From the moment we stepped on the campus, we, and more importantly our daughter, felt like we were part of a family. The head of school is readily accessible and takes a personal interest in each student s education. We have been on a long journey from our daughter loving school to dreading going in the morning. Once we changed to Hendricks, she loves school again and comes home excited to share with us what she has learned that day. We could not be happier with Hendricks!
As a parent of Hendricks students and as a secondary and post-secondary education professional, I have been pleased with (and certainly not fooled by) the hard, objective evidence of my children's academic and social growth. Whereas I cannot directly testify as a Hendricks teacher to the teacher's experience within the school, the culture of Hendricks is typical of private, upper-middle class prep schools: competitive, participatory, growing, and maybe too competitive for its own good at times. It is my job as a parent and thus member of this community to mitigate that competitive strain on my children and even teachers if I can. In the end, I understand the "Hendricks for Life" slogan to represent an enduring dedication to excellence. If my son's scholastic performance is any indicator, then the Hendricks' culture is viable and worth your consideration.
The best PK3 to 8th grade school in Jacksonville! Caring and loving faculty and staff who look at each child as an individual and tailor their instruction to each child's needs. The children are also taught questioning and how to solve problems and make decisions thoughtfully and skillfully which helps make them successful throughout life. Both of my children went on to the IB program at Stanton College Prep and were very well prepared by the curriculum at Hendricks.
Hendricks' culture is the best part of this school. We do what we say we'll do to the best of our ability; we support the students and each other as well as we can. I enjoy teaching here!
My school is Hendricks Day School. Thanks to the individualized education that HDS provides my children are receiving what they need both academically and socially. HDS provides a loving, supportive, family environment that every child deserves and needs!
I interviewed at several schools around Jacksonville but once I walked into Hendricks Day School I knew it was the place I wanted to be! I love how all the teachers here will go out of their way to find ways to make curriculum engaging and accessible to all students. It's a very positive atmosphere for students and faculty alike.
Hendricks Day Scool is a wonderful school! I have worked here for three years and I couldn't be happier. Administrators are very supportive and helpful. They really care about every student at our school. I'm excited to have my 3 year old son attending Hendricks next year. I know that he will be in a loving and supportive environment.
Great school! Individualized attention, lots of resources where public school does not have as many.
Hendricks is a school that achieves the balance between academic rigor and personal, character development. It is a warm, family-based school that focuses on the unique needs of every single child. Children do not fall through the cracks at this school! Each child's individuality is valued, from their interests to their learning style. With this knowledge and focus, students are able to receive a tailored education that allows them to be challenged in a way that promotes optimal academic success and also to have their interests in other areas nurtured and explored through the many available resources. Teachers and parents work as a collaborative team with the best interest of every student at the heart of every decision. A fantastic place to learn, work - and to just be.
I am in my tenth year of teaching. Before coming to Hendricks Day School, I was losing my passion. I was just going through the motions of an every day teacher. Thanks to Hendricks, I LOVE teaching again! The administration, faculty, and staff love each and every student and strive to help them to the best of their ability. Hendricks lives their core values of love, community, promise, individuality, and discovery daily. My godson will be attending Hendricks next year and I couldn't be more excited to share this educational journey with him!
Hendricks is an amazing environment to work in. Our students are respectful and eager to learn, which makes every work day a joy. Our administration is supportive and flexible, taking time to understand the teacher's point of view. We work very hard for the families at Hendricks and try to develop the best relationships possible. After 8 years in public schools, Hendricks really feels like a dream come true!
Hendricks Day School offers an excellent education in a caring and supportive environment. The students are offered a great variety of experiences every day as they move from their classroom and multiple resources (art, science, music to name a few). Every teacher, staff and administrative employee is fully committed to providing the best education for the students. I love Hendricks Day School!!!
Hendricks is an amazing school with a true family feel. Students are constantly challenged to their potential in a caring environment.
Hendricks strives for excellence in offerings to the students and families through the involved teachers and staff of the school. On a regular basis, there are many school wide activities and events put on, which encourage growth for a well rounded student. There are several resource classes to supplement the normal curriculum as well. Overall, Hendricks gives the opportunity for all children to be nurtured and have successes while in attendance.
This school is the closest thing to a family. We all care about each and every student and about each other. It is a wonderful place to be; a home away from home. As a teacher, we really go out of our way to make every student shine - and they all do in their own unique way!
The first time I walked into HDS, I knew it was special. The first time I came in contact with the students and staff, I knew it was the perfect school for me. I have finally found the place where thinking outside the box is encouraged, students are allowed to ask questions, and exploration, investigation, and growth is the norm. The students don't aspire to gain information, but instead, knowledge is what they are after. The teachers love their jobs to the point where you can feel their energy radiating immediately after walking into the building. I have nothing but excellent things to say about Hendricks. However, I encourage you not to take my word for it. Come see for yourself!!!
My son is in his second year at Hendricks, and we are so very satisfied with this school. My son is developmentally ahead but yet he receives instruction that is challenging to him! I love that he is learning new things every day. The critical thinking skills and habits of mind have been amazing! How many 3 year olds are caught using the word persisting to describe what they must do to learn how to tie his shoes? We are very pleased with the school's nurturing approach to challenging young minds!
As an alumni, a parent, and a faculty member, I am very familiar with what Hendricks has to offer! As a parent, my children are given so many opportunities to learn and grow in a safe and warm environment. I am often blown away at some of the things that they are doing and learning in class. As a faculty member, I know exactly what goes into the curriculum and how hard working and dedicated the teachers are to their students. I have worked at several other schools and I know that when students leave Hendricks they are prepared for high school and the many challenges that they will face in the coming years. Hendricks truly is for life!
My family has been at Hendricks for the past 10 years. My youngest child will be graduating this year and my older daughter transitioned beautifully from HDS to high school. I know that my daughter going into high school this fall is academically and socially prepared, thanks to the strong foundation provided at Hendricks.
My two kids have been a part of the HDS family for 8 years. I can't speak highly enough for the school and staff. My kids have been challenged academically but in a caring, comfortable environment. The teachers and staff truly care for each child. Also, the sports programs offered at HDS have opened the doors for my kids to play sports they may not have had the opportunity to participate in at other schools. Because of this extra attention, my kids now are playing sports at the high school level. The culture at HDS is truly unique. The differentiated instruction really helps each child learn in their own unique way. Your child will become more confident and secure with who they are. Please take the time to consider HDS where the teachers, facility, and staff will give your child the individual attention and tools necessary to succeed. Wonderful school and staff.
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