NCS is an amazing place - the teachers and staff are wonderful! My child loves going to school everyday and our family loves being a part of a community school!
I love NCS because they have a great team of staff that absolutely love working with children. Awesome school!!
I couldn't have wished for a better community for my children than NCS!
I love this school! More importantly my son loves this school. The quality of the teaching staff and the care that they give is off any chart. This is a diverse school that like it's diversity, it allows children to be individuals and encourages acceptance. The only negative if this is one is that because it is a charter school it does not get the same funding as a regular public school, so fundraising is very important. Through parent involvement and a great staff ,funding is never a problem with the care and quality given to our children. This is a wonderful school!
Great teachers, great classroom ratios, beautifully integrated into the community with field trips/science trips to the Park and Zoo.
Our son has been in the school for years and we also have a younger child enrolled. Overall the school is fabulous at teaching language arts and teaching the kids to love learning. The math program is, at best, adequate. If you want your child to excel in math you'll have to work with them extensively at home. There are internal politics that are unpleasant and occasionally exclusionary but mostly avoidable. The teaching staff can't be beat. It's worth the experience to see your children LOVE school.
We've been very pleased with the community of education at the Neighborhood Charter School. Parent involvement is VERY high, children are honored - each for their unique contributions to this amazing learning environment. And our family - two moms and two children have always been treated with genuine love and respect!
Amazing school! Teachers care about the students and the lessons are built upon the needs and interest of the students. I would love to teach there!
Couldn't be happier!! The sense of community, the parent involvement, the staff...all incredible!!
As a parent of a third grade child at NCS, I couldn't disagree with the preceding poster more. Day to day and administrative decisions are made by the principal, staff, and teachers who are extremely knowlegeable of constructivism as well as education in general. There is a board of directors comprised of teachers, parents, and community members as described in the charter approved years ago. They are responsible for the direction and mission of the school (i.e., budget, strategic planning, fund development, etc.). I also completely disagree with the poster's comments about the teachers treating parents as outsiders. Our experience has been the opposite and we have always felt welcome in the classroom and have been treated as a partner in our child's education.
The Neighborhood Charter School of 688 Grant Street, SE Atlanta, GA is as a whole a very good school, but the weakness of this school is that it is public school acting like a private school. The reason why I say this is that the school is controlled too much by internal politics from parent groups that base their decisions for the school and its students on their own collective philosophy and friends which boarder on cronyism. I agree that parents should be involved in the decisions of a school and be involved in general, but the amount of decision making of parents is beyond that of the charter and comprises the overall mandate of a public school. The other concern is that teachers treat parents as outsiders and don t treat them as a part of the overall teaching philosophy of the school.
Excellent program. My grandson loves this school. Maximum parent participation. Superior teachers and staff.
I am in love with NCS, the satff and the students. My daughter is in Kindergarten. I love the constructivist learning approach. The parent involvement is what we were looking for, the attention to education is similiar to my 3rd grade daughter who attends a private school.
My daughter attends NCS and we love it. After a disappointing kindergarten through 2nd grade at another public school here in Atlanta, NCS is a breath of fresh air. The teachers are loving and genuine, the parents are highly involved and the administration stays on top of all the other important things. One of the most important elements of the school though is that the curriculum teaches our children how to think! I can see my daughter using newly aquired skills to navigate the world around her in imaginative and innovative ways. She's no longer getting just enough to do well on standardized tests. This school is properly preparing her to be the global citizen that she needs to be to succeed.
My daughter is in the 1st grade - this is her second year and LOVES it. She has learned so many other life lessons besides reading, math and the normal ciriculum. Her time management and problem solving skills are superior to her cousins in the NJ schools system. I can't say enough great things about this school - the arts, spanish and parent involvement make it a strong, strong school.
My son is in Kindergarten and loves this school! They are very heavy on arts, music, gym, movement, and spanish. All kids attend all these classes every week.
My daughter transferred to NCS in the winter of 2004 in the fourth grade and has blossomed under the construtivism curriculum. She has become an active learner with encouragement from her peers and teachers. The parental involvement is superior to the other schools my child has attended. We has truly enjoyed this experience and are continuing with another charter school for middle school next year.
The grade levels are actually K-5. My son attends this school and we love it! He is absolutely thriving. This school has everything we are looking for - great teachers, great administrators, diversity, PE, Music, Art, Spanish, high parental involvement, small class sizes, and much more.
in Feb 2005, they moved into the newly updated and renovated facility which is great. All of the teachers are very interested in teasching the kids and have a lot enthusuasm forwhatever they teach. The curriculum is based on a method called constructivism, in which the children seem to thrive. The extra curruculars, including spanish, are of the highest caliber. I cannot say enough good stuff about this school. T
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