My child has been at BES for 2 years now and I could not be happier! I think it is an amazing school...with wonderful, caring teachers/admin! I have not noticed my child watching movies...I know they might watch an educational video that corresponds with what they are learning, but just sitting and watching movies does not happen. I think the special days (Grandparents' Day, Challenge Day etc) add to the overall school experience. I'm thrilled my child is at BES and it is worth every penny!
Beaches Episcopal School is a wonderful school. I am a mother of 3 (one BES Graduate and two currently enrolled) My oldest child graduated and is now in middle school. He is a current member of the National Junior Honor Society. I credit BES for giving him a strong academic foundation. My children that are currently at BES are also doing great. The school is not only academically challenging but exposes children to all of the arts areas, music, art etc. I have not noticed any over exposure to the TV or 'movies.' My children are busy in school with hands on activities and academics. BES is expensive but well worth the price.
I think BES is a wonderful school. My kids left there to enter full-time gifted curriculums and were very well prepared to maintain their top academic progress. BES has a special warmth and charm, because of the genuine concern the staff has for the children and because of heavy family involvement. Grandparents Day, Challenge Day and others add to the program, not detract. I think because of the small size and attention to the individual this is a place where an academically capable child can thrive in academics and personal development to become a well-rounded and confident individual. Top-notch in school resources with PE, art, music, spanish. The only downside I have is that it is expensive - but in this case, you get what you pay for.
I am glad to see other parents have noticed the number of days off, special days, movies etc too. The amount of actual class time is way too low. As someone who attended a private school the number of movies and non-academic days is very troubling. The principal is unresponsive to parental concerns about days off also so it is currently take-it-or-leave-it. Many parents have left-it.
Good school, but too many days off, 'special program' days,half days, non-academic days, and movies during the school day. For the money they should be in school learning more than they are.
The kids seem to enjoy BES. But as a parent, BES has way too many half-days and special days so not enough learning days. I agree with the previous reviewer that there are too many movies in class art, music, snack. Turn off the tvs. Once or twice a year is more than enough. Concentrate on academics and the basics. Keep the teachers teaching.
While Beaches Episcopal School (BES) is a fine school in Jacksonville, there are several areas where it needs improvement: 1. Fewer movies during class time (none or very few). 2. Too many half days and special days 'Grandparents' Day,' 'Challenge Day' etc. 3. Fewer substitute teachers - teachers are out too often. 4. Class sizes are a little too large. All in all, Beaches Episcopal School is a good school, but has a few areas that need improvement.
This is a great school but very pricey. The children learns so much at an early start. The clas sizes are small so kids can get individual attention and disabilities are noticed early.
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