The school is better than ever. The administration and staff are excellent! So impressed this year!! The education is great. The children are learning Hebrew and Israeli history in addition to the rigorous general studies curriculum. Excellent school. We've been in this school for years and the change can truly be seen this year.
... We were grateful to discover Ben Gamla exists. Despite the reviews we found we decided to speak to parents with kids already at the school and were surprised by how warmly and lovingly everyone spoke of it. We enrolled our 5 year old for the school year 2012-13. We now commute 30 minutes just to take him to school (and drive 30 minutes back!) If we weren't ecstatic we would have immediately pulled him out! (Who in their right mind travels 2 hours a day just to take / pick up their son from school if not because they are super thrilled with the school itself?!) The sense of community is overwhelming from the get go. Education is outstanding. I love the fact that Hebrew is taught as a 2nd language every day. Not many Broward Schools teach a second language, any language!, to all kids on a daily basis. The teachers are engaging and it's incredible the pace with which children progress! Also, students actually have fun. Yes, incredibly refreshing to know that, isn't it? :) The whole staff is attentive, patient, helpful. Bottom line, we are extremely proud of the school and are looking forward to continuing to be part of this community for many years to come! Go Ben Gamla!
This school was a big disappointment. My daughter has been miserable here and I fear the academics are frighteningly behind other schools. We will be switching schools next year.
My kids have been there since they first started in Plantation, and this year I can see a BIG difference. They are more focused on getting bigger and more students than they are about the kids and families that are there. If your child has any special needs or is ESE, then Ben Gamla is not for you. They don't have the resources to accommadate like a regular public school does. It isn't a priority to them. This school had a lot of potential but it failed me and my children. I stayed and was patient through all of the confusion and now I am leaving. My kids are so much happier in their new school and so am I.
Excellent new atitude to the whole school. Love the new principal and all the office staff.
My children are at Ben Gamla and were there last year. I am very happy with the principal, the entire organization and the way things are being run. The principal made more things happen in the one month before school opened than I saw last year. I am so happy with the professionalism this year. Love all the new specials the children are getting. GREAT IMPROVEMENT. Looking forward to growing with the school.
Ben Gamla in Plantation was great last year, The teachers and principal were amazing. It had a warm feeling and a great sense of family. This year I need to admit, I am very dissapointed with the school. the new Principal is mean and sesms like she doesnt care about the families. the teachers are unhappy and the disorganization this year is unbelievable. I am considering moving my children to Weston to complete their year.
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