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1340 Kenwood Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

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4 stars
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March 27, 2013
My daughter was at this school for two years, while I was at the school I had ASSUMED that she was getting the very best education (due to the small number of children), how wrong I was. We moved out of the area and put her in the local elementary school, I was horrified to find out that she was EXTREMELY behind. While at Poinciana she was getting straight As, now I was being told she would be lucky if she didn't have to repeat the year. Luckily she was able to catch up but I was disgusted at the amount I paid at Poinciana when I could have just sent her to the local school and gotten better results. The fees aspect were insane, I don't know why I had to "volunteer" or pay $250, and the constant water bottle charges and uniform charges that would randomly appear on the bill really made me mad. For the two years my daughter was there, I spent a fortune on a substandard education and while I thought the small classes would be educationally good, I found socially it was detrimental. When I look back at my daughters time there, I'm just glad that she was there for only 2 year and not more, it could have seriously jeopardize her future.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2012
Greatest little hidden gem around!!! Poinciana is academically challenging and makes each child feel special. They look at children as individuals and help them each to acheive to their highest potential. What more can a parent ask for? Wish all kids could experience an education that remembers the social, emotional and academic needs of children of every age!

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2012
Poinciana Day School is an amazing enviroment that helped my children reach the highest levels academically. I feel they have flourished academically, socially, and emotionally. I am so excited they opened a PreK3 Program so my little one can attend in the fall!

- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2012
A truly wonderful and special school in West Palm Beach. The teachers and staff have made the most amazing difference in our son's life. He has always been social and intelligent, but Poinciana was able to take him even further. They offer so much in terms of education and balance. If you are looking for a truly amazing school I would highly recommend this school. It is a magical place. Hope they open a high school in the future!

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2012
Public Schools that receive "F" ratings beat this place...no education... no continuity... no staff that stays...families that run......troubled admin...... I could go on and on......even my internist knew this in Jupiter....Need I say more...?

- submitted by a community member
March 06, 2012
This school represents a prison for children with REAL problems...... Children are inappropiately pulled and touched and sit in the front office all day......Admin does not care...Teachers quiver....Students cry.....It's like "one flew over the Kukoo's nest.....but far worse....Your child deserves more.......I hear and beleive the principal sits around all day and reviews her school as great...Don't beleive..go look...SAD...

- submitted by a community member
September 30, 2011
A few things about Poinciana- 1) Small class size and kids feel very close to classmates and teachers 2)Reasonable tuition for private school. 3) Principal with wealth of educational experience 4) High level arts and academics 5) Extremely reasonable when concerns arise 6) Family feel 7) Individual attention for kids. Has been a great experience for my kids!

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2011
Great School! I've had the great fortune of having had two children attend Poinciana Day School. They both still talk about how much they love the school. All schools go through changes when top leadership retires. Miss Nixie's successor was hand picked by her and Miss Anne carries on the tradition of the loving environment that Poinciana is known for. Expect great things this year! I highly recommend Poinciana Day School!

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2011
Look no further, this school is dynamite! I cannot say enough great things about this school. We recently relocated to Florida. My son was never a fan of school, he is a pre k student and would cry each day going to school. We were worried about moving and a new school. That has all changed! The teachers, staff and students are so welcoming and friendly. My child wakes up each day excited to go to school. He returns each afternoon telling us what a great day he had and all of the interesting things he was able to do at school. We are so happy that our son finally enjoys school. Poinciana is wonderful, you won't be disappointed.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2011
This was my daughter's first year at Poinciana and she has never been happier! I am so grateful the we found a school that takes both educational and emotional growth equally seriously. The administrative staff has been extremely responsive when we had concerns or questions and the teachers have helped her grow into a wonderful person. They are the most unique private school in West Palm Beach and they live up to their excellent reputation and then some. I would highly recommend it, if you are looking at private schools.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2010
I agree with the previous review. Poinciana has been great for my son. The quality of education and caring environment is outstanding. The leadership has never been better. School starts soon and my middle school son in excited to go back. In fact, he can't wait!

