The collaborative model of teaching that Imagine uses is outstanding. Teachers plan together with their grade-level and subject-level teams, and they also work together between grade levels when planning for student placements.
Curriculum can be challenging but there is a strong focus on student-centered learning and inquiry. For example, in many of the upper elementary classes the science and social studies projects are done entirely in class. Students must do the work themselves, even developing their own rubrics in order to set standards for excellence.
Respect is one of the core character values for the school. There is an expectation for student behavior that begins with respect. Disrespectful and disruptive behaviors are not tolerated in the classroom and as a result the learning environment is focused and calm much of the time.
Imagine is a special place. I have two children who have been in the elementary program for 2 years now and their growth has been phenomenal. The two-teacher model really allows instructors to specialize in a content area and develop collaborative lesson plans. One of my children is staffed for gifted and the teachers have done well accommodating her needs and leveling up her learning where needed. Socially, Imagine has been a welcoming place for my children and they have made deep connections with their peers. There is a true community feeling there that's lacking in the large 900+ student populations of public schools we attended prior to this. We are thankful for Imagine and for the positive learning environment it provides our children!