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PK-8
Private
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Students enrolled: 220
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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4176 Burns Road
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

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(561) 627-0740
(561) 775-7794
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December 04, 2014
My son started at Weiss in 4th grade. We regret not starting sooner. When he came home from his tour and visit as a third grader, he asked us if he could start at Weiss the following day. During his visit as a third grader, he was able to recognize the quality teaching and fun activities the students were engaged in. The administrators at Weiss are second to none. Not only are they highly educated and experienced in their field, they are proactive in parent communication and truly want what is best for every child. The teachers are superior in all areas. They continue to challenge all students and accommodate different learning styles on a daily basis. My son has opportunities at Weiss that he would not have at any other school in our area...National Elementary Honor Society, Educational Taekwondo, Chinese (or Spanish), Public Speaking and Debate, to name a few. The after school program also offers students many opportunities from Chess to Math Counts and Taekwondo. We are grateful to Weiss and all that it offers. If you are a parent looking for quality education, there is not another school that offers so much! Very happy parents.

- submitted by a parent
December 02, 2014
My son graduated from The Weiss School last year and what a wonderful experience it was. Nurturing and well qualified staff and teachers. He was very well prepared for his leap into High School. He is now in all honors classes and doing very well. I can't say enough about The Weiss School!

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2014
My daughter attended The Weiss School for eight years. This fall, she started at Suncoast High School, a school nationally ranked and known for it's tough academic curriculum. Even as a freshman she is taking pre-calculus, Spanish 2, and two AP classes. Unlike other schools, Weiss allowed my daughter to not only grade accelerate but also subject accelerate based on her academic abilities. Classes sizes are small enough that teachers are able to identify the needs of each and every student so that your child is continuously challenged and learning to their fullest potential. The middle school curriculum at Weiss is top notch. Your child will graduate from Weiss well prepared and already ahead of their class at any public or private high school.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2014
Our child is one of 11 children in the pre-k 4 class. He loves his class and has grown and matured so much over the past few months. We are delighted with his progress. He is improving his reading skills on a daily basis. The preschool teachers are so supportive and caring. The children love them. We can't wait to see what kindergarten holds!

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2014
After reading some of the earlier posts, I had to take the time to comment. Our experience at Weiss has been unbelievably amazing. The administrators and teachers care deeply about these kids, and the kids are challenged to do their very best. Our son goes to school every morning telling us that he is excited about what lies ahead. The aftercare program is superb, with chess club, math club, tennis, cooking class, spanish, etc. I cannot recommend this school enough. It is everything it promises to be, and then some.

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2014
This is an amazing school for gifted children. Our daughter, Valentina, would not be allowed to start kindergarten in any regular school, (public or private), until she turned 6 because of her late September birthday. After hearing about The Weiss School, we attended an open house. A spot opened up in pre-k and we enrolled her. Never before had she been so excited to go to school! We were told that we had to have her IQ tested by a licensed psychologist before she could be accepted into kindergarten, scoring a 130 or higher. At 4 1/2, she did score over 130 and started kindergarten this fall, a month away from her 5th birthday. I can honestly say that we couldn't be happier with the school and staff from the Head of School down. We are blown away with her progress in math, spelling and reading since she started in Mrs. Rac's kindergarten class. She is a great teacher! Last week, our daughter checked out a level 2 book from the school library about unicorns. She said she figured I could read it to her. She ended up reading the entire 20 page book by herself, only needing help with about 5 words. She was so proud and my husband and I both cried. We are so thankful for this school!

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2014
I will be brief. My daughter Valentina is in her 2nd year at The Weiss School. Starting from Senior Pre-k. Her evolvement academically has been terrific. My wife previously mentioned on here that our daughter now reads 2nd grade level books (she just turned 5) and is excelling in all of her studies. Based on our own experience( which has been great), I find some of these comments made here to be rather unbelievable or exaggerated and would suggest that whomever leaves a comment here should attach their name to it for everyone to see. In closing, if I were to make a criticism, the only weak spot which I have witnessed at the school are some of the shows that I have attended. Sound, visuals, and coordination have not been the best, but that is the least of my concerns regarding an educational institution and there must always be something to improve upon. Best regards Charles Sharoubim

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2014
This is our daughter's second year at the Weiss School. So far she (and we) are very happy. She is not an easy kid - she doesn't like to sit still and listen most of the time, and she loves to talk - a lot, but the teacher has been willing to work with us to help our daughter instead of just punishing her. No school is perfect, but the principal of this school (Dr. Spirou) has an open door policy and is always happy to listen to helpful suggestions and/or criticisms and is always willing to help fix situations when/if they arise. Instead of complaining on greatschools.org, I wonder if any of these people took the time to talk to her. We are very happy with our decision to go to the Weiss School. If your child is too smart for their own good, Weiss is a great place to send them. They will not be bored for a second. Between the rigorous classwork, art, foreign languages, mandatory taekwondo, computer courses and the huge variety of afterschool class options - they will not have time to get into trouble.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2014
As a grandparent of a student at the Weiss School I would highly recommend it. The teachers are giving our grandchild a love of learning. It is such a joy to see him so happy to go to school and to show off what he is learning, We can not say enough good things about this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2014
Having heard numerous accolades about the Weiss School from a friend, I decided to tour the facility and find out more about what the school offered. Although, I live a distance away, I took an opportunity to find out for myself. I was so impressed with the administrators, and the teaching s that was taking place in a nurturing environment. It was apparent that all the students were engaged and happy. I enrolled my child this year. I could not be more pleased with her experience so far. She is being challenged beyond any expectations that I could have imagined and comes home each day with a new story and a bubbling excitement for the next day.I am thrilled that I made the right choice.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2014
I finally found an early childhood education program that offers a full academic curriculum. The Senior PreK classes have the kids reading and doing math. They also have weekly art classes and Spanish too! Weiss is giving my daughter a great start academically.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2014
PART 1: I have been pondering on the idea of posting my experience of the school on here for a couple of years, and today I decided I will. It seems that many of the reviews on here are created by the school staff just to up their ratings. When I went to the school I was promised fair treatment and an amazing education, but that's not really what I received. Many of my teachers treated me fairly for a little while, but then they started to become rude to me and Didn't help me when I needed it most, and they also weren't very kind to my parents either! And of course the popular students were obviously glorified by all the teachers. Their standardized test at the end of the year was a COMPLETE joke. It was EXTREMELY easy, and many of the questions were completely below my level. The FCAT was MUCH harder.

