Our son is attending his third year at Weiss, and we couldn't be more thankful for this school.
The advanced curriculum is spot on for his needs, and each of his teachers have been beyond wonderful. The school both meets the academic needs of bright kids who need to be stimulated and challenged, while providing a nurturing and warm environment. People often mistakenly assume that school will be easy for a gifted kid, but if bright kids aren't being challenged and focused in the right way it can lead to behavior problems in a traditional school setting. This school really "gets" gifted kids, and it makes such a difference that the entire school experience is tailored to their needs. The pull out programs for gifted kids in traditional schools are helpful, but smart kids need to be taught as smart kids the entire school day, not just during a pull out program. The entire curriculum at the Weiss School for all grades is specifically designed for the needs of gifted kids, and individualized as needed for each student.
In the short time we've been part of this school community, there have been further enhancements to already great programs in language arts, technology, music and science. Additionally, the school has a very robust offering of after care activities every day of the week (robotics, theater, yoga, taekwondo to name a few) as well as a summer camp. Our son loves going to school every day, is challenged at his level and is with other great kids that are like him. We couldn't imagine sending him anywhere else. If you have a bright child who could benefit from gifted education, you owe it to yourself (and your child) to consider this school.
Today, I visited The Weiss School and want to express how very impressed I was with each classroom. What a jewel you have in The Weiss School! The students, their sense of respect, and the work they are accomplishing is fabulous. Having been in the business of educating our most precious assets, our children, for many years, I can say without a doubt, The Weiss School is doing an excellent job of preparing their students with work and social skills from which they'll benefit throughout their lives. Laura Kuniansky, M.A. Reading Durango, CO
Our child has attended The Weiss School for two years. Her 1st year at the school she was in Pre-K 4 and loved every moment. We were very pleased with the enrollment process, environment, curriculum, and especially the teacher. The next year she attended Kindergarten and we had similar expectations. The course load was much greater than Pre-k, which was a bit of a shock to our daughter and us. We initially had trouble working with the teacher to ensure our daughter s individual needs were met. After we had her assessed by an outside person, it was discovered that she had some learning difficulties (twice gifted). We had the report sent to the school and Dr Spirou worked closely with us and the teacher to create an environment that was conducive for our daughter's unique needs. Although no school is perfect, The Weiss School and its faculty really do try to create an environment where their students can flourish.
At the beginning of the school year, my son, after 6 years at Weiss, was invited to a brand new charter school for the arts. After one month, we returned to Weiss. The academics and arts at Weiss are exceptional as well as a staff of teachers whose personal approach to teaching create such a loving and warm atmosphere that your child can truly flourish and shine in their own uniqueness.
My children have been at the Weiss School since pre-k 3. My daughter is in accellerated math and I read an article last night which prompted email her math teacher, praising the excellent job she is doing. The article was on the changes coming to the SAT in 2016. As I read through their discussion of the revision on the Math section, it became clear to me that what her teacher is doing now how she is teaching my daughter to think and apply what she is learning not just solve an equation is going to benefit her greatly. The SAT math is no longer going to focus on the right answer, but rather the process taken to get that answer as well as real world applications of math problems. Exactly what you have asked her to do! Great job!!
This is my Child's second year at the Weiss a School. We absolutely love it there. The curriculum is outstanding and the teachers are extremely creative. The Weiss School should be a model for every school for the way a school should be.
My 3 children have attended since Pre-K 3 and are now in 6th grade. They have flourished each and every year, shocking us all with their knowledge and exposure to so many different disciplines-well beyond their years. They are ahead of many of their peers from other places. It truly was the best decision we made for their education. We could not have asked for a better environment. The teachers and administrators are on top of the kids needs both academically and socially. Pushing them forward when necessary and providing that extra help when necessary. There is something to be said when a parent is greeted by administrators and teachers with a hug and not a handshake. Clearly a family environment.
My daughter started 1st Grade at Weiss and she is now in 4th grade. I have seen my daughter blossom, she loves learning, and she enjoys learning and being challenged. She has become an independent student, she is very organized and I don't have to do homework with my child, I just check that she has completed her assignments. This year in 4th grade my child gets to use a 3D-Printer at school, learns about robotics in technology class, conducts different experiments in science, and plays Jeopardy in social studies class, my child has so much fun while learning! My child loves to go to school, what else could I ask for?
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.
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!