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Ideal School

Private | PK-8

We are best known for Multi-Intelligence Teaching.

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $97,200. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,270.

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
Based on 12 ratings
2012:
Based on 3 ratings
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted 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.
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Posted 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!
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Posted May 14, 2010

Excellent school that supports all kinds of learning styles. Very unique and creative. Not another school like it.
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Posted May 10, 2010

The school is great!! They truley care about the kids!
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Posted May 7, 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.
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Posted May 7, 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!!
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Posted May 6, 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.


Posted May 6, 2010

Dedicated staff truly loves what they do.
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Posted May 6, 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.
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Posted May 6, 2010

It is one of the most positive approaches to learning that I have ever experienced for the children.
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Posted May 6, 2010

Celebrates every childs individuality and strengths
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Posted May 6, 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.
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Posted May 5, 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!
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Posted May 5, 2010

IDEAL School is amazing. I love that they emphasize that emotional development is just as important as cognitive development.
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Posted May 5, 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.


Posted May 5, 2010

you are truly part of a family and children are treated with kindness and respect.
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Posted May 5, 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.
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Posted May 5, 2010

Loving and caring teachers that really understand how to teach children.
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Posted May 5, 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!
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Posted 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.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 44%
Hispanic 6% 24%
Black 3% 29%
Asian 1% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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  • Dr. Kris And Wendy Soderman
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