- submitted by a community member
September 10, 2014
I have been a parent at The Weiss School for four years. As with any school, there will be parents who are happy and those who are not. I am one of those parents who are happy. Why am I happy with The Weiss School? How can you not be happy when you have qualified and caring teachers, a strong gifted curriculum especially in the areas of Language Arts, Math and Science and a wide variety of electives like Foreign Language, Art, Tae kwon do and Band to name a few? Weiss is a great find and if your child wants to be challenged and feel special,then this is the place!

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2014
Weiss has been an incredible experience for both my children. I was fortunate to be able to pull my children from public school after they were not being challenged and doing nothing but being forced to bubble for standardized tests. The welcome they both received even though they did not attend from an early age was overwhelming and heartwarming. My daughter in particular was experiencing social difficulties at her public middle school. Coming to Weiss was the best decision for her. She blossomed here being around students who were similar to her academically. She has since graduated to high school a more confident individual who is self assured and outgoing. My son is happy to go to school where he did not look forward to going to school before. The administration puts family and children first. I am baffled by posts that suggest otherwise. We have experienced very positive things here. Regarding staff, I am amazed that previous respondents suggest a high turnover. To the contrary, there is a very low turnover of staff here. If you want to see high turnover, go to any public high school! In short, I can recommend no other school higher than I can Weiss.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2014
To the parent that posted on August 10th, 2014: thank you. We are one of the families that left mid-year and it is as if we had written the review. The lower school principal is particularly inept and constantly revises and downplays serious situations. The marketing video would like potential parents to believe that the alumni head to highly competitive colleges such as Harvard and M.I.T. but if you do enough research, you will see that they keep highlighting the same handful of kids. With a little more research, you can see the colleges that the majority of the alumni end up at. One of the most disturbing is that your child does not have to meet the public gifted requirement of a FSIQ score of 130 to enter Weiss. You do NOT need a FSIQ of 130, just 130 in ONE of the subsections. Of course, even this can be bypassed depending on who you are. Also, they do not require a full psycho-educational evaluation. Classes such as math are repetitive, with many children who have problems grasping basic concepts that a gifted child should have no problem with. And the level of drama and bullying.....this could be the theme of another review on its own!

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2014
The reputation of the school is outstanding, sadly I believe it is riding the coat tails of the prior administration. High teacher turnover, poor retention of students in lower grade levels. Last year, 2013-2014 many students left mid year. The administration continues a good facade but has no depth in its ability to run a school or lead. Parents are scared to leave for public school as they think their kids will not be challenged and other private schools are more money or inconvenient. It is not a happy student body. Teachers have no compassion. Discipline is a huge issue and the staff can not handle it. They need an independent board who can take an honest look at the situation and replace the administrators and teachers who are inept. My personal experience was far worse than the generalities I am writing here. We were in tears listening to the stories we heard from our child.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2014
This is my daughter's first year attending The Weiss School and it has been an amazing experience for her and our family. We knew that she was gifted, but she has grown leaps and bounds in so many ways. I am impressed by the curriculum, all of the staff and the supportive parents. My child is eager and happy to go to school! She has already planned to join different after-school activities for next fall!

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2014
My daughter has had an amazing experience at The Weiss School so far. When we moved here in the summer we decided to put her in a public school taking gifted and advanced classes. The problem was that she was turning into a classic underachiever to fit in socially. Since started at The Weiss School (mid-way through the school year) she has blossomed socially, emotionally and academically. She was accepted with open arms by her peers and teachers. She is back to having to put effort and not afraid to show her intelligence and learn while having fun. Just this week, she has dissected in science class, read and acted out Shakespeare and performed in a talent show. I am so glad that we made the decision to take her out of her home public school and put her at Weiss.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2014
Our son started at Weiss this year. We toured the school beforehand, and I was excited about having our son attend. I can tell you that the school has completely exceeded our expectations. The teachers are very attentive, and the small student body means that everyone knows each other. The communication between the school and parents is incredible. Our son has absolutely thrived here. I cannot recommend this school more highly. The cost is very expensive, but we've made the decision to sacrifice other things so that our son can attend Weiss.

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2014
The Weiss School is a great environment to have your kids learn in. The curriculum is excellent, the class sizes acceptable and teacher ratio good. The staff is excellent and are primarily returning teachers who take a genuine interest in the kids. If you don't live in Palm Beach Gardens you are seriously disadvantaged as no busing or transport options are left for the parents. With three kids at almost 20k/each not including transport, the costs quickly become prohibitive. With the coming increases in cost another couple thousand dollars per household would make sense to offer working parents a transport option. If you didn't have costs on top of costs (or a stay at home parent), and had at least an option for busing, this would be a 5 star school. A gifted school that doesn't offer transport to it's students to facilitate a smoother learning experience would create the ideal climate.

