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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Virginia Shuman Young Elementary School 3

Posted April 21, 2016
- a parent
This is my child's first year at VSY. Academically, he has learned many things and has had the opportunity to attend field trips, fun school wide events, and has made a few friends. However, socially and emotionally he has greatly regressed. He feels extreme pressure to be perfect, hates going to school, and has low confidence and self esteem. His teacher is not very welcoming and does not encourage parents to volunteer in the classroom, and is very strict with the students. This school is not for everyone.

Virginia Shuman Young Elementary School
Grateful to: Parent

Posted November 18, 2015
- a parent
I'm grateful to all our wonderful volunteers who help implement new programs and keep the ones we have running smoothly. I'm proud to be a parent at this school.


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Develops respect: Strongly agree

Posted June 07, 2015
- a parent
My daughter has become more confident and caring for herself and other kids in her school after being at VSY for 4 years

Virginia Shuman Young Elementary School
Develops empathy: Strongly agree

Posted June 07, 2015
- a parent
Again, the school "slogan" is "respect for self, respect for others and respect for the environment"

Virginia Shuman Young Elementary School
Develops honesty: Strongly agree

Posted June 07, 2015
- a parent
That is one of the mantras taught each day! The school has a " news show" each morning with a mantra for the week that always evolves around doing the right thing but most importantly: "respect for others, respect for self and respect for the environment"


Virginia Shuman Young Elementary School 5

Posted June 07, 2015
- a parent
The parental involvement is incredible. The events are so well planned and thought out. The diversity is amazing and it is due to it being a unique school that has kids from all across the county and it is NOT a zoned school. The Montessori environment makes it so kids have the same teacher 2 years in a row so the teacher really gets to know the child. The younger kids in the course learn from the older and the older help the younger. The staff is loving and caring. Overall, a great school!

Virginia Shuman Young Elementary School 5

Posted January 13, 2015
- a parent
This school is beyond amazing. The teachers, administrators, staff... everyone are all just top-notch people! This is our second year at VSY and our children simply LOVE school. They look forward to going each and everyday. It really reminds me of the saying, "Love what you do and you'll never work a day in your life"... the kids there are happy to be there and the parents are too. VSY should be used as a model and replicated to build an AMAZING educational system.

Virginia Shuman Young Elementary School 5

Posted April 29, 2014
- a parent
The best school ever my daughters had an amazing teacher K/1 Ms.Spencer and now they still have excellent teachers!!!!!!!!!!


Virginia Shuman Young Elementary School 5

Posted October 06, 2013
- a community member
Admission to this school is lottery based and only a small fraction of those who apply get in (maybe 5-10 percent, many of whom have connections or have offered money). Broward Schools only allow one magnet choice application, which means that for most this is a wasted effort. So unfair. The Montessori method is a proven model and is working very well here and at Beachside. The fact that hundreds of local families want their children to get in and cannot should be an indication that this model should be replicated throughout elementary schools, since the demand and results are evident. It is unfair that so many families are denied access to this great resource in the community. Lottery is not equal access! The other local schools in the area would improve greatly if they adopted this model of curriculum and instruction.

Virginia Shuman Young Elementary School 5

Posted September 12, 2013
- a parent
I think Ms. Moran, has a great love for her students and it shows. My daughter comes home everyday, wanting to continue do class work. She looks forward to going to school everyday. She is slowly making the adjustment. Parents start thinking about where you will send your 3-4 year old next school year. I suggest you check out VSY.

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Virginia Shuman Young Elementary School
101 Northeast 11th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL  33301
(754) 322-9050
Last modified Virginia Shuman Young Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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