"We are best known for Multi-Intelligence Teaching."
School leader Dr. Kris And Wendy Soderman
Preschool capacity 80
After school Yes

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400 Royal Commerce Road
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411

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October 08, 2014
When my parents chose Ideal preschool for me, they were looking for the best possible school in South Florida - and they found it. I loved every day of my 10 years at Ideal and Dream school and all the parents at the school were begging Mr. and Mrs. Soderman to go all the way to 12 grade, so we would not have to any other school. Ideal and Dream school are a Dream come true for every student. The teachers are amazing, the rigorous curriculum is made extremely interesting and fun for the students and the energetic Principal is a big part of why everyone loves coming back each and every day. Mr. and Mrs Soderman always make the children and their families their first priority, their leadership is second to none and the education is of highest standards. I am now a freshman at Yale University and there is no doubt in my mind that Ideal and Dream school gave me the tools to succeed here. There is no better place for a child than Ideal and Dream school, no better leadership than Mr. and Mrs. Soderman's and no better education in Florida, possibly the USA than at Ideal and Dream school. It's simply the BEST!!

- submitted by a community member
September 30, 2014
We fell in LOVE with Ideal school the minute we walked through the door and met the principal and teachers. Ideal is the most amazing place for a child and I am sure my grandchildren will also attend Ideal. After Ideal school my children went to one of the highest ranked high schools in the Country in New England and on to an Ivy League University. The faculty at both, the high school and University, said that my children must have been to an amazing elementary and middle school, to be doing so well in one of the most rigorous high schools and Universities in the country. The education at Ideal is second to none and you will not find a place as wonderful as Ideal in all of Florida. The principal is genuine, brilliant and passionate and chose the staff carefully, to have the best possible team for the children. There is no better place for a child than Ideal school - to get a highest quality education in a fun, warm and inviting environment. There is a reason why it is called IDEAL school!!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2014
The IDEAL School is simply amazing. The owners are incredible people and the school just keeps getting better and better each year. The school is priced in the mid-range of the prices in the area. Very little fund-raising is done at the school as tuition is 99 percent of the school income. The teachers are amazing and the teaching team is consistently improving by attracting top professionals and providing them with ongoing professional development in brain-based teaching and multiple intelligence theory and application in the classroom. There is no better school on earth!

- submitted by a teacher
September 30, 2014
The IDEAL School is this parent's dream come true! The minute you walk through their doors you know your child is going to get the best educational experience they deserve. The owners have created an exciting learning environment that surrounds my child with enchantment. I was astounded to hear my child say, "I can't wait to go back to school tomorrow!" Music to my ears. When a child is excited to learn, then you know they are in the right place. The teaching staff is phenomenal at understanding how my child learns and as a student they have made some incredible breakthroughs. No more tears of struggle. I would recommend this school to anyone who wants to set their child up for educational and emotional success.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2014
My son went to Ideal school and I could not be happier with the leadership of Wendy & Chris Soderman. The teachers were also top notch. Although my son is now a freshman in high school I can attribute his all A's report card to the Ideal School.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2014
As parents of a Dream Middle School student, we could not be happier with the direction the school is moving in. The Project based learning curriculum is a dynamic class room approach in which students actively explore real-world problems and challenges and acquire a deeper knowledge. The Dream School has created an environment which is both challenging and fun. The teachers and administration have been clearly communicating with us about our child's progress. We would not hesitate to recommend the IDEAL and Dream Schools to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2014
Five years ago, I would have recommended this school; however, now I will tell everyone without hesitation to stay away from the school. The school gives people a false sense of greatness. If you want a good quality education or academic excellence, this is NOT the school for you. For the amount of money you pay, the standard of education you will get from the school is equivalent to a poorly rated public school. The school is overly priced. For a school that is nonprofit, the owner/principal called their school a business and the children their products. The school became overly focused on fundraising. Everything is a stage show as far as the owners/principals are concerned. The owners have great sales pitches, but the school has little substance. While the owners teach virtues, the owners do not implement virtues in their daily lives and do not let the children practice the virtues unless they give the school an advantage. The owners will do anything to get what they want even to the point of dishonesty. Many children and parents left the school angry each year. The owners and administration lost focus on what is really important and why the school exists, THE CHILDREN....

