Coming to Del Prado boy was I wrong. I am so thrilled to be apart of this school and how they work with the children is fabulous. They can pin point any child when and if they need help in a certain area and will work with them. Please understand this is a gifted school and by no means are my children in the gifted school program but the teaching skills, education to the children, closeness,caring and support is all there. I am so thrilled to be at this school and am glad they have helped my children in the areas that they need.
Rated through FCAT testing as Palm Beach County's top elementary school, Del Prado puts a heavy emphasis on achievement, and it shows. Del Prado has never received a grade other than an 'A' on FCATs, and is rated in the state's top 100 elementary schools. The parental involvement is awe-inspiring. The school runs a variety of programs and extracurricular activities, from parents serving as room moms and guest readers in the lower grades, to field day judges and parents working side-by-side with their kids on the twice-annual nature trail cleanup days. The PTA offers a variety of programs for parents as well as events that parents and their kids can attend together. All in all, Del Prado is a remarkable place that functions remarkably well and strives for continual improvement.
A great elementary school with major parent involvement. The teachers are terrific and are very approachable and welcoming to parents and students. a lot of emphasis on FCAT prep and testing.
Both of my children were in the Gifted program here -Mrs Breger is the gifted KG teacher--she is phenomenal!!!!She gives children joy in learning to read etc.My daughter loved her KG and wanted to go even when she was sick. Afterschool program with Lori Goldfinger was wonderful. I loved this school
Overall I would rate it as a very good school but there is some disparity between the 'gifted' and regular classrooms. The regular classrooms could use a little more structure. The extracurricular activities offer excellent choices and are well run. The PTA leadership, although active and dedicated, is not as open or welcoming as it could be to allow even more to be done for the school. It would be helpful if they were more open to participation and forthcoming with information to all parents in the school.
Nice school with warm and caring teachers. No problems with this school whatsoever.
Del prado had been great to both of my kids academically and socially. They have both had the kind of teachers that you remember as an adult, the kind that really make a difference. Both of my kids are in the gifted program and I feel that has contributed greatly to their experience at Del Prado. I know of other kids that are not in the gifted program and have not had the same experience there.
We moved from Texas where we homeschooled our children. We had heard that FL schools were not very good. We were very surprised. DP is an excellent school from all of our experiences to date. We have one 2nd grader and one 5th grader. Parent-teacher communication is excellent. Very structured environment. Teachers, though most are quite young, are very skilled and conscientous. Our children are gifted and are happy and challenged there. PTA is very active, although it is not very easy to get in to that group if parents work full-time. Overall, we are very happy with Del Prado.
Del Prado is an excellent school with a fabulous gifted program and teachers who care.
Del Prado is wonderful school that offers programs to meet a variety of needs. It is open to parent involvement and the staff is welcoming.
This is my youngest son last day at Del Prado, so I felt compelled to post a review. I have only praise for this school, the teachers, the PTA, the parents and of course the students. My two boys enjoyed days at Del Prado that where enriched with not only academics but with diversity. Every child should have the opportunity to grow up in an environment where everyone really cares about them. Del Prado is a well rounded school that offers it all. I am so thankful that my children had the opportunity to attend Del Prado, to learn, to grow and to be happy.
Very nice school. Good results, friendly, understanding. Children feel secure and supported.
I think the gifted program is excellent. it really challenges my kids. I am disappointed the music program is not developed to generate high interest among the kids.
Great school if you are a praetn who does not want to be involved in your childs education, parental involvement is discouraged. Events are planned during the working day when most parents cannot attend. Parents are excluded from award ceremonies, orientations (including pre term orientation) if they cannot be rpeent during the school day, pretty unfair and unrealistic in today's society. Seems they have American issues as well, Pledge of Allegiance is only said 'if we have time'. They fail on many levels in my book. Grades on paper are not the only things that count when children feel disconnected because family/parental involvement is strategically discouraged.
This is a great school. 100% parent involvement, interested,high quality, caring and loving teachers. They thrive for exlence and give there all for the students. The only down point is the constant request for monetary donations. It can get to be alot at times.
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