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2013
The Weiss School is a school for the gifted. The school has an excellent teaching technique. The teachers are very hands on during the classes. If you don't quite understand what they are trying to disperse among the class they will explain it in great detail so they can succeed in that category.

- submitted by a community member
October 26, 2013
I am an alumni at The Weiss School and went there for 8 years. Now being a freshman in Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, I have been so thankful that I have gone to Weiss. Because of the wonderful teachers, I move up in all of my classes and am now taking Pre-Calculus Honors, Spanish 3 Honors, and being able to graduate as a black belt and national bronze junior Olympian medalist in their Academic Taekwondo program. We had a wonderful Head of School, Dr. Denise Spirou, who is professional, nurturing, and very approachable for parents and students. I would recommend this school to anybody.

- submitted by a community member
July 13, 2013
My daughter went to The Weiss school for 3 yrs. We relocated to Michigan and I have to say that we miss Weiss very much! My daughter loved it from the first day she went there. The teachers made learning so exciting and interesting. I never thought I had to battle for my daughter's education like I do now. The teachers are experienced with accelerated kids and know how to meet each child's individual needs. Another parent stated that they think they're better than others. I disagree. They help promote confidence, respect and strive for excellence which are good atributes to have. The teachers truely care about the education of the children. I disagree that they are money hungry or that those that can't afford much are not looked at in the same light. I was a single mom for the years my daughter was there and I was never made to feel inferior to any other person there. I was treated with respect and love and the progress of my child was their primary focus. It is truely an exceptional school in which the education and future of our children is their focus. I am so glad it was the foundation for my daughter's education. She gained so much there and we miss them very much!

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2013
I without hesitation recommend The Weiss School. My child received a superior education. The teachers provide a hands on approach which catered to the unique qualities of each student. My child thrived both in and outside of the classroom at Weiss. She was provided with not only a superior academic education but the opportunity to grow and gain confidence thru extra-curricular activities. The Weiss School provided the necessary foundation which paved the way for her acceptance to a regional leading private High School. I highly recommend The Weiss School.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2013
I am a dad with 2 girl that go to the Weiss schools they are 12+8 yrs old. My 12yr old started in PRE-K 4 and is in the 6th grade now. She never liked going to her prior school and cried constantly until she went to the Weiss, she is now as excited today as her first day at Weiss. My 8yr old now in 3rd grade is thriving so well, as parents we have made a great choice in going to Weiss. Weiss school is our girls second family away from home, the teachers are wonderful, loving and kind. It is a beautiful establishment it creates a warm an safe environment for the children, and gives us a peace of mind. Weiss has helped to mold my girls into wonderful young ladies, they are respectful, kind and smart. We believe the best and brightest are from Weiss, the children are so smart that they challenge each other on a daily basis. As parents we are strongly confident that our girls will be successful in life because of what they are being thought at Weiss. I know every parent wants the best for their children that is why we send our girls to Weiss. The principal and faculty are the greatest they take pride in their school and it show in our children. The Weiss school is AWESOME. Luv Weiss

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2013
I have recently graduated from the Weiss School and am now a freshman in high school. I have been a student at Weiss for seven years and I can say with complete sincerity that the school has prepared me wonderfully in a number of different aspects: academically, socially, and extra-curricularly. Weiss offers a number of classes and electives with some created to challenge "quicker learners," but the school does warmly accommodate students of all levels. All of these classes are taught by caring and experienced teachers. Weiss also offers an excellent extra-curricular program that includes a wide variety of activities ranging from musical theater to sports to homework assistance. This school truly considers students and their safety and well-being to be the utmost priority with its personalized classes, state-of-the-art technology, and warm, caring environment.

- submitted by a community member
October 08, 2012
My child has attended The Weiss School for several years and we couldn't be happier! The program is well-rounded and provides exposure to so many special classes in addition to top-notch academics. While it is true that children that attend The Weiss School are extremely bright, they are regular kids and experience the same "growing pains" that all kids do. Their proactive approach to issues (working with students and parents together) is fantastic. If a student continually does not meet their high standards for behavior and effort, it is not tolerated indefinitely. As a parent, I appreciate knowing my child is held to high standards in academics and behavior and that he is surrounded by others who value the same things.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2012
Sales pitch is great! Delivery on promises is extremely lacking; the moon, it is NOT! This private arena has the same social temptations/issues found in any demographic (rich or poor) in every public middle school! That was unexpected, given the picture they painted before we committed to them. We were told by staff and parents, alike, that this school does not have the drama you find elsewhere - simply NOT true!!! Conversely, parents are very welcoming!

