I'm currently a student in the eighth grade at this school, a member of the Explorers eighth-grade team. Instructors here (in my experience) are exceptional, and probably one of the greatest history teachers in the state happens to be on my team. The principle is a constantly-felt presence; not only is he regularly heard in the afternoon announcements, but students constantly meet him while walking about. Cafeteria food is generally sub-par, though not necessarily repulsive. I've found both deans and school staff to be kind and helpful. Students are given privileges in the form of 'cards' of a specific color based on grades, behavior and attendance whose highest level (gold) is substantial in benefit; a student wearing one can count on being dismissed early, for example. This place has become a second home for me, and I'm sure it will for your child will as well.