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2010
I can't say enough about Poinciana. The teachers and staff have done so much for our son. The school seems to be growing now every year and we are so excited to be a part of it. Everyone is very friendly and any issues are handled with class and integrity. We look forward to our son's growth in the coming years. I would really recommend Poinciana if you are looking for a preK through 8th grade school for your child. Take a visit and you'll see what I'm talking about.

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2010
So happy our child is at Poinciana. From the teachers to the administration to the students, the school is excellent. They have spend so much time working with our son to help improve his academics and overall growth. I am happy to hear about the pre-k too. Wish they had it when our son started a few years back...

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2010
Poinciana Day School is a unique school. It is small, warm, caring, school with a great academic program. The administration is very responsive to parent and student needs. I am so excited that they have now started a Pre-K program! Poinciana brings out the best in students and develops all their talents - arts, foreign language, writing, math, technology and more. We love Poinciana Day School. It takes a personal interest in your child and allows them to flourish as an individual.

- submitted by a parent
July 03, 2010
Terrible education, Nickel and Dime school.Cost 12,000 dollars in a dilapidated building.You have to sign an agreement that besides the 12,000 fee , (does not include lunch) you have to pay 300 hundred dollars or donate and or volunteer 300 hours of your time to the school. If your kid is thirsty they don't send them to the water fountain or backpack to get the drink they give them bottled water and charge us for it. If you drop of your child a minute or 2 early or pick them up a minute or 2 late, you will be charged. They even try and have The donations you give, juice milk etc, to meet the agreement, they sell to our kids and to the day care kids. They constantly ask you for donations.I was horribly disappointed with this school, how it is run and the poor

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2010
We are so happy that our daughter is at Poinciana. I would definitely recommend Poinciana if you are looking for a great elementary and middle school in South Florida. My daughter is a middleschooler who comes home so happy each day and cannot wait for her last year to start. The teachers and staff are so welcoming and have really challenged her academically. They support her needs like no other school we have had her in. We really did a lot of research into other private schools before we sent her here and are so fortunate that we made the right choice. When you walk in you can just feel the warmth and accpeting feel of the teachers and students.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2010
this school is unsatisfactory. very, very unsatisfactory. the middle school is bad, yet the elementary is fine. only a few original teachers are left, and teachers are constantly getting fired and hired. the students and many parents are unhappy.

- submitted by a community member
June 13, 2010
My 12 year old son began Poinciana 3 years ago and we feel so lucky to have found this school. Once you walk into the school you feel an immediate sense of comfort, care, and concern. The kids are so engaged with their learning. The new administrator that took over a few years ago is wonderful. She is always personally available to answer questions and is truly caring and involved with the students. I would highly recommend this school if you value academics, safety, and emotional and intellectual growth. My son is so happy there. Please feel free to contact me.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2010
This school has changed for the worse, ever since the new administration has taken over they are not providing the level of education my child needed and do not provide a safe environment for your child....when you have to constantly worry about your child and follow up on a daily basis with the teacher to make sure they are meeting your childs needs....it is not a good sign....I agree this school is run by bullies!!

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2010
Wow - kids are so unhappy here. Teachers are unhappy. So many teachers fired over past two years only 3 original teachers left. Bullying is out of control by kids and administration. Quality of education sad at best. But be careful...if you let them know you are unhappy you will be asked to leave (huh?!?!?!). How does that happen when I'm paying for my kids education? Administration is terrible...terrible and board or trustees is unresponsive.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2010
There have been a lot of changes at Poinciana in the last year and all of them for the better. There are a few disgruntled parents who were happier with the former standards of the school and it is a positive change that they have moved on. Please keep in mind that these few parents may be offering comments here to hurt the school. This is a truly child-centered environment where all children thrive. The school is wonderful for sensitive, artistic, gifted children as well. If you are tired of crowded classrooms, burned out teachers and mean kids, come experience the happy environment at Poinciana Day School. Let your child come visit for a day and see how they feel. It is a very special place.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 24, 2010
My children attended this school for a long time. The academics are very poor, there is no discipline and no parent teacher communication. Under no circumstances would I ever reccomend this school to another parent.