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2012
This will be our fifth year at the Weiss School. We are so proud to be a part of the Weiss family. It is truly the most comprehensive, creative, compassionate, caring environment for the gifted child. My son has had the opportunity at Weiss to flourish in academics and the arts. Through an amazing staff, he grows more and more every year.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2012
This has been our 1st year attending this school EC3 class and our daughter and us love it. There is a right balance of learning and playing for this special 3 year old age. The teacher are professional and well educated and know how to deal with different situation. We will definitely attend this school in the coming years too.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2012
Our son has attended the Weiss School for three years and will graduate the eighth grade in May 2012. I could cry tears of joy thinking of all the ways the Weiss School has helped him mature, discover and develop his gifts and reach his potential in the relatively short time we have been there. They care about each child as an individual and about bringing out the best in him/her in terms of developing their strengths while encouraging and modeling leadership, high academic achievement and community involvement . They understand the gifted child and go to great lengths to educate parents in ways the public schools cannot and will not, to be the best advocate for their child. Weiss has helped us beyond measure in navigating the often difficult middle school years. Recently our son was accepted to Oxbridge Academy for high school, and we are confident that the Weiss School has prepared him to excel there. (He most likely would not have even been a candidate if it were not for excellent preparation he received from the Weiss School.) We are truly grateful for the guidance and stellar education he has received at this outstanding school.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2011
My daughter is a graduate of The Weiss School. She is now attending Suncoast High School whiched has been ranked the 9th best high school in the country by Newsweek. She is in her second year and because of the exceptional education at The Weiss School she has been extremely well prepared for her honors and AP classes. When I talk to parents who have smaller children I try to encourage them to look at the whole picture not just one aspect of a school they wish their children to attend. There is much to be thankful for at the Weiss School. Small class sizes, wonderful and caring teachers, excellent resources. My daughter is thriving in a much larger environment due to the preparation she received in middle school. Isn't it our goal to have well rounded, smart, confident and creative children as they go into college? I will always recommend the Weiss School to parents. Thank you.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2011
Our family was at the Weiss School for the past several years, and we made the decision to switch schools for this coming school year. The Weiss School and all it purports to be is a great concept. In actuality, however, it is nowhere close. The classrooms for the younger students are filled to the state mandated maximum of 18 children, which is actually worse than at our local public school. Additionally, kindergartners are not taught anything about the planets or space, which again, is less than the public school standards. Weiss creates an artificial environment in which children are led to believe that they are superior because they are at a private school. It does not reward children or parents for merit based accomplishments. The school is run by a few extraordinarily wealthy parents, and the rest of us who pay tuition and volunteer are not valued as greatly because we don't pay for a new playground. Moreover, the teacher turnover is ridiculous. Each year, good teachers have been let go. A two-time Dwyer Award nominee was fired at the end of the last school year because she is honest and doesn't toe the party line. Weiss is a great idea turned great disappointment.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2011
I feel grateful every day when I drop my son off at Weiss. The education is exceptional in every way. The academics are of the highest caliber. Teachers explore topics with passion and creativity. The expectations are high; Weiss is a school where your child will be challenged. He or she will also get the tools and the support needed to excel. The teachers at Weiss understand the emotional component of learning. Dr Daniels, Head of School, is a real pioneer in this field and we are lucky to have this type of program right here in Palm Beach Gardens. The educational environment is rich; theater, sports, music, art, language. The school community is warm and welcoming great teachers, parents, and kids! I wholeheartedly recommend Weiss.

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2011
Our daughter has blossomed at The Weiss School during her 6 years she has been there. The school has provided her with wonderful opportunities to develop her interests and self confidence. The curriculum is challenging, teaching analytical and problem skills as well as how to master advanced material in math, science, language arts, social studies, and Spanish. The teachers are warm and genuinely interested in the students' success both academically and socially. Their approach is creative and innovative. Our daughter has benefited greatly from the 1-to-1 laptop computing program which has helped her become more efficient at completing her homework. The Tae Kwon Do program has provided a unique opportunity for developing discipline, focus, and competitive spirit. The school administration has been open to our concerns and suggestions. There is a great sense of community among the parents, students and teachers. This is truly a great school!

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2010
The Weiss School is one of the best preschools. My son is READING AND WRITING on a Kindergarten level and we're not even halfway through the EC4 schoolyear! They don't push the children, but do let them advance at their own, individual ability. They learn and they have fun doing so. Last year, our son was suspended for tantrums and anti-social behavior. Thanks to their recommendations and working together as a team, our son is reading and LOVES school. I love seeing my son happy and learning. I recently had surgery and my son made me a card on his own. "For Papa, git well soon". While not 100% correct, he did it phonetically, with no help, and he is 4! I want my son to grow up loved, happy, and educated and Weiss is doing a great job in helping with that. I couldn't ask for more from a school.

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2010
My Son is at the Weiss school in preschool. I find it very upsetting that a preschooler was expelled. I have to say, many 'red' flags have presented themselves in the last few months. There have been teacher firings, re-hiring of previously 'let-go' teachers. My son brings home mass produced/copied workbook sheets. He also watches 'learning' videos..which I find upsetting, as he can do that at home. I hear kindergarten is better, although I also know the public schools do a great job of running gifted programs. If you are looking...recommend you wait until Kindergarten.

- submitted by a parent
November 27, 2010
After reading the previous post, I find it comforting to know that The Weiss School suspended a child from inappropriate behavior. One of my main reasons for switching to The Weiss School from a public school gifted program was because my son was getting bullied from other students for being "smart." The Weiss School's academic are fantastic and the teachers also know and understand the social needs of gifted students. I'm happy I made the switch this school year. My son comes home happy everyday and is not stressed about going to school. It's nice to know there is a school that doesn't accept negative behavior and places high value on education.

- submitted by a parent
November 26, 2010
Don't go to preschool if your child isn't 100% perfect! Weiss suspended my daughter for a tantrum, leaving two working parents without child care. She had two tantrums in 4 mos. Granted, the last one was bad..and I could understand a 'pick her up'...but they wouldn't let us in until she had a psy. eval. She was tired and kicked a teacher as she was taking her to time-out. Bottom-line: they do not deal well with 'active' kids. Funny..b/c most active kids are gifted. They need to figure that one out, or start calling themselves, a school for 'gifted-perfectly behaved' kids.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2010
We are very pleased with the teachers our son has been blessed with this year. There have been changes at the school, but one thing remains constant in our eyes: the high calibre of educators chosen to be part of The Weiss School staff. Our son is learning and growing at a wonderful pace. He enjoys his special subjects, as well as the core curriculum and approaches assignments with passion and a positive attitude. He is being challenged, as well as nurtured, by teachers that know how to peak his interest in a variety of subject areas. The teachers each bring their own personality traits to the table, yet all echo the school mission statement, which can only help children become confident, well-rounded individuals. Our son is fortunate to be surrounded by such a dedicated, talented group of educators who never seem to stop going the extra mile for their students.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2010
This school is absolutely a JOKE! My son was is kindergarten and my daughter in pre-school at Weiss, having just moved here from Broward county, we had our son tested, and he tested gifted and extremely high. So he and our daughter attended Weiss 3 years, and honestly the only reason we stayed is because we were afraid to switch them. Being new to the area, not knowing what was out there and having such a horrible public school experience we stayed. We also of course bonded with alot of the other families. We were however, NEVER happy. Our kids are currently in a charter school and so much more challenged. Just goes to show you you can sell anything if you stick the right label on it!