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2014
The school is overly priced for the kind of education they offer. The quality of education they give does not meet all the pre-requisite skills that the student should have learned before they go to an Excellent Middle School and High School. You will never find the rigorous education in this school. The most significant reasons for this poor quality of education are: the dysfunctional leadership, teachers' retention, and the owners' overly controlling attitude. The excellent teachers that made the school great were fired left and right because they were making the children their first priority and therefore, disobeying the owners and administration. The owners never like the teachers to have any good relationship with the students and their families. Everything is a stage show and everything you have to do or say is dictated by the owners and administration. The owners will do anything to get what they want even to the point of unkindness and dishonesty. We saw many families were angry and left the school each year. It is very disappointing to see the school go down the drain just because the owners and administration lost focus on what is really the priority, the Students.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2014
My teaching dreams have come true! The minute I walked through IDEAL's doors, more than 16 years ago, I fell in love with all it is and all it will continue to become....it just keeps getting better! The resources and support, from administration and colleagues, are endless. We are a passionate group of educators that strive to see that your child's best interests are at heart. Our school seeks out the finest in the teaching profession to ensure your child receives the greatest education backed by current research. We are developing children that are constantly curious, risk-takers, problem-solvers, as well as, have a true appreciation for individual differences and have respect for themselves, others, as well as, the world around us........ EQ and IQ at its best! The AMAZING preschool teachers lay the best foundation for learning. My son is well-prepared enter IDEAL Elementary and begin his journey down the yellow, brick road! I am looking forward to watching him continue to grow and learn from the enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and inspiring teachers at IDEAL and Dream School. THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE.....IDEAL!

- submitted by a teacher
June 23, 2014
IDEAL school creates an environment that allows children to learn, grow, and excel in all areas. After teaching in both public and private schools in a variety of countries, IDEAL and Dream Middle School stands out like no other. The teachers at this school are dedicated, passionate professionals, that are committed to ensuring the students are given the BEST learning experience possible. The quality of the curriculum is strong and challenging throughout all grades. As a teacher, I also value the passion and support that the Administration team gives to their teachers. Our principals and teachers want excellence for this school, and always put the students best interest first. I am so grateful to be a part of this team and could not imagine spending my day anywhere else. This group of principals and teachers are truly dedicated educators who love their work and their students! I look forward to the day I can send my children to IDEAL!!

- submitted by a teacher
June 23, 2014
Throughout my professional career, I have never been so proud to be part of such a dedicated, hard-working team. I began my career working in the public school system, and quickly discovered that not many schools value their students, or put enough emphasis on the children's feelings. Most of what these schools cared about were test scores and school grades. This changed however when I found IDEAL. The principals/owners make it clear that they created this school for children; to not only teach them, but to enrich their lives through amazing experiences. The curriculum provided is challenging and allows students to learn through active and engaging exercises. Lessons are differentiated to meet the individual needs and learning abilities of each child, to ensure all students learn to the best of their ability. It is evident that the principals, teachers, and staff are passionate about what they do, and are dedicated to providing every student that walks through the door with the very best educational experience imaginable. I wish I had the pleasure of attending a school like IDEAL when I was young.

- submitted by a teacher
June 22, 2014
This school is amazing...plain and simple. When my husband and I moved to the area some ten-plus years ago, we were not impressed with the public school system. We also found most private schools we visited as being either too overpriced, very restrictive or not stimulating enough for our twin daughters. Our FIRST tour of IDEAL sold us on their entire program. The school administration and its incredible/caring teaching staff served my girls well. They have recently accepted scholarships to major in biochemistry and international business management at M.I.T. and the Wharton School of Business, respectively. We owe so much of our children's formative years of learning and this foundation thanks to IDEAL!

