September 21, 2003
Thought I am not a parent, I feel a need to officially recognize the academically and socially outstanding program at Pensacola Beach Elementary School. I am a senior in the International Baccalaureate Program at Pensacola High SChool, and will, in the fall, be applying to Yale, Brown, and Vassar. In commenting on the value of the school, I can most honestly and proudly attest that my years at the quaint and warm school were invaluable. The whole atmosphere exudes a caring, yet firm moral and behavioral standard which is so important in the years during elementary school. Though a very small school, I always felt free and encouraged to create, acheive, explore, and develop there. The small class sizes and intense teacher commitment cause a sort of 'family' to be formed, especially with the amazing parent involvement present. Though it has been nearly a decade since I have walked on the sandy decks of the school, I have carried my experiences of learning in order to learn with me throughout every opportunity I have encountered, and am indefinately grateful.
- submitted by a community member