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2010
We are so fortunate to have found The Weiss School. Our son had attended another school for gifted children, however his social/emotional needs were never met. The teachers at Weiss are warm, welcoming and skilled at motivating gifted children. The Tae Kwon Do program develops focus and discipline, while allowing the kids to move and expend energy. The Spanish program has taught him more in one year than the last 3 years elsewhere! Communication between parents and teachers/administration/student services is open and consistent, with appropriate followup. Our son thrives at The Weiss School and we couldn't be happier. Thank you Weiss School.

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2010
I am a student at Weiss and I think that it is a great school. I learned a lot and had so much fun. The teachers at Weiss are nice, firm and they make learning fun. I am glad that grades are posted online weekly because if there are any discrepancies, I can talk to my teachers and they fix the mistake before report cards are sent home. Friday morning shows are a great way to end the work week and celebrate the talents in our school. Thank you Weiss School!

- submitted by a community member
June 06, 2010
The Weiss School has given my child the education that she was lacking in the public school system. Everyone from the classroom assistants to the Head of School understands the nature of the gifted child.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2010
It is such a pleasure to find a school that truly teaches a gifted program; Weiss teaches students to think deeply, to analyze, and to problem solve. Weiss teachers truly understand the full range of educational needs of a student. The school is structured to easily allow students to take advanced classes, and the curriculum is rich, including language, music, theater, and taekwondo. The expectations are high, and the support structure is there to help students meet those expectations. Weiss offers an exceptional education. We just finished our first year at Weiss (5th grade), and are looking forward to 6th grade!

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2010
For all of you who didn't know, the Weiss School is NOT a nonprofit organization like most private schools. It is a for profit corporation. You can find this information on the Secretary of State website. The PTA is a nonprofit and they in turn support the for profit school. Just something to think about...

- submitted by a community member
May 13, 2010
Not so much.....The location is wonderful, the school itself is pretty. Tendancy to loose excellent teachers and the remainder are just adequate. Some cases gifted equates to money instead of intellectual capacity. Biggest disappointment, the environment did not help my children socially. Academically, my children have done well in high school but I can't help but feel that somehow they suffered due to the lack of social interaction amongst classmates for all those years.

- submitted by a parent
December 17, 2009
Our Megan is currently in 5th grade and has been going to Weiss since 1st. She was at St. Marks and was not challenged. The staff of St. Marks suggested we have her tested for gifted, which we did and Megan was in the upper percentiles. She immediately was challenged at Weiss and has not looked back. Extremely safe environment which was number one concern for my wife and I. Great staff, extracirriculars, personal and caring. Megan is very happy at Weiss and is constantly challenged and happy. We love the school and recommend it.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2009
We are delighted with the Weiss School for gifted children. The high teacher to student ratio ensures that each child receives immediate and specific instruction to meet his or her needs. Teachers are exceptional as they design lessons to reach children in multiple ways. The students are challenged academically and are allowed to progress at their grade level or at an accelerated pace as appropriate. Parents are kept abreast of student s progress on a daily/weekly basis so there are no surprises. The curriculum is well rounded with an outstanding academic program that is enhanced with art, music, tae kwon do, and foreign language to name a few. The administration and staff is top notch; many of whom are recognized leaders in the education of gifted children. We encourage parents seeking a truly exceptional education experience for their children, to consider The Weiss School.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2009
I am a student at Weiss and have been going there for 7 years, the education I recieve is better than any you could recieve. The teachers are great and loving. This is a great school!

- submitted by a student
no rating April 11, 2009
Weiss is a remarkable place. Our children have an insatiable appetite for learning thanks to the environment at this school. The teacher to student ratio is fantastic, and the atmosphere is exciting and challenging. The teachers are exceptional and the staff is genuine and caring. We love that our kids love to go to school. As parents, there are many ways to be involved with school activities and beyond. Our experience with Weiss has been a rewarding one.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2009
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- submitted by a student
February 20, 2009
Without the care and dedication of the teachers, I would not have known that my child was having anxiety. Their willingness to work as a team with me and my child's therapist is allowing my daughter to regain confidence and enjoy learning again!

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2009
I love Weiss. Middle School at Weiss is wonderful. It would be hard to pick a best teacher. He loves Spanish and is beginning to use the language. He is excelling in math. Language Arts and Social Studies are up-to-date and interesting. My son also loves music, band and especially Taekwondo. The science looks very hard, like something I had in college, but the kids eat-it-up. The homework is just the right level and only given in subjects where it makes sense, like math. While there is homework in the other academic classes, it is usually pretty brief. The best thing is that my son is happy, has loads of friends, both boys and girls, and enjoys school every single day.