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2014
My son was extremely shy and did not like school. After just 2 years at IDEAL he is like a new person. He loves learning and can't wait for summer to be over so he can go back to IDEAL. Thank you for making learning fun and for caring about my child's happiness. So glad I found IDEAL!

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2014
I am a proud parent that sends my son to Ideal Elementary School. I cannot believe all that he has accomplished these past few years with the help of the wonderful staff and support at Ideal. This school focuses on the balance of cognitive and creative learning and has some of the best outcomes in the nation. Sending my child to Ideal Elementary School was the best and easiest decisions I've ever made.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2014
What an incredible place! My daughter went to Ideal and Dream Middle School and just graduated grade eight at college level. The school focuses in enriching the child cognitively and emotionally to the fiuture problem solvers of out world. This was an amazing foundation and launching pad for my child's educational career. Just go to the school and see for yourself!!!

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2014
Throughout my tenure at the Ideal School as a parent, my experience has been nothing short of extraordinary. As a parent of a student nearing graduation, I have never been a part of an educational institution which provides a more positive, nurturing, and academic environment. The community at the Ideal School is a tight knit network of collaborators, parents, students, and staff who exceed all expectations of how to educate children. The staff is comprised of high tiered professionals who each share the same mission and passion, while challenging my child to exceed her greatest potential. Every employee at the Ideal School is engaged, driven, and dedicated to strengthening the foundation for all students. My family and I are devastated to be embarking upon our final year with the Ideal School! Five Stars!!

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2014
Horrible, just horrible. The best teachers are gone. Goodbye freedom, hello dictatorship. Been a student here for long enough to realize when things are going wrong. If you are considering going to this school, don't, unless you want too many changes throughout one school year, teachers who don't care about your needs, and an admnistration that only cares about the money they're receiving out of your pocket. The middle school has lost 5 of their best teachers throughout ONE year. And I forgot, the materials are worthless. We pay a lot of money every year and most of the books in middle school are over TEN years old. Where did all out money go, you ask? To buy a new playground for six year olds. The education is definitely not worth your time and money.

- submitted by a community member
June 09, 2014
This school used to be a great school, from the time the school lost Mrs. Mitchell it has been going in the downward direction. I used to be excited to go to school but it has become a dreadful place to go. After spending almost my entire life at the school i decided to leave because it just wasn't what i wanted or what they described. They have gotten rid of two teachers this past school year which at the beginning of the year the principles called part of their best team and family. These changes have been affecting the learning of the students. Overall I would not recommend the school now but i would have recommended it 5 years ago.

- submitted by a community member
January 07, 2014
I can with full confidence recommend IDEAL and Dream Middle School to any family that is looking for, not just a place their child can get a "wonderful" education, but a place a child can feel welcomed, care for, and supported. Teachers there get to know each child, they know how they learn and can guide each student to be aware of their skills and encourage them to use their talents. I have a child that needs to be challenged and gently guided she is self-driven and works hard to achieve her personal best. My other child is the complete opposite he needs a lot of hands on help and guidance. I can happily say they are both getting what they need and as a parent I am well informed and I can call for information whenever I need to. Five stars from me for IDEAL and Dream school. From a parent of four years.

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2013
My children have been transformed into happy, excited, and passionate children. They were awesome before, but it is evident that they thrive on the positive, kind, and upbeat environment that IDEAL fosters. I am so thankful to the staff of IDEAL.

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2013
We LOVE our school! All four of my daughters ages 5, 10, 12 and 24 have gone to IDEAL over the past 20 years. My oldest, started in IDEAL preschool which set the tone for her never ending enthusiasm for reading and learning. My youngest has just entered Kindergarten and I see the same excitement and energy in her as I did 20 years ago in my oldest. The children develop a profound understanding of what method works best for them when learning each subject. They understand at a young age that one method may work for math, but they need to use a different approach with science, wether it's through song, dance, writing, reading, powerpoint, theatrics, just about anything goes. The teachers are so amazing, animated in everything they do. This energy is contagious and keeps our children and families engaged. Our children are confident. The Principals are completely involved. They are compassionate and all-embracing, offering discounts to families of the service, fire & police departments. I could not imagine a more nurturing and positive environment. Thank you IDEAL and Dream School!

