I had heard nothing but great things about Longfellow Elementary and was so excited when we moved in this area and my son fell into the district, now I have to say though I am so disappointed and regret the decision. My son is in 4th grade and is working on 2nd grade items, the teacher will not differentiate curriculum, the principle seems to not care and my sons education has taken a huge step back from what he was getting at his previous school. I now see why Idaho children are falling behind and we are rank one of the worst for education, because truly it is.
Experience was great with the teachers...kind, caring and willing to work with my child. International curriculum, strong focus on academics. The problem is the administration, the former principle was very bad in follow-up. The secretary has given incorrect information on at least two occasions, she needs to be trained on procedure information. They need to get their story straight and check on enrolling kids that don't live in the school zone at every grade level. They say they are doing that, but not on a consistent basis. Hopefully the new principle will turn things around.
I feel very fortunate that my children go to Longfellow. It is a wonderful school and community.
International focus, excellent teachers, small size, sense of community
Longfellow Elementary is a great neighborhood, public school. Committed parents, dedicated teachers and principal, as well as the international curriculum make this school a wonderful place to learn.
Longfellow Elementary teaches all the core classes while giving my son knowledge about different countries, geography, global issues, and the sense that we are not alone on this planet. The teachers are dedicated, first-rate, interested in what they teach, and not at all entrenched. The parents are active and involved. The kids are interested in being at school and enjoy themselves.
Longfellow Elementary captures the power of local, public education combined with high-caliber dedicated staff that employs engaging and creative techniques. The result is a tight and committed community of parents, children and educators to deliver a world class education where children are thriving in a rich environment.
Longfellow Elementary School in Boise, ID Fantastic staff, parents and curriculum! New International program is outstanding for the kids to learn about other cultures. Well-diversified student body including race and income.
All concern dissipates as I walk from the Longfellow front entrance knowing my children are in such good hands...this feeling is validated at the end of the day when my kids tell me of the days adventures, things they are studying and the friends that they have made...what great little people they are becoming...products of their environment is what comes to mind and leaves me with no doubt that Longfellow Elementary is a very special place, thanks Longfellow!
Longfellow's International Curriculum is bringing so much awareness to the students. The staff, parents, and students are the greatest!
We love the community of families that attend our school and the time, energy & creativity that the parents, teachers & our fantastic principal give to our kids each day!
Longfellow is exciting, creative, open minded and fun. We have the best staff and best parents in Boise.
Great staff, great programs, great building, great kids! We love it.
I am a single mother of three. When researching schools for my Kindergarner and my 2nd Grader, Longfellow was by far the most impressive. Unfortunately, it wasn't in my district. I open enrolled and was fortunate enough to have both kids welcome. We are going into our 2nd year with my youngest starting next Fall. We couldn't be happier! The teachers, administration, kids, learning programs, work ethic, and overall environment make my kids want to wake up and go to school!
The best international school, the best staff, the best families...and the best students!!!!
It goes to the outer limit of providing students with extra ordinary learning experiences. We have all the staff on board and are very excited about our cultural learning of all different countries, a new one each month, the school is learning spanish as well. We had OMSI come to our school and provide science projects as well as health hands on learning.
The international program at Longfellow teaches children about the world around them! The teachers are passionate about what they do and that translates into students that are excited to learn!~
The Longfellow staff does a great job of working together to help every student achieve their goals. How many other schools have their teachers tutoring other teacher's students during their prep times? I see a true team effort there.
Every child learning every day! Motivated and enthusiastic students, staff, parents, and other community members!
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