the PTA folks are fun...our administration cares for the kids, the kids are thriving...we are eco-friendly, academically focused and culturally diverse...we have families from many different nations who synergize each day to help make our school better....
They have a great sac! The teachers want to be there and do a great job letting the kids progress at their own pace.
Because of the Montessori spirit, the loving and nuturing atmosphere and the focus on well-being and green living
Great Montessori program with awesome, caring teachers and staff. Warm, friendly, inviting atmosphere for parents & caregivers to paticipate in their childrens elementary school years. Thank You Spady for being a Great school!
The montessori program is wonderful. Great teachers, helpful staff & the friendly atmosphere on campus. Plus my children love going to school. They really like their teachers & classmates.
S.D. Spady is a fabulous school with wonderful teachers and administrators that bring out the best in alll of our children and challenge them educationally!! I love Spady!
individualized care for it's students, and a caring private school feel. plus 3 year olds are accepted!
My son comes home daily saying school was great. And then the difference: he actually tells me what was great about it. Hope to get my daughter in too
for the past 7 years i am blessed to proudly say that my children attended/attend one of the best school in the state, they have great teachers except for some little minor problems here and there but no situation is perfect but for the most part its been wonderful, great nurse wonderful principal and vice principal and best of all GREAT philosophy
thru out the years ive had two kids go to this school,they have done excellant job,helping me deal with my childrens needs.very pleased with this school,i tell everyone about this school,,but turly believe they need to give awards out it helps kids to want to learn,,all kids like awards,,
My kid has been for one year there. She is going to 1ths Grade. She loves the school and her teacher. The teachers are so good. The only thing that I am concern its about the comunication in between the diferent departments in the administration. There arent comunication in between parents , teachers and PTA. They are not in the same pat or line. Its like everybody are working in something diferent but nobody knows about the other people and what are they doing. I guess the Administration should try to do something about it. These kinds of issues are allways because the personality of their liders. So maybe they need to think about this.
My daughter just turned 5 and has been there for one and a half year. She is in pre-K and can read at a 2nd or 3rd grade level. I don't do much extra at home except provide material for her to work on when she wants to. I credit Spady for any success she has enjoyed. More importantly, Spady has instilled a love of learning in her that I never possessed as far back as I can remember.
While my child is doing well in her class I find that she is far behind her cousins her age that attend school outside of Florida. The no dicipline approach, and the second chance theory should be rethought.
I absolutely love this school. I notice my children are intellectually much further ahead then other children their age.
I found that Spady was not appropriate for my child. Children have different learning styles- and the free flowing anything goes atmosphere does not offer the structure and discipline that some children need. I found the academics to be not challenging enough and my child was bored. The most disturbing is that I found the administration to be unfriendly, distant and deceptive. The office staff at the 1/2 year point- still did not even know my name or the name of my child- I found this off putting and not warm or friendly. We left Spady mid- year for a private school, as I can not have my child lose a year of education and on a bigger issue feel that the administration did not have the best interest of my child at heart- rather their own agenda. Everyone has different standards for their children.
I have 5 kids there. I can afford to send them anywhere but CHOSE to send them to Spady elementary.
Seems like the school is having a difficult time coordinating the Montessori approach with the FCAT approach. I'm not as enthusiastic as I was when my older child attended 8 years ago.
This is my daughter's second year. She loves her school and so do I. I am still ecstatic that she got in. She's doing great!
My daughter just started with SD Spady this year and I'm so happy she is in this school. It is a Montessori school which is great for kids to gain independence. They just started a new handwriting program which is fabulous. I just can't say enough good things about Spady.
Awesome, Awesome, Awesome. I have four children and one who is truning 15 this year went there since he was four, i hav eone there now in 5th grade and hopefully my two youngest will be accepted there. Mr. Clark is an awesome music instructor whom goes the extra mile with your children to ensure that they meet any and all potential they may have, he is pofessional in that he does official auditioning so that onl the best of the best is a part of his chorus. Since my daughter has been ther she has sang in, 'Carnegie hall', 'Kravis Center' etc. The academics at this school are montessori based and there is something to be said for a program where your children can work at their own pace and get ahead as they feel ready. Jordan who is now in 9th is in all advanced classes. Thanks SD Spady.
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