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2008
I am from Melbourne and had the privilege of taking classes towards my gifted endorsement at The Weiss School this past weekend. I am amazed at the exceptional administrators and staff at this wonderful school. They were all so welcoming, informative, and helpful to us. The climate in the building as I toured it on Friday was happy and friendly. The students were very polite and courteous. The administrators and faculty are an amazing group of individuals that care about each other and are working hard to provide the best education for their students. Keep up the great work Weiss School and thanks for everything!

- submitted by a teacher
September 18, 2008
I am entering my third year of teaching at The Weiss School. It has been the classes, instructed by the Head of School and Assistant Head of School, that have taught me how to meet the needs of gifted students and parents. I personally think that the conference skits have been the most helpful- it s what teachers aren t taught in college. I don t know if you both realize what incredible resources you are! Even when the days are challenging, I still feel grateful that I am able to work with such amazing leaders! It may be difficult for others, teachers and parents, to know what we have here if they haven t been somewhere else. I feel fortunate to be a part of The Weiss School.

- submitted by a teacher
May 31, 2008
Our children both attend the Weiss School, and we are just delighted with their progress. Their education is fantastic, and the school environment is warm and friendly. Our just turned 5-year old is writing his first and last name, reading short books, and counting in Spanish. Our 6-year old is spelling words like chrysanthemum! The kids are not overworked and/or pressured either. With two young boys that can wait for school to resume in August, how can you go wrong? We truly love it there!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 21, 2008
It is a great school for truly gifted students, the work is difficult but they learn an incredible amount of information. There are many extra classes offered that you just can't get at other schools. Call today, there are still spots open for the 2008-2009 school year!

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2008
I am sad to see my son's 2nd grade school year coming to an end. Hats off to the outstanding hands on education that has been offered this year. The teachers are outstanding.

- submitted by a community member
May 02, 2008
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- submitted by a teacher
April 27, 2008
We have to relocate and regretfully leave Weiss. While going through final screening for a school that is close to if not at the top nationally, one of the teachers called another, 'come and see; this girl speaks like an adult'. The two years at Weiss Pre-K was wonderful. Bravo, Weiss.

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2008
My son is just completing his first year in The Weiss School's 3 year old program. I am very pleased at his accomplishments over the past school year. He is able to write his name, identify all letters upper and lowercase and knows all of the sounds each letter makes. He is also beginning to sound out words as well. The 3 year old program also fosters the Fine Arts area by allowing the children to participate in art, music, movement and Spanish.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2008
The Weiss School is like a bodybuilder on steroids--it looks good from afar, but there is no substance to it. Nothing but mistruths. The curriculum is the same as a public school but at a much higher cost. If you seek an extension to your country club to show off your wealth go to Weiss. If, however, you seek the best education for your child(ren) look elsewhere. This school coddles their students and as such they learn no responsibility. They know they can whine to their teachers, or their parents can, and a test will be delayed or an assignment rescheduled. My child has been held back academically by attending Weiss instead of flourishing. Dr Daniels has people fooled to think there are no alternatives to Weiss, but I assure you there are and at a much lower cost and with greater rewards. Weiss is a Ford with a Lexus price

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2008
I went to Weiss for middle school and I'm now a student at Yale. The school is exceptional in valuing its students' abilities, providing them with tremendous freedom. Learning to see teachers as mentors and intellectual peers rather than unyielding authorities happens naturally at Weiss. The high standards to which teachers held me, particularly in the Spanish and English departments, continue. These teachers are, and therefore expect, the best.

- submitted by a student
March 16, 2008
I am a grandparent of a fourth grader at The Weiss School. There are many wonderful attributes of this school of high caliber. My grandchild and I are always made to feel special and welcome at all school functions. Upon many visits to the school, I have found the children to be extremely respectful and well-mannered; a rarity this day in age. My grandchild shares the wealth of information he receives at Weiss with an exciting and upbeat attitude.

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2008
For those in the know, the Weiss School motto should be 'Where the students are gifted...but the teachers are not.' For whatever reason, they have a hard time keeping good teachers. For the most part, most of them could not write their way out of a paper bag...the majority of the teachers' grammar, spelling, punctuation, and writing style is atrocious, at best! The Weiss School is very good at appearances, however, and can convince you that their teachers are the 'best.' Experience will show otherwise.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2008
My daughter is about to complete her kindergarten year at the Weiss School and it has been an unbelievable experience. The Weiss School has a great program for gifted children and understands the social and educational needs for the 'gifted' child. I would definitely rate this school with 5 Stars.

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2008
I am a school presenter, a storyteller and author who visits many schools around the country every year. The Weiss School is a warm, friendly and very viable place to present multi-cultural stories. The school is obviously a nurturing environment with fine, enthusiastic teachers and students. When I asked them to be interactive with some of my stories, they were right there on the same page with me the whole way. I had a lovely time from start to finish.

- submitted by a community member
February 29, 2008
I have been working at Weiss School for 6 years now and I feel honored to be part of this amazing staff. Every morning when I walk in the door, I can feel the positive energy in the air from my colleagues and my students. We have access to a plethora of educational sources which are supported and encouraged by the administration. Professional development at The Weiss School is an ongoing process which we are priviledged to have.

- submitted by a teacher
February 29, 2008
We moved to the area because the 50-minute-ride was killing us. That is how high we value the education both of my children received at Weiss. Teachers are all very devoted and qualified and work their best to fit all students' learning styles. I highly recommend this amazing school.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2008
This is my child's 2nd year at the Weiss School. I would not choose any other school in Palm Beach County over the Weiss School. The administration,faculty, and academic program are outstanding!

