I love this school, and both of my daughters have had great experiences for the past four years. My older daughter is a fantastic reader and her 3rd grade teachers (Mrs. Leonard and Mrs. Crayne) have really fostered a love of reading. My younger daughter's Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Drury, is also excellent. The kids get so much encouragement and there are so many chances to earn special rewards based on their achievement and completion of assigments (ie., choosing certain activies, movies or pizza parties on Friday afternoon, etc). The aftercare program is also excellent, and they separate the kids by grade and have them sit down and do their homework right after school. The kids love have a lot of fun in the program and just love the women who run it. Awesome school!
Horrible experience I think there is no work in school and only work for home. My child did not get any attention as there were too many kids and I removed her from this school I did not like their system.
This school is awsome! My children love it. The staff are great especially Mrs. Bernice. She is wonderfull.
2007-2008 was our first experience with the public school system in Florida. My son is with Mrs. Crayne in 3rd grade and we all love her. She has worked wonders with him. We came to Freedom from St. Barnabas. My son attended there from preK3 through 2nd grade. I guess I was under the misguided assumption that because it was a 'private' school and a 'Christian' school that he would be in good hands. This was not the case at all. His second grade year was so horrible that he hated school and cried often. The atmosphere is totally different at Freedom. It is friendly, safe, and is not run by a few select people. Parents are welcomed to participate but it is not 'required'. If I had known what a wonderful environment he would be in, I would have made the switch much sooner.
I love this school. The teachers and staff are very pleasant. I love every aspect of this school. Thank you Freedom for being absolutely wonderful to my girls.
This school is a very clean and safe school for the children. It is in a very open and empty neighborhood. The staff there, from teachers to office staff, are the sweetest and kindest people. My son is in Kindergarten but also did Pre- K at Freedom over the summer. He loves the school and the teachers. His favorite teacher is Mrs. Depadova (I don't know the spelling). He has Mrs. Harriss right now but she is out on medical leave. He has had a wonderful substitute while she is out but Mrs. Harriss still looks at all his work and sends notes home to the parents to show she still cares. Overall this is a great school and I would recommend it to every parent!
The teachers are superb and genuinely care about the children. Parents are welcome on campus and teachers are always available for conferences, readily accomodating a working parent's schedule.
Great teachers have flocked to this school! Though it doesn't offer a gifted program, my child's teachers make a great effort to offer him enrichment activities, instead of making him follow along at a snail's pace with the regular curriculum. They seem genuinely concerned with my child's education. Administrators are the greatest, and seem to know each child by name. PTA could be more active--haven't seen much going on there. Plenty of outdoor playground space. Offers music and art classes.
When I left this school, I cried. Not just because I left My friends, but I left the deland atmosphere. The Freedom elementary atmosphere. And Plus It was A huge change from people always being nice to me...to people being rude to me( when I mean people, I'm talking about the difference from Freedom elementary to Red Bug Elementary.) I have to say this school is one of the best there is, and if your hearing this from a 10 year old's veiw, than think of it in yours.
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