I Think it is a great school, it has done wonders for my 3 Triplet Girls. The Teachers are great & caring. I could not have made a better decision to have my girls attend New Horizon's! I am sad they will be finishing up their last year there, wish it went all the way to grade 12!!! The director & Owner has taken pride and leadership in her work and has been a great Teacher as well as been a big influence in my girls life's and class school work. I am so pleased with the progress that my girls had made,my girls love going to school thanks to the wonderful staff that has worked with my kids. They have learned incredible things, where as if they were in public school they would not have the chance to learn hands. New qHorizon's has taken a great approach in teaching at different levels of learning where as public school does not,I could not ask for a better learning environment for our kids.. They deserve all the credit and recognition.
New Horizons Country Day School has helped our children move from crying every day [as they did in public school] to coming home with big smiles saying they had a HAPPY day! The teachers are so very understanding and take the time to meet with you if you have any questions. They plan incredible field trips that the kids not only learn a lot from but really enjoy! The climate at the school and on the playground areas are so very child friendly. But most importantly, the staff really gets to know your child's strengths and weaknesses and understands various techniques to help them do their best. The school could improve only by expanding so that more children could attend such a marvelous environment! We can never thank them enough for the great learning environment they've provided for our children.
It is true that children will have normal conflict situations with other children not only in our school but in all schools. We proactively work on all children's behavior by having several programs within our school days that promote healthy caring interactions. Programs like; MindUp Curriculum, social situation videos watched and discussed daily, as well as our Red Ribbon program that recognizes students who perform random acts of kindness. We feel at NHCDS, like many psychological professionals, that for a situation to be considered bullying it must be more than a one time incident, must be malicious, aggressive behavior that reoccurs and is meant to be hurtful. It is our responsibility as parents and teachers to teach our children how to handle difficult social settings, others who lack appropriate social skills as well as mean malicious acts by others. Giving children the skills to cope especially at an early age will serve them a lifetime. We believe in empowering our students to work through conflict so they can deal with situations as they grow and mature.
My son has been attending New Horizons Country Day School for 3 years. He has shown rapid academic and social development well attending the school. The teachers care a great deal about all of their students and work diligently to help each child develop at their own pace. The school encourages creative thinking, promotes a strong work ethic and teaches respect towards all people. As parents, we could not be happier with our choice to send our son to NHCDS.
My child started at NHCDS when he was a toddler. We love it here! My son adapted very quickly and has learned so much since starting. The teachers are wonderful...loving, caring and they take the time to interact and teach the children. The shaded playground is a bonus too!
This school has a great pre-school program. However care should be given when considering the elementary side of the school. The school claims that "they will not tolerate or work with families with rude, unruly children who hurt others with their hands, words or actions". That is totally untrue. If you have a child who is quiet and sensitive, they will be an easy target for a bully (a word they don't like to use in that school). The child won't get any help from the staff, and their pleas for help will be ignored. I had many conferences and the problem only seemed to get worse. I would never recommend this school to anyone!
This school tolerates a lot of bullying even by some of the staff. I think they need to focus more on the students happiness and academics instead of popularity and putting kids down.
My son is in his third year at NHCDS. He began when he was 2 and has had energetic, caring and knowledgable teachers each year. The playground space is naturally shaded by large oaks along with constant upgrades to equipment. The teachers keep the school and hands-on materials incredibly clean. Absolutely NO complaints!
Great preschool. The playground is great, and very shaded, and keeps the kids out of the florida sun. My son loved going there. They have a good staff and they do things with the kids that other centers don't do. They create long lasting memories and great skills for the children. I would highly recommend.
My son has attended here since he was 2-1/2 years old (he's now 8 and in 2nd grade). For the most part we've been very happy with the overall program, techers, facilities and amount of teacher-to-student involvement he has received. I have not personally seen any signs of bullying, etc. My son has made a few really close friends while here and has done very well in his studies. For the most part, his teachers have all been excellent. Of course, tuition expense continue to rise every year (but we would probably face that no matter where we sent him).
I took my kids from Montessori to NHCS at the beginning of the year. My oldest child was having a difficult time adjusting at Montessori. He cried every day and at one point we thought that something was wrong. He started at NHCS this year for Summercamp and his personality flourished, he now loves and enjoys going to school. I think he needed the structure and a traditional school environment. We as parents are very grateful and appreciate the love and dedication shown by the teachers. By the way, no bullying whatsoever... and if there is some, I am sure it will not be allowed.
This school has a bullying and clique problem, even though it IS a rather small elementary school. On the upside, I learned a lot while I was there, and became quite advanced in my studies. If you plan on sending your child here, make sure he/she is socially developed enough, and can fend for themselves.
This is a no frills type program with good fundamentals but I also feel there is a certain amount of neglect in social skill building. There are well defined student cliques that teachers just ride with. I didn't have an experience with bullying but rather difficulty integrating my child mid-school year.
This is an old fashioned type school with a back to basics well-rounded curriculum. Field trips and unit studies every 3-4 weeks. Small class sizes, generally 12-15. Although life-skills and values are emphasized in parent newsletters, it is a social free for all, with social bullying and physical bullying occuring. In other words, if your child is a bully target, he/she will need to fend for themselves in this school.
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