Briar Vista is a great school! The teachers are fantastic, and my son is having a great experience at the school. He is learning a lot and loves going to school every day.
My school is Briar Vista Elementary. BVE epitomizes a truly "neighborhood" school. It is small, friendly, diverse and full of life and energy. Teachers we've known are outstanding and care deeply for the students - not just how they perform academically (although they care about this!) but on a sincere, personal level. Our child has been taught well and loved well. Contributing to this environment is the new leadership at the school. Ms. Neil, the principal, has made an unbelievable difference not only in faculty morale but with school spirit and parent involvement. We are very pleased with BVE now and see it trending even better in the near future.
My son is enrolled in the Montessori program and loves it! The new principal has brought the school to a new level. I've seen the reviews from the past years and please know that under this new leadership, we expect the school to take off!
We went to Briar Vista after 3 years of private Montessori schools and we were not disappointed! The staff and parents are dedicated to the Montessori way while helping students with important tests that wouldn't be presented in a private Montessori program.
Briar Vista is a gem of a school. This is our second year there and it only keeps getting better. We have a new principal this year who has dramatically improved the whole morale of the school. i love the fact that we have a choice of Montessori and traditional school tracks. Our daughter has thrived there and we are thankful for the diversity that exists in Briar Vista. We feel like she is getting a taste of the real world! Her teachers have been amazing and she has thrived there!
Briar Vista is an incredible hidden gem in our community. Our new principal is dedicated to making Briar Vista a viable school and to meeting the needs of our children. Not only to do they provide traditional classrooms, but their Montessori program is outstanding. My son is in the 1st grade Montessori classroom and whenever I enter the classroom every student is engaged. Not only are they working, but they are happily working and helping each other. The parent and teacher involvement is also on the rise. Our PTO has done a fantastic job raising money for our campus and teachers.
BriarVista Elementary has been such a pleasant surprise for our family's first experience in public school. We were so apprehensive to place our child in a public school, not knowing how they would be treated when dropped off and what type of education they are getting. Well, I can not say enough praise to the amazing men and women who care so deeply for our children day in and day out! Our new principal is a true gift to our kids, teachers, parents and community with a true desire to help us grow into the school the kids deserve!
Recently, this school has implemented new measures to improve overall performance of students. The new principal is instrumental in bringing all these changes. Teachers are working hard in the classrooms which is directly reflected in the students. The also have special classes on Tuesdays to boost students knowledge. Parents are also seen to be very keen in participating extra activities. I wish good luck for all the efforts made by the school in making it a top school.
My child has really enjoyed her experience at Briar Vista. Caring teachers, wonderful Montessori curriculum, and so much diversity! It is easy to get involved and make a difference, every family is welcome at BVE and it's not clique-ish like other nearby schools.
This is a great school. The teachers are involved, well trained, and are always very quick to answer any questions or concerns I've had as a parent. The new principal already knew all the kids after being at the school for only a couple months. The extra classes (gym, health, art, music, science) are interesting for my son. The Montessori Program is really special here. My son is never bored and is allowed to work along at his own pace. Plus working with older kids in his class has given him some great role models close to his own age. The events outside of school are great (Fall festival, Spring Fling, International Night, etc) and bring the community together.
The after school program here is awful they treat those kid terrible and talk to them like animals, constant yelling especially from this one teacher in particular i think ms gordon is her name all she do is yell it worries me imagine how those kids feel. so glad my hours changed and my child no longer attends the after care program. As much as parents are paying they should respect those kids.
Briar Vista is an excellent elementary school with a caring and engaged staff. It offers teaching in the Montessori method, a unique opportunity amongst public schools. The size of the school is not overwhelming. There is good parent involvement and support.
I have three girls at BVE in 3 grades, this is our third year there. I had always heard lukewarm reviews about the school, but we were determined to make our local school work. The girls are on the Montessori track and we have been thrilled with the education they are receiving. The teachers are engaged, smart, and caring. At BVE, all of my girls have blossomed into students who love learning and who are EAGER and EXCITED to return to school this year. As parents, we are proud of the school and proud to send our kids there. Under the leadership of a new principal this year (Cammie Neill), we have great expectations for the best year yet!
Positive changes at Briar Vista are making it a great place to be! This will be our second year in the Montessori program with daughters going into first grade and pre-K. Last year was great thanks to our wonderful teacher Ms. Mendello! I'm expecting this year to be even better thanks to the leadership of our new principal. The mood at the school is positive, welcoming and vibrant. Our PTO, administration and teachers worked so hard over the summer to reinvigorate into our school. With parent involvement continuing to grow we are looking forward to an exciting year with Ms. Lakus and Ms. Rogers!
We love Brair Vista Elementary! The Montessori curriculum is fantastic! My daughters teacher is amazing! Briar Vista has a lot of very dedicated and caring teachers. The new administration is wonderful! Briar Vista has a new principal that is very positive, caring and dedicated! She is already making wonderful positive changes to the school. We are looking forward to a great school year!!
I c bad reviews above esp regarding the teachers and staff. However this year in 2013 We have an awesome new principal who has turned the school around we also have at least 10 new teachers. Our pto has expanded and done tons of improvements in the school that I'm so happy with. I think this school is up and coming. This is also a school that is part of the cluster charter with get bank elementary. This being a new year I would give this school another chance!!
Ran into a problem when trying to get my son in for prek. They were unorganized about how to sign up and downright RUDE. The front office and principal need to find another career path bc they hate what they do. So sad because children are involved. We moved to Gwinnett for the better schools since and couldn't be happier. I would NEVER have sent my son here. We aren't desperate. I wasn't going to post a review until I read the reviewer below me. I completely agree with her words. I cannot speak for the teachers or the school only my first impression of the front office staff. That was enough to scare me away.
Briar Vista has an awful principle and the staff is extremely rude. It's seems like they dislike the children and it pains them to be there. The afterschool is not any better, the parents are spoken to aggressively and so are the children. DO NOT SEND YOUR KIDS HERE....
My son is just finishing his first year in the Montessori program here in Kindergarten. He is able to read beyond a first grade level, he can do math I wouldn't expect to see until 2nd grade and his maturity level exceeds my hopes. His teacher was committed, responsive, involved, and completely dedicated to her class (how many teachers have you met that would come to one of her student's birthday parties on a Saturday afternoon). Everyday my son comes home telling me what he learned and excited to go back the next morning. I don't think you can ask for much more.
This is our first year at BVE and we are really excited to be in a public Montessori program! It is fantastic and our teacher this year is wonderful! We have been following what has been going on with the PTO and are excited about our future with BVE!
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