I have been so pleased with Edgemont. We have been at this school for 2 years now. I love the amount of parental envolement. I love that the teachers and staff love to see parents helping at the school and are always so grateful too. The PTO is actively involved from book fairs, an amazing FAME program, purchasing playground equipment, computers, reading programs, supplying snacks before testing, student service corp, fundraising, to just doing whatever they can to make an already great school even better. I love the school's moto "All For One And One For All" the school's mascot is an eagle and they use. The word EAGLE as an acranim to teach children, how to be Empathetic towards others, Academically accountable, Goal oriented, to be a Leader, and Embrass the challenges of tomorrow. They work it into the everyday curriculum for each child, by having the kids create goals, play out senarios of how to be empathetic towards others, be responsible for their own work and actions, they have reward systems in place to encourage proper behavior....I truly believe that they have the best intentions for every child there and want to see each one of them succeed.
This is one of the best schools around. The principle has worked for years to be sure that the kids had the latest in technology available to them. The PTO does well at fundraising and providing for the students. The biggest drawback to the school was how it was aging and now they are building a entirely new school 2012-2013!
My kids have gone here from kindergarten to 5th grade and my kids and I have had a wonderful experience. They always have things going on to keep the parents involved, and are always looking out for the students best interests.
The teachers at Edgemont are very involved in the students lives. They make it a point to have the parents involved and they do everything possible to raise money for school functions and playground equipment.