Please do not be misled by Sunset Preparatory School. They do not have the qualifications to address children with special needs, even though they advertise that they accept the McKay Scholarship and accommodate such children. The teachers do not seem to be certified for special needs. They do not know how to motivate these children. Instead of positive reinforcement, they seem to aggravate negative behavior and then punishing the child for something he/she has no control over. It is very hurtful, especially as a parent, to see a child that loves to learn become so frustrated that they do not want to go to school.
My Son's school is Sunset Preparatory, he came from the public school system two years ago and entered 8th grade here. Academically my son did a 360 degree change went from c's and d's to a' and b's, he arrived with very little confidence and will leave soaring full of confidence thanks to the curriculum, staff, leadership, and most of all the love and support he received thru this journey. I just wish i would have sent him there since Kinder but they did an amazing job in less than two years. THANK YOU
I beg to differ from the writer of the previous comment. My child started with Ms. Aleman (1st grade) and currently attending Ms. Janey (5th grade) and I absolutely love everything about this small but a very good school. Mr. Jack is a good man, you just got to know him. He is very approachable and I never had any problem with him in my 5 years. He is working very hard to keep the school's standard high compared to other private schools in the area. The School website is being developed and contents have started to appear on it. This is an evidence that he is trying his best that the school stays on top. I would request the parent that if they have some grudge due to any reason, resolve it by talking but dont bash the principal and the school. Also, please dont try to compare Mr. Jack's brother with Mr. Jack. Its just like you are comparing apples with oranges. Both of them have their own strengths and weaknesses but comparing them on this forum will have a negative impact on both. Although, there are rooms for improvement but I am still happy with the school and its staff. Its very easy to say bad stuff but very difficult to come forward and provide with solutions. FK(parent)
My child has been at Sunset Prep for four years. Good things: small classroom, family atmosphere, nice students and most teachers/staff are sweet. Mr. S ironically, the principal s brother - is a great teacher. He motivates/captures students attention. Negative things: Homework Club not all teachers can help with math, don t check work, after school program ends at 5:30pm. Some teachers make questionable disciplinary decisions and don t seem to know what positive reinforcement means. The school is outdated, little technology, some teachers teach two grades at once, quest. curriculum level and there are no elective classes or sports offered. BUT, the worst thing about the school is the administrator/principal - Mr. Jack/Jack Schechter. Don t be fooled, this man doesn t really care about the kids or parents. You can see it very clearly. Mr. Jack is impolite (doesn't even say hello to parents), inconsiderate, has a rude sarcastic attitude with students. He is inappropriate with indirect remarks to parents/students. If he keeps this up, he will continue to lose students. I feel bad for his underpaid staff. His mother (founder) would be ashamed to know. We say MR. S FOR PRINCIPAL
Well, im still a student at sps and i have been ever since second grade. before i came to sunset prep i was messed up. i had low self esteem, my grades were not to good, and i never really had good friend , but sunset prep helped me grow to the girl i am today. i am president of my class im staying at an A,B average and i have the best of friends that will last a life time. at Sunset Prep were like a big family and thats one of the things i love about it. its like my second home, my sanctuary, and a place where i always feel safe. At suset prep they really do care about every student and want the best for them. I never have been happier at a school before and im sad to say that im leaving this year, but if it was not for them i would probably not have gotten into St. Brendans High School. They have taught me so much and if you are looking for a school that will actually take an interest in your child and will make your child grow and be happy then Sunset Preparatory is the place for them. If your still not convinced in what i have said check it out for yourself, you won't regret it!!!! <3 :)
If you are looking for a school that has a small class size and focused teacher interaction then Sunset Prep is the school for you. Not only will your child be noticed and participate daily in all activities but you will also see a transformation in him or her with regards to self esteem and character. At Sunset Prep your child will be held accountable and will begin to learn that they can make a difference in society and in their own lives by the decisions they make. The teachers at Sunset Prep take this responsibility of our children s development seriously and really show care, concern and love. It is schools like Sunset Prep that brings back a type of environment that isn t about passing a test so that the school gets a good rating but instead it is about comprehensive learning so that your child can pass a test and knows what they were taught.
My son went to this school from 6-8 grade. The best school in the world. The teachers are very qualify and friendly. The administration is very friendly and they care about each student. Defenitely a place where you know your kids are going to be safe. They respect each child with their own personality and teach the students to accept each other how they are. I had nothing but good experiences at this school, I wish they had High School. They are very accomodating to each child's needs. Yes they are old fashioned, and that's why it works!!!!!
Teachers are good but some have very poor communicating skills and make questionnable disciplinary decisions. The administrator/principal(Mr. Jack) does not listen to the parents concerns nor does he communicate with parents. He pretends to care but really doesn't. The school is very old fashion in every way. They are stuck in the 70's. Grades cannot be checked on line and there is no email. The staff is very nice and friendly. They have very limited extracurricular activities for the children.
LOOKS GOOD ON THE SURFACE BUT SOME TEACHERS ARE HIGHLY UNQUALIFIED WITH QUESTIONABLE DISCIPLINARY DECISIONS.
I think its the best private school with the best academics program and the best staff
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