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating January 13, 2009
Poinciana Day School has been an excellent school for my daughter. She attended school from Kindergarten through Eighth Grade and is now in High School. The teachers have always been kind and caring. They helped my daughter learn how to do her best, including time management and study skills. Poinciana helped her to not only grow in academics, but also helped reinforce that it is important to be a kind, considerate and helpful person. She was involved in sports, student government, art, mustic and much more. She remains close to her friends from Poinciana. I would highly recommend Poinciana Day School.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating April 18, 2008
My children just started at Poinciana Day School. My son, who is in 4th grade, has always been shy and introverted. It is wonderful that his classmates have been so welcoming this year. The genuine caring and consideration by the students and teachers have enabled my son to not only feel comfortable, but to be truly happy and tells me that everyone is his friend - something I never thought would occur. His classmates are over our house frequently, and they are just like family. It's wonderful. My daughter is in Kindergarten and has truly enjoyed the small, intimate classes. They have both blossomed during this school year. The teachers and administration are always so kind and helpful. We would never go to another school.

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2007
I started in the middle school this year at Poinciana and I am so glad. I feel like I am learning so much more than I did at my old school , and I've made some great friends. I recommend this school to anyone who wants to have a great middle school experience!

- submitted by a student
October 13, 2007
Sad to say, I think this school peaked a few years ago. The quality has not kept pace with the price increases. Pros: Small classes, safe environment. Cons: Too many longtime teachers and staff whose work seems to have stagnated. Not open to new ideas. Limited physical facilities.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2007
Poinciana Day School is one of the best schools in Palm Beach County. It is warm and caring as well as an excellent academic environment. A strong academic program is enhanced with a full complement of the arts, technology, Spanish and sports and fitness - an all encompassing program. My daughter not only was able to take advanced academic programs, but also had the opprotunity to play the piano, viola and world percussion instruments. The arts program is fabulous. The teachers care about their students and give them personal direction and assistance. After being at Poinciana, you wonder why all schools don't teach like they do. It seems only the natural thing to do.

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 11, 2007
I graduated from Poinciana Day School two years ago. I loved attending Poinciana - the teachers were very helpful and caring and it was like one big family. I learned a lot and was able to take 5 high school courses while still in middle school. The middle school overnight field trips were awesome - Pathfinder was the best! With small class sizes, we were all very close - and still are today. The arts programs - visual, performing, musical instruments - piano, strings, percussion, and technology are great. They are helping me in my quest to become a graphic design artist. I still like to go and help at school with special events and on days that I have off from high school.

- submitted by a student
September 10, 2007
This is an ideal school, where my daughters have been taught to reach their own personal academic and social goals. The academic program is very strong. There is a wonderful family atmosphere. As far as I can see, they each and every student as a precious individual. The class size is very small, and the teachers are tops. The art programs is phenomenal, and they even get to learn strings and percussion as a part of their schedules. And Spanish, too! We couldn't be happier!

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2007
My daughter spent Pre-K - 8 at Poinciana Day School and she was continually challenged yet reaffirmed in her abilities. She has since gone on to one of the toughest High Schools in the country and is doing extremely well. The Arts program at Poinciana Day School is exceptional. My daughter's portfolio, including many Poinciana projects was favorably reviewed by Ringling School of Art and Design. I know of no finer K-8 school in Palm Beach County.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2007
This school is a hidden gem. Tucked away in a business and hotel park near the airport lies the most amazing school full of happy thriving children. Small classes and an emphasis on art and technolongy are some of the obvious virtues of this school, but there is something about the relationships between teachers, staff and students that brings out the kids full potential. With the materials, the opportunity and the inspiration, our kids will astound you.

- submitted by a parent
July 04, 2005
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Poinciana Day School
1340 Kenwood Road, West Palm Beach, FL  33401
(561) 655-7323
Last modified Poinciana Day School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Poinciana Day School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 37 reviews. Top