The younger students and older students work together, building a caring relationship. They are taught regular character traits, and they are rewarded for practicing them. It is rare to walk down the hall and see an unhappy child without seeing a friend there to help comfort him or her.
I absolutely love the way the school is like family for my child. She has friends at all age-levels from pre-k through 12th grade, and she is getting an excellent, well-rounded education at her level. Though she is advanced, the elementary school teachers make sure that they offer opportunities for all levels, so I never feel as though she's being held back. We are so happy at this school, with both the teachers/education and the environment!
School is not very academic. Academics are very weak. Not much homework. Don't get the impression that many of teachers know what they are doing and the administrator even know less what is going on. Looking to move our child soon. Just not very challenging and concerned that my son is not being prepared well for the future.
Not quite what was sold to us.
The kids are rewarded and applauded for their good work and encouraged to do well all the time. The teachers are always warm and welcoming to their students. I notice this each day when I drop off my child to school. I also noticed that the teacher talks to their students with the same level of maturity as adults.