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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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