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2013
I am proud to be a part of the IDEAL and Dream School team. I work hard everyday to plan lessons that reach every student. All that I do is supported and encouraged by the administration. I feel supported and heard on a daily basis. Going to "work" everyday is enjoyable! The administration provides me with the resources I need to make everyday the best it can me for both my students and for myself.

- submitted by a teacher
September 14, 2013
My son has been going to IDEAL and DREAM School for the past 9 years! He loves it !!! He is excited to learn, to be challenged and is respected by the teachers, administration and his peers. I would not have him go anywhere else!! I am sad that he only has two more years but am confident that he will have the emotional and cognitive foundation to carry him through the high school years.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2013
Administration truly cares about their staff's success and well-being. The teachers always put their students' needs first, and you can really see their passion for what they do. As a new staff member this year, I felt welcome and a part of the team right away. The curriculum and the way it's presented is fantastic.

- submitted by a teacher
September 12, 2013
I have chosen the best of the best for my children's education. The teachers are absolutely commited and dedicated to give your child an amazing experience in everything they do. They truly care about each individual's needs. Looking forward to see my children making a difference thanks to Ideal.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2013
IDEAL and DREAM schools are exactly what the name says, Ideal and Dream!! I have always been a believer in the public school system until I took the tour with Dr. And Mrs. Soderman. The passion that this family has in making my children independent, confident, and enthusiastic not only towards school, but towards life in general is astounding. And it starts as soon as I pull in for drop off in the morning...the teachers actually appear to WANT TO BE THERE!!! I leave knowing my children are safe, happy, and WILL be challenged everyday, and their teacher will make school fun!! My children learn differently and the Multiple Intelligence curriculum content enables the different styles of learning to be addressed. The children truly enjoy being at school with their friends, and genuinely love all of their teachers! I just know that they must sing a lot because my daughter sings the content of her homework when she is completing it at night. Please come check out a day at Ideal and Dream Schools, you will leave wishing you would have come by sooner. The product (school) I was sold on my tour is exactly what I am getting everyday for my child! So excited I found Ideal and Dream!

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2013
Very Very Disappointed. I have 3 kids who attended school there. It is not a one size fits all type of place, although they claim to be. They weren't able to tap into their intelligences and many of the parents were angry and left. This is long after the school collects enough money to not invite your child back the next year. Many kids who went there for years were put on "waiting lists" until they could enter the advanced program which costs more. It's sad when this school competes with public schools that are 100% free and academically equivalent.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2013
This is a great school! my kids have been here since they were 3! the approach to teaching is amazing! its been my experience that when families can't afford to stay any longer, they pull their kids and put them into public.. and then start bashing the school to rationalize their own decision.... really unfortunate, but at the same time, makes me want to stay in private!!! you get what you pay for!

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2013
My daughter started at the IDEAL preschool last fall. I am amazed at the educational development she has experienced in such a short space of time; her vocabulary, writing, and communication skills have flourished. However, the most pleasing growth has been in her critical thinking and consideration of others. The school has a curriculum that encourages cognitive and emotional development, and I'm so pleased with the impact it has had on my child in such a brief time. I have friends with children in the older grades and I can't wait for my daughter to grow into the happy, engaged, caring young people they have become. If you really want to know how great this school is, take the opportunity to speak to one of their students - they'll convince you!

