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.
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!
Very good school. Small class sizes and accelerated cirriculum very condusive to early childhood learning. They focus on academics but also social development and physical activity. Taekwondo program is excellent.
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.
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!
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...
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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