My son has been the for 6 years, and I have had a good experience so far. Most of the teachers that we have interacted with have been good. My son is in the gifted program which is one of the best programs that school offers. The atmosphere is conducive to learning, and I will miss EBT as my son moves on to the technology program at Doral Academy.
Beware!!!! If you care about your children DO NOT send them to EBT.
3 Words: Incompetant, Inconsiderate and Pretentious.
I should have pulled mine out after my first Parent Teacher conference, when I was told by the 1st grade teachers that My child should speak SPANISH especially living in Florida...Maybe she should have been more specific and said "Doral"
(This is coming from a teacher who barely speaks English..I had a hard time understanding her thick accent, can you imagine how much harder it is for children?). Either way, last time I checked, I believe Florida is still part of the United States of AMERICA!
English is a bit more important lady!
Sure having a second language is great, but don't hold it against my child. (Which is exactly what they did).
Another thing they do is lock all the bathrooms, and tell children to "Hold it" my child came home this week running to the bathroom and told me "Mommy I thought I was going to pass out, my tummy hurts and I feel nauseous."
(That did it for me! I will be getting a hold of the Dean and board of directors...I'm not done with this school yet!)
Another horrific part of this school is some of
the Security Staff who only speak Spanish.
They talk/yell at not only children but parents like they are all delinquents.
They are not helpful at all..Very unorganized and uneducated.
It seems like Gossiping is on their priority list.
I'm sure not all teachers are bad at this school.
But the 1st grade teachers we had were not the best.
Lacked education, compassion and overall I think they just don't understand the concept of what a teacher should be.
We will NOT be returning to EBT.
The school is very clean , organize and safe for students. They have lots of extracurricular activities wich is good. However, the school is very much academic achievement oriented, and that puts a lot of pressure on the kids, I have come to the realization that if your kid is below average in academics , he or she will usually be left behind, and some teachers, not all, could be really mean about this. The administration is very shut down when it comes to helping with parent-teachers-kids problems, usually they side with the teachers , and parents feel they are not heard. I have to say they also have very good teachers. Good luck getting one, if you do your kid will have a wonderful experience, in the other hand if you don't be prepare to have a hard time! Recently, the most significant problem I' have encountered has been with spanish teachers in specifc Mr Garcia, he yells a lot to the kids, and is rude and mean to them, so much so that the kids are afraid of him,and this in elementary!