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2013
My kids were at this school for a few years until last year. The overall experience especially in the pre-school is adequate. The multiple intelligence approach is something most kids respond to. However, our experience did not end very well. Since details cannot be given on this review site without breaking some of the rules for posting, all I could say is in the years my kids attended, there were several families that left each year. To lose half of a class or a third of a class goes beyond economics. The academics don't add up, and parents realize this as the kids advance in grades. There's a reason why most parents that leave end up at Binks!

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2012
The most amazing school I've ever seen. Go and see and you will know what I am talking about.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2012
Wonderful school with multiple intelligence.Children are welcomed and respected. Staff and owners are very involved and go above and beyond. positive environment with no negative statements. Classrooms are beautiful and spotless! Only complaint is the limited choices for pre school.only 5 day per week options. Now there is only an 8:15-2:00 option 5 days per week. You can pick up early, but still pay for the day. I fear that we are becoming a society of drop off your kids at day care, camp and early pre schools. Even this really perfect school cannot replace the value of a Mom and family time. If both parents work full time, than this is the pre school to choose. If you can pay the full price and pick up early I would highly consider it. These early years go so quickly. Spend as much time with your children as you can. I would have preferred a 3 day per week, 9-11 day for my child in pre school and a couple of hours longer for pre K, but could not find a school that compares as well. Again if you work full time or can afford to pay for full day and pick up early I would consider it. It is a wonderful school. Otherwise I would wait and start this school in Kindergarten.

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2012
This school takes the basic education standards in South Florida and turns it on it's head. The school is just a phenominal experience for both the children and the parents. The kids are so excited to stay after school to work on projects, or attend Friday night dances. When I was young, there was no way you could get me back to school after I was there all day, especially on a Friday. However, if IDEAL was around when I was in school, I definitely would have felt differently. I have volunteered at some of these functions, and the children are just so energetic and involved, willing to learn new things and just have a great time. The owners are lovely people who bend over backwards to enrich these kid's lives, and they bend over backwards to accomodate their incredible staff. The teachers are not only dedicated, but they truly love these children and take great pride in their success. There are reviews on here talking about how the school's expensive, and it's true what they say: "You get what you pay for". If you don't care about your child's education, throw them in the public system. Want to see them reach thier superstar potential? Then this chool is truly IDEAL.

- submitted by a community member
September 18, 2011
My daughter has attended Dream Middle School for three of the most incredible educational years of her life. The owners are fabulous!! You couldn't ask for better teachers. She told me if only it starter at 11am , she would like to go everyday of her life. Our family has been so blessed to be apart of Dream Middle. We just wish they went to 12th grade.!!!

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2011
I completely disagree with the last review. Compared to other private schools in the area(one I won't mention is 23k per yr); Ideal Dream School is not overpriced. This school is a gift, and I feel so blessed that my children are able to learn in the environment that Ideal/Dream provides. My daughter that hated school in the past, jumps out of bed to go to school now. I am amazed on how much she learns, We have nicknamed her Encyclopedia Brittianca, because she is a endless source of information on Science,Literature, history, biology..Its wonderful to see her so excited about learning. Teachers are wonderful, Principal is always present. Best Paren involvement I have seen. It's a small school, so you really do get a sense of family.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2010
Another overpriced school that gives people a false sense of greatness. If you really want a quality education, you should homeschool or consider a highly rated public school, if it suits your child. Otherwise save your money.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2010
Have had my children in since preschool... the school gets better and better and makes the necessary changes to make improvements when necessary. When I drop my kids off, I am comforted knowing that not only are they getting a great education, but they are surrounded by a staff that truly cares about them! They even offer VPK now!

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2010
Excellent school that supports all kinds of learning styles. Very unique and creative. Not another school like it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
The school is great!! They truley care about the kids!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 07, 2010
Ideal is about 'caring' just as much as it is about 'teaching'. It's about taking the time to make sure they understand and using every teaching method to make sure that are children truly are learning and along the way teaching them to be compassionate individuals... What parent could ask for more.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 07, 2010
It is an awesome school for so many reasons! They all really care about their students and families. It is great in academics and very professional! The woman who started it has a heart and passion for children! She does all she can for them and their families!! It one of the best schools I have ever seen!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
I love this school because they treat each child as an individual recognizing abilities and challenges. Then they find the best way for the child to learn.

