(Disclosure: I am both a new teacher and parent of two children at The Weiss School)
If we were to give The Weiss School a score or rating, my wife an I would place the school at a 4.5/5. When it comes to the education, the staff, and the administration, Weiss is an experience that as a teacher and parent I appreciate for its individuality and challenging academics while allowing for student creativity. Programs are accelerated while allowing students numerous opportunities for extra help or extra activities, whichever is needed. Class sizes remain relatively small while classroom support remains unprecedented in my point of view.
Why not a perfect 5/5. This comes more from the new parent side. New parent on-boarding can be a bit better. From our perspective, there seems to be a bit of prior knowledge of the culture, events, and opportunities needed in order to make a smooth transition. It easily take a few months to truly understand the ins-and-outs of the small private school culture. Like any small private school, there are A LOT of opportunities for students and parents to participate in. This can actually be a bit overwhelming, especially for working parents.
As for administration... There is no better, caring, and supportive administration that I have had the pleasure to work. When it comes to my children, their best interest as individuals always comes first. When it comes to the parents, they bend over backwards to accommodate as much as possible (from the teacher side, this can be almost a bit too much). They have created a family type environment while supporting gifted education and opportunity.
This is our fourth year at Weiss. They have added an amazing new music program and have added additional experiences such as archaeology day, specialized teaching artists in music and outstanding in house speakers. The administration and staff are warm and welcoming. My child and I are greeted each morning in car line with a smile and even hugs! An outstanding curriculum, excellent supportive programs and a parent friendly school....can't get much better than that!
Parent teacher conference they did not know anything about my kid! Told me her writing was great in her daily journal, opened it open and she had not written in it in weeks. Asked about her reading scores dropping a lot and teacher said she did not notice. Horrible place!