I am continually amazed by this school.We moved here from New York 5 years ago.I had been told by several parents to start looking for private schools because the public school system in Atlanta was awful.Spalding proves the critics wrong. The experienced teachers, the student to teacher ratio,the quality education based on each student individually. The list goes on and on. The parents are involved at Spalding.I know that they are in a warm and educational environment. The teachers are very accessable. The PTA is very supportive and active at Spalding. There is a non-profit foundation that was started last year to fund great programs for the kids. There is also an outstanding music and art program where my Pre-k and 2nd grader know VanGoh,Mozart and can't wait to join the symphony! I love our school and so do my kids.
Spalding Drive Charter is an amazing school. Music, Art, Acting, Technology-all at one of the lowest teacher/student ratios around. My 1st grader did a powerpoint presentation for me this month! Respect is taught and expected and the staff truly cares for the children and their academic achievement. As with most programs-what YOU put into the school is 10 times what your child will get out it.
This school is wonderful! My son is in kindergarten there and I am so amazed at how involved you can be as a parent! It is very encouraged and the teachers are very experienced and constantly communicate with the parents to inform them of the progress their child is making. I definitely made the right decision here.
We moved from Virginia in March, and my daughters started in 1st and 2nd grade during the last grading quarter of the schoolyear. We were really impressed with this school, the teachers, and the programs. We loved the small classroom sizes, as well as the level of parental involvement. Our daughters felt truly welcomed and adjusted quickly and effectively. My oldest daughter even made the A Honor Roll! The level of communication from the teachers was excellent. Again, this school welcomed my children with open arms and provided the proper supports for them to excel in what could have been a very difficult situation.
I have had children at Spalding since 2000. We have been very happy with the overall experience they have had. Each child is challenged at their level and allowed/encouraged to excel. It is a safe environment where good behavior is expected and realized. The teachers and staff are friendly and caring. The PTA is strong and getting stronger.
We are in our second year at Spalding and are so pleased with the school. The teachers are excellent, the classes are small and the school is committed to challenging each child at their individual level. There is a great group of very involved parents and the school really feels like a family. My daughter is so happy there and I am grateful that she can get such a great education in a diverse environment. She has a great peer group of friends. I feel her education will make her well-rounded and prepare her for life in our global society.
My three children love Spalding, and it is amazing how much the teachers care about and challenge the students to their educational potential. We find Spalding to have an inviting environment that promotes learning with a neighborhood school feeling.
We love Spalding! My children have the opportunity to experience a wonderfully diverse environment without any of the drawbacks. First, there is such a balanced mix of ethnicity that you don't see 'mostly white' or 'mostly hispanic' - you just see 'mostly kids' (the way it should be!) Although some of the children come from homes where English is not spoken there is really no language barrier there. Spalding's ESOL program is a magical thing! And as for my children, who are in the gifted program, they are challenged and engaged with above-level course work. They love their school! The staff is outstanding, and the PTA is phenomenal with 100% membership!
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