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2008
I have to say that it is amazing to read all of the reviews. I have been a parent at The Weiss School for 5 years. Although it is not a non-profit, all of the proceeds are put back in to the school for the students. The owner of the school is there everyday and does not recieve a paycheck. It has been my experience that the unhappy parents are the ones who think their children can do no wrong. Weiss is an environment that guides and fosters your child's intellect. The negative reviews are from the parents who will never be happy anywhere.

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2008
This is my second year at The Weiss School. After reading all of the reviews, I can't believe how many reviews are not accurate. Our teachers are the most dedicated I have had the pleasure to work with. We have other teachers come to our school to take the gifted education endorsement classes and they comment how dedicated and knowledgeable our teachers are. Our teachers are certified or are eligible for certificaton and have completed or are in the process of completing their gifted endorsement. You can check out the website to see who has completed their coursework. They spend endless hours on their lesson plans and accommodate the children. We have many other accredited schools who travel all over the state of Florida to view our curriculum and technology. Weiss is certainly an environment you would want your gifted child in.

- submitted by a community member
February 22, 2008
This is my daughter's 3rd year attending The Weiss School. When my daughter got tested by a licensed psychologist, he highly recommended Weiss to accommodate my gifted daughter. One of the things that I found most fascinating is that the teachers and administration were open to my request about assessing my daughter at an advanced grade level. It is refreshing to know that the administration is highly qualified in gifted education. They are not just 'business' minded people-they actually have education degrees at the post graduate level so they know exactly what to do for the gifted child.

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2008
I came fro a public school where all they did was teach to the FCAT - drove my child crazy beause he knew all this information and was bored out of his mind. My son really enjoys all the hands on teaching that is done at Weiss and loves the many ways they make use of computers. He uses something in his class called a Smartboard which is all he ever talks about. Teachers are great and friendly and all seem to work together. Adminstration has always made itself available when I need. Would highly reccommend! IT's worth a look

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2008
They help these kids not just academically, but socially. Social adjustment for some gifted children is very difficult and they need special nurturing. The Weiss School understands. They acknowledge and appreciate different learning styles. Of course, they provide excellent academic preparation and accelerate the student as needed.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2008
I have been a teacher at The Weiss School for many years. During that time, the administration has always been extremely supportive of the teachers and provide us with the opportunity to obtain our gifted endorsement. Just like any educational requirement in Florida, we have 3 years to complete the coursework. The Head of the School, who was past president of FLAG and taught gifted students, meets with the teachers every 4 weeks to review our lesson plans to make sure we are differentiating the curriculum for our gifted students. Every teacher at the school is extremely dedicated-there is not one teacher who works an '8 to 4' day. We love our jobs and enjoy being with the children every day.

- submitted by a teacher
February 06, 2008
The school overpromises and underdelivers. There is no individualized curriculuma s they want you to believe. Many teachers are against accelerating students, but are more apt to coddle these students. Deadlines are pushed back, tests are rescheduled. The students are not challenged like gifted students should be. The parents are the substitute teachers. The gifted endorsement training is performed by the principal and another administrator of the school. It is not obtained from a university. There are far better options in which to obtain a great education for your children. The teachers may care about the students, but the wealthy parents run the school and as such the teachers are limited in their effectiveness. We will certainly not be returning in the fall.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2008
My son attended the public school gifted program from K thru mid 3rd grade and he was incredibly unhappy until we moved him to Weiss. Weiss moves at a faster pace than public school and encourages children to love learning. There is nothing worse than a highly intelligent child being told to slow down so others can keep up. Weiss is a truly unique environment that allows him to move as fast as he wants with the support that he needs. My husband and I are grateful for it everyday. I drive 45 min.daily each way to have my son attend. The public school gifted program forces children to do monotonous, repetitive tasks by which only the truly gifted child is bothered. The parents, teachers, and staff are truly concerned with the needs of gifted children and go above and beyond to address them.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2008
My children have been going to The Weiss School for 4 years. I have found this to be an excellent school with inspiring teachers and administration. My gifted children are challenged and happy. They are taught to think out of the box, creatively solve problems and lead. This school is more than I could ever want in a school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 21, 2008
Until recently my child attended Weiss. My child had 2 gifted teachers in 5 years. The school touts its gifted curriculum but the truth of the matter is that generally that is not what is taught. When my kid transfered out to gifted public school my kid was behind in math and writing skills just to name a few and had received straight 'A' average at Weiss.

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2008
My children have attended The Weiss School for the past 7 years. I am proud to say that the school encourages and fosters their abilities whether it be academically or socially. In addition to the fabulous faculty, (who indeed have their gifted endorsement), the administration is always there with a listening ear. It is also nice to know that you are greeted with a smile and welcome into the school anytime.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2008
Before Weiss my children had only attended public school gifted programs, and comparatively, this school is a joke. The sense of entitlement this school and its parents instill in students creates an environment that coddles rather than challenges. One thing's certain, at the Weiss School, no child would ever fail. Parents are the culprits here--what can you ask of sheltered students who have gone through life having their (dubiously) high IQs tossed around as an extension of their parents 'success'? The Weiss School gives the image of being a St. Ann's or a Crossroads-like school, but first it needs to learn the value of learning for the sake of learning--the only attitude toward education that can really provide gifted children with the rigor they need and deserve.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 10, 2008
My daughter is in middle school and transferred in recently. She loves it! We had been at another private school for 7 years that had an accelerated curriculum. At Weiss she is finally being academically challenged! Weiss celebrates being gifted whereas most schools do not! I regret not moving her years ago.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2008
I love this school and my son is soaring. He has been here for five years and loves it. He is leap years ahead of his neighborhood friends of the same age. His classmates are the nicest kids and his teachers are dedicated and kind.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2008
My son is a fourth grader at The Weiss School. He began as a shy 1st grader. He has blossomed into an accomplished student in academics, athletics and music. Mostly, the unique opportunities offered at Weiss (to have a sixth degree black belt teach Taekwondo twice a week; an inspirational drama and music teacher to find his hidden talents and the chance to jump ahead to pre-algebra) to name a few, has turned a formerly shy student into a happy, motivated learner. When you have a gifted child and you don't know the best way to nurture his/her talents and interests, trust Weiss. They know exactly how to bring out the best in gifted children.