- submitted by a community member
May 06, 2010
Dedicated staff truly loves what they do.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2010
The learning technique is unique and offers a great approach to learning is fun for all kids. They recognize that all kids are different.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
It is one of the most positive approaches to learning that I have ever experienced for the children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
Celebrates every childs individuality and strengths

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2010
IDEAL applies Harvard based education principles to the classroom using the 7 multiple intelligences on a daily basis. By educating the whole child it ensures that my children mature both academically and emotionally. The teacher to student ratio ensures the personal attention every child deserves. The preschool is the best in the country! The elementary and middle schools ensure children are critical thinkers, problem solvers and productive members in their community. As a parent, I couldn't ask or expect any more for my children's education.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2010
This is hands down the best school out there. There is no other school that teaches the way they do with their Multi-Intelligence approach. Also the morals and ethics that are taught to the kids are amazing. My children love it...It is such a fun school where they learn so much!

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2010
IDEAL School is amazing. I love that they emphasize that emotional development is just as important as cognitive development.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
IDEAL Preschool, Elementary, and Middle School is a top-notch school. The attention and love that the students are given from every member of the teaching team is priceless. The passion for learning and for children is evident from the moment one drives up to the school. Some schools teach virtues and doctrines, The IDEAL Team lives them and models them! The children are happy to be at school. There is a level of comfort and respect that one would never find anywhere else. The amount of time that is spent to ensure each child is reached, understood, and provided the opportunities to be successful is immeasurable. The thoughtful planning that is done to ensure that each event is an incredible memory for everyone involved far surpasses that of any school. The availability of the administration and teachers to both the parents and most importantly the students is unheard of in any school setting. Nothing in this world is perfect, yet the Team at IDEAL strives to achieve excellence in all that they do and never ceases to listen, learn and grow to improve every aspect of the learning environment for its students, parents and teachers. Being a part of the IDEAL School is giving your family the greatest gift a true understanding of learning and education.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 05, 2010
you are truly part of a family and children are treated with kindness and respect.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
The IDEAL School teaching staff has a passion for education that is unsurpassed creating students that enjoy learning. The methods applied ensure each student learns in a manner that best suits them and ensures maximum growth both educationally and personally.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
Loving and caring teachers that really understand how to teach children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
IDEAL School is the perfect learning environment for any little learner. Every lesson has a song, game, or experiment so they reach every child!

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2010
This school is one of the most amazing places I, as a teacher and parent, have ever encountered. They follow the multiple intelligence theory of Howard Gardner and really put the ideas in practice as an educational tool. My son loves the school as well. My major concerns are that the school has become overly focused on fundraising, forgetting that the big ideal extended family is part of what made the school so special.

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2010
It gives me great pleasure to rate this school with 5 stars. As a parent, you can only hope your child will come home and say, ' I love school'. The love of learning will make every child an exeptional adult.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 05, 2010
My son has been attending Ideal since he was 3. Ideal, without a doubt, is 100% committed to teaching children in a positive, loving environment. He is welcomed every day with enthusiasm, and he is pushed to excel and achieve goals they know he can attain. I would NEVER put my child anywhere else. If you want an excelerated learning progam that creates an environment where children love learning and problem solving, then this is where your child should be. You can take a tour with Wendy Soderman. She is amazing and she is certainly a person you will never forget.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2009
This school is what learning is all about. My daughter was in the 3s last year and the all day PREK this year. Ideal is engaging, fun, high energy and creative. The childern are learning so much and they are being taught to be thinkers and problem solvers. They are taught to be respectful and caring people too. There is no other school we would send our daughter too. We are planning on Kindergarten for next year. This is definitely the place she belongs!

