Formerly, the school phone system offered an option to connect directly to the principal. She actually answered much of the time. If not, she responded promptly to messages left. Currently the only phone option is to the administrative office. The principal is rarely available to take calls, which are now screened. Return call requests go unheeded unless one leaves repeated messages. Quality of faculty generally remains outstanding, but for such a small school this deterioration in access to the principal is certainly not a positive step.
sns is the worst school i've ever been to. i went there for two years and couldn't take it anymore. most of the teachers are nice but there are about 3 that pick favorites every year and then bully the rest. the principal was a complete joke and did nothing. the Spanish teacher spent to much time smoking and showing us pictures of his "home land" to even teach us Spanish. i am warning all of you. STAY AWAY FROM SEASIDE NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOL!
I was very disappointed in the SNS. The small class size did not aloow for individuallity. If you did't fit their 'mold' you were chastized. Many of the teachers have students at the school and this creates a unhealthy environment. I have never heard teachers speak so unkindly to students over that past three years. Academically it in OK but in need of an overhaul from Adminstration to Board of Director to teachers. Great concept that is stale.
My daughter has waited to attempt to be selected for Seaside Neighborhood School since 3rd grade. She so looked forward to attempting to attend this school. The students that she knew who attended were extremely well-balanced and full of self esteem, something that is taught by 'osmosis' at this school. Each student maintains the highest respect for themselves and their fellow students. I feel extremely fortunate in that she was selected to attend. We had to hold our breath as the lottery system is implemented thereby giving all who apply a fair and equal chance of being selected for attendance. So far, this school has already far exceeded itself in what I only imagined it to be..it is far, far more. Count me, one happpy parent. And count my daughter one happy student.