- submitted by a parent
December 11, 2007
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- submitted by a community member
November 26, 2007
I am a former student of the Weiss School. I can say, after being there for 6 years, that it gave me a great education that has helped me in my high school studies. I am, in all honors classes and doing well in all of them. I enjoyed the small classes, which enabled each student to learn their best, and the teachers were always able to help.

- submitted by a student
September 19, 2007
I used to attend this school, and am sorry to say that it is extremely disappointing the education that I received. I am currently in high school at a public school and am getting a much better education. The whole school is run by the parents and their monetary status. If you are looking for a school that sells you on one thing and gives you another, here it is. Otherwise, I suggest that you take your money and save it for something else. I only say this because I honestly feel as though I am getting a better education in public schooling.

- submitted by a former student
August 30, 2007
This school was a nightmare to attend. The entire school has an extremely liberal bias and those not accepting this doctrine were made to feel inferior in every way. As a student it was hammered down our throats that we were better than everyone else because we are 'gifted'. The middle school was so ridiculously small, there was no social life at all. The place was a total waste of my parents money.

- submitted by a student
July 28, 2007
Weiss school has continued to improve year after year. My child is in a safe and caring atmosphere. Teachers are quick to respond to email and the afterschool programs are varied and high quality. She takes gymnastics, TKD, and homework help right at school for reasonable prices. She is looking forward to returning this fall. The parents are very involved, but I feel the teacher's remain in control of their domain. Check it out if you think your child has a gift in some area.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2007
My son is currently in Pre-K 4 at the Weiss School and will continue on next year. I am very pleased with all aspects of the school. It is a very nurturing environment. The great teachers as well as the entire administrative staff know my son. It feels like a community. You can not find that in large private or public schools. The academic possibilities are incredible. I can not believe what he has learned this year. Each child has the opportunity to learn and grow at his/her pace and is treated as an individual. My son's teachers know his strengths and weaknesses and concentrate on both and it shows.The PTA is very involved in activities, etc and encourages parents to participate at whatever level they can. I know my son will be a very well rounded young man when he graduates. Thank you Weiss School.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2007
Your child's experience will vary greatly depending on the teacher and the grade level! the prek 3 and 4 fantastic, k-1, the music,is great w/instruction,but limited amount of space after school available for it. Art available not as supported by the school as it could be to make it as high as standard as the music and tkc and other extracurricular. Focus on stronger teachers with training and better support and this could be one of the best school! Still has long way to go to feel you are getting your money here, great parents & children and pta. But they do not address the whole child. Needs much better communication with parents direct not ed-line.

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2006
This school has an adequate elementary school program, but their middle school program needs more attention. The preperation for college just isn't adequate. Some parents are involved, but the administration is so bizarre and odious that you don't really want to get involved.

- submitted by a former student
May 20, 2006
The school is incredibly disorganized and many of the parents have an inordinate amount of influence on daily school life. The children are put under enormous pressure to succeed. Save your money and go to the local A rated PB County public schools...far superior..

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2006
A school that thinks way too much of itself. Looks great from the outside but once inside many smart parents find much of the sales pitch given to prospective parents is not the reality of daily school life.

- submitted by a student
April 24, 2006
This school provides an amazing opportunity for children and parents to learn about a true community of learners.

- submitted by a parent
December 24, 2005
Amazing place. The new facility is as impressive as the teaching that has been going on there for years. The level of work is consistently high and, more importantly, the kids love the place. A+ all around.

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2005
We have a 4 year old that attended the Pre-k3 and Pre-k4 classes at Weiss. She is moving on to Kindergarten in August. She was taught to read, write and do addition and subtraction in her Pre-K4 class. She will still be 4 years old when she starts Kindergarten and is reading very enthusiastically on her own. I owe it all to her Pre-K4 teacher. No other school in the area would allow my child to start kindergarten at the age of 4 even though the psychologist that tested her IQ recommended early entrance. The school is for gifted children, but I beleive that after attending the Pre-K 3 and 4 classes at Weiss almost any child will test gifted for Kindergarten. The school is very attractive on the inside and very safe and nurturing. My experience at Weiss has been a very good one and we plan to remain here.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2005
This is your best choice in Palm Beach County if you have a truly gifted child. (Not Lighthouse's or the school district's definition of gifted = can spell own name, but TRULY gifted.) It's the only school where my daughter has been enrolled that we feel is a positive environment for her. Reserve early... tough to get in and a bit expensive considering the infrastructure.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2003
This school is outstanding! Because it is a school for gifted students, the standards and curriculum are incredibly strong. I am proud to say, however, that the arts also get a lot of attention at the school. All elementary students are trained to read music and to play an instrument. They are taught self-discipline and focus in all areas, but truly apply those characteristics in twice weekly Tae Kwon Do classes. Students also take computer courses, art, physical education, and Spanish. My child also takes gymnastics, dance, and piano lessons during the week. Weiss students excel academically, and are well-rounded because this school really teaches the 'whole child', not just the 'academic' part!

- submitted by a parent
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Weiss School
4176 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens, FL  33410
(561) 627-0740
Last modified Weiss School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Weiss School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 104 reviews. Top