Ms Jamir is a wonderful teacher. She brings the best on each of her students and my child loves being there. There are lots going on on PYP and the kids get exposed to so much more than at our previous S Tampa A rated school. It is still a young school with lots of wrinkles to be ironed but with a lot of potential for greatness. PYP assistant principal is wonderful and so is the PYP IB coordinator. We feel lucky to be here
Ms. E is a remarkable teacher! She know how to bring the best out of each of her students and recognizes the special qualities that makes each of them special. We are so grateful to her and all of the wonderful faculty & staff at Roland Park! This has been our son's best year yet!
My son joined Roland Park this year in kindergarten. We were so nervous about his future in a new school and the challenging environment of kindergarten. However, our concerns were unnecessary. The academic, social, and emotional growth our son has made in these few short months has been amazing! We had no idea that Roland Park would impacted all of our lives in such a beautiful way. All we wanted for him was a safe environment where he is known and loved. We got that and so much more. We are so grateful to be a part of their community!
My 2 children have been at RP over 3 years now. It is really hit or miss and highly dependent on the teacher you get. Some teachers are great - communicative, responsive, compassionate, caring. Others are not - cold, distant, uncaring, disrespectful, and poor communicators. Administrators are also a mixed bag - some show genuine care, others say what you want to hear to your face then "cover" themselves by saying what they must to others. The only aspect I would say is consistently strong is in the Specials - art, music, PE, etc. Those teachers uniformly do a fabulous job with the kids. Curriculum is your standard Common Core and, while it can be challenging, it also frequently feels more like busy work rather than legitimate learning opportunities. Homework for the younger students, in particular, feels like busy work instead of fostering a real love for, and sense of, learning. Overall, this is an average school. I can't say I'm entirely pleased but I don't know that this is any better/worse than our A rated neighborhood school. So I don't have a better option, short of private school, which I would strongly consider if either child ever ended up with a bad teacher.