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PK-8|Private
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We consistently have a 95+% satisfaction rate on our parent surveys. I strongly believe that partnership is essential to getting complete resolution. Being a small school has many advantages, including the ability to work one-on-one with families if any issues arise. Please read our reviews on Kudzu.com and Yelp.com as well, where we have 100+ reviews that reflect more than is available on this site. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me to discuss. Sincerely, Lynn McKinnon, Head of School
March 22, 2016

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Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


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The teachers are very good, accommodating, and communicate well.

Amount of homework: Strongly agree


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There is a small amount of homework. This leaves more time for the family to spend together.




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Our son is an elementary student at Foundations, and our experience there has been fantastic. Before enrolling at Foundations, he went to a public school (a “good” public school – rated 10 out of 10 on GreatSchools.com) and the difference between his old school and Foundations has been dramatic. The public school was very focused on their fixed curriculum, sitting in a desk most of the day, doing work sheets and doing homework. Our son reads and understands math above his grade level, and like a lot of young children, he doesn’t do well having to sit still in a chair for long periods of time. So the public school experience was a disaster for him. He became bored, frustrated and unhappy. And the public school’s response to his needs was uncaring and pathetic. But now…he’s in Foundations and everything is SO MUCH BETTER! He loves it. The school day starts in the gym jumping on the trampoline and swinging on the rope, playing basketball. All the kids are so nice, happy and ready to learn. The academic work is tailored to the individual child’s ability and interests, and involves touching, moving. The school day is engaging and interesting with lots of time outside in the fresh air, playing games, making friends, searching for bugs, enjoying being kids! Our son’s self-confidence has increased dramatically and he loves learning about math, reading, music, Spanish, etc. It doesn’t feel like work to him, it feels like fun. He’s on track for a happy, successful life. All the teachers and administrators at Foundations are nice, caring, accommodating and hard-working.

Teacher effectiveness:
SCHOOL LEADER
Teachers are provided support in many ways to help be as effective as possible. Foundations provides training classes, but more importantly, they have daily interactions with other teachers and administrators in a collaborative environment, so they have constant support to do what they are trying to achieve in their classrooms. Foundations also covers the materials costs for everything the teacher needs in their classroom, so they have no out-of-pocket teaching costs, which would limit what kind of experiences they could provide to their students.
Posted March 22, 2016

Amount of homework:
SCHOOL LEADER
Numerous studies over the years have shown that homework is not beneficial for elementary age students for the most part. Because of this, we limit the homework assignments to reinforcement of key topics, and to a very limited amount of time.
Posted March 22, 2016


Develops character:
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One of the strengths of our program is the collaborative learning environment. Students develop important character traits such as honesty, integrity, and fairness by working together to create a strong sense of community in their classrooms. When an issue arises, the teacher takes the time to guide them through the process of solving the issue, empowering them with the knowledge that they can be a part of the solution.
Posted March 22, 2016

Message to families
SCHOOL LEADER
We consistently have a 95+% satisfaction rate on our parent surveys. I strongly believe that partnership is essential to getting complete resolution. Being a small school has many advantages, including the ability to work one-on-one with families if any issues arise. Please read our reviews on Kudzu.com and Yelp.com as well, where we have 100+ reviews that reflect more than is available on this site. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me to discuss. Sincerely, Lynn McKinnon, Head of School
Posted March 22, 2016



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My son and another child that I know of went to Foundations from preschool to Kindergarten. When they transferred to public school they we're both placed in remedial English due to their inability to read at the same level of other public school children. School is too focused on STEM education and disregards basics of reading.




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This school is amazing. I have a 15 month old in the childcare program and a 6 year old in 1st grade and they love it. My daughter, 15 months, has a big smile anytime she is dropped off; and every Friday my son always talks about how excited he is to go back to school! Class room sizes are small and the children get great individual attention. When your children attend Foundations you feel as if you are part of a family.



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This school is the best! From the staff/administration to the programs for the kids! Our son is learning at a rapid pace. Their love and logic disciplinary system is a great way to give the kids structure while maintaining and building their self esteem! They always do their best to go the extra mile!

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