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no rating October 17, 2009
This is the 2nd year that my daughter has been at Ideal. SHe is scurrently in the pre-K 4 program. We love this school and hope to continue here. I love the philosolphy and the amount of learning these kids are doing!!! Having a sister-in-law that teaches gifted in another state, whenever she sees my child, she is amazed by how bright she is and the understanding of everything she has learned and is learning! I highly recommend this school! The energy that this school gives is nothing but positive and rewarding!!!! No other school in this area can compare!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2009
I graduated from Ideal and dream school and not ony did I surpass the state standard, but I also was taught how to learn using Dr Gardners Multiple Intelligence Theory. The most amazing school. Five Stars all the way.

- submitted by a student
no rating August 29, 2009
We just finished the 3 yr old program and my daughter is now in the all day 4 yr old program. We still love the school and the enthusiasm they have for learning and for our children. My daughter entered on her first day to hugs, music, dancing and each teacher greeted her and told her how happy they were she was there. I left completely happy she was there too.

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2009
Another overpriced school that gives people a false sense of greatness. If you really want a quality education, you should homeschool. Otherwise save your money.

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no rating March 24, 2009
Poor communication with parents. Administration focus is on recruiting rather than on the existing students. Great sales pitch but little substance.

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2009
The best preschool around! Five star all the way.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 10, 2009
Ideal Elementary is no longer the ideal school it was only two years ago. There has been an ongoing problem with teacher retention and lack of meaningful input by the owner. It no longer appears that the children are the priority.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2008
I went on the tour and was blown away -I knew this was where we needed to be. Everyone at this school has such passion and love for our children and their education. They don't teach to teach, they teach to understand. My husband hadn't been until orientation and he said he knew the school was great because I told him it was -but after seeing it first hand, he wants our daughter there all the way through middle school. If your kids are bored and uninspired by their current school-this is definitely the place to be!

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2008
This school has the most wonderful positive learning environment. It is a blessing to be able to send my daughter here. There is No competition or negativity. If you are a negative person look for another 'high rated school'. My Child enjoys learning, enjoys going to school and is a very well balanced child. What she has learned here goes way beyond what a text book can teach. She is in 2nd. grade but reads and comprehends on a 4th grade level. I love that she is able to learn at her level and is not held back from her full potential. My child has never felt pressure here. She now views school as a positive. Much different from when she attended Public school. Learn only to pass the FCAT, very sad. Now has time to play outside after school. She is not tied down for hrs doing homework.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2008
I had my child there for almost 4 months, We had to leave. The competition from other parents is rediculious. Everyone always has someone better than you. I think that the owner who has survived with someonethat is different should realize that they are chldren and not money sighs. We now attend another high rated school, that my 4 year old feels no pressure

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2007
I have atended IDEAL since 1 was three I am now 12 and I still have such a great apreciation for my school. I would definitly recomend this school to anyone looking for an extraordinary school.

- submitted by a student
August 11, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2007
when I went on a tour of the school I left driving home for 30 min. saying Amazing,Amazing,Amazing over and over out loud. My daughter attended for 2 trial days and didn't want to go back to public school. She at 7 could see the difference! We are now unrolled there! We could not be happier! They welcome parents to be involved. The communication is UNBELIEVABLE I know so much of what she does while she is there. ALL of her work comes home w/ comments. As a Parent I know where she is at in her learning process daily! What she has learned at Ideal in 2 weeks would of taken months at public school. I know we just left public school in 3rd quarter. I had enough and knew there had to be something better for her. We found it at Ideal!! Words can not express how happy we are.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2007
The most amazing school I've ever seen, my son started there in pre.K-3 now he is in pre.K-4. He is so far ahead of his peers from other schools that it almost seems unreal. My daughter who will be turning three will most definitely be attending there also. Cannot recommend this school enough. Go and see and you will know what I am talking about.

- submitted by a parent
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Ideal School
400 Royal Commerce Road, Royal Palm Beach, FL  33411
(561) 791-2881
Last modified Ideal School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Ideal School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 85 reviews. Top