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Brito Miami Private School4
Posted March 19, 2015
- a parent
This is my son's first year at brito. I consider putting him there when he was about 5 years old, but really didn't feel to comfortable due to the fact it's a k-12 school and wasn't sure if he would be safe. Now my son is in the 3rd grade and I've learned before he attended the school, all the students are different buildings. He has about 15 students in his class. My main issue is, that I do not like that there's really only one of each grade for elementary. I'm not sure for the higher grades. I dislike it because your child had no options of teachers and students. Which means if my child has a problem with either, they helpless and stuck in that situation. There's some students very few, I would prefer my child not to be in class with. but there is nothing that can be done, especially if their parents are paying monthly like me. Also they uniform are pricey, you have to pay for lunch and books. My child didn't get his book, until the middle of the school year. I rate the school a 4 because of the great line of communication with nice staff. They contact me if my child needs anything, and they are willing to help him if I'm not available. He has fun and he's learning.
This place is a disgrace. They promote a "nurturing environment" but the Kindergarten teacher is a psychotic tyrant. She screams at the little ones like an army drill sergeant and disciplines thru intimidation rather than nurture. She has no respect for the parents and tells you to "Go file a complaint" if you don't like her manner. I have observed her repulsive behavior and it is shameful and sad. Parents drop off their kids feeling worried about them. The administration does nothing about it. THE ONLY THING THEY CARE ABOUT IS GETTING MONEY. The place is a dump. Save yourself heartache, money, and stress for your child.
This is THE WORST SCHOOL I have ever dealt with as a parent, and student myself. Read this review and save your money please. I enrolled my son in their VPK program, the teacher NEVER introduced herself. Complained on a daily basis about how tired she was and overwhelmed despite having a tiny class AND assistant. She yelled personal information out in front everyone like "YOUR SON WAS NOT LISTENING TODAY I BARELY SLEPT LAST NIGHT IDK HOW I DID IT". She couldn't spell to save her life and called my son by the wrong name the entire year. I tried several times to set up an appointment with the principal and she dodged them all. He wasn't supervised during lunch so he never finished and she would ask to keep his blueberries if he didn't finish...she always had her daughter in her class so of course wasn't paying full attention to the students. I couldn't believe I had to pay them to watch my son.
I attended Brito for about 9 years as a student. I started there in kindergarten and stayed until 9th grade. I found myself in a tough situation as I got older attending this school because I realized that I really wasn't learning anything. The only thing that saved me was the studying I did out of school. I went on to become successful because public school is what saved me. You can get a better education at a public or charter school. The classrooms and student body sizes are so small that you do not develop social skills. I've seen most of my friends that graduated from there become very antisocial and afraid of the world because they were protected by the small gates of Brito. I warn all parents that before sending your child their please read this. If I would've attended another school I would've learned more and saved my family a lot more money. I suggest you a send them to a public school or if you have the money a real private school not this money hungry school. And just to throw in a fun fact. While I attended this school we had computers from the early 2000's in like 2009. Very outdated and used up while the principle went out and bought a brand new Maserati.
The school's staff is always willing to lend a helping hand. They accept the McKay scholarship and the AP/Coordinator is very helpful in processing everything that the public school system does not. My son was just a number in his last school but here he gets personal attention that has helped him so much. Would highly recommend!
Worst school EVER! My son has just finished his first year in pre-k and this is the worst experience I've had so far with a school. I have other older children and they have never been to a private school and have received an education compared to Brito. Brito is very disorganized, the so called teachers for the day care only go around yelling at the small children, and the so called principal is never to be found she gets to school late at the time i pick up my child which is around 11:30 AM or even later, and the assistant principal never knows what is going on in the school complete airhead when you ask her a question. With all honesty I do not recommend this school at all if you want your child to actually receive an education, and become someone in life. I really don't know how the school board doesn't realize how poorly educated